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Azusa, CA
March 27, 2020

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Dr. Tony Rizk, P.E.

424-***-**** Innovatively designing award winning public works, commercial, residential, and academic projects in the billions. Multilingual (French, Arabic) Professional Engineer and Program Manager offering 10+ years in large, complex construction and public works project management experience. Deftly performed projects up to $2.5B to support foreign, federal, state, and municipal programs and agencies, including NASA, the Department of Energy, and municipalities of close to 1B. Insightfully researched and developed patented Aerating Infuser as well as new tools and initiatives to save millions, optimize processes, and protect the environment. Registered Professional Engineer. Published 40+ articles and technical papers and presented and lectured on engineering processes and designs. Highlights of Expertise

Construction Management Public Works Project Management

Remodeling / Retrofitting Electric Power Generation Contract Negotiation

Feasibility and Cost Studies Fire Monitoring and Control Team Management

Energy / Resource Conservation Waste/Water Treatment Stakeholder Management

Mechanical / Electrical Systems HVAC and Plumbing Business Development

Infrastructure Engineering

Tenants Improvement

Data Centers

Emergency response

Process Improvements

Multidisciplinary teams

Professional Experience

Senior Manager (May 2018 – Nov 2019)

Clark Energy Group (CEG Solutions), Pasadena, CA

Actively guide project and project teams of 3-15 in on pre- to post-construction of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

(JPL) for space flight operations for one of America’s largest commercial and civil contractors valued at $5B. Conduct feasibility and cost studies involving all electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental, technology engineering design, construction, and start-up. Prepare project designs, cost estimates, specifications, project schedules, reports, and requests for proposals (RFPs). Develop and cultivate strong stakeholder relationships. Coordinate and provide technical supervision of staff performing construction and remodeling projects, review and evaluation, discipline.

Completed $10M complicated design and construction of data center six months ahead of schedule and

$500K under budget.

Identified and mitigated unknown, yet extensive asbestos contamination in structure of historical NASA building. This was achieved while protecting mission operation and health and safety of NASA employees. Visiting Faculty (Jun 2014 - May 2018)

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd, Saudi Arabia Eastern Washington University, WA Western Carolina University, NC Taught undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses in Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Engineering Fundamentals, Engineering Economics, Engineering Ethics and Contracts, Corrosion Engineering, Principles of Electricity, and Automatic Control Systems for domestic and international Universities with student enrollment up to 13K. Served as B.S. Senior Capstone and M.S. Thesis Advisor to graduate students.

Guided students to collaboratively design and build innovative engineering systems, like advanced HVAC systems, heat exchangers, robotics, wind turbines, aerodynamic testing tunnel, and boiler corrosion.

Advised Graduate student, now completing his Ph.D. on same project, on design and numerical simulations of high efficiency engine using innovative fuel mixing and combustion technology. Dr. Tony Rizk, P.E. Page 2


Recently helped Senior Mechanical Engineering student team to design and construct a wind tunnel and test aerodynamic efficiency of bicycles and helmets.

Developed and conducted numerous professional Engineering seminars to groups of 10 up 100+ people.

Spoke to Saudi petrochemical plant engineers on pumps and compressors fundamentals, operation and maintenance, surge protection, replacement and shaft seals.

Presented to various Middle Eastern clients on Corrosion Engineering, drainage, Wastewater Reclamation, and secondary oil and gas recovery.

Senior Project Engineer (Jan 2000 - Jul 2014)

Austin Water Util., Austin, TX Cedars Engineering, Los Angeles, CA CA Rgnl Water Qual. Ctrl Brd, Los Angeles, CA Performed planning, design, and construction to meet public works physical facilities project requirements. Identify and address logistical and financial issues. Fulfilled start-up assistance field engineering duties. Developed engineering solutions and alternative approaches to complex problems related to bridges, storm drains, sanitary sewers, roadways, water systems, flood control systems, and office or plant facility design and retrofitting. Prepared Operations and Maintenance materials, including space criteria, plans, policies, cost estimates, technical memoranda, reports, and analysis. Provided ongoing project leadership. Conferred with maintenance and recommended solutions to facility design, maintenance, and operational problems.

AWU: Senior Engineer (Jan 2013 - Jul 2014): Performed $500K-$30M Capital Improvement projects on three wastewater treatment plants, pump storage facilities, lift stations, fire monitoring and protection systems, and UPC systems for 11th largest U.S. city of 1M population.

Led design, design review, and construction oversight of cathodic protection system for utility reclaimed water tanks and installations. Performed corrosion assessment and protected utility electrical installations (substations, motor control centers, switchgear, and load centers).

