Robert Ballard | U.S. Green Building Council
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Robert Ballard

  • AP-Homes Certified
San Francisco, CA

o Assessed condition and reliability, planned, analyzed needs and alternates, designed, and supported construction of water and wastewater supply, collection, transmission, treatment, and storage facilities that include groundwater pump stations, reservoir outlets and releases, transmission pipeline valves, transmission and collection pump stations, collection system gates, reclaimed wastewater production systems, collection, conveyance, storage, and loadout systems for biosolids, for grit, and for screenings, digesters to Class A biosolids, sodium hypochlorite, chloramine, hydrogen peroxide, ferric chloride, and polymer, storage, feed, and injection and building plumbing and mechanical systems.
o Collected, researched, trended, analyzed, and produced engineering data, reports, recommendations, plans, specifications, schedules, labor, and cost estimates to select equipment, adhere to codes and regulations, optimize performance, and conserve energy with the aid of resources and equipment that include CMMS, DCS, GIS, EMS, database, digital image, accelerometer, vibration analyzer, ultrasonic thickness gauge, DAS, DMM, lab sample analysis, CAD, CFD, MSOffice, and WWW.
o Managed projects through interdepartmental and interdisciplinary teams that included Engineers, Operators, Maintenance, Safety Officers, Consultants, Vendors, Manufacturers, and Contractors through assignments including Mechanical Designer, Project Engineer, Client Representative, and Construction Manager for the successful and timely implementation of municipal infrastructure capital improvement and repair and replacement projects.
o Supervised engineering work groups of up to five reports as Maintenance Engineering Group Leader with workload of up to thirty-three projects budgeted from tens of thousands to several million dollars and totaling up to $52 million.

04/2005 - Present Mechanical Engineer, City & Co. of San Francisco PUC/WWE Engineering
12/2001 - 04/2005 Associate Mechanical Engineer, City & Co. of San Francisco PUC/WPCD Engineering
08/1999 - 12/2001 Assistant Mechanical Engineer, City & Co. of San Francisco, PUC/UEB Mechanical
07/1997 - 08/1999 Engineering Designer, J.R. Scheider Co., Engineering Department
Technological Innovation and Achievement Award, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, 2012
LEED BD+C Accredited Professional, Green Building Certification Institute, 2011
NACE International, The Corrosion Society, Member 2010
Certificate in Engineered Plumbing Systems, City College of San Francisco, 2007
Certificate in HVAC-R, University Extension, University of California at Berkeley 2005
Certified Vibration Analyst: Category II, Vibration Institute, 2003
Certificate of Recognition for Financial Savings, San Francisco Public Utilities Water Pollution Control, 2003
Licensed Mechanical Engineer, California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, 2001
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco State University, 1997