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Civil Engineer / Capital Program Manager

Camden, New Jersey, United States
August 20, 2018

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Chris Perks, PE

PO Box ***, Camden, NJ *****


Licenses and Certifications Held:

Professional Engineer - New Jersey License No. 32507 Professional Engineer - Pennsylvania License No. 42277 Professional Engineer - Delaware License No. 9076

Professional Engineer - Maryland License No. 22889 Professional Engineer - Ohio License No. 65185

Professional Planner - New Jersey License No. 3887 Certified Municipal Engineer - New Jersey No. 491

UST Certification - New Jersey License No. 11746

Building Code Official - Pennsylvania Cert. No. 2784 LEED Accredited Professional - US GBCI # 10416619

CAPP - International Parking Institute


Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA - Bachelor of Arts, English, 1976 U.S. International Univ. (Alliant), San Diego, CA - Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1982 Rutgers University, Camden, NJ – Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration, 6 Courses Summary:

Mr. Perks is a licensed professional engineer and construction project executive with 40 years of experience in Philadelphia and New Jersey. He has successfully performed significant projects in wastewater, transportation, site development, and building capital program management, in both the public and private sectors. He is experienced in all phases of design and construction management including analysis, assessment, planning, estimating, programming, scheduling, design firm selection and oversight, construction firm selection and oversight, and claims resolution. Career Experience:

Philadelphia Parking Authority, 2014 - 2018

Mr. Perks served four years as the senior director of design and construction for the Philadelphia Parking Authority, authoring and managing all aspects of their $95 million capital program for thirteen structured parking facilities at the Philadelphia International Airport and in center city Philadelphia. Maser Consulting, 2013

Mr. Perks opened the Philadelphia office for this Red Bank, New Jersey based firm, and acted as a regional sales representative for their Philadelphia, Malvern, Bethlehem, and Hamilton, NJ offices. Amwell Dam No. 1 Improvements Project, 2012

Resident engineer / construction administrator for the construction of a new emergency spillway on a privately owned dam in West Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The $500,000 project brought the dam into compliance with current NJDEP Dam Safety Regulations. Chris Perks, page 2

LEAP Academy University Charter School, 2011

Performed all the civil / site engineering and permitting for a new 50,000 square feet, $9 million high school in downtown Camden, NJ. Mr. Perks previously performed the civil engineering and site planning for three other LEAP Academy schools and two playgrounds. Armand Corporation, 2010 - 2011

Ocean Drive Bridge over Townsend Inlet. Chief inspector for the $2.15 million painting of the Townsends Inlet Bridge, a 1,400 foot, 23 span steel bridge in a highly corrosive ocean environment. The project entailed environmental containment and near white sandblasting of lead paint, and complete three part recoating system. Performed all quality control inspections and testing, including monitoring for temperature and humidity. Made punch lists. Performed measurements for determining contractor’s progress. Also monitored maintenance and protection of traffic. Dresdner Robin, 2008 to 2010

In May, 2008, Perks Reutter Associates was acquired by Dresdner Robin Environmental Management of Jersey City, New Jersey. As a Director, Mr. Perks’ responsibilities included the civil engineering and surveying practices of the Philadelphia and southern New Jersey operations of the firm. Perks Reutter Associates, 1984 - 2008

For 18 years Mr. Perks was the president of Perks Reutter Associates, a Philadelphia based company providing land surveying, civil engineering, and building project management services. During that time, the firm was responsible for several significant building projects in Philadelphia including the Kimmel Performing Arts Center ($265 million), the Philadelphia Zoo’s PECO Primate Reserve ($30 million), renovations to the Academy of Music ($30 million), and renovations to the Rosenbach Museum ($6 million).

Mr. Perks personally served as the project manager for the renovation of the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia ($6 million), renovations of 52 branch libraries for the Free Library of Philadelphia

($30 million), and the construction of Campbell’s Field baseball stadium in Camden, New Jersey

