Zachary W Simpson
Objective: Civil engineer for organization supporting the Department of Defense requiring project management, project feasibility studies, and site planning and design.
March 08 Present
Civil Engineer and Land Surveying Currently work on an as needed basis
Performed technical evaluations and coordination efforts involving multi-disciplined technical staff for determination of project feasibility and submitted written reports with recommendations.
Conducted topographic, boundary, and ALTA surveys; data download; and utilization of data in design of finished product. Significantly improved company productivity by streamlining work flow processes.
Performed commercial and residential site planning and geometric design; storm drainage and sanitary sewer design; and coordination of schedule ensured timely delivery of projects to our clients.
Coordinated development and completion of post project as-built drawings.
Interfaced with the City of Huntsville Engineering and Planning on site visits, submission of plans and documents, and maintenance of projects critical path scheduling.
Developed proficiency with AutoCAD design drafting program, HydroCAD drainage design software, GPS surveying equipment, Total Station topographical mapping equipment, and Topcon Tools software.
Produced training tutorials for AutoCAD and data collection surveying to improve training process for new employees.
March 07 Present
Developed launch strategy and logistical planning for establishment of new church work in the Huntsville/Madison area.
Coordinated with church administration and service teams the execution of Sunday worship services at temporary facilities.
Planned logistics for church events and projects.
Assisted in securing buildings for 2 church campuses.
May 04 December 06
Bethany World Prayer Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Coordinated day to day administration operations of 8,000 member church with 200 person staff, and the senior pastors office:
Coordinated logistics, planning, and execution of four weekend services over 3 campuses.
Conducted logistics and planning meetings, and coordination of 2000+ person events.
Administrated and planned with critical thinking to keep events and projects on schedule.
Strategized and planned with church capital stewardship campaign team for four church expansion projects.
Managed design and construction of $5,000,000 church retreat center.
Interfaced with architectural, landscape architectural, civil, and electrical engineering firms on development of a master plan as well as construction and electrical drawings for the project.
Managed the HVAC and mechanical system design resulting in a savings of 50% in utilities.
Reviewed the plans and technical specifications saving $10,000 in consulting fees.
Developed and reviewed subcontract specifications, work scopes, terms and conditions in order to procure competent subcontractors for each project phase.
Procured specialized materials, equipment, and services for the project.
Saved $90,000 in project management fees by coordinating project with city council and public works departments on zoning, fire rating, utility requirements, and other design criteria.
Supervised construction of 3 acre lake, utilities, road and parking, meeting hall, and 24 unit retreat lodge.
Provided church project budget reporting and stewardship during volatile, post Hurricane Katrina and Rita, market. Completed projected on schedule and within budget.
Developed as-built drawings and master plan as-built drawing plan of the entire church and school campus.
Improved the first response times for security and emergency situations.
May 01 May 04Professional Engineering Consultants
Baton Rouge, LA
Performed research and design for municipal engineering projects.
Performed analyses on municipal water and natural gas systems using KY pipe software to determine the capacity for new growth. Prepared written reports proposing recommendations.
Developed and implemented program for updating municipal utility system as-built drawings in order to improve real time accuracy and efficiency of as-built drawings.
Designed storm drainage on residential subdivision projects.
Cooperated in validation efforts by conducting land surveying for commercial site plans, residential subdivisions, highway rights-of-way, airports, drainage design, and sanitary sewer design with proficient work which increased company productivity.
Louisiana State University
Graduated December 19, 2003Baton Rouge, LA
155 course hours
Earned B.S. in Civil Engineering and a minor in Surveying
Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam to become an Engineer-in-Training, E.I.T.
Dale Carnegie Training Institute certification
Louisiana Association of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society member
Society of American Military Engineers
Association of the United States Army
United States Professional Tennis Association Certified Teaching Professional