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Engineer Construction

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary:
90000
Posted:
June 12, 2018

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TIM AKINFE

ac5us8@r.postjobfree.com I 708-***-**** I LINKEDIN.COM/IN/TIMAKINFE

CONSTRUCTION PLANNING ENGINEER

Results-driven engineering professional with 6 years of progressive experience across WEC Energy Group’s diverse utility industry segments • Proven ability to introduce new policies and enhance existing procedures in order to positively impact departmental & company target goals • Areas of expertise include: Construction Planning & Control Regulatory Compliance Governmental Relations & Negotiations Infrastructure & Facilities Maintenance Third-party Conflict Resolution Corrosion Control & Cathodic Protection Engineering Drawings Analysis Employee Training, Development & Leadership PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WEC Energy, Chicago, IL 2012-Present

Engineer, Construction Planning Group 2014–Present Involved in the capital asset lifecycle of WEC’s Advanced Main Replacement Program (AMRP), handling all facets of construction management from planning, design, construction, and closeout. Served as main contact/liaison between company personnel, Chicago DOT & third-party utilities for design & construction, operations & maintenance, and restoration conflicts.

Key Contributions:

• Successfully resolved over 380 conflicts since 2014 within WEC’s Chicago Loop and Central District territories; including the successful completion of WEC’s South Austin neighborhood, as part of AMRP and CDOT’s Bus Rapid Transit, as part of its Loop Link Project.

• Fostered working relationships with key Chicago & Illinois DOT personnel, cooperatively resolving daily construction, permitting, and restoration issues within Chicago’s downtown metro hub. Associate Engineer, Damage Prevention Group 2013-2014 Refined processes to reduce third party damages to the company’s 4500 mile-underground pipeline infrastructure. Conducted investigations of damaged pipelines by internal and external contractors during construction projects, in which root cause of damage was thoroughly analyzed with on-site foreman and operator. Key Contributions:

• Spearheaded the implementation of Watch & Protect Program across the company’s North, South, and Central Districts in which light-duty union employees were assigned to highly critical construction projects, providing a presence to keep 3rd-party contractors accountable.

• Personally performed on-site auditing of external contractors, coupled with the Watch & Protect Program, reducing company’s hit per 1000 locates ratio by 14%, from 7.2 to 6.2. This reduction brought the company’s incentive goal from over threshold to within target. Associate Engineer, Corrosion Control Group 2012–2013 Managed 20 contracted locators and 12 internal corrosion technicians who were direct reports. Constructed metrics and digital infrastructures of the company’s 50+ citywide well casings. Key Contributions:

• Oversaw the yearly corrosion inspection of the company’s 16,000 one and ten-year services and mains, in which pipe-to-soil readings are initially taken, then determined if follow-ups are required.

• Displayed workplace versatility, dealing with daily tasks from both Damage Prevention and Corrosion Control Groups

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ac5us8@r.postjobfree.com I 708-***-**** I LINKEDIN.COM/IN/TIMAKINFE EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science Engineering, 2012 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

CERTIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL SKILLS

• National Association of Corrosion Engineers Cathodic Protection Tester (NACE CP-1)

• Gas Technology Institute Pipeline Safety Regulatory Compliance Certification (DOT/PHMSA CFR-2012 49 Parts 190-192)

• United Rentals Excavation Safety for Competent Person Training (DOT/PHMSA 29 CFR-1926 Subpart P/6)

• OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certification

• Staking University Locator Certification

• WEC Energy Group Leadership Program

Proficiencies include:

• ARCGis mapping suites, AutoCAD, PragmaCAD, and open-CIS

• Primavera Enterprise, Prolog, and various project management tools

• MS Office & Project suite on Windows & Mac OS

• Knowledge of construction documents (RFIs, Submittals, Contracts)

• Managing engineering & construction contractors (union & non-union workforce personnel)

• Jobsite inspections & audits



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