OUR TEAM

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BES takes pride in being flexible and sensitive to the ever-changing needs of a client’s project. Our innovative ability to design project-specific solutions in a timely and personal manner is a strength that our clients find useful. Our staff’s professional experience is a key factor in the long-standing relationships we have created with clients. 

DILIP MUNDKUR, PE

Dilip Mundkur is the President of BES Inc. With over 29 years of experience, he has a strong background in highway design, ITS and traffic engineering. He has served as the engineer-of-record for traffic studies, plans, specifications and estimates for over a hundred transportation projects. These projects involved the analysis and design of pavements, traffic signal systems, ATMS applications, roadway lighting, highway signing, pavement marking, intersection improvement studies, and geometric design of highways.

 

Dilip has served previously as the Assistant District Traffic Design Engineer (ADTDE) for the Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven. He provided technical support and advice regarding the work program to other sections within the District, the consulting industry and Contractors, along with recommendations for geometric improvements. As Project Director, Dilip is responsible for the quality, schedule and budget of all BES projects.

A hands-on Principal of the firm, he leads his staff in the production of contract documents including plans and studies.

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CHARLES CHIAPPONE, PE

Charlie has been involved in the design of roadway projects for over 22 years. His experience includes engineering of minor to major roadway projects that encompass a range of multi-disciplined tasks. He has a solid background in the design of rural and urban roadways, including horizontal and vertical geometry, super-elevation calculations, pavement design, signing and marking plans, quantities computations, cost estimates, and utility coordination. His software experience includes MicroStation, Geopak, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), and Adobe Acrobat to create roadway plans, technical drawings and presentations. He creates practical solutions to design challenges, maintains quality standards in all work produced, and researches the feasibility of alternative design approaches.

Charlie has undergone training in FDOT Specification Package Preparation and Construction Contract Compliance for LAP Projects, and he holds certifications in the following: Concrete Institute., Concrete Field Testing, Technician Grade 1, IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector IMSA Fiber Optics Technician, Level 1, IMSA Inspection for Advanced Technology, Asphalt Paving Technician – Levels 1 and 2, Certified Operator of Nuclear Density Meter, Troxler, Earthwork Construction Inspection – Levels 1 and 2, Final Estimates – Levels 1 and 2, Pile Driving Inspection, Quality Control Manager, FDEP Stormwater Management Inspector, Certified ACI Concrete, Transportation Construction Inspector, Concrete Field Technician, Levels I and II, and First Aid.

RAMESH REDDOLU, PE

Ramesh has over 17 years of experience working on projects in traffic engineering, ITS and highway design. He has worked on teams analyzing transportation facilities, performing traffic studies and preparing inventories of civil infrastructure.

 

As Project Engineer, Ramesh works on projects that include developing contract plans in CADD, preparing engineering reports and cost estimates. He is currently working as the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for FDOT District 7 Traffic Design.

He has certifications in Modeling Roundabouts in Synchro/Sim Traffic, AGi32 Intermediate Roadway Class, Advance MOT, FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop, ITE Designing and Signalizing Turn Lanes, FDOT Specifications Preparation, FDOT Census Transportation Planning Package, TOPS, TSOS, ITE Advanced Signal Timing Concepts, and has undergone training in FDOT MUTS, FDOT Design, Signal Timing Using Synchro, Coordinated Signal Systems, FDOT Electronic Delivery, and CITE Interoperability.

GOPAL HEGDE, PE

Gopal has over 39 years of experience in Electrical Engineering. He has a thorough knowledge of electrical equipment and Control Systems Communications. As Engineer of Record for BES Inc. Electrical plans and calculations, Gopal reviews the electrical engineering aspects of roadway lighting and ITS Design. This includes verification of voltage drop calculations, sizing of load centers and circuits, and engineering feeder conductor sizes.

 

Gopal has managed several electrical design-build projects for facilities, utilities, and commercial buildings. He has served on a Hurricane Mitigation committee for Hillsborough County, Florida. He has co-authored Power Systems Protection Systems report for Gas Research Institute. Gopal has taught PE refresher courses under Institute of Electrical and Electronic Institute (IEEE). He has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Electrical Power Systems, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Gopal has received more than 800 hours of technical training from GE, Siemens, Cooper, Progress Energy, Westinghouse, Bailey controls, Honeywell, and other well-known companies.

