Matt Key

Summary

Highly motivated construction/engineering design professional, innovator, and technical leader with expertise in design engineering, project management, and the latest design/management software. Offer a solid record of increased quality, resource efficiency, and continuous process improvement. Able to bridge the gap and work collaboratively with government agencies, design and production teams, field personnel, management, and customers. Solid analytical and problem solving strengths. Excellent communicator - able to influence a customer’s direction. Respected for business and technical acumen.

Areas of Expertise •   AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 (Design Software)•   Civil Engineering Processes•   Master Planning and Development•   Subdivision Layout and Grading Design•   Infrastructure Planning and Engineering•   Utility Design and Coordination•   Schedule and Budget Management•   Technical Specifications•   Contract Management•   Value Engineering•   Project Planning, Management and Execution•   Agency Review Procedures•   Quality Control and Customer Support•   Computer Training and Program Facilitation

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Senior Business Analyst

IPA Management Consultants

The primary focus of the IPA analysis is on management systems which are critical to maximizing profitability.  The analyst will diagnose problems in the management practices of the business which are costing the business lost profits.  The analyst will pays specific attention to the six building blocks of business which determine net profits:  management, operations, cost controls, taxes, finance, and marketing.

Jun 2006 - Dec 2008

Supervising / Senior Designer (CAD Lead)

G. C. WALLACE COMPANIES

Managed the project design team with direction from the Division Vice President assisting with contract review, scheduling, & budgeting to achieve client satisfaction.  Performed various engineering/CAD design and training functions supporting the project team for complete plan production team including design of grading, traffic, structural, and utility plans.  Coordinated in-house support services for all flood control related analysis and designs, structural engineering, traffic and roadway engineering, electrical engineering, water storage and delivery system design, sanitary sewer, land surveying, right-of-way engineering, and utility coordination and design.  Liaison between the client and Las Vegas Valley agencies for plan review & approval procedures. 

Feb 2004 - Jun 2006

Assistant Project Manager / Senior Designer

SOUTHWEST ENGINEERING

Supervised the day-to-day operation of the project team under the general direction of the Project Manager assisting with contract review, scheduling, & budgeting to achieve client satisfaction.  Performed various engineering/CAD design functions supporting the project team reviewing all plans produced by the project team including design of grading and utility plans.  Knowledge of all design standards and codes required to design and process various projects through the applicable outside agency as well as act as liaison between the client and Las Vegas Valley agencies.  Developed, streamlined, and perform training of company CAD/Quality Control standards to ensure consistent quality assurance and client satisfaction.

Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

Field Project Manager (working with Insituform Technologies, Inc.)

B&F CONTRACTING, INC.

Control and monitor construction activities through administrative direction of contractual issues and ensure quality work being completed is in line with contractual requirements.  Project planning and scheduling as well as project purchasing and subcontractor execution.  Represent company in project meetings with Project Owner and Design Engineers.  Manage financial aspects of project (monitor budget, generate payment applications, & negotiate change orders).

May 2002 - Apr 2003

Project Engineer (working with B&F Contracting, Inc.)

INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Conducted technical review of contract language and specification requirements to maintain quality standards.  Prepared design sketches for client, execute change order procedures, and administer shop drawing & technical submittals.  Integrated new and existing company formats, creating a common and more cost effective cost control system.

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

Masters of Project Management

Keller Graduate School of Management
Sep 1993 - May 1998

B.S.

Michigan State University