Bernardo Meneses

Bernardo Menesis is a Professional Consultant based in Spain who has 10 years of experience supporting geotechnical, civil, and tailings engineering projects. His work often addresses energy studies, slop stability, mine closure, and environmental restoration. In his practice, he handles tailings storage facility (TSF) projects for large clients, develops environmental recovery plans in response to dam failures, and conducts assessments on sediment transport and erosion.

When executing geotechnical and closure studies for his clients in the mining industry, he provides detailed design engineering, tailings characterization, and safety reviews.

His publications address geotechnical stability of dry stacking tailings (filtered tailings), an analysis of tailings erosion and sediment transport following the Fundao Dam breach, and studies on the bioengineering effectiveness along the Gualaxo do Norte, Carmo, and Doce Rivers.

In addition, Bernardo is skilled in an array of technical software, such as Civil3D, Plaxis, Slope, SEEP, and Muck3D, which he uses to support his work design, model, and analyze complex engineering problems.


Tailings Storage Facilities; Mine-closure Planning; Environmental Restoration; Slope-stability Analysis; Dry Stacking Tailings; Plaxis; Slope; SEEP; Muck3D

Practice Areas

Geotechnical and Civil Engineering


Geotechnical and Geological Analysis, Modeling and Engineering


MSc, Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
BA, Civil Engineering, Universidade FUMEC, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
BA, Biology, PUC Minas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil