I utilize my vast library of engineering design documents and project records to teach, as time permit, both the practical and theoretical basis of engineering project development. Specific attention to the following projects:
• Light Rail Transit California/Virginia.
• Utility Coordinator/Design Engineering.
• Construction Oversight.
• Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
• Hampton Roads Light Rail Project.
• Housing facilities at Fort Baker, San Francisco.
• Kaiser Modesto Medical Center, Modesto, CA.
• Land surveying and Residential/Commercial Land Development Projects.
• Terminal Island Container Transfer Facility (TICTF) Port of Los Angeles, CA.
• Caltrans District 7, Various Highway and Bridge Projects.
• Caltrans District 1, Structural Materials Engineering, and Inspection.
• Douglas Boulevard/I-80 Interchange, Roseville, CA.
• Casino Hotel Expansion, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Brooks, CA.
• Various Land Development and Surveying Projects, Houston, TX.
• Industrial Way Bus Hub Project, City of Benicia, CA.
• Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch, CA wireless thermostat retrofit program.
• Various Electrical Projects, Houston, TX.
• Various Transportation and Infrastructure Projects, Long Beach, CA:
– Alameda Corridor Project, Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach
– Toyota / Union Pacific Auto Facility
– Berth 200 Lumber Handling Facility
– Pier G and J Rail Expansion and Track Relocation
– Culver Drive/ATSF Railroad Grade Separation
– Jamboree Road / I-405 Interchange Reconstruction
Over 25 years’ experience in design and construction management of general civil and infrastructure projects, including design/build highway projects, railroad relocation, and cut & cover tunnels, aerial structures, trackwork, multi-modal transportation facilities, and transit vehicle maintenance facilities. My heavy construction experience includes precast girder construction, precast and CIP segmental box girders, precast box beam projects, and many issues relating to deflection, camber, repair of damaged and cracked concrete structural components.
Rates are fixed.
L. J. Dumas, PE, MBA
Construction Management/Civil Engineering
General Civil System Design and Construction
• M.B.A., Georgia State University, Operations Management
• B.S., Civil Engineering, Lamar State University
Professional Engineer Registrations:
• California C22077
• Georgia C11981
• EIT Texas
• C-10 License 631108 (In-Active)
• Transportation Planning, University of Southern California
• Risk Management Construction Safety, University of Rochester
• Construction Cost Estimating, Southern Methodist University
• Value Engineering, ASCE/University of Pittsburgh
• Construction Changes and Claims, AGC California
• AutoCAD, Autodesk Land Desktop
• AutoDesk Civil 3D
• Subdivision Map Act, ASCE California
• CAL/OSHA 30
• Amtrak Track Safety
• P3/MS Project
• American Society of Civil Engineers
• American Public Works Association
• Project Management Institute
Summary Professional Experience:
Over 25 years’ experience in construction management of general civil and infrastructure projects, including design/build highway projects, railroad relocation, and cut & cover tunnels, aerial structures, trackwork, multi-modal transportation facilities, and transit vehicle maintenance facilities. My heavy construction experience includes precast girder construction, precast and CIP segmental box girders, precast box beam projects, and many issues relating to deflection, camber, repair of damaged and cracked concrete structural components. Following is a listing of professional services completed on several nationally significant public works programs:
Nov 2019 – May 2020 Wood Environmental & Infrastructure, Sacramento, CA Nov 2019 – July 2020
Caltrans District 01 Consultant Engineer
Limited Term Assignment Caltrans Design Support/Contract Administration
Structural Materials Engineering and Inspection:
• Roadway Design & Construction • Precast Concrete Bridges
• HMA & Concrete Pavements • Steel Structures
• Earth Retaining Systems • Drainage Systems
• Piling • Geosynthetics
Mar 2018–Aug 2020 Segma Engineering Group, LLC Houston, TX Mar 2008 – July 2020
Civil/Structural Engineering (Founder/Co-Owner)
California Land Development & Surveying Projects:
• Subdivision Design • Building Permit Acquisition
• Property Surveys • SWPPP
• Structural Design Calculations • Offsite Improvement Plans
• Tentative and Final Parcel Maps • Utility Relocation
May 2017– Mar 2018 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Brooks, CA May 2017 - Mar 2018
Financial Project Manager, Casino Hotel Expansion
Limited Term Assignment Design Support/Contract Administration:
• Project Financial Manager • Progress Payments
