USACE Regulatory Consulting Professional
Marine/Civil/Hydro Construction Consultant
|JERRY M. NAHAS, C.H.
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We at JMNA truly understand the importance of a sound work plan that best utilizes project execution with profit generation, because we are Engineers and Scientists who understand that the high-technology services we provide are instrumental in meeting your company objectives. As such, JMNA wants you to consider us as your partner in the assurance of success with your project. Our support staff is prepared to provide exact solutions to your needs, because the JMNA team of professionals will completely analyze your firm’s needs, and will tailor business solutions and implement a Scope of Work plan that systematically meet the results you expect. JMNA is ready to be there when you need us for all your technical support needs.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND:
REGULATORY, CIVIL ENGINEERING, LAND & HYDRO SURVEYING, OPERATIONS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
• Results-driven management professional with proven experience and a solid track record for maximizing business opportunities, increasing revenues and improving overall operations
• Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills; dedicated to meeting individual client needs, resolving problems diplomatically and following through in all areas to assure satisfaction
• Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), QuickBooks, ACT, Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), Navision Accounting, Crystal Reports, AutoCAD, website management, Internet research, and FACS Accounting Statistics/ Analyses Software
Jerry M. Nahas, C.H. dba Jerry M. Nahas & Associates, San Diego, CA Office established – May 2009 to present
Regulatory Consultant, ACSM Certified Inshore Hydrographer & CADD Civil Drafter
Provide creative CADD solutions and services as required in the Civil Engineering & Land/Hydro Surveying arena. Provide Water Resource Management services and Certified Hydrography QA/QC assistance in the Marine, Civil, and Environmental Engineering Sciences field, to include: governmental permitting plans and provisions, water resource compliance consulting and Special Studies. GOALS FOR 2010: Reestablish focus in the field of Civil & Dredging Logistics, and related environmental impact and technical studies.
IPA, Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois – Feb 2009 to May 2009
Senior Business Analyst
Travel throughout the United States to conduct comprehensive qualitative as well as quantitative analyses of businesses with annual sales ranging from $500,000 to $100 million. Provide written and oral reports supported by accounting statistics, and associated graphs and charts and make recommendations for Business Development and/or enhancement consulting services.
KELAR PACIFIC LLC, San Diego, California – Oct 2008 to Dec 2008
Senior Account Manager, Civil Engineering Division
Promoted the sale of AutoCAD Civil 3D software and consulting services for an Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider and Reseller. Responsibilities were diverse and included: marketing and sales campaign creation and implementation, customer prospecting, consultative selling of software and solutions to the civil engineering community, customer service management, detailed proposal composition and presentation, contract negotiation, conflict resolution, monthly financial projection assessments, multiple administrative duties and database management and accountability for designated Civil Engineering Division markets and territory/region.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING & TECHNOLOGY, Fort Myers, Florida – Apr 2007 to Sep 2008
Associate Scientist II; AutoCAD Designer
Responsible for the execution and delivery of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) permitting & construction plans by utilizing AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D for Water Resource Engineering projects in southwest Florida. Projects included: roadways, drainage systems, filtration systems, storm water management and infrastructure design, as well as ecosystem restoration and design, surface water quality management/assessment, and storm water treatment design. Also, served as CAD Manager.
BANKS ENGINEERING, INC., Fort Myers, Florida – Jan 2004 to Jan 2007
Project Manager / AutoCAD Designer
Co-managed survey crews and residential and commercial construction projects throughout a four-county region including directing land development survey crews to assure achievement of work objectives. Coordinated closely with superintendents, purchasing managers, construction managers, civil engineers, surveyors and administrative staff. Developed AutoCAD drawing files of plat and related site improvements. Served as QA/QC manager for surveying and related engineering elements; performed on site inspections to assure accuracy and compliance with plans, local zoning and FEMA requirements.
GLCTS Co.; JERRY M. NAHAS & ASSOCIATES, Inc. Newport, Michigan
Jan 1985 to Oct 1994 & Feb 1997 to Dec 2001
President, Regulatory Consultant, Certified Hydrographer
Established and managed a marine development consulting firm specializing in regulatory consulting, Section 10 & 404 permitting, hydrographic and topographic surveying, wetland delineation, CAD drafting and design. Clients included development companies, builders, engineering and architectural firms, real estate investors, marina owners, and waterfront property owners. Coordinated extensively with the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and state/local agencies.
Directed day-to-day business operations including all aspects of sales and marketing, customer relations, budget development and management, employee/subcontractor management, contract negotiations, hiring and training staff, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
• Consulted on hundreds of development projects to identify problems and alternative concepts resulting in permitting approval and substantial cost savings to clients
• Acquired hard-to-get permits and reversed denied permits for multi-million dollar waterfront home development and marina projects
• Served as agent at planning commission meetings, zoning board of appeals and public hearings to overcome objections and obtain application approvals
• Wrote detailed technical reports and no prudent alternative analysis reports, as well as performed comprehensive feasibility studies
• Provided conflict resolution at all levels
ABONMARCHE CONSULTANTS, Inc., Benton Harbor, Michigan – Oct 1994 to Feb 1997
Recruited to manage and develop Southeast Michigan satellite office for a full-service civil engineering firm, as well as serve as Director of Regulatory Functions & Natural Resources for all offices worldwide.
U. S. ARMY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Construction Operations & Engineering Divisions, Detroit District, MI
Civil Engineer TC - Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement Inspector (GS-09 – 4 years)
Party Chief/Civil Engineer TC - Hydraulics and Hydrology Branch (GS-09 – 3 years)
Rapidly advanced through a series of increasingly responsible positions including geodetic, topographic, hydrologic and hydrographic surveying, as well as coastal special studies.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-NOS-AMC), Norfolk, Virginia
U. S. ARMY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Detroit District, U.S. LAKE SURVEY
Hydrographic Surveyor, Assisting Hydrographer to AMC Chief, Survey Branch
Supervised multiple detailed hydrographic surveys within the Great Lakes Basin and trained personnel in the full use of NOAA Hydro-Plot systems including the PDP8E digital computer, associated sounders, complot, and related software required to plot navigational charts including full reduction of data and smooth field sheet plots.
EDUCATION / USACE -NOAA Civil Service CO-OP / Community Affairs
Associate of Technology in Surveying (A.T.S.) - Macomb Community College
College of Civil Engineering (137 credit hrs – Bachelor’s Co-op); Wayne State University
Certified Hydrographic Surveyor # 0087, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
Continuing Education in Remote Sensing/GIS - University of Michigan
Continuing Education in Wetland Sciences - Michigan State University
Continuing Education in Environmental Engineering – University of Alabama
Licensed Realtor, State of MI, 1989-2000 (License currently inactive)
Honorable Discharge, Air National Guard & Reserve of the U.S. Air Force
Substitute Teacher, State of Michigan, Monroe County Schools System, 2000
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program of Monroe County, Michigan (1997 to 2000)
Published Author, ISBN 0-533-11844-1, Copyright 1997
Jerry M. Nahas & Associates (JMNA)
4015 Crown Point Drive, Unit 308
San Diego, CA 92109