John Carter

Civil Engineer


Civil Engineering – Project Management – Construction Inspection – Quality Assurance & Control

Detail-oriented Civil Engineer with extensive experience in managing diverse engineering projects within the USA, Saudi Arabia and Mongolia.  Experience encompasses roads, bridges, airports, light rail transit, water and waste installations and upgrades along with infrastructure for telecommunications. Recognized for skills and specialisms in construction management and development, implementation and maintenance of Quality Assurance and Control policies and procedures. Excel at establishing project tracking and reporting systems to maximize efficiency in monitoring progress, proactively identifying and resolving issues and ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget and to the quality standards agreed in contract and specifications. Possess strong leadership skills, guiding, mentoring and monitoring internal and contracted personnel. Proven capacity to establish and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders facilitating quality communications.

Core Competencies

o Civil Engineering

o Quality Assurance

o Reporting & Documenting

o Construction Management

o Quality Control

o Collaborative Team Work

o Project Management

o Inspection Management

o Budget Management

o Project Planning/Tracking

o Stakeholder Relations

o Team Leadership

Work History

Work History

Resident Engineer, Washington, DC

Aug 2014 - Present

DC Water FY 2010-2019 Capital Improvement Project, Large Valves Replacement, and Potomac Pumping Station Rehabilitation.

Led teams and supervised contractors, steering project planning, and implementation, establishing processes, procedures and schedules to ensure projects progressed in line with project milestones and within agreed budgets. Manage all aspects of project including developing Project Execution Plans(PXP) and Quality Management Systems(QMS) together with Project Central File systems and Safety Plans. Projects included DC Water FY 2010-2019 Capital Improvement Project, Large Valves Replacement, and Potomac Pumping Station Rehabilitation III.

  • Oversee contractors QA/QC plans ensuring activities are verified and are in compliance with contract requirements.
  • Collaborated with Design Group on identifying inspection and testing requirements and coding, together with identifying discrepancies, managing requests for interpretation(RFI), clarification(RFC) and Change Orders.(CO).
  • Closely monitor, track and verify schedule progress and budget and compile documentation to ensure compliance with safety, quality, budget and environmental requirements.
  • Prepare and manage a range of reports and documents including Project Diary/Inspectors Diary, RE's Weekly Diary, monthly progress reports and Field Notes/Computation Books
  • Hold responsibility for project final approval and management of handover to client together with final payments, accounting and maintenance period.

Pmo Consultant-Team Lead /radio Network Infrastructure Specialist

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
DSCI New Jersey- Ministry Of Interior Saudi Arabia

Applied specialist skills and knowledge to develop, implement and monitor QA/QC audits for the TERTA Project’s Bas Station, Dispatch Center, Microwave, Master Switching Office and Tunnel Repeater Site.

  • Managed a team of RF, Electro-mechanical and civil specialists, defining and executing strategies to efficiently perform site audits and acceptance tests on all elements and construction units including towers, underground utilities, SCECO/or generators, equipment shelters, antennas DC rectifiers.

Construction Manager II

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Ericsson/T-Force, Columbia, MD

Played a key role delivering high standards of quality, supervising Fast Track project, upgrading 2G and 3G cell sites to 4G across VA, MD and DC as well as modernization of T-Mobile GSM, WCDMA and HSPA sites prior to launch of LTE with Release 10 capable hardware. Held responsibility for managing construction SPs and ASPs

  • Established and maintained effective communication with stakeholders to effect efficient management of site acquisition, project management and RF engineering.
  • Conducted pre-construction activities such as coordinating utilities, and overseeing equipment delivery.
  • Worked with SP’s Tiger team in fixing outstanding punch lists and audits, and ensured that delinquent COP’s were reviewed, approved and resubmitted to T-Mobile for acceptance and that milestones were met.

Consultant Engineer

Jan 2009 - Aug 2012
WSSC/Phoenix Engineering, Hyattsville, MD

Annapolis Road (MD 450) Water Replacement & Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation Project

Woodmore Town Center Project

Supported the successful completion of. 2 major water and waste engineering projects, leading teams and contractors, assessing project requirements, developing strategies to ensure timely completions within budgets and to expected levels of quality.

  • Closely monitored contractor works including excavations, water mains replacement, connections, sewer mains and sewer house laterals.
  • Directed asphalt pavement rehabilitation on a four lane road, including overseeing approved temporary traffic control implementation and adherence to Safety Construction Practice,
  • Managed rehabilitation of storm drains, sidewalks, street lighting and markings, along with coordinating with utility companies on ongoing works to protect existing underground and over ground utilities.
  • Verify contractor’s QA/QC and Safety Plans, ensuring all works and materials incorporated into the project comply with the approved QA/QC Plan and contractual requirements.
  • Successfully supervised installation of complex water distribution and sewer collection system including directional tunneling for 16” carrier DIP within a 48” steel casing.




Silliman University

Negros Oriental, Philippines


  • Licensed Civil Engineer (Philippines)
  • Certified Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Installation Inspector
  • Certified WACEL Structural Concrete and Masonry Inspector
  • Certified WACEL Concrete Level 1 & 2 Technician
  • Certified WACEL Foundation Technician
  • Certified WACEL Soil Level 1 Technician
  • Erosion and Sediment Control – State of Maryland
  • Certified Drinking Water Sampler – Department of Environment, MD
  • WSSC Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Certified Flagger
  • Certified Operator of CPN and Troxler Nuclear Gauge Densometer
  • Certified ND-51 Wireless Construction Quality Standards