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Environmental Engineer

Ocala, Florida, United States
December 31, 2017

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Pattie Lewis

**** ** **** ******

Ocala, FL ***79

Cell: 321-***-****


Extensive knowledge in:

- Environmental, health, and safety regulations and compliance

- Project and program management

- Technical insight

- Written and verbal communication

- Working in Team Environments

Professional Experience

Engineer Intern (E.I.) / Technical Writer

Quentin L. Hampton Associates

September 2016-April 2017

E.I. and Technical Writer for a variety of water, wastewater, stormwater and reclaimed water projects


- Updated company specifications to comply with new industry standards and updated/removed outdated information


- Assisted project managers with preliminary design reports

- Prepared construction specifications


Independent Study

April 2015-September 2017

Continued to expand my skills with training in the following areas:

- Environmental, Health, and Safety Compliance

- Project Management

Senior Engineer

ITB, Inc.

July 2003-March 2015

Engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Technology Evaluation for Environmental Risk Mitigation Principal Center (TEERM)


- Developed and managed project to reduce the environmental, health and safety issues; along with costs; associated with the use of nitric acid for passivation of stainless steel alloys

- Qualified coating alternatives for launch structures that reduced the need for extensive maintenance after each launch to after every fourth launch resulting in tremendous cost savings

- Performed a Depainting Pollution Prevention Opportunity and Needs Assessment (PPONA) for Space Launch Complex (SLC) 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS)

- Brought together NASA and the Florida Solar Energy Center to evaluate anti-soiling coatings for photo-voltaic panels to improve efficiency and reduce required maintenance

- Developed databases that increased engineer efficiency and communication and was ultimately cited as the main reasons for contract award


- Evaluated environmental, health, and safety regulations to determine compliance and potential effects on NASA facilities and operations

- Supervised junior engineers and oversaw sub-contractors to ensure quality of work

- Oversaw project teams spread across the world from NASA, Department of Defense, European Space Agency, educational institutions, and industry

- Developed procedures and a database to improve ITB efficiency and client satisfaction by value-added tracking of project milestones and deliverables

- Executed projects from development to implementation while supporting ITB and NASA Program Managers with overall program management

- Prepared project plans including project scope, objectives, required labor and equipment, schedules, and budgets

- Monitored project status and proactively addressed issues to ensure timely completion of projects within budget

- Conducted literature reviews and searched hundreds of websites that identified alternative technologies and processes to improve sustainability and compliance

- Prepared test reports that provided data analysis, identified qualified alternatives, and gave recommendations for follow up or implementation

- Edited and wrote newsletter that provided information about NASA TEERM, which included program highlights

- Presented project overviews, results, and recommendations to NASA Senior Management

- Presented at domestic and international technical conferences

Environmental Engineer

U.S. Air Force

July 2001-June 2003

Engineer in the U.S. Air Force PALACE ACQUIRE Intern Program


- Supported remediation program by preparing required submittals for state and federal reporting and presenting information to locals regarding on-going restoration activities

- Created a database to track and create spill incident reports that improved reporting to state and federal agencies

- Assisted with Title V Air Permit application for Columbus Air Force Base, MS

- Completed Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and U.S. Naval School courses in environmental management


- Completed on-the-job training in the Civil Engineering Squadron with an emphasis on the Environmental Flight

- Worked with various Environmental Program Managers including Remediation, Pollution Prevention, Compliance, Air/Water Program, Hazardous Material/Waste Management, and Conservation

- Conducted assessments to determine installation compliance with federal and state regulations

- Researched and prepared permits, reports, and technical papers for submittal to regulatory agencies

Education and Certifications

Bachelors of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

State of Florida Engineer in Training Certification

Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Certified Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER and CPR Certifications

Additional training in environmental compliance, health and safety, project management, leadership, conflict resolution, and corrosion

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