• Change Order Processing • Claims Settlements
• Provided Field Engineering • Status Reports to Directors
• Consultant Invoice Approval
• Contractor Progress Payments • P6 Schedule Review
• Contractor Submittals
March 2017– May 2017 AECOM, Sacramento, CA Mar 2017 – May 2017
Short Term Resident Engineer/Inspector
Limited Term Assignment Design Support/Contract Administration:
Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch, Ca:
• Wireless Thermostat Retrofit • Safety Requirements
• Coordinated Work Phasing • Daily Safety Meetings
• Approved Work Schedule
• Inspected Phase I Rough-In Work • Prepared Daily Reports
• Hospital Representative
• Final Testing and Startup • Final Completion Certificate
Aug 2015– Mar 2017 City of Benicia, CA Apr 2016 - Mar 2017
Project Manager, Department of Public Works
Industrial Way Bus Hub Project
• Project Engineer/
• Building and Safety Codes • Progress Payments
• CPM Schedules
• Daily RE/Inspector Reports
• Managed Claims and Changes • Change Order Settlements
• Final Inspection/Closeout
April 2014– Aug 2015 AMC, Consulting Engineers, San Francisco, CA Oct 2015 – Apr 2016
Project Manager, Business Development
Highway & Heavy Rail Transit Construction Management
• BART Rail Development
• Technical Project Support • Proposal Development
June 2010– Aug 2015 SEGMA ENGINEERING GROUP, LLC Houston, Texas June 2010 – Oct 2015
California C-10 Electric Contractor/License 631108 (Retired)
Supervised Segma West Coast Operations
• Electric Service Upgrades • Irrigation System Design
• Fire, Life, Safety Consulting • MEP Cost Estimates
• Building Structure Modification • Financial Analysis
• HVAC Upgrade Design • Cell Tower Site Selection
May 2008–June 2010 Systra USA: Railroad Facility Project Management: ARRA Amtrak Los Angeles Progressive Maintenance Facility Los Angeles, CA - a new $32 million, 58,000 sq ft facility located in Amtrak’s Los Angeles Train Yard: As Resident Engineer provided contractor oversight to ensure compliance with Amtrak plans and specifications, supervised yard track reconstruction, field quality assurance for deep pile foundations, reviewed and approved Contractor construction schedule, and was responsible for preconstruction design review. Completed constructibility reviews of the pre-bid construction documents and provided bidding support to Amtrak’s Procurement Department. The project was on a one-year fast track construction schedule, and included eight 120 feet long service bays, a bypass track and service trench running through the facility, two open-air inbound bays for staging and preparation of cars to be serviced, five maintenance bays, and one outbound bay which allowed for last-moment staging and servicing. Project responsibilities included onsite and offsite utility relocations, permit acquisition, coordination and direction of environmental, geotechnical, and surveying subconsultants; field inspection services, construction cost estimating for claims and changes, and coordination of facility equipment procurement, including but not limited to car jacking equipment, derail system, jib and bridge cranes, wayside power cabinets, paint booth, toilet dumps, and truck washer.
March 2007–May 2008 PBS&J: Fort Baker Infrastructure Field Engineer National Park Service - Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Utility Coordinator/Resident Engineer Hampton Roads Light Rail Project. Completed constructibility review of sewer system upgrade and drainage modifications, related to the reconstruction of housing facilities at Fort Baker. Responsible for evaluating and recommending improvements for the reliability of sewer main upgrade and replacement. Analyzed lift station capacity and efficiency, alternative piping configurations, and coordinated security, safety, and access for maintenance and repairs. Rail Transit Facility Construction: Hampton Roads Transit, Norfolk, Va.: Provided oversight of systemwide utility relocation and onsite resident engineering for two HRT Contract Segments, an 8 mile dual track light rail construction project from Norfolk State University to New Town Road at the Virginia Beach city limits and the LRT Vehicle Storage and Maintenance Facility, between Brambleton Avenue and Ballentine Blvd., in Norfolk. The projects included three major aerial structures over navigable waterways at Moseley Creek, Broad Creek, and Sewell Point, five transit stations, and seven at grade crossings. Ensured that special trackwork, systemwide rail installation, and communication system installation was constructed in accordance with Agency plans and specifications. Provided oversight of field staff and inspectors and conducted QA/QC audits of contractor operations including rail procurement activities, trackwork shop drawing submittals, and construction staging plans.
