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Construction Manager

San Rafael, California, United States
November 13, 2017

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Barry Semnani

** ******** ****** *** ******, CA 94903

Dear Hiring Manager

Please accept my resume for the position of Construction Inspector. My experiences include working as Construction Manager/ Inspector as well as contracting with Caltrans and other municipalities for more than 25 years, and have successfully completed over one hundred private and public works projects.

• Managed the day to day operation of the construction company from bidding stage to supervising construction crew and subcontractors.

• Ordering and purchasing construction materials, and equipment.

• Documentation, CPM scheduling, subcontract agreement, RFI’s, submittals, contract preparation, progress payment calculation. Attended pre-construction /regular meetings, prepared and held meeting with owners and subcontractors.

• Estimating, jobs take off and bidding, preparation of bids and contract documents.

• Change order, and claim negotiation.

• Scheduling, supervising and coordinating construction crew and subcontractors.

• Preparation of Payroll, payroll documents (Prevailing wage certified payroll), financial reports, legal document, Union dues contribution, and worker’s compensation payroll report.

• Designed and prepared drawing for temporary supports, As-built, and field changes. Designed temporary Traffic Control Plans, and resolved construction related issues.

• Prepared Storm Water Pollution Control Plans and as Water Pollution Control Manager supervised and inspected the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control materials and devises at the construction sites.

I am certain that my background and experience would make me an ideal candidate for the position.

Sincerely: Barry Semnani


BARRY SEMNANI Tel: 415-***-****

77 Mariners Circle Cell: 415-***-****

San Rafael, Ca. 94903 E-mail:

OBJECTIVE: Seek challenging position as: Construction Inspector

QUALIFICATIONS: Over 30 years experience in engineering, construction, and project management.

Background includes construction inspection, residential/commercial buildings, school, highway and bridge construction, structural design and calculation, stress analysis and seismic design of complex structures, mechanical designer and Draftsman.

EDUCATION: California State University Northridge.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1981

Licenses: State of California Engineering and Building Contractor’s License.


• ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician I

• Storm Water Pollution Developer & Inspector (QSD/QSP, certification pending)

COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Office Project, Word, Excel, Sure Track


6/2017 to Present: California Department of Transportation Fairfield, CA (Temporary employment)

Construction Inspector (Consultant): Construction inspection of State highway and bridges including AC paving, slurry seal, Gore paving, MBGR, striping, barrier rail, traffic control, bridge deck, wing wall, footing, bent cap & false work. Preparation of pay estimate, daily reports, field measurement and calculation.

2/2012 to 6/2017: Construction Manager/Lead Inspector/Construction Inspector:

Employed by consulting firms, worked on Caltrans, Cities of, Fremont, Rohnert Park, Redwood City & Ross Valley Sanitary District on temporary assignments.

As owner’s representative prepared, reviewed and approved construction documents such as change order, cost estimating, submittals, work orders, RFIs, CPM scheduling, and other Correspondence. Held weekly meeting with the Contractor, and owner, prepared meeting agenda and minutes, pay estimate calculation, daily field inspection report, weekly statement of working days & etc.

Inspected bridges/ roadways & underground utilities including bridge deck, footing, abutments, retaining wall, sound wall, installation of storm drains, sewer, joint trench, water lines, fire hydrants, backflow preventer, de-chlorination, BAC-T test, Cathodic Protection, Storm Water Pollution Prevention, excavation, shoring, backfill and compaction. Inspected construction of several new streets, including curb, gutter, sidewalk, wheelchair ramp, sub-grade, paving, slurry seal, shoring, pipe bursting, cured in place pipe, pressure testing, Manhole, temporary sewer bypass system, paving, curb & gutter, traffic control, and SWPPP.

8/1991 to 9/2011 Coast Construction Inc. San Rafael, California

Project Manager/ Supervisor

Worked on public construction projects such as state highway, bridge, barrier, rail, school building, storm drain, sewer, sewer lining, street improvement, retaining wall, paving, guard rail, pile driving, CIDH, sidewalk, curb & gutter, wheelchair ramp, chain link and etc. Knowledge of Cal-OSHA, Green Book, and Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications, SWPPP practitioner. Duties included contract preparation, change order negotiations, job take off & bidding, scheduling, estimating, construction supervision, estimating, traffic control, material and equipment Purchasing, prepared plans, CPM scheduling, WPCP. Hired employees and subcontractors, held regular safety meetings, trained field crews and office employees.

2/1990 to 8/1991 Sverdrup Corporation Irvine, California (On Caltrans projects)

Structural Inspector: Construction inspection of reinforced concrete structures related to highways and Metro Rail projects such as bridges, pumping plants, retaining walls, masonry walls, transit stations, pile driving, horizontal drilling, CIDH, storm drain, PCC and AC Paving, inspection on seismic retrofits of several Caltrans bridges and etc.

As acting Resident Engineer reviewed contractor’s submittals, negotiated change order, responded to RFI’s, computed pay quantities and progress payment. Prepared final as –built plans & reports of completed projects.

8/1987 to 2/1990 Caldyn. Corporation Los Angeles, California

Structural Engineer: Stress and seismic analysis of frames, rails, and restraining elements used for supporting H.V.A.C. and mechanical equipment. Supervised production and upgraded existing products.

7/1981 to 3/1984 BURNS & ROE INC. Hanford WNP-2 Richland, Washington

Structural Engineer: Nuclear Power Plant Construction. Responsible for design and calculation of complex steel structures in compliance with A.S.M.E. and A.I.S.C. specifications, stress analysis of frames, trusses, plates, welds and bolts. Computer programming.

Checked and reviewed engineering calculation and documentation. As Field Engineer resolved construction related problems, inspected cracks & damages to concrete walls and slabs, redesigned structures, worked with construction crew.

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