Engineering And Construction Division Manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Well-qualified Division Manager with 26-year record of success in execution of water, wastewater and stormwater capital improvement projects. Strategic leader and effective problem-solver with firm grasp of utility needs and dedication to optimizing procedures, improve policies and maximize productivity. Have developed and maintained beneficial working relationships with City and County departments, State and local agencies to overcome a wide variety of project challenges.

  • Budgeting and Expenditures
  • Operating Procedures and Policies
  • Bid Request Management
  • Contract Documents
  • Standard Specification Writing
  • Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Bentley Hydraulic Modeling - Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection
Work History
07/2011 to Current Engineering and Construction Division Manager Cdm Smith | Boston, MA,
  • Management of the Engineering and Construction Division which consists of 24 project management engineers, mapping professionals and technicians, inspectors and administrative staff
  • Management of the utility’s annual capital improvements program including distribution, collection, treatment plants and stormwater improvement projects with a 7-year increase from $4.8 million in FY2015 to $30 million in FY2022
  • Annual preparation of engineering division operating budget and utility's capital budget
  • Apply and obtain Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) funding for utility capital projects
  • Provide project management assistance to other City capital improvement projects including police station, fire stations, athletic ball field improvements, aquatic center, multi-use trails, pedestrian bridge, parking deck, industrial park and rowing venue projects
  • Participate in annual City Council workshop since 2009 to provide annual update of utility financial needs, project progress and upcoming challenges facing the utility
  • Present proposed projects to City Council at public meetings for project approval
  • Developed standardized Professional Services Agreement for contracting with engineers and consultants for support services to the utility
  • Perform annual update of 5-year capital improvements program, currently $336 Million
  • Maintain database of utility’s water and sanitary sewer extension requests for property owners with dry wells, fire protection coverage and septic tank issues
  • Prepare requests for proposals (RFP’s), contractor pre-qualifications and conduct bidding process for utility capital improvement projects
  • Management of the utility’s Geographic Information System (GIS) for mapping of water, sanitary sewer and stormwater linear assets
  • Management of utility inspections with staff inspectors to ensure contract compliance
  • Management of earthen dam improvements project including navigation of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers approval process
  • Meet with property owners and community stakeholders to address stormwater runoff issues such as property erosion, flooding and environmental impacts
  • Development of a stormwater utility fee based upon impervious area to provide additional funding for stormwater program
  • Flood plain analysis and enforcement of FEMA flood zone requirements for “net-zero” impact, LOMA, CLOMA, LOMR-F, CLOMR-F, LOMR and CLOMR
  • Coordination with water service providers located within Hall County to enforce compliance with water service districts and negotiate service delivery when needed
  • Coordination with sewer service providers located within Hall County to enforce House Bill 489 sewer service districts and negotiate service delivery when needed
  • Performed negotiations with property owners during easement acquisition process including condemnation judgements by Special Master and mediation
10/2002 to 07/2011 Civil Engineer 3, Permitting Services Manager City Of Gainesville Public Utilities Department | City, STATE,
  • Managed Backflow Prevention Program to meet GA EPD compliance requirements and address back log of non-compliant customers
  • Managed civil site design review staff of private development projects
  • Implemented changes to development guidelines to improve construction standards
  • Coordination with local Hall County government agencies for plan review approval process from planning phase to final approval by issuance of certificate of occupancy/plat approval
  • Performed hydraulic analysis of water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems for capacity analysis and identification of future capital improvement projects
10/1996 to 10/2002 Civil Engineer 2 City Of Gainesville Public Utilities Department | City, STATE,
  • Design of water and sanitary sewer line replacements and extensions
  • Sanitary sewer lift station analysis and improvement projects
  • Field surveying
  • Easement acquisition
  • Civil site design review of private developments connecting to City of Gainesville water and sanitary sewer system to meet minimum design requirements
  • Architectural review of private developments to ensure compliance with pre-treatment and backflow prevention requirements
  • Issuance of water and sanitary sewer availability letters to proposed developments requesting water and/or sanitary sewer services from City of Gainesville
  • Developed and implemented Inflow and Infiltration group to meet program requirements of Georgia EPD
  • Utilized flow monitors, smoke machines and dye testing equipment to analyze areas of collection system impacted by rainfall events and resulting overflows
  • Performed surveying and field verification of sanitary sewer collection system for development of utility’s sewer mapping system
  • Fire hydrant flow testing for fire sprinkler suppression system connections
06/1996 to 10/1996 Civil Engineer 1 City Of Gainesville Public Works Department | City, STATE,
  • Civil site design review and approval of development projects within City limits including commercial, industrial and residential subdivision developments for compliance with roadway, grading, erosion control, stormwater detention and landscape requirements
  • Review and approval of hydrology studies for development projects
  • Managed inspection of development projects to assure compliance with all City standards
  • Prepared plans, specifications and preliminary construction cost estimates for storm water drainage and road improvement projects
  • Performed topographical and boundary surveys
  • Issuance of grading permits for construction projects occurring within City limits

Expected in 05/1996 Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN GPA:
  • Professional Engineer, State of GA, PE#27016 Issued 7/12/2001, Expires 12/31/2022
  • GSWCC Level 2 Certified Design Professional #45578 Issued 5/17/2020, Expires 5/17/2023

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School Attended

  • Tennessee Technological University

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  • Engineering and Construction Division Manager
  • Civil Engineer 3, Permitting Services Manager
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  • Bachelor of Science

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