My long term aspiration is to become District Engineering Administrator.
As the District Construction Engineer, my core construction duties include administration of all construction contracts in District One; providing assistance and guidance to the RCEs in resolving issues that arise during project construction; coordination with other offices such as Director of Construction, FHWA, Program Manager, Right of Way, Hydrology, Road Design, Bridge Design, etc; and finally I review all Change Orders and provide guidance to RCEs to assure that Change Orders are justifiable and accurate, verify that additional funding is appropriated, if needed, and make recommendation of approval to DEA.
Additional duties also include coordination with Program Managers, Road Design, Bridge Design, Hydrology, etc. in project development, administration and oversight of significant special projects that require assignment of special staff (CEI), management of the district review team in the quality assurance of construction inspection services, and serve on select AGC and SCDOT committees providing guidance and input for developing statewide policy.
Assists DEA in organizational and managerial decisions related to general district operations, specifically related to construction functions. Recommends organizational structure of district construction units and recommends district policies and business plan objectives and procedures related to the construction program. Represents DEA in his absence at meetings and conferences and speaks on behalf of SCDOT and District One when meeting with the public, media, local officials.
As a Professional Engineer, review and seal documents for accuracy related to district developed construction contracts.
Provided supervision and guidance to the two Assistant District Maintenance Engineers and the Resident Maintenance Engineers in the six counties of District One responsible for approximately 600 employees and over 7,300 miles of roadway. Reviewed and monitored the various ongoing short term and long term maintenance programs in the District through field inspections and the review of monthly reports. Established, reviewed and monitored the nearly $18M county maintenance budgets. Ensured that funds were utilized efficiently and that budget limitations were not exceeded.
Provided supervision and guidance to the various other district units / groups to include District Contracts Manager, Central Sign Shop, District Bridge Inspectors, District Bridge Construction, and the District IRVM Coordinator.
Served as District Leader for the Snow and Ice Removal Plan and the District Co-leader for the Hurricane Evacuation Plan.
Assisted DEA in organizational and managerial decisions related to general district operations, specifically related to maintenance functions. Represented DEA in his absence at meetings and conferences and spoke on behalf of SCDOT and District One when meeting with the public, media, local officials.
As a Professional Engineer, reviewed and sealed documents for accuracy related to construction or maintenance contracts. As a Profession Engineer reviewed HMMS work requests and encroachment permits to insure compliance with “objective and quantifiable factors” as required by state law.
Communicated with employees, citizens, local official, state and federal agencies, as well as State and Federal Legislators through a command of the English language, both verbally and written. Served as the Department's representative in a professional and respectful manner.
Served as assistant to the District Engineering Administrator responsible for vehicle and equipment maintenance goals, needs analysis, replacement recommendations and oversight of all repair shops across the 7 counties in District 7. Supervised the District Signal Shop and was responsible for engineering, construction, revisions, and maintenance of traffic signals across the District. Served on the district environmental audit team to ensure each maintenance and construction facility was compliant with all SCDHEC, OSHA, and EPA regulations.
Supervised nearly 40 employees and accountable for the approximately $1.5M total unit budget. Managed all routine maintenance operations in Barnwell County to include ditching, mowing, line striping, bridge maintenance, bridge replacement, chip seal, resurfacing and equipment repair with SCDOT crews. Responsible for all personnel actions as well as procurement for Barnwell Maintenance. Met with citizens and public officials as needed to investigate issues and served as SCDOT's representative in a professional and respectful manner.
Served as Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer Supervised 100+ employees engaged in all facets of maintenance operations across Aiken County. Coordinated all maintenance projects including chip seal, bridge replacement, resurfacing with SCDOT forces. Investigated citizen's requests and met with the public as needed.Assisted RME with all personnel issues to include employee performance ratings, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution.
Served as Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer at the Beech Island Section Shed in Aiken County. Supervised 30 employees in their day to day activities handling work requests for the southern portion of Aiken County. My duties included investigating citizen's requests, meeting with the public regarding maintenance issues, scheduling manpower and equipment to complete citizen's requests as well as routine maintenance activities, and completing various projects as directed by the Resident Maintenance Engineer.
Inspected various construction projects in Aiken County.
Worked as an inspector on various construction projects.
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