Based: Austin, TX
Joining WT Partnership in 2019, Ruben brings with him over 25 years of US public and private sector operations and senior construction management experience across a variety of industry sectors including aviation, commuter rail, parking, lighting, higher education, vertical and horizontal infrastructure.
Born in London, U.K. A U.S. military father from San Antonio, Texas and cockney mother from south London. Ruben’s first job was as a trainee Q.S. for an old established London firm. After changing career paths in the industry to a trainee Project Manager Ruben has 40+ years continuous P.M. participation in major projects from the U.K. to Malaysia and the U.S.A.
Residing permanently in the U.S. since 1994 Ruben’s guiding philosophy of the 4Cs, Collaboration, Communication, Control and Commitment has held Ruben in good esteem as a Trusted Advisor to many clients both in the private and public arenas.
Participation in a project for Ruben starts early in a conceptual phase and continues through completion and beyond. Ruben has learnt over the years to covert clients rather than projects.
WT is a perfect place for Ruben to be as the firm recognizes that Development Services encompasses all aspects of consultant deliverables, that we as a team are well qualified to deliver. Likewise, we never stop learning and thinking about how we can bring such breadth of experience and knowledge to our clients.
Ruben came up the way of H.N.C. construction at South East London Technical college, Croydon college and Polytechnic of the South Bank at Vauxhall. Ruben has a diverse background having worked for contractors, designer builders, developers and governments.
Ruben has been the project management lead on commercial projects as varied as a professional surf park in Austin, the Securities H.Q. in Kuala Lumpa, Grand Hyatt 1000 key hotel and condos in San Antonio, 800 key Hilton and condos convention head-quarters hotel in Austin, Waco I.S.D high school 10,000 seat football stadium, 55 story office building in Mexico City, South Side on Lamar Sears catalog warehouse loft apartment conversion in Dallas, 700 key hotel in Nashville, GMP delivery for proposed $1b development in Cairo Egypt , London International Financial Futures Exchange in London.
Achieved peer and industry recognition, including certificate of appreciation from the Austin Mayor for efforts and success in minority contractor participation in a major city project.
Married to his wife Rosemary for 40 years, two grown children and three grand kids Ruben spends as much time with them as he can. I love my family & home, my cars and my job.