Richard Pereira

Name : Richard Pereira
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Davie, FL
Job Title Transportation Program Director
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : I seek a challenging program / project management position.
Resume :  



Program Director responsible for administration and direction of a full service
highway construction and engineering program covering 166 miles of roads from
urban arterials to low volume rural; directs through subordinates the planning,
scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies,
procedures and priorities to meet established goals by Tribal Council; voting
member of transportation coordinating committee of the MPO; coordinate with
congressional delegation staff and federal agency heads in support of grant
funding requests (TIGER/PLHD)   Significant
achievements include: completion of design and construction of Snake Road
Bridge replacement on-time and under budget; completion of construction plans
for 4.3 miles of Snake Road Segment 3 Project; awarded TIGER III Grant ($3.7
million) and PLHD Grant ($1.5 million).


Project Director
responsible for program management of all aspects of a 9.2 mile elevated heavy
rail transit extension in Miami-Dade
County.  Provide oversight of in-house and consultant
engineering design team advancing construction plans to an approximate 60%
level of completion for guideway structures, foundations, systems, trackwork,
station/site/civil, roadway and right-of-way. 
Forecast project budgets and maintain cost-control reports and schedules.
Meet with property owners, developers and agency legal staff to determine
right-of-way acquisition takings and impacts and discuss joint development
proposals.  Serve as project lead
interfacing with Federal Transit Administration, local transportation and
permit agencies and municipalities.  Oversee
preparation of Project Management Plan, Quality Assurance Program Plan, Real
Estate Acquisition Management Plan, annual New Starts Criteria Report and
Financial Plan.  Prepare monthly and
weekly progress reports and maintain relevant business plan targets. Prepare
and negotiate consultant and agency joint project agreements.  Interface with utility companies to resolve
construction conflicts, prepare budgets and agreements.  Serve as project spokesman conducting public
hearings and meetings and coordination with public boards, committees and elected
officials.  Manage revisions to
environmental document under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


Project management
oversight of 43-mile Segment 5 and New
River Bridge
double track design-build construction projects in the South Florida Rail
Corridor (SFRC). Manage a general engineering consultant services contract, engineering
studies and construction plans for rail and building facilities.  Prepare construction plans for a historic
restoration of the Hollywood
Boulevard rail station, rehabilitation of the Deerfield Beach rail station
and design-build plans for replacement of the electrical distribution system at
the Hialeah Rail Yard.  Provide oversight
on maintenance of 23 buildings in SFRC. Prepare long range master plan for the
Hialeah Rail Yard in conjunction with SFRC stakeholders. Prepare five-year capital
improvement work program, maintain cost and schedule estimates.  Maintain joint project agreements with
stakeholders. Supervise staff in processing utility permits, and property sales
and leases.


Scoping, selection, contract negotiation and
management of consulting engineering firms in the preparation of environmental
documents, preliminary engineering studies and construction plans for highway
and bridge improvements including: 
Interstate high-occupancy and general-purpose lanes, park-and-ride lots
and interchange reconstruction; movable bridge; Steel-box, pre-cast
-concrete-box and AASHTO girder bridges; tunnel; arterial roadway
reconstruction, signalized intersection reconstruction; public hearings and
design charettes.  Coordination with
technical staff, municipalities, permit agencies, the media and public.
Significant achievements include completion of contract plans for Fort Lauderdales new
landmark bridge. 


Transportation planning with responsibility for
review of Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), including extensive
coordination with two Regional Planning Councils.  Development of design year traffic estimates
for all planning and design projects using computerized network assignments
from the Metropolitan Planning Organizations Urban Transportation Planning
Models.  I participated on a statewide
task force to develop procedures for review of DRIs and for design traffic

Prepare Interchange Justification Reports (IJR) for
two proposed interchanges on the interstate highway system.   This included traffic forecasting and
analysis, intersection capacity analysis, benefit-cost analysis, report writing
and processing.  Both interchanges were
approved by the FHWA.

 Supervise a staff of eleven (11) in the collection of
traffic, vehicle classification and turning movement counts; determination of
18-kip pavement design loading special traffic studies; maintenance of the
computerized Traffic Counts System and Roadway Characteristics Inventory.


Structural design of offshore petroleum drilling and
production platforms including: analysis and design of structural steel systems
using manual and computerized methods; extensive experience with computerized
interactive graphics.  Cost Engineering
for the design of a 2500 Megawatt nuclear power plant.  Develop schedules, CPM networks, and cost
estimates; track productivity; forecast manpower requirements; maintain
computerized cost-tracking systems; and compile monthly progress reports.


Contractors field cost
engineer for the construction of a 1200 Megawatt nuclear power plant in Saint Francisville, Louisiana.  I maintained productivity performance
measures and prepared estimates of contract change orders.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Professional Engineering Registration


Public Hearings and Meetings, North Corridor
Metrorail Extension

Speaker, FDOT/FICE Design Conference, Orlando, FL

Public Hearing, I-95 Corridor in Palm Beach

Public Hearing, I-95/PBIA Interchange

Design Charette, SE 17th Street Causeway

Design Charette, SE 17th Street Causeway

Public Hearing, I-95/Okeechobee Boulevard

Guest Speaker, American Planning Association,
Broward Chapter

Public Hearing, SE 17th Street Causeway Study

Guest Speaker, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of

Guest Speaker, Economic Forum of Broward &
Palm Beach

Guest Speaker, North Palm Beach Chamber of

Numerous interviews with print and broadcast



Council of Engineering Companies, 2004 Engineering Excellence Award, S.E. 17th Street
Causeway Bridge

American Institute of Steel Construction,
National Steel Bridge Alliance, 2003 Prize Bridge Award to the S.E. 17th
Street Causeway Bridge, moveable bridge category.

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Award, For His Outstanding Leadership in the Public Involvement Process in the
Conceptual Planning of the 17th Street Signature Bridge.

FDOT Bill Gartner Award, For Achieving a
Significant Degree of Excellence Through His Individual Accomplishments and
Contributions in Which he is Recognized as a Good Role Model by His Male

Transportation Research Record No. 1404,
"Estimation of Delays to Boats and Vehicular Traffic Caused by Moveable
Bridge Openings: An Empirical Analysis".

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