Project Structural Engineer

J.R. Holzmacher P.E., LLC engineering is seeking a mid level Project Engineer to join our in Ronkonkoma, NY office.
This position provides excellent growth opportunity for professionals to work with a team of engineers on a variety of projects in the public and private sectors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning, design and development of building structures and facilities.
  • Experienced with computer design software such as AUTOCAD, Revit and RAM, etc.
  • Responsible for preparing calculations, charts and graphs, and monitoring work for compliance with applicable codes, and accepted engineering practices for low to mid rise buildings, concrete structures, etc.
  • Providing judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Development of construction drawings and design specifications for bid.
  • Coordination with other engineering and architecture disciplines during planning, design and construction administration phases of projects.
  • Inspection and analysis of existing structures.
  • Preparation of client letters and reports.
  • Budget tracking.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering.
  • 3-5 years of experience.
  • EIT required / PE preferred.
  • Knowledge of AUTOCAD, Revit, RAM preferred.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Motivated and driven self-starter!

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical/dental/vision insurance with FSA,, 401(k) with JRH contributions, annual bonus, and professional development program.
ed and driven self-starter!

Job Type: Full-time

J. Robert Holzmacher, P.E.

Fields of Competence

Design and implementation of soil and ground water investigations; Groundwater and soil remediation system design; Remediation system analysis, optimization, operational support and value engineering; Analysis of ground water flow systems and interpretation of water quality data; Contaminant fate and transport modeling;
Air emission evaluation, modeling and regulatory compliance; Numerical modeling and data management.

Experience Summary

Over 21 years of experience in industrial, environmental, and potable water supply treatment system design and operations; hydrogeological studies as well as compliance issues. Directed numerous remediation and investigation projects for industrial, Federal and municipal clients. Assignments have ranged from initial site investigation and groundwater modeling to remediation system design and management of design/build contracts; as well as system start-up, optimization/debugging of existing systems, and performance testing and documentation of remediation. Assistance to clients has included presentations to the public and policy makers and negotiation with regulators to obtain site delisting and closure; and support to Counsel in tax certiorari proceedings and to interpret environmental data.


Licensed Professional Engineer – New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1982
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Graduate Studies in geotechnical and computer science. Graduate of Lally Management School Professional Leadership Program 1983.
Cornell University, Graduate Studies in Hydraulics and Hydrology with specialty in numerical modeling. Recipient of Fellowship from SUNY Research Institute 1983-1985.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
Long Island Water Conference
National Society of Professional Engineers

Key Projects

Project Manager for a groundwater and soil investigation at an active electronics manufacturing plant in Suffolk County, New York. Closed industrial processes and select outfalls to the satisfaction of regulators, and represented client at public meetings and during negotiations with regulators. Succeeded in removal of site from NYS SuperFund list. Assisted in documentation of air emission points and processes to reduce permit fees and perform Title V evaluation.

Project Manager for a groundwater remediation at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) facility. Designed a system of 6 pump and treat wells in a plume over 2000 feet wide and 2 miles long. Accurately predicted influent concentrations from wells and performed predictive modeling of treatment system performance to reduce capital and operating costs. Designed multiple PLC control system yielding automatic operation with over 99% on-line reliability. Project completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Project Manager for a groundwater and soil investigation at an inactive manufacturing facility. Assisted in negotiations with NYSDEC to avoid listing of site and completed fast-track design build pump and treat system as an IRM. As Expert Witness prepared trial report and participated in negotiations to obtain property tax reduction and refund based on value reduction arising from environmental contamination.

Project Manager for evaluation of large air sparge /soil vapor extraction (AS/SVE) system at DOE site having poor performance and excessive down time. Identified design flaws, formulated, and supervised implementation of, cost effective options for short term and permanent system enhancement.

Michael C. Simon, P.E.

