K/J Welcomes Keon Finklea as Design and Construction Contract Administrator

Kennedy/Jenks is proud to welcome Keon Finklea to our east coast Boston office. Keon joins the team as a Design and Construction Contract Administrator. He is currently providing technical advice and support to both Kennedy/Jenks and MBTA project managers relating to contract and construction administration services.

Recently, Keon worked closely with MBTA Contract Administration as an extension of staff to coordinate with MBTA Project Managers to ensure that they met FTA guidelines and performed quality assurance on cost and consultant proposals. Outside of work, Keon will be playing his 15th and final year of semi-pro football. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ameeka, and his son KJ. You may also run into him at the Cape Cod Canal fishing for stripers. Keon also loves working on cars and has recently become a lawn care nut!

Please join us in welcoming Keon to the firm!!

 

 

 

K/J Welcomes Kristen Kelley as Marketing Manager for IEBU

Kristen Kelley recently joined Kennedy/Jenks Consultants as a Marketing Manager based in their Tewksbury, MA office. She brings over 20 years of marketing experience, including 15 working in the A/E industry. A nationwide firm with over 30 offices, Kennedy/Jenks has provided expertise in water, environmental, and energy projects to public and private clients for nearly 100 years.

Three short years ago, the firm established an east coast presence in the Boston area with transportation as the major focus. Locally, they provide real estate, energy, environmental, site/civil, and program/construction management services. As a Marketing Manager, Kristen will provide support nationally to Kennedy/Jenks’ Industrial/Environmental Business Unit (IEBU) including nine market sectors and nine community of practice groups.

Please join us in welcoming Kristen to the firm!!

 

 

 

K/J Welcomes Matt Biondolillo as New York Area Oil, Gas & Energy Market Sector Leader

Kennedy/Jenks is proud to welcome Matt Biondolillo to our east coast New York area offices. Matt has a multi-disciplinary background in environmental engineering and biological science with more than 20 years of professional consulting experience managing environmental cleanup projects, including specialized expertise in sediment remediation and ecosystem restoration. He will act as the Oil, Gas & Energy Market Sector Leader- focusing on national expansion goals for the oil, gas & energy markets.

Matt enjoys thought leadership and innovation- turning ideas into reality.  His prior work experience includes contributing to the development of an oleophilic bio barrier (OBB), a patent-pending innovative technology for immobilizing petroleum hydrocarbons at the sediment surface such that it can be degraded by native microorganisms- sustainably preventing oil sheens on waterways. Matt values the entrepreneurial culture at Kennedy/Jenks and is ready to focus his efforts toward establishing a presence for the firm in the New York area.

Matt grew up on the eastern shores of Lake Ontario, less than 20 miles from the Canadian border, where he became an avid outdoorsman and mariner. He enjoys spending time with his family & friends in the outdoors- canoeing, boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, and more. If you’re ever craving a fish dinner, you may want to give him a call. Please join us in welcoming Matt to the firm!!

 

Emily Allen Promoted to Operations Manager in Colorado

Congratulations to Emily Allen for being promoted to Operations Manager of our Colorado Water/Infrastructure Business Unit. Emily is one of the group of Project Managers within Operations in the Lakewood, CO office that share leadership responsibilities including providing client service, supervision of staff, management of projects, workload distribution, etc.

Emily joined Kennedy/Jenks in 2008 and is also part of the Groundwater Community of Practice and represents the Civil discipline on the Standards Committee. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside with her fiancé in the beautiful Colorado landscape. She recently returned from a relaxing vacation in Belize and is excited to hit the ground running.

Congratulations to Emily for her new role!

 

 

 

 

 

Maxwell Armenta Joins Kennedy/Jenks as an Engineering Intern

Max joined Kennedy/Jenks on April 10th as an Engineering Intern in the Pasadena office and will support various projects. Max is already engaged with the City of Ventura State Water Interconnection Alignment Study and the Eastern Municipal Water District Recycled Water Demand Allocation Study.

Max recently earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UCLA. He will be attending graduate school in the fall to earn a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. He is looking forward to getting involved with many different types of projects before going to graduate school.

Max has many hobbies including reading, guitar, running track and cross country, indoor rock climbing, and even became involved in managing (and paddling) a concrete canoe project in college.

Please join us in welcoming Max to our firm!

 

 

 

Another Kennedy/Jenks PMCM Group Member Achieves CCM Accreditation

The PMCM Group is pleased to announce that Michael Davis has passed the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Certification examination. Michael joined Kennedy/Jenks in November of 2016 and is based out of the Seattle office.

According to the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the CCM is the “gold standard” in personnel credentials for the Construction Management profession. It is the only CM certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO-17024 standard.

Please join us in congratulating Michael on his achievement!

 

 

 

 

 

Masis Acob Earns His Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Certification 

Kennedy/Jenks, our Pasadena office, and our Construction Management Group is proud to announce that Masis Acob passed the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Certification examination.

According to the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the CCM is the “gold standard” in personnel credentials for the Construction Management profession. It is the only CM certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO-17024 standard.

Please join me in congratulating Masis on his achievement! Way to go Masis!

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Groselle Joins the Denver Office

Michael Groselle joins our Denver office as an E-4. He has 4 years of experience working on utility and roadway projects for a consulting firm in Texas. Michael attended The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina where he played and started for their Division I basketball team for four years. He recently moved to Colorado from Texas to join KJ.

After passing the exam in late 2016 Michael earned his P.E. certification. Michael enjoys civil site design for large sites including treatment plants and pump stations. During his free time, Michael enjoys rock climbing, hiking and volleyball. He plans to try out for ninja warrior again this year; this will be his fourth year trying out! Michael’s skill set and experience should prove a valuable asset to the K/J team, welcome Michael!!

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Offices Continue to Grow

Kennedy/Jenks is proud to welcome David Lawson and Asa Okerman to our east coast Boston area offices.

David has over 17 years of Construction Project Administration experience within the heavy civil construction field. David has worked  on large  public construction projects including roadway and bridges, railroad, light rail, fresh water, waste water and storm water management.  David has experience in Claims and Schedule Analysis, Document Control, Cost Engineering, Procurement, and Environmental Controls.

In his spare time Dave enjoys road and off-road cycling. . He enjoys many outdoor activities such as, skiing, hiking, and swimming. He dabbles in Hi-Fi audio and enjoys all types of music.

 

 

 

 

 

Asa is a recent graduate and has begun working as an environmental engineer for Kennedy/Jenks. He has knowledge on environmental, structural, geotechnical and transportation engineering from his education at the UMass flagship campus. In his free time Asa enjoys weight lifting and yoga, and making and eating really good food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The variety of resumes and experience will be a welcome asset to the Boston area IEBU team!!