Kogulan Nagaratnam

Civil & Geotechnical Engineer

Sector: Civil Engineering

Member Since, May 10, 2024

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About Me

Accomplished and motivated Geotechnical Engineer with 6+ years of post-graduate experience. Involved in execution and designing of Land Development and Geotechnical activities for a major ground improvement project.


  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways), Transportation and Highway Engineering (2019 - 2020) Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, NZ

    Modules including Pavement Design, Drainage Design, Geometric Design, Traffic Engineering, Contract Management & Land Surveying.

  • Graduate Certificate in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (2017 - 2018) National University of Singapore

    Modules including Tunning in Soils and Rocks, Geophysical and Geotechnical Monitoring, PIle Foundation & Deep Excavation Design.

  • Bachelor's degree, Civil and structural Engineering (2013 - 2014) Liverpool John Moores University

  • BTEC HND, Civil Engineering (2011 - 2013) International college of Business and Technology

Work & Experience

  • Civil Assist Ltd (2021 - Present ) Civil & Geotechnical Engineer

  • EMACS Group (2020 - 2021 ) Civil & Environmental Engineer

  • Koon Construction & Transport Co. Pte. Ltd Singapore (2015 - 2019 ) Project/Site Engineer

    • Budget control for the scope of works. • Prepare cost control management plan for manpower, machinery and material according to the project schedule and allocated budget. • Assist on the preparation of EOT claims and ensure the quantities of the variation order in relation to schedule of prices. • Undertake appropriate checking and verification using internal auditing and quality control checking to ensure that all designs and construction are developed to appropriate standards in accordance with the requirements of all relevant authorities. • Manage a team of 3 Site Engineers and site supervisors under the supervision of Senior Project Manager • Conduct site investigation and field testing before and after ground improvement • Perform in-situ/laboratory soil testing (logging & report preparation) for soil investigation (Standard Penetration Test, Shear vane, Mackintosh probe test (similar to Scala)). • Collect varies soil samples and aggregate samples with engineer’s representatives and send to the lab for testing. • Conduct Nuclear Densometer test on layer compacted soil (to client handover) and on subgrades. • Effective data management with Excel and other software (soil test results and instrumentation data). • Liaise and coordinate with clients, engineer representatives, sub-contractors and stakeholders. • Prepare risk assessments and oversee site activities to ensure safe work procedures are followed. • Prepare and monitoring Earthworks schedule, Soil balance report and manage overall earthwork operations. • Instrumentation installation, monitoring and interpretation such as piezometer, extensometer, inclinometer, water standpipe and settlement markers. • Lead the instrumentation team and provide technical support for installation and monitoring. • Prepare progress reports and conduct weekly / monthly progress meeting. • Report writing, submission and document controlling (RFA, RFI, NFI, Non-Conformance Reports, shop/as-built drawings).

  • Link Engineering (2015 - 2015 ) Site Engineer

    • Supervise the pile foundation works and arrange for necessary tests (PDA, PIT) and inspections. • Conduct onsite quality checking (slump) and cube samples. • Monitor and record the progress of pile foundation and other activities and report to Project Manager. • Provide technical contractual and design specification advice to piling subcontractor and ensure the quality of outcome. • Implement health and safety standards and monitoring the activities. • Coordinate with Project Team and subcontractors to provide technical advice and solutions for the daily issues at site to further execute the progress • Assist Project & prepare Weekly & Monthly Project Progress report. • Surveying and setting out using Levelling instrument and theodolite. • Assist site management and material stock maintenance. • Assist with Senior Quantity Surveyor to prepare Sub-contractor’s bill & progress claims. • Attend weekly/monthly progress meeting and site meeting with Consultants. • Undertaking and supervising technical site surveys.