Charles AndohConstruction Estimator: APM, CT, IEng, MIIE
408.677.6278Candoh[at]Ymail.Com San Jose, CA
SUMMARY: Served as Project Engineer, Cost Estimator/Cost Engineer and Project Manager for domestic and international projects. Some design experience, more Project Engineer background and excellent Estimating and Cost Control background. Project experience includes both horizontal and vertical construction.
Project types include:
Bridges, Highways, Highway Interchanges and Roadways
Large Vertical Construction Projects
Commercial Buildings and Subdivisions
Mining and Tunnels
Municipal Works, including Storm Water Management
Utilities and pipelines
My roles and duties on projects have are:
Construction Manager: Managed and directed heavy construction projects safely and successfully in remote locations using limited local resources in Africa, Canada and the U.S. Used RMS to provide an efficient method to plan, schedule and control all aspects of construction. Performed contract administration, developed quality control plans and oversaw quality assurance of construction works.
Project Controls: performed cost, estimating and scheduling tasks:
Business Development Activities
oDeveloped cost proposals associated with Task Orders
oAttended pre-bid meetings
oMade site visits
oPerformed detailed quantity take-offs
oProduced detailed cost estimates for labor, crew and equipment selection and determination of unit prices
oBid preparation for comparison estimates
oIndirect / Escalation Cost adjustments
oBid preparation for Spreading plant and equipment
oIssue statement of Retention and Nominated sub-contractors value
oInterim variation, measurement and valuation, change orders and Final payment
Planning/Scheduling: as Project Controls Manager, also as Construction Manager
Communicated project concepts to clients, contractors and staff
Communicated plans to project management and construction management
Communicated water resources
Communicated environmental and remediation
Coordinated efforts with client counterparts to ensure an ongoing positive relationship
Reviewed RFP documents and Change Orders
Project Management ConsultantCDG Intl Development 02/2009 05/2010
CDG (www.cdg-intl-development.com) is an international firm providing engineering, consultancy, program management, project management, cost planning and cost control services in buildings and infrastructure to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life. I planned, coordinated and scheduled project budgets for meat production factory, poultry production factory and the planning and scheduling of Institute of Applied Technology new campus Infrastructures and Building project on 80 acres land in Tema Ghana West Africa.
Senior Project EngineerARCADIS-US, Inc.05/2005 11/2008
ARCADIS (www.arcadis-us.com) is an international company that delivers consulting, engineering and project management services for infrastructure, environment and facilities. My role as Sr Project Engineer/Assoc Project Manager included:
Prepared preliminary and final project cost and claim estimates
Prepared detailed estimates of construction costs based on drawings, specifications and sketches
Reviewed drawing for constructability
Performed schedules, planning, cost estimating, cost control and analysis, quantity surveying, interim variation and payments and contract administration
Reviewed contractors claims and proposals for merit and accountability
Participated in punch list preparation and final inspection
Supervised heavy industry engineering, equipment and methods for 3,000 unit subdivision
Design/Estimate and construction of Touro University Cancer Research Center Building, Infrastructures, including master hydrology reports at North Mare Island
Prepared cost estimate for New Orleans Flood Control project
Design and construction of Union Pacific Railroad site preparation at Stockton California
Design/Estimate and construction of Barrio de Tuba ADOT I-10 frontage Roadway, design-built of Lexington way, Camino Parkway and the underpass bridge construction including the 3,000 subdivision units New Tucson, Arizona.
Project Engineer/Cost EngineerMMLA-Psomas, Inc. 02/2003 05/2005
Psomas (www.psomas.com) serves public and private sector clients in the water/ wastewater, transportation, and public, institutional and private site development markets. As Project Engineer/Cost Engineer, I:
Prepared preliminary and final project cost estimates to establish negotiating position in Tucson Arizona,
Reviews contractors claims and proposals for merit and accountability.
Designed and supervised roadways, storm water, water distribution and sewage for a 1500 unit subdivision in Tucson Arizona
Supervised more junior engineers and direct to perform task related to the following:
Project design/built and cost engineering responsibilities for industrial/municipal water and wastewater design calculations for water and wastewater treatment structures at Barrio de Tubac, Arizona
Supervised and prepared specification for public bidding of industrial/ municipal waste water treatment facility at Barrio de Tubac, Arizona
Performed hydraulic calculations for water flows through water and waste water treatment facility;
Prepare calculations and sized pumps for water handling facilities; size handling facilities for water and wastewater treatment facilities;
Prepared flow diagrams and process control requirements for water and wastewater treatment facilities;
Coordinated with all disciplines related to design and preparation of construction documents;
Oversaw CAD development of drawings
Reviewed shop drawings submitted by contractors that are constructing facilities for project at Barrio de Tubac; and the La Cholla Parkway design project in Tucson Arizona.
