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8 Buckley Circle, Royersford, PA 19468

610-792-9580 (home) * 610-308-6573 (cell) * email: jmecec96@westpost.net
Operations, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence, Entitlements
Goal-oriented engineering director, with more than 19 years of professional expe
rience in design, operations, project and client management, business developmen
t, quality control, policy and procedure development/implementation designed to
meet the objectives of organizations ranging from small, local residential/comme
rcial developers to Fortune 500 Companies including National Builders, Retail De
velopers and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Cohesive team builder and l
eader, with demonstrated success in securing critical project approvals under st
ringent timeframes while developing and maintaining relationships with clients,
regulatory officials and reviewing agencies. Proven ability to define the clien
ts required design/approval needs and establish solutions within allocated budge
ts. Standout qualities include:

Corporate Operations * Strategic Market Planning * Business Development * Engine

ering Design
Team Leadership * Executive Proposals & Presentations * Project Management * Exp
ert Testimony
Department Management * Training & Mentoring * Quality Control & Assurance * Fea
sibility Analysis

NAVE, NEWELL, INC., King of Prussia, PA * December 2006 - February 2009
A Civil Engineering Consulting Firm, specializing in private sector land develop
ment projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Principal (2006-2009)
Managed corporate operations, business development strategy and quality control
for a multi-disciplined consulting firm of 45 + managers and technical employees
. Directed all operations, training, scheduling and quality control of the land
surveying department consisting of 15 + managers and employees. Established pr
ocedures for the scheduling of field and office work in conjunction with other d
epartments requirements, to ensure that all tasks were prioritized and successfu
lly completed within the scheduled timeframe. Wrote and developed technical pro
posals/budgets and negotiated contract fees, terms and conditions. Developed an
d initiated quality control standards for engineering plan preparation to ensure
design compliance and constructability.
Increased efficiency in technical proposal preparation to provide response with
in one business day for critical submissions.
Successfully deployed the firms latest technology, high definition laser scanni
ng (HDS), for specialty type uses (limited access) such as rail, transit and con
struction uses. Innovated the use of a 3 man crew to operate multiple survey in
struments simultaneously, thus reducing the direct project costs and increasing
Strategically reduced staff resources to increase corporate efficiency and redu
ce overhead costs.
Generated $0.5 million increase in revenue with a residential developer during
the current housing crisis, by securing two professional service contracts in a
down market.
Facilitated the consolidation of the firms satellite (NJ) office into the corpo
rate office to ensure that all staffing and client services were seamlessly tran
Mentored the Department and Project Managers on all areas of client management/
retention, project management, contracts, budgets and profitability, design effi
ciencies and training.
DEWEY LAND/DEWEY COMPANIES, INC., Wayne, PA * August 2004 - November 2006
A Residential and Commercial Builder/Developer, specializing in new construction
in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties of PA, as well as NJ and DE.
Project Manager (2004-2006)
Managed all facets of the land development entitlement and permitting approval p
rocess for contracted properties. Successfully secured all necessary Municipal,
County, State Agency and Public Utility approvals
required to obtain lender financing for site improvements and construction. Clo
sely liaised with property owners, regulatory officials, municipal agents and fi
nancial representatives to facilitate the expedition of
project approvals and fulfillment of contract requirements. Directed the site i
nvestigation/evaluation to determine the feasibility of developing potential sit
es, while establishing the potential financial risk and critical issues that may
adversely impact the land development process. Wrote and negotiated service co
ntracts and fees with site contractors and professional consultants. Developed
and managed the schedules and budgets for site plan development, engineering and
Successfully obtained the necessary entitlements for the development of 290 sin
gle family residential lots.
Structured and streamlined the development of a due diligence checklist and tra
cking system to ensure that critical dates and project milestones were met. Uti
lizing my checklist, discovered a significant financial risk on an approved proj
ect for purchase in NJ that did not have all necessary approvals. The discovery
avoided a potential 25% increase in improvements fees on a multi-million dollar
Strategically obtained the PADEP Act 537 Planning Module Approval for a 170 lot
subdivision, prior to the institution of a moratorium on sewage approvals. The
moratorium delayed other builders 12 to 24 months from receipt of approval.
Trained the site acquisition managers in yield analysis, due diligence process,
engineering oversight and construction improvements.
July 1994 - August 2004
A full-service Civil Engineering, Architectural and Building Services Consulting
Firm, specializing in private sector land development, retail, residential and
commercial projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Director of Civil Engineering (1999-2004)
Chief leadership and management of a department of 25 engineers, designers and C
AD technicians. Directed all staffing assignments, established departmental and
project priorities with Project Managers and other departments. Leader of week
ly operations meeting. Spearheaded and directed all training, recruiting and st
affing initiatives. Instituted a mentoring program for new hires to ensure prop
er training and staff development. Prepared all engineering proposals and profes
sional fees, negotiated contracts. Collaborated with the owners and marketing
director to develop and refine our marketing strategy.
Developed a quality control program for preparation of engineering documents an
d submissions.
Successfully managed the firms leading profit center for all 5 years as Direct
or, exceeding 50% of corporate revenue ranging from $3 to $5 million annually.
Increased profitability through the institution of quality control initiative a
nd standard procedures.
Built a reputation for excellence in project management and client retention, n
urturing relationships with the firms top commercial and residential clients.
Professional expert witness for zoning variance and special exception public he
arings for highly contested projects.
Project Manager (1996-1999)
Managed multiple projects (residential, commercial, retail and institutional) an
d concurrent deadlines simultaneously. Supervised project teams of up to12 empl
oyees. Performed site feasibility and lot yield analysis. Designed storm water
management systems and basins, erosion and sedimentation control plans, PennDOT
Highway Occupancy Permit Plans, sanitary sewer and water supply systems, horizo
ntal and vertical roadway alignments, site and lot grading. Developed NPDES Per
mits, wetlands permits (General and ACOE Joint 105). Served as client represent
ative and conducted formal project presentations to Municipal Boards in public m
eetings. Developed project budgets, proposals and service contracts.
Secured numerous project approvals including a 640 lot master-planned residenti
al golf course community, a 450,000 sf corporate center, retail center re-develo
pment including a 55,000 sf food store.
Trained and managed the staff engineers in all facets of design and plan produc
Streamlined the production of storm water management design using available sof
tware and instituted standards to expedite designs and increase production effic
Achieved Certification in DE as a Certified Erosion and Sedimentation Control P
lan Preparer.

