Expert Details

Expert in Heavy Marine and Waterfront Construction; Dredging; Civil Engineering; and Claims and Litigation Support

Expert ID: 730997 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert has over 35 years of experience with construction projects as a consulting engineer, elected official, professional society leader, construction engineer, and project manager. He is Ports & Harbors Practice Leader for a national engineering firm and is engaged in supporting their waterfront engineering practice and creating of business opportunities and maintaining client relations. He oversees updates to quality control procedures, standardization of design and procedures, and professional standards.

Expert specialties in site investigations, cost estimates and schedules, project management and administration, construction claims and expert testimony, environmental permitting, civil engineering, and management of municipal, marine construction and dredging projects.

His expert witness role, in most cases, includes reviewing technical documents, plans, permits and other relevant materials related to a specific case and providing attorneys with opinions on the revelance of case facts, previous testimony and general engineering/construction matters as well as providing suggestions for questioning of witnesses during depositions and hearings and trials.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1993 to 2018 Employer: CLE Engineering, Inc. Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: As VP, Expert is engaged in the creation of business opportunities and maintaining client relations. He oversees updates to quality control procedures, standardization of design and procedures, and professional standards.
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Practice Leader / Senior Client Manager Department: Ports & Harbors Responsibilities: As Practice Leader is engaged in providing expert & surety consulting services along with supporting the firm's waterfront practice.

As Senior Client Manager is responsible for creating business opportunities, maintaining client relations and managing waterfront and dredging projects.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1996 to 1999 Agency: Board of Public Works Role: Commissioner Description: Responsible for its operation, capital improvement projects, maintenance of relations within town government, and making presentations at Town Meetings and other occasions. Specific duties included management of 87 employees within 5 divisions, overseeing a $10 million annual budget, and establishing sewer, water, and trash removal rates.
Years: 1999 to Present Agency: Advisory/Finance Committee Role: Member Description: Oversees the Town of Marshfield’s School, Fire, and ZBA budgets and participates in the annual and fall Town Meetings.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2015 Country / Region: Brussels, Belgium Summary: PIANC US Representative for Report No. 150 "Sustainable Ports"

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Civil Engineers: U.S. Representative of the U.S. Subcommittee
COPRI Ports & Harbors Committee: Vice-Chairman
Boston Society of Civil Engineers: Member

Expert is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Ports Committee. He also maintains active membership in PIANC, based in Brussels, and the North American Ports Association (NAPA). He stays up to date on industry developments through regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year.
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer
o Commonwealth of Massachusetts, License
o State of Louisiana, License
o State of New York, License
o State of Texas, License
Professional Appointments
Expert maintains multiple appointments within BSCES.
Awards / Recognition
BSCES President's Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has multiple publications and patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As an expert witness, Expert has reviewed cases, prepared expert reports, provided depositions and testified at DEP hearings and state and federal court hearings.
Other Relevant Experience
Politics: 17 years of service in town government
Site: Survey, Inspections & Diving
Construction: Many years of working for heavy marine contractors.
Legal: One of our firm principals is an attorney and oversees our expert witness services.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Proficient in conversational Spanish, with limited ability to read or write.

Fields of Expertise

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