Self-Employed

Name : Chan Burns
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Clinton,MS
Job Title Self-Employed
Relocation Preferences : Open
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

City of Moss Point - City Engineer/Director of Public Works. October 2009 - April 2010. Developed Standard Operating Procedures as related to duties of Sanitary Sewer, Water, Streets, Drainage, and Property Management divisions of Public Works; implemented systematic approach (instead of haphazard approach in effect) to responding to needs of public; revised job descriptions as applicable to Public Works; city liaison with various municipal, county, and state entities; assisted Permit Department in reviewing construction and stormwater plans for various developments as related to sound engineering practices and applicable regulations; revised subdivision regulations for compliance with sound engineering practices and applicable regulations; prepared long-term plans for upgrading of municipal sanitary sewer, gas, and water utility main lines in certificated area; prepared grant applications for various applicable projects; advised Mayor and Board of Aldermen regarding engineering practices; responded to inquiries by administration and citizens; and other related duties. Supervised 34.

City of Jackson Senior Civil Engineer. October 2004 October 2009. Assisted in preparation of ARRA applications. Provide contract administration for municipal capitol projects; inspect city projects for compliance with approved construction plans/specifications; review & recommend for payment project change orders & monthly estimates: prepare agenda items for City Council approval; review subdivision construction plans and final plats for compliance with city specifications, state laws, & recognized engineering principles; respond to citizen and City Council inquiries; liaison with various governmental agencies; brief City Council on projects; revise Subdivision Ordinance; involved with American Public Works Association accreditation; help prepare annual department budget; various administrative duties such as recommend hiring, disciplinary actions, awarding contracts, and other related duties; other duties as required. Supervise 4 professionals and 5 technicians.

Chan Burns & Associates Consulting Engineer. May 2004 September 2004. Design & layout of subdivisions, streets, drinking water systems, individual wastewater systems, storm shelters, and retail stores; flood elevation certificates; land surveying; preparation of construction plans & specifications; other related activities. Supervised 1.

Mississippi Department of Health Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Coordinator/ Environmental Engineer IV. December 1999 April 2004. Revised program regulations for compliance with federal regulations & Safe Drinking Water Act; spoke to related organizations about program; attended various related federal seminars; prepared annual Intended Use Plan & federal grant applications; interpreted regulations when reviewing applications and proposed uses; ensure program was responsive to current needs within the state; prepared and distributed related literature; other duties as required.

Chan Burns & Associates Consulting Engineer. July 1996 December 1999. Design & layout of subdivisions, streets, drinking water systems, individual wastewater systems, storm shelters, & retail stores; flood elevation certificates; land surveying; preparation of construction plans & specifications; other related activities. Supervised 1.

Hinds County Department of Public Works Construction Engineer. March 1993 June 1996. Assisted in Four-Year Plan and Annual Budget preparation; supervised Construction, Drainage, Paving, & Bridge crews as well as Engineering Department; liaison with various governmental agencies; prepared right-of-way needs & deeds; prepared priority lists for county projects; reviewed/revised 6 month bid specifications; assisted in annual State Aid inspection; provided technical assistance to field construction projects; prepare project estimates; review subdivision construction plans and final plat; review subdivision construction; determination of base flood elevations; review site plans; citizen inquiries; heavy haul permit applications and inspection of affected county roads; review permit applications for utility placement within county right-of-way; other duties as required. Supervised 43.

Mississippi Department of Transportation DOT Engineer. January 1985 March 1993. Determined capacity of various bridges on state highways; project construction inspection for compliance with approved construction plans & specifications; layout of various project components; complied data necessary for monthly estimate preparation and final project closeout; preparation of right-of-way plats and deed descriptions; attended related seminars; other related duties as required.

Radio Shack Store Manager. September 1978 December 1980. Prepare weekly and monthly product orders based on budget and customer demands; walk-in traffic; bimonthly inventory; attend managerial training session; review/revise efforts to increase store sales/profit while minimizing expenses; review/ improve efforts to increase store traffic; other related duties as required. Won all expenses paid week long trip to Hawaii for top store in District.

EDUCATION
45 hours toward MBA. B. S. Civil Engineering Mississippi State University. B. S. Microbiology Mississippi State University. 45 hours business courses Mississippi State University. Self-financed 100% education.

CERTIFICATION
Professional Engineer (P. E.) #11077 Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors Professional Surveyor (R. L. S.) #2521- Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors Certified Floodplain Manager (C. F. M.) #US-08-03796 Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., Certification Board of Regents

TRAINING
Floodplain Management & The National Flood Insurance Program Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). 32 hours.
Design & Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Mississippi Center for Technology Transfer (MCT2). 24 hours.
Traffic Engineering Fundamentals FHWA through MCT2. 24 hours.
Highway Drainage Workshop FHWA. 24 hours.
Highway Performance Vehicle Detection Mississippi Department of Transportation through 3M. 8 hours.
Innovative Finance & Statewide Financial Planning Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). 8 hours.
Public Works Project Management Bootcamp APWA through PSMJ Resources. 16 hours
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Franklin Covey. 16 hours.
Phase II Storm Water Regulation and Compliance in Mississippi - Lorman. 7 hours.
National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction IS-0700 - FEMA sponsored. 12 hours.
Introduction to the Incident Command System ICS 100 - FEMA sponsored. 4 hours.
ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents ICS 200 - FEMA sponsored. 4 hours.





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