Associate Director

Name : Tambra Sullivan
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Bakersfield,CA
Job Title Associate Director
Relocation Preferences : Any
Objective : Land Development Executive
Civil Engineering Project Manager
Resume :  
Professional Profile: Civil Engineer, Associate Director

Civil engineer with record of success in land planning, land development, civil engineering, project management, construction management and business development at the local, regional, national and international levels. Public and private sector projects. Creative problem solver with the ability to resolve conflict, provide leadership, deliver an extraordinary level of customer service, execute and complete successful negotiations, and build strong teams. U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate. Computer literate.

LEED Green Associate Experience includes several green projects, including LEED certified and BREEAM rated projects. Sustainability/renewable energy strategies. Waste management plans.
Engineering/Surveying/Construction Solid background in planning, civil engineering, construction and land surveying. LSIT (Land Surveyor In Training Certification). Vast experience in land development.
Land Acquisition Vast experience with identifying and evaluating properties. Research all zoning, infrastructure, development costs. Perform feasibility and due diligence studies. Complete cost estimating.
Management Manager with highly developed negotiation skills and experience cultivating strategic relationships. Accomplished time/budget manager. Proven leadership.
Communication Persuasive communicator with well-developed presentation and negotiation skills. Able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, customers and staff at all levels.
Team Building Decisive team leader with extensive experience recruiting and hiring personnel, developing talent and creating effective training programs.
Negotiator Proven ability to close deals for a wide variety of products and services, from civil engineering land development services to multi-million dollar equipment sales.


Experience

WYG Ireland, part of WYG Group (UK based) formerly White Young Green, Dublin, Ireland
Associate Director - Civil Engineer Department 4/2007 3/2010
Head of civil engineering, C&S department. Prepare tenders and bids throughout all of Ireland. Provide technical expertise for sustainable projects. Accountabilities include overseeing the civil engineering works for infrastructure, residential, resort, commercial, retail and mixed-use land development projects throughout Ireland. Act as Project Coordinator for large scale land development projects, coordinating the multi-disciplined services offered by WYG. These services include civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, fire engineering, sustainability, healthy and safety, and environmental services (waste management, contaminated lands, ecology, water services). Supervise a team of civil engineers, designers, AutoCAD drafters, and land surveyors to research properties for development feasibility. Design surface water systems in accordance with GDSDS incorporating the latest in SuDS designs. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with land owners, land brokers, land developers, architects, contractors, colleagues, and statutory bodies. Prepare and manage budgets and project schedules. Tasks include all aspects of land development services, including land acquisition services, feasibility studies, entitlement, and civil related environmental development issues.

Most recently, I am overseeing the civil works and multi-disciplined coordination of a 650,000,000 multi-use master-planned development in Dublin. Major phases of the project include undergrounding ESB 110kV & 38kV lines, relocation of a 30 water distribution main, and expansion of three major street junctions. In addition, I am participating on several PPP School projects, overseeing several residential subdivisions throughout the greater Dublin area and expansion of Ashford Castle, a resort in Co. Mayo; and the relocation of a major sewer pipeline siphon in Greater Dublin.


SunCal Companies, Woodland Hills, CA USA4/2005 10/2006
Civil Engineering Project Manager for Mission Lakes Master-Planned Community located in Kern County, CA. 1,300 acres development includes a 30-acre manmade lake, a community center, a regional park with a community paseos trail system, three school sites, 4,250 residential units and a commercial element. Accountable for overseeing all civil engineering tasks and supervising staff. Completed sustainability strategy including sustainable drainage design.

Civil Engineering Land Acquisition Manager LA/Ventura Division; Bakersfield, CA
Accountabilities include the overseeing the land acquisition operations in 7 counties, specializing in residential and mixed-use land development. Supervise a team of civil engineers, designers, AutoCAD drafters, and land surveyors to research properties for development feasibility. Prepare due diligence reports, prepare construction cost estimates, and assist VP of Land Acquisition in matters such as letters of intent, offer structure and contract execution. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with land owners, land brokers, land developers, architects, contractors, colleagues, and approving entities. Prepare construction estimates, budgets, and project schedules. Tasks include all aspects of land development services, including land acquisition services, drainage and infrastructure design, SUDS, feasibility studies, entitlement, and environmental development issues.

