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Erik S.

Position: Professional Engineer

Overview

  • Licensed, Professional Engineer in District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Alabama. A registered member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
  • Over 23 years of experience in design, construction, and operations, in Africa, Asia, North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and India.

Educational background: MBA in Finance, University of Baltimore (May 2000); Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University (May 1990).

Education

  • MBA in Finance, University of Baltimore (May 2000);
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University (May 1990).

Experience

CREST Consulting Engineering, P. C. Brooklyn, New York (April 2011 – Present)

President of consulting firm providing design services and special inspections for retail, residential, and commercial facilities. Also, providing consulting services as a volunteer supervising the design of public assembly buildings. Responsibilities include performing field surveys and building assessments; writing scope reports; writing construction estimates; performing load calculations; drafting construction drawings; and presenting design programs to decision makers for implementation.

Works-in-Progress Associates, Inc., New York, New York (May 2012 – Present)

Program Manager as a part-time consultant, responsible for overseeing a portfolio of projects for scope, schedule and budget and report from project inception, through the design phases to construction. Responsibilities and daily activities include the following:

  • Managing large capital programs that involve significant design and construction elements including the monitoring and reporting of cost forecast against budgets and the management of project schedules.
  • Managing diverse work groups including Project Managers, Engineers, and Architects.
  • Mentoring Project Team members through the Project Management delivery process, which includes construction management, construction estimating and project budgeting and scheduling. This requires knowledge of Project Management systems and platforms including Primavera (P6, Contract Manager).

URS, New York, New York (2006-2012)

Project Manager for the construction of diverse buildings including schools, a recreation center, and a Chiller Plant for New York Pennsylvania Station located in a Historic Landmark building. Daily responsibilities included supervising staff overseeing all construction activities, including hazardous material remediation; monitoring all aspects of construction activities; processing payments; ensuring safety of site; maintaining project documentation and ensuring total quality and implementation of project in scheduled timeframe.

Columbia University, New York, New York (2005 – 2006)

Building Services Manager. Managed a residential portfolio of 15 buildings, 1.5 million square feet, housing 5,000 students. The staff consisted of 2 supervisors, 12 mechanics and a locksmith. Responsibilities included implementing and managing a preventive maintenance program for the building systems; writing standard operating procedures for an operations department; managing the budget and staff (union) for the maintenance work; hiring and firing mechanics; and managing capital projects including asbestos abatement.

Stanley Consultants, Inc. Kuwait City, Kuwait, (2002-2004)

Resident Engineer in charge of all aspects for new facilities including shopping malls, a 40-story office tower, and an entertainment complex. Responsibilities included supervising consultants from US, Europe and Kuwait; conducting field surveys; reviewing and approving designs; managing construction schedules; coordinating project activities among a number of international firms; monitoring safety of construction site; performing construction inspections for overall quality assurance; writing scopes of work; reviewing and approving change orders; reviewing and approving contractor and consultant invoices for payment; approving work for owner acceptance and approving personnel for hiring. Supervised design and construction of a 4-story, 400,000 square foot with movie theaters and entertainment complex, offices and parking lot.

Marriott International, Inc., Washington, DC (2000-2002)

Engineering Design Manager. Supervised the design and renovation work of domestic and international A/E consulting firms for various projects to ensure compliance with corporate with corporate design guidelines and local codes. Projects involved new construction and renovation of economy hotels, full service hotels, and five-star resorts. Daily responsibilities included establishing design guidelines for consultants to follow; review and approval of designs and equipment; construction inspections; and performing due diligence surveys for property purchase. Required frequent international travel. Project portfolio included work in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the United Kingdom, and India.

United States, Department of State, Washington, DC (1999-2000)

Mechanical Engineer supervising the design of renovations for new office buildings, and residential complexes at various posts throughout the world. Job required security clearance, and international travel. Responsibilities included various phases of design from concept through final construction and included reviewing and approving designs based on established design guidelines; recommending systems for buildings; performing life-cycle cost analysis; participating in value engineering studies; and assisting in the implementing of energy conservation projects.

Honeywell, Inc., Washington, DC (1993- 1999) Site Manager for a 550-bed, university hospital, and ambulatory care facility. Managed preventive maintenance and capital projects. Responsibilities included implementing and managing a preventive maintenance program for the mechanical, fire, security and energy management systems; managed the utility bills; wrote standard operating procedures for an operations department; managed the maintenance budget; and performed energy audits guaranteeing savings of $1.5 million per year in energy and operations.

Whitman, Requardt and Associates, Baltimore, MD (1990 – 1993)

Graduate Engineer for commercial, industrial, university, and municipal facilities. Designed HVAC/Plumbing systems for these facilities. Also designed water and wastewater treatment facilities. Responsibilities included writing feasibility reports; performing computer-aided load calculations; drafting of mechanical contract drawings; selecting equipment; writing specifications; writing construction cost estimates; reviewing and approving submittals; answering requests for information; and supervising construction administration.