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Pavlina Karagianni
address: Carrer de l’avenir 50, Barcelona, Spain
mobile: +34625137981
email: [email protected]
Professional Profile
A reliable, responsible and dependable PhD candidate and Geotechnical Engineer with approximately 5 years
working experience. Adaptable to new challenges with solid management, communication and organisation skills.
Eager to manage and coordinate projects to apply a diverse educational background and practical experience.
Possesses the ability to work as a team player to achieve project goals and deliverables and utilise critical thinking
skills to creatively solve problems.
Areas of Expertise
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Geotechnical Engineering
Earthworks
Soil Mechanics
Analysis & Data Assessment
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Project Management
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Research and Development
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Health & Safety
Geotechnical Foundation Design
Sustainability Evaluation
Ground Improvement
Career Summary
01/2018- Current
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CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain
Early Stage Researcher / Sustainability Engineer
The overarching aim of this research is to develop a decision support system concentrated on the evaluation
of ground improvement techniques in tunnel face by encompass all the aspects of sustainability from a multidisciplinary point of view, whilst measuring their sustainability through the construction stages. The model will
assist engineers and designers to select the most sustainable technique for proposed geotechnical projects,
taking into account project limitations on one side and users’ requirements and preferences on the other.
10/2017- 01/2018
GMS Internacional, Barcelona, Spain
Geotechnical Engineer
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Planning and managing national and international PV projects.
Supervising and mentoring graduate engineers.
Production of desk studies and interpretative reports assimilating site information and laboratory test results
into ground and design models.
Scheduling geotechnical testing, assessing and interpretation of results.
Reporting and managing subsurface data utilising Surfer.
Creating accurate foundation analysis and designs utilizing GEO5.
Calculating piling required ramming depths and allowable horizontal deflections for PV planes.
05/2016-10/2017
BWB CONSULTING LIMITED (CAF Group), UK
Geotechnical Engineer
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Supervision of site works, including the management and supervision of contractors.
Scheduling geotechnical testing, assessing and interpretation of results.
Reporting and managing subsurface data utilising Holebase.
Creating accurate foundation designs and location plans utilising CAD.
Design earthworks, installations and foundations for proposed constructions.
Production of structured factual reports and interpretative reports assimilating desk study, site information and
laboratory test results into ground and design models.
Production of earthworks specification and validation reports.
Effectively working as part of a group on diverse projects solidifying my organisation and project management
skills, coupled with thinking both creatively and logically to field appropriately engineered, innovative, cost
effective and workable proposals for various contracts and schemes.
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09/2015- 04/2016
BRIDGEWAY CONSULTING LIMITED, UK
Graduate Engineer
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Collation of accurate and concise site notes and logging required in the production of technical reports and
interpretive documents according to British Standards Eurocode 7.
Scheduling geotechnical laboratory testing.
Reporting and managing subsurface data utilising gINT.
Creating accurate designs and location plans utilising Microsoft Visio.
Production of ground/structural investigation reports and effective technical input to projects to UK standards.
04/2012-11/2012
LARCO GMMSA, GREECE
Geotechnical Engineer
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Playing a key role in designing detailed geological maps, accurate analysis of minerals, possessing, analyzing
and updating data according to site data utilising Excel.
Writing and preparation of Phase 1 and 2 desk studies and effectively providing recommendations for ground
improvements and mining stability assessments.
Creating customised mining maps with MapInfo and Raster Design software
Effectively working as part of a group on diverse projects solidifying organisation and project management
skills, as well as thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development issues
Key Achievements:
 Achieved a 10/10 grade in work placement due to exceptional performance
Education and Qualifications
PhD:
MSc
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BEng (First):
Sustainability and Geotechnical Engineering, Polytechnic University Of Catalonia, Spain
Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher
Petroleum and Gas Engineering, University of Salford, UK (2014)
 Thesis: Simulation of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods
Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering, Technological Educational Institution of West
Macedonia, Greece (2011)
Professional Memberships and Awards
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BREEAM Associate (BRE) since 2018
Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) since 2016
Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM 3) since 2016
Performance Scholarship – Technological Educational Institution of Western Macedonia, Greece (2011)
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship - The University of Salford, UK , (2013).
Further Skills
Certificates/Training: MS Office, CAD, Site Investigation Field Work, Basic Asbestos Awareness, Log soils to
BS5930 / EUROCODE 7 , Emergency First Aid at Work L2, PTS, CSCS
I.T. Proficiency:
MS Office, AutoCAD, Plaxis, GEO5, Visio, GIS, STAAD PRO, MapInfo, Vulcan, Holebase,
giNT, SlopeW, Eclipse, Ansys, and Petrel
Languages:
Greek (Mother tongue), English (Proficiency) and Spanish (Intermediate)
Personal Details
Driving Licence:
Volunteer Work:
Full/Clean
Assistant, Public Library of Kastoria, Greece (2012–2013)
Childcare Volunteering Program, South Africa (2017)
Childcare Volunteering Program, Spain (2018)
References Are Available On Request
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