Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Office Manager with experience performing subsurface investigations, structure condition assessments and forensic investigations for large civil, commercial, industrial and residential construction. Experience includes marketing and managing client accounts with regard to project proposals, budgets, preparing and reviewing plans and specifications and monitoring construction complience. Presented topics to large groups, prepared subcontracts, conducted interviews and managed staff. Testified in depositions and in court.as a technical expert. Core Qualifications Proficiency in problem solving related to Microsoft Office soil/structure interaction and cause for structural Computer proficient distress related to soil behavior. File/records maintenance and documentation of Excel in analysis of expansive clay behavior, construction. seepage, groundwater and leak analysis, shallow Review of Plans and Specifications. and deep foundation analysis and slope stability. Management of complex investigations, preparing Proficiency in chacterization and analysis of soil and investigations reports and presenting results of rock conditions and implications of these conditions these investigations. on structure behavior.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Manager February 2008 to CurrentCDM Smith - Dallas, Texas
Started in-house geotechnical staff and current lead a staff of 5 geotechnical engineers in the Dallas office and.Increased geotechnical volume to $850,000/year.
Managed projects that include geotechnical investigations, evaluation of foundation movement and damage to existing structures, analysis and prepared engineering reports as Geotechnical Engineer of Record for rehabilitation and new construction of levees, floodwalls, ground storage tanks, pump stations, administration buildings and electrical substations.
Successfully developed and presented geotechnical topics to in-house staff at the University of Texas and Texas, universities and ASCE regional meetings regarding critical aspects of geotechnical design, including plan and specification review and compliance with specifications during construction.Active member and given presentations to staff on loss prevention training and member of the capital assets fiduciary review board for company-wide retirement program.
Department Head - Geotechnical.
Vice President September 2004 to February 2008Professional Service Industries - Dallas, Texas
Geotechnical department head leading a group of six staff conducting of subsurface investigations, laboratory testing, analysis and preparation of geotechnical reports.
Managed of drilling services with two drilling rigs and responsible for soils laboratory staff, including review of all work for accuracy and profitability.
Performed final review of all geotechnical reports and marketed geotechnical services in north Texas to support work loads in contract drilling, geotechnical services and laboratory testing.
Director April 2001 to September 2004Perdue and Associates - Fort Worth, Texas
team that performed 3 to 5 forensic geotechnical investigations per week (for retail and commercial construction) related to foundation movement, groundwater seepage and structure distress.
Conducted and prepared reports for investigations for analysis of existing structures, retaining walls, and roadways regarding causes for foundation movement, seepage and structural distress..Prepared and/or reviewed reports for insurance claims related to foundation movement.
Testified in depositions and court regarding causes for foundation movement and structural distress.
Office Manager February 1997 to March 2001Engineering Consulting Services - Dallas, Texas
Opened the first ECS office in Texas.
Marketing geotechnical, environmental and construction materials testing.
services, managed office staff of 15 professionals.
Active in training of staff, conducting geotechnical subsurface.
investigations and final reviewer for all geotechnical reports.
Managed the office and responsible for financial.
performance of the office.
Office Manager November 1993 to January 1997Terracon - Dallas, Texas
Started Terracon's first office in Texas and marketed geotechnical, environmental and construction materials testing services.
Grew this 2-person office into a staff of 25 employees in 3.5 years.
Started a Fort Worth Office and managed Dallas and Fort Worth offices including financial responsibilities for completion of subsurface investigations and forensic studies related to foundation movement, groundwater seepage and structural distress and was final technical reviewer for all geotechnical reports.
After merger with HBC engineering, managed 8 geotechncial professionals including responsibilities for work assignments, report review and training staff.
Geotechnical Engineer March 1982 to October 1993Southwestern Laboratories - Dallas, Texas
Began as entry level engineers.
Became licensed engineer in 1985.
Responsibilities included performing subsurface.
investigations, geotechnical analyzes and engineering reports for foundations,retaining walls and pavement design.
Also observed installation of deep and shallow foundation systems during construction and trained other junior engineers.
to work with contractors and owners on-site.
Master of Science : Civil EngineeringMichigan State University - East Lansing, MichiganCivil Engineering
Bachelor of Science : Geotechnical EngineeringMichigan State University - East Lansing, MichiganGeotechnical Engineering
American Society for Dam Safety Officials
American Society of Civil Engineers
Engineer, financial, insurance, laboratory testing, loss prevention, Marketing, materials, meetings, Office, new construction, presentations, licensed engineer, rehabilitation, retail, specification
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Companies Worked For:
Professional Service Industries
Perdue and Associates
Engineering Consulting Services
Michigan State University
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