AK has a permanent core staff of highly qualified individuals who manage all our projects and work directly on certain projects that require their express attention. In addition, AK has a substantial reserve of contract employees, who have extremely diverse areas of expertise, allowing us to provide staffing tailored to your changing needs. We can give you the people you need, when and where you need them. AK screens all potential employees before presenting resumes for a client’s consideration, thereby reducing recruiting costs; once placed, these workers remain employees of AK, relieving clients of staff-related burdens such as employee benefits, including health care, workers compensation, sick leave, payroll, and more.
Project & Construction Management
AK has extensive experience in managing very large projects, coordinating with many sub-consultants, other utility companies, and federal, state and local agencies. Our employees have extensive experience with construction and fabrication projects, and offer a broad range of training and experience. Many of our employees have degrees in engineering or the environmental sciences. Others offer decades of hands-on experience, some even progressing from laborer or line welder to project manager over the course of a career dedicated to energy-related construction. This depth of education and experience gives AK the ability to offer sound direction and knowledgeable oversight while coordinating all phases of your project.
In the area of environmental project management, AK has wide-ranging experience with planning, permitting, and managing energy-related construction projects throughout the US. With offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania, AK manages a variety of energy and development projects, and has ample experience dealing with different permitting requirements in different states. AK has expertise in environmental feasibility analysis, environmental project management, wetland delineation and mitigation, habitat assessments, Federal and State environmental permitting, agency coordination, environmental site assessments, endangered, threatened or rare species surveys, and impact assessments. Based upon our considerable experience with energy projects, AK is aware of the level of effort expected and required to maintain project schedules and budgets.
- Project Development
- Feasibility Studies
- Route Selection
- ROW Acquisition
- Coordination of Key Stakeholder meetings
- Coordination of Survey & Mapping
- Contract Solicitation, Bid Evaluation, and Contract Negotiation
- Construction Inspection
- Construction Training
- Contractor Oversight
- Contract Administration
- Landowner Negotiations
- Survey Management
- Post Construction Evaluations
AK only provides qualified inspectors and other contract personnel to cover a wide variety of staffing needs. In addition, AK can provide environmental inspection training and experienced staff to support the client’s ongoing compliance program.
AK’s inspectors offer a broad range of experience and levels of certification, including the following:
- Chief Inspectors, some with decades of field experience
- Environmental Inspectors, with and without degrees
- Third-party FERC Monitors
- Utility Inspectors, experienced with multiple activities (ditching, stringing, back-filling, etc.)
- Welding Inspectors, including AWS CWIs and NWIS CPWIs
- Coating Inspectors, including various levels of NACE CIP certification
- Electrical Inspectors, with appropriate training and certification
In addition to inspectors, AK can provide experienced, competent administrative personnel including Office Managers and Clerks, Material Managers, Cost Analysts, Contract Administrators, ROW Agents, GIS experts, among others. We also have access to Environmental and Civil Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Survey Specialists and many other specialties.
Contact us to talk about what AK can do for you!