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Kevin Hinde, PE — President

Education: BS, Civil Engineering w/ Minor in Environmental Systems Engineering, Clemson University, 1999

Registered Professional Engineer: North Carolina, South Carolina

Years of Experience: 18+

 

Kevin S. Hinde, PE is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina with over 18 years of experience in utility design. He has provided design and project management on over 120 utility design projects involving NCDOT, Charlotte Water, Anson County, and other municipalities. He has served as the Professional Engineer-in-Charge on the 2008, 2009-2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Charlotte Water Professional Engineering Services for Utility Projects within NCDOT Projects. Mr. Hinde served as a designer and project manager for an on-call contract with Charlotte Water and a Limited Services Agreement with NCDOT for which he prepared design plans for new and relocated utility services on NCDOT and Charlotte Water projects. He has also been the project engineer for the last two NCDOT Limited Services Agreements for Utilities Engineering. Mr. Hinde has been responsible for the design of water mains ranging from 6 inches to 120 inches in diameter and sewer mains ranging from 8 inches to 60 inches in diameter. His experience includes all phases of the utility plan process from project scoping through final permitting and construction.


Clint Stevens, PE — Cary Office Manager/Project Manager

Education: BS, Civil Engineering Technology, UNCC, 2004 / AASCET, Wake Technical Community College, 2002

Registered Professional Engineer: North Carolina

Years of Experience: 15+

 

Clint L. Stevens, PE has over 15 years of experience as a project manager and designer on numerous utility design projects with NCDOT, Charlotte Water, Anson County, and other municipalities. He has proven experience on past projects that have required all aspects necessary to successfully complete any utility project involving NCDOT, Charlotte Water and other municipalities. Mr. Stevens has also been the project manager for the last two NCDOT Limited Services Agreements for Utilities Engineering, as well as the 2008, 2009-2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Charlotte Water Professional Engineering Services for Utility Projects within NCDOT Projects. His experience includes all phases of the utility plan process from project scoping through final permitting and construction. He is proficient in both Microstation and AutoCAD.


Corey Bousquet, PE — Project Manager

Education: Civil Engineering, NC State University, 1986-1989, BS, Textile Management, NC State University, 1980-1983, Civil Engineering Technology and General Studies, Gaston College, 1978-1979

Registered Professional Engineer: North Carolina

Years of Experience: 32+

 

Corey Bousquet, PE has over 32 years of experience as a Technician, Engineer and Engineering Supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He started his career in Contract & Proposals administrating monthly lettings from 1985 to 1987, was promoted to the Utilities Unit as a Technician III from 1987 to 1991, Engineer I from 1991 to 1999, Engineer II from 1999 to 2004 and a Project Design Engineering Supervisor from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Bousquet has worked on numerous utility relocation projects throughout North Carolina. He designed all the water and sewer line relocation for three sections of the I-85 widening at Guess Road in Durham, including relocation of numerous sewer lines 6” to 30” and water lines 2” to 42”, boring and jacking steel encasements, tunnel liners, line stops with bypass for 42” concrete cylinder water pipe and 24” ductile water pipe, 30” restrained joint ductile iron sewer pipe on piers, bridge attachments, all irrigation water lines and backflow preventers for planters in the median, water meter relocations and vault design. He is proficient in Microstation and Geopak and served as CADD Coordinator in the NCDOT Utilities Unit.


Ronald Wilkins, PE – Project Manager

Education: BS in Civil Engineering, NC State University 1977

Registered Professional Engineer: North Carolina and South Carolina

Years of Experience: 39

 

Mr. Wilkins has twenty-three years of experience with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Most recently Mr. Wilkins held the position of State Utilities Manager, and was responsible for all utility relocation work associated with NCDOT centrally let projects. In this position he managed the activities of the engineering, coordination, utility encroachment, and business sections as well as a full administrative staff. As State Utilities Manager he oversaw all budget, personnel, training, estimating, project tracking and scheduling, utility policy on NCDOT right-of-way, as well as consultant assignment and coordination within the Utilities Unit. He also managed the daily work activities of a staff of over 40 individual engineers, designers, coordinators, contractors, and administrative personnel. During his career at NCDOT Mr. Wilkins served as a Utilities Squad Leader the Design Services Unit and was responsible for supervising a staff of engineers and technicians developing construction plans and provisions, engineering estimates and permits for utilities relocated on numerous transportation projects across North Carolina. He also worked in the Construction Unit as a construction claims engineer evaluating contractor claims on completed Transportation Improvement Program projects across the state. This required extensive knowledge of the Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures, contract design documentation, as well as construction scheduling, phasing and project completion and acceptance.