February 2004–March 2007 City of Modesto: Program Manager: Kaiser Modesto Medical Center Project, City of Modesto: Was head of the City’s Administrative Unit for the Kaiser Modesto Medical Center Project, a $800 million Medical Center construction program on a 38.7-acre parcel on Dale Road. Was the head of the City’s project team responsible for review and approval of the general civil design of the hospital facility, including the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC subsystems. Was responsible for enforcing the September 7, 2004 Kaiser/City Development Agreement and Kaiser’s Conditions of Approval. Presented monthly project updates to the Planning Commission and City Council, assisted in public out reach programs and stakeholder presentations. Coordinated project activities with state and local agencies such as OSHPD, LAFCO, Stanislaus County, Caltrans, and StanCog. Monitored final entitlements associated with the project and completion of occupancy requirements. Completed the planning and design services procurement for construction of four major highway elements associated with the Kaiser project. Designed and supervised the onsite construction of a new water well on Hospital grounds including SCADA equipment and emergency power.
June 2003–February 2004 Carter Burgess: Commercial and Residential Land Development: General Civil Site Improvements: Completed design PS&E for both commercial and residential land development projects, including: the Citadel Equities – Rocklin Lot 58: Design of preliminary and final grading, street improvements, and utilities for a 12-acre commercial site development in Rocklin, Ca.; Provided design services to Riverdale Communities LLC -City of Vacaville, for a 68-lot subdivision with 10,000 to 18,000 sq ft estate lots.; and Completed a master plan study, tentative vesting map, and subdivision layout. Designed preliminary grading and drainage facilities, utilities installation, and retention basin design for the Ashwill Avenue/Orange Drive Development – City of Vacaville, a 20 acre commercial development requiring a vesting tentative map, undergrounding of a major regional flood control channel, on-site grading and drainage design, and design of a sewer lift station.
September 2000 –June 2003 Anil Verma Associates: Sacramento Regional Transit District, South Corridor Light Rail Extension Project: Senior Field Engineer for the South Corridor Project as well as Resident Engineer/Deputy Construction Manager for the Florin Road Railroad Bridge and Grade Separation Project. Provided design plan check of bridge structural drawings and MSE walls, completed independent review of falsework design, provided independent structural check of falsework, and supervised the excavation and disposal of over 180,000 cu yds of contaminated subballast and toxic waste along the relocated Union Pacific railroad. Completed field change orders and field sketches for over 180 revised plan sheets of light rail facilities, provided construction management services for the six mile dual track light rail transit project and associated underground and above ground utilities, landscaping and grading, drainage and sewer improvements, and fiber optic conduit for future wayside communication system.
April 1998 – September 2000 Spink Corporation: Senior Associate Project Manager for the bridge and highway design team for Douglas Blvd./Interstate 80 Interchange reconstruction project in the City of Roseville. Developed the design concept and preliminary design for the 3000-ln ft cut-and-cover tunnel connection from Southbound Sunrise Avenue to Eastbound I-80 on ramp, which eliminated three aerial overcrossings and greatly reduced the complexity of the construction staging under the original interchange design. Drafted successful professional services proposal for a subconsultant contract on the Union Pacific cut/cover project in the City of Reno, Nevada.
June 1995 – April 1998 DMJM/Seville Group: Deputy Construction Manager and Chief Rail and Trackwork Inspector for the Terminal Island Container Transfer Facility, the New Dock Street Realignment and Rail Extension for the Port of Los Angeles. The facility was constructed under existing yard operations and with no interference with on going train operations. Served on the construction review committee for the Port of Los Angeles Henry Ford Bridge construction. Was designated Resident Engineer for the UPRR and BNSF railroad grade separation project on the north segment of the Alameda Corridor Project. Reviewed contractor proposed health and safety plans, excavation support and dewatering plans, staging/work-around planning, and material procurement.
October 1991 – June 1995 Moffatt & Nichol, Engineers: Chief Civil Engineer for rail construction projects. Served as Project Engineer in the Rail Transportation Division for the Alameda Corridor Project. Provided direct supervision of the 35% preliminary design and construction planning for the Alameda Corridor as well as the final PS&E’s for two design segments of the corridor. Supervised design of bridge and roadway elements of multi-modal port facilities for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Was in responsible charge of the projects and provided major general civil design plans for the following projects: Toyota/Union Pacific Railroad Auto Facility in the City of Wilmington, California for the Port of Los Angeles; designed the Berth 200 Lumber Handling Facility, a project element of World Port Los Angeles; designed Piers G and J rail expansion and track relocation for the Port of Long Beach; completed the Culver Drive/ATSF railroad bridge and grade separation plan check; completed design of the general civil and traffic segments of the Jamboree Road/I-405 Interchange reconstruction in Irvine; the Port of Los Angeles Henry Ford Avenue Rail realignment; The 35% design of the Del Amo Blvd./Alameda Street Railroad Grade Separation as part of the Alameda Corridor.