($22 million). He was also the consulting project manager for the comprehensive renovation of two summer camps for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania ($10 million), and the principal in charge for the construction management of the Vineland, NJ, K-12 New Community School ($52 Million). Mr. Perks served as principal for the inventory, condition assessment, and cost estimating for 257 school buildings for the School District of Philadelphia, and 165 school buildings for the Baltimore County School District. The project in Philadelphia identified over a billion dollars worth of needed renovations and formed the basis of the District’s capital program. This $2.7 million effort required the management of eleven sub-consultant firms and over sixty architects and engineers. He has also performed management audits of AMTRAK’s real estate department, and the Atlantic City Building Code office. From 1985 through 1991, Mr. Perks was the consulting engineer to the Atlantic City Expressway Authority, authoring and implementing their $20 million capital program for all the design and construction along the 44 mile long toll road and its seven building facility complexes. During that time, the firm was responsible for repaving the entire forty-four miles of the Atlantic City Expressway, expanding the toll plazas at Egg Harbor and Pleasantville, design of Interchange 41 at Berlin Cross Keys Road, adding ramps at exit 9, adding the 2,500 space intercept parking lot in Pleasantville, construction of the state police barracks at Farley Plaza, and reconstructing the roads Chris Perks, page 3

into Atlantic City to prevent flooding. The firm also performed several major maintenance projects including repairs to all of the concrete bridges, and repainting of all the steel bridges. The firm has managed similar construction projects for the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. For the Delaware River Port Authority, the firm performed the planning, design and construction management for the conversion to one-way tolls at the Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry Bridges. Those projects entailed demolition of the tollbooths and re-grading and repaving of the plazas. Also for the DRPA, the firm performed a boundary, topography and utilities survey of the seven mile long Walt Whitman Bridge. In addition, the firm has designed over 20 signalized intersections.

For 17 years, Mr. Perks was the municipal engineer and planning board engineer for South Harrison Township in Gloucester County. During that time, his firm planned, wrote the grant applications, designed, and performed construction management / administration services for the Township’s NJDOT Local Aid Highway Improvement Program. Over 10 years, approximately 15 miles of local roads were reconstructed in seven individual projects. These projects included 1 mile to 4 mile long projects on Oldman’s Creek Road, Porches Mill Road, Lincoln Mill Road, Lincoln Road, Cedar Grove, Marl, Vestry and Harrisonville Roads.

Mr. Perks has served as the principal for consulting services rendered to numerous public agencies, including: the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Streets Department, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Free Library of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission, as well as the New Jersey Expressway Authority, Delaware River Port Authority, New Jersey Division of Building and Construction, the Cumberland County Utilities Authority, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties’ Departments of Public Works, City of Camden Department of Public Works and Redevelopment Agency, Cherry Hill Township, Maple Shade Township, South Harrison Township, City of Bridgeton Municipal Port Authority, and the Berlin Township Sewer Department.

As an engineering project manager he has successfully completed numerous civil and environmental engineering projects of all types including: Design and permitting of a 115,000 gallon per day sanitary sewage effluent storage and spray field disposal system for the New Jersey Division of Building and Construction; Design, permitting and federal grant administration for a sixty eight acre industrial park in the City of Bridgeton, NJ; Engineering and financial closure plan for the Bridgeton City Municipal Landfill; Investigation, assessment, design and permitting for a methane gas migration remediation system for the Borough of Pennington, NJ; Design, permitting and construction management for Phases I and II of the Municipal Sanitary Sewer Collection System for the Township of Berlin, NJ; Design, permitting, and construction management of a 24" diameter sanitary sewer trunk line extension for the Cumberland County Utilities Authority; Design and construction inspection of a septage receiving station facility for the Cumberland County Utilities Authority; Investigation, planning, design and construction management for the $2 million reconstruction and repaving of Arkansas and Missouri Avenues in Atlantic City, NJ for the New Jersey Expressway Authority. In addition, Mr. Perks has directed numerous environmental and site assessments, prepared applications and compliance programs for NJPDES, ECRA, Pinelands, CAFRA, Corps of Engineers, and other permits, as well as performing oversight of asbestos removal and leaking underground storage tank compliance and remediation programs.

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United Engineers and Constructors, Philadelphia, PA 1981-1984 Mr. Perks performed computerized stress analysis and design of welded steel structure under deadweight and seismic loadings, using AISC and NSME codes. As assistant group leader handled administrative, technical training, manpower assignment, and scheduling duties for ten other analysts. Mr. Perks completed a nine month on-site assignment for the Tennessee Valley Authority where he performed computerized stress analysis of process piping systems under deadweight, thermal, and seismic loadings. He developed and implemented an inventory and indexing system whereby 11,000 spool sheets were grouped into connected packages for efficiency of analysis. He also developed and implemented a field verification support system and a standardized training and technical documentation system. Mr. Perks was third out of thirty analysts in total personal production. Day & Zimmermann, Inc. 1977-1981

Mr. Perks was a process-piping designer with Day & Zimmermann, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Typical projects included a building program for three tape manufacturing plants for 3M Company, as well as numerous chemical / refinery plant additions and modifications. He also worked in the Vitetta Group of Day and Zimmermann where he was an architectural draftsman.

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