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J Brown

Local Public Agency Administration Engineer at South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)

Maineville, OH

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A highly motivated and dynamic Civil engineer with 35 years of experience in geometrics engineering primarily in civil and transportation projects including environmental impact, I seek a position in civil or environmental engineering in an organization where my experience and knowledge can contribute to mission.

Work Experience

Local Public Agency Administration Engineer

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)
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Columbia, SC
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August 2009 to Present

Program Manager responsible for the oversight of approximately sixty (60) projects in the eastern one-third of the State which are administered by local government agencies. These projects are typically funded with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and local funds. I managed these projects to insure compliance with FHWA and SCDOT guidelines pertaining to environmental regulation and permits, procurement of contracts and services, advertisement and award of construction contracts, approval of invoices and monitored proper procedures for project closure.

Interim Office Manager and Senior Geometrics Engineer

Transystems - Ohio
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Mount Pleasant, SC
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2004 to April 2009

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 
Geometrics engineer responsible for analysis and design of roadway intersections, turning movement analysis, as well as, the U.S. 17 / Bowman Road interchange layout and design for this 4.6 mile widening and intersection improvement project located in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 
 
HAM-71/75-0.00/0.22 Brent Spence Bridge, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Geometrics Engineer 
Geometrics engineer responsible for preliminary horizontal and vertical design for the Ohio DOT PDP Step 5 development. Responsibilities included mainline IR-75, collector-distributor roadways, a service interchange and Western Hills Viaduct system interchange.

SR 126

Entran Engineers
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1989 to 2004

Ronald Reagan Highway) Final Design, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Design Engineer 
Design engineer for the HAM-126-6.61 and the HAM-126-8.91 sections of Ronald Reagan Highway connecting IR-75 and IR-71. This four-lane divided freeway involved new construction including several interchanges. The projects also involved significant drainage and wetlands mitigation. 
 
I-275 Widening and Resurfacing, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Design Engineer 
This project included 4.5-mile interstate widening, rehabilitation, and resurfacing of existing IR-275, with a partial cloverleaf interchange. Design responsibilities included horizontal and vertical geometry, median storm drainage design, roadway safety design, maintenance of traffic (including temporary signalized ramps), traffic control, and noise barrier design. 
 
Eastern Corridor Transportation Study, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Design Engineer 
The Eastern Corridor Study was a long-range, multi-modal transportation planning and implementation project undertaken by a partnership of state, county and city governments to identify a workable combination of strategies for improving the long-term travel mobility between the City of Cincinnati and Cincinnati's eastern suburbs. This partnership includes the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Clermont County, Hamilton County, the City of Cincinnati, and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). 
 
I-71 Safety Upgrade and Shoulder Widening, Warren and Clinton Counties, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Design Engineer 
Senior design engineer responsible for all phases of roadway design including geometric computations, quantity calculations and computer applications to plan preparation. This large project spanned two counties and required significant drainage improvements. 
 
US-30 Multilane Expressway Final Design, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9 - Lead Geometrics Engineer 
This project was a new 11 mile expressway which included one three level system interchange and two service diamond interchanges near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. I was responsible for all phases of design on this project comprised of 2,200 plan, profile, and cross section sheets. I also wrote all of the Geopak criteria files for this work. 
 
SR 125 (Beechmont Avenue) Final Design, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Design Engineer 
Design engineer for the 1.2 mile widening of Beechmont Avenue (HAM-125-1.56) from the existing three-lane (middle reversible lane) to a five-lane section within an urbanized area of Cincinnati. The existing pavement was intended to be salvaged calling for complicated pavement salvage plans. The project also included widening of the bridge over Clough Creek and involved modification to the SR 32 interchange. 
 
SR 32 (Beechmont Viaduct) Final Design, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8 - Design Engineer 
Design engineer for reconstruction of the Beechmont Avenue Viaduct (HAM-32-0.14) grade separation with (then) Conrail railroad tracks. The project involved urban interchange ramp construction and significant utility coordination. Design challenges included avoiding a 100 year old 72" combined brick sewer and a 20" high pressure natural gas transmission line. Additionally, comprehensive coordination with Conrail was required. The project also involved complicated maintenance of traffic operations due to the interchange elements and close proximity to U.S. 50. 
 
