Chris Sorbe Civil Engineer

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services,                                                       1/2001 – 2/2002

Resident Engineer, Senior Inspector, Environmental Inspector                          12/2002 – 1/2006


As Resident Engineer, oversaw all construction activities on a bridge deck replacement project and new retaining wall project.  Inspected all materials and methods for compliance to contract documents.  Negotiated change orders to the contract on owner’s behalf.  Chaired weekly project meetings with contractor & owner.  Processed pay claims based on contract bid items.


As Environmental Inspector, achieved all contract requirements for federal and state environmental regulations on bridge and roadway projects.  Coordinated and built relationships with federal and state regulators and contractor personnel.  Project contract amounts ranged between $23M and $45M.


As Senior Inspector, tracked budget, cost and schedule data on large, time sensitive airport, highway and bridge projects resulting in no delay claims against our client.  Initiated and developed budget changes, including value engineering, to reduce construction costs saving the client $250,000.  Inspected various construction activities and materials for quality assurance and compliance to project plans and specifications.   Resolved conflicts with contractor regarding schedule and quality issues.  Project contract amounts ranged between $2M and $75M.


Stanley Consultants                                                                                                              1/1999 – 8/2000

Engineer Intern


Computed quantity take-offs for various aspects of large civil infrastructure projects.  Assisted in completion of Engineer’s Estimate.  Completed field surveys.  Assisted senior engineers with various engineering calculations and design work.  Inspected contractor’s work in the field to ensure project contract documents were followed.   Provided quality assurance for materials used and close-out project documentation.



O’Hare Partners                                                                                                                     2/2002 – 11/2002

Technical Assistant


Provided technical assistance to project managers in support of the O’Hare Modernization Program in establishing contract scope, schedule and budget.  Assisted program director in implementation of ISO 9001 standards for project documentation.  Initial project manager for two small airside improvement projects, establishing project documentation and scope in pre-design phase


Hacienda de Milagros Care Home                                                                      1/2010 – 4/2016

Business Manager & Owner


Successfully negotiated both the purchase and sale of a small business and the accompanying real estate.  Arranged debt and equity financing for the business transactions.  Responsible for all business, financial and physical plant issues for a 10 bed assisted living home.   Supervised staff of 10 employees and a manager. Developed and implemented our marketing plan, which increased occupancy from 67% to 98%.  Developed and implemented critical repair and upgrade projects for the building and grounds.  Established relationships with vendors & suppliers.  Efforts resulted in a five consecutive record years for the business, including revenue increasing 62%, returning the company to profitability and return of capital for investors while the business under our management.


Various Projects                                                                                                                           4/2016 – Present


Developed and completed conceptual testing for Soup Daddy’s, an at-home food service provider.  Process of proof of concept and financial analysis determined to suspend the project.


Managed the renovation, development and launch vacation rental near Zion National Park.  Implemented marketing plan.  Established business processes, relationships with maintenance & cleaning service providers.





University of Arizona

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science – Management & Finance

December 2009


Illinois Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Emphasis in Construction Management

December 2000




Additional Skills & Experience


Completed course in AutoCAD 2018 at Pima Comm. College – Spring 2018

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Experience with Microstation

Engineer-in-Training (IL license no. 061-029948)

Certified Professional in Erosion and Soil Control (Inactive)

Board of Directors member and coach in Sabino Canyon Little League