Hari Rabadia, Executive Vice President

Founders

Mr. Rabadia served as Senior Resident Engineer for the Chicago Department of Transportation for over 30 years.  While at CDOT, he provided Phase III Construction Engineering services for numerous high profile transportation projects throughout the City of Chicago limits involving expressway construction, arterial roadway/bridge construction, runway/taxiway/terminal building/parking lot construction at O’Hare & Midway Airports, Deep Tunnel construction, and CTA station work.  In addition to his CDOT experience, Mr. Rabadia has over 20 years of experience managing construction engineering work undertaken by IDOT, Illinois Tollway, CTA, and numerous other local agencies as a Phase III Engineering Consultant.

Manuel Palma, P.E., P.L.S., Senior Vice President

Founders

Mr. Palma served the Chicago Department of Transportation for over 20 years as an Area Construction Supervisor, and also as a Senior Project Manager in Design.  He has worked on numerous major transportation projects in the City of Chicago involving CTA rail line/station construction, runway/taxiway/terminal building construction at O’Hare & Midway Airports, expressway construction, and arterial roadway/bridge construction.  In addition to his CDOT experience, Mr. Palma has over 25 years of experience managing construction/design/surveying work undertaken by IDOT, Illinois Tollway, CTA, Metra, and numerous other local agencies as a Transportation Engineering Consultant.

Manesh Shastri, P.E., President

Engineering Staff

Mr. Shastri has over 25 years of experience in construction engineering and design. He has worked as a Consultant Project Manager/Liaison Engineer on numerous, recent, vital transportation engineering programs involving bridge/roadway reconstruction undertaken by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Tollway including the Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange Program, I-90 Corridor Reconstruction, Lake County Arterial Street Expansion Program (which included the Reconstruction of US 45 from IL 120 to Washington Street, for which Tecma received the 2012 District Wide IDOT DBE Award for Providing Exceptional Phase III Consulting Engineering Services), and Dan Ryan Expressway Program.  Mr. Shastri is highly regarded as an Illinois Transportation Engineering Industry leader due to his vast technical knowledge, pro-active approach to problem solving, and sense of fiscal responsibility.

Jared Kirchheimer, P.E., Vice President

Engineering Staff

Mr. Kirchheimer has over 19 years of experience in construction engineering work located within Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. He has served as Consultant Project Manager/Liaison Engineer on numerous successful Phase III projects including IDOT’s Resurfacing of I-190 from O’Hare Airport to I-90, and multiple CDOT Arterial Street Resurfacing Program projects. In addition, Mr. Kirchheimer has served dual roles as Assistant Engineer/Documentation Technician on several vital transportation engineering programs involving bridge/roadway construction undertaken by the Illinois Department of Transportation including the Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange Program, Lake County Arterial Street Expansion Program(which included the Reconstruction of US 45 from IL 120 to Washington Street, for which Tecma received the 2012 District Wide IDOT DBE Award for Providing Exceptional Phase III Consulting Engineering Services), and Dan Ryan Expressway Program. Mr. Kirchheimer is highly regarded as an Illinois Transportation Engineering Industry leader due to his ability to effectively manage multiple on-going construction contracts, consistent focus on the spirit of partnering, and strong work ethic.

Ann Berube, P.E., Senior Vice President

Engineering Staff

Ms. Berube worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation District One Bureau of Construction for over 32 years. She served as Bureau Chief of Construction from 2012 to 2016, Area Supervