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Juan Balza
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Juan Balza

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“I am a knowledgeable Technical Director with extensive experience in delivering international infrastructure projects across different sectors.I bring my strategic thinking, planning skills and discipline acquired working in major projects around the world. I have extensive experience in risk and stakeholder management within complex environments”
Executive Roles

Technical Director

Mott MacDonald (NZ & HK)

August 2016 - Present (3 years)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (MOTT MACDONALD NZ) • Programme Manager for the biggest infrastructure project in New Zealand; Auckland Airport expansion (project value more than $2bn). • Chair the Project Steering Group meetings which is formed by Directors of the consortium and the client. • Responsible for managing a budget of more than ($30m). • Proposals preparation in conjunction with the consortium partners. • Lead the project team (over 70 people) composed by subconsultants and global resources to ensure the project is delivered on time, budget and quality. • Manage the contracts with the client and subconsultants. • Liaise with the client to identify risk and mitigations measures. • Ensure constructability and safety in project design and delivery. • Manage a diverse group of stakeholders. • Contribute to develop the long term strategic vision for the NZ Unit. • Promote innovation and digital tools within the project. • Responsible for the Management of the Hong Kong International Airport third runway project (project value more than $1.8bn). • Ensured best global resources are utilised in the project. • Report to APNA board on progress and results.

Technical Director

Ramboll (UK)

January 2014 - August 2016 (2 years)

• Responsible for the Management and Leadership of one of the London Teams. • Secured short term and midterm profitable performance of the Team. • Undertook Project Operational Reviews. • Ensured that the Team meets its specific targets in terms of Order book months and quality, Billing Ratio, EBITA, Working Capital Days and Offshoring. • Developed and implemented the Team business plan and prepared proposals. • UK Lead for the Gurgaon office in India • Report to client CEO on progress and Risks. • Projects: New Terminal Building, and Airfield for a Major Airport in South America (project value $1.5bn), New Stansted Airport Arrivals Terminal (project value $500m), 4 different Office Buildings (projects value $90m/each), Office Complex in Belarus (project value $1bn).

Executive Electrical Engineer

Hoare Lea (UK)

July 2011 - December 2013 (2 years)

• Responsible for running the Electrical design of Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 (project value $4bn) • Ensured compliance with industry requirements and legal standards. • Liaison with other teams to produce the best design solutions. • Led meetings with client to ensure expectations were met. • Represented the Company at technical meetings with different parties. • Production of budgets, assessment of the required resources and update the delivery planning to ensure profitable outcomes. • Led the team of engineers to deliver on time and budget. • Produced designs, reports and specifications

Various Roles

Various Companies

September 2001 - June 2011 (9 years)

• Upon finalizing my degree in Engineering, I worked in different projects as designer, site-manager, client engagement lead and stakeholder’s manager. Projects such a Shopping Centre, a Juice Production Factory, Vodafone Headquarters, Airbus A-380 factory and more than 15 residential buildings. • Controlled the execution, deadlines and budgets for different projects. • Liaised with the local authorities in order to show compliance with regulations to get the required permit to put the installations into service.


Mott MacDonald

Emerging Leaders Programme, Leadership

2017 - 2019

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Chartered Engineer , Chartered Engineer

2012 - 2012

Chamber of Commerce (Spain)

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration

2008 - 2009

Comillas Pontifical University (Spain)

Master of engineering Degree (MSc), Electrical Engineering

1994 - 2001