BULENT ETHEM, P.G.214.407.7377
8412 Greystone Courtabethem[at]hotmail.com
Plano, Texas 75025
Creative and self motivated project manager with extensive experience, seeking a challenging and responsible position in engineering, consulting or construction industry to show initiative and implement my project management, quality control, inspection and estimating experience and utilize my excellent organizational, leadership, customer relations and analytical skills.
TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC. May 1998 February 2010
Construction Materials Engineering and Testing, Dallas, Texas
Project Manager/Chief Estimator
Coordinating and managing day-to-day operation of the projects and relations with the Client.
Monitoring and inspecting drilled straight shaft and under-reamed pier operations.
Conduct regular projects inspections and advises projects supervision of work progress quality of work and conditions requiring attention regarding safety
Coordinate work with subcontractors to ensure all subcontract work is within projects scope.
Perform SWPPP- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan inspection and monitoring.
Perform field soil resistivity testing with 4-point Wenner method.
Perform Floor Flatness/ Levelness survey for concrete floors with Dipstick Floor Profiler.
Perform complete and accurate quantity takeoffs for individual projects.
Inspecting the construction works in accordance with the contract requirements.
Organize and review daily field test and inspection reports.
Reviewing bid documents to identify special requirements and clients needs.
Attend the pre-construction meetings with the owner and talk through the project scope.
Monitoring costs and overall experiences from past projects and applying to new proposals.
Follow up the critical correspondences and prepare the reply letters.
Prepares proposal and budget estimates for CMET projects
Responsible for monthly invoicing and invoice collection
Maintain existing clients and establishes new client base.
Helping to clients in the use of new materials for construction and in the forensics of construction problems related to materials or techniques utilized.
MAXIM TECHNOLOGIES July 1996 May 1998
Construction Materials Testing, Dallas, Texas
Senior Engineering Technician
Perform full-time testing and inspection for multiple large scale projects.
Perform soil compaction, concrete sampling, reinforcing steel inspection and testing.
Inspecting the construction works in accordance with the contract requirements, standards and specifications (civil, architectural and structural).
Assist project manager between the client and the contractors to ensure project success.
Collect data and compose reports for the client emphasizing on the critical issues and make recommendations directly to the client.
ALPHA TESTING, INC. October 1994 May 1996
Construction Materials Testing, Dallas, Texas
Performed following testing and inspection services as CME Technician
Moisture emission and pH test for concrete floors.
Reinforcing and post tension steel placement and stressing observation.
Reinforced and pre-stressed concrete inspection.
Reinforced masonry construction inspection.
Post tensioned concrete inspection.
Drilled straight shaft and under-reamed pier observation.
Fire proofing thickness check, bond strength and density testing.
CMU and MSE Wall construction monitoring and inspection.
ENKA BECHTEL JOINT VENTURE (EBJV). November 1987 March 1990
Project Control Department, Ankara, Turkey
Project Cost Control and Schedule Engineer
The project comprises 210 mile highway construction in Ankara, Turkey.
Collected and summarized subcontractors drilling, blasting and activity reports and cost coded daily quantity reports from earthworks, concrete and production plants.
Cooperating to the area manager and monitoring overall and detailed progress schedules including preparation of reports, statements and recommendations.
Developed a manufactured material system; the system was design to track various concrete mix designs and crushed material quantities.
Preparing weekly and monthly progress reports and provided monthly updates to the schedule.
Cost estimation and cost control of the Project Schedule.
Calculated production and cost estimation of material movement construction equipment.
Manages field construction activity engineering and other field projects support activities
Supervises the development of projects schedules and monitors production to assure timely projects completion
Reviews cost reports and makes analysis to assist in reducing costs and maintaining productivity
Establishes projects labor requirements and reviews these requirements with divisional management
Administer projects policies and procedures to subcontractors
Coordinate with engineers inspectors and clients representatives to isolate projects and assists in developing solutions
Regularly conduct safety meetings and provide assistance to supervision in addressing areas and conditions requiring attention
Conduct regular meetings with projects supervision to review projects progress and to plan future construction activity
BS in Geological Engineering/Geotechnical, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Associate of Construction Management Classes, Tarrant County College, Arlington, Texas
MS Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and other office programs, excellent organizational, leadership, customer relations and analytical skills.
Registered Professional Geoscientist, Texas TX311 and Tennessee TN4511
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Affiliate Member.
AIPG - American Institute of Professional Geologist, Member (0388)
AEG - Association of Engineering Geologist, Member (5955)
SEAT - Structural Engineers Association of Texas, Affiliate Member
ACI - American Concrete Institute, North Texas Chapter, Member
GSA Geological Society of America, Member 2013147