Harry Varjabedian, P.Eng.
Civil Engineer, Project Manager: Major Projects
Harry Varjabedian is a professional civil engineer member of Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec., with over 30 years of experience. Harry has several other certificates, in executive financing, construction safety and project management.
Harry has managed several PPP projects in Canada on a high executive level and involved directly in structuring, planning, budgeting, cost controlling, procuring, financing, human resourcing, equipment and material resourcing, environmental protection, overall supervising, risk management, communicating with government authorities, public meetings, negotiating with first nations, value engineering and resolving issues to the satisfaction of the public, the government authorities, the client and the management.
The latest assignment was with OHL Canada, in charge of the Design Build tender for the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal, including negotiations with designers and subcontractors, structuring the project, methodology, planning, risk analysis, and estimating.
Harry has managed several companies executing projects with high level risks nationally and internationally. He is a member of CCPPP. The project (Route1 Gateway project in New Brunswick) that Harry had directed received national Gold award at the annual CCPPP conference which was held in Toronto, on Nov 7 2013, for 2013 Infrastructure Projects.
The PPP projects that Harry had directed in New Brunswick were TransCanada highway construction with several bridges, overpasses, interchanges and difficult water courses, compressible soils and wild life passages. The two projects encountered unknown Archaeological sites which had to be found a solution to bypass it and re align the highway and the bridges accordingly and still respect the schedule and the budget. Both projects finished before time and below budgets with no disputes.
Harry has been on the panel of speakers at the PPP conference in 2012, and also a speaker with a paper presentation at the TAC conference in 2012, all in New Brunswick.
Harry also significant international experience managing high profile projects which included EDC and CIDA financing. He has dealt with many financial institutions negotiating to arrange financing for the two PPP projects that he managed and also for couple of international projects which required financing.