Resourceful, result oriented, highly experience construction professional with solid background in a wide variety of complex projects throughout the New York City metro area including water treatment plants, subway station rehabilitation, railroad track reconfiguration, WTC Transportation Hub, roadways, utilities, viaducts, bridges, and residential improvement. Most recently worked as superintendent on the NYCDEP Rapid Repair Program for the hurricane Sandy flood victims. Prior to that I worked on the Bowery Bay Water Treatment Plant Contract 59-G for the NYCDEP managing $3.5 million in Change Orders from preparation of proposal, negotiation and construction. Other assignment involved working in Skanska estimating department developing architectural and civil scope for bids, previously held the positions of Assistant Project Manager, Project Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, and Field Supervisor. As manager for Skanska with 16 years of progressive experience and a reputation for honesty, dependability and dedication to quality work. A respected leader with high standard for self and employees with a commitment to teaching crews a culture of safety, the right way to do a job in a cost effective and timely manner. I am able to quickly identify problems and implement creative and effective solutions. My professionalism, careful planning and meticulous record keeping have earned me the respect of the owner’s representatives and colleagues.
Operation Management • Client/ vendor Management • Teambuilding and Leadership • Staff Management • Estimating & Bidding • Budget management • Cost Control • Change Orders • Negotiations • Strategic Planning • Master Scheduling • Quality Assurance/ Control Inspection • Procedure Development • Regulatory Compliance • Material Management • Purchasing & Procurement • Site Safety Management.
Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Astoria NY 06/1997-04/2013
PROJECT MANAGER – Operations
nNYCDEP - New York City Rapid Repair Program 12/20012–04/2013
As superintendent on this 1,200 homes emergency project, coordinated and supervised the demolition of all damage structures affected by the flood water of hurricane Sandy and the installation new boilers/ furnaces, hot water heater and the replacement of electrical panel, wiring, house services along with incidental work.
nNYCDEP - Bowery Bay Water Treatment Plant 06/2010-12/2012
Project Manager for miscellaneous Change Order totaling $3.5 million, involved in the client / vendor management, responsible for estimates, written bids, and contracts in the preparation of the proposals, negotiations and construction
nNew York City Transit, Jamaica Center Escalators – Queens, NY 06/2009–06/2010
Manager on this $25 million contract to furnish and install ten escalators at the Jamaica Center /Parson/Archer Station. Work included such items as removal of existing escalators, modification of the existing smoke detection system and sprinkler system of all station escalators, replacement of access hatches and equipment hatches, the installation of new HVAC equipment, and other incidental work.
nPort Authority of New York & New Jersey – WTC Hub – Manhattan, NY 03/2009- 06/2009
Manager of Vertical Transportation
Manager for the procurement and installation forty (40) escalators and thirty two (32) elevators at the WTC site, responsible for the preparation of bid packages, the planning and coordination with vendor/client for the Joint Venture with Phoenix Construction
nNew York City Transit, Roosevelt Island Escalators – New York, NY 09/2005–03/2009
This $15.8 million project consisted of furnishing and installing eight escalators at Roosevelt Island Station 63rd Street Line Borough of Manhattan. The work comprised of four construction phases with a contract duration of 39 months with an estimated cost of $15.3 million, which included the removal and replacements of eight existing escalators, the modification of the existing smoke detection system and sprinkler system of all station escalators, replacement of access hatches and equipment hatches, the installation of new HVAC equipment, and other incidental work. I was instrumental in doubling the profit margins and was awarded Skanska Safety project of the year 2008.
nSkanska Estimating Department, - Valley Stream, NY 06/2004–09/2005
Assistant Project Manager/Estimator
Worked in Skanska’s estimating department developing architectural and civil scope for miscellaneous bids.
nNew York City Transit, Atlantic Ave. Interlocking Reconfiguration – Brooklyn, NY 01/2001–05/2004
Quality Control Engineer/ Assistant Project Manager
Served as Quality Control Engineer for the reconfiguration of the elevated track way and the installation of new power and signal systems. The work for this project entailed the demolition of forty bridge spans of structural steel, the demolition of structural concrete elevated track bed, reconfiguration of the tracks, and electrical signal installation. I coordinated the surveying of all existing structures that were reconfigured with new structural steel, reviewed all shop drawings and submittals from subcontractors, and inspected materials to ensure compliance with approved shop drawings, especially the fabricated steel prior to erection. Also conducted quality audits of subcontractors and represented the company in quality control seminars sponsored by New York City Transit.
nNew York City Transit, Rehabilitation of Subway Roof at Atlantic Ave. Station IRT Line 06/1997–12/2000 Brooklyn, NY
Quality Control Engineer
Quality Control Engineer for the waterproofing of the Atlantic Avenue Station roof This project included replacement of passengers platforms, demolition and replacement of structural steel columns and Beams supporting the roof, new structural concrete roof and ventilation structures, new utilities, power and electric signal, the phased excavation of the roadway to the roof structure, waterproofing the structure, backfilling and resurfacing. All work required extensive coordination with subway operation for work under diversions and flagging, and the New York City Department of Transportation for street work. I assumed full responsibility for material acceptance and installation procedures.
