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Joriën Mendez

Joriën Mendez

YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 5

Young Expert at Witteveen + Bos - Ghana

First position after YEP

Engineering Consultant at Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands

YEP Role

I was working as a project engineer/manager at the Witteveen+Bos Ghana branch office. I worked together with my local and Dutch colleagues on different projects regarding water supply, waste(water) management and irrigation systems.

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  • Project  management/goal oriented
  • Water supply
  • Flexibility, teamwork
  • Fluent language communication skills in English, Spanish and Dutch
  • Internationally/intercultural oriented

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Hydraulic Engineering from Saxion University of Applied Sciences


Experience before YEP

  • September 2008- June 2012: BSc Civil Engineering. During my third year of my  Bachelor degree I did a 6 month internship at WItteveen+Bos, where I worked as a 3D designer of water treatment plants. In my final year I did my specialization in hydraulic engineering and worked on bachelor project for Rijkswaterstaat
  • September 2012-present : Working for Witteveen+Bos in the Water Supply Group. Since then I have worked on different projects ranging from designing transmission and distribution networks to hydraulic calculations of drinking/waste water treatment plants
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Organisation: Witteveen + Bos
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