 

Prior to joining the North Carolina Department of Transportation Mr. Wilkins was employed for over sixteen years by Carolina Power & Light Company in the Power Plant Construction Department and later in the Nuclear Engineering Department. He was the lead project engineer on numerous hydroelectric modification projects, earth fill dam projects located at company owned and operated coal fired plants, as well as many aspects of engineering and construction of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in Wake County. Subsequent to CP&L’s decision to cancel construction on three of the four proposed units, Mr. Wilkins was involved with evaluation of the cancellations and the utilization of remaining facilities that had been constructed. Mr Wilkins also worked as a technical member of the legal team that successfully represented CP&L in litigation with the Eastern Municipal Power Agency, resulting from the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant cancellations.

 


Greg Stevens, PE – Utility Engineer

Education: Associate Degree in Civil Engineering, Wake Technical Community College

Registered Professional Engineer: North Carolina

Years of Experience: 40+

 

Greg Stevens, PE, has over 40 years of experience as a technician, engineer and engineering supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). He started his career in planning from 1975 to 1984 and was promoted to the utility section of design services where he worked until 2006 serving as engineer and squad leader. Since returning from retirement, he works part-time for NCDOT as an encroachment review engineer. Greg Stevens has worked on numerous utility relocation projects throughout North Carolina. Responsibilities include design, coordinating with utility owners, and reviewing encroachments. He has designed all types of water and sewer facilities including boring and jacking, directional bores, and several structure, river, and crossing designs. He also conducted field investigations with utility owners. He was the western encroachment review engineer for over 7 years. During this time, he dealt with communication companies and water/sewer designs. For most of the 40+ years he has been involved with all phases of utility relocations, utility coordination and utility encroachments throughout the state.


Nathan Arnold — Designer/CADD Technician

Education: AASCET, Spartanburg Technical College, 2002

Years of Experience: 13+

 

Nathan Arnold has over 13 years of experience as a designer and CADD technician on numerous utility design projects with NCDOT, Charlotte Water, Anson County, and other municipalities. He also has over 4 years of surveying experience that includes utility design surveys. His field experience coupled with his design and CADD capabilities provide a valuable resource to utility design projects. He is proficient in both Microstation and AutoCAD.

 

 


Ryan Cunniff — CADD Technician

Education: BS, Civil Engineering, Central Piedmont Community College, Current

Years of Experience: 5+

 

Ryan D. Cunniff has over 5 years of experience as a CADD technician on numerous utility design and utility coordination projects with NCDOT, Charlotte Water, Anson County, and other municipalities. He is proficient in both Microstation and AutoCAD.

 


Mike Davis — Utility Coordination Manager

Education: AASCET, Greenville Tech, 1976

Years of Experience: 42+

 

Mike Davis has over 42 years of experience in the utility industry, coupled with a strong background in contract development and negotiations. He has excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling him to develop a rapport with individuals at all levels as well as analyze problems and develop solutions. Mr. Davis’ experience includes scheduling and conducting pre-design meetings at every phase of the design process; conducting field reviews; and representing utilities in negotiations with the designer and project manager to resolve conflicts. Mike is highly experienced in negotiating legal documents with utility agencies, developing production schedules, conducting utility pre-design and design conferences as well as conducting field-engineering meetings with public and private utility agencies. Together with State Utility Agents of North and South Carolina, he resolved utility conflicts for State projects. Mike is well known for his thorough reviewing and proposing alternative designs and concepts to minimize time, cost and inconvenience to the design and construction as well as to the utility industry. He has served as a Senior Utility Coordinator on the last two NCDOT Limited Services Agreements for Utility Coordination.

 

From 1995 – 2001, Mr. Davis served as the Director of Contract Administration for Joint Use. In this capacity, he directed the administration of existing joint use and pole attachment agreements for over 63 cable systems, 23 telephone companies, 15 fiber companies totaling over 1.4M attachments. In addition, he negotiated new agreements when necessary to ensure compliance with current federal and state regulation. Mr. Davis served as a subject matter expert for Duke Energy as well as other utilities regarding the 1996 revisions to the Telecommunications Act of 1934. He also supported engineers in matters of prior rights, make-ready cost, right-of-accessibility to utility infrastructure as well as compliance with local, state and federal regulation.


Todd Butner — Senior Utility Coordinator

Education: BS, Computer Information Systems, High Point University, 2001, Associates of Science, Electronic Engineering, Forsyth 

Technical Community College, 1998

Years of Experience: 25+

 

Todd Butner has over 25 years of experience in the utility industry and has a vast knowledge of utility installations, maintenance, make-ready plans/projects, engineering design and management of major utility relocations, signal upgrades, and many other aspects of the utility industry. He has served as a Senior Utility Coordinator on the last two NCDOT Limited Services Agreements for Utility Coordination. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was a Distribution Engineering Specialist within the Major Projects Central Region for Duke Energy.

