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  1. 1. James E Barbush, P.E. Barbush Enterprises, Founder Harrisburg Biz Leaders, Founder For Leadership & Business Development 2021 Blue Mountain Parkway, Harrisburg, PA 17112 Cell: 717-514-5549 E-Mail: RESUME February 21, 2013I am a self-employed, seasoned professional, retired from a successful 38 year Civil Engineeringcareer with broad experience that has brought success to myself and those around me. Being a life-longlearner, I continue to add to my skills in the areas of business development, social media and onlinepublishing, leadership development, professional writing, and professional speaking. Using skills gainedin my career and since my retirement, I am seeking to obtain a significant and responsible position with afirm where I can advance the mission of the firm, lead those around me to help their success, and providean interface to other firms that presents the firm with integrity and excellence in mission and expertiseIn my career, from June 1972 to August 2010, I performed in both the Government Sector (25 yrs.)and Private Sector (13 yrs.) in positions categorized as follows:FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, CONTRACTING, & LEADERSHIP Higher Education .. 10 Yrs. My last employ, 10 years as Facilities Contracts Manager with the PA State System of Higher Education was a unique and excellent opportunity where I was able to excel in all that I do best - writing, speaking, creating, developing, leading, managing, training, and communicating. Of all positions in my career, this one was the best because I was permitted to use my skills and expertise with freedom, and was able to perform in the unique atmosphere of higher education. Though an excellent job, I accepted a voluntary retirement package that was timely and right for me. Employer: The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Position: Facilities Contracts Manager, Facilities Division, Construction Support Office (CSO) Location: Office of the Chancellor, Harrisburg, PA Function: Supporting Facilities Procurement & Operations for 14 State-Owned Universities, requiring significant interaction with facilities & contracting staff at Universities. As Facilities Contracts Manager, supporting Facilities Procurement & Operations for PASSHE’s 14 State-Owned Universities, I identified and performed according to 9 specific functions of the Construction Support Office, then monitored and tracked all of CSO’s work under these functions. Function No. 1 Develop Policy & Program Standards Function No. 2 Delegate University Contracting Authority Function No. 3 Procure Professional Services & Construction Contracting Services Function No. 4 Administer Centrally Held A/E/C Contracts Function No. 5 Resolve Bid Protests, Pre-Claims, Contract Terminations, & Disputes Function No. 6 Administer Centrally Conducted Projects Function No. 7 Provide Technical/Advisory Training and Support to 14 Universities Function No. 8 Manage Construction Support Office Function No. 9 Liaise with State Agencies, Firms, and Professional Organizations Products produced by the Facilities Contracts Manager: Contracts and Manuals Training Seminars RFPs for standard and new services Reports and Decisions for Dispute Resolutions Program Development for A/E/C Procurements Tracking Documents for multi-million dollar contracting programsResume of James E. Barbush Page 1 of 4February 20, 2013
  2. 2. ENGINEERING, ADMINISTRATION, & MANAGEMENT ...... Government Sector ...... 15 Yrs. I performed in 2 government sector positions in PA State Government 10 years with Office of the Budget working in an audit office with significant administration and performance in construction auditing and contract related services for major government funded programs. Employer: Commonwealth Of PA, Budget Office April 1990 to April 2000 10 Years Position: Senior Civil Engineer Comptroller’s Office Harrisburg, PA Function: Executive Level Involvement For Government Funded Construction Projects Grants Administration Contract Administration Auditing Engineering Contract Procurement Consultant Liaison Manual Development Legislative Interpretation 5 years with Department of Transportation working in district Bridge Department performing Design, Project Management, Construction & Bridge Inspection. Employer: Commonwealth Of PA, PADOT Nov. 1973 to Feb. 1978 4.3 Years Position: Bridge Engineer Bridge Unit, District 8-0 Harrisburg, PA Function: Designer, Project Management, Construction Inspector, & Bridge Inspector EXECUTIVE LEVEL POSITIONS FOR CONSULTANTS ......... Private Sector ............. 