Sr. Inspector

Name : j.kennerk
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Lynwood,IL
Job Title Sr. Inspector
Relocation Preferences : open to relocation
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Experience Overview: Has more than 20 years direct experience in quality control supervision and management on federally funded heavy rail transit construction projects. Personally performed and directed a variety of inspections and testing operations for civil, architectural, electrical, and mechanical construction. Supervised field and factory testing programs, and reviewed inspection reports for soils, mass concrete and reinforcing steel placement and structural steel fabrications and erection activities.
Experience working with standards governed by:
American Railroad and Maintenance of Way Engineering Association (AREMA)
American Standards and Testing Association (ASTM)
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
American Association of State Highway Department Officials of Transportation (AASHTO)
American Waterworks Association (AWWA)
Various State and Toll Highway Specifications.

Experience includes: shop drawing review; quality control program development compliant with the Quality Program Requirements of the Federal Transportation Administration; nonconforming conditions programs (NCR), with control and tracking logs; welding procedure review and acceptance; experience with multiple welding codes, soils testing and concrete testing and inspection programs.

Quality Assurance Program experience includes; development and administration of quality assurance programs conforming to the Quality Program Requirements of the Federal Transportation Administration; Liaison with contractors for the development of qualified supplier and contractor quality programs


STV Inc2008 - Current
Chicago, ILPosition: Senior Inspector
Project: Red Line Howard Station Reconstruction Project
Brown Line Tie Replacement Program

Tran Systems, Incorporated2006 2008
Kansas City MO Position: Project Manager
Project: Logan Hill Capacity Improvement Project 2007

F. H. Paschen Tectonics, INC2005 - 2006
CHICAGO, IL Position: QC Manager
Project: Brown Line Rehabilitation

Reyes Construction LLC2004 2005
Markham, IL Position: QA Manager
Project: Red Line Rehabilitation Project

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission2001 - 2003
Wood bridge, VA Position: Transit Construction
Project Manager
Mc Donough Associates1998 - 2001
Chicago, ILPosition: CM

Projects Various Observer

Kenny Construction Company1995 1998
Chicago, ILPosition: CMO Quality Office
Project: Green Line Reconstruction and Improvement Project Engineer

Parsons Transportation Group1988 1994
Chicago, IL Position: CM Quality Control
Project: Southwest Transit Project Manager



40 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course Chicago Construction Council

10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety CourseChicago Construction Council

Confined Space Attendant General IndustryIMS Environmental Services, Inc.
Certified Level I Concrete Technician Illinois DOT
Certified Pavement InspectorIllinois DOT
Quality Auditor TrainingASQ Chicago
Nuclear Testing Equipment (soils) Troxler Laboratories, Inc.

Welding InspectionAWS

Quality Control Experience and Responsibilities:
Review and understanding of plans, specifications, and shop drawings of project
Development of test and inspection plans for soil, concrete and structural steel
Estimating the cost of subcontracted quality control services
Perform manufacturers plant capability studies and quality systems evaluations
Review and authorize requests for payment of Contractors monthly pay requests
Attend weekly construction progress meetings
Report to the Owner contractor quality related issues
Coordinate field quality control tests and inspections with production to document the achievement of quality requirements
Supervise independent testing laboratory technicians, and construction management consultants
Monitor active construction contracts for compliance
Determine the cost of non compliant quality related issues
Evaluate costs of Change Orders
Wrote daily inspection reports to document contractor and subcontractor Work efforts, and quality control testing.
QA Experience and Responsibilities:
Assisted subcontractors and suppliers in the development of quality assurance programs compliant with the Client and Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) requirements
Worked with subcontractors and suppliers in development of quality programs that met client and Federal Transportation Administrations quality program requirements
Audited supplier and field quality records for compliance with contract requirements, and quality program specifications and requirements.
Audited contractors submitted quality records for conformance with contract specifications and requirements
Reviewed quality control documentation submitted by subcontractors and suppliers to verify quality requirements are achieved and documented.
Communicated quality related issues with the construction managers quality assurance staff.
Audited contractor records to confirm compliance with established inspection and testing requirements and test frequencies were maintained

Scope of Work Value
Red Line Howard Station Reconstruction Project Construction of new $66
Chicago Transit Authority transit station and renewal
of existing station

Brown Line Tie Renewal ProjectReplacement of Timber Ties $25
Chicago Transit Authorityon elevated structure

Logan Hill Capacity Improvement Project 2007 Construction of new track bed $20
BNSF Railroad Company20 miles long, with 16 bridges

Brown Line Rehabilitation and Expansion Project Reconstruction of Belmont and $120
Chicago Transit AuthorityFullerton stations

Red Line Rehabilitation Project Reconstruction of existing track- $150
Chicago Transit Authoritybed and four stations

Millennium Park Development Project Design and Construction of$200
Chicago Park DistrictElevated park structure

I-55 Bridge Rehabilitation and Reconstruction ProjectDemolition and reconstruction $150
Illinois Department of Transportationof a two mile long eight lane bridge

Deer Field Plaza Reconstruction ProjectReconstruction of existing toll plaza $15
Illinois Toll Highway Authority

Green Line Reconstruction and Improvement project Reconstruction of 20 miles of elevated $300
Chicago Transit AuthorityTransit bridge structure, including lead
paint removal

Southwest Transit Project New construction of 9.9 mile Elevated $650 $625Chicago Department of BridgesTransit Guideway, nine handicapped
accessible stations, nine power substations,
one maintenance facility and two mile
test track and storage yard

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