Robert A. Masys II, PE
5235 Diamond Heights Boulevard ~ Apt. 329 ~ San Francisco, CA 94131-2117
Phone: (415) 655-3085 ~ Mobile: (978) 807-0324 ~ E-Mail: Bob.Masys@Berkeley.edu
Over 14 years of experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction field, specializing in project
management of transportation and transit infrastructure. Expert at coordinating the technical, financial,
and collaborative aspects of all phases of projects, including planning; design development; construction
management; and operations, maintenance, and asset management.
Professional Civil Engineer, California License 82404.
Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Master of City Planning degrees from the
University of California Berkeley. Coursework and research focusing on transportation infrastructure
planning and operations.
Strengths in driving projects forward by evaluating and solving problems, with a robust balance of goaloriented perspective, analytical rigor, and team collaboration.
Clear writer and effective point of contact with colleagues, clients, regulators, and contractors.
Experienced presenter for audiences including colleagues, officials, students, and the public. Experienced
coordinator of public and community-oriented processes.
Innovative user of computers and technology to design and improve work processes, including databases
and spreadsheets, graphics, specialized applications, and electronic devices; also, quick to learn, train, and
assist with the use of new technology.
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
San Francisco, CA
Administrative Engineer, Capital Projects Group
I use my expertise as an engineer and planner to support the wide variety of Authority-funded capital
projects. My responsibilities include budget and schedule controls, procurement and management of
consultants, technical analysis, and project management oversight of partner-led projects. I evaluate
grant applications and oversee projects in process, such as fleet replacement and transit maintenance
facility projects. I also participate in transportation and civil engineering aspects of planning studies &
conceptual engineering designs.
I designed a web portal to track progress of Authority-funded capital projects, and procured and
managed a consultant to build it. The portal consolidates information on scope, expenditures, and
progress reports, and serves as the basis for management and reporting of the Authority’s portfolio
As an Engineer supporting the $126M Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, I provided fleet,
facilities, transit service planning, traffic, schedule, cost, and risk analyses during environmental
clearance and progress in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Small Starts program.
I procured and manage a team of academic researchers performing a case study of public-private
partnership (P3) project delivery on the $1B Presidio Parkway Project.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Central Subway Project
San Francisco, CA
Planner/Engineer (via student program), Capital Programs & Construction Division
I updated and edited the New Starts Report for this $1.57B project, to include the latest cost estimates,
operations cost modeling, ridership projections, land use planning, and funding plans. I supported the
Program and Financial Managers, including direct interface with the FTA and other funding agencies. I
supported the public outreach and relations efforts of the project.
I coordinated development of the project's transit service integration plan, involving a major update
to ridership projections and inter-departmental discussions on key transit operations issues.
Robert A. Masys II, PE Page 2 of 3
University of California Berkeley, UC Transportation Center
Graduate Student Researcher
Working with Professor Elizabeth Deakin and Dr. Gil Tal, my research focused on best practices for
transit system operators to improve ridership, maintain relevancy, and maximize impacts on land use
and sustainable cities. The project culminated in a paper entitled 'What Makes Public Transit a Success?
Perspectives on Ridership in an Era of Uncertain Revenues and Climate Change,' presented at the
Transportation Research Board 2010 Conference.
Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Central Artery/Tunnel Project
I participated in this $15B project—known as “The Big Dig”—as part of the integrated owner/consultant
project organization. I worked as an engineer in the construction, administration, and design divisions of
the project with increasing responsibilities:
Assistant Project Engineer in the Architecture & Urban Design (A/UD) Group
The A/UD Group was responsible for the public process-oriented design, construction, and
maintenance of over 45 parks throughout Boston, including the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.
I managed park design contracts, from design to construction, including budget tracking,
resolution of requests for information, and implementation of design changes.
With the maintenance committee, I developed manuals and standards for managing the parks,
including elements from organic horticulture to complex fountains.
I designed databases and spreadsheets to track, analyze, and coordinate programs focused on
quality assurance, schedules, and turnover of deliverables.
I prepared and delivered presentations for community/public process meetings, colleagues
visiting from other projects, and the Turnpike management and Board of Directors.
I maintained the A/UD Group’s libraries of books, plans, electronic data, & digital photos.
An avid construction photographer, I have had my photos published in public presentations,
brochures, state websites, and Boston.com.
Office Engineer in the Construction Support Department—Closeout Group
I monitored 7 individual construction contracts in their compliance with Project specifications and
with the requirements of client representatives and attorneys.
I tracked delivery of documentation required for contract completion, including operations &
maintenance manuals, labor law compliance forms, and certifications for materials.
I supervised contracts’ resolution of deficiencies, submittals, and requests for information, and
managed the completion of 2 contracts that had lost their original staff.
Assistant Office Engineer on the I-90 Fort Point Channel Crossing Contract
I coordinated submittals, documented materials control, and resolved technical issues on this $750M
I managed the timely submission and approval of over 1,500 submittals, involving a variety of
structures, systems, and construction techniques: immersed tube tunnels, cut-and-cover tunnels,
post-tensioned precast beam bridges (one a railroad bridge), pump stations, various utilities,
historic seawall reconstruction, and surface restoration.
I resolved technical issues that appeared during submittal process, through research in
specifications, authoring requests for information, and meeting with principals.
I worked closely with the steel detailer and the structural engineers to obtain approval of over
500 rebar drawing submittals, in a time frame supporting the construction schedule.
I participated in inspections and monitoring of reinforcing steel installation, concrete pours, and
post-tensioning of bridge beams.
Massachusetts Electric Co., Merrimack Valley Division
No. Andover, MA
I performed field and office research for asset maintenance projects. I investigated gaps in information
for transformers and conducted a complete audit of streetlight units in the city of Haverhill, MA.
I created a database application to assist in scheduling of preventive maintenance of electric feeder
lines throughout the service region.
Robert A. Masys II, PE Page 3 of 3
Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Federal Courthouse Project
Assistant Office Engineer on the Construction Quality Management Team
I supported the CQM team during the later phases of construction of this $350M building. I managed
turnover of all construction records to the client, the U.S. General Services Administration.
I designed the keying schedule for all building doors, working with the GSA and U.S. Marshals.
I developed a database application for use on handheld computers during punch list inspections.
University of California Berkeley
Master of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Master of City Planning, Transportation Policy & Planning
My coursework comprised core City Planning and Transportation Engineering courses in these two
departments. Graduate level classwork includes:
Transportation and Land Use
Methods of Negotiation & Collaborative
Planning and Environmental Law
Infrastructure Planning & Policy
Real Estate Development
Public Transit Service Planning
Advanced Project Planning and Control
Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Civil & Environmental Engineering
I completed my degree while simultaneously working full-time, earning excellent grades in school and
meritorious performance reviews at work. Relevant upper level classwork includes:
Transportation Planning and
Structural Steel Design
Reinforced Concrete Design
Geometric Design of Highways
Undergraduate Student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Professional Civil Engineer,
State of California Licence No. CE 82404 (Dec. 2013)
Certified Engineer in Training,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certificate No. EIT 21439 (Aug. 2006)
State of California Certificate No. EIT 138520 (Apr. 2010)
MEMBERSHIPS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Member, American Planning Association (APA)
Member, San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)
Member & Secretary, Fellsview Terrace Condominium Association
I served as Secretary for this 90-unit, 5-building condominium association during a major capital
improvement program that replaced all underground oil tanks, membrane roofs, and stucco exteriors.