Jorge Martinez

Pipelines Director, Chile & Peru

Jorge is a civil engineer and pipeline specialist with over 20 years of experience designing, engineering, and pipeline operating support across North America, South America, Australia, and Africa.
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Santiago, Chile
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Jorge is a study manager and pipeline specialist with extensive experience as an engineering manager, project manager, and hydraulic/process specialist, for key pipeline projects in North and South America, Australia, and Africa. He brings over 20 years of experience from conceptual design to detailed engineering and commissioning of long-distance slurry pipelines, seawater, and desalinated water pipeline systems, reclaimed and freshwater pipeline systems. Additionally, Jorge is experienced in integrity studies, tailings distribution systems, rheological analyses, mechanical/piping designs, CAPEX/OPEX estimates, and plant start-ups.

Jorge's recent project experience includes subject matter expert support for the engineering contract for registers pipelines, which includes more than 300 kilometers of pipelines for Minera Los Pelambres (AMSA), subject matter expert support for all the slurry pipelines transportation sytems for Anglo American - Los Bronces Division, pipelines commissioning management for the concentrate pipeline and desalinated water pipeline of Teck Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 Project, and technical support for different pipelines projects worldwide.

Currently, Jorge is the pipelines director for Chile and Peru, responsible for the business line and providing specialized technical support to other Ausenco offices focusing on solids-liquid transportation systems and performing technical reviews for pipeline projects worldwide.

Jorge has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in hydraulic engineering from the Pontificia Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, a Project Management Certificate from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and an MBA in Mining Industry from Universidad de Chile, Chile. He holds professional memberships with the Chilean Society of Hydraulic Engineering (SOCHID) and the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.