THOMAS WARD, PE

Tom has 43 years of extensive experience in the consulting engineering industry with more than 29 years of FDOT drainage design experience. As Drainage Engineer of Record, Tom has been responsible for numerous roadway drainage design projects. He has provided concise and comprehensive direction to staff with guidance and mentoring during the design of stormwater management systems, bridge hydraulics reports and scour evaluations, cross drains, floodplain analysis, and storm drain systems. Tom has obtained surface water permits from every water management district in Florida, as well as local, state, and federal governing agencies for major and minor roadways that include mitigation for impaired water bodies impacted by total maximum daily loading (TMDL), drainage design peer reviews, and QA/QC reviews. He has served as a Drainage Reviewer under General Engineering Consultant (GEC) contracts for FDOT Districts 1 & 7. Tom has a comprehensive knowledge of the FDOT Drainage Manual and FDOT Drainage Handbooks; and is proficient with stormwater management design software such as: ICPR v4, ICPRv3 with PercPak, PONDS, Geopak Drainage, ASAD, FHWA; HY-8, HDS-5, HEC Series, and the FDOT Culvert Service Life Estimator.

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TROY WHITFIELD, PE

Troy joined BES in August 2020. Troy has a strong background in Asphalt Production and Paving as his group was responsible for acceptance of all Roadway and Sidewalk projects in both Districts One and Seven while at the FDOT. He was District Bituminous Supervisor at FDOT from April 2013 to February 2019.

 

He served as a Project Administrator during the Construction Phase of the Department's PE Training program on the Harden Road / Sikes Blvd. project in 2008 in conjunction with Kirby Radford. 

Troy is experienced in Asphalt Roadway Paving Issue Prevention and Resolution, Asphalt Plant Production, Scheduling of IA/IV/VT Staff and Review of Asphalt Mix Designs, and Review of Roadway Plans for Asphalt Paving Phase I to Final Plans.

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ROBERT WOODS, PE

Robert, with 35 years of experience, has a strong background in all aspects of highway design, including roadway, signing and marking, and Traffic Control Plans. He is accomplished in Highway Design, including Design Build, and has experience in PD&E, CEI, and Land Development.

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GLENN DAVIS

Glenn has over 11 years of experience in the transportation data collection field. Over the course of his career, he has managed large-scale data collection efforts for FDOT, as well as multiple MPOs, counties, and cities. These have included annual data collection programs that occur over the course of several months, and single projects that require quick response and turnaround. Mr. Davis has proven experience with most technologies used in the field and proven success putting these to use for his clients.

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PRAGNESH JOSHI

Pragnesh has more than 9 years of experience in NBIS Bridge Safety Inspection of complex and moderately complex highway bridges, fracture critical bridges, mast arms, span poles and overhead sign support structures. In his role as a Structural Engineer for the BES Connecticut Team, he has been responsible for bridge component condition ratings, equipment coordination, execution of field inspection, quality control and development of inspection reports in compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards and Department of Transportation Inspection Standards. His areas of expertise include all aspects of bridge inspection programs as well as co-ordination, execution of field inspection, development of inspection reports, QA/QC, and analytical skills pertaining to structural evaluation. He is proficient in AutoCAD, Autodesk, MicroStation, CPM Scheduling, ABLRFD and Blue beam software.  Mr. Joshi possesses strong technical writing skills including detailed accurate analyses as well as sound communication skills in daily interaction with Team Members.

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DEEPA VASWANI, MBA, MCM Pending

Having had a formal education, as well as hands-on work experience in both the Architectural/Engineering and Marketing fields, Deepa possesses a unique combination of skills and a keen understanding of the Technical, Marketing and Managerial needs of the Design and Construction Industry. With degrees in Architecture, Business Administration and currently completing another in Construction Management in conjunction with her extensive work experience as a Strategic Planner, Architect and Marketing Director, Deepa brings vision to business development, client and project management and public outreach on Construction projects for the BES Connecticut arm. Deepa further excels in developing effective reporting procedures, administrative controls and targeted marketing approaches that result in the creation of an efficient, streamlined organization. Her excellent strategic-thinking, communications, problem-solving and leadership skills, combined with her knowledge of engineering and architectural codes and design and Client requirements in both the private and public sectors of the Tri-State Engineering Industries, make Deepa a valuable addition to the BES team.

