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Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 51457
Desired Job Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa Date Posted: 6/3/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 06/14/2011
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: No

I desire employment with a stable, progressive company that would optimally utilize my skills, where I would be an effective team player, though I am fully capable of working independently.

Griffin Pipe Products, Inc, Council Bluffs, Iowa August 2009 – November 2010
(Manufacturer of Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings for Water and Wastewater Applications)

Technical Services Estimator

• Effectively communicated with and coordinated between 15 sales staff, 6 contractors, 6 engineers, and 3 distributors to meet project deadlines, usually 1-2 weeks ahead of schedule to achieve successful results on each project.

• Played vital role by assuring that ductile iron pipe was manufactured according to project quantity take-offs, project costs, and pipe laying schedules, per Griffin nominal standard lengths. Significant function was communicating with contractors and distributors concerning project quantity / cost estimates, revisions, and pipe laying schedules to determine the direction and assembly of the pipe and fittings to be installed. All projects were successfully completed on time, with the client’s best interests in mind, usually with substantial cost savings to the client.

HWS Consulting Group, Omaha, Nebraska April 2008 - December 2008
(Transportation, Civil, and Geotechnical Engineering; Environmental Services)

Engineering Associate

• Key position in completing site development plans, and utility and paving construction plans for various projects in Omaha, including plans for commercial subdivisions, such as Tas Park, and a National Guard Operating Base (Mead, NE), resulting in successful construction operations.

• Uploaded sediment basin closure plans to City of Omaha website, to report erosion control status. Successfully performed construction observation for asphalt pavement and production.

RD Engineering, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska 2004-2008
(Civil Engineering and Site Planning)

CAD Manager/Senior Engineering Tech

• Responsible for efficient coordination of a number of projects, including managing project workload, scheduling of resources, and task management for a subordinate staff of three.

• Figured prominently in preparation of legal descriptions for plats, easements, etc., including a complicated subdivision plat in Omaha. This subdivision plat included a replat within a replat, and a one page (22x34), eight part legal description, with a 40% cost savings to the client.

• Crucial function in reviewing final plats and related title reports for submittal to the City, saving the company hundreds of dollars in consulting fees. Accomplished completion of grading/erosion control plans, plats, project cost estimates, and utility and paving construction plans for Standing Stone, Bellbrook, Hanover Falls, Waterford and others, all resulting in lucrative projects.

Kirkham Michael, Omaha, Nebraska 1990-2004
(Transportation, Structural, Civil, and Environmental Engineering; Land Development Services)

Senior Engineering Technician

• Significant role in preliminary and final S.I.D. plan preparation for numerous sites throughout the Omaha Metro area, including writing resolutions of necessity for several S.I.D. projects.

• Key responsibility in checking outgoing plats and legal descriptions for subdivisions such as Briar Hills, Eagle Run, Eagle Run West, and Deer Creek for submittal to the City and County to effectively prepare construction plans, easement plats, and project quantity / cost estimates.

• Effectively prepared site plans, preliminary and final plats, legal descriptions, land title surveys, and right of way acquisitions from title commitments and survey data for various clients and cities. Project team was responsible for the design and development of Oak View Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, which was completed ahead of schedule, with 25% profit increase.

JEO Consulting Group, Wahoo, Nebraska 1989-1990
(Engineering, Architecture, Surveying and Planning)

Engineering Technician

Key projects included: county road paving plans and state road widening jobs. Also designed and graded a recreational facility.

Upland Industries Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska 1972-1989
(Real Estate Subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad; Land Development and Surveying)

Engineering Analyst

• Significant responsibilities included supporting the Project Engineers in the preparation of design layouts, subdivision plats, legal descriptions, construction drawings and illustrative maps for use in real estate planning and development. Shortened lead times by 2 to 5 days.

• Major influence with the development of reference maps indicating land ownership, sales, easements, etc., using title commitments and deeds, which reduced analytical time by 75%.

• Fundamentally responsible for researching property records in various counties and states, and for checking survey plats and right of way maps. Vital in providing legal descriptions for many of the aforementioned plats, and for property transfers. Effectively established project control files, computer libraries, indicating the status of current projects, and successfully organized a filing system referencing project control drawings, cutting research time by 50%.

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, Iowa
AutoCAD Levels I and II

Associate Degree, Construction Engineering Technology
University of Nebraska /Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Iowa State University Ames, Iowa
Studied Civil and Construction Engineering

Autodesk Users Group International
(AUGI member since 2005)

An effective, enthusiastic team oriented Technician / Estimator with an extraordinary eye for detail and an exceptional ability to solve problems and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed company goals and expectations. Fundamental in designing residential subdivisions, infrastructure plans, and project quantity / cost estimates.

Utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD. Able to review and write legal descriptions and understand title commitments.

Additional Information:
Sanitary and Improvement Districts seminar (at Kirkham Michael by John Adler, P.E.-2002)

Subdivision Design and Layout seminar (in-house at Kirkham Michael by John Adler, P.E.-2002)

Completed APWA Communications Workshop for Public Works Construction Inspectors

Completed APWA Soils Workshop and In-Service Training for Public Works Construction Inspectors

Completed APWA Advanced Concrete Course for Public Works Construction Inspectors

Available upon request.

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