10 Yrs. Development and Management of Bridge Departments I performed in 4 consecutive private sector positions over 10 years where I led and managed in the development of Bridge Units for Consulting Engineers involved in highway programs. For Boswell and Macomber, I was instrumental in developing the units into successful groups, starting with few staff and culminating with about 10 staff. Employer: Boswell Yule Jordan Engineering May 1987 to March 1990 3 Years Position: Chief Structural Engineer Consulting Engineering Function: Executive Level Involvement Camp Hill, PA Employer: Macomber Associates, Inc. July 1981 to August 1985 4 Years Position: Structural Engineer / Project Manager Consulting Engineering Asst. Chief Structural Engineer Camp Hill, PA Function: Executive Level Involvement For Sheladia and Grof, I was the sole Bridge Engineer for small offices, responsible to turn out projects in total. Employer: Sheladia Associates, Inc. Sept. 1985 to June 1986 10 mos. Position: Chief Structural Engineer Consulting Engineering Function: Executive Level Involvement Camp Hill, PA Employer: Paul E. Grof & Associates March 1978 to January 1980 2 Years Position: Structural Engineer In-Charge Consulting Engineering Function: Executive Level Involvement Camp Hill, PA Design Engineering For Consultants & Manufacturing .......... Private Sector ...................... 3 Yrs. Gannett Fleming (Design) and General Electric (Manufacturing Design & Purchasing) Early career positions not detailed.Resume of James E. Barbush Page 2 of 4February 20, 2013
  3. 3. CERTIFICATIONS Professional Engineer: Certificate No. PE-025571-E 1977 Competent Communicator Toastmasters International 2008 Advanced Communicator Bronze Toastmasters International 2010EDUCATION Penn State University Civil Engineering/Structures, 1972 B.S. Harrisburg Area Community College Math, Science, Business 1969 Assoc. of Sci. Bishop McDevitt High School Academic 1967 H.S. DiplomaPROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS APPA International – Educational Facilities Professional – ERAPPA Board Member 8 yrs. National Involvement APPA Regional Representative to International APPA Chapter Involvement KAPPA Member, Pennsylvania Chapter Regional Involvement ERAPPA President 2010, President Elect 2009, Secretary 2003-2008 Incl. Northeast USA (DC to Maine) & Eastern Canada Toastmasters International Susquehanna Icebreakers Toastmasters Member 2006 to 2012 Gannet Fleming Toastmasters Member 2006 to 2012 Susquehanna Advanced Toastmasters Member 2011 Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce Member 2008 to 2012 Active and involved Member Central PA Experts Publisher 2011 Publisher of Articles and Provider of Events on Leadership Topics Harrisburg Biz Leaders Founder, Facilitator, & Publisher 2012-13 Publisher of Articles and Provider of Events on Leadership Topics DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS Provided Leadership Presentations at Facilities Related Conferences Leadership development skills exemplified by presentations at facilities conferences & other venues 24 Presentations 2005 thru 2010: 5@NFMT, 1@Facilities Midwest, 2@APPA, 3@ERAPPA, 1@SRAPPA, 2@KAPPA, 1@NYAPPA, 1@Educause, 2@TFM Show, 1@TFM Forum, 1@NACUBO Sustainability, 2@PaFMA, 1@AGA, 1@Harrisburg Diocese/Facilities. Multiple Presentations 2011 to Present: ASIS (Safety & Security) Conference 2011 Keynote Presentation for Firm 2011 Lions Club International 2011 PA Boroughs Association 2011 Self-Produced Seminars 2011 & 2012 ASHE (Highway Engineers) 2011 & 2012 Harrisburg Biz Leaders Bi-Monthly Sessions 2011 thru 2012 Harrisburg Chamber Women 2012 HDISVC (Help Desk Institute) Awards Banquet 2012 National Facilities Management & Technology 2011, 2012, 2013Resume of James E. Barbush Page 3 of 4February 20, 2013
  4. 4. REFERENCES 1. Robert F. Unger, P.E. ............................................................. PASSHE Supervisor 2005 to 2010 Director of Construction Management PA State System of Higher Education Construction Support Office Office of the Chancellor 2986 North Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 Office Phone: 717-720-4131 E-Mail: Website: Facilities: 2. Keith Roush ............................................................ PASSHE University Colleague 2000 to 2010 Assistant Director/Construction Project Manager Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Facilities Department East Campus B107 Lock Haven, PA Office: 570-484-2384 E-Mail: Website: 3. Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., A.S. ................................... Toastmaster Colleague 2006 to 2010 Past International President, Toastmaster International Professor of Communications Central Penn College P. O. Box 405 Enola, PA 17025 Phone: 717-728-2203 Cell: 717-648-1080 Dr. Dilip College 4. Stuart M. Rothenberger, AIA, LEED®AP ................................ Business Partner 2000 to 2010 Crabtree, Rohrbaugh, and Associates Architects Director of Higher Education 401 East Winding Hill Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Office: 717-458-0272 Cell: 717-919-9663 E-Mail: Website: of James E. Barbush Page 4 of 4February 20, 2013