Rubén Vargas is the Engineering Manager of Knight Piésold Peru. He joined Knight Piésold in 1999 and has more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction supervision of mining and civil works, both in Peru and South America. He is a civil engineer with a master’s degree in soils and rock mechanics.
Rubén is operating as a senior design engineer and has been involved in most facets of mining infrastructure design, with specialization in risk management of water and tailings dams, geotechnical design and instrumentation, particularly in relation to tailings facilities, water reservoirs, foundations analysis, and heap leach pads. Also, Rubén has managed the design of a number of large and complex mining infrastructure projects. He has been involved in all stages of the engineering project development process, including scoping studies, alternative assessments, feasibility studies, site investigations, detailed civil/geotechnical design, and quality control/assurance.