Commended by Executive Team and Facilities Management for proactively identifying and addressing fire monitoring system deficiencies at several service centers and treatment plants.

Developed medium voltage electrical applications standards for substations, master control centers, electrical feeders, wire, raceways, tags, and arc flash and selective coordination studies.

Developed HVAC standards for fans, pumps, motors, compressors including vibration, temperature, and noise limits and systems acceptance criteria.

CE: President and Senior Project Manager (Jan 2007 - Dec 2014): Developed and submitted design and construction bids for public water, sewer, and utility projects for heavy building construction firm valued at

$50k and up to $5M. Ensured quality work and compliance with applicable codes and standards, and all health and safety worker and environmental protection rules and regulations.

Saved $2.2M and completed project 50% under budget when repairing residential landslide saving 15 oceanside homes in Torrance, CA.

Restored $1M historical landmark park in Monterey Park, CA.

Designed and installed five GENERAC emergency generators at five METRO bus maintenance facilities. Enabled facilities to operate without interruption when designing and replacing 20K square feet maintenance shop concrete floor, electrical, hydraulic systems, and water lines.

Delivered uninterrupted service of municipal complex with 7K+ law enforcement, maximum security prison, and courthouse staff when installing a medium voltage substation and over 2200 LF electrical feeders at cogeneration facility.

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Installed four particulate collection and filtration systems with MSB modifications and variable frequency drives.

Conducted feasibility assessment and preliminary design of required instrumentation and controls, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and data management for automated fuel truck loading system with 32 loading stations of fuel transporters for Total Petroleum in Casablanca, Morocco.

Facilitated Lynwood, CA’s receipt of All America Award by renovating and converting abandoned hotel into thriving senior housing complex.

CA Regional Water Quality Control Board: Water Resources Control Engineer (Jan 2000 - Jan 2007): Investigated environmental and operational impacts of wastewater reuse in refinery, electric power plant, and manufacturing cooling towers for city of 4M. Issued regulatory permits and monitored compliance.

Hosted two year series of quarterly workshops between electric power industry engineers, environmental activists, and regulatory agencies on topics like reduced performance efficiency.

Saved $58M in estimated compliance costs when resolving Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority dispute for less than $2M.

Additional Experience as Environmental, Air Quality, Hydraulic, and Research Engineer for forward thinking public works, engineering firms, and research labs across the United States.

Led environmental impact studies and mitigation of air and ocean water quality for $2.5B Moroccan power plant development project jointly funded by World Bank, U.S. Export-Import Bank, US-OPIC, European Development Bank, and other investors.

Performed feasibility assessment and preliminary design of water treatment plant 30 MGD expansion for Science Applications International Corporation.

Innovated new technologies and strategies to develop boiler specific models used to analyze, maintain, and upgrade electric power plants to prevent plant forced outages for Radian International.

Co-developed the Radian/EPRI Furnace Simulation Model. Used the model to improve boiler combustion efficiency, reduced NOx generation rates by 50%, reduced boiler corrosion rates by 25%, and reduced boiler fan pressure losses by more than 30% for Radian International.

Successfully brought coal mines into USEPA compliance by developing technology to characterize acid mine drainage for Tennessee Valley Authority.

Developed simulations using mathematical models, designed and built physical models, and performed field measurements and analysis in support of the TVA $19M boiler upgrades program and the TVA $50M Lake Improvement Plan.

Conducted $2M field and mathematical research on Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport in Geologic Media in support of Department of Energy (DoE) nuclear and chemical waste disposal for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering B.A. in Physics North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC Minor in Mathematics Minor in Mathematics

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Certifications & Proficiencies


Professional Engineer, California Registration

Professional Engineer, Nevada Registration

Professional Engineer, Texas Registration

Certified Corrosion Engineering Instructor

Professional Engineer, Maryland Registration General Contractor, California License

Electrical Contractor, California License

Technical Proficiencies


Atmospheric Dispersion Models (AERMOD, ISCST3),

Hydraulic Models (EPANET, HEC-RAS, MODFLOW),

Engineering Design (AutoCAD, BIM, Revit)

Project Management (Primavera, MS Project)


National Association of Corrosion Engineers Water Environment Federation

American Water Works Association American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers North American Lake Management Society

American Lebanese Foundation South Bay Audubon Society Publications, Presentations, and Patents

19 Publications, 22 Technical Papers, and 15+ Presentations on advanced engineering systems and designs

1 Patent: Aerating Infuser

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