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DHANRAJ NIKAM, EIT

Dhanraj possesses valuable knowledge in Structural, Geotechnical and Construction Management. He is proficient in STAAD PRO, ANSYS WORKBENCH, RISA 2D &3D, S-FRAME, Q-CON, PG-SUPER, Procore Construction Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2020 and Autodesk 3DS Max 2020. As part of the BES Connecticut Team, Dhanraj is also well versed in the BIS Bridge Safety Inspection of complex and moderately complex highway bridges.

Dhanraj completed his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering in 2020 from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. 

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MANSOOR TAJ

Mansoor is a highly motivated Civil/Structural Engineer with extensive experience on large-scale infrastructure rehabilitation contracts on the West Coast including public works, buildings, transportation, site development and environmental projects. He joins the BES Connecticut Team on its newest contract for the rehabilitation, resurfacing and safety improvements to the major highway, Interstate-95.

SUMALATHA KESAVAREDDY, PHD

Suma has 5 years of experience in crash data collection, analyzing crashes using statistical methods, and interpretation of data. She analyzed crash severity at traffic controlled intersections for her dissertation topic as a graduate research assistant, and applied her skills in calculating signal timings; building and calibrating models using CUBE software. She analyzed actual and optimal scenarios for intersections using SYNCHRO; compared interstate crash data using GIS software; and calculating Origin-Destination (O-D) matrix, number of lanes, and level of service (LOS) for freeways and multilane highways.

 

Suma has been involved with studying the influence of 3D reinforcement on shear parameters of sand (her graduate project). She also designed a reinforced earth wall and a high embankment using HED software as part of her work as a research assistant, and as an engineering trainee she calculated reinforcement for pile and pile cap in a flyover project. Suma is proficient in the use of MicroStation, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, CUBE Voyager, SYNCHRO/SimTraffic, Minitab, and R software. She has research experience in the transportation field and knowledge of AASHTO geometric design and MUTCD, and she has experience managing projects.

 

Suma’s paper, “Examining model accuracy: How well did we do in the 1990’s predicting 2015” (M. Doustmohammadi, S. Kesavareddy, M. Anderson, and S. Jones), was accepted to the International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering (IJTTE).

DOUGLAS BUCHANAN

Doug has 38 years of experience as a Senior Designer. He is responsible for keeping design staff current with up-to-date practices of the FDOT. He has implemented interoffice training by internet based seminars; presenting the most current Electronic Standards and GeoPak design software.

Doug has an Advance MOT Certification and training in FDOT Electronic Delivery, and he demonstrates expertise in Roadway Design, Drainage Design, Signing and Pavement Marking Design, Lighting Design,

Signal and ITS Design, Project Scheduling, and Graphic Art Displays.

JOHN CORREIA, JR.

John has 42 years of experience as a Senior Designer with extensive experience in traffic engineering studies and design, traffic control plan development and traffic data collection. His strong design background includes a broad knowledge of traffic signalization plans, system interconnect and signing and marking plan development in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) guidelines. Extensive experience all areas of Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) field inspector for the deployment and construction of traffic control devices and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices.

John is certified in Computer Aided Drafting Design (CADD) MicroStation V-8, Senior Project Design Management, As-built Field Verification and Construction Drawings, ITS controller cabinet inspection and field integration, International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certifications, and IMSA Traffic Signal I and II. He is a certified IMSA Traffic Inspector and a Florida Intermediate Work Zone Specialist.

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ZUHAIR ALMAGHRABI

Zuhair has three years of experience in transportation and traffic engineering, transportation planning, GIS, transportation safety, statistics, PD&E Studies, and Travel Demand Modeling.

