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Manager Project

Hollywood, FL
March 19, 2020

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Stephen O. Starke, PG, CHMM, LEP, REPA

954-***-**** Hollywood, FL 33020 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT » ASSESSMENT/REMEDIATION » ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE Enterprising project leader offering over 31 years of experience overseeing contract fulfillment for state, municipal, military, oil/petroleum, legal, and private entities. Specialize in the planning and implementation of multisite environmental/contamination and safety management programs that mitigate environmental impacts, safeguard the workplace, and ensure adherence to industry and regulatory standards in alignment with organizational goals. Combine natural leadership skills with advanced scientific and technical expertise to craft and implement innovative policies, procedures, and operational improvements to enhance environmental management efforts enterprise-wide. Engaging communication style with the ability to interface with employees, external partners, and key stakeholders across all organizational levels to fulfill project objectives and deliverables. Skilled at conducting highly technical training utilizing easily understandable concepts and terminology to ensure a deep understanding and content retention. Core strengths include the following:

Signature Competencies

Team Leadership


Environmental Site Assessments

Process Improvements

Program/Contract Management

Quality Control - ISO 9001

Environmental Remediation

Business Development/Marketing



Environmental Compliance

Budgeting – Forecasting


Project Management Specialist » AECOM, Inc. (formerly Metcalf & Eddy, PIECO Miami) Sep 1988 -Present Build on more than three decades of experience to oversee complex multi-million dollar ID/IQ environmental assessment and remediation contracts, directing crossfunctional teams to complete all phases of project management from business development and RFP pursuits, to initial planning, through implementation, including budgeting, invoicing, and collections. Key project clients include FDOT; FDEP; DERM; MDAD; Citiies of Miami, Miami Beach, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, and Cooper City, Port of Palm Beach; U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; American Petroleum Institute, Xylem Inc., BP/Amoco, Shell, Unocal, ConocoPhillips, Tenneco, Exxon/Mobil, Jiffy Lube, and Vecenergy.

Senior Project Manager/Contract Manager » AECOM, Inc. (Oct 1993 – Present)

Simultaneiously manage multiple large ID/IQ contracts, for State of Florida and municipal clients.

Lead activities for RFP pursuits, including developing capture strategies, submittal preparation, oral presentations, and pricing.

Handle all aspects of contract management and client relations, to include coordinating all client communications, resolving contract issues, preparing proposals and invoices, and gatekeeping all essential project and contract data.

Direct, oversee, manage, and mentor environmental staff, including geologists, engineers, and environmental scientists.

Strategize and introduce policy, process and procedural improvements to enhance existing environmental, as well as health and safety (EHS) programs, conducting training to educate and engage staff and key leadership, as needed.

Oversee the fulfillment of petroleum and hazardous waste assessments, remedial designs, and construction/implementation, monitoring job performance for adherence to all project requirements and financial metrics.

Perform technical and financial reviews of all projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and quality control guidelines per ISO 9001 standards.

Select Achievements:

Executed seven, multi-million-dollar environmental consulting contracts, covering hundreds of projects for multiple FDOT districts, and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) over 25 years.

Suggested and spearheaded the submission of a multi-year contract proposal, helming technical writing, contract unit pricing, preparation of project scenarios, and subcontractor recruiting for proposal inclusion to successfully earn the company’s first-ever FDOT Turnpike Enterprise contract valued at more than $5M.

Acquired an environmental contract with the City of Miami with less than favorable client relations following a corporate merger, closely monitoring project deliverables and improving communications through weekly project progress calls to restore client satisfaction and earn a contract renewal within 1 year with additional projects and project types. Project Manager » Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. (Sept 1990 – Oct 1993)

Orchestrated full-cycle project management for diverse environmental projects from initial proposal through contract fulfillment.

Coordinated scheduling of fieldwork and planning of field activities, analyzed and interpreted field data, and performed quality reviews of all reporting and documentation. Responsible for preparation of proposals and invoicing. Stephen O. Starke 954-***-**** Page 2 of 2 Project Manager » Metcalf & Eddy … continued

Maintained a positive rapport with subcontractors, clients, and regulatory officials to complete all project deliverables. Served as a member of the Performance Excellence Award Committee. Select Achievements:

Assumed control of an underperforming FDOT project, implementing strategic changes and additional work scopes carried out by an expanded team of five project managers and additional support staff to minimize redundancies, exceed previous deliverables and achieve profitability within 1 year.

Administered a statewide environmental inspection contract covering 1,000 FDEP facilities, utilizing six rotating 3-person teams to perform inspections in 3-week cycles to complete all review, analysis and eligibility determinations on-time and under budget with zero decision reversals.

Geologist/Project Supervisor » PIECO Miami, Inc. (Sep 1988 - Sep 1990)

Served as the subject matter expert and project lead for various groundwater projects. Supervised drilling operations for soil borings and installation of groundwater monitoring wells to collect field data including groundwater samplings and elevation surveys for analysis and environmental reporting.

