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Rafael Coelho PE

Senior Principal

Rafael Coelho, PE earned his bachelor degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the State University of the North Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Brazil, he worked at the offshore company Prosenge Engenharia serving as a Mechanical Engineer supervising manufacturing process and quality of products thru non-destructive tests and weld inspections required per Petrobras (Petroleum multinational corporation) standards and per Welding Technology Brazilian Foundation.

In 2008, Mr. Coelho became part of Cetech Engineers Team, performing the Mechanical and Plumbing design, and managing the MEP project quality for over 6 years.

Few years later, Mr. Coelho earned his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of The District of Columbia. In 2013, he achieved his Professional Engineer License in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland.

It is Mr. Coelho’s belief that all projects carry the responsibility for the impact of its decisions and designs on the community and the environment through transparent and ethical behavior.

This world of the mechanical engineering caught his eyes and he decided to acquire more knowledge in the Mechanical Systems and Building Construction field. VECO Engineers was established.

 

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