 

She worked in FDOT District Five as a Roadway Designer and has prior experience as a Transportation Engineer.

 

She is bilingual (Arabic and English) and is proficient in MicroStation, OpenRoads Designer, ITE Trip Generation, ArcGIS, SYNCHRO, and CITILABS's CUBE.

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ANISH AGAWANE

Anish is highly experienced in Bridge, Highway, Geotechnical, and Material Engineering and takes a professional, hands-on approach to developing engineering solutions. As part of the BES Connecticut Team, Anish is committed to assisting and leading team members in sustaining goals on infrastructures projects. Anish's specialized experience includes bridge and highway construction inspection, planning, estimating, and Quality Control. He also has extensive knowledge of AASHTO Bridge, Highway, Material codes, ConnDOT, and Idaho and other DOT standards. Anish is presently completing his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Haven, Connecticut.

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DURGA PARVATHANENI

 

Durga has over five years of extensive experience to the BES Connecticut Team, having been previously involved in all phases of construction activities with the construction and rehabilitation of buildings, bridges, airfield pavements, precast, and tunnels. He excels in Quality Control, inspections and documentation, uniting to create a better production. He possesses all requisite certifications, and in particular, has extensive experience in concrete, structural masonry, and structural steel inspections.

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SUSAN ELBAUM

Susan bring overs 25 years of experience to the BES Connecticut Team in management, accounting and construction-related administration roles. She is distinguished by her extensive familiarity with the management of Field offices for major rehabilitation contracts for major agencies such as the CTDOT and NYSDOT. She is adept at working with a variety of software from Bluebeam Revu to Project Wise and is very well versed in preparing and tracking submittals such as PR's, RFI's, SI's, NCN's, DI's and working and shop drawings. 

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KHELIFA SAIKI

Khelifa possesses over 17 years of engineering inspection and bridge inspection experience. He has successfully conducted hundreds of bridge, overhead sign support, tunnel, culvert, ancillary structure and construction work inspections for numerous agencies including the CTDOT, MassDOT, and RIDOT. He is extremely familiar with plan drafting using MicroStation CAD, NBIS and Pontis coding databases for inventory.

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ROKSANA HOSSAIN, PhD

Roksana has a strong background in research-based projects including design and construction of water supply pipelines. She has experience in pavement (materials tests, mix design, preservation and rehabilitation), geotechnical and construction engineering. She is proficient in Matlab, R, RStudio programming language, Minitab, AutoCAD, MS office, Mathcad, GeoStudio. At BES, Roksana is involved with research / pursuing grants for the materials testing lab, lab activities and writing reports. Additionally, she assists in field data collection and marketing efforts. She is also responsible for assisting in transportation projects.

SUE SINGH-MUNDKUR

Sue is co-founder of BES Inc and has successfully managed its growth since it started operations in 2003 while acquiring transportation engineering experience. She is adept at coordinating with local agencies, compiling project documentation and reports. She has prepared quantity calculations and cost estimates for numerous transportation projects as a Senior Specialist of BES Inc.

 

Prior to starting BES Inc, Sue was involved in a number of ventures that included real estate acquisition and import/export of retail goods. She has also successfully managed a retail store after starting her career as a professional Chemist.

 

As Senior Specialist, Sue has performed investigative field reviews, and has prepared reports and cost estimates for projects. She has over 20 years of administrative experience and 11 years of engineering experience.

JULIE DECKER

Julie is the Documents Coordinator at BES. She has 15 years of experience handling all aspects of administrative coordination, with a special emphasis on editing and document preparation, and she is a registered Notary Public. Her skills in proofreading, fact-checking, and detail review are frequently applied in her support of engineering teams.

 

Julie has experience in planning, organizing, and implementing all facets of office support management. Julie has used MicroStation to apply engineers’ markups, and she uses tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access to organize data in complex ways. She assists with marketing, document editing, utility coordination, RCI data entry, and communication coordination. Her experience includes coordination with various government agencies and meeting clients’ and teaming partners’ needs in an efficient and timely manner. She also acts as a liaison between engineers, field personnel, and governmental agencies. She is familiar with some aspects of website design and publishing, and has many practical skills in using online media.