Victor Vargas

Senior Project Director

Victor is a Senior Project Director based in Peru, with over 35 years of experience in the engineering, commissioning, and construction of large greenfield and brownfield EPC/EPCM projects.
Based
Lima, Peru
Languages
Spanish, English

I am passionate about each project I undertake, from conception to start-up. I strive to build high-performing teams that can execute projects safely and reliably.

Victor is a Senior Project Director based in Peru with over 35 years of experience in the engineering, commissioning and construction of large greenfield and brownfield mining projects. In this role, he oversees and manages regional projects, including the Las Bambas 3rd Mill project. He excels at creating strong, cohesive teams where communication, creativity and innovation are encouraged.

Victor’s extensive field experience includes both client-side and consultant operations for EPC and EPCM projects. He has held key positions in every project stage, including feasibility, basic and detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and start-up. In addition, he is experienced with various contracting methods, including lump sum, unit prices and reimbursable costs.

Victor has worked as Project Manager, Construction Manager and Engineering Superintendent in leading mining companies in Peru. Most recently, he was Site Manager for Marcobre’s Mina Justa Project. Key projects in engineering and construction include large copper projects such as Cerro Verde, Escondida OGP1, Los Bronces, Sierra Gorda, Toquepala and Mina Justa. In addition, he was involved in the Cerro Verde project, responsible for the design of the drinking-water treatment plant at Cerro Verde.

Victor is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the Universidad del Callao and holds an MBA from ESAN Graduate School of Business in Peru. In addition, he is certified by the Project Management Institute and a Six Sigma Facilitator.

Country experience:

  • Chile
  • Peru