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Expert in Project Management: Planning, Procurement, and Delivery of Major Infrastructure Projects

Expert ID: 736420 Hawaii, USA

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Infrastructure project professional with expertise in planning, procuring, and delivering construction mega-projects using design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) public-private-partnerships (P3 or PPP), design-build (DB), and design-bid-build (DBB) delivery methods.

Licensed professional engineer (PE), MBA grad, Certified Public Private Partnership Professional (CP3P), Construction Document Technologist (CDT) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Top Skills:
Civil Engineering

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Honolulu, HI - Aiea, HI - Waimalu, HI - Pearl City, HI - Ewa Beach, HI

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: MBA Subject: Management Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Year: 2005 Degree: BS Engineering Subject: Systems Engineering & Design Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: P3 Project Manager Department: Program Management / Construction Management Responsibilities: Project Manager for active design-build-finance-operate-maintain (i.e. DBFOM or "P3") rail transit procurement including over $1.5 billion in capital works and 30 years of operations and maintenance of a 20-mile, 21-station, electrified rail transit system.
Years: 2018 to 2018 Employer: HDR, Inc. Title: Deputy Area Manager, East Department: Program Management / Construction Management Responsibilities: Deputy Area Manager overseeing the construction of the eastern half of rail program, including the Airport Guideway & Stations DB project and City Center utility relocations. Prepared solicitation for P3 procurement.
Years: 2015 to 2018 Employer: HDR, Inc. Title: City Center Project Manager Department: Program Management / Construction Management Responsibilities: Dual role in addition to Assistant Deputy Director of Engineering. Project Manager for the City Center section of the HART project including 150,000 linear feet of utility relocations in Honolulu's urban core.
Years: 2014 to 2018 Employer: HDR, Inc. Title: Assistant Deputy Director of Engineering Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Oversaw technical interfaces between 12 heavy infrastructure projects ranging from $50 million to $875 million. Managed all technical aspects of $2.3 billion in DB and DBB construction procurements.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: URS Corporation Title: PM/CM Unit Manager Department: Program Management / Construction Management Responsibilities: Dual role as URS' Hawaii Program Management and Construction Management unit leader and HART's Deputy Construction Manager for the eastern half of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project until URS relinquished its role upon acquisition by AECOM.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: Parsons Brinckerhoff Title: Lead Engineer Department: Construction Management Responsibilities: Lead Engineer for $372 million Kamehameha Highway Guideway DB project which constructed 4 miles of elevated guideway for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Title: Lead Project Engineer & Project Coordinator Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Served in various leading roles for design and construction of 29-mile commuter rail service, $50 million maintenance and storage facility expansion, $1.3 billion light rail extension with 7 new stations, 60-mile commuter rail service extension, and various other rail transit and land development projects.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Graef USA Title: Project Engineer Department: Design Responsibilities: Designed and administered construction of $1.1 billion in land developments including $250 million hospital expansion, US Navy facilities, LEED certified elementary school template for City of Chicago, commercial marina, and multi-use harbor-front development. Represented owners and contractors in DB and DBB delivery methods.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Employer: Mackie Consultants, LLC Title: Civil Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Performed design for over $750 million in residential developments and highway improvements, coordinated construction permits, and developed storm water pollution prevention plans.
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: A.D. Carradus & Associates Title: Surveyor and CAD Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for production scheduling and quality control of all deliverables, expanded office network to support 400% growth of CAD department, and trained six long-term surveyors and drafters.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Financing and Investing in Infrastructure (Universita Bocconi) - 2020
Construction Finance (Columbia University) - 2020
Negotiation Mastery Certificate (Harvard Business School) - 2020
Certified Public-Private Partnership Professional (CP3P) (APMG International) - 2019
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) (State of Hawaii)- 2011
LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) (USGBC- National Capital Region Chapter)- 2008
Construction Documents Technologist (Construction Specifications Institute) - 2008
Awards / Recognition
Pathfinder’s Award for Leadership
Pathfinder’s Award for Leadership

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Construction Rail Operation Rule Book Training (Hitachi) - 2020

Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control (Columbia)
Construction Finance (Columbia)
Control Systems (University of Illinois)
Machine Learning (Stanford)
Negotiation Mastery (Harvard)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Chinese Elementary

Fields of Expertise

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