I'm Ivar Soares Urdalen

MSc Digital Water Engineer

  • Age 30
  • Location Drammen, Norway
  • E-Mail ivar.urdalen@gmail.com
  • Phone +47 96 91 91 87
  • Ready for challenges!

I have 5 years experience with water and wastewater engineering design, both as a engineering consultant and as a supplier. I have a strong passion for finding great solutions together with client for solving their need regarding water. In projects I often have the position as Project Manager or Discipline Lead for water. I have focused mainly on water and wastewater treatment, and have worked with the following technologies: MBBR, SBR, MBR, Disc and Belt filters, Alkaline filter, Ozonation, Chlorination, UV Desinfection, Membrane filtration. But I have also performed projects for water supply, sewer design and stormwater.

The focus of my master thesis was mathematical modelling of biological nutrient removal.

I also often use digital water modeling tools (WEST, MIKE URBAN, HEC-RAS, etc) or programming (VBA Excel, Python, etc) to find a better way to do water engineering. I am proficient in BIM/CAD modelling tools such as Revit, AutoCAD and Civil 3D, and have used it extensively in treatment plant design.

I thrive in a multicultural environment, and I have experience with several languages and in particular Portuguese after exchange studies and several visits Brazil.

Feel free to contact me!

Key Skills

Water Engineering

I have developed my skills to design solutions for the whole water cycle (e.g. water treatment, water distribution, sewer systems, stormwater management, wastewater treatment)

Digital Tools

I am passionate about using digital tools to improve water engineering (MIKE URBAN, Python, VBA Excel, parametric design, 3D scan, BIM/CAD, ArcGIS, etc.)

Project Management

Project management is the art and science of making things happen. As a Project Manager I focus on getting everybody on board with clear goals, budget and schedule.

Work Experience

2017 - Now

Rambøll Norway

Civil and Environmental Engineer

Design of water and wastewater systems using digital tools.

Tasks: Design (3D/CAD), Project Management, Tender documents, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Supply.

2015 - 2017

Aqua Unique Norway

Project Manager

Aqua Unique is a supplier of equipment to small/medium water and wastewater treatment plants.

Experience with project budgets, market research, technical solutions, contracts, customer sales, logistics, supplier negotiations, marketing, strategy and recruitment.

Development of Excel spreadsheets for projects, pricing models, supplier comparison, technical design, etc.

Technical design support for projects in Uganda, Aqua Unique Africa.

2014 - 2015

Asplan Viak

Civil and Environmental Engineer

Tasks: Tender documents, Design, 3D CAD, Bill of Quantities, P&ID.

Upgrade of 2nd biggest water treatment plant in Norway (Langevatn). Estimated building costs: USD 125 million.

Upgrade of Wastewater treatment plant (Kristiansand). Estimated building costs: USD 50 million.




Worked as an intern at COWI Oslo.

- CAD modelling in Autodesk Civil 3D and Novapoint

- "As-built" CAD drawings


Bergen Water


Worked as a Operator Assistant at the 5 Water Treatment Plants in Bergen, Norway.

Daily/Weekly tasks:
- Analyze water samples in the operation laboratory

- Control of watershed

- Maintenance of the treatment plant


2010 - 2015

MSc Civil and Environmental Engineer

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Specialization: Water and Wastewater Systems
Grade: A


Exchange Studies

Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil


Water Treatment

Delft University of Technology

Drinking water and urban sewage treatment
Design of unit processes.
(Online course)

2008 - 2009


Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Spanish and Portuguese

Self-Studies during Travel




Norwegian Informatics Olympiad

Algorithmic programming competition for Norwegian High School students.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me

  • Location Drammen, Norway
  • Phone +47 96 91 91 87
  • E-Mail ivar.urdalen@gmail.com