NICHALOS D. GARDNER, P.E.
5000 Ridgewood Road, Apt 406
Jackson, MS 39211
601-956-0812
ndgbirdsons1@msn.com

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Employment History

May 2004 - Present Hinds County, Jackson, MS
Director of Public Works/Road Manager

  • Administers the day to day activities of the department
  • Supervises over 120 employees
  • Sets and Modifies Department Policies
  • Manages Department Budget of $7.5M - $8.5M
  • Regulates Permitted Activities of Department
  • Review new Subdivision Plats for Approval
  • Communicate written and orally daily with Citizens and Board of Supervisors
  • Oversees implementation of new Programs and Regulations

Aug 1999 - May 2004 Interface Construction Corporation St. Louis, MO
Project Manager/Project Engineer

  • Assist with the design of various projects.
  • Estimate and perform value engineering for construction projects.
  • Perform constructability assessments of projects.
  • Identify design problem and work with Owners, CMs and Design teams to resolve issues.
  • Interact with Code officials to secure permits and to comply with governing codes.
  • Manage team of Construction workers and budget for projects from $100K to $8M.
  • Schedule and monitor construction progress for projects.
  • Research ISO 14000 model to asses EMS for company's operations.
  • Implement the execution of EMS during the construction of projects.

Dec 2002 - May 2004 (concurrent with position at Interface) City of Northwoods Northwoods, MO
Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer

  • Inspect buildings for compliance with local and BOCA codes.
  • Review construction plans for local and BOCA code compliance.
  • Generate reports for court cases on code and ordinance violations.
  • Advise elected officials on code and ordinance issues and interpretation.
  • Review and assess City's EMS for governance of Public Works operations.
  • Advise residents of acceptable disposal of trash and debris.

May 1997 - Aug 1998 IMS Engineers Jackson, MS
Civil Engineer

  • Designed municipal water distribution systems.
  • Modeled water profiles using HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, TR-20 and TR-55.
  • Designed Channel Stabilizations for USACE and USDA - Soil Conservation.
  • Performed structural analysis and site design for projects.
  • Managed CADD operators working on design drawings (Microstation and AutoCAD).
  • Evaluated and ensured that Local Network System was properly operating.
  • Performed Environmental Assessments (Phase I & II) of sites and filed reports.
  • Researched Environmental Standards for continual compliance.
  • Communicated with State and Federal Agencies on compliance issues.
  • Wrote and assembled technical specifications for projects.
Education and Credentials

Mississippi State University Starkville, MS
Master of Science-Civil/Environmental Engineering (Water Resources)

  • Formulated Fortran 77 code for groundwater contamination models.
  • Utilized TR-20, TR-55, and HEC-RAS for water modeling.
  • Reviewed Federal Permitting requirements and regulations.

University of Mississippi Oxford, MS
Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Water Resources Learning Center Fairfax, VA
Design of Storm water Management Systems
Design of Storm Sewers and Pavement Drainage

  • Modeled Storm water Profiles using TR-20, TR-55, HEC-RAS, HEC-6, and HydroCAD.
  • Designed Highway drainage system.
  • Calculated and sized several runoff retention ponds.
  • Surveyed pump station design and requirements.
  • Reviewed several BMPs, and most recent Federal Permitting Requirements.

Professional Engineer - Missouri No. E2001018736

  • American Society of Civil
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers - President, Vice President
  • National Engineers Week Future City Competition - Engineering Mentor
  • Regional Coordinator
  • Associated General Contractors - Technology Transfer Committee, Classroom
  • Mentor