Mr. Vara is an Associate Director at Secretariat at the Los Angeles office. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in dispute resolution services.
Mr. Vara’s construction consulting experience is diversified and includes airports, commercial and residential, energy and power,
oil and gas, and light rail projects.
Mr. Vara has performed complex delay analysis for a myriad of different projects throughout his career assisting clients at different project stages: claims and change orders during construction, mediation and during arbitration or trial proceedings. Mr. Vara’s expertise also includes evaluating cost damages claims involving direct and indirect cost overruns, productivity and disruption issues. Mr. Vara’s roles in arbitration disputes have included the preparation of major sections of expert reports, rebuttal reports and support to counsel during arbitration hearings. Mr. Vara has also provided advisory services related to project controls, scheduling and construction management to ongoing construction projects.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Vara was a project engineer with some of the largest general contractors in South America and lived on-site during the construction of large power and mining infrastructure projects, where he obtained field experience and held increasing responsibilities in the areas of project controls, field engineering and contract administration.