Ms. Sanders has 27 years of civil engineering experience in private and public sector work. She owned and managed a small engineering practice for 22 years and has obtained, managed and performed work on a diverse range of projects. Large civil projects dominated the last 15 years of her practice proceeded by environmental and restoration projects. She has extensive experience in marketing, project management, contract administration, cost analysis and scheduling to supplement her civil engineering skills.
Ms. Sanders has a managed diverse range of projects with revenues ranging from several thousand dollars to several million. These projects include working for municipalities on storm water and wastewater, civil site design and construction management. Ms. Sanders negotiated the contracts, assisted in the execution and performed technical work and over site on the contracts. She has worked on all aspects of performance to assure timely collection of revenues and payment of all personnel. She has extensive experience in preparing and responding to SOQs, RFPs and government contracting documents. She has worked with agencies such as the US Army Corp, DEQ, EPA and municipalities for permitting and project coordination.
As the lead designer on projects, Ms. Sanders routinely reviews and prepares construction documents. Proficient in specifications, Ms. Sanders analyses the scope requirements in the contract, determines the best approach and prepares documents to fit the contract requirements. Additionally, she reviews and prepares contract plans that incorporate the key visual components required. She has prepared erosion control, storm water, pond and dam design, irrigation, fencing, road and rail layout for these design projects. Topographic mapping, water quality testing and stream restoration also augment her design skills. She has work on over 50 or more projects that utilize her design expertise.
Having bid and bonded and performed on several construction projects, Ms. Sanders is well informed on the nature of procuring contractors for work. She managed over 10 design/ build projects involving large scale site renovation. These projects ranged in duration from a year to upwards of five years. Claims management, scheduling and material procurement and technical assistance were all part of the scope of work. Material testing from soils, concrete, water discharge, and formwork were elemental components of projects. She managed a survey staff for construction layout of key projects.
The key to a successful project lies in the management of information. Over the course of 27 years, Ms. Sanders has learned that document management is the key to keeping the client and the company successful. Project and management documents need to readily retrievable. Accounts payable and receivable, vendors, and projects all need a system of both digital and hardcopy access. Ms. Sanders has used data bases, and back up systems to assure that information is retrievable decades in the past or in the future. She assisted in the design of several large scale GIS projects where key field components such as RFIs or construction documents were linked with Auto CAD drawings. Digital data capture in surveying and water quality was essential with many clients needing daily downloads for reporting. Database development and archival of documents are key elements for project tracking.
Univ. of Washington, Graduate studies, 1987
University of Washington, B.S.
Civil Engineering, 1984
Durham University, Durham England, 1980
Whitman College, Undergraduate studies,
Professional Engineer, 1989
Professional Engineer, 2009
Sanders & Associates, Inc., President
Port of Seattle
Washington State Department of Transportation
Peter Kiewit and Sons Construction
Project Management in Private and Public Sector Work
Storm Water Permitting
Earthwork and Civil Design
NPDES Storm and Effluent Discharge
Rail and Road Studies
Design Build/ Bid/Build Experience
Contract Document Preparation
Surveying and Data Management
Quick Books Pro
Land Desk/ AutoCad knowledge
Software for surveying equipment
Software for Water Quality equipment
Soil and Water testing Equipment