June 1989 – October 1991 Willdan Associates: Supervising Engineer Rail Transit Division, managed preliminary studies of high-speed rail feasibility in the Las Vegas to Anaheim Corridor, provided design-build construction support services for the eastern terminus of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor project. Completed design of 5 miles of the I-5 freeway widening including reconstruction of 6 Caltrans bridges; and supervised one of three project teams in the areas of design-build transportation projects, highway toll facilities development, and other heavy civil construction projects including bridge structures, water/wastewater facilities design, and municipal support services.
March 1989 to June 1989 Reggie Short & Associates: Vice President Scheduling and Construction Management Services: Responsible for business development and preparation of construction management proposals in rail and bus maintenance facilities: successfully prepared, presented, and negotiated major architectural building program management proposal between CRSS Engineers and Reggie Short & Associates for the City of Los Angeles Fire and Police Facilities Design and Construction Program.
August 1985 to March 1989. Parsons, Brinckerhoff – New York: Los Angeles Assignment: Deputy Construction Manager/Senior Resident Engineer on the Long Beach to Los Angeles and Norwalk to El Segundo Rail Construction Projects. As Project Control Manager had a major role in the development and supervision of the construction program plan and schedule for both projects. Coordinated the structural design, environmental clearance, architectural and utility design interface of the Los Angeles River Bridge Construction, the Mid-Corridor Aerial Structures, Compton Creek Bridge, and over $2.0 Billion in dual highway/transit construction work with Caltrans, the Office of the State Architect, the State Fire Marshall, the County of Los Angeles, and the various corridor cities involved in the LRT program, including the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
April 1983 to August 1985 Parsons, Brinckerhoff – New York: New York: Pittsburgh Assignment: Area Resident Engineer on the Port Authority of Allegheny County Light Rail Construction Project. Was in charge of all construction in the Pittsburgh central business district. Supervised the construction of over $130 million in on-going construction work in the city including construction of four major multi-level transit stations and a mid-rise office building (The Azen Building at Wood Street and Sixth Avenue). Had operational control of the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing segments of the work in a highly sensitive business area. Was in charge of three construction project teams consisting of twenty-six (26) professional engineers, construction inspectors, and technical support personnel working under the State of Pennsylvania’s Multiple Prime Contract System. Responsibilities included the selection and training of construction inspection staff, capital budgeting, administrative and financial control of fourteen (14) assigned construction contracts, maintenance of auditable financial records, claims and changes management and the maintenance of a project cost and scheduling control system. Completed the projects in record time and was the subject of an article in the New York Times and ENR.
March 1976 to April 1983 Parsons, Brinckerhoff – New York: Atlanta Assignment: Resident Engineer/Area Office Engineer on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Heavy Rail Construction Project. Was in charge of West Line construction projects, which included several post-tensioned rail and highway bridges: multi-level transit stations; and hard and soft ground tunneling construction. I supervised the construction of over $200 million in construction work and served for two years as the principle area office engineer with responsibilities for auditing of claims and changes, training of construction administrative staff, project budgeting, administrative and management coordination of the North and West Line construction, and maintenance of project cost records. I assisted in the implementation of a project scheduling control system, and originated project close out policy. As Resident Engineer was responsible for 6.9 miles of primary dual track construction on the West Line including design and construction support services for 1.8 miles of post-tensioned aerial trainway structures, 4.5 miles of at-grade double track construction with a third-rail traction power system, and 1.4 miles of cut-and-cover subway. Provided construction management oversight for railroad bridge substructures and foundations, SPTC wall installation, concrete and rebar placement for Five-Points Station, and post-tensioning operations. Supervised the construction inspection of four traction power substations, multiple crossovers and station turn-backs, yard, and secondary track construction, and special trackwork. Also completed a short-term resident engineering assignment on the North Line Segment for 15.8 miles of primary track construction with third rail traction power system including 3.7 miles of post-tensioned aerial structures, 8.3 miles of at-grade track construction and 3.8 miles of cut-of-cover subway.
February 1966 to March 1976 California Department of Transportation (Caltrans district 07): Assistant Resident Engineer, and Highway and Bridge Inspector on various freeway, highway, and rail transit projects. Was an associate highway design engineer and project manager on freeway-to-freeway interchange design and highway geometric design for Interstate Routes 5, 55 and 405 freeways in Orange County. Was in responsible charge of numerous section design PS&E’s including the grading and drainage design and construction inspection of major portions of I-5 in Santa Ana, portions of the Golden State Freeway over the Tehachapi Mountains (the Ridge Route) from Castaic Junction to State Route 138, and the construction of the San Bernardino Freeway Busway.
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