 

Mr. Butner has been responsible for the proper installation and maintenance of overhead and underground power lines, design and management on a wide range of power distribution projects including major utility relocations on NCDOT projects, management and approval of telephone and cable television make-ready projects along with three fiber optic cable ring installations of 20-30 miles in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Hickory for KMC Telecom, project manager on signal upgrade projects for the City of Charlotte, and the Time Warner Cable representative for the City of Greensboro signal upgrades.


Jim Forbes — Utility Coordinator

Education: Associates Degree in Applied Science, Cape Fear Community College, 1988, UNC-Charlotte, Civil Engineering Program

Years of Experience: 31+

 

Jim Forbes has over 31 years of experience in the civil engineering industry and has a vast knowledge of various disciplines within the field. He has been responsible for engineering and design of water and sewer facilities, lighting, HVAC, electrical, drainage, airport facilities, roadway, erosion control and numerous municipal projects. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was working with a contractor on utility installations.

 

Over the past 3 years, Jim has been providing utility coordination services during construction in the Advanced Utility Relocations phases (Segments A, B and C). The work includes developing and maintaining utility relocation phasing and schedules, attending and conducting utility meetings, documenting changes to UBO plans, coordinating RFI’s from utility companies, coordinating sequential utility work, utility conflict resolution, coordinating completion of encroachment agreements, coordinating Duke Energy duct bank at future 10th Street, coordinating with Duke Energy and/or CDOT on the installation of proposed street lighting, pedestrian lighting, traffic signals, coordinating installation of proposed service lines to serve platforms, park and ride stations, TPSS and others, coordinating additional relocations and/or modifications to utility facilities as required on the UNCC campus (OH to underground conversions) and collaboration with CATS and Contractor on the installation of the proposed joint duct bank.


Bill Black — Utility Coordinator

Education: Computer Technology, State College of Florida, General Studies/Computer Science, Purdue

University

Years of Experience: 10+

 

Bill Black has over 10years of experience in the utility industry and has a vast knowledge of electric distribution, lighting, utility installations, maintenance, make-ready plans/projects, engineering design and management of major utility relocations, cost estimating, and many other aspects of the utility industry. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was with Synergetic Design on assignment with Duke Energy in their Major Projects Department.

 

Mr. Black has been responsible for transmission and distribution systems and the methods of power delivery, transformer sizing, service installations, underground line relocations, overhead to underground conversions, single and three phase primary line installations and extensions, reconductoring, design and installation of large scale lighting projects and cost estimating on numerous projects around North Carolina. 

 

Over the past 3 years, Bill has been providing utility coordination services during construction in the Advanced Utility Relocations phases (Segments A, B and C). The work includes developing and maintaining utility relocation phasing and schedules, attending and conducting utility meetings, documenting changes to UBO plans, coordinating RFI’s from utility companies, coordinating sequential utility work, utility conflict resolution, coordinating completion of encroachment agreements, coordinating Duke Energy duct bank at future 10th Street, coordinating with Duke Energy and/or CDOT on the installation of proposed street lighting, pedestrian lighting, traffic signals, coordinating installation of proposed service lines to serve platforms, park and ride stations, TPSS and others, coordinating additional relocations and/or modifications to utility facilities as required on the UNCC campus (OH to underground conversions) and collaboration with CATS and Contractor on the installation of the proposed joint duct bank.


David Boyd — Senior Utility Coordinator

Education: BS in Psychology, Appalachian State University, 1982

Years of Experience: 24+

 

David Boyd has over 24 years of experience in the Right of Way and Utility industry. He has served as a Utility Coordinator for the NCDOT managing complex projects throughout the State of North Carolina and served as the Eastern Region Area Supervisor for the NCDOT’s Utilities Unit for 12 years. In addition, Mr. Boyd was the main point of contact for Design Build projects. He has excellent communication skills and developed good working relationships within State government and the private sector.

 

As a coordinator, David conducted project field investigations and utility conferences with utility companies/ municipalities affected by project road construction. In addition, he was involved in prior rights investigations and the development/executions of various types of agreements. He has been involved in preplanning of utility corridors to avoid costly relocation of proposed facilities for several large utility companies in North Carolina.

 

As the Eastern Region Area Supervisor for the NCDOT, David lead a staff of five Utility Coordinators that handled projects mainly in Eastern North Carolina NCDOT Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.


 

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