Monday, June 28, 2010


Juan A. Chan, P.E.



To obtain a career position where being "Project Driven, Environmentally Conscious, On-Budget, On-Time, Every Time" is the norm, delivering consistent cost & time savings, client satisfaction & retention, continued business development, and increased revenues.


• Water Resources (Stormwater Mgmt., Water Quality, Wetlands, Floodplains, Groundwater, Supply)
• Land Development (Residential, Commercial, Recreational, Industrial, Institutional, Airports)
• Project Management (Water Resources, Roadway/Highways, Water Quality)
• Multi-Agency Permitting (EPA, FDEP, FDOT, NPDES, SFWMD, SJRWMD, SWFWMD, Local Agencies)


• Nine (9) years of private consulting experience related to stormwater management & drainage facilities analysis and design for various types of land uses: roadway/highway analysis & design; and multi-agency permitting. Successfully progressed from Engineer to Sr. Project Manager positions.
• Six (6) years experience at the South Florida Water Management District, Surface Water Division, where valuable expertise was obtained and refined in the design & analysis of multiple residential, commercial, roadway/highway, environmental, recreational, institutional, industrial, and agricultural land use projects. Issued and coordinated timely approval of environmental resource permits (ERPs), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) permits, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.
• Three (3) years experience at Lake County Public Works, Engineering Division. Served as Engineer IV-Design Section Manager, directing a small staff of junior engineers and technicians in the design of in-house projects. Duties included supervisory, mentoring, technical, & administrative responsibilities. In addition, served as project manager for roadway/highway projects out-sourced to private consulting firms, from writing Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Proposals (RFP’s), to seating in the selection committee, awarding projects, negotiating contracts, and administering the projects from conception through as-built plans.


• MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Manager • XP-SWMM
• Internet Research • HEC-RAS
• AutoCad, LDD • HEC-Other (1, 2, 12)
• Microstation, Geopak, ASAD • HydroCad
• ArcView • StormCad
• AdICPR • Hydraflow HGraphs&StormSwr
• CWP Water Quality Treatment Model • TR-55
• PONDS • WaterCad
• SFWMD Multi-Basin Routing (MBR-Cascades) • FDOT Drainage Design Manual
• Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Drainage Design Standards


• Leadership Initiative • Personnel Resources Management•Time Management
• Judgment/Decision Making • Active Listener • Problem Sensitivity
• Complex Problem Solving • Critical Thinking • Analytical Thinking
• Dependable • Integrity, Responsible • Adaptable/Flexible
• Attention to Detail • Active Learner • Multi-Tasking • Technical Writing
• Reading Comprehension • Deductive Reasoning
• Organizational Culture • Inter-departmental coordination • Effective Communications
• Stress Tolerant • Projects Presentation • Public Interaction/Speaking


Skills include hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; large scale modeling; hydrologic studies (including statistical analysis); stormwater management treatment systems analysis & design; application of latest best management practices (BMPs); design of drainage collection/conveyance systems, pipes/culverts, swales, exfiltration trenches, detention/retention ponds, inlet/outlet control structures; end-of-pipe innovative devices; concrete drainage structure design; groundwater flow studies; water supply; flood control evaluation and protection; floodplain encroachment and mitigation (Lomars, Clomars); embankment restoration; wetlands creation, restoration, and protection; watershed evaluation; due diligence reports; stormwater master plans; agricultural water quality BMPs (Phosphorus & Nitrogen limiting and removal); pollutant loading assessments (pollutographs); water quality monitoring and sampling; multi-agency permitting including environmental resource permits (ERP), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits; Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) permits; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-District 4) permits; municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s); erosion and sedimentation control plans; and stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs).

Served in various positions from Project Engineer to Senior Engineer responsible for tasks including PD&E study stormwater/drainage analysis & conceptual design; roadways & facilities design; stormwater management/drainage systems; hydrologic & hydraulic analysis & modeling; design of ponds, inlets, pipe collection/distribution systems, control structures, and innovative EOP treatments. Utilized FDOT pavement design standards, FDOT Plans Preparation Manual, Florida “Green Book”, MUTCD Manual, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Design Standards, and FHWA Highway Capacity Manual. Other tasks included phased plans preparation and review, technical reports, multi-agency permitting, man-hour estimates, budgets, scheduling, proposals, and presentations. Coordinated with right-of-way (easements) staff, surveying and geotechnical sub-consultants, construction inspectors, other engineers and professionals. Organized & participated in public meetings; extensive public contact.

