Project Manager

Name : Joe Venuti
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : La Quinta,CA
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : United States
Objective : I am excited and looking forward to the potential growth opportunity for in my next position. Based on my experience I know my knowledge, abilities and skills will be an asset in helping your company succeed. Thank you in advance for your time. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you and discuss my qualifications with you in more detail.
Resume :  
JOSEPH R. VENUTI, P.E.
jovenengr[at]verizon.net
P.O. Box 5098
La Quinta, CA 92248

Residence (760) 200-5404 Mobile (760) 408-6441


20+ years of broad based project management expertise in design and analysis of low rise building structures
Diverse experience in design, implementation, scheduling and management of building projects
Valuable experience and knowledge in the determination of structural failure
Experience includes providing evaluation of residential and commercial buildings damaged in the Landers and Northridge earthquakes
Effective communicator that maintains successful working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds

Core Knowledge and Skills


Project Manager
Project Coordination
Public Relations
Proposal Writing
Negotiating Contracts
Strategic Planning
Contingency Planning

Profit & Loss expertise
Relationship Building
Marketing Services
Customer Relations
Client Retention
Problem Solver
Positive Attitude

Team Player
Creative Thinker
Creative Communicator
Construction Documents
Construction Administration
Structural Observation
Seismic Design

DSA & OSPHD
Forensic Engineering
Expert Witness
Value Engineering
Basic AutoCAD
Lotus + Adobe
RISA + Enercalc

Professional Experience

Project Engineer- Johnson & Nielsen Associates October 1997 October 2009 Palm Springs, CA

Directed and oversaw operations of satellite office in Palm Springs area
Expanded client base and Profits by 275%
Performed engineering design & analysis for various projects
Maintained timely service for our clients and coordinated projects between associate offices
Promoted company in local market and negotiated contracts
Field problems were negated due to effective coordination with other project consultants

Project Engineer- Owen GroupMarch 1994 - October 1997 Irvine, CA

Expert Witness for Construction Defect Cases dealing with Wood Frame Multi-family Housing units
Investigated and provided detailed engineering reports for more than 100 earthquake damaged single and multi-story wood frame structures
Provided design, analysis and retrofit plans for over 30 earthquake damaged single & multi-story wood frame structures
Instrumental in developing office standards and specifications for repair and retrofit of wood frame projects

Principal - Joven EngineeringMay 1991 March 1994 Cathedral City, CA

Initiated business during economic downturn, expanded and maintained client base
Provided for client needs and requirements, without compromising engineering principals and life- safety issues.
Consistently provided accurate, precise and highly detailed plans and specifications
Did not experience a project where field problems were the result of my negligence in project coordination with other consultants
Consistently provided a good working relationship with clients, city and county personnel

Director of Testing and Inspections - Buena Engineers, Inc. August 1989 - May 1991 Bermuda Dunes, CA

Established and managed this new department within the company
Established report formats, reporting procedures, chain-of-command and grievance procedures for customers and employees
Wrote the Quality Control Lab Manual for our office which included test formats and procedures
Initiated and assisted this office in obtaining Office of State Architect and Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory approval as a qualified and certified testing laboratory
Managed eight school projects and several fast-track commercial projects
Reviewed all invoices for accuracy and compliance within budget constraints


Director of Soils Engineering - Buena Engineers, Inc. December 1987 - August 1989 Bermuda Dunes, CA

Formed engineering department at the Bermuda Dunes Office of Buena Engineers, Inc
Continually restructured, rearranged and improved the overall content and graphical presentation of all written reports produced by the staff
Developed a new job numbering system that enabled our staff and clients to better understand, utilize and retrieve information
Initiated and monitored the minimum standard requirements for all written documentation produced by the technical personnel
Contributed to the reshaping and improvement of management mindset with regard to ethics and professionalism in our office


Project Engineer - Knapp and Associates April 1985 - December 1987 San Bernardino, CA

Managed structural engineering projects through to completion with little or no supervision
Performed layout, design and analysis of structural systems on various projects


Junior Engineer Kariotis and AssociatesJuly 1984 - April 1985 Pasadena, CA

Greatly improved my knowledge of structural design and detailing
Gained confidence in making sound and practical engineering decisions
Learned the importance of accurate field measurements and precise detailing of existing conditions on various unreinforced masonry structure projects we encountered
Became more confident in my ability to discuss and understand complex problems I encountered on projects and the various possible solutions
Improved and expanded my familiarization of real life engineering situations as compared to empirical situations learned in school




Affiliations-
SEAOSC Structural Engineer Association of Southern California
CFSEI - Cold Form Steel Engineering Institute
License - CE 41210 State of California, 1986
Education - B.S. Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA


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