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Project Manager Civil Engineer

Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310, United States
October 31, 2016

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Joseph Lippis

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Alamogordo, NM ***10



Over 30 years of proven project management experience in the civil engineering/construction industry with extensive experience in facility and construction management for the federal government. These projects involved design, engineering, construction management, and facilities management. As Project Engineer and Program manager for multi-million dollar contracts for Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE), I have supervised direct-report and contractor staff. Also, served as Project Manager and Construction Manager for 929 unit Air Force Housing Privatization Project.

Held Secret clearance while with DOD and NASA. Previously “Q” clearance w/DOE. Active Background Investigation with Customs and Border Protection.

Summary of Qualifications

Extensive experience in civil engineering, construction, and facilities management

30 years experience managing government projects with the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, Department of Energy, and Customs Border Protection

Six years DOD (Air Force) Housing Privatization as Project Manager/Construction Manager.

Extensive experience in Construction Management writing standard business practices and procedures documents, developing Statements of Work, project cost estimates, government job specifications, contract documents and reporting project status and performance

Extensive communications background with contractors and other project personnel at the installation level and multi-state regions.

Extensive experience as “Owners Representative” for all functional areas of complex projects.

Extensive experience in a variety of professional environments with executives, managers, tradesmen, contract managers, engineers, architects, inspection agencies, and other disciplines

Extensive use of Microsoft and other software products. Examples such as RS means, 4Clicks project estimating; Earned value, cost and schedule control. NASA, DOE and USACE, and GSA.


Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1989

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1971

EIT Certification, State of New Mexico - #1140


8/13/2015-Present: Project Manager, E3 Federal Solutions. Contract Project Manager Customs and Border Protection, Tucson Field Office. Responsible for Capital expensed projects at the Land Ports of Entry within the State of Arizona along the U.S/Mexico border.

7/18/2014-8/12/2015: Project Manager, City of Las Cruces, NM, Facilities Management Office. Managed small to large new construction/renovation projects, from cradle to grave. Also in addition to performing regular PM functions, prepared contract documents and solicited bids and award contract. Warranty issues were also resolved for a period up to two years:

Castaneda Service Center Renovation: Warehouse to office space: 892K.

East Mesa Pool Park: Design/Build Pocket Park; $150K

Install and Upgrade Theatre Lighting and Audio: $105K.

Historic Building Interior Demolition: $48K.

1/2010-7/18/2014: Civil Engineer/Project Manager, U.S. Air Force, Civil Engineering Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM, responsible for implementing projects from conceptual stage, planning, design, and construction. At the project’s conceptual stage developed project cost using RS Means and MS Project for scheduling construction duration. Facilities included constructing a $ 4.2M F-16 Flight Simulator Training building. Entire facility is “SCIF” Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. Renovations of existing facilities to house special purpose requirements for F-16 aircraft weapons training facility, sheet metal repair facility, egress explosive facility and hush house engine testing facility.

2011-2014: Construction of F16 Mission Training Center Flight Simulator Facility; $4.2M. This project used Critical Path scheduling to tract project progress and determine total pay request.

2013: Waste Water Effluent Irrigation Base Golf Course; $0.75M. Contractor utilized MS Project for scheduling.

2012: Pilot Canopy Egress Facility Renovation; $0.7M

2012: Renovation of Aircraft Ground Equipment Service Faculty; $0.85M

2010-2013: Vertical Storage Facility for External Fuel Tanks; $1.5M

6/2009-1/2010: Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton. Civil Engineer responsible for executing facility projects at Holloman AFB, NM. Examples of projects; replace 8 miles of 24 inch diameter water supply pipeline ($3M), waste water irrigation for Base golf course ($0.7M), F-22 Flight Simulator Training Facility expansion ($6M), renovation of classrooms for munitions training ($1.2), demolition of numerous surplus facilities including a 20,00SF Child Development Center.

9/2008– 6/2009: Project Lead Manager, EASI, Contractor NASA White sands Test facility. Responsible for the direction and management of all projects and the day-to-day planning for the execution of task orders performed by 8 Project Managers (Engineers). Ensure coordination with Engineers and construction to obtain concurrence on all plans, specifications, and costs. Continuously improve planning/scheduling process to achieve on-time completion of projects within budget. Earned Value or Cost/Schedule Criteria were developed for each project and used to track project status. Earned Value Management System (EVMS) used to analyze contract/project performance metrics including cost and schedule variances, and estimate at completion, and provide narrative report to management

2007-2008. Resident Civil Engineer, MACTEC, Inc.: Construction and oversight of Housing Privatization Project consisting of approximately of 400 new construction housing units, 402 units for renovation and 900 units for demolition. Functioned as “Owner Representative”.

2007-2008: Construction Management of 929 unit housing development, Renovation 320 units and Demolition of 400 units. Evaluated Developers scheduling, construction progress and budget control using critical path method software Primavera.

2004–2007. Housing Privatization Project Manager, Holloman AFB, New Mexico. Project Manager functioning as Owner Representative for the Air Force to monitor housing development plan converting government owned and operated 1400 housing units to private developer designed and constructed 929 housing units on leased government land.

2000–2004. Facility Manager for a university research laboratory. Responsible for daily operations of facility envelope (HVAC, electrical and plumbing) and coordination and development of facility modifications to support emerging multi-discipline research and technical programs. Construction oversight included window updates to add missing metal sill flashing, laboratory fume hood renovations due to extensive corrosion,

1995–2000. Owned and operated car wash facilities in Alamogordo and Tularosa, NM. Supervised small staff.

1993–1995. Project Manager (GS-14) responsible for waste management and systems integrations between the DOE’s eastern sector interim storage generator sites and the disposal site Carlsbad, NM.

1989–1993. Program Manager (GS-14) responsible for all aspects of the WIPP Experimental Program Supervised a staff of 5 plus a contract staff of 35. Utilized Oracle based Earned Value reporting to monitor Operating Contractor performance

1984–1989. Civil Engineer (GS-13) responsible for structural engineering, construction management, and maintenance of multimillion dollar contracts at nuclear waste management site. Multi-facility complex values at $120M, including the main four story Waste Handing Building ($27M), Support Services Building ($6M), major expansion of underground ventilation employing 3-200HP motors/ fans to provide 485,000CFM, water supply storage/fire suppression facility for entire WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Project). All project utilized standardized Primavera software for cost and schedule control.

1986-1989: Construction of 84,00SF Waste Handling Building,$27M

1987: Repaving of South Access Rd; $0.5M

1986-1987: Installation of Central Monitoring System, $1.5M

1987-1989: Managed Development Radioactive Effluent monitoring System, $3.5M

1988-1989: Underground Ventilation Expansion to 485KCFM, $5.6M

1984-1986: Construction of HEPA Filter Building, $6M

1978–1984. Supervisory Civil Engineer (GS-12) responsible for construction contract administration, specializing in contract modifications and claims control for all active construction projects in the district office. Supervised two engineers and one engineer technician. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

1974–1978. Civil Engineer (GS-11) responsible for managing program and budget development, allocation and resource control of new engineering and construction projects for the Savannah, GA and the Albuquerque, NM Corps of Engineers District Offices. Experience included programming, budgeting and resource loading to fit in annual federal budgeting cycles.

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