Project Engineer (1994-1996)

Excelled in all facets of civil/site design, providing engineering support to th
e Project Managers. Facilitated the development of engineered drawings for subm
ission to Townships and reviewing agencies. Interacted
with project design teams of up to 10 members. Trained the CAD technicians and
other staff engineers on Microstation CAD software.
Developed the firms CAD standards for engineering files and plan preparation.
Nominated by the Owners to pursue and receive various technical certifications,
including Siteworks and County Conservation District Plan Preparer.
PENNDOT, District 6-0, St. Davids, PA * September 1992 - June 1994
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Highway Division.
Civil Engineer Supervisor (1992-1994)
Excelled in all phases of State Highway design, working as part of a 4 member de
sign team who interfaced with all sectors of the DOT including Harrisburg (Burea
u of Design). Designed horizontal and vertical roadway alignments, storm sewer
systems, and rigid and flexible pavement systems for reconstruction and restorat
ion projects. Developed typical roadway sections and highway details for 3R pro
jects. Prepared highway plan packages for PSE submissions. Researched and deve
loped right-of-way acquisition plans associated with highway improvement project
s. Interfaced with various public utility companies to coordinate the integrati
on of utility services within the states right-of-way.
Successfully completed the design, plans and specification package for the 2.5
mile re-construction of Street Road, $6 million project.
BARRY ISETT & ASSOCIATES, P. C., Norristown, PA * March 1989 - September 1990
A full-service Civil Engineering, Structural and Building Services Consulting Fi
rm, specializing in private and public sector projects in the Mid-Atlantic regio
Staff Engineer (1989-1990)
Performed structural design calculations and inspections, assisting the lead st
ructural engineer.
Designed storm water management basins, utilities and developed civil site plan
Drew and developed structural and civil details and plans, including PennDOT br
idge plans.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Professional Engineer
Registered in DE, NJ, and PA

Chester County Engineers (CCE)
West Chester, PA
Currently on the Board of Directors