Civil Engineer, Aviation and Airport Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Aviation
  • Airport Planning and Design
  • Civil Engineering

This expert has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD.

Civil Engineer, Aviation and Airport Expert Resume

This expert specializes in airport and heliport planning and design and quality assurance, and aviation planning including airspace analysis and instrument approach procedure design.

This consultant has demonstrated resourceful thinking, leadership and communicating in fast-paced quality engineering environments. Furthermore, this expert is skilled in public speaking and written communication dealing with tough and sensitive issues. This expert has demonstrated skill to solve problems and manage large projects/programs operating under tight budgets and schedules, and has been recognized for creative and effective information management systems. This expert also offers extensive experience in 3D visualization of airspace and FAR Part 77 Imaginary Surfaces.

As a Registered Professional Engineer with decades of experience, this consultant has directed the work of engineers, planners and other staff, specializing in planning and designing airports.

As a professional pilot, this consultant has over 7,000 flight hours world-wide in airplanes and helicopters. This consultant has served as an officer in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard to include two overseas deployments flying missions during Operation Joint Forge in Europe and during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Middle East.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in civil engineering, airport and heliport planning and design and quality assurance, and aviation planning, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Civil Engineer Consultant, State Department of Transportation, Bridge Quality Assurance Division

Developed work order planned expenditure spreadsheet to automate the Division’s annual contracting budget planning process. Automated monthly contract status report that was previously prepared manually over a period of days. Developed program and tools to manage and administer $1.5M in discretionary funds annually for statewide inspection of over 3,000 sign structures. Standardized and streamlined consultant selection, contracting, administration and management of the Division’s multimillion dollar open end contracts. Assisted Division Chief in developing the Division’s annual budgets comprised of several programs and state and federal funding sources.


Manager, Airport Engineering & Safety Division, State Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aviation

Developed work program for statewide airport hazard zoning and land use compatibility enhancement study and gained approval of the Governor’s Aviation Advisory Committee. Developed work program for statewide runway safety area determination program, inventory and assessment of runway environs related to new instrument approach procedures, and the selection of case study airports for runway safety area design modifications for corporate jet aircraft. Developed computer database program to screen, select and monitor grant funded projects that significantly increased the efficiency an effectiveness of the Bureau. Assisted Director in rewriting rules and regulations relating to state aviation to support the dual role of administering a federal block grant program and aviation development program. Developed detailed scope of work and airport layout plan checklist for airport master plans and airport layout plans to allow airport sponsors to tailor consultant services to meet the airport’s needs. Streamlined process through checklists and chain of approvers to obtain rapid turn around of FAA Form 7460 Obstruction Evaluations. Led the Bureau in presenting grant workshops and educating airport sponsors on the Aviation Development Airport Sponsors Assistance Program at various airport locations statewide.


Manager, Airport Planning & Grants Section, State Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aviation

Assumed majority of duties and responsibilities of several vacant positions within the Bureau’s planning and engineering sections. Supervised programming and project implementation for the state’s 126 general aviation airports including all technical aspects of airport planning and project implementation. Developed training program for newly hired airport engineers and planners. Developed plan to align state and federal funds to be taken from same fiscal year to avoid lapsing state funds. Developed plan to integrate each airport into a 5-year cycle to identify planning, environmental and development needs thereby enhancing administration of grant programs. Developed plan to simplify and streamline the pre-application process. Developed format for airport sponsors to prepare a 12-year plan worksheet allowing annual updates to be used for developing the Bureau’s grant program and submit airport capital improvement program (ACIP) to FAA. Conducted comprehensive planning sessions guiding airport sponsors in preparing 12-year development plans. Provided guidance and assisted sponsors and consultants in solving problems related to development issues including airport master/action plans, environmental documentation, land use issues, airspace analyses, and funding alternatives.


Manager, Special Projects, Aviation, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA

Designed, bid, and performed construction inspection of airfield apron rehabilitation to accommodate CH-47, UH-60, AH-64, C-12, and C-23 aircraft. Prepared specifications and bid documents for above ground aviation fuel storage tanks. Prepared preliminary airport layout plan for new joint use military/civilian airport at Muir Field to secure military/FAA funding. Prepared aviation documentation for installation wide Environmental Impact Statement. Prepared preliminary airspace layout for new GPS instrument approach to Runway 7.

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