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Construction Engineer

Tonopah, Arizona, 85354, United States
December 28, 2015

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John E. Drew

PO Box * * Palo Verde, Arizona ***** * _ drewje1@msn.com_ * 623-***-****

Summary of Qualifications

* Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.

* Broad range of Engineering experience including utilities, municipalities and private.

* Varied project management experience involving nuclear construction, municipal and K-12 projects

* Knowledge and experience in cost accounting, budgeting, scheduling, and project development

* Quasi-municipality budgeting, forecasting and tracking experience

* Extensive contract development and management experience

* Experienced in conflict management and resolution, and efficient /effective management of resources

* High level construction audit experience involving two billion dollar utility project

* Senior level involvement in Owner representation and program management

Professional Experience

CORE Construction

Warranty Manager - Contract Compliance/Special Projects August 2014 - Present

* Managed the transition from construction close-out to post-construction/warranty

* Established an on-going client interface program to foster positive client relations

* Managed warranty claims resolution – coordinating the appropriate internal & external service personnel as required for resolution

* Communicated directly with client personnel, service personnel and installation managers

* Managed the resolution of high visibility non-conformance issues

Facility Management Group, LLC

Director, Program Management July 2013 – August 2014

* Audited client K-12 school facilities to determine lifecycle age of major systems

* Evaluated facility lifecycle age to determine how present and future maintenance challenges align with available human and capital resources

* Developed master plans which matched available resources with maintenance needs and capital replacement requirements

* Developed and managed the program/project management process to assist clients with facility needs and capital requirements acquisition

GV Enterprises, Glendale, Arizona

Development Director Solar Generation/ January 2009 – July 2013

Project Director-K-12 Public Schools

* Directed the development of renewable energy/solar generation resources for client projects

- Buckeye Elementary School – 3.239 MW - $20,369,000 – 6 sites

- Buckeye Union High School – 4.5MW - $23,500,000 – 3 sites

- Liberty Elementary School – 1.3MW - $6,200,000 – 3 sites

* Construction oversight on behalf of the Owner providing budgeting, scheduling, construction quality control and jurisdictional coordination

* Provided pre-bond development in support of facility capital requirements

* Directed the programming of project deliverables

* Directed and coordinated the acquisition of key project team members – Architect, Civil Engineer, MEP Engineer and the Constructor

* Responsible for oversight and roll out of construction work and project cash flow

* Ensured schedule commitment by Team Members

* Managed the closeout of the project

Wat-Irr, Inc

Owner/VP Construction & Business Development May 1994 – March2007

* Managed and directed the construction and business development efforts for the Company

* Developed proposals and quotations for new municipal water pumping & storage projects; reclaimed water projects; general engineering street improvement projects and municipal water delivery systems

* Managed the interface between the Jurisdiction Having Authority (JHA) and the Company

* Responsible for construction efforts on behalf of the Company – including budgets, construction installations and project schedules


Fossil Generation Supervisor, Senior Consultant, February 1976 - June 1994

Lead Coordinator, Site Civil Engineer

Eighteen years service in various capacities including civil engineering oversight of construction of Palo Verde; contract development and dispute resolution of power plant construction work; administrative responsibilities including budgets/forecasts, division cost control, performance analysis, regulatory reporting and production cost optimization; management of regulatory audit of Palo Verde construction costs including affirmative case documentation, testimony coordination, witness preparation, and response coordination of information requests. Managed a team involved in the investigation, negotiation and resolution of contract warranty and non-conformance issues on behalf of the fossil power plants


Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Arizona State University -- Tempe, Arizona

Bachelor of Science - Engineering Of Agricultural Systems

Arizona State University -- Tempe, Arizona

Community Relations

Buckeye Chamber of Commerce - Realty Executives

Elected Member/President - Buckeye Elementary School Board of Trustees (8 Years)

Vice President – Buckeye Elem. School District Education Foundation (Currently serving)


Civil Engineer – EIT Certification

Arizona State Board of Technical Registration – License No. 1626

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