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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
October 17, 2016

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James P Lamancusa, P.E., MSCE

Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineer

BSCE, MSCE, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) Professional Engineer in FL and MI

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Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineer; BSCE, MSCE, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI); Professional Engineer in FL and MI; 30+ Years Job Experience covering wide range of assignments in consulting engineering, industrial environmental management/engineering, and municipal infrastructure engineering with primary focus on water quality, air quality, environmental site assessments, contamination investigation/remediation and solid & hazardous waste management; landfill engineering design, construction and operations management; air/stack emissions monitoring, pollution control and permitting; utilities engineering such as potable water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater, including pipeline transmission and collection, pumping, storage and treatment; engineering design and permitting as engineer of record; preparation of construction plans and specifications; preparation of construction and engineering contracts; construction bidding and award process.; engineering construction oversight/observation (CEI) as engineer of record; computer applications (hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, Primavera and Microsoft project management business profit center financial management, including dashboard financial review and assessment of all active projects; business sales, marketing, and strategic planning; preparation of requests for proposals (RFPs); preparation of engineering proposals in response to RFPs; etc.


B.S.C.E. (magna cum laude) and M.S.C.E., Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


09/11 to Present: Various jobs, traveling, boating, fishing, visiting family and friends, etc.; searching for suitable employment, contractual or otherwise. Semi-retired during this period, but now desire to become employed in a suitable job related to my profession and credentials. 5/08 to 09/11: Project Manager/Engineer and Branch Manager at Sarasota, Florida office for Greeley and Hansen LLC; supervised office staff, including engineers, administrative, clerical, CAD technicians and construction inspectors; business development/marketing, strategic planning and client management; performed engineering on a variety of planning, design and construction phase assignments, including County-wide wastewater and reclaimed water master plan and Nokomis wastewater collection system study (vacuum & low pressure sewers) for Sarasota County; assisted with various potable water, reclaimed water and wastewater studies in Tampa Bay region, for City of Tampa, and SW Florida Water Management District; completed final engineering design and construction phase engineering services for $4M City of Punta Gorda, FL Booster Pumping Facility force main project that included 20,000 LF of 20” pipe, multiple interconnects, flow control and metering systems; final engineering design of street inlet systems and baffle box treatment systems for large Spanish Town stormwater retrofit project for City of Tampa; engineering design for polymer feed system for sludge dewatering system and shop witness test of grit and screenings material handling systems (conveyors, chutes, etc.) for City of New York Newtown Creek wastewater treatment facility; prepared LID (low impact design) retrofit pilot study/base report of combined sewer system for Washington District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) for the Potomac River and Rock Creek sewersheds; prepared final construction specifications and bidding contract documents for Broad Creek Environmental Assessment Area wastewater sewer system renovation project

($20M project) for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) as mandated by EPA consent order, involving repair/replacement/rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system in off-road environmentally sensitive areas; applied for and obtained air quality air emissions Title V Operating Permit (renewal) for sludge drying operation at the City of Largo, Florida wastewater treatment facility. Resume/Qualifications, James P. Lamancusa, P.E., MSCE Page 2 of 5 2/23/2016

12/04 – 05/08: Professional Engineer/Project Manager for Sarasota County, Florida, Environmental Services, Program Management. Project management/engineering related to stormwater drainage system improvements for flood control and repair/replacement/rehabilitation, including planning, development plan review, coordination of capital improvement projects, infrastructure asset management/assessment, customer service/responding to customer complaints, and stormwater modeling (ICPR) and floodplain management; provided technical/engineering support to Drainage Operations, including feasibility studies/preliminary engineering, final engineering design, permitting and construction engineering services, consisting of shop drawing review, contract administration such as processing of pay requests, field adjustments/change orders and preparation of final as-built record drawings and certification of completion; gave direction to staff on related project assignments, including clerical, CAD technicians and construction observers/inspectors. Example of engineering drainage project completed through design and construction: Circlewoods subdivision: $1M drainage improvement project. 12/01 - 11/04: Professional Engineer for Sarasota County, Florida, Environmental Services, Utilities - Engineering; managed infrastructure capital improvement projects, involving water, wastewater (vacuum sewer system, etc.) and reclaimed water; coordinating with engineering consultants, construction contractors, regulatory agencies, etc. in the planning, design and construction of utility CIP projects (multiple infrastructure and area assignments for the Phillippi Creek Septic System Replacement Program). 04/01 - 11/01: Senior Engineer/Supervisor for Manatee County, Florida, Project Management Department, Engineering Division; supervised staff of 13, consisting of engineers, technicians and clerical; water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure projects, including transmission, collection, and distribution; project engineering/project management, planning, budgeting and design for capital improvement projects; development plan review (utilities); and management of utility location program . 09/00-04/01: Manager of Environmental Department for Michigan region of STS Consultants, Ltd., including eight staff members (geologists, CAD and field technicians) at three offices (Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit); marketing/sales and client relations and managing projects for industrial clients, consisting of environmental site assessments, remedial investigations, remedial designs, construction engineering services and regulatory compliance assistance/management for air, water quality and solid/hazardous waste. 03/86-05/00: Director of Environmental Affairs, Lacks Enterprises, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI. Lacks operates 15 facilities in Michigan and South Carolina, manufacturing plastic exterior automotive trim parts and plastic business machine parts, including plastic injection molding, decorative chromium electroplating and painting. Responsibilities covered all aspects of regulatory compliance activities related to air quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, recycling, water quality, property transactions/acquisitions, chemical management issues such as OSHA Employee Right to Know and SARA Title III Community Right to Know, TSDF closures with groundwater/soils investigation and remediation for two historical waste pond sites ($25M project); providing engineering services and recommendations to plant managers and facilities engineers on selection of pollution control equipment, such as thermal oxidizers for stack emissions, and treatment process equipment for industrial wastewater & residual waste solids. NPDES permitting for wastewater and stormwater, including permit applications/renewals, pollution prevention plans, monitoring/inspections, reporting and treatment process evaluation. Air quality new source and Title V operating permitting, monitoring and reporting for major painting and plating air emission sources. Developed ISO14000 environmental management system. Other Related Experience:

Part-time Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Wayne State University in the Graduate Hazardous Materials Management Program - taught 2-hour credit course on Introduction to Industrial Hazardous Materials Management in Grand Rapids, MI. 01/80-03/86: Staff civil engineer with Kent County Department of Public Works with offices located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Responsibilities included preliminary and final engineering design, environmental permitting, Resume/Qualifications, James P. Lamancusa, P.E., MSCE Page 3 of 5 2/23/2016

construction oversight and operations management for a $4M 1000-ton per day, 350-acre municipal sanitary (Type II) landfill. System design included extensive landfill composite liner system, leachate gravity collection system, pump station and storage, site stormwater drainage system, as well as on-site utilities, truck scale, scale house and construction equipment service garage with office/administrative area and laboratory; supervised approximately 15 employees, including surveyors, engineers in training, clerical staff and landfill operations (heavy equipment operators) personnel. Co-authored “Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan for Kent County.” Design, startup and operations of trailer mounted, leachate pretreatment system. Project engineer with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber of Ada, Michigan. Prepared preliminary engineering report for the City of Grand Haven that proposed a Lake Michigan intake and raw water pump station, an 18-MGD filtration plant, and a 3.0-MG water potable storage tank. Also did process design and preparation of report for Amira Corp. (Tannery in Bolivar, Tenn.) entitled: “Analysis of the Economic Impacts for Wastewater Treatment to Meet the EPA Proposed Effluent Limitations.” Project engineer with Snell Environmental Group of Lansing, Michigan. Prepared master wastewater facility plan, followed by final design and contracts preparation and administration for Cassopolis-Vandalia area in Cass County, MI, including such improvements as gravity sewers, primary pump station and 1.0 MGD wastewater treatment facility with spray irrigation system. Also did engineering design and contract preparation for lake level control facilities for Goguac Lake, Battle Creek, MI; preliminary and final design and contracts preparation for Isle Royale National Park, MI, including diesel and gasoline storage and distribution facilities (Rock Harbor/Mott Island), water supply and treatment facilities (Rock Harbor) and comfort station (Windigo). Project engineer with Harwood Beebe Company of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Prepared master wastewater facilities plans for several communities in SC and NC, including sewer system infiltration/inflow analyses and sewer system evaluation surveys. Also performed preliminary engineering and assisted in final design for wastewater facilities located at the Department of Navy Weapon Station in Charleston, SC, including several sewage pump stations, force mains and a 1.0 MGD wastewater treatment plant. CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: ASCE (current - American Society of Civil Engineers); FES/NSPE (Florida and National Society of Professional Engineers); Water Environment Federation/Florida Water Environment Association; Association of State Floodplain Managers; Air & Waste Management Association (Board member and founding Chair, West MI Chapter); member of American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (Board member and past President, Grand Rapids Branch); member of Coalition to Advance Emission Trading (Board member and founding President). PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION (current): Florida (PE#57290), Michigan, and past in Indiana and SC. ADDITIONAL PAST AND CURRENT TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS: FDEP Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control for Inspectors; Florida Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control (MOT – maintenance of traffic); Certified Floodplain Manager for the National Flood Insurance Program; NASSCO MACP/PACP

(Manhole and Pipeline Assessment Certification Program); ISO14000 Auditor Certification. OTHER PAST ORGANIZATIONS: Humane Society of Kent County ($1M+/yr annual budget - board member and past President); Big Brother in Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Resume/Qualifications, James P. Lamancusa, P.E., MSCE Page 4 of 5 2/23/2016

Ability Summary

30+ years of engineering/management experience: Private consulting engineering (27%); industry/manufacturing (38%); and municipal/county government (35%).

Broad engineering and environmental management experience, covering stormwater, wastewater, potable water, reclaimed/reuse water, solid/hazardous waste, and air quality.

Hands-on experience with all aspects of engineering, ranging from feasibility studies/preliminary design, hydraulic/hydrological modeling, regulatory permitting and compliance monitoring, final engineering design, preparation of contract construction plans and specifications, bidding, construction related engineering services, startup assistance and operations management.

Staff and client/customer management; marketing and business development; and team building and development.

Demonstrated Skills

Experience with all phases

– planning, design,

construction, startup &


Familiar w/applicable

design codes, design

standards and


Supervisory experience -

hiring, performance &

salary reviews, mentoring,


Developed and monitored

schedules & budgets,

reviewed performance vs.


Computer skills in ISPR,;

MS Office, Excel, Outlook,

PowerPoint,; GIS –

ArcMap; some AutoCAD

Experience working for

both industry and


stormwater, water &

wastewater, solid waste

Developed and performed

employee training

Demonstrated leader with

good communication

skills, deadline oriented

Project Management

Contract preparation (plans and

specifications), bidding and award,

contract administration

Prepare & monitor schedules &

budgets – MS Project, Primavera,

excel spreadsheets, dashboard

Coordinate – owner, engineers,

contractors, facility managers,

government, regulatory agencies

Public Communications & Relations

- Customer complaints, public

media, public meetings and hearings

Work closely with O&M staff to

identify needs and assist with start-

up, O&M manuals, etc.

Evaluate performance against

estimates and recommend

adjustments in manpower, etc.

Engineering Design

Conceptual and Preliminary (30%)

Plans, feasibility studies, design


Final plans and specifications (60%,

90%, 100%)

Hydraulic/hydrological modeling,

hydraulic/head loss calculations

Familiarity with AutoCAD, GIS


Chemical storage and feed and fuel

storage and dispensing systems and

secondary containment systems

Air Pollution Control Systems for

acid/metal fumes, particulates,


Renewal of infrastructure

wastewater and stormwater sewer

systems by replacement, repair or

rehabilitation; stormwater system

design, including green low impact

development design

Solids handling/processing for

domestic biosolids and industrial

residual materials – sludge

dewatering and drying

Wastewater – collection (gravity &

pressure), pumping, transmission,

storage, treatment, effluent


Landfill design, including leachate

collection, storage, and treatment,

truck scale, recycling, stormwater

drainage system

Hazardous wastes and chemicals

storage and secondary containment,


Potable water - raw water intakes,

pumping, treatment, storage,


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Construction (and pre- and post-construction)

Shop drawing review, witness shop


Pre-construction meetings, progress


Utility locates for protection and

relocations as required

Processing of field adjustments and

change orders

Pay applications and invoice review

and approval

Project close-out, punch list,

warranties, O&M manuals, startup


Supervisory Responsibilities

Clerical, administrative Laborers CAD technicians

Surveyors Construction inspectors Field technicians – sample & test Landfill foreman Heavy equipment operators Environmental coordinator, industrial hygienist

Scale house operator/clerk Geologists Professional engineers Laboratory technicians Wastewater treatment operator Engineer in Training Teaching and Training

Graduate course on hazardous

materials management

OSHA Employee Right to Know –

handling of hazardous materials

OSHA Confined space entry training

RCRA Hazardous waste – small and

large quantity generator

Industrial Wastewater treatment

plant operation & monitoring

SARA Community Right to Know

Compliance and reporting

Environmental Permitting and Reporting

Major Source Air permits for VOC


Title V operating air permits for

emissions of metals, VOCs, etc.

Permits for discharge to publicly

owned treatment works (POTW)

NPDES permit for direct discharge to

surface water

Industrial & construction NPDES

stormwater discharge permits

FL Water District ERP stormwater

construction permit

Review, evaluate and recommend

vendors/sites for off-site waste

treatment, recycling for disposal

Perform or coordinate

environmental site assessments for

properties to be purchased

Review and evaluate local, state and

federal environmental and health

and safety laws and regulations for


Marketing and Business Development, client relations Prepare project proposals with

scope of services and fees

Develop and update marketing


Call and meet with existing &

potential clients

Process client invoices and discuss

with client as needed

Master and capital improvement

plans - review for potential work

Develop and update sales forecast

Education, Licenses, Certifications

BS & MS University of Michigan –

Civil/Sanitary Engineering

Professional engineer: Florida,

Indiana, and Michigan

Completed and passed ISO14000

Auditor Certification

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