Engr. Gutierrez is a registered civil and sanitary engineer, an accredited construction arbitrator, and a construction management specialist with close to four decades of experience in the planning, design, and management of various infrastructure development projects in the Philippines and abroad.
She has worked with several large engineering firms including Trans-Asia Philippines, Asialand Development Corporation, DCCD Philippines, DMJM International and Development & Technology Consultants, Inc., and Filipinas Dravo Corporation (Fil-Dravo). She joined PRIMEX as Vice President for Technical Services and Project Operations in October 2012 after her retirement from Fil-Dravo.
Engr. Gutierrez started her career as a research assistant with the Bicol River Basin Development Project and as a railway engineer for the National Transport System in 1974, both projects under the Planning and Project Development Office of the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute of Planning. Shortly after, she worked as a civil engineer and structural designer of several road and building projects of Trans-Asia Philippines, including the Philippine Medical Center, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Paoay Sports Complex, and Tropo Scatter Radar Stations.
In 1979, she was bridge engineer in the planning of the Samar Integrated Rural Development Project (SIRDP) as bridge engineer, designing a road network composed of 171 km of road and 74 bridges.
In 1980, Engr. Gutierrez became the Head of Engineering Design at Asialand Development Corporation, where she spearheaded the planning of a massive development project in a 1,000-hectare area for 13 residential villages, commercial centers, industrial and trading centers, resorts, golf courses, and institutional facilities. In 1981, she was appointed civil engineer for the planning and design of various university facilities in King Faisal University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In 1983, she was the civil/sanitary engineer for Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) projects, such as the Metro Manila Sewerage Project (METROSS 2) and Metro Manila Water Supply II. In 1985, she was the Contracts Engineer for the USAID-funded Economic Support Fund (ESF)–Technical Review Committee. Four years later, she became Planning Officer of ESF for various projects like roads, public markets, school buildings, and earthquake rehabilitation of several schools in the Philippines.
As Executive Vice President of Filipinas Dravo Corporation (FDC) from 2007 to 2012, Engr. Gutierrez spearheaded the planning, design, and management of various infrastructure projects (roads and bridges, tollways, rails, buildings, sports facilities, site development, water supply systems, sewerage system, and sewage treatment facilities.
Engr. Gutierrez obtained her MBA at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), her Masters in Construction Management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), her BS Sanitary Engineering from National University, and her BS Civil Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology.