Folkert S.

  • Experience

    Principal Engineer
    United Kingdom
    November-2017 - Present

    Technical expert/Team leader responsible for delivery of asset inspections and O&M strategies, Independent Technical Advisor role, construction supervision, contract administration, detailed design and stakeholder liaison for water management structures in the UK under the Environment Agency’s consultancy framework contract.

    Business Developer Water
    Netherlands Business Hub
    February-2016 - October-2017

    Economic diplomacy, business development, marketing and relationship management in Kenya for the Netherlands’ private sector in the water industry. Liaison with government organisations, finance institutions, private sector companies, NGOs and knowledge organisations for identification and pipeline management of business cases for multi-disciplinary complex PPP projects.
    Prepared and conducted an extensive water market survey in Kenya and put forward detailed tangible procurement strategies to develop, finance, and win large civil infrastructure contracts in the region. Initiated the formation of consortia for master planning, design, financing and implementation of water infrastructure. Preparation of bids for multi-disciplinary water related projects.

    Senior Engineer
    United Kingdom
    October-2003 - November-2015

    Technical expert acting as Lender's Technical Advisor for civils aspects to consortium bidding for DBFM PPP contract of 700M Euro navigation lock in the Netherlands and conducting condition inspections of hydroelectric dams in Africa.
    Contractual expert doing construction supervision and contract management of several multi-million pound projects including hydroelectric irrigation dam refurbishments in the Blue Nile in Sudan and St Germans Pumping Station in the UK.
    Business planning and strategy, successfully engaged in customer creation and servicing client relationships for a new maritime team. Design team leader, producing detailed designs and contract documents, asset inspections and management strategies, project management and administration.

    Royal Haskoning
    September-2001 - October-2003

    Rivers and Coastal Department

    Research Engineer
    HR Wallingford
    United Kingdom
    January-2000 - December-2000

    Coastal Department


    Pg Dip Mechanics of Project Finance
    Middlesex University
    United Kingdom
    July-2019 - Present
    CEng MICE
    Engineering Council, Institution of Civil Engineers
    United Kingdom
    November-2003 - December-2008

    Chartered Engineer and Member of the ICE

    MSc Civil Engineering
    Delft University of Technology
    September-1994 - February-2001

    Hydraulics and Geotechnics