Principal

Name : VKPOLE
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Louisville,KY
Job Title Principal
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To obtain a senior level position utilizing my diverse background and qualifications in Civil Engineering field. I am a registered Professional Engineer (PE)and Project Managment Professional (PMP)
Resume :  
EDUCATION

Masters in Business Administration (MBA) University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Civil Engineering

COMPUTER SKILLS

Scheduling Software: Primavera P6 Transportation Software: Microstation, In-Xpress, In-Roads, KTDID, HYDRAIN, TRANSYT-7F, NETSIM, PASSER II, CORSIM, HCS 2000, TSIS, AutoCAD, EDSC-13.2. Geographic Information Systems: ARC/INFO. Operation Systems: DOS, UNIX & CMS. Hardware: IBM Compatibles, Macintosh, Apple, Next & H. Packard Workstations. Word Processing: Microsoft Word; Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel Languages: HTML Statistics: SAS, SPSS.


LICENSE, CERTIFICATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

P.E. Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Can obtain license in other states through reciprocity
PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
ACEC-KY 2008-2009 Leadership P.E. Program Graduate


ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT & NETWORKING

Active ACEC Member and involved in Government Affairs Committee as well as Design Committee
Active with GLI Transportation Advisory Committee
Attend periodically KYSPE, SAME, HBAL meetings

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

August, 2003 Present: Principal/Owner of Global Solutions, LLC, Louisville, KY
July, 1998 August, 2003: Project Manager with HMB Consulting Engineers, KY and IN
June, 1994 July 1998: Project Engineer with Presnell Associates Inc. (QK4)
August 1992 June, 1994: Research Assistant at University of Kentucky

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Total years of experience: 18 years

August, 2003 Present: Responsible for overall operations of the company which includes Business development, Project Management, Project Controls & Project Engineering.

As the principal of a small business I was involved in several aspects of the business such as, business development, project management, project controls, project engineering, human resource management, accounts payables and receivables, production etc. This opportunity has given me hands on experience and very good understanding of business side as well technical side of an engineering company.

Currently involved in the following activities on $4.1 Billion Dollar infrastructure project in Louisville, KY:
Involved in Project Management, Project Controls, Financial Management, Public Involvement, various project meetings, Risk Assessment analysis and General Engineering activities.

Currently providing Project Controls on the project utilizing Primavera P6. Coordination with other sub-consultants on the team is performed and necessary information is gathered to input into the Primavera software to generate reports that the client (CTS/KYTC/INDOT) needs. Along with the reports a narrative explaining the reports is prepared to highlight the project progress. Milestone Analysis and Critical Path Analysis is also provided along with the reports to discuss the upcoming milestones as well as the milestones achieved or missed. Critical Path analysis discusses the project schedule and compares planned progress with the actual progress to track the project progress for that particular period. If there are any concerns the issues are discussed during the bi-weekly project meetings with the client team. Based on these discussions corrective measures are taken to bring the project back on track. Earned Value Management is performed and Schedule Performance Index is calculated to study the project progress. Client also calculates these ratios and tracks the project in terms of dollars earned against dollars budgeted for that period to determine if the consultant is either spending the dollars as per the plan or under/over spending the dollars. Invoices are also generated that are in sync with the Primavera reports.

Knowledgeable

Business Development Responsibilities:

Various facets of business development (forming strategic relationships such as, Joint Ventures, Prime/Sub relationships etc.):
Joint Ventures and Prime/Sub Relationships:
Was responsible in entering into strategic relationships in the form of Joint Ventures.
Entered into a Joint Venture agreement with a Construction Company to pursue federal government work.
Teamed with several reputable firms (Baker, AECOM, Northrop Grumman, HNTB, HDR/Quest, Burgess and Nipple, Terracon etc)
Client satisfaction, marketing, understanding and managing the client's expectations while maintaining profitability and expanding the firm's role within the client's organization
Making go/no go decisions, contract negotiations, scope preparation, production-hour development and negotiations, scheduling, project controls, budgeting, quality assurance and quality check, proposal strategy, and all other matters involving the client relationship
Developing revenues from the client and maintaining relationships with client representatives.
Establishing sales goals and justifying business development expenses in the annual budget.
Has track record of winning work and is affable and comfortable at association gatherings, meeting new people and making presentations.
Negotiated scope and fees on several projects (with consultants, Local, County, State and Federal govt. agencies).
Marketed the company and procured work from several Civil Engineering and Architectural firms.
Marketed the company to KYTC, INDOT, ODOT and several County & City governments and procured work.
Marketed the company to several Federal Govt. Agencies (MCC, USAID, USACE, Veterans Affairs, USDA etc.) and successfully won projects.
Prepared several proposals in response to the RFPs and RFQs
Made several presentations to procure work as well as introduce the company to numerous potential clients.
Teamed successfully with several prime engineering firms such as Michael Baker Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Terracon Consultants, Hinkle Construction Company, Layne Christensen Company etc.

