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Rssentry level civil engineering

Elias T. Samaha 4915 Talbot PL. S. #B (509) 413-3325 (h/c) Renton, WA 98055 (425) 917-7300 (w) ________________________________________________________ ______ JOB OBJECTIVE Entry level civil engineering Construction management SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS 8 years civil engineering experience mainly in highway design/construction 8 years architectural design/construction management. 2 years federal security systems design and installation 10 years of manual and computer aided design drafting. Auto Cadd, Micro-station, Inroads design/drafting computer software. Detail and profit oriented with ability to identify and solve problems. Perform effectively under stress and able to meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize, multi-task and can be relied upon to complete assignments with little to no supervision. Skills include project break-down, structural analysis, cost estimating, scheduling, and budgeting. Ability to supervise, motivate, train, and increase productivity. EDUCATION & COURSES OF STUDY  Bachelor of Science in Building Construction - University of Washington, 1984 Minor in Architecture  Computer CADD drafting - version 14 - Spokane Community Colleges, 1996  Uniform Building Code - Eastern WA University, 1985  Business Administration - American University of Beirut, 1974 Emphasis in Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Accounting, Operation Management ENGINEERING TRAINING MATRIX Hot mix asphalt placement Introduction to project development Roadway safety Roadway geometric design Bituminous surface treatment inspection Contract provision preparation Contract plans & estimate preparation Microstation- 201 production level Nuclear gauge safety and operation Electrical illumination & signals Aggregate production & testing inspection Sign location & installation standards Bridge structures inspection Construction inspection documentation Hot mix asphalt production & testing Excavation & embankments inspection Drainage inspection Technical mathematics 2 (self study) ENGINEERING TRAINING MATRIX (Cont.,d) Contract plans reading (self study) Basic surveying (self study) Technical mathematics 1 (self study) PCC field testing Hydraulics highway drainage Project management process Ethical standards OEO - Valuing diversity OEO – Disability awarneness Security awareness OEO – Sexual harassment Violence that affects the workplace Flagging, traffic control Listening skills Stress management Interpersonal communication Inroads – 201 production level design Microstation – 303 phase 2 training Caice- 201 roadway design Intermediate surveying GPS using trimble real time kinematics Spill prevention the basics Conflict management Writing: tech tricks/reports The color of fear Driver training – eversafe program WORK HISTORY Parsons Engineering Contracting Firm, Renton, WA 2007 – Present TSSC III Design/Drafting: My essential job functions is mainly as-built design projects for the FAA government agency in Renton, WA. Duties include design/drafting architecture/civil, electrical, mechanical, and security systems using Project wise, and Microstation software as a design tool. Site survey airport facilities and systems. Supervised and directed survey crew in collecting survey data for project design development. Duties also include civil engineering practices and calculations. WA State Department of Transportation, Spokane, WA 1998 - 2007 Transportation Engineer Tech: During my nine years with WSDOT, I have been involved with numerous highway design/civil engineering projects. Duties included design/drafting, construction inspections, surveying, material testing, and office engineering support. I have extensive knowledge in crack seal, chip seal, and fog seal operation and technical practices. As a design team member, I gained extensive knowledge and understanding of highway design criteria through WSDOT design manuals, the expertise of the design team and other department resources. I am experienced and proficient in Microstation and the design preparation for PS&E design package and delivery. I have knowledge of Inroads and Caice design software. As a field inspector, my responsibilities required that all phases of design projects were constructed according to contract provision plans, specifications, and safety procedures. Maintained daily IDRS, Field note records, and inspections of materials installed were QPL approved. As a survey crew member, I implemented all duties of the survey crew, including the operation of instruments-levels, transit, EDM and total stations. I computed level and transit notes manually and/or with electronic data collector. I down- loaded and uploaded data collector to and from the computer. I also set up GPS control points for roadway design. WORK HISTORY (Cont.,d) As a material testing inspector, I collected and tested material samples, recorded data, interpreted test results, and entered test results into SAM software for pay factor configuration. I also trained other staff members on aggregate/asphalt material testing procedures and certification. As an office assistant engineer, I supported project personnel in their responsibilities for all construction materials incorporated into the project. I answered inquiries from field personnel regarding requirements for paynotes, force accounts, EEO compliance, final records, wages, and payrolls. I entered estimate payments into CAPS, working days into CCIS, and material test results into SAM. Compared field test results with the region material lab test results and calculated the standard deviation and variance. MW Consulting Engineers, Spokane, WA 1990 - 1992 Project Engineer: Designed security systems for federal correctional detention facilities for U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, I oversaw the design/installation of intrusion detention fence parameter/microwave alarm systems, security control, fire alarm, facility intercom, intra-communication, threshold monitoring, vehicle detection, duct banks, conduit sizing, routing, ISP panels/consoles. Prepared bid proposals, project specifications, cost estimating, change order negotiations, submittals, punch list, start-up system operation.Coordination and resolution of field problems between the contractors, architects/government officials. Stonehaven construction, Inc., Spokane, WA 1985 - 1990 Project Design Engineer: Designed, drafted, and engineered commercial and industrial facilities. Duties included plan take-off and cost estimating. Project administration throughout completion. Supervised various construction phases on site. Ensured work done according to plans and specifications, including safety standards, and UBC code. Extensive knowledge of reading blueprints. Experience dealing with City officials to obtain permits. Settel Architects - Beirut, Lebanon 1974 -1978 Manual Design Drafter: Project breakdown of residential and commercial facilities. Skills included working with ink on mylar and vellum, leroy lettering. Ability to complete neat and accurate drawings in a timely fashion; ability to be flexible in meeting work demand and to sustain many simultaneous tasks.

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