Project EngineerShepard-Wentzer, Inc. 09/2000 02/2003
SWI (www.swiaz.com) offers a full range of Civil Engineering, Surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Structural Engineering services, along with in-house printing capabilities. As Project Engineer, I:
Supervised design/estimating and construction of roadways, storm drains, water distribution and sewage collection in Cottonwood Arizona.
Developed and implemented in-house CAD standards.
Inspected and monitored large, complex building, highway and bridge project on Highway 89 between Cottonwood and Sedona, Arizona.
CE Tech/Cad Operator LAND DESIGN CONSULTANTS, Inc. 01/2000 08/2000
Involved in design and drafting of roadways and subdivisions
Successfully compute storm runoff rates for sizing storm drainage systems and roadway culverts
CE Tech/Cad Operator WEST CONSULTANTS GROUP, Inc. 01/1999 01/2000
Supervised design and drafting of roadways include calculation of horizontal and vertical alignments; subdivision design including storm water, water distribution, and sanitary sewer collections successfully.
CE Tech/Task Mgr AKROWALINKS INTERNATIONAL(Ghana) 01/1997 12/1998
Supervised design and construction of roadways.
Successfully designed storm water, water distribution, and sanitary sewer collection systems for the city of Tema. Utilized CAD software; approved in the first stage review.
Completed preparation of conceptual and final cost estimates for bidding.
CE Tech/Task Mgr TEMA DEVELOPMENT CORP.(Ghana) 06/1994 05/1997
Supervised design and construction of roadways.
Designed storm water, water distribution, and sanitary sewer collection systems.
Prepared conceptual and final cost estimates and cash flow.
CE Tech/Task Mgr TEMA DEVELOPMENT CORP.(Ghana) 04/1993 09/1993
Prepared drainage reports, drafting, site surveying, and mapping.
Project Engrs Tech/Task Mgr HYDROPLAN LIMITED(Cameroon) 05/1984 09/1990
Planned, coordinated and scheduled rice plantation irrigation project.
Designed stilling pools, intakes drop inlets, control inlets, and weirs.
Supervised construction of canals, culverts, roadways, and pumping stations.
Implemented design guidelines and criteria for retaining walls and inland and coastal flood walls
Project Engrs Tech/Task Mgr SNAMPROGETTI ITALY LTD(Benin) 06/1982 04/1984 Supervised design and construction 7 km of pipelines and 8 pumping stations for an oil refinery.
Implemented design guidelines for a stone quarry Tunnel.
Design, estimation and construction of city drainage.
Designed and constructed warehouses, water and waste water plant facilities for Ajaokuta Steel Company.
Design and construction of 8,000 concrete township homes.
Projects involved civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrument engineering.
CE Technolgist ACRES INTL CONSULTANTS(Canada) 05/1979 - 05/1982
Kpong Hydro-Electric Dam Project on the Volta River in Ghana, West Africa:
Inspected and supervised Rolled Compacted Concrete (RCC) construction, reinforcing steel framing, formworks and regular concrete construction at the powerhouse, spillway, pumping station, and control buildings at the Dam and the Tunnel structures.
Reviewed geotechnical and structural aspects of wall design and concrete formworks.
Performed material testing and kept project reports.
Managed cost control of the Kpong utility Tunnel, power house and
Planned, scheduled and performed project coordination, cost estimation and budget tracking. Prepared Joint venturing and Bid preparation for Comparison Estimate for the Tunnel project, the Tunnel Bid preparation Spreading plant and Equipment, Indirect and escalation cost to arrive at total cost; adjustment to Bid price for final permanent materials and sub-contractors quotes, Statement of Retention and Nominated sub-contractor values, dam estimates, summary of plant and equipment cost, estimate of form cost for mass- concrete, change order, prepared estimate for lump sum bid, daily labor Time card, Monthly material cost reports, monthly overhead cost report, weekly labor cost report, material-labor and equipment summary, interim variation, measurement and valuation and final payments to contractors. Involved in the ground-breaking ceremony and official inauguration.
Dawson College Montreal
British Columbia Institute of Technology
1990 1994- BSCE Civil Engineering
Construction Practice and Technology City and Guilds of London Institute, 1974 78
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Registered Incorporated Engineer UK
CT National Institute for Certification for Engineering Technologies
CET Ontario and Alberta Associations of Certified Engineering Technologists
Member, Institution of Incorporated Engineers (MIIE) and
NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers
Microsoft office (word & Excel) and Microsoft project
Microsoft office project server
HCSS Estimating Software
Timberline Estimating Software
EM 385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements Manual
USACE Quality Assurance Training with (ARCADIS)
RMS and the Quality Control System (QCS)
MCACES and MII. Estimating Software
MC2 Estimating Software
AutoCAD 2000-2010 and Civil3D
Eagle Point (Land Development Desktop)
SurvCad (Land Development Desktop) LDD
WaterCad, StormCad, Pondpack, HydroCAD, HEC-RAS & PCHydro