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Name : John Freeland
Industry Type : Highway - Heavy Contractors
City & State : Dallas, TX
Job Title project manager
Relocation Preferences : Arizona
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John M. Freeland

1446 Audobon Lane

Rockwall, Texas

 (928) 245-2579  






STL ENGINEERS, Carrollton TX                                                                                    Jan. 2014 to Present

QA Lead Inspector

IH 35E Managed Lanes Project, Segment 1 Lead


Quality Acceptance Lead Inspector.  Responsible for direction and management of the efforts of field technicians in testing construction materials for compliance with ASTM, ACI, TEX-DOT and FHWA specifications.  The project involves 28 miles of roadway enhancements, including new bridges, storm drain improvements, HOV lanes, future Toll Lanes, rehabilitation of bridge structures, upgraded frontage roads along with intersecting surface streets and ITS improvements.  This project is constructed by a consortium of Contractors called AGL Constructors, Archer Western, Granite and Lane.  This federal transportation project is a “Design/Build” type administered by TEX-DOT.



KENNY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Indio CA.                                                       2011 to 10/2013

Construction Coordinator

Construction of 154 miles of 500kv Transmission Line (DPV-2, Blythe, CA to Menifee, CA)


  • Coordinate with the Construction Manager, Project Manager, and the customer to ensure subcontractor accountability and progress.

  • Act as the primary contact for all construction project field activities.       

  • Coordinate with construction crews on a day to day basis, to schedule activities at the appropriate locations and times.

  • Coordinate with the Material Manager and Material Coordinator for receiving/issuing materials. Provide updates to project scheduler as required.

  • Facilitate project construction in compliance with Environmental, Safety, Quality, Schedule and Budget parameters.

  • Evaluate subcontractor performance, provide results to PMs.

  • Prepare and submit daily log with all required information in timely manner,

  • Receive and maintain project facts and data and report project progress status,

  • Ensure construction activities are completed in accordance with the appropriate specification.

  • Ensure all subcontractor corrective items are completed to satisfaction.


    RETIRED                                                                                                                               2009 to 2011


    Southwest Energy Solutions, Springerville, AZ                                                   2007 to 2009

    Power Plant Maintenance Mechanic

    Maintained and repaired four – 400 MW units, coal-fired.    


Whiteriver Construction, Lakeside, AZ                                                               2006 to 2007

Construction Manager

Provided direction, coordination and technical oversight to various subcontractors in the construction and rehabilitation of sewer evaporation ponds at five remote sites on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. This was a federal contract administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Gallup, NM regional office. Prepared daily progress reports, coordinated testing and inspection, prepared monthly progress billings, generated RFI’s as necessary. Prepared, updated and maintained CPM project schedule using “SURE TRACK” proprietary scheduling software.


City of La Quinta, La Quinta, CA                                                                                 1991 to 2005

Senior Engineer  

Administered design consultant contract proposals and presented plans to governing body. Recommended contract award to low bidder and administered primary construction project contracts. Authored requirements and contract specifications for consultant construction support services including engineering design, construction management, construction inspection, construction materials testing and construction field survey control. Monitored and coordinated efforts of engineering consultants, geotechnical field personnel, construction field survey control and support staff. Managed multiple projects and successfully achieved milestones, ensuring projects complied with all cost and scope specifications. Developed and managed project progress tracking process for ongoing projects, ensuring successful, on-time completion, while maintaining compliance with all scope and cost specifications. Collaborated and interacted with colleagues in private industry and other government agencies. Developed effective means and methods for accomplishing project goals, in the context of the annual citywide Capital Improvement Plan, to meet project funding timeframes successfully. Prepared and tracked individual project schedules using “Microsoft Project” software. Administered $30M-$50M per year in Capital Improvement construction projects including construction support and design.

  • Developed, implemented and administered five year projected citywide Capital Improvement        Program (CIP) which is annually revised and approved. The CIP includes estimated individual project design engineering, construction and maintenance costs, a detailed scope of work and prioritization of projects based upon the City’s approved General Plan, currently occurring growth patterns and potential funding timeline constraints.

  • Provide technical oversight (QA/QC) of private land developer’s infrastructure construction operations through contract inspection personnel for compliance with industry standard specifications for quality of workmanship.

  • Awarded Employee of the Year, 1994

  • Awarded APWA Project of the Year, 1996 – State Route 111 and Washington Street Improvements. 2.5 miles of state highway widening, two-lane to four-lane with raised median. This project was initially to be constructed by commercial developer as a condition of the Development Improvement Agreement. When developer fell behind schedule he requested that the City exercise the right to take over and complete improvements at his expense. The project finished just on time and under budget.