Fields of Competence

Design and construction of steel, concrete and timber structures for federal, state, local, and private clients. Projects include residential, commercial, structural, site planning, marine structures, and utility work, site planning, construction safety compliance, construction defect investigation and code compliance

Experience Summary

Prior to joining J.R. Holzmacher, Mr. Simon was employed by consulting engineering firms for his experience in construction management and construction inspection. Mr. Simon has overseen eight hundred and fifty million dollars worth of construction projects. His many years of consulting engineering experience have allowed him to become well versed in several codes and the proper and accepted methods of construction. His design experience includes both residential and commercial structures, foundations, bridges, highways, gas turbine power plants, marine structures and utilities. He has provided engineering services to many municipalities and private clients pertaining to structural evaluations and construction inspections. Mr. Simon is a NYSDOT Certified Bridge Inspector as well as an OSHA authorized trainer.

Mr. Simon has been recognized as an expert by Suffolk County Supreme Court and Kings County Court, in the state of NY. He has provided expert testimony and expert opinions to several villages, attorney, and insurance companies.


Licensed Professional Engineer – New York
Master of Science in Civil Engineering Construction Management, Polytechnic University, 1998
Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1995

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers
New York State Society of Professional Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
International Conference of Building Officials
American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Society of Engineering Educators
Nassau Community College Advisory Board
Suffolk County Community College
Construction Technology Advisory Board.

Selected Projects

Inspection of residential and commercial structures, as well as forensic investigation of structures for municipal, private and insurance investigations. Clients include Village of Patchogue, Town of Huntington, Town of Brookhaven, AIG, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, Prudential, and several Attorneys. Expert witness testimony provided in Suffolk County Supreme Court.

Design and Construction Engineer for road and drainage improvement projects for the Villages of Patchogue, Islandia, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, and Towns of Islip, Brookhaven, Woodmere, Cedarhurst.

Cost Engineer for NYPA project simultaneously constructing 11 gas turbine generators at 7 sites. Designed cost tracking program specific to this project. Fast Track project allowed only 6 months for design and construction. Responsible for analyzing and approving pay requisitions, verifying and creating cost estimates for lump sum, unit price, and T&M work. Tracked and analyzed field data for T&M. Also included time in field supervising various stages of the Gas Turbine Generator construction on four of the seven sites. Project Value $500 million

Design of site work and elements for Long Island
Ducks Citibank Park, Ellsworth W. Allen Town Part, Marjorie R. Post Community Park and Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex.

Assistant office engineer for the NYSDOT project involving the removal and replacement of the Shelter Rock Road Bridges over the LIE and Northern State Parkway. Familiar with all aspects of CEES, MURK Standards, NYSDOT Standard Specifications, processing of contractors claims and pay requisitions. Responsibilities included all office engineer work as well as nighttime construction supervision with nighttime MPT. Project Value $36 million.

Design of reinforced concrete piers for the approaches of the Manhattan Bridge.

Assistant team leader for the Biannual Inspection of Queensboro Bridge.

Anthony J. Zalak
Senior Engineering Project Manager

Fields of Competence

Civil Engineering including Land Division design, Site Plan design, roadways, drainage, pipelines; dewatering system design; Water front bulkhead design, Groundwater and soil remediation system design, analysis optimization, operational support and value engineering; Geographic Information System and Database applications; Data interpretation, conversion and management; Water supply and distribution systems design; Chemical and Petroleum storage tank design.

Experience Summary

Twenty eight years of experience in civil and water resources engineering. Developed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and database applications, assisted clients with database design and management and trained their staff in the use of GIS software and many other windows based applications. Prepared plans and specifications for numerous municipal projects and private developer subdivisions including drainage, roadway, sanitary and water supply design.


A.A.S., Civil Technology, Suffolk County Community College, 1985
Hofstra University, BE
Engineering Coursework, 1992
GIS PC ArcInfo certification 1994
GIS ArcView certification 1995
GIS Avenue certification 1997
40-Hour HAZWOPER Training

Professional Affiliations

American Water Works Association
Long Island Geographic Information Systems Users Group
Construction Specifications Institute


GIS Enhances Water District Administration
Public Works, August Edition, 1996

Key Projects

Project manager for the preparation of private subdivision design plans for submission into Town Planning Departments of Town of Brookhaven, Town of Islip and Town of Smithtown along with concurrent design submissions to Suffolk County Department of Health and Suffolk County Department of Public Works.