Performed stormwater management planning & design, site grading, paving/grading/drainage plans, utilities coordination and design, traffic circulation, soil erosion and sediment controls, hydrologic & hydraulic modeling, floodplain encroachment design and mitigation (Lomars, Clomars); phased plans development, technical reports, coordination of boundary and title surveys, topographic surveys, soil testing, and septic system design; stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs). Coordinated due diligence reports, right-of-way/easements, developed schedules, man-hour estimates, budgets, and obtained all necessary permits from appropriate agencies, including approval through the local development review committees (DRCs).

Served as manager for various projects out-sourced to private consulting firms, as well as manager for in-house projects ranging from $100k to $2.2M in total project costs as the Engineering Design Section Manager of Lake County Public Works, Engineering Division. Tasks included but were not limited to seat in project selection committees; writing and managing requests for proposals (RFP’s) and qualifications (RFQ’s); project scopes; scheduling; budgeting; contract negotiations and administration; pre-construction meetings; shop drawings review and approval; field inspections of roadway, drainage, stormwater management, and other capital improvement projects; approval of maintenance of traffic (MOT) plans and Traffic Control Plans (TCPs); phased plans reviews; post–construction punch lists; construction inspections; change orders & supplemental agreements; as-built plans review; coordination with other departments; coordination with outside consultants and with various utilities prior to and during construction; multi-agency permitting and communications; requesting and approving sub-consultant engineering services (surveying, geotechnical, biological/environmental, due diligence); monthly billing processing; preparing and participating in public meetings; extensive public information and communications.

Successfully procured on schedule environmental resource permits (ERPs), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, Development Review Committee (DRC) approvals, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) discharge and connection permits, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) permits for residential, commercial, roadway/highway, recreational, wetlands, industrial, agricultural and airport land use projects. Minimized requests for additional information (RAI) letters by pro-actively requesting and attending preliminary pre-application meetings with key agency personnel, and executing extensive in-depth permit research, often leading to simple Letter Modification permit approvals.


Civil Engineer - Business Development Consultant
2009-2010 (1-1/2 yrs)
Pontifex Group Inc., Orlando/Miami, FL

Senior Drainage Engineer/Sr. Project Manager
2006-2008 (1-1/2 yrs)
[Worked part-time basis during '06-'08]
LPA Group, Inc., and DRMP, Inc, Orlando, FL

Senior Engineer /Task & Project Manager
2005-2006 & 1999-2002 (4 yrs)
Environmental, Consulting & Technology (ECT), Inc., Orlando, FL

Engineer IV / Design Section Manager
2002-2005 (3 yrs)
Lake County Public Works, Engineering Division, Tavares, FL

Senior Drainage Engineer
1996-1998 (2-1/2 yrs)
Morrison Knudsen Centennial Engineering, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL

Staff Engineer
1990-1996 (6 yrs)
South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL


• Registered Professional Engineer, Florida – No. 48102
• Florida Department Of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Certified Stormwater Management Inspector – No. 319


• Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, BSCE Degree, Florida International University, 1989
• University of Miami, 1986-1987, Civil Engineering Program


• FDOT CTQP Quality Control Manager Certificate (6 CEU’S), 2010
• FDOT CTQP Final Estimates Level 1 Certificate (4 CEU’S), 2010
• FDOT CTQP Asphalt Paving Level 2 Certificate (12 CEU’S), 2010
• Project Management (6 PDH’S), 2009
• Engineering Laws & Rules, (4 PDH’S), 2009
• Environmental Permitting, (1.5 PDH’S), 2008
• Project Management, (4 PDH’S), 2007
• Webinar, “Project Scope Creep,” (1.5 PDH’S), 2007
• Organizational Culture & Behavior, Team Building, Lake Ccounty Publci Works, 2005
• Water Quality Issues, FWEA, (1.5 PDH’S), 2005
• ICPR, Streamline Technologies, (20.0 PDH’S), 2002
• CAICE Visual Hydro/SWMM Training, (22 PDH’S), 2000
• Computer Aided Drainage Design, (12 PDH’S), 1992


• Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
• Member, American Water Resources Association (AWRA)


• Specific Project List Available Upon Request
• U.S. Citizen
• Fully Bi-Lingual, English/Spanish (Speak, Read, Write)


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