KHANH D VU Project engineer-Civil

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Professional Experience


Jan 2020-Apr 2020: Machinist at A.E. Machine Works Inc., operating CNC Lathe machine.


July 2019- Dec 2019: QC Staff, LIBERTY PRECISION COMPANY. Assist QC Lead to check machined part, prepare inspection report and verify inspection results to be within allowable tolerances specified in the blueprint.


2003–2018: Chief Representative, WEBFORGE Branch in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (A Valmont Industries, Inc. Company). Coordinating project sales orders of steel grating and handrail between manufacturing plants in South East Asia and Vietnam clients from the purchase order to delivery.


Project Coordination/Management

·       Collecting and clarifying technical requirements. Coordinating the shop-drawing process between client, consultant and engineering department until approval.

·       Preparing, filing and submitting project documentation including contract, BOQ take-off, RFI, change order, issue log, etc.

·       Monitoring the fabrication progress to meet the required project schedule.

·       Ensuring the fabricated products meet the project quality.

·       Preparing and submitting project quality documentation and progress report to client.

·       Holding project kick-off meeting and regular progress meeting between plant, consultant and client.

·       Propose remedy actions if necessary.

2002–2003: Civil Work Engineer, COFIVA Ingenierie, EPC Contractor (France). Supervising the civil work contractors ‘activities,  coordinate the erection, procurement and commissioning groups for interface issues and implement all requirements defined in company’s procedures of Phu My 2-2 project, 715 Mw Combined Cycle Power Plant.

Project Coordination/Management

·       Review and accept the contractors’ detailed drawings, procedures, reports and quality control documents;

·       Check the contractors’ schedules for compliance with the main schedule and to monitor the construction work progress;

·       Report to Project Manager on contractors’ work progress and surveillance matters (daily & weekly reports);

·       Handle the contractor’s “Request for information”, “Technical query”, “NCR”, etc..;

·       Issue and follow up “Site observation notice” as necessary;

·       Attend the meetings held with CW contractors and to draft the minutes of meeting as required;

·       Control the hand-over and take-over processes (to the M&E group and to the Client);

·       Ensure that the site safety rules are implemented by the CW contractors during the construction phase;

·       Review and approve the contractors’ quality records;

·       Manage and expedite the clearance of outstanding works.

2001–2002: Project & Construction Engineer, BP Petco Ltd. (Joint Venture between BP and Petro-Vietnam). Supervising the construction activities and assist Project Manager in managing various stakeholders including civil contractors, M&E contractors, design consultants and government bodies of LPG Filling Plant in Nha Be, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Project Coordination/Management

·       Perform the routine and planned surveillance;

·       Check that the works carried out by the contractors comply with the contractual requirements;

·       Review and accept the contractors’ detailed drawings, procedures, reports and quality control documents;

·       Ensure with the material control / procurement group, the availability, on site, of materials and parts required for construction;

·       Manage the transfer to the contractors of materials and parts not included in their scope of supply but required for the construction / erection works (“customer-supplied” products);

·       Issue and follow up “Site observation notice” as necessary;

·       Hold weekly meetings with design consultants, civil and M&E contractors;

·       Prepare weekly and monthly reports to Project Manager;

·       Ensure contractors to comply with company HSE policy.

1996-2001: Civil & Structural Engineer, TOYO-THAI Corp., Ltd. (EPC Contractor, a subsidiary of ToYo Engineering Corp.). Had been trained in Thailand for one year and dispatched to Vietnam to take over various roles starting at a Civil & Structural designer to a civil supervisor and finally a Chief Engineer. Involving in the design, construction supervision and project management of NPK Fertilizer Plant and LAS Sulfonating Plant in Vietnam.

Project Coordination/Management

·       Attend project meetings with civil contractors.

Monitor all laboratory activities such as field density test, plate load test, material classifications, asphalt testing, concrete structural testing and hydro testing for all pipes.
·       Following up and tracking site construction progress against planned schedule and issue site instructions to civil contractors.

·       Preparing project reports to Project Managers.

·       Organize project documentation to be properly prepared, filed and kept for easy retrieve.

Professional Development

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by PMI, 2015

Lean Leadership Skills Training by Valmont, 2015

Managing Safety Training by DUPONT, 2010


Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering,
Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh city, 1996

Master degree in Project Management,
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2015

Professional Associations

A member of Project Management Institute

A member of Golden Key International Society