Implemented strict safety measures to minimize occupational risks, performing emergency response services during on-site incidents. Served on environmental emergency response team. Select Achievements:

Rapidly progressed through roles with increasing responsibility based on ability to learn and master new reporting, project management, and field assessment skills, earning a promotion from Entry-level Geologist to Project Supervisor within six months and Project Manager after 1.5 years. Additional Work History

Realtor » ERA Pruitt Real Estate, Inc./Century 21 Spectrum, Inc. Jan 1987 – Sep 1988 Imagery Analyst » Defense Intelligence Agency (Top Secret/SCI security clearance) Jan 1984 – Jan 1987 EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Groundwater Hydrogeology – completed coursework Florida International University, Miami, FL Master of Business Administration – completed coursework Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL Bachelor of Science in Geology James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Applied Science Studies Community College of the Air Force, Denver, CO TRAINING AND LICENSURE


OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification and Annual 8-hour Refresher Training » OSHA 8-hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training OSHA 30-hour Construction Training » OSHA Confined Space Safety Training » OSHA Airborne Hazards Training OSHA Hearing Protection Training » OSHA Electrical Safety Training » OSHA Ladder Safety Training » Slips, Trips, and Falls Training Lead and Asbestos Awareness Training » Fire Extinguisher Safety Training » BP Global Alliance Safety Training Course Ergonomics Coordinator Certification Course » Project Manager’s Boot Camp » Infant/Adult CPR and First Aid NPDES Storm Water Permit Compliance Course » FDOT Project Development and Environment Course » Railroad Safety Training » Railroad Worker & Employee in Charge Training

Professional Licenses:

Florida Professional Geologist (License #PG0001560) »Virginia Professional Geologist (License #000993) North Carolina Professional Geologist (License #1372) »Tennessee Professional Geologist (License #TN3707) National Registry of Environmental Professionals, Registered Environmental Property Assessor (Reg. #6029) Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Master Level (Cert. #9231) Florida Environmental Assessors Association, Certified Florida Environmental Assessor (Cert. #317) International Society of Technical and Environmental Professionals, Licensed Environmental Professional, (Cert. #148) Professional Memberships:

Florida Association of Professional Geologists (Founding Member) » Geological Society of America » American Geosciences Institute Alliance of Hazardous Materials Managers

Stephen O. Starke 954-***-**** Select Client Experience:

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) - Managed seven, multi-million-dollar environmental consulting contracts, covering hundreds of projects for FDOT District Four, District Six, and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) over a 24-year period. Services included Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, soil and groundwater remediation, surface water/sediment sampling, dewatering, permitting, tank and waste removals/disposal, asbestos/metals-based paint/mold surveys and abatement, air monitoring, building demolition, and emergency response. Performed environmental investigations combining field reconnaissance, construction plans review, and geographic information systems (GIS) database queries to assess the environmental, physical, natural, cultural, and biological aspects affecting each project. Coordinated with municipal, as well as county and state regulatory officials, regarding the environment, health, and safety impacts of proposed FDOT construction projects. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) – Managed environmental cleanup services, including performance-based cleanups (PBCs), for hundreds of projects under the FDEP Petroleum Reimbursement/Statewide Cleanup Program, Petroleum Pre- approval Program, Abandoned Tanks Restoration Program, Petroleum Restoration Program, State-Owned Lands Initiative, and Hazardous Waste Cleanup Program. Provided direct oversight of all project and contract-related issues and served as a member of the technical advisory committee for numerous projects, which involved assessment, design, permitting, construction/implementation, operation and maintenance, and natural attenuation monitoring, as well as underground/aboveground storage tank closures. Coordinated all activities with local, county, and state officials. Also managed an Early Detection Incentive (EDI) site inspection and eligibility review program for over 900 project sites throughout Florida. Municipal Clients – Managed environmental projects and emergency response services under multiple contracts with the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), and Miami-Dade Transit Authority (MDTA). Provided program management support for a FEMA stormwater drainage replacement and road restoration contract in Miami-Dade County, which included a team of multiple design, survey, geotechnical, and construction firms performing work on over 3,000 projects. Managed multiple tank closure assessments at three water treatment plants for the Broward County Office of Environmental Services. Managed contamination assessment, remediation, tank management, and monitoring programs at various locations for the City of Miami Beach, City of Hollywood, City of Hialeah, City of Pompano Beach, and Cooper City, Florida. Managed two City of Miami environmental engineering contracts, which included storm water sampling, site assessments, remediation, air monitoring, groundwater monitoring, remedial construction, source removal, waste disposal, asbestos surveys/abatement, engineering control plans, and Deed of Restrictive Covenant (DRC) preparation. Managed more than 20 Phase I and Phase II site assessments and storm water assessments for the Port of Palm Beach, as well as the remediation program for the SkyPass/Port of Palm Beach expansion program.

Major Oil Clients – Managed environmental, health, and safety programs, including emergency response services, for contracts with major oil clients including BP/Amoco, Shell, Unocal, ConocoPhillips, Tenneco, Exxon/Mobil, Jiffy Lube, and Vecenergy. Projects included retail service station and bulk fuel facilities. Managed a compliance inspection program for over 500 retail petroleum sites throughout Florida.

Military Clients - Supervised sampling, characterization, transport, and disposal of PCB-containing transformers and PCB- contaminated concrete at a U.S. Navy facility in Key West. Managed a storm water and sediment sampling project at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

Private Clients – Managed a storm water study for the American Petroleum Institute, Managed environmental assessments for multiple law firms. Managed petroleum and solvent cleanup and reporting for a large refrigeration manufacturing firm. Managed the assessment of solvent contamination, removal of hazardous waste, and development and implementation of a groundwater and sewer discharge monitoring program at a jewelry manufacturing facility. Managed a Phase I environmental site assessment for a major hotel chain at a 240,000-square-foot hotel site. Conducted a pipeline environmental assessment for AGL. Managed multiple environmental assessments for Xylem, Inc.

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