José Valle

Water Resources Manager, Peru

José is a Water Resources Manager with experience designing, developing and managing hydrological, hydraulics and hydrogeological projects in the mining industry.
Lima, Peru
English, Spanish

I agree with Thomas Tredgold – ‘Engineering is the art of directing nature's great sources of energy for man's use and convenience’ - but I will also add, ‘in a sustainable way’.

José is a civil engineer with over 15 years of mining and civil project experience developing and supervising hydrological, hydraulic and hydrogeological studies from conceptual through to feasibility, detailed and closure. José leads the technical review of the use of water resources in our projects including tailings dam breaching projects. Some of the most important mining projects he has participated in include: the EP for Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A’ s San Gabriel project, the FS for Minera Las Bambas S.A’s , MEIA4 project, and the PFS for Compañía Minera Antapaccay S.A.’s Coroccohuayco project.

José has been involved in all stages of the water management process, from meteorological analysis to the determination of design flows for the sizing of hydraulic structures. In addition, he has worked on water balance studies, numerical modeling of closure covers, tailings dam breach modeling, sediment contribution analysis, scour depth at crossings, and the analysis of the impact of the El Niño Phenomenon (FEN) in several projects. José is highly proficient at employing hydraulic and design softwares.

As Water Resources Manager based in our Lima office, José leads a team of technical engineers specialized in water management and is responsible for the delivery of our water services. José is a team player with a proactive, results-oriented approach that sees him and his team deliver strong results to our clients.

José holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Hydraulic Engineering, both from the National University of Engineering of Peru.

Country experience:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • United States of America