Resume

* If you prefer you can download the most recent version of my resume in pdf here (http://resume.luisspuerto.net). 

Profile and Objective

I am a dynamic and versatile Forest Engineer from Spain with more than 10 years of diverse and wide experience in GIS and remote sensing. I have been working lately on research projects involving LiDAR, biomass and R language. I have experience working internationally, in different fields related to technology and interdisciplinary teams. I have great ability to learn, and I have an analytical mind. I am mainly looking for challenging projects related to GIS, remote sensing technologies and new ways to acquire data where I can use my background and skills, learning new ones in the process.

Education

On going: MSc. iGEON. Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management. (120 ETCS | Online) http://www.igeon.eu
Lund University (Sweden) and University of Twente (Netherland)

2012: Degree in Forestry and Environmental Engineering (240 ETCS), University of León, Spain.
Thesis / Senior project: “El Pajariel” Stand Management Plan.

2008: Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering (Forestry) (180 ETCS), University of León, Spain.

Experience

2015-2017: University of Easter of Finland. Different LiDAR projects as intern. 9 months in total.

  • Download, processing and analyzing the whole LiDAR information of Finland using Fusion, LAStools and other others.
  • Scripting in R language to process and analyze LiDAR data. Statistical modeling to yield biomass estimations.
  • Reference research and scientific writing about LiDAR and biomass estimation.

Nov 2014: Metsäkeskus. Finnish language course internship. Creation of digital cartography

  • Analyzing and processing Metsäkeskus’ inventory data in Finnish to create digital cartography.

2014-2016: Intensive Finnish Language Courses.

  • I took 3 courses, which were more than 1500 hours in total, about Finnish language and culture

May 2009 – Dec 2012: Fundación Ciudad de la Energía (City of Energy Foundation), Spanish Government.

  • Last position: Coordinator of Technology & Innovation Area at Technology & Systems Department
  • In charge of a multidisciplinary team of four members related to technology and programming.
  • Co-responsible to commission the digital platform for the Museo Nacional de la Energía. 1-million-euro project.
  • Develop, implement and commission different kinds of technological systems such as public Wi-Fi networks, ticket-selling systems, geolocation systems for people and objects, and cloud computing systems.
  • Responsible of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Cartography elaboration (such as two tourism maps, web apps or in-house cartography), data analysis, geodatabase keeping and in-house GIS training.
  • Responsible of the office tasks of “Current pest measurement of European chestnut from El Bierzo (León, Spain)” project; managing field work, inventory operations, and data processing and analysis.
  • Other projects:
  • Heritage Inventory of El Bierzo and Laciana Counties. Helping to plan field works, develop the inventory and coordinate and create a database. Also, subsequent analysis of data using GIS methodologies.
  • La Mirada Circular (more than 300 km of hiking routes): Help to organize activities, signaling, mapping and managing.
  • Lots of other activities about environment, alternative and clean energies, tourism and territory analysis.

2009: Freelance consultant for TRAGSATEC; collaborate in the preliminary plan for the Pajariel Forestry Park.

  • Collecting data in field, team organization, and cartography elaboration.
  • GIS multi-criteria analysis of data, develop and analysis proposals of restoration and activities for the park.
  • Analysis of potentialities and the development of citizen participation process.

2005-2011: Several projects as freelance such as:

  • Development of Geographic Information Systems in ArcGIS, ArcPAD & ArcView and blueprints in AutoCAD.
  • Experience as a judicial expert in court and writing a judicial report for one side.

2007-2008: Ponferrada Municipality (9 months) at the project “Integral Management of the Ponferrada’s Mountains”.

Forest and office technician and consultant:

  • Forest inventory of more than 12000 ha, in-filed decision making about forest management and GIS analysis of data.
  • Co-writing of strategic management report for the forest for the following 10 years.

2006: Tecnosylva SL. (6 months). Forest technician and consultant:

  • Inventory of forest roads, with GPS, ArcPAD, and off-road vehicle. Over 2000 km.
  • Cartography generation and digitalization in ArcGIS software.
  • Collecting data in field with professional GPS. Advanced knowledge of GPS methodology.
  • Forest inventory with computing systems such PDA, Vertex, and electronic caliper.

Additional Training

  • 10 training courses on ArcGIS 10 Desktop and Server systems, including Oracle DDBB and programming in python and add-ins, by ESRI Spain (300 hours).
  • Course Sextante (GIS toolbox) by Uni. of León (20 hours).
  • Course “Thematic Cartography”, by the Spanish National Geographic Institute (40 hours).
  • Course of “Learn to Program: The Fundamentals” in Python, by University of Toronto (50 hours).
  • Course “Certification and Audition Systems in forest exploitations” by PROFOR (144 hours).
  • Course of Fire Management, by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) (200 hours).
  • Course AutoCAD 2011 2D & 3D, by IFESS (40 hours).
  • Course “Health and Safety on forest exploitations” by PROFOR, (144 hours).
  • Course “Defending Forest Against Wildfires”, by the Spanish Forest Engineers Official Association (30 hours).
  • Course about Biomass by CARTIF Foundation (60 hours).
  • Course “Forest Planning”, by Castile and León Government (50 hours).
  • Course on Project Management by Adecco (15 hours)
  • Course of Wonderware by Wonderware Spain (35 hours).
  • I’ve assisted to many others talks, seminaries, conferences and congresses at local, national and international level.

Languages

  • Spanish: Native Speaker
  • English: Advanced level. TOEFL iBT score 96
  • Finnish: A2
  • Swedish: A1

Computer Skills

  • ArcGIS
  • AutoCAD
  • Photoshop
  • R (statistical language)
  • Fusion
  • Git and version control
  • Experience in Mac OS X, Windows & Linux environments
  • Experience in scripting, databases and web developing

PDF Resume

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