Ron Haugland

Freelance Civil Engineer & Proofreader

Location:Carlsbad, California, United States
2 Skills
Senior-level Project Manager with over 25 years experience in business development and construction management of civil engineering projects for municipal and industrial agencies, private individuals/developers and general contractors. Demonstrated success in soliciting new business and committed to client satisfaction. High energy and constantly searching for opportunities to provide solutions and improve client experiences. Independent self-starter with an ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and projects within dynamic environment.

Business Development Project Management Cost Estimating
Relationship Building Technical/Engineering Expertise Scope Definition
Management Development Proposal Preparation and Presentation Client Cultivation


Senior Infrastructure Project Manager 2007 to 2009
Vail Resorts Development Company Heavenly Mountain Resort, CA
VDRC specializes in master plan studies, entitlement approvals, design and construction of multi-use residential/retail/commercial ski resort properties, employee housing and on-mountain restaurant/day lodge projects

Prepared Request for Proposal scope, negotiated contract, and directed surveying, civil and geotechnical consultants in preparation of site design solutions totaling $10M for 24,000 sq ft on-mountain day lodge (Powderbowl Lodge) and 120 condo units base lodge (Stagecoach Lodge)
Performed analysis of existing on-mountain infrastructure service capacities to establish basis for design solutions
Managed pre-construction services of general contractor to obtain budget pricing at key intervals of design process and re-negotiated design parameters when required to stay in budget
Completed economic analysis of infrastructure options to identify lowest cost lifecycle solutions resulting in $92K annual savings
Managed approval process from Fire Department resulting in 50% reduction in storage volume, eliminating additional $120K storage tank
Prepared scope, schedule and cost analysis resulting in decision to keep infrastructure work in-house
Researched pipe materials for water lines resulting in $30k savings in materials costs

Project Manager 2003 to 2007
Recycled Materials Company, Inc. Arvada, CO
RMCI is a civil construction company specializing in recycling of concrete and asphalt rubble for heavy and highway civil projects, including demolition and recycling of concrete buildings

Responsible for sales and project management of mobile recycling services division with annual revenue of approximately $1M
Supervised business development personnel in research and preparation of proposals for Federal Government and out-of-state project opportunities
Performed quantification field surveys for 3.5M ton recycling of building and airport runways at Orange County Great Park project
Developed client value proposition for demolition and on-site recycling services of grain elevator resulting in award of contract and $40K savings
Prepared estimate, bid packages, and project managed five acre $2.2M hazardous waste cleanup project for City and County of Denver

PRESIDENT 1992 to 2003
Continental West Constructors, Inc. Avon, CO
CWC is a civil construction company providing infrastructure site development facilities including water and sewer mains, shallow utilities, storm sewers, retaining wall, roadway construction and commercial and residential excavation with revenues in excess of $15 million

Instrumental in acquiring and maintaining clients using negotiation skills and providing cost-effective solutions
Successfully built long-term client relationships and reputation for quality work resulting in average revenue growth of 30% per year over ten year period
Recruited key supervisory staff for accounting, estimating and field supervision
Trained and supervised staff in client scope analysis, preparing bid proposals and contracts, and construction management for municipal public works and private clients
Prepared and presented project scope, schedule and cost to City Councils, County Commissioners, Public Works Directors and applicable governing authorities
Established alliances with suppliers, vendors and manufacturers' representatives resulting in up to 5% discounted pricing, or $200k average savings
Completed multiple mountain resort development projects for hotel and multi-family projects on-time and under budget resulting in no liquidated damages

Prior experience includes position as Division Manager (first professional engineer on staff) for B & B Excavating, Inc


B.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University Ames, IA
Registered Professional Engineer - State of Colorado Colorado
Skills (2) Rating
Civil Engineering