Oscar is a civil electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience leading multidisciplinary projects for the mining industry in the region. As Director of Operations based in the Santiago office, Oscar leads the engineering, project management and procurement & contracts teams, and is responsible for developing and supervising the execution of projects at Chile’s office.
Oscar has a broad and transversal knowledge of mining operations (ore extraction, ore processing and final product dispatch) due to his professional background and specialty in the area of process control. Due to this experience, he has been responsible for supervising underground and open-pit projects throughout the complete process, from ore extraction and processing.
Oscar has held various positions as client manager, engineering director, regional engineering manager, project director and project manager in major engineering companies in Chile. He has managed the different phases of a project in these roles, from engineering, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and operations handover activities, including managing projects from early studies to EPCM. Throughout his professional career, he has earned the respect of clients for his good relationship with them and by delivering projects, meeting their expectations.
Currently, as Director of Operations based in the Santiago office, Oscar has an outstanding technical, and commercial strength in developing the local business and his work has a proactive, multidisciplinary and teamwork-oriented approach to achieve the highest quality results.
Oscar attended the School of Civil Electrical Engineering at the Universidad de Chile.