Project Assistance with the development of All Hazard Mitigation Plans for the Inc. Village of Patchogue, Inc. Village of Manorhaven, Inc. Village of Pelham, Inc. Village of Mount Kisco and the Inc. Village of Mamaroneck. Key portions of Hazard analysis required running ArcGIS with the FEMA HAZUS-MH, a natural hazard loss estimation methodology, to determine risk assessment and potential impacts and costs from hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.

Prepared numerous water distribution system design plans and specifications for many New York State municipalities totaling over 200 miles of water main. Designs included new subdivisions, transmission mains, plant site piping, asbestos replacement, bridge crossings, river crossings, fire service lines, pipe jacking designs under State, County and Town roadways including backflow prevention design. Locations of work include the following municipalities; Shelter Island Heights POC, West Neck Water District, Inc. Village of Greenport, Riverhead Water District, Suffolk County Water Authority, St. James Water District, Smithtown Water District, Dix Hills Water District, South Huntington Water District, East Farmingdale Water District, Inc. Village of Farmingdale, South Farmingdale Water District, Inc. Village of Bayville, Bethpage Water District, Water Authority of Great Neck North, Inc. Village of Freeport, Garden City Park Water District, Inc. Village of Hempstead, Hicksville Water District, Manhasset-Lakeville Water District, Inc. Village of Old Westbury, Oyster Bay Water District, Plainview Water District, Water Authority of Western Nassau County and West Hempstead-Hempstead Gardens Water District.

Project manager for Site-Wide Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report for Brookhaven National Laboratory. The annual project since 1997 includes reporting data on more than 300 on and offsite monitoring wells, producing groundwater and plume mapping covering 8 square miles of lab property, preparing comprehensive figures, tables and report representing the overall condition of the groundwater at and adjacent to the lab. Utilizing GIS as a data management tool proves to be the most efficient, cost effective approach in meeting Department of Energy scheduling and providing electronic data back to the lab in the most useful format.

Steven P. Uccellini
Project Manager/Project Engineer

Fields of Competence

Civil and Structural Engineering including construction management, assessment of existing structures, plan review and design; Soil borings and investigations; drainage and roadway design, storm water and sediment control and regulatory compliance; Sub Surface Sanitary Disposal Systems Design; Controlled Inspections Chemical and Petroleum Storage Tank Secondary Containment Design. Preparation of Grant Applications; Municipal All Hazard Mitigation Planning; Flood Plain Management and Emergency Planning Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; and Preparation of Municipal funding grant and regulatory applications.

Experience Summary

Over 10 years of experience in Structural and Civil engineering, including field assessments, design and construction observation. Prepared grant applications for funding for municipalities and villages. Prepared, managed, and oversaw, Municipal All Hazard Mitigation, Flood Plain, and Emergency Management, Plans. Provided site investigation, analysis of data collected, and written reports for Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. Worked as a team member for the design and construction of potable water supply and distribution systems. Designed Waste Water Treatment Systems for commercial facilities. Designed secondary containment systems for bulk storage tanks. Designed Sanitary Systems for private residences.


B.S. Construction Management Engineering Technology, State University of New York at Farmingdale, 2009. A.A.S., ConstructionTechnology, Suffolk County Community College, 2000 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training ACI Certified NYSDEC Sediment & Erosion Control Certified

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) Long Island Water Conference

Key Projects

Project manager for numerous building assessment and inspection projects, including NYC certified construction inspections. Projects focused on structural and code compliance and evaluation of component failures, with formulation of cost effective options for repair. Project engineer for evaluation of residential buildings for energy code, structural and building envelope for scope of improvements eligible for funding through Community Development Agency grant accounts. Project manager for the Incorporated Village of Patchogue, Road Raising and Infrastructure Improvements project. The primary goal was to solve flooding problems through design of proper drainage facilities. Along with drainage a new road layout was incorporated to improve the overall access and aesthetics of the neighborhood and create a design with longevity against the adjacent tidal effects. Regulatory permit coordination was also provided to keep the project within the Dept. of Environmental Conservations requirements. Additional work within the village included structural evaluation and emergency repair for a parking garage.