Hugo Ravel

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering


43 years old

Seniority : 1 year, associate

English - Italian - Russian

  • Soil Mechanics & Groundwater Control
  • Ground Improvement
  • Foundations and Retaining structures
  • Earthworks & Soil Compaction
  • NATM and Cut & Cover Tunnels
  • Railway Infrastrures
  • Harbour Infrastructures

Member of the French Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CFMS)
Member of the French Tunneling Society (AFTES)
Ecole Centrale Paris – Associate Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics (2008 to 2015)


MEng with specialization in Civil Engineering (Ecole Centrale Paris)

MSc in Geotechnical Engineering (ECP, X, ENPC)

Professional background

Railway Infrastructure Department
Civil Railway Engineering Service Manager
Linear Infrastructure Department
Geotechnics and Earthworks Service Manager

Technical Division – Group Design Office
Design Project Manager

Geotechnical Consulting Office
Design Project Manager

Key areas of expertise

  • Multidisciplinary / multicultural project & team management
  • Earth structures and ground improvement
  • Soil & rock slope stabilisation (soil nail walls, anti-slide piles, gabions, reinforced soil walls)
  • Earth retaining structures (diaphragm walls, sheet piles, soldier piles, secant piles, gravity walls)
  • Shallow and Deep Foundations; Underpinning
  • Underground works (tunnels, shafts, deep underground stations)
  • Ground investigation (site and lab) : elaboration and survey
  • Engineering geology and geohazards
  • Groundwater control
  • Soil dynamics / Earthquake design
  • Advanced geomechanics & modelling
  • Harbour infrastructures (quay walls, piled quays, cellular structures, dry docks)