U.S. 35 Final Design, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 7 - Design Engineer 
Design engineer for the GRE-35-14.44 section of the U.S. 35 relocation project near Xenia, Ohio. The project consisted of four-lane divided roadway with diamond interchanges. Due to the flat terrain, the project was greatly impacted by drainage. 
 
US-33 Bridge Replacement, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 10 - Design Engineer 
Responsible for the final approach roadway design for this cable stay bridge replacement project across the Ohio River between Pomeroy, Ohio and Mason, WV. Design responsibilities included roadway horizontal and vertical geometry, pavement and roadside drainage design, utility relocation and coordination, maintenance of traffic and traffic control.

President

Red Mile Square, Inc
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Lexington, KY
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1983 to 1989

Responsible for all phases of this land development project in Lexington, Kentucky, which included planned hotel\convention sites and condominiums, serving as vice-president from 1983 to 1985 and president from 1986 to 1989.

Senior Geometrics Engineer

Wilbur Smith & Associates
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Columbia, SC
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1980 to 1983

Senior Geometrics Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the design of civil and transportation projects, including multiple projects in the countries of Kuwait and Nigeria (1980-1983). I have been responsible for all phases of roadway design including complex system and service interchange design, geometric computations, quantity calculations, maintenance of traffic, traffic control and computer applications to plan preparation. I have 13 years experience using GEOPAK civil design software and have written all of the criteria files for selected projects. My most recent project experience (1990-present) has been primarily interstate/freeway design on projects for the Department of Transportation in both Ohio and South Carolina.

Columbia Shopping Mall Site, Private Developer

Wilbur Smith & Associates
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Columbia, SC
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1973 to 1983

- Design Engineer 
Design Engineer for the 100-acre site development project including roadway, paving, storm drainage, earthwork, parking (5,000 spaces with curbed islands), construction staking supervision for buildings and all site work, including utilities. 
 
Kuwait Automatic Traffic Control Study, Kuwait - Design Engineer 
Project studied the traffic and geometric layout of all roadways in the country of Kuwait. Designed roadway and intersection alignment improvements and designed a computerized automatic traffic control system, enabling the monitoring and maintenance of all traffic throughout the country. Design responsibilities included existing roadway inventory and geometric alignment design for all roadways which required improvement to current design standards. 
 
Calabar to Ikom Highway, Nigeria - Design Engineer 
Design Engineer responsible for preliminary plans and construction cost estimate for the 130-kilometer highway connecting the port city of Calabar to the remote area of Ikom in the highlands of Nigeria. The project included multiple river crossings, and was designed to provide the only paved access to the coast in the region. 
 
City District Center Project, City of Sulaibikhat, Kuwait - Design Engineer 
Design Engineer responsible for roadway design including interchanges connecting existing freeway systems. Consulted with team members concerning layout and accessibility for rail and bus terminals. 
This project encompassed the preliminary design of a new city near Kuwait City, Kuwait and included the planning for all infrastructure and transportation including roadway, light rail, and bus systems.

District 8 - Senior Geometrics Engineer

Ohio Department of Transportation
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1974 to 1975

Geometrics engineer responsible for preliminary horizontal and vertical design for the mainline widening of 7 miles of I-75 in Hamilton County from Western Hills Viaduct to Paddock Road, including the IR-74 / IR-75 multi level system interchange and the Hopple Street service interchange, which required braided ramp configurations. Additional responsibilities included superelevation design and multiple vertical bridge calculations. 
 
SCI-823-0.00 Portsmouth Bypass, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9 - Roadway Team Leader 
Roadway Team Leader for the Portsmouth Bypass, a 16 mile, limited-access, four-lane, divided freeway through Scioto County as part of the Appalachian Development Highway System. This project included multiple cuts and fills of up to 200 feet, as well as two complex system interchanges and two service interchanges.

Education

B.S. in Civil Engineering

University of Texas El Paso -
El Paso, TX

1973

Skills

Proficient with Microstation, Geopack, and AutoCAD,