Creative professional with extensive experience in the relocation of utilities on State Highway construction projects from concept to development. Talents include identifying and solving problems connected to utility relocation as well as effective communication between all involved entities.
Successful liaison during relocation process.
Effective in identifying relocation issues, and successful in creating resolution for all.
NCDOTAsheville, NCDivision Utilities Coordinator01/2014 to CurrentDuties include, scoping potential new projects, identifying any utility conflicts and contacting utility companies for conflict investigation as well as approving utility relocation agreements and approving utility invoice payments. Additional duties include reading and understanding utility plans and estimates and negotiating with utility representatives, suggesting or inquiring about options that would expedite utility relocation and prevent undue expenditure concerning utility relocation plans, costs and estimates. Reviewing proposed relocation plans prior to authorization to ensure the proposed plans are accurate and adhere to applicable design standards. Acting as liaison between NCDOT Utilities in Raleigh, Division, Resident Engineer and Professional Engineering firms involved with each individual project.
NCDOTAsheville, NCEngineering Technician Contributing07/2005 to 01/2014Experience as Right of Way Agent and Utility Conflict Coordinator for District II and Division Design/Construction Offices for Secondary Road Projects and Purchase Order Contracts. Review of plans, identification of conflict, utility or structural, contacted all property owners, negotiated for and acquired Right of Way. Contacted utility companies, requesting conflict investigation, providing plans and project numbers and then meet with utility company representatives to plan, design and schedule and relocate any conflicts.
NCDOTAsheville, NCTransportation Worker05/1990 to 07/2005
June 1990 - General Utility Worker: Operation of tandem dump truck, rubber tire loader, track loader, back hoe, and long arm mower.
January 2001 - Transportation Worker : Assigned to District 2 Office for Road Maintenance Survey, staking projects and drawing plans. Conducted Deed and Right of Way research. Conducted paving and density inspection.
January 2004 - District 2 Office Right of Way agent and Utility Conflict Coordinator: Deed and Right of Way research as well as Utility relocation coordination.
Meeker Lincoln MercuryAsheville, NCService Manager02/1987 to 02/1990Supervised ten technicians and two service advisors. Sold Auto service.
Carolina TireWeaverville, NCService Manager03/1984 to 10/1986Supervised three technicians. Sold auto service, tires and appliances.
General StudiesMars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC, USCompleted 59 credit hours.