Mr. Powell has worked in the civil engineering/management and land surveying field since 2000 since graduating from Louisiana State University in 1999. Since March 2007, Mr. Powell has work for Kyle Associates as a Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager and in 2011 became a partner in the firm and Vice President – Engineering Operations where he serves as the manager of all the production staff in the firm. Mr. Powell is responsible for scheduling all work within the firm to meet client’s expectations while maintaining project budgets and contract requirements.
In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Mr. Powell’s duties also consist of engineering design, construction plan development and specifications/contract documents for various municipal and private development projects. Many of these projects have incorporated roadway/sidewalk layout design, drainage improvements and sewer/water improvements throughout southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. As a part of the engineering responsibilities for these projects, Mr. Powell has prepared permitting application packages for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LA Dept. of Natural Resources, LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries, LA Dept. of Health & Hospitals and LA Dept. of Environmental Quality. Mr. Powell is also responsible for the construction engineering/administration aspects for projects including supervising bid advertising/opening/awarding, conducting pre-construction/progress meetings, processing pay requests/change orders, construction inspection and/or supervising inspection personnel, and project close-out duties/as-builts.
In addition to municipal projects, Mr. Powell has worked on numerous civil site development projects for new schools, churches, hospitals, recreation parks, industrial facilities and retail centers for clients throughout southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. This work incorporates geometric design, pavement design, and drainage/utility improvements as well as construction engineering, management of inspection personnel and coordination of testing services.