Rubén Vargas

Rubén Vargas

Lima, Peru
(51-1) 202-3777

Engineering Manager

M.Sc., Eng.

Rubén Vargas is the Engineering Manager at Knight Piésold Peru, where he works as a senior design engineer for mining projects. He has more than 26 years of experience in civil-geotechnical design and site supervision and has been involved in most stages of mining infrastructure design, with specializations in the analysis and risk management of water and tailings dams; geotechnical design, management, and monitoring of tailings deposits and leach pads; and foundation analysis of processing plants.

Rubén has managed the design of several large and complex mining infrastructure projects and has worked on various mining projects in Peru and South America. 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, tailings storage facility (TSF) design, and quality control/assurance.

Rubén is the Engineer of Record of the San Rafael and Mina Justa TSFs. He has also had a technical advisory role supporting emergency situations for two water reservoirs with high potential of failure. He has excellent written and oral communication skills and is proficient in English and French.