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B.S. Civil Engineering—Lehigh University
Juris Doctorate—University of Florida,
Professional Engineer—Pennsylvania, New York and Florida
Accident Reconstruction Training—Northwestern University
Computer Accident Reconstruction Training—Univ. of N. Florida
OSHA Training and COSS Certification —Louisiana State Univ.
25 Years Experience in Engineering and Construction
Continuing Practice as a Consulting Civil Engineer

 

Bernie's Resume:
 

BERNARD M. TELATOVICH

758 Redfern Lane
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 533-9092

Practicing as a civil engineering project manager from 2003 to present.  Currently a Vice President of Engineering for Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc, in Allentown, PA.  Engineering responsibilities included managing the Land Development Division and all phases of land development projects from conceptual through design, permitting and construction.  Worked as the resident site engineer/construction manager for infrastructure improvement projects that include bridge construction and road rehabilitation.  Assisted municipal engineering department and traffic department in municipal and infrastructure improvement projects. Continuing forensic engineering work (Consulting Services & Investigations, LLC) in civil and transportation engineering, accident reconstruction, drainage, land development, construction accidents, premises liability, playground safety, machine guarding and OSHA.

Education:

  • University of Florida, College of Law ~ Juris Doctorate, May 1993
  • Lehigh University, College of Engineering ~ B.S. Civil Engineering, June 1985

Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer:  Florida; Pennsylvania; New York

  • Attorney:  Pennsylvania; Florida (inactive)

Professional Achievements:

  • 2007 Engineer of the Year – PSPE – LV

  • American Society of Civil Engineers - President

  • Lehigh Valley Engineering Council – Past Chairman

Experience:

2001 to 2003 ~ Consulting Engineers and Scientists, Inc.
                       41 General Warren Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355

Forensic Engineer:  Provide investigation, prepare reports and testify in matters relating to engineering that are in litigation.  Areas of expertise include accident reconstruction; highway design and maintenance; traffic safety; design construction operation and maintenance of streets; highways; intersections; parking lots; work zones; sewer and water facilities; soil erosion; and public utilities.  Additional responsibilities include premises liability, zoning and municipal governing boards.

1999 to 2001 ~ Martin H. Schuler Co.
                      1143 Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Project Manager Manage all phases of commercial and residential land development projects.  Duties include client coordination and development, marketing, management, engineering design, environmental regulation, permitting and construction observation and coordination.  Responsible for obtaining waivers, variances, and final approval from government boards including planning commissions and municipal governing boards.  Present proposals and plans for development before all regulating and government agencies.

1996 to 1998 ~ Pasco County Office of the County Attorney
                      7530 Little Road, Suite 340, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Assistant County Attorney:  Practice includes government law, construction law, utilities law, contract preparation and negotiation, eminent domain, claims and dispute resolution.  Prepare and review all construction contracts for the county.  On-going construction budget was approximately 50 million per year.  Provide technical and legal advice to the engineering, construction, utilities and facilities department on all construction related issues.  Review and approve construction bids and advise on professional services selections and contracts.  Responsible for resolving construction claims, preferably through negotiation and dispute resolution, but also in litigation where necessary.  Advise administration and various county boards on legal matters related to planning development and construction.  Represent the County in on-going environmental litigation in the Tampa Bay Area (Water Wars).

1985 to 1988 & 1991 to 1996 ~ Crone Associates, Inc.
                                             721 U.S. 1, Suite. 201, N. Palm Bch, FL 33408

Vice-President/Senior Engineer:  Crone Associates was a spin-off company of Wantman Associates Started as a Project Engineer in the civil design group and worked way to Project Manager, and Regional Manager.  Responsibilities included being in charge of all Engineering office design and administration, including transportation, environmental and water management systems.  Responsible for the design team on major urban highways in South Florida.  Prepare estimates, proposals (written and oral presentations), payment schedules, workload schedules, and overall management.  Complete quality control on design projects, and CEI work during the construction phases.  Establish regional office for E.C.E.A. Inc., 224 Datura Street, Suite 1209, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, when Crone Associates sold.   In charge of all office engineering, administration, marketing and management.  Involved in all aspects of design projects and major environmental permitting projects.  Prepare proposals, make presentations, and market for new public sector and private work.  Responsible for client coordination and project development.  In charge of invoicing and accounts receivable.  Manage the design teams for major transportation, water and sewer projects, and environmental permitting projects.  Inspections and as-built data as well as project management through completion.

1988 to 1991 ~ Shalloway, Inc.
                      1201 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Engineer/Division Director:  Responsible for all phases including design  engineering, project management and eventually establishing and managing a transportation division in a large civil engineering firm. Responsible for all phases of design and construction management.  Manage Transportation design staff.  Responsible for transportation, various land development projects and civil engineering projects from conceptual through the construction phase.

Other Employment

▪  Adjunct Professor ~ PBC College, Lake Worth, FL 33461 (1986 - 1995)

▪  Project Engineer/Manager/CEI ~ Consultant (Engineering and  Construction)

▪  Engineering Intern and Field Engineer ~ Pennsylvania DOT

▪  Resident Assistant/Tutor ~ Lehigh University

 

Teaching Experience:  Furnished Upon Request

Continuing Education Courses:   Furnished Upon Request

 

 


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