Jack R Banowsky Project Engineer/Manager

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Jack R.Banowsky, P.E.

18014 Oak Hampton Dr / Houston, Texas 77084 / Phone: 713-504-7639 / Email:


Professional engineer with a diverse background in civil engineering, including land development, roadways, drainage facilities, grading, water distribution, and sanitary sewer systems. Key strengths include:

Design- Performed various design tasks for numerous projects.

Project management- Managed various projects from startup to construction maintaining schedule and budget.

Communication- Effective in maintaining information flow to upper management, coordinating       project objectives to design staff, and technical reporting.

Scheduling – Prepared usable MS Project schedules.

Estimating – Prepared manhour estimates for proposals and construction estimates to maintain    budgets.

Problem solving – QA-QC reviews, resolved design conflicts prior to going to construction, addressed RFI’s and other issues during construction phase.


Skilled in using Excel, Word, AutoCAD Civil 3D, MS Project, HouStorm, and KYPipe.



June 2016 – Present

Currently working on startup business in Real Estate Investments. Acquiring residential properties for buy and hold and fix, rehab, and flip. Activities included obtaining training, networking, evaluating properties, and negotiating with sellers and lending to investors.



March 2014 – June 2016                                                            McDonough Engineering Corporation

Sr. Project Manager responsible for design and managing a Harris County road widening project and a City of Houston street reconstruction project. Performed engineering and prepared working drawings and specifications. Prepared a Preliminary Engineering Report which included background research, preliminary drainage design, exhibits, evaluation of alternatives for reconstruction, and cost estimates.


December 2001 – August 2013                                                               Port of Houston Authority

Civil Engineer responsible for design and managing several high profile engineering projects for the Port Authority. Served as project manager for the main entrance roadway/guardhouse improvements, a new truck gate and roadway, and street widening leading to Port Grain Elevator. Led design teams on projects including staging yard expansion and pavement replacement for container yards.  Reviewed and analyzed the water distribution system of the Turning Basin wharf. Prepared engineering report and estimate of replacement. Also responsible for preparing contract documents, monitoring construction progress, and addressing RFI’s and submittals.


February 1991 – December 2001                                               Gulf Interstate Engineering Company

Served in various engineering capacities on oil and gas pipeline projects. Managed a group of engineers and designers who prepared soil erosion and sediment control plans for pipeline projects. Performed site design, including foundations, roads, grading, drainage, and soil erosion and sediment control for compressor stations. Other responsibilities included preparing contract documents, estimating, class location counts, and route selection for pipeline projects up to thirty miles in length.


March 1990 – January 1991                                                                                Republic-3D/I, Inc.

Project Engineer responsible for design, preparing specifications, contract documents, reports and cost estimates. Projects included residential subdivision development, water well improvements, prepared preliminary report for storm drainage improvements, and main lane design for a 3-mile section of Interstate Highway 45 North.


January 1988 – January 1990                                                                             STV/Lyon Associates

Project Manager responsible for supervising design team, estimating project costs, and monitoring regulatory reviews. Work included grading and drainage design, storm water management facilities, roadways, and soil erosion and sediment control for residential and commercial developments.

August 1986 – December 1987                                                   Bengston, DeBell, Elkin, & Titus, Ltd.

Project Engineer responsible for design and management of various retail commercial developments and park sites. Work included layout and grading to accommodate drainage and utilities, and sediment and erosion control.


February 1981 – May 1986                                                         Koehn Engineers, Inc.

Project Engineer responsible for design, plan production, preparing contract documents and specifications, monitoring construction progress for residential and commercial developments. Work included generating street alignments and lot layouts using coordinate geometry, grading, design of storm drains, drainage channels, detention facilities, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, and water plant facilities.

June 1978 – January 1981                                                          Bernard Johnson, Inc.

Engineer responsible for design of streets and utilities for various residential developments. Also prepared specifications and contract documents for construction. Prepared preliminary engineering reports for the creation of municipal utility districts which included background narrative, design criteria, preliminary design, and construction cost estimates.



BSCE, University of Houston



Professional Engineer: Texas #52789