Name : Stephen J. Preis, PE
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Ardara,PA
Job Title Specifier/Manager
Relocation Preferences : N/A
Objective : Find a position that will productively utilize my experience at specification writing, engineering design, and project management.
Resume :  

Over 31 years of Engineering and Construction experience in consulting, telecommunications, health care, power generation, and process industries. Particular emphasis on construction specifications, construction project management and design, including building automation, mechanical, electrical, access control and video security systems.


Conspectus, Inc.2006 - Present
Senior Specifier

Primary duties involved authoring and editing construction project specifications for engineering disciplines. Other duties included editing architectural project specifications, preparation of fee proposals, participation in project document quality assurance reviews, and marketing of consulting services.

KLING (Formerly Kling Lindquist)1999 - 2006
Engineering Specifier

Primary duties involved authoring, editing and performing quality assurance oversight on project specifications for all engineering disciplines. Served as subject matter expert for the Firm regarding Government and Military Specification System (SpecsIntact). Later responsibilities included specifications for all project disciplines, including engineering, architecture and interior design; design and construction administration, instrumentation, controls and building automation; survey, and design and contracting activities for security systems for large telecommunications company.

Project Manager

Managed and coordinated teams of architects, engineers, designers, cost estimators, outside consultants and clerical staff to prepare construction contract documents for bid and construction. Prepared fee proposals, negotiated fees with Client contracting officers. Managed budget of man-hours and expenses for each project. Managed design-build and traditional design-bid-build type projects.

Project Manager

Managed consultant, construction manager and subcontractor activities for large and small renovation projects in operating pediatric hospital. Interacted with hospital internal clients to develop projects to meet requirements, and acted as primary point of owner contact for contractor requests for information, scheduling and system testing. Evaluated contractor proposals and applications for payment. Acted as primary designer for small, fast-track projects. Served as resource for training of newly graduated project managers and co-op students. Major projects completed include replacement of hospital chiller plant (2,200 tons), addition of a 750 MW emergency generator to existing 2250 MW power plant, and construction of interventional radiology suite.

Project Engineer

Responsible for all automatic temperature control (ATC) design, and construction-phase services for ongoing projects. Performed mechanical system design, preparation of feasibility studies, budget construction cost estimates, and preliminary project planning. Performed due-diligence building system assessment reports to determine work required to maintain or restore system operations.

Project Engineer

Prepared contract drawings and specifications, construction cost estimates, and performed construction-phase administration for mechanical work, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing and fire protection for numerous new and building renovation projects. Successfully completed projects in schools, nursing homes, restaurants, museums, indoor recreational facilities, special procedure areas in hospitals and new state-of-the-art animal shelter. Performed due-diligence building system assessment reports to determine work required to maintain or restore system operations.

BELL ATLANTIC PA (Currently Verizon)1987 - 1992
Specialist, Building Design & Construction

Responsible for design and construction of building alterations to telecommunications facilities. Duties included determining client group requirements, preparation of initial cost estimates, engagement of design professionals, interaction with design professionals during design development, solicitation, receipt, and analysis of competitive bids, procurement of project funding, preparation of construction contracts, on-site inspection of work, and authorization of payment for work completed. Also interacted with maintenance staff to assure maintainability and proper training for newly implemented technologies.

STEARNS CATALYTIC CORPORATION (Currently Raytheon Engineering)1985 - 1987
Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Responsible for specification and technical review of a wide range of process control instrumentation for use in chemical and industrial process plants. Other duties included preparation of process flow diagrams, P&IDs, logic diagrams, and sequences of operation to define basic system function.

Principal Test Engineer/Test Engineer

As Principal Test Engineer, responsible for direct supervision of a staff of test engineers. Also responsible for preparation and maintenance of design standards manual, and staff training. Worked with project startup field technicians to resolve problems during testing. Allocated resources as required to achieve plant startup schedule, monitored department man-hour budget, and project progress. As Test Engineer, responsible for preparation of instrument and control startup information packages, and technical review of vendor submittals for systems in a boiling-water reactor, nuclear-fueled power generating station.

Lead Project Engineer/Project Engineer

As Lead Engineer, responsible for directing project designers and engineers to design and fabricate control panels for a nuclear power plant. Coordinated the environmental testing program for controls in nuclear safety-related systems. As Project Engineer, responsible for design of Automatic Temperature Control systems. Prepared system control diagrams, drawings, and control equipment specifications.


BSME, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA - 1978


ASHRAE Pittsburgh Chapter
ASME Pittsburgh Chapter
CSI Pittsburgh Chapter Officer


PE - Registered Professional Engineer:
Active: Commonwealth of PA, 1983
Inactive: State of Louisiana, 1984
CDT - Certified Document Technologist, Construction Specifications Institute. 2002
CCS Certified Construction Specifier, Construction Specifications Institute, 2007
CCCA Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Construction Specifications Institute, 2007

Drexel University, Academic Dean's List
Member, Pi Tau Sigma, Honors Mechanical Engineering Fraternity
Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
Competent Toastmaster, Toastmasters International

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