Raphael Cervantes

Raphael Cervantes

Richmond Hill, NY, US




J. Tucci Construction Corporation, Bayside, NY, US, Junior Estimator

Worked closely with the chief estimator in preparing construction documents and bid proposals in a timely manner for projects estimated between $500,000 to more than $3,000,000. Duties included printing of the blueprints for office executives, maintaining preconstruction database for meetings, walkthroughs and bid due dates, reading the project plans and specifications, compiling a thorough list of trades and subcontractors needed, provided take-off quantities for the Vice President, scheduled in-state and out-of-state site walkthroughs for architects and subcontractors, provided walkthrough meeting minutes to senior project managers, assisted and acquired proposals from subcontractors, performed due diligence to ensure subcontractor proposals contained a complete scope of work and accurate prices, engaged in negotiating subcontractor prices, and preparing and delivering bid packages to clients.

Oct 2011 - Apr 2012

NYC Department of Design and Construction, Long Island City, NY, US, Summer College Intern

Worked in the Infrastructure Division within the DDC on a 4-block radius of sewer and street reconstruction. Worked closely with site inspector and resident engineer. Supervised asphalt core drilling tests. Performed concrete slump test. Provided occasional site inspection reports. Performed daily site quality and safety inspections.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

NYC Department of Design and Construction, Long Island City, NY, US, Summer College Intern

Worked in the Structures Division within the DDC on a LEED Gold rated maintenance and storage facility for the NYC Department of Transportation. Provided weekly project update reports. Supplied meeting minutes for my supervisor. Archived past project files.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

- Basic topics in structures, basic topics in transportation engineering, basic topics in soil mechanics, advanced topics in foundation design, basic topics in reinforced earth design, basic topics in construction estimating and basic topics in project management

- Software Applications: Knowledge in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, MicroStation, InRoads, STABL, Timberline, and Planswift

- Construction Estimating:
Estimated quantity take-offs for a one story, 3,000 square foot commercial building. Used set of project plans and specifications to measure and record the take-off items and inputted data into Timberline software to produce an estimating report.

- Advanced Foundation Design:
Conducted an investigation of current site condition of a 42-acre site through developing soil profiles and interpreting the data available to determine design soil properties for different regions of the site. Completed an engineering analysis and design including, identifying major problems, conducting an analysis of site and comparing with performance criteria, make recommendations for site improvement, and plan for uncertainties through contingency design plans.

Aug 2007 - May 2011