Gerald R. McDonald, P.E.

Jerry McDonald

Jerry McDonald

Operations Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. McDonald has over 45 years of experience in Construction Management including 38 years with the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers.  During his career with the Corps of Engineers, his assignments included Office Engineer, Assistant Area Engineer, and Area Engineer.  After joining CD&D in 2005, Mr. McDonald served as Site Manager for debris removal in Sector 2A of New Orleans.  He currently serves as Operations Manager for CD&D.  Mr. McDonald has considerable experience in construction management and quality assurance inspection, and also in management and supervision of large staffs.


EDUCATION & REGISTRATIONS

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 1965
  • Graduate of Construction Management Program, Texas A&M University, 1990
  • Graduate of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Training, 1994
  • Graduate of numerous management, contract administration, safety and construction management courses
  • Professional Engineer – Mississippi


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

FEATURED EXPERIENCE

Mr. McDonald has served as a member of the Management Staff of CD&D since 2005.  In 2005 and 2006 he served as site manager for CDD’s $21M contract with the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District for providing Quality Assurance Services in Support of the clean-up required following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  From 2006 through present, Mr. McDonald served as operations manager for CD&D and from 2008 through 2013 managed the CD&D portion of the $65M ECM-CDD JV contract with the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District for Construction Management.  His specific project experience and responsibilities have been as follows:

  • Contract for Quality Assurance Services in Support of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Designated Parishes in Louisiana, New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers.  Mr. McDonald served as Site Manager for this $21M contract and was responsible for staffing and for managing four teams of Quality Assurance Inspectors in Sector 2A of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Each team consisted of a Team Leader and 25 QA Inspectors. The work involved all phases of the debris reduction missions from white metals to demolition.
  • Contract for Construction Management Services primarily within the Limits of the New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers.  CD&D, in a Joint Venture was awarded a $65M contract to perform a broad range of Construction Management and Quality Assurance activities. Mr. McDonald served as Operations Manager for CD&D and was responsible for staffing and for managing the CD&D portion of the Joint Venture staff.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Mr. McDonald served as Area Engineer in the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Vidalia Area Office, Vidalia, Louisiana, from 1979 to 2003.  As the Vidalia Area Engineer, Mr. McDonald planned, coordinated and directed the construction and maintenance of levees and other flood control works on the Mississippi River, channel stabilization works on the Mississippi River, channel improvements on tributary streams, construction of facilities for ERDC, construction of multipurpose facilities for Army Reserve training centers, and inspection of hired labor and contract construction work to insure compliance with plans and specifications.  He established policies, procedures and program objectives; coordinated and discussed construction, design and important problems with District staff offices; attended conferences, public meetings, etc., representing the District Engineer; investigated and acted on public relations matters; and reviewed budget proposals and programming of contract funding.  Mr. McDonald managed an annual budget of $25 to $30 M and supervised a staff consisting of four Civil Engineers, twenty Quality Assurance Representatives and four Administrative Personnel.

Mr. McDonald served as Assistant Area Engineer, in the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Vidalia Area Office, Vidalia, Louisiana, from 1970 to 1979.  Mr. McDonald was responsible for providing direct assistance to the Area Engineer in all management and supervision functions.

Mr. McDonald served as Office Engineer in the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, DeGray Resident Office: Arkadelphia, Arkansas, from October 1967 to October 1970.  He was responsible for accomplishing and supervising all Office Engineering functions for the construction of a large multi-purpose hydroelectric dam and reservoir with a $55 million construction budget. His duties included contract administration for construction of the powerhouse, dam and dike, regulating dam, and recreation facilities, and also for relocation of all utilities.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Administrative Contracting Officer
  • Contracting Officer Representative
  • Army Acquisition Corps
  • Numerous Performance and Achievement Awards