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Construction Manager

United States
May 30, 2017

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Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants

Sales of Consulting Services/Project Management Systems

A top-performing Leader with over 25 years’ experience in Construction and Program Management and Marketing of Construction Management services for water, wastewater, power, transportation, and building projects in national and international arenas. A licensed Professional Civil Engineer and Certified Construction Manager. Adept at marketing and business proposal development, contract amendments and budget proposals, as well as staff planning, development, recruitment, and project financials reporting. International work experience in Africa; fluent in English; some knowledge of Spanish, French, and German.


Construction Management Design-Build General Contracting Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Tunneling Commercial Buildings Power Plants and Transmission lines Marketing

Client Service/Retention Proposal Development and Presentations Contract Negotiations Constructability Reviews Electronic Project Management Systems Startup/ Commissioning

Claims Analysis Scheduling/ Delay Analyses


B.S. Civil Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

MBA Studies, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Florham Park, NJ and University of Baltimore, MD

Professional Civil Engineer (PE): CO, CA, NJ

Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Construction Management Association of America

OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Training (2015)



Owner and Principal

Started and operated consulting firm offering Construction and Program Management services to owners, consultants and contractors for water treatment facility projects including:

Resident Engineering Services for Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency for Ozone System Replacement Project, on contract to Carollo Engineers, Lake Bluff, IL 10/16 - present

JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC., Project & Construction MANAGER 1991-2006, 2011-2015

Asst. Construction Oversight Manager- Northern Treatment Plant Owner’s Advisor

Client: Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Brighton, CO

Managed QA/QC auditing and material testing program and oversaw schedule, cost, and document control functions for Construction Oversight Team as Owner’s Advisors (OA) for $250M green field 60 mgd wastewater treatment plant Design/Build project. Total budget for the overall project was approximately $400M

Led program to establish Quality Control and Quality Assurance standards by the Design-Builder; organized partnering sessions between Design-Builder’s inspection staff and Owner’s auditing staff to clarify roles and establish rapport among stakeholders, resulting in improved cooperation and a dramatic increase in project quality.

Implemented a formalized building envelope leak-testing program, which highlighted major problems with waterproofing and ensured corrective actions by the Design-Builder.



Project Manager - Brightwater Conveyance Construction Management

Client: King County Dept. of Natural Resources, Wastewater Treatment Division, WA

On behalf of the owner, oversaw construction of 13-mile long concrete segment lined wastewater tunnel using multiple TBM’s and four deep shafts through soft variable soil conditions with high ground water pressures. Both EPB and Slurry method TBM’s were utilized by three separate prime contractors. Project also included CM and commissioning of a $111M pump station featuring 700HP and 1500HP pumps capable of pumping up to 170 MGD with full generator power backup and extensive SCADA system.

Supervised CM services valued at $32M with staff of over 30 Resident Engineers, Inspectors, Schedulers, Estimators, Cost Control and Document Control personnel.

Direct responsibility for inspections, safety, quality control, schedule and cost reporting, change order and claims management, estimating, master schedule reporting, and document control for 10 construction contracts valued at over $700M.

Facilitated commissioning, risk management, claims analysis, design submittal reviews, staff planning, cost reporting, and CM contract amendments.

Construction Manager - Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant CM

Client: District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Washington, D.C.

Managed 6 contracts valued at over $220M for grit and screenings facility upgrades, primary treatment facilities upgrade, filtration facility pumping system upgrades, site runoff and sampling system, chemical addition system, and miscellaneous improvements to hydraulic gates and piping systems. Performed constructability reviews, negotiated change orders, managed design and contract revisions, and coordinated startup and commissioning activities.

After startup of grit and screenings conveyor system, obtained services of safety consultant and implemented low-cost field changes to address extensive equipment safety concerns. Revisions enabled client’s staff to safely operate and maintain the new facilities on schedule.

Partnered with client and I/C contractor to identify controls logic revisions that could be implemented without major impact to the project cost and schedule; revisions were implemented on schedule and complex change order was negotiated at a reasonable cost.

Developed outage schedule for grit/screening facilities upgrades enabling time to complete work and avoid regulatory fines for client for excess wet weather bypass discharges flows.

Wrote key sections of proposal and led interview team for successful win of Bakersfield WWTP CM project in Bakersfield, CA.

Construction Manager – Lake Casitas Pressure Filtration Plant Design-Build

Client: Casitas Municipal Water AUTHORITY, Oak View, CA

Complete on site responsibility for $11M, 60 mgd pressure filtration potable water treatment plant. Management of construction personnel and coordination with Jacobs’ design staff for civil, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation construction. Negotiated and managed construction contracts and equipment purchase orders.

Construction Manager - Wastewater Pretreatment Plant Design-Build

Client: Nabisco Foods, Oxnard, CA

Negotiated and managed construction subcontracts and equipment POs and coordinated with design staff for civil, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation construction. Analyzed and resolved critical concrete tank floor delamination problem resulting in low-cost concrete repairs and on schedule production.



Proposal Manager – Long Beach Water Treatment Plant CM

Wrote key sections and participated in the team interview for the winning proposal for this $200 million CM project

Project Manager – Hyperion WWTP Full Secondary CM

Client: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, El Segundo, CA

Oversaw contractor’s preparation of Operation and Maintenance Manuals and delivery of O&M training for DWP staff for $280 million wastewater treatment plant expansion project. Managed Jacobs’ inspection, construction management and administrative staff.

MALCOLM PIRNIE, INC., white Plains, NY 01/07 – 04/10

Deputy Construction Manager - Croton Water Treatment Plant Construction Management

Client: New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), Bronx, NY

Assisted with supervision of CM staff of 110 resident engineers, inspectors, change order and scheduling engineers, and safety inspectors for $2.3B project with CM fee of $96M. Project included construction of underground 300 MGD potable water treatment plant utilizing dissolved air floatation, with conventional filtration and UV disinfection, three 4,500-foot-long, 18-foot-diameter, hard rock tunnels, utilizing drill and blast and TBM excavation, $87M underground valve and meter chamber, and extensive rehabilitation and upgrades to existing historic water reservoir.

Senior Malcolm Pirnie employee on site; prepared monthly invoices and staff evaluations

Wrote staff roles and responsibilities, interviewed prospects, recommended staff hiring

Successfully oversaw design and implementation of MS-Access-based Time and Material cost management system.

Prepared project procedures manual, including inspectors’ forms and checklist, and oversaw implementation of DEPSOP, and CM quality control programs.

Supervised CM team overseeing off-site construction contracts valued at $105M for construction of valve and meter chamber, residuals force main, and upgrades to existing historic reservoir facilities.

Managed the CM permit management program, which tracked over 400 construction-related permits.


Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Committee Chairman Colorado, Seattle and New York/New Jersey Chapters

Member, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Rocky Mountain Chapter

Member, American Water Works Association (AWWA), Rocky Mountain Chapter

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Rocky Mountain Chapter

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