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Engineer Project Manager

Portland, Oregon, United States
January 28, 2018

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Harris Hyman, PE/PLS **** Northeast **th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Chief Civil Project Engineer 503-***-****

Possesses extensive experience performing and directing a wide range of engineering functions. Adept at designing and analyzing earth retention structures, steel/concrete/timber/aluminum structures, water resources (storm, potable, sewage), and infrastructure (streets, highways, bridges). Delivers considerable time and cost savings through proactively identification and avoidance of potential problems. Works well under pressure and leads by example; mentors subordinates and fosters collaboration to maximize performance and morale. Expertise encompasses:

Project Development & Management Technical Writing Proposal Preparation R&D TQM Process Improvement

Site Design Land Surveying & Analysis Transit Surveying Risk Management Team Facilitation Training & Development

Career Track

Self-Employed, Consulting Engineer, Portland, OR 2002 to Present

•Works primarily for architects, contractors, and other engineers, providing contract engineering and management for civil, structural, and land development projects. Performs designs, calculations, drafting, document preparation, and project management.

•Has completed 350 engagements.

SK Design Group, Inc., Contract Engineer, Overland Park, KS 2001 to 2002

•Served as design engineer and project manager for Kansas City International Airport’s new satellite parking facility, which featured 120+ acres of parking with space for 15,000-20,000 vehicles, 4.5 miles of two-lane roadway, a 28’ high storm water detention dam, four steel bridges (one with a 240’ center span), two 10,000 sf bus garages, and 12,000 sf operations building, with a cost of $48M.

•Saved ~$85M by eliminating an extremely inefficient railway tram and redesigning internal transportation to utilize a bus-only approach for transporting passengers and baggage from parking lots to the airport’s three terminals.

•Completed construction plans on time, provided a construction bid ~$500K less than the (secret) engineer’s estimate, and maintained construction over-run to 0.6% of total contract, resulting in SK’s President crediting the project as key to the firm’s stellar reputation.

Welkin Engineering, Managing Engineer, Tigard, OR 1998 to 2000

•Led a 12-person civil engineering and survey group on multiple land development projects, commercial and multi-family housing, streets, and sewers.

•Guided all phases of the project lifecycle, from initial surveys through permitting design, construction documents, and construction management, while also personally executing technical work on survey analysis and earth-retaining structure design.

David Evans and Associates, Engineering Project Manager, Portland, OR 1996 to 1997

•Managed major land development projects of $2M-$18M, including subdivisions, multi-family housing, commercial, and institutional sitework, while also personally executing much of the technical engineering.

•Signed off complete design and construction plans for six major projects.

LDC Design Group, Engineering Manager, Hillsboro, OR 1991 to 1995

•Provided project management for residential subdivisions, highway and small bridge projects, and structural consulting.

•Coordinated and led projects and personnel in addition to conducting permitting negotiations for clients, supervising computer and CADD operations, and performing hands-on structural engineering and design.

•Guided the engineering team to complete designs and construction plans for 2,300 home sites, 60 miles of roadway, and water, sewer, and surface runoff control facilities.

Consulting Engineering and Surveying Practice, Proprietor, Bar Harbor, ME Prior to 1991

•Ran a small architectural and engineering partnership that offered a full and sophisticated package of services, including surveying, site development, permitting, architecture structural design, systems design, and construction management.

•Held responsibility for architectural/civil/design engineering, land surveying, and project management activities.

•Grew firm to 20+ employees and $1.5M/year revenue. Completed 1,500+ architectural, structural, civil engineering, and survey jobs.

Also served as Professor of Engineering at College of the Atlantic: taught structural/mechanical design, energy technology, planning, and systems theory to environmental studies students; managed college computer operations; built and ran a CADD/GIS studio.


Professional Engineer: Oregon – 15680; Washington – 28913; Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine – inactive

Professional Land Surveyor: Oregon – 2556; Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine – inactive

Master’s Degree Equivalent in Mathematical Statistics and Probability Theory for Civil Engineering, University of Stockholm

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Software Proficiencies: MS Office MS Project IES Visual STAAD RISA AutoCAD Civil 3D Sketchup HydroCAD


Publications and Presentations

•55 articles on building design and construction, Journal of Light Construction, 1984-2006

•The Practical Engineer, a monthly structural design column, Journal of Light Construction, 1994-2000, 2002-2006

•“Residential Structure and Framing,” four articles reprinted in a Journal of Light Construction Book, 1999

•“Advanced Framing,” five articles reprinted in a Journal of Light Construction Book, 1992

•Murphy’s Law, with K. J. Hyman, Second Conference on Human Ecology, 1986

•The F-Zero Programming System, New England Conference on Computers in the Schools, 1984

•The Failure of Technology, Maine Conference on Technology and the Humanities, 1983

•Experience with the SOL14 Computer Program, Fifth Passive Solar Conference, 1980

•Seasonal Performance of Solar Buildings, Fourth Passive Solar Conference, 1979

•The Small Cadastral Surveyor and the Computer, ACSM Annual Meeting, 1975 (reprinted Survey Calculations Journal, 1982)

•Office Work and Field Work, presented for Vermont Society of Surveyors, 1973

•The Business of Time Sharing, Datamation, March 1965

Professional Awards

1991 Honorable Mention, AISC “Outstanding Bridges” Competition

1989 Winning Design, Vermont Timber Bridge Design Competition

1983 Design Award, HUD Passive Solar Design Competition

1982 Design Team Appointment, DOE Residential Solar Demonstration Project

1979 Design Award, HUD Passive Solar Design Competition

1961 Swedish Government Fellowship for study at the University of Stockholm

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