  • Awarded APWA Project of the Year, 1998 – Fritz Burns Park Community Pool. After several failed public bid attempts the city requested Design/Build proposals from pre-qualified contract firms and administered the first ever (for La Quinta) design/build contract for public improvements


The Industrial Company, Palm Desert, CA                                                              1990 to 1991

Construction Manager

Cook Street Sewage Treatment Plant Expansion – Coachella Valley Water District

$9.0 million sewage treatment plant expansion/upgrade, tertiary treatment facilities, evaporation ponds, primary effluent digesters. Total responsibility for construction, large materials purchase orders and delivery, scheduling, personnel, safety, subcontractors and Owner/Contractor contract specification compliance.


Kiewit Pacific, Santa Fe Springs, CA                                                                             1988 to 1990

Project Supt/Project Engineer

  • Project Engineer 1989 – 1990:  Point Hueneme Sewage Treatment Plant Improvements, Point Hueneme, Hawaii, City of Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Project Engineer / Area Superintendent 1988 – 1989:  R.L. Skinner Water Treatment Plant Expansion/Finish Water Reservoir

  • Project Engineer, Point Hueneme: Prepare schedules and coordinate all project material sample submittals, certificates of compliance, progress billings, to ensure contract compliance.

  • Project Engineer, R.L. Skinner Water Treatment Plant, Winchester, California, Metropolitan Water District: Coordinated scheduling and developed system for tracking status of approval of technical submittal documents transmitted to the Owner (MWD) for review and acceptance from mechanical, electrical and civil disciplines.

  • Area Supt. Flocculation Basins, R.L. Skinner Water Treatment Plant, Winchester, California, Metropolitan Water District: Provided direction, coordination and design and specification interpretation to field craftsmen. Monitored weekly construction progress and efficiency based upon original project cost estimate and implemented appropriate corrective action based on the evaluation of specific task efficiency.





Tucson Electric Power, Springerville, AZ                                                               1981 to 1988

Field Engineer II

Springerville Generating Station – Units I & II, Project Lead Civil and Mechanical Inspection Engineer. Responsible for verifying and determining quality control compliance for all site batched structural concrete and concrete placements including, all pre-placement construction tasks (rebar placement, form setting, sub grade preparation, all disciplines of embedded or penetrating fixtures) and post placement quality assurance (concrete curing, form stripping, concrete yield and strength evaluation). This was an $800 million project that included my involvement in construction of: 26 miles of railroad track (for coal delivery), 17 miles of paved two-lane highway (for site access) and 200+ miles of 345KV transmission line.


Daniel International, New Hill, NC                                                                        1977 to 1981

Craft Supt/Shift Supt

Sharon Harris Nuclear Generating Station, Carolina Power & Light. Initially employed on this project as a laborer, one-year from initial employment advanced my responsibilities from Labor Foreman to General Foreman to Craft Superintendant, managing 250 laborers including Foremen and General Foremen. Approximately two-years from initial employment I was promoted to Shift Supt. directing the efforts of all crafts on the 3rd shift, (300 craftsmen).




Associate of Arts General Studies, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona 1977




  • Resident Engineer Academy, CalTrans, Ventura, California, 1994

  • 40 hour training seminar sponsored by CalTrans on proper and acceptable procedures for administering federally funded construction projects. Completed courses and was acknowledged as the top student of that year’s sessions.




  • Project of the Year, American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter, 1996

State Route 111 / Washington Street Improvements

  • Project of the Year, American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter, 1998

Fritz Burns Park community Pool – Design/ Build Contract





Project Manager/Construction Manager:  Professional with over 40 years of combined experience in industrial, public works, power generation and transmission line construction including construction cost estimating, cost control, project management and construction management, with 14 years served with a municipality. Proven record of success analyzing multiple aspects of a project or area of responsibility, investigating and determining if monies are being spent effectively, improving the estimating process for actuals, reducing expenses, and improving the efficiency of field construction operations. Additional experience and responsibility gained in public relations, and public administration. An accomplished project manager with expertise as analyst, technical advisor, program director, multiple discipline coordinator with dynamic management, administrative and organizational skills. Reputation for achieving results through forging cooperative alliances, implementing innovative solutions, and motivating teams to achieve ambitious goals. Comfortable and competent in government and private construction settings.

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