RRM Design Group, San Luis Obispo, CA USA10/2003 4/2005
Civil Engineer Project Manager
Member of LEED sustainable build team. Civil engineering team lead. Supervised a team of civil engineers, designers, AutoCAD drafters, and land surveyors to complete civil engineering plans. Accountable for training graduate engineers. Designed land development projects, including all infrastructure and drainage. Prepared construction estimates, budgets, and time schedules. Mitigation of environmental development issues, designed sustainable drainage systems, and participated on green building projects. Provided technical expertise on numerous redevelopment projects throughout California, with a focus on the SF Bay Area and Central Coast of CA. Manage numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with land developers, architects, contractors, colleagues, and approving entities.

The KHA Group, a Division of Kastlerock, Inc.; Tulsa, OK & Dana Point, CA USA 3/2001 10/2003
Vice President of Business Development/Civil Engineer/Construction Management Services
Accountable for overseeing consulting construction management services for misc. residential projects in
Eastern Oklahoma. Water services, drainage design, septic system installation, electrical and telephone
service, grading projects, and private road projects. Established and maintained effective working
relationships with land developers, architects, contractors, colleagues, and approving entities. Prepared
construction estimates, budgets, and time schedules for completion of projects. Completed land acquisition
services, feasibility studies, and entitlements.

ODME International; Eindhoven, the Netherlands 11/1996 3/2001
Project Director/Sales Manager
Project Manager responsibilities included all aspects of new construction, expansion, and remodel of CD and DVD manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Western Europe, China, and Canada. Responsible for expansion of equipment sales, including profit & loss for Western US division. Supervised site selection. Researched, evaluated, and negotiated contracts with land brokers, civil firms and vendors. Structured, negotiated and secured financing for projects. Accountable for preparation of business and marketing plans, account management, marketing and sales. Structured multi-million dollar sales and financing packages.


L. Bruce Nybo, Inc. Engineering and Land Surveying; Las Vegas, NV and Bakersfield, CA USA4/1984 11/1996
Civil Engineering Project Mgr. /Director of Business Development/ Director of Land Development
Supervised a team of civil engineers, CAD designers, and land surveyors to complete the design of civil engineering plans. Established and maintained effective working relationships with land developers, architects, contractors, colleagues, and approving entities. Prepared construction estimates, budgets, and time schedules for completion of projects. Successfully opened and managed Las Vegas branch office with 45 employees. Responsibilities included all aspects of business development, including land acquisition services, feasibility studies, planning, entitlement, and development issues. Worked closely with land brokers to identify and document highest and best land uses for their listed properties. Worked with potential buyers during the due diligence period of the projects. Accountable for providing project management services for numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects throughout California and southern Nevada.

Petroleum Technidraft; Bakersfield, CA USA9/1980 4/1984
Civil Engineering and Drafting Consulting Services
Assisted local civil engineering firms with the design and drafting of civil engineering plans; including but not limited to, tentative maps, grading plans, drainage plans, street plans, water and sewer plans, and final maps. Worked closely with civil engineering firms, land developers, and government entities to determine compliance with State and local codes, laws, standards, and ordinances. Worked with numerous civil engineering firms during the preliminary stage of land development projects, providing technical studies, feasibility studies and land planning services.


Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of California at Bakersfield; Minor in Mathematics 1985
Continuing Education Courses, Corporate Level; communication, leadership and mgmt. 1999
EIT (Civil Engineering) Review Course, University of California, Long Beach; 2001
PLS (Land Surveying) Review Course-State of California, San Luis Obispo; 2005


Professional Registration

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate
LSIT Land Surveyor in Training
IEI Engineers Ireland (Dublin, Ireland) Chartership process underway, anticipated Chartership June 2010

Professional Affiliations

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
BIA Building Industry Association (Kern County, CA Chapter, USA)
NAWIC National Association of Women in Construction (Central Coast, CA Chapter, USA)
MIEI Engineers Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)

References

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