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Senior Advisory Product Manager, Bentley Systems, Inc.,Vice President, Engineering, Haestad Methods Inc., Waterbury, CT March 2000-Present Watertown, CT.
Provide results-driven engineering management programs for the world’s leading water resources software company. Collaborate with Haestad’s management team to develop and execute software development and testing of products. Write textbooks and research papers on water resources modeling. Develop and conduct accredited training courses on hydraulics and hydrology as well as Haestad Methods’ suite of software products.
Engineering Manager, PAWC, Wilkes-Barre, PA January 1997 to March 2000 Supervised engineering group serving over 140,000 accounts in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Conduct preliminary engineering studies for numerous projects including: Campbell’s Ledge tank; PEI Power Park pump station and tank; Abington Supply Improvement; West Scranton Tank; system submetering project; Abington West Side tank; Sugar Notch pump station, Brownell - Forest City pipeline and pump station. Responsible for modeling and preparation of distribution chapter for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Comprehensive Planning Study. Prepared studies on acquisition of water companies (Lehman Pike, Scenic Knoll). Prepared contract documents for construction projects and RFP’s for engineering work. Served on unaccounted-for water reduction committee. Provided technical review for wide variety of projects.
Associate Professor, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA August 1992-January 1997 Instructed environmental and hydraulics engineering courses. Served as coordinator of environmental engineering program. Provided consulting on water distribution systems. Served on Blue Ribbon Review Panel for San Jose Water reclamation study. Reviewed design of fluoride treatment system. Designed acid mine water treatment systems. Conducted courses on water distribution modeling. Work on special projects for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority.
Executive Director, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, Wilkes-Barre, PA July 1989-August 1992 Directed a regional wastewater utility serving over 80,000 equivalent dwelling units with a 50 million gallon per day treatment plant with an annual operating budget of over $8 million and several million dollars of capital improvements each year. Reported to an 18 member board and was responsible for the direct supervision of the deputy director, director of engineering, director of operations, and the community relations manager. Major projects included: Construction of sludge handling and disposal facilities; rehabilitation of 24 pumping stations; construction of a combined sewer overflow facility; closeout of projects involving secondary treatment plant construction; and development of a CSO plan. Interacted extensively with regulatory agencies, environmental and civic groups, and media. Significant Accomplishment: During my tenure as Executive Director, the Authority won the Environmental Partnership Award and Pocono Northeast Community Award.
Water and Wastewater Utility, Austin, TX July 1987-July 1989 Manager, Water Distribution System Operation Managed operation and maintenance of reservoirs and pump stations in Austin water distribution system. Supervised valve crews. Served as senior engineer and supervisor of water system analysis group. Provided support to operations personnel on shutouts, pressure zone boundary changes, surge problems and high and low pressure complaints. Played major role in developing Utility's Capital Improvement Program, including identifying needs, sizing and locating projects, estimating costs, and preparing justification. Engineer, Systems Planning Division Coordinated with neighboring utilities, developers, and land owners with regard to utility service. Conducted numerous studies on specific problem areas within the utility. Initiated a study on hourly water use in Austin. Participated in Lower Colorado River Authority Water Management Task Force. Prepared reports on topics such as water conservation and need for new treatment plant.
Sanitary Engineer/Research Civil Engineer, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS January 1976-July 1987 Developed improved techniques for water distribution system model calibration, water system infrastructure analysis, planning level cost estimating, costs of water system rehabilitation and water stabilization. Served as a consultant to over 20 Corps districts on water supply planning and design projects. Served as technical consultant, Urban Water Supply Task Force. Served as WES program manager for Water Supply and Conservation Research Program, which included managing Corps personnel and outside contractors. Developed an approach for planning level cost estimating for water resources projects.
Environmental Engineer, Curran Associates, Inc., Northampton, MA January 1975-December 1975 Responsible for development of Optimal Waste Load Allocation Program (OWLAP) for the US Environmental Protection Agency. Performed study on water use and wastewater production. Conducted compliance monitoring and submission of quarterly reports for NPDES permits for two industries. Reviewed Commerce Business Daily for new business developments and for preparing proposals for 208 (Regional Water Quality Management) studies.
Graduate Assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN September 1972-December 1974 Responsible for grading and occasionally teaching classes in water and wastewater treatment, collection and distribution, hydrology, fluid mechanics, open channel hydraulics, water quality management, and systems analysis. Assisted in preparation of contract reports for (1) NSF on water quality indices; (2) Metro Nashville on water and sewer surcharges; (3) EPA on industrial waste characterization; (4) The State of Tennessee on water quality in the Cumberland River.