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Dam Safety Senior Expert

02 . Feb . 2022
Position Code
Consulting Division Infrastructure Engineering ISMES Dam Safety
Place of Work
Seriate - Italy
Our Experience

One of the Project Centers of CESI Consulting Division include all the previous expertise of the ISMES Company, founded in 1951 as a safety testing facility for hydraulic dams. In over 70 years of activity, the company has become a world-class excellence in the field of Dam Safety. The included services are: structural and seismic safety checks, geological and hydraulic assessments, dam break studies, dam behavior control by measures, mitigation and adaptation projects. CESI experts have a proven experience and skills which guarantee top services with top-of-the-range models and tools, commercial, scientific and as fallout of internal developments. All these activities are leveraged on active continuous participation of CESI Dam Safety personnel to the main scientific and technological committees and international working groups, in addition to the daily effort to stay on the functional and technological leading edges.

Team and location

As Dam Safety Expert, the candidate will contribute to the CESI team devoted to Dam Safety that assists the final clients, typically dam – concrete, rockfill and earth – concessionaires for hydroelectric, reclamation, and drinking water distribution in:

  • Safety assessments,
  • Safety checks by linear and nonlinear dynamic and static numerical models,
  • Mainly revamping or adaptation design of dams and appurtenant works,

After a first period of integration and training, the activity will be carried out mainly in the CESI Office of Seriate. The role could require periods out of the office (Italy and abroad), both on-site and at Client premises, for meetings and operative activities.

Job description

A well-developed technical standing together with the ability of establishing a deep understanding in the team are key aspects. The candidate will be called to participate in different activities of Dam Safety assessment:

  • Contribute, through his strong technical background in dam safety, to the team technical achievements and to the upgrade of quality of CESI services;
  • Provide technical coordination of specialist’s activities within the project, monitoring and evaluating the activities and assuring timely/quality deliveries to the Clients;
  • Support CESI commercial offering in Italy and abroad.
What Cesi is looking for

Education Level and Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in civil engineering (with high degree score)
  • Solid and comprehensive technical skills in dam safety encompassing CESI services
  • Involvement in National or International Dam Safety Committees (plus)
  • Professional courses and habilitations in Dam Safety (plus)
  • Registration in the professional register for signing projects (must)


  • Safety checks: norms and regulatory issues
  • Numerical modelling, static and dynamic, concerning earth and concrete dams for structural assessment
  • Behaviour models of dams by Monitoring data processing
  • Dam Safety Assessments covering hydrological-hydraulic, geological, structural topics
  • Design of dams and appurtenant works (mainly revamping or adaptation)

Years of Experience: at least 15 years

Languages: Italian, English. Fluency in English is required. The knowledge of Spanish will be considered a plus.

What Cesi is offering

A challenging job in a dynamic and international environment focused in shaping the future of energy. The position is rewarded appropriately.