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Manager Engineering

Canton, MI
June 30, 2016

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Rajesh M Bhatt **** E. Roundtable Dr., Canton, Michigan 48188

Phone: 313-***-**** e-mail:

Objective: Seeking an administrative/management position in the field of engineering in the areas of data collection and analysis, sales/marketing/distribution, business development/analysis, bids and proposals, or purchasing.

General Know the people and know the business, recognized as the "go-to, follow-through person" with proven

Skills: abilities of problem identification, analysis and resolution, ability to prioritize, solid history of delivering outstanding customer values, analytical, innovative, detail oriented and resourceful, technical aptitude to achieve profitability targets, capable of resolving multiple/complex project issues and motivating staff to peak performance through management/implementation/controls. Strong family background, work ethics coupled with management and people skills, pleasant to work with, multi-tasking, trust-worthy, team-player and can work independently, good written & verbal communication (quadrilingual), computer skills, objective, well organized & self-disciplined, strong research skills, willing to learn new concepts/techniques and its engineering applications, ability to quickly assimilate other computer applications, able to engineer win-win results.

Professional Over 30 years of variety of experience in areas of engineering consulting, administrative, management

Skills: sales/marketing, retail/wholesale/distribution & manufacturing, business development, bids & proposals, purchasing, project management/coordination, human resources and client relations, each type posing its unique challenges. Took projects from conception to successful completion. Worked at different levels starting from management trainee and later as: business partner, project/marketing engineer and other managerial and executive positions. Involved in numerous City, State and Federal (DoD) projects. As a Corporate Capture Manager/ Proposal Manager (Domestic and International)/ Support Services Manager was primarily involved in the preparation of US Federal Department of Defense’s (DoD-USACE, AFCEE, NAVFAC, etc.) CONUS and OCONUS proposals on US and world-wide basis and various other local, county and state proposals and projects; AASHTO accreditation process; MDOT pre-qualifications process; Health & Safety Plans, QA/QC Manuals; and various other agreements (Master, Subcontractor, etc.). Involved in execution of meetings, workshops, expo booths, customer clinics, day-to-day market activities, clients/subs/suppliers development.

IT Responsibilities mainly in relation to Federal/ State/ Local Governments (described in the “Experience” below)

Responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database, organizing the data, updating existing databases and developing new systems for new, updated information

Evaluating outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; and anticipating and matching requirements with clientele needs

Filling the database with the information and setting up storage, back-up and ensuring the database has adequate storage

Collating information for planning, reference and communications purposes

Making sure database is fully compliant with all legal requirements

Accomplishing objectives by forecasting requirements; budgeting; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action

Maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies

Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Coordinating relations and serving as liaison to internal users, vendors and other external partners with respect to data

Setting project scope, priorities, deadlines and deliverables schedules

Ensuring ongoing alignment with company goals

Experience: January 2009 – April 2015 Lakeshore Group of Companies, Detroit, Michigan

Proposal Manager (Domestic and International)/Support Services Manager - Corporate

Proposal Manager: Actively involved in preparation of bids & proposals and contract documents for federal government mainly US Department of Defense (DoD) on a world-wide basis (CONUS and OCONUS), in addition to local governments and commercial organizations. Won company’s first-ever federal DoD projects in various territories like Qatar, Oman, Pakistan and Hawaii totaling to approximately $30M. In addition to several small projects and change orders won DoD’s ID/IQ contracts worth $500M+ and actively assisted in winning multi-million dollars projects on domestic and world-wide basis. These required coordination with various entities within and outside the company including production staff, on-site operations staff and subcontractors located in US and abroad. Responsible for procurement/compliance of the bid bonds per federal bond requirements in a timely manner, subs/vendor development while maintaining the close relationships. Reviewed proposals for quality standards (Red Team).

Support Services Manager: Reported to the Executive VP/COO of the company. The responsibilities included: Business development, liaison with clients and stake holders, actively assisting in formulating/reviewing customized computer programs and standard forms, management & maintenance of filing systems, records, project & proposal systems, database, templates, corporate inventories, job site inventories, supplies/equipment procurement; morale enhancement programs and training. Developed Health & Safety Plans, QA/QC Manuals; and various other agreements (Master, Subcontractor, etc.).

June 2001 – December 2008 Somat Engineering, Inc., Detroit, Michigan

Project Coordinator

Directly reported to the Vice President of the company. Involved with coordination of few of the company’s largest and most challenging projects. Proven track record in coordination &permit requirements for local, state, county, road & drain commission projects. Performed, coordinated and maintained office and field activities for various clients, including governments, vendors and utility agencies. As on-site personnel worked on: geotechnical investigation, construction inspection & oversight, site development, MDOT projects, water & waste water distribution and treatment plants, system studies and design, combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects, sediment dredging, condition surveys/remediation, program management and environmental engineering projects.

Involved in bids & proposals, reports, business development, liaison with clients and stake holders, design drawing reviews, AASHTO and US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) accreditations, developing, reviewing & implementing corporate/site-specific health and safety plans, QA/QC plans, various contracts, and obtaining pre-qualifications and certifications. Major Projects: $9M CS-1347 Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) As-needed Geotechnical Engineering & Testing Services; $300M Detroit Public Schools Program Manager Team, LLC (DPS-PMT), As-needed Geotechnical Engineering & Testing Services; $1M Ambassador Gateway; $25M MDOT Pavement Project, SE Michigan Area.

February 1995 – May 2001 Enviromatrix, Inc., Detroit, Michigan Marketing Research Analyst/Project Engineer/Project Coordinator

In addition to marketing and research, worked independently as well as a team player on various environmental engineering and consulting projects, Environmental Site Assessments/Baseline Phase I and II, asbestos & lead abatement at various sites in coordination and in compliance with local, state and federal agencies. Was involved in marketing, bidding, evaluating, analyzing, accounting, collections, training, coordinating various off-site/on-site activities, developing & reviewing contracts, HASP and QA/QC plans, laboratory work, compliance, scheduling, coordination with various utility companies and local/state governments & local citizens. Major Projects: $5M Sampling of the Dewatered Chesterfield Lagoon, Chesterfield Twp.; $1.2B Northwest Airlines DTW Airport Project, Romulus.

Education: MBA (Marketing) GSU (Gujarat State University), India

BS (Electrical Engineering) GSU (Gujarat State University), India

Computer Skills: MS Office, AutoCAD, Unigraphics, Visual Basic, ‘C’ Language, Oracle/SQL, Company Specific (Customer-Built) Programs

Other OSHA 40-hour Hazwoper Training OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training

Training, OSHA 30-hour Health & Safety Training for Construction Industry

Certifications: MDOT Computerized Office Technician Training In-house computer based safety training

References: Per request

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