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Project Manager Engineer

Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901, United States
May 27, 2010

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Nakazi Ntlabati

**** ****** ***** ***************, ** 22901

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To join a professional organization dedicated to client service and

professional advancement. To share my 17-plus years of experience with

others for the benefit of the organization and the environment.



Experienced at Applying Project Management Methodology.

An Environmental Engineer with Broad Exposure to Numerous Regulations

Working with Diverse Clientele. Civil

Engineer with Responsibilities Overseeing Multi-million dollar Projects

Cost and Schedules.

EDUCATION Prairie View A&M University

Bachelor of Science 06/1993

Major(s): Civil and Agricultural Engineering

Completed 12 hours of course work towards MS in

Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University


01/21/2009 -

VIRGINIA DOT/Culpeper Location & Design

Division Project Manager

Maintain skills in principles and practices of transportation project

management methodology and project development process, project integration

on complex projects, and associated regulatory, finance (budgets) and legal

constraints. Communicate knowledge of roadway design criteria, construction

methods, standards, specifications and materials to develop up-to-date work

plans and schedules. Collaborating with project team members to ensure

scheduled project key events and activities are completed on time as

programmed. Determine causes of schedule delays or problems, recommend

solutions, and implement solutions. Manage project budgets and am

responsible for maintaining the budget utilizing project management

applications to ensure projects meet budgetary objectives. Convey skills in

effective communication, both in writing and verbally, with diverse groups

through facilitating design public hearings and giving presentations.

12/10/2006 -

01/20/2009 VIRGINIA DOT/Culpeper Location & Design Division

Hydraulic Engineer

Provided knowledge of peak discharge hydrology, the design of open channel

and closed drainage systems, erosion and sediment control features, storm

water management principles and design, and applied skills in the use of

computer aided drafting design software (CADD) in the preparation of

engineering drawings in digital format utilizing GEOPAK Drainage;

Microstation and other Hydraulics design software packages to solve

problems and make recommendations affecting the resolution of complex

issues impacting projects and maintenance concerns. Took the initiative to

learn GEOPAK Drainage and was titled Virginia State Expert in the Software


prior to leaving the Hydraulic Unit.

Performed thorough investigations and recommended solutions which were high

quality, cost effective, and conformed to VDOT practices, policies,

standards and guidelines. Kept multiple projects/tasks organized and on

schedule with rare assistance.

05/01/2005 -

12/01/2006 MICHIGAN DOT/Construction Division - Detroit TSC

Staff Engineer

Maintained records and prepared reports and correspondence related to

numerous construction projects. Communicated effectively with Resident

Engineers, Contractors and staff. Read and interpreted engineering plans,

specifications and technical reports. Demonstrated knowledge of

construction engineering office practices and procedures. Supervised the

work of the student Co-op staff by scheduling and reviewing work

-assignments, establishing priorities, coordinating activities and

resolving related work problems. Served as Quality Control Engineer in

reviewing mix designs.

02/01/2002 -

05/01/2005 MICHIGAN DOT/Metro Design Division

Road Design Engineer/Consultant Coordinator

Worked as a Consultant Coordinator on multiple design-construction

projects, prior to Super Bowl 2006. (Held in Detroit, Michigan) Completed

all project on time and within budget Prepared and checked plan details,

design calculations, cost estimations and recommendations prepared by other

engineers for completeness, mathematical accuracy and conformity to

engineering practices and standards. Compiled and analyzed engineering

data and prepared conclusions and recommendations. Reviewed design

consultant contract documents. . Assisted the Lead Project Manager in the

design and preparation of preliminary and final plans for highways,

bridges, drainage structures, municipal utilities, roadway lighting, and

miscellaneous highway facilities.

05/01/1998 -

09/01/1999 MICHIGAN DEQ/Air Quality Division

Environmental Engineer

Conducted evaluations of permit applications, and associated pollution

control systems. Applied knowledge of state and federal regulations in the

evaluation of Permit applications. Reviewed applications to determine

technical completeness. Also conducted inspections of industrial and

commercial area sources of air contaminants to determine compliance with

regulations and to conduct on-site engineering evaluations. Received,

investigated, and sought to resolve air pollution complaints.

08/01/1996 -

05/01/1998 MICHIGAN DEQ/ Waste Management Division

Environmental Engineer

Performed engineering reviews for solid waste treatment, storage and

disposal facilities; construction permits; and operating license

applications of solid waste landfills, processing plants, and transfer

facilities; Drafted permit licenses. Made frequent verbal and written

contact with applicants and their consulting engineers to discuss

clarification of provided information and resolve design problems.

12/01/1994 -

08/01/1996 MICHIGAN EAD/Clean Air Assistance Program.

Technical Assistance Engineer

Small businesses were finding it necessary to apply for air permits for the

first time, which resulted in the need to calculate the amounts of air

contaminants emitting from their operations and regularly measure and

report these releases. Small manufacturers, dry cleaners, service stations,

print shops, and auto body shops were a few of the businesses that were

being affected by the new statutes and rules and I provided compliance

assistance to these businesses. I helped these impacted businesses comply

with the expanded and complex air quality regulations.

SKILLS I am a self motivated, strategic thinker with strong

interpersonal and can communicate effectively with diverse populations. I

have excellent oral and written communication skills including public

speaking. I enjoy working as a team member and know how to build

sustainable coalitions. I have proven leadership skills with the ability to

work independently, with minor oversight necessary by supervisor. I exhibit

strong analytic and strategic planning skills with the ability to manage

and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work with shifting priorities and

schedules. I am proficient in the following computer programs MicroStation,

GEOPAK (Road, Drainage, and Site), Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Power

Point. I am fluent in the use of CADD/GEOPAK System to assemble Road Design

plans in accordance with the MDOT (Michigan)/VDOT (Virginia) Road Design

and CADD Manuals.

Future Plans - Scheduled to take the Professional Engineering (PE) license

exam in October 2010. Currently enrolled in classes needed to obtain PMP

(Project Manager) Certification -Summer 2011. Plan to pass the CEM Exam

Winter 2011. Complete Graduate Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineer -

Specializing in Energy Engineering/Sustainability June 2013 or earlier.

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