Project Management Responsibilities:

Managed and directed engineering operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing project, operational, and personnel policies and procedures; assessed risk and identified solutions on how to mitigate and manage high risk areas of project development.
Developed Project Scope, Work Breakdown Structure, Assumptions, Project Schedules, Budgets etc. for various projects
Reviewed month end financial statements of the project to monitor the progress of the project and identify any corrective actions necessary to bring the project on track.
Monitored project variances to address any issues
Performed Earned Value Analysis and prepared critical schedule and milestone analysis
Interacted with the project stake holders to update on the project progress
Developed mitigation alternatives and effectively implement mid course project management changes to maintain key milestone dates.
Lead a group of seasoned professionals in a team environment to meet project objectives and overall project goals
Maintained and revised project plans to reflect actual work, changes in scope, shortcuts, resource changes, etc.
Have interacted with key stakeholders and gave them an update on progress, issues and costs. Preparing project status reports and presenting them to Executive Steering Committee Team members.
Have critiqued complex issues related to design, construction, regulatory permits, finance and politics.
Have effectively utilized available resources and efficiently responded to client's requests

Project Engineering Responsibilities: Is responsible for various aspects of A&E projects.

July 1998 August 2003
Project Manager/Lead Engineer JWA/HMB Indiana, LLC (HMB Consulting Engineers)

Responsible for project scheduling, budgeting, mentoring younger engineers, financial management, tracking, QA/QC etc. on various projects
Responsible for accomplishing the projects on time and within budget
Responsible for proposal writing, client coordination, team building etc.
Responsible for production-hour development, client satisfaction, marketing and business development
Responsible for various aspects of highway engineering design: geometric design, drainage analysis, utility coordination, capacity analysis, traffic simulation, traffic signal layout sheets etc.
Work involved supervising several junior Engineers, E.I.Ts and CAD technicians.

June 1994 July 1998
Transportation/Traffic Engineer - Presnell Associates Inc. (QK4)

Designed various elements of Highways. AASHTO, Highway Capacity Manual, Kentucky design standards & specs, MUTCD, Roadside Design Guide were used widely in the process.
Designed numerous Intersections & performed capacity analysis using H. C. software.
Prepared Signing and Striping plans based on MUTCD standards.
Designed cross drainage pipes & culverts. Used Eagle Point to cut the cross sections.
Used traffic data given by KYTC to design various intersections.
Have written several technical reports involving traffic and transportation engineering related projects.
Performed Pedestrian Access Study and wrote a report on the study.
Used Eagle Point-13 for designing vertical curves, profiles, X-sections, surface modeling, data transfer, alignment, cogo etc.
Coordinated with project team members in implementing various design standards.
Established right-of-way, construction and drainage easements. Used AutoCAD-13 to establish the property lines, existing right-of-way, easements etc. that were obtained from plats, tax maps, deeds etc.
Have used Eagle Point software to cut cross-sections, both skew and non-skew, on various alignments.
Designed vertical grades on various approach roads and mainline alignments.
Designed crucial elements of an important interchange to meet AASHTOs design standards.
Performed capacity analysis of the entire interchange using H. C. software.
Prepared Signal Plans, Striping Plans and Specifications for City of Louisville.
Coordinated and Located utilities on various projects.
Coordinated several meetings between clients, consultants and government officials.

January 1993 June 1994
Research Assistant - University Of Kentucky:
Performed extensive statistical analysis, using SAS and SPSS software, on accident data to study patterns associated with gender, age and cohorts.

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