Ricardo Montero Rubert

Hydraulic Engineer with experience in Data Analysis

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Ricardo is a Civil Engineer (Meng in Civil Engineering) who specialises in computational hydraulics (MSc in Hydro-Informatics and Water Management), with experience in Free-Flow Computational Hydraulics, Flood Risks Assesments, Sediment Transport, Data (and geo-Data) Analysis, and New Technologies.

Cambridge C1
Hydraulic Engineer
November 2020 - Present
Birmingham, United Kingdom

To be filled soon

Water Engineer
October 2017 - November 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom

I have worked as a hydraulic modeller developing and calibrating Flood Modeller / TUFLOW models to extract the results and presented them in a readable form for different flood risk analysis according to our clients specifications. For instance, I have been a key part of the Reading and Caversham Flood Alleviation Scheme, Thames Appraisal Package, and Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 programme. I have developed models using MIKE 21 that includes sediment transport, to observe posible erosion or sedimentation at the navigable parts of the lower Danube for the FAST Danube project.

I have designed and tested existing culverts on the A9 dualling project following the CIRIA and HEC guides to match the requeriments of the SEPA agency. As part of the Flood Modeller support team I have been responsible for testing, benchmarking, answering supports queries, and writing part of the documentation and the support website of the Flood Modeller software from version 4.4 to version 4.6.

I have developed different dashboards for our client (Environment Agency) using Excel VBA, this has been done for the Lower Stour – Travel Time Tool as well as for internal queries related to Flood Modeller use. During my team at Jacobs, I have performed some data analysis, mostly cleaning raw data to make it usable, as well as helping the GIS team in the production of differents plots.

Software Developer (Internship)
CH2M Hill
March 2017 - Sep 2017
Swindon, United Kingdom

CH2M Hill sponsored my Master Thesis "Aplication of Cloud Computing to Hydraulic Modelling" done at the end of my MSc in Hydro-Informatic and Water Management. I developed a cloud system that was able to upload, run and retrieve simulations to Amazon Web Services cloud in order to be studied for the aforementioned thesis. My code was later implemented into Flood Cloud, the company's cloud system.

Software Developer (Internship)
June 2016 - September 2016
Lausanne / Sion, Switzerland

I worked in collaboration with the research centre CREALP and the EPFL in the development of the TeREsA software. TeREsA is a software for environmental data analysis developed in the R language and divided in different modules. I worked in the development of the Data Filling and Data Spatialization modules, as well as in the redaction of the associated documentation.

Deputy Site Manager (Internship)
February 2014 - July 2014
Saint-Omer, France

As part of my bachelor internship I worked as a project management assistant at Saint-Omer’s auditorium site construction. I was in charge of the quality, health, and safety controls. I was also in charge of the request/return of the site machine according to the site's plan and logging the worked hours of our subcontractor.

MSc. in Hydro-Informatic and Water Management
Euro Aquae Consortium
  • Polytech University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • Newcastle University (Great Britain)
  • Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany)
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)
  • Nice Sophia Antipolis University (France)
2015 - 2017
Barcelona (ES), Newcastle (GB), Cottbus (DE)

Two years coordinated Master among several universities (EuroAquae program). Ricardo built theoretical and practical expertise in managing hydrological systems, particularly in quantitative and technical aspects of modelling surface water and ground water.

MEng. in Civil Engineering
University of Granada
2009 - 2014
Granada, Spain

Spanish 5 years official bachelor’s and master’s degree. In this period, Ricardo developed theoretical expertise in the basis of Civil Engineering: road/railway design, steel/concrete structures design, geotech, coastal/ports engineering, management, sanitation and hydraulic/hydrology.