Welcome New Members of the Melvin Team

Photos will be posted as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we are pleased to introduce you to our newest Melvin Engineering Team Members!

Paul Davidson, EI, LEED AP, BD+C, Structural Engineer

Joining the Structural Division of Melvin Engineering with 3 years of experience after graduating from Florida State University, Paul hit the ground running, so to speak.  He obtained his Engineering Intern designation prior to graduating from FSU with a degree in Civil Engineering and recently completed his Master's degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.  He obtained designation as LEED certified and is a Florida Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector.  Paul's recent projects include the FSU Haskins area civil and structural design for drainage and parking improvements, Altha Public School Threshold Inspection, Kate Smith Elementary School Special Inspection, FSU Gunter Building Demolition, and SAIL High School Threshold Inspection.  

Jamie MacDonnell Graham, PE, Structural Engineer

A 10 year veteran of structural design, Jamie joined the Tallahassee Structural Division in November, 2015.   She is responsible for total project management including design, preparation of all documents related to permitting, construction, and bidding.  Her expertise lies in foundation design and windload analysis for residential modular homes and beachfront properties, as well as federal buildings and similar structures.  Her recent experience includes Project Manager of the Tallahassee National Cemetery, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration; West Palm Beach VA Mental Health Domiciliary, Orion Motorsports Expansion, DaVita Dialysis Four Freedoms inspection, National High Magnetics Field Laboratory Maintenance Platform, and the Department of Management Services Senate Chamber Renovations.  Jamie is passionate about her field of work and is a strong supporter of community awareness of engineering.  She is active in the Florida Engineering Society and was nominated as the 2016 Young Engineer of the Year, is an advisor to upper level Engineering students, is an organizer for the Leon County Schools MathCounts competition, and has served as a judge for the State-wide competition.

C. J. Wyckoff, CEI Inspector

CJ joined Melvin Engineering when he decided to definitely make a career change from corrections to construction inspection.  Since March, 2016 after a 15 year career, CJ quickly turned his enthusiasm to learn, work with other team member, study to obtain certifications, and do whatever was necessary to become a Certified Inspector.  He is an intelligent, quick learner who has gained experience in two significant roadway projects - one in reconstruction and the other in milling and resurfacing.  To date, he has excelled in meeting the challenges of every assignment he has undertaken.  As a willing participant who brings value to the inspection team, he has gained certifications in Earthworks I and II and Asphalt Paving I and II along with obtaining his Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic designation.  CJ is an asset to the Melvin team and not only represents himself well to the Melvin team, but also to our clients and contractors.

Alicia Hicks-Coon, Master Landscape Architect

Alicia joined Melvin Engineering in August of 2016 in the position of Landscape Architect.  She is well-versed and experienced in landscape design, wetlands mitigation, permitting, and full project management.  Working with public and private clients, she brings the experience of managing landscape projects from concept, to plans and specifications, estimate, bidding, construction oversight, and project close-out.  Her experience extends throughout Northwest Florida including coastal projects in the South to pines and oak forests to the North.  Prior to joining Melvin Engineering, Alicia was responsible for the success of each project in addition to the long list of tasks involved in managing her own landscape design business.  Her recent experience includes working with private clients in developing subdivisions, designing and developing plans and specifications, providing architectural reviews, preparing as-built landscape and irrigation plans for contractors, and coordinating with federal, state, and local agencies regarding permitting and environmental compliance.

Ryan Hughes, Civil Engineer/Inspector

A recent graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Ryan joined the Melvin team in the Fall of 2016 and is currently assigned to the Construction Engineering Inspection Division.  His enthusiasm for the construction side of engineering was recognized during the interview process and now that he has completed several months of training, gaining certifications, and actual inspection, he is certain that this is where he wants to grow professionally.  Ryan quickly joined the team of inspectors on two significant roadway projects.  His ability to apply his knowledge to successful inspection and project management is a huge asset to Melvin Engineering.  Ryan's ability to read plans and specifications and understand the design intent of the engineer ensures that projects are built according to design.

Justin Hancock, Inspector

Justin joined Melvin Engineering in 2016, bringing his enthusiasm and excellent work ethic with him to our Construction Engineering and Inspection Division. His commitment to performing all duties within the CEI Division is apparent as demonstrated in current projects. He recently completed additional FDOT training, and is CTQP certified and qualified in Asphalt Roadway Levels I and II, Earthwork Levels I and II, Intermediate MOT, and Nuclear Radiation Safety. Justin is detail oriented, ensuring all paperwork is filed properly, activities are recorded accurately, and response to contractors and clients is immediate. His previous experience includes working with local contractor, GAC, and with the City of Indianapolis Public Works Department as community interface, emergency investigations, and inspection of roadways, parks, wastewater, and other public works areas of service.

Geoff Gonzalez, E.I., Engineering Support/BIM-CAD

Geoff joined the firm in 2017 with his B.S. in Civil Engineering, having attended Florida State University/Florida A & M College of Engineering. He provides excellent structural engineering support, including field documentation, design and detailing, calculations, and design drawings. His meticulous work adds tremendous value to any project he is assigned. Some recent projects include the Florida State University Kuersteiner and Opperman Building, Lawrence Commercial Systems, Jaguar Construction - Florida Healthcare Association, and the Florida Department of Health in DeFuniak  Springs.



 

 

 

 

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