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Civil Engineer Construction Inspector

Mankato, MN
October 18, 2022

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Patrick Sutherland

Eagle Lake, Minnesota ***** (C) 651-***-****


A professional with a broad range of experience managing projects, personnel, performance and profits for the development, design and construction of both public and Fortune 500 private sector clients nationwide. I am technical and detailed, but personable and able to address the big picture and manage the entire team to achieve the desired results.


Sun Badger Solar – Design Specialist/ Qualified Builder (MN) Remote/ Bloomington, MN Design/ build company designing, permitting, and installing (primarily) residential solar (pv) systems. Ecolab – Sales and Service Territory Representative Mankato Region, MN Responsible for maintaining existing accounts and developing new accounts through sales and service activities. Alliance Contracting – Business Operations Manager/ Sr. PM/ Qualified Builder (MN) Mankato, MN General Contractor primarily focused on commercial/ retail and multi-family development projects. MFRA – Project Manager/ Civil Engineer Plymouth, MN Engineering firm focused on commercial/ retail and multi-family design/ development. SAIC/ The Benham Companies – Civil Department Manager/ Sr. PM Saint Paul, MN A/E firm focused on the design and construction of Fortune 500 industrial/ manufacturing and government infrastructure projects, nationwide and OUS.

HGA – Project Civil Engineer, Associate Minneapolis, MN A/E firm focused on high visibility architectural projects for private and corporate clients nationwide. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business Operations Management:

Manage company resources – dollars, time, labor and equipment – to maximize ROI.

Oversee/ analyze financial data (A/R, A/P, P&L) to improve cashflow and maximize profits.

Develop/ maintain relationships with existing clients. Lead business development efforts to acquire new clients by writing winning proposals and closing the deal during interviews.

Create and implement company standards and procedures to increase organizational efficiency and consistently deliver the highest-quality product possible.

Manage personnel through performance reviews and open communication to set future work and training goals to maximize their performance and job satisfaction.

Lead/ facilitate strategic planning efforts and share the vision with all employees.

Talk about/ emphasize safety throughout the organization, routinely, from top to bottom. Project Management:

Prioritize planning, organization and communication to facilitate success. With that said, leadership, excellent interpersonal communication skills, technical acumen, and my years of wide-ranging, real-world experience(s) have certainly proven to be useful assets too.

Proactively planning weeks and months ahead to help expose issues that might otherwise become

“emergencies” resulting in increased costs and schedule delays.

Establish and implement procedures for organizing the project documents in such a way the information can be readily maintained and shared with the entire project team.

Leading and implementing honest and open communication and stressing the importance of teamwork early on and continuing throughout the project. Reiterating: we all share the same goal. PATRICK SUTHERLAND (c) 651-***-**** 9/8

Monitoring project financials in detail, in real-time, at least weekly. Analyzing/ comparing work completed vs dollars spent vs the budget. This can be an early indicator of issues that need to be addressed, and the sooner, the better – for everyone involved.

Actively managing changes (RFI’s, FCR’s, Change Orders, etc.). Resolving changes quickly, being sure to involve all key stakeholders, and share the outcome with everyone.

Be positive and encouraging. The impact of good morale and momentum are real. A team with a good attitude will produce a better finished product because they care and they are invested.

Continually stress a commitment to safety because serious injuries will tarnish reputations of everyone involved and the overall perception of the finished product. CIVIL ENGINEERING:

Years of experience on industrial/ manufacturing, commercial/ retail, transportation and infrastructure projects for private and public sector clients nationwide and OUS. Services Provided:

Topographical site survey

Obtain geotechnical exploration data

Conceptual/ preliminary design

Site/ campus master planning

Jurisdictional submittals & approvals

Grading and drainage

Cut and fill (balance) calculations

Stormwater calculations

Detention & infiltration basins

Storm, sanitary & chemical sewer

Water/ fire main design

Electrical, natural gas and comms

Curb & gutter, sidewalk & ADA ramps

Traffic control markings and signage

Concrete structures:

o loading docks

o chemical tank containment basins

o loading/ unloading stations

o trench drains

o oil water separators

o stormwater outlet structures

Force protection and security fencing

Written technical specifications

Bid packages & contracting

Construction administration services

o observation & quality control

Landscaping, material lists & details

I enjoy design - developing creative solutions that are efficient and cost effective. I enjoy project management. Working/ coordinating with others to produce more than you could on your own. I am thankful for the opportunities I’ve had – companies, mentors, clients and projects – that honed my technical abilities and provided me with the experience(s) to create/ present this resume. LICENSES:

Qualified Building Person – State of Minnesota (QB-717735) Professional Engineer (PE) – State of Wisconsin (lapsed) FE/ EIT – State of Minnesota, Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation – AIA Continuing Education/ WPL Publishing Company, Inc. EDUCATION/ TRAINING:

BS Civil Engineering (FE/EIT) - University of Minnesota, IT Minneapolis, MN AAS Landscape/ Horticulture - Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN COMPUTER/ SOFTWARE:

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Project

AutoCAD, HydroCAD, StormCAD



Apple compatible apps

Google Suite

Adobe Acrobat





PATRICK SUTHERLAND (c) 651-***-**** 9/8

As a hardworking, experienced, self-starting leader and team player, I enjoy collaborating to deliver creative, efficient, high quality, cost effective solutions benefitting both the client and the bottom line.

I am proud of the professional (and personal) relationships I’ve developed and maintained with former employers and clients over the years. I believe repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals are the highest form of compliment and best reflect overall satisfaction. SPECIFIC CLIENTS/ PROJECTS:

General Contractor – Construction:

University of Minnesota, Mankato

Bethany Lutheran College

MN Department of Transportation

MN Department of Natural Resources

MN Air National Guard

Jarraff Industries

Door Engineering

Southdale Pediatrics

Handi Medical Supply

JP Fitness


Heritage Construction

Nystrom and Associates

Metro Dentalcare

CBC Fisher Group

Chaska Growth Holdings

Crooked Pint Holdings

Madison Victory Group

Sibley Development

Prairie Winds Development

Architectural/ Engineering Consulting and Construction Administration Services: Public Sector:

934th Airlift Wing US AFRES

133rd Airlift Wing MNANG

148th Fighter Wing MNANG


City of Saint Paul

MTC/ Met Council Transit Operations

MN Department of Transportation

MN Department of Natural Resources

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Private Sector:



General Mills


SC Johnson

Monier Life Tile

Biggers Brothers

Schwan’s Sales Enterprises

Burlington Northern Railroad


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