WILLOW ENGINEERING, LLC. Fairfield, NJ 2009 Present
Startup and oversee a small business (SBE) site/civil engineering consulting firm specializing in providing comprehensive land development services in NJ and surrounding tri-state area with personalized engineering consultation for homeowners, private developers, land use attorney, architects, and realtors.
Partnered and collaborated with other SBE/WBE/MBE firms and consultants in pooling engineering specialties, services and experiences for site design and permitting projects to expand the service scope and resources.
Assisted homeowners in contract, proposal and change order review, provided comments and recommendations in material selection and installation, negotiated with contractors, provided site visits, and solicit appropriate consultants for home expansion and construction needs.
Reviewed various NJ tree ordinances, summarized merits and shortfalls, and provided recommendations to town environmental commission and town counsel to tighten the local tree ordinance.
Reviewed Sustainable Jersey criteria to outline procedures required to conduct a Community Carbon Footprint assessment for the local municipality.
Reviewed site plan applications to local planning board and provided technical review comments as part of the pre-application process.
LANGAN ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, Elmwood Park, NJ1994 2009
Managed, prepared and coordinated site engineering and construction of the 1 million square feet (sf) multi-tenant, fast-track Bronx Terminal Market retail complex in Bronx, NYC. Received Project of the Year Award at the 2006 company annual site/civil workshop when presented the complexity in design and site constraints, and the multi-discipline coordination required.
Initiated company Green Team sustainable protocols in recycling, computer shut down, paper, plotter and cell phone usage in order to reduce companys energy and resource consumptions. Implementations reduced approximately $100,000 per year in office operation and overhead expenses.
Performed schematic site planning and earthwork analysis for the NASCAR Speedway project in Staten Island, NY. The site had substantial environmental constraints, wetland and floodplain issues, and geotechnical challenges. Resolved complex site layout and drainage issues with innovative design to maximize usable space while minimizing earthwork cost.
Prepared the Part 360 landfill permit, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), the permitting package for importing dredging materials and various site feasibility studies for a 375-acre landfill site in Staten Island, NY. Effectively and efficiently compiled the supporting documents to address NYC Department of Environmental Commission (NYCDEC) requirements to remediate and stabilize the site.
Managed and prepared the site design and permitting Liberty Science Center expansion in Jersey City, NJ. Taken the project from Basis of Design through construction. Provided multi-discipline utility and pile foundation coordination. Obtained specialty permits for saltwater aquarium and groundwater discharge. Oversaw the site construction and shop drawing review.
Upgraded the stormwater management system and provided the site engineering for the University/Academic Center at St. Johns University in Queens, NY. Obtained NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) Site
Connections Certificate, and updated the campus-wide NYSDEC Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to ensure the University expansion is in compliance with State and local regulations.
Designed the Speedway School and Park Schools in Newark, NJ, from conceptual to construction documents as well as prepared site documents for various other K12 NJSCC school projects throughout NJ.
Oversaw and reviewed in-house site and utility feasibility reports for all NJ School Construction Corporation (NJSCC) projects. Standardizing the report findings must identify areas of concern and actions required to provide more value to the client.
Designed and managed the two-phase expansion of the 940,000 sf Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ. Identified concerns and upgraded the on-site storm sewer system to alleviate a pre-existing flooding problem. Redesigned the site circulation by relocating multiple electric towers. Effectively integrated various tenant requirements to increase the marketability of the shopping center.
Provided intensive site, earthwork and retaining wall value engineering, intricate stream by-pass and highway culvert upgrade and construction administration for Target in Bethel, CT. Exhibited relentless dedication in providing testimonies and attending planning board and wetland commission hearings throughout a complicated litigation process. Received high marks in post-project client satisfaction evaluation.
Performed feasibility study, site development and permitting, roadway improvements and construction administration for various national retail tenant developments such as Target, Lowes Home Improvement, Costco, Stop & Shop and Edwards throughout the tri-state areas. Obtained NJ, PA, CT, DE Department of Transportation approvals. Experienced in both site and roadway engineering which helped facilitate successful design integration and coordination. Developed, presented and implemented in-house retail design standards for performing site analysis.
Supervised the daily work load and task assignment of a 15-people design team with strong interpersonal, communication and team leadership skills.
Demonstrated and proven as a valuable team leader with excellent client and consultant relationship, strong technical background, able to provide quick responses while multi-tasking, very detail orientated with excellent organization skills to assist client and team in resolve problems, provide value engineering, save costs and keep project on schedule.
Served as a design technical leader in quality control reviews and guidance; able to foresee potential problem areas and offer solutions to resolve issues.
Wrote and compiled proposals, budget tracking, billing analysis and account receivable follow-up.
Testified at Planning Board and Wetland Commission hearings. Attended team/client and agency meetings.
ABBINGTON ASSOCIATES, INC., Freehold, NJ
Provided site engineering, stormwater management, roadway design, stream encroachment calculations and wetland alternative analysis for various commercial, business, residential, golf course community and County projects.
Responsibilities included site plan layout and subdivision plat, grading and drainage design, detention/retention/infiltration and water quality basin routings, roadway and utility profiles, roadway cross sections, backwater analysis, wetlands general and individual permitting and alternative analysis.
Prepared NJDEP sanitary and water extension permits.
EDUCATION & LICENSES
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Rutgers College of Engineering
Professional Engineer Licensed in State of New Jersey
LEED Accredited Professional 2009
Master degree courses in Civil Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Board Member of Livingston Township Environmental Commission
President and Founder of Livingston Robotics Club
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers
Committee Member of Healthy Community Healthy Youth of Livingston (HCHY)
Coach of the FIRST LEGO League team, Landroids, which is two-time NJ State Champion and the 2009 US Open 1st place Champion winner, 2007 present
NJ FIRST LEGO League Planning Committee member, 2009 - present
Organizer, presenter of various FIRST LEGO League training seminars for new coaches throughout NJ, including the annual Engineers Week robotics exhibition at Liberty Science Center, 2008 - present
Volunteer and Mentor to promote STEM education for various elementary and high schools
Volunteer and supporter of Paterson Habitat of Humanity, organized annual company Corporate Challenge fundraising and volunteering events, provided pro-bono design services, 2004 2009
Proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), Photoshop, Website creation and maintenance. Familiar with Hydraflow, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Suretrack, and basic html and Wordpress website management. Foreign Language: Chinese (fluent in Mandarin; understand Cantonese, Shanghainese and Taiwanese)