nNew York City Transit, Escalators at Various Locations, Borough of Manhattan & Bronx 12/2000–05/2004
Quality Control Engineer
As Quality Control Engineer I was responsible for communicating quality control regulations and procedures to all project personnel, in addition to making sure that Skanska quality control program, standards procedures and codes were understood and implemented correctly. This project involved the replacement of escalators and other activities, such as electrical work, placement of structural concrete and various finishes, such as painting, installation of ceramic tiles and plaster.
Other Relevant Experience 1981/1997
Prior to joining Skanska, I worked for 15 years on many highways, roads, bridges, and viaduct construction projects, for such clients as New York City Department of Transportation, New York State Department of Transportation, and Maryland Department of Transportation. On these projects, I assumed the position of Resident Engineer, Chief Inspector, Office Engineer, Senior inspector, in which I supervised teams of inspectors responsible for the construction inspection/ supervision of MPT, electrical work, Structural steel, the installation of structural concrete barriers, abutment walls, piles, the demolition of viaducts, drainage structures, the resurfacing of roadways, lead paint abatement and disposal, structural steel painting, the installation of sign structures, asphalt, concrete and soil testing for compliance and strength, and rejection of those not in compliance, in addition to record keeping for all material delivered in accordance with the specification and the Manual for Uniform Record Keeping (MURK) and CEES software. Special attention was place to the schedule and project sequencing during all construction projects. A partial list of Consulting Firms and project is detailed below.
CHAS. H. SELLS INC. - Consulting Engineers - Bedford Hills – New York 05/94-06/97
Office Engineer 11/95-06/97 12/20012–04/2013
Reconstruction of 65th Street and Bay Parkway Bridges over The NYCT Sea Beach Line in Brooklyn, NY.
Assistant Team Leader –Bridge Inspection 07/95-11/95
In-depth inspection for 1.8 miles of the Gowanus / BQE. Expressway in Brooklyn, NY.
Resident Engineer 05/94-06/95
Route 59 in Rockland County - mile portion of highway improvement in conjunction with the expansion of Nanuet Mall
STORCH ENGINEERS – Consulting Engineers - Hicksville L.I., NY 1989-05/94
NYSDOT- Rehabilitation of Interstate Highway, I-495 – L.I. Expressway Viaduct in NYC. Queens County
THE R.B.A. GROUP – Engineer, Architects, Planners, - New York, NY. 1986-1989
NYSDOT- Safety Improvement Project for various routes in N.Y.C. 8.5 miles resurfacing of the Cross Bronx Expressway, - Bronx County
NYCDOT- 7 million street reconstruction project in Ozone Park, Queens County
BLAUVELT ENGINEERING, P.C. – Consulting Engineers, - New York, NY. 1984 -1986
NYSDOT – Rehabilitation of the Queens borough bridge approach Ramps “C” and “D”, the reconstruction of Thomson Avenue Bridge.
V.E. ENGINEERING CO. INC. Consulting Engineers – Baltimore MD. 1983-1984
MDDOT – Construction Inspector of the Extension of Routes MD-28 and MD-355
MANUEL ELKEN CO., INC. P.C. –Consulting Engineers – New York, NY. 1981-1982
Construction Inspector on the demolition of the Westside Highway viaduct between Joseph P. Ward Street and Canal Street bridge and the construction of the Interim roadway.
B.S., Architecture • University of Panama – Republic of Panama, 1977
Licenses / Certification
Registered Architect – Republic of Panama, 1977
NICET Level IV Transportation Engineering Technologies – 06/1988 – Highway Construction - No.69688
Creative Leadership for Manager, Supervisors and Team Leaders – 11/2012 • Project Management – 12/2010 • Project Leadership: Building High Performance Teams – 10/2011• Managing Construction Project Course • Business Writing for Results – 05/2010 • Excel 2003 – level 1 and Excel 2003 - level 2 - 03/2010 •
• OSHA 10-Hour / OSHA 30-Hour • First Aid and CPR course – 02/2012 • 40 Hour Site Safety Manager Course – 10/2015 • Crisis Management Training – 08/2001 • Fall Protection Management Program Training – 11/2000 • Confined Space Awareness Training – 01/1999 • NYCT Track Safety Trained •
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Master Workshop – MTA-NYCT – 04/2004 • Reinforcement Steel and Concrete Inspection Workshop – MTA-NYCT – 03/2004• Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) Internal Auditor – 05/2002 • Certify Quality Auditor Refresher – 05/2001 • Member American Society of Quality – 07/1997 - Member No. 01144355