Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Alina Valentina  Oprea

  Country of residence: Romania

  Citizenship: Romanian

  www.alinaoprea.com

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Moldova

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Other languages spoken: French, German

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

civil engineer; roads, bridges and railways engineer, trainer (certified by FIDIC and also certified under Romanian Law); adjudicator; contract expert; claim and dispute expert; mediator; dispute resolution

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other FIDIC contract experience

I am implementing FIDIC contracts since 2002; I serve as adjudicator in FIDIC 1999 Yellow and Red Books since 2010; I am issuing, analyzing, solving claims within the Employer, Contractor and Engineer organizations, in different transport and environmental infrastructure projects; I give advice in contract issues, claim and disputes; I assist parties in dispute resolution within DAB and arbitration procedures; I am a speaker in conferences and online - LinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook - regarding claims, disputes and dispute boards in relation with FIDIC conditions of contracts; I've served as Dispute Resolution Board Foundation – Country Representative for Romania on 2006-2019 and Director in the Board of Directors of DRBF Region 2; listed on the dispute board members list of the President of DRBF, on the National List of Adjudicators and experts of Poland and on the National List of Adjudicators of Romania (ARIC); within the Romanian National Company of Infrastructure Administration I am the DAB reference person, negotiator of claims and disputes and dealing with claims, disputes, arbitration within the FIDIC contracts since 2005);
Trained under Mr. Gwyn Owen’s pupilage program for arbitrators/adjudicators under FIDIC mentoring program (2006 – 2007); Trainee in several (over 20) FIDIC/ claims/ disputes/ adjudication/ Dispute Board chairing courses provided by European Construction Ventures (all 4 modules), Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Cornerstone Seminars, ARIC – Romanian Association of Civil Engineers, Romanian International Chamber of Commerce; Participant at FIDIC Contracts and/or dispute resolution conferences (24); attended project management courses (7); publications re FIDIC contracts (http://alinaoprea.com/publications)

Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DABs (1999 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist

Technical expertise

  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Defects
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

• I am a contract expert, claim expert, adjudicator, mediator, civil engineer – roads, bridges (structures) and railways
• I am an experienced trainer (in FIDIC contracts, claims and disputes in Romania; dispute adjudication boards - internationally)
• I am an international speaker in conferences and seminars – FIDIC contracts, construction contracts, disputes in infrastructure projects, as well as in online (YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook); presentation and communication skills achieved in courses organized by Dutch Government and NEA, 11 – 30 October 2004, Holland, practical course, Achieve Global, Sinaia, Romania, 4 days, second half of June 2008; Public Speaking, 7.10-9.12.2019, Bucharest, AS Training and Coaching, Andy Szekely
• I have experience in management of claims and disputes occurred during implementation of construction and services contracts (FIDIC and other forms of contracts):
o working within the Employer’s organization (Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads – dealing with disputes since 2004 - disputes of about 500 million Euro),
o advising clients, as contract expert and claim expert, within Oprea Alina-Valentina - PFA and EXPERT PREMIUM SOLUTIONS SRL
o participating at about 50 courses, seminaries, workshops, in Dispute Adjudication Board and arbitration procedures within FIDIC contracts in Romania,
o pupil of Gwyn Owen, within the FIDIC Adjudicator Pupilage Mentoring Program,
o 6 times as adjudicator/dispute adjudication board member,
o 10 years as expert in Construction Law – AllExperts web site http://www.allexperts.com/expert.cgi?m=12&catID=914&expID=107993
• issuing terms of reference and technical specifications, tender documents, assessment of tenders, implementation, coordination and management of contracts with FIDIC conditions of contract.
• relationships between international organizations (national and/or professional) while working within International Cooperation Unit within Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads (organizing 2 international conferences in road professional area),
• Experience in road and bridge design (within the Designing Institute for Road, Water and Air Transport IPTANA Bucharest, Romania – for 3 years).

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: engineer, contract expert, claim expert,within the Project Implementation Unit; owner, trainer, contract expert, claim expert, adjudicator and owner at Oprea Alina Valentina PFA; contract expert, claim expert owner of EXPERT PREMIUM SOLUTIONS
Previous positions: engineer, claim expert, contract expert; owner, trainer, contract expert, claim expert, adjudicator
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

National recognition as a FIDIC Accredited Trainer in Romania


Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
List the types of certification you have:

National recognition as a FIDIC Accredited Trainer in Romania

Affiliations/Memberships

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers ARIC

Panel listings

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers ARIC

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