I'm Ivar Soares Urdalen

MSc Civil and Environmental Engineer

  • Age 32
  • Currently working at Ramboll
  • As a Senior Consulting Engineer
  • E-Mail ivar.urdalen@gmail.com
  • Ready for civil engineering projects!

I have 8 years experience as a Civil Engineer, both as a Consulting Engineer and as a treatment equipment supplier. I have a strong passion for working on civil infrastructure such as water supply, roads and electrical power.
In projects I often have the position as Project Manager or Discipline Lead for water.
At my current position at Ramboll I focus on working with water infrastructure projects that include pumping stations, stormwater design, elevated storage basins and pipe systems.

I am proficient in BIM/CAD modelling tools such as Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Novapoint, and have used it extensively in civil engineering projects (drainage, water supply, treatment plant design, pumping stations, etc.)

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

Civil Engineering

I have a great passion to work on essential civil infrastructure systems such as water supply, roads and electrical power, as they are crucial to development of our society.

Digital Tools and GIS/Data analysis

I use various digital tools in civil engineering projects (ArcGIS, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Python, VBA Excel, etc.)

Project Management

Project management is the art and science of getting the team to work motivated towards a common goal. As a Project Manager I focus on getting everybody on board with clear goals, budget and schedule.

IT Skills

BIM/CAD (Revit/AutoCAD/Civil 3D)
GIS analysis (ArcGIS/QGIS/GRASS)
River Analysis Modeling (HEC-RAS)
Programming (Python, Excel VBA)
Hydropower simulation software

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.

Market Research mission to Costa Rica.

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

2011 - 2012

NTNU - Senter for idrettsanlegg og teknologi (SIAT)

Research Assistant

My main focus as an research assistant was looking at water quality in chlorinated swimming pools.


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

Worked in the SW/Tools area, developing application software and support libraries to enable customers to use, test and evaluate Energy Micro's EFM32 Microcontroller family.



Industrial Effluent Treatment

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Management of industrial wastewater: cleaner production, toxicity, physical-chemical processes, anaerobic treatment, sludge treatment and disposal.

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

Environmental Engineering


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.