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Engineer Construction

Location:
Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Posted:
October 29, 2016

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EDUCATION: BS/****/Civil Engineering/University of Toledo, Ohio

REGISTRATION: NICET Level IV

ACI CCTC

ACI Grade I

Rutgers, TCC

NJSAT

TRAINING: Steel Structures Painting Council

OSHA Lead Awareness Training

OSHA 10 hours training

NJ Transit Light Rail Safety Training

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 28

Professional Profile

28 years of direct experience for achieving workmanship and project deliverables in conformance with the contract documents. Played a key role in oversight of large capital projects for new construction and rehabilitation/refurbishment. Have practical, hands-on involvement in construction management, owner’s rep services and jobsite inspections for private sector facilities and public infrastructure (bridges, highways, utilities, ports and buildings). Have had direct interaction with contractors, architects, engineers, owners, testing/inspection firms and regulatory agencies. My early career included personal direction and performance of construction materials testing, analysis of data and remedial action for non-conforming materials.

Project’s Experience

Newark Light Rail Sandy Recovery Program at Penn Station Contract 14-017X MCC and Fan Restoration City of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey August 2014 to May-2016, $ 3.50 M

Resident Engineer/ The work under this contract consist of the restoration of structural, mechanical and electrical facilities for the Newark City Subway located at Penn Station in the city of Newark New Jersey. It includes the replacement of the existing flood damaged Motor Control Centers (MCCs) units caused by “Superstorm Sandy” with new units; including MCC/PLC Modules/Control Input/output Modulus, power supply, terminal blocks, relay modules, and all necessary internal wiring & terminations. It also includes the removal and installation of (12) axial flow emergency ventilation fans and all associated control wiring, JBs, disconnect switches and other appurtenances serving the fans, the replacement of the Fan Monitoring Panel (PLC), the upgrade and connect of the existing RTU cabinet (Siemens PLC cabinet) to the new MCC units and to the new ventilation control systems in order to integrate the restored portion of the ventilation system with the existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; testing and re-commissioning the new existing tunnel ventilation system. Duties: responsible for resident engineering duties as well as daily inspections of all contractor work; perform daily contractor interface and coordinate work activities; coordinate all third party contract work with NJT Station Operations; coordinate and monitor activities of project’s team; maintain contract administration records such as RFIs, daily reports, submittal’s log, change order log and NPC log; review, negotiate and approve payment requisitions; prepare engineers estimate, cost price analysis and recommend it to the Project Manager for processing; negotiate and prepare Change Orders; manage and coordinate with the design engineer on all construction related activities to ensure prompt exchange of correspondence and approvals; chair site meetings and prepare meeting minutes; perform site audits to ensure compliance with the contract documents; review construction schedule; ensure correctness and completeness for submittals; prepare “as-built” drawings and exchange and reply to daily e-mails via MS Outlook.

Reference: Thomas Napolitano Director of Construction 908-***-****

NJDOT Region North Maintenance Bridge Painting Contract 2013-4 on Routes 3, 23, I-80, 120 & 202, Clifton City, Wayne Township, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, & Rutherford Borough, Bergen and Passaic Counties; December 2013 to August 2014, $3.23M.

Office Engineer/Alternate Resident Engineer for 8 Bridges on Routes 3, 23, I-80, 120 & 202In Clifton City, Wayne Township and East Rutherford, Elmwood Park & Rutherford Boroughs; Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. Duties: managed and trained the inspection force, responsible for monitoring 100% containment operations, MPT, quality of coating materials, proper storage, mixing, application, coating inspect and application for compliance with contract specification, surface preparation (SSPC-SP10), environmental compliance. Managed the construction field office functions, including: receive and review for accuracy the Daily Work Reports and perform entries in “Site Manager”; create and maintain all project files; perform submittal reviews and resolve outstanding issues; process and track project’s correspondence; chair meetings and develop meeting minutes; review and submit Materials Questionnaire for to NJDOT; review status of reports from the Bureau of Materials Engineering and Testing; review status of delivery tickets and certifications; review EEO submittals for conformance with Department of Labor guidelines and prepare its submittal in timely manner; prepare, negotiate and submit progress estimates; prepare project’s diaries; prepare, negotiate and process change orders using NJDOT guidelines; prepare projects as-built & closeout using Site Manager Construction Management System. Client: NJDOT Ref: George Earle 570-***-****/ Lynn Bartleson 973-***-****.

FHWA Maintenance Bridge Painting for Route 19and I-80, Clifton and Paterson Cities, Passaic County June 2012 to August 2014

Office Engineer/Alternate Resident Engineer: This project consists of near-white blast cleaning and painting of all surfaces of existing structural steel using” Organic Zinc Coating System” (organic zinc rich primer, epoxy intermediate coat and urethane finish coat), repair of concrete surfaces spalls, the application of epoxy waterproofing on concrete pier caps, pier seats and abutments, and lubricating the bearings and the connection pins. Duties: managed and trained the inspection force; managed the construction field office functions, including: receive and review the Daily Work Reports and enter them in “Site Manager”; create and maintain all project files; perform submittal reviews; process and track correspondence; chair meetings and develop meeting minutes; review and submit Materials Questionnaire to NJDOT; review status of reports from the Bureau of Materials Engineering and Testing; review status of delivery tickets and certifications; review EEO submittals for conformance with Department of Labor guidelines and prepare its submittal in timely manner; prepare, negotiate and submit progress estimates; prepare project’s diaries; prepare, negotiate and process change orders using NJDOT guideline; prepare projects as-built and closeout using Site Manager Construction Management System. Client: NJDOT. Ref: Lynn Bartleson 973-***-****.

Route 120, Paterson Plank Road from Route 17 to Murray Hill Parkway Grading, Paving, Drainage and Structures, Borough of Carlstadt and East Rutherford, Bergen County, NJ: March 2009 to June 2012; $ 29.7 M. Office Engineer/Alternate Resident Engineer. This Project is one of the several high priority projects associated with the Meadowlands Xanadu Development and other proposed regional developments. It involved the reconstruction and widening of Route 120 Paterson Plank Road by the addition of an auxiliary right lane in each direction between Route 17 and Murray Hill Parkway, including the widening of two bridges and construction of new traffic signals. It also involved the relocation of all existing utilities within the project limits and the installation of Cantileaver / Monotube sign structures. Duties: manage and train the inspection force, provided management of construction field office functions, including: receive and review all inspection reports and enter them in “Automated Construction Estimate System” ACES; create and maintain all project files including submittal reviews processing and tracking, correspondence logs and weekly progress reports; generate, negotiate and submit monthly progress estimates; prepared and negotiate change orders using NJDOT guidelines; review status of reports from the Bureau of Materials Engineering and Testing, review status of delivery tickets and certifications, EEO submittals for conformance with the Department of Labor guidelines and prepare its submittal in timely manner; prepare and submit all Traffic Interference Reports, Material inspection Requests, Materials Questionnaire, Asphalt Coring Requests, etc to NJDOT respective departments; review all utility/police invoices and submit them for payment. Lead a team of inspectors to prepare as-built records, and performed projects closeouts following NJDOT procedures. Perform QC/QA reviews with NJDOT Bureau of Construction Engineering. Also, performed research of construction issues for claims, submitted by the contractor. Client: NJDOT. Ref: Lynn Bartleson 973-***-****.

Route I-80 Resurfacing, East of the Delaware River to West of Knowlton, Mile Post 8.0 – 12.8, Townships of Knowlton, Blairstown and Hope, Warren County, NJ: March 2008 to March 2009; $ 10.8 M. Office Engineer/Chief Inspector. This resurfacing project consists of milling and Superpave Hot Mix Asphalt of 4.8 miles of Route 80, removal of existing guide rail and installation of new, drainage repair work, rock catchment trench, etc. Duties: receive and review all inspection reports and entered them in “Automated Construction Estimate System”, ACES, prepare and maintain all files, prepare and submit weekly progress reports, monthly estimates and change orders,review status of reports from the Bureau of Materials Engineering and Testing, review status of delivery tickets, certifications, and EEO documents for completeness and conformance prior to its submittal by the Resident Engineer, prepare as-built records, perform QC/QA review with Bureau of Construction Engineering; and perform projects closeout following NJDOT procedures. Client: NJDOT Ref: George Earle 570-***-**** Lynn Bartleson 973-***-****.

Route 80 Resurfacing MP 0.00- 8.50, NJ: April 2007 to March/2008, $12.5M; Chief Inspector/Traffic Control Coordinator Work included milling of existing pavement and installation of new “HMA” and “SMA” pavement, pavement stitching, slab stabilization using polyurethane grout injection, full and partial depth “PCC” pavement repairs, epoxy resin and thermoplastic pavement striping, pavement reflectors, safety audits and maintenance and protection of traffic (MPT). Duties involved supervising contractor’s construction activities for conformance with the contract documents, traffic control coordination and daily safety audits. I was in charge of the field operations during the Resident Engineer’s absence. Also, I performed entries of job records using the “Automated Construction Estimate System” (ACES). Client: NJDOT. Ref: George Earle 570-***-**** Lynn Bartleson 973-***-****.

Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge Sign Structures Replacement; March 2006 - February 2007; $2.0M. Resident Engineer. Work included site preparation, construction of caissons/pedestal foundations, replacement of: simple span overhead sign structures, sign structures and associated supports at the main span truss and at a pedestrian bridge, a cantilever sign structure with an under deck supports, installation of new sign panels at all locations, installation of numerous ground mounted signs, sign illumination including all required conduits, junction boxes, main service distribution panels, switches, wiring and luminaries, MPT/safety coordination, welding and structural steel field condition survey, and demolition of existing signs. Duties entailed the coordination of all meetings and preparation of meeting minutes; review and preparation of all correspondence; review of the contractor’s initial and monthly updates of the CPM schedule; the coordination with state and local police lane closures and traffic stoppages related to construction activities; assumed duties of daily safety inspections of traffic controls; supervised contractor’s work for conformance with the contract documents; prepared daily, bi-weekly and monthly reports; established and maintained project filing system; calculated final quantities and performed monthly estimates for payment; reviewed all contractor’s submittals (RFI’s, shop drawings, delivery tickets, certifications, etc); reviewed claims/prepared and negotiated change orders; and prepared the final “As-Built” drawings. Client: DRJTBC.

PANY&NJ, New Jersey Marine Terminals, Port Newark/Port Elizabeth, NJ; 07/2002-03/2006. Consultant Resident Engineer. Key member on a construction management team with oversight of several capital projects of port tenants. Major duties entailed: conducted pre-construction meetings prior to start of construction; performed review and commentary on drawings and specifications submitted for newly proposed projects prior to approval to proceed with the construction; auditing the work of multiple contractors and architect/engineer for conformance with contract documents; applicable codes and regulations; industry practices and PANY&NJ guidelines; performed regular scrutiny and auditing of submittals and certifications of the Architect/Engineer-of– Record; provided constructability Improvement suggestions to help meet project’s schedule; provided constructive Input for project Improvement at regular progress meetings to resolve complicated Issues and remedies for non-compliance; in order to avoid future complications with project’s close outs; coordinated and conducted with multiple parties the partial turnovers and final Inspections for life-safety and beneficial use prior to the Issuance the formal Certificate of Occupancy. This included, but not limited to above ceiling inspection (spray on fire proofing, fire stopping, sprinkler piping hangers including seismic bracing, ceiling grid hangers including seismic bracing, electrical conduits and supports, AC ducts supports, etc), fire rated walls including elevator hoist ways, fire alarm signal initiation testing including: (smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual pull stations, strobes and audible alarms devices for verification that the signal was received by the buildings fire command center, which relayed them to the central monitoring station, fire extinguishers operation, fire standpipe system, motorized fire dampers and fusible link fire dampers, fire pump (including tamper switches, water flow valves, etc.) emergency lighting system, emergency generators, means of egress, HVAC system duct pressure testing and balancing, etc., fire rated doors inspections. Client: PANY&NJ.

Some of the projects covered as follow:

$14.5M, 86000 sf of new maintenance facility. The building included a straddle and equipment garage, crane facility and a two-story office building. This work involved the installation of H-pile foundation system, grade beams, structural steel frame, fire rated walls, metal and stud interior walls, metal siding, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, fire protection and fire alarm systems, slab on grade and mezzanine slab. Also, installation of new water mains, sanitary mains and drainage system was performed to accommodate the new facility building.

$6.2M, 15000 sf of four-story 4-buildings project for shore side administrative offices and break rooms. This work involved the installation of: new concrete filled pipe piles, installation of reinforced concrete foundation, structural steel frame, slabs on grade, mezzanine slabs, concrete block interior walls with spray on fire stopping material, installation of metal studs exterior framed walls, (fire rated as applicable), installation of fire protection and fire alarm systems, metal finish siding, roofing, etc.

$13.8M, 111,000 sf of industrial warehouse expansion project at Elizabeth Industrial Park for PFG food. Work involved the performance of deep dynamic compaction at proposed footing location, the installation of new structural steel frame, exterior precast concrete panel walls, slab on grade, siding and roofing, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, storage racks, grading and paving, installation of new life and safety system (including fire hydrants and associated piping.)

$5 M of demolition of various exiting buildings. Work involved building demolition, remediation, site restoration of buildings footprints, asbestos, lead and hazardous materials removal and disposal (following all required local, state and federal regulations), removal and termination of all above and underground utilities (gas, sewer, water, drainage, sanitary), sediment and erosion control, etc.

$100M of various marine terminal reconfiguration and modernization projects which dealt specifically with storm water collection, electrification and paving, in addition to state of the art new gate complex, electrical substations and back up generators. Work involved the installation and upgrading of the drainage system, installation of new water networking systems, fire hydrants, sanitary system and associated manholes, 26.4kv and 13.2kv electrical substations and associated duct banks and electrical cables at various locations, and computerized gate complex canopies for truck traffic.

$55M of various wharf modernization projects for several berths. Work involved the demolition of existing water side crane rail beam, the installation of H-piles and concrete filled pipe piles foundation for new crane rail beams, the installation of 100’ gauge waterside and land side reinforced concrete rail beams, the installation of new crane tie downs and stow pins, the installation of new steel king pile/sheet pile combination toe wall system, installation of cable pits and panzer belt covers, installation of new ship bollard and ship fender systems, and installation of new crane rails.

$20M for the installation of new lighting system and refrigeration racks. Work involved the installation of concrete filled pipe piles at each proposed light tower location, installation of reinforced concrete pile caps and pedestals, installation of new electrical duct banks and cables, installation of new 120’ high mast poles. Additionally, three refrigeration racks were installed with associated electrical substations, electrical cables and refrigeration ports to refrigerate required containers.

NYCDOT, Queensboro Bridge Lower outer Roadways, Contract No. 5, Borough of Queens, NY; 08/1995-07/2002, $220M. Senior Inspector/Field Engineer. This project involved the demolition and reconstruction of the lower level outer roadways. This complex project had high public visibility and scrutiny. Duties entailed supervision and inspection of major structural steel and concrete removal operations, installation of new structural steel members, new concrete filled bridge grid deck and scuppers operations, implementation of MPT schemes, bridge lighting system, bridge painting and pavement resurfacing. Implemented OSHA rules for safer work practice. Also, was involved with daily and monthly record’s keeping for payment of quantities using unit price items. Became the LEAD Inspector for the $40M painting operation that required a “Class-A” containment. Enforced SSPC, OSHA standards and NYCDOT’s specifications dealing with paint removal, disposal and new paint application. Trained junior staff, and was responsible for job acceptance and payment of quantity. Client: NYCDOT.

NYSDOT, Reconstruction of I-87/I-287 Route 17 and 59, Suffern, Rockland County, NY; 02/1993-08/1995, $110M. Senior Inspector. This highway and bridge construction project covered 4.5 miles of the I-87/I-287/NYS Thruway interchange with construction of 13 bridges and several ramps at two interchanges (for Exits No. 15 and 15A). Primary responsibilities included inspection and supervision of piling, foundations, structural concrete, earthwork, retaining walls, storm sewer system (drainage), asphalt /concrete paving operations and testing of materials on site. Routine duties consisted of daily field reports and record’s keeping for payment quantities using unit price items in accordance with NYSDOT Manual of Uniform Record Keeping (MURK). At the completion of the project, it was necessary to confirm precise in-place quantities for unit price items in order to adjust/reconcile the history of payments, bills of materials and schedule of values. All such construction/cost accounting required specialized knowledge in details of construction, quantity take-offs and cost estimating. Client: NYSDOT.

NYSDOT, Reconstruction of the Taconic State Parkway, Westchester County, NY; 08/1990-02/1993, $20M. Field Engineer/Senior Inspector. This 2.5 mile project consisted of converting the existing 4-lane Parkway to a 3-lane in the southbound direction with shoulders, and opening and new three lane northbound lanes with shoulders. It also included the construction of two new bridges and massive clearing and grubbing and earth movement operations. Duties on this construction project involved inspection and supervision of massive earthwork operations, preparing cross sections; grading and paving operations; utilities (drainage, water and sanitary) for the new and existing alignment of the highway; testing of soils and concrete; clearing and grubbing; erosion and sedimentation controls; preparing daily field reports and record’s keeping for payment of quantities using unit price items abiding by the NYSDOT MURK, including time and material records. At the completion of the project, it was necessary to confirm precise in-place quantities for unit price items in order to adjust/reconcile the history of payments, bills of materials, and schedule of values. All such construction cost/accounting required specialized knowledge in details of construction, quantity take-offs and cost estimating. Client: NYSDOT.

The Haller Testing Laboratory, Inc., Plainfield, NJ; 08/1988–08/1990. Quality Control/Materials Engineer. Duties involved testing and inspection of construction materials for multiple projects involving industrial, commercial and office buildings following industrial standards (e.g., ASTM, ASSHTO, ACI, etc.). Performed laboratory experiments (proctor, grain size distribution by sieve and hydrometer methods, liquid limit, plastic limit, concrete cylinder breaks etc.) and QC field testing for the establishment of curves and analysis of data (e.g. moisture-density curve, grain size distribution curve, liquid limit/plastic limit curve, etc.) to ensure materials used met the predetermined quality standards. Worked closely with clients to assure that products used in construction conformed to specifications, codes, and other parameters contained in the contract documents. Prepared test reports and developed technical handouts.



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