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Engineer Project Manager

Clearwater, Florida, United States
Contingent upon experience
May 22, 2018

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Emigdio (Erik) Isern, PE

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Clearwater, FL 33759



Professional Engineer with 20+ years of experience in design and consulting services for municipal water and wastewater systems, environmental compliance and permitting, and construction management. Highly motivated self-starter and client-oriented professional who excels at providing the best possible client service, quickly establishing client trust.


King Engineering Associates, Inc., Tampa, FL

Project Manager 2017 to Present

Project manager in charge of invoicing and billing.

Project coordination between client, contractors, and regulatory agency personnel negotiating with county reviewers to obtain positive results.

Participant within the community through professional associations.

Oversight of junior staff and CAD technicians.

Prepare proposals, budgets, and submit to clients.

Provide QA/QC of design drawings and specifications.

Actively seek out project opportunities with local governments.

GHD Services, Inc., Fort Myers, FL

Senior Project Manager 2016 to 2017

In charged of business development in the area of water and wastewater engineering for the Southwest Florida market segment. Active participant within the community through professional associations.

Seek out project opportunities and provided assessment to local governments and municipalities and expertise in my area of practice.

Conducted meetings with high-level government officials and representatives to provide positive outcomes to current challenges.

Identified new projects, assembled a team of experts, and delivered completed projects on time, on budget while exceeding client expectations. Actively seek out and developed teaming opportunities with other engineering firms, cross-selling across company departments when the opportunity arose.

Conducted QA/QC design review of pipeline projects for completeness and constructability. Provided senior review of environmental reports.

Projects included: permitting assistance with the various state and local agencies, stormwater drainage improvements using LID concepts, MS4 water quality program assistance, NPDES reporting, stormwater compliance inspections, and streetscape design review using recent FDOT complete streets guidelines. Typical construction project budget: $150,000.


Project Engineer 2014 to 2016

Maintained project schedules and budgets on multiple projects simultaneously, coordinating activities with design staff and contractors, effectively communicating with contractors and management, and resolving problems in a timely manner.

Controlled projects by reviewing and approving shop drawings and schedule changes; planned meetings and recommended actions.

Responsible for soliciting and obtaining US Army Corps of Engineers permits, FDEP Permits, Department of Health Permits for potable water systems, and County construction permits.

Projects included: City and County-wide potable and reclaimed water conveyance piping design, construction oversight, pump station system and reuse expansion system analysis. Typical construction project budget: $2M.


Project Engineer 2012 to 2014

Managed $20M in water and wastewater capital improvement projects (CIPs) for the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, reporting directly to the Assistant City Engineer and Water and Sewerage Director.

Maintained project schedules and budgets on multiple projects simultaneously, coordinating activities with design engineers and contractors, establishing priorities, effectively communicating with contractors and management, and resolving problems in a timely manner.

Controlled projects by reviewing and approving designs, specifications, shop drawings, and schedule changes; planned meetings and recommended actions; supervised engineers, contractors, and city inspectors.

Projects included: water conveyance piping to 60” diameter, wastewater gravity collection systems and force mains to 48” diameter, lift station rehabilitations ranging from package stations to primary lift stations, wastewater treatment plant improvements including mechanical and electrical, and commercial building construction. Typical construction budget: $5M.


Assistant Director of Engineering Services 2010 to 2012

Managed multiple fast-paced projects for geotechnical (sinkhole) investigations for the insurance industry while maintaining direct client relations.

Generated engineering reports and provided drilling contractor oversight for SPT testing.

Designed footings for commercial buildings, and provided training and mentoring to junior-level staff on engineering principles.


Water/Wastewater Design Engineer 2004 to 2009

Designed water and wastewater infrastructure conveyance and treatment systems under the direction of the senior project manager including lift station design, WTP, and WWTP expansion projects for small to medium cities.

Performed all technical aspects of design including: submittal of permits, developing site layout, generate drawings, writing technical specifications, supervising CAD operators, construction oversight, and reviewing shop drawings and as-builts.

Drafted municipal sewer use ordinances and determined local discharge limits for industrial users.


Environmental Engineer 2000 to 2004

Field team leader and site safety coordinator in high-profile Department of Defense RCRA and CERCLA environmental assessments and UXO site cleanups working directly under the project/program managers with minimal supervision.

Generated environmental engineering reports based on gathered field data and laboratory analyses.

Responsible for researching, establishing logistics, and maintaining field offices, supervised contractors and staff of 20 engineers and technicians in isolated, remote locations. Conducted daily site safety meetings.

Key in transporting explosives and magazines from mainland USA to Puerto Rico navigating through the Island government’s port authority.

Responsible for obtaining various environmental permits including EPA and PR Environmental Board.

Post-construction inspector in county-wide galvanized water main replacement project.


Masters in Environmental Engineering with Emphasis in Sustainable Infrastructure

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

BS Civil Engineering (Structural and Environmental)

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, PR

BS Mathematics - Magna Cum Laude

Interamerican University of PR, Cupey, PR

Professional Registrations:

Florida Professional Engineer #69854, Puerto Rico P.E. #23619 (inactive)


OSHA 40 Hour Certificate; OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certificate.

Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Project, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher), ArcGIS, working knowledge of AutoCAD.

Professional technical written and oral proficiency in English and Spanish; fully bilingual.


USF Alumni (Life Member), Leadership Lee County Class of 2017 Graduate (SWFL Chamber of Commerce), Water Environment Federation, Florida Water Environment Association (SWFL Section Chair, 2017), Florida Engineering Society, Florida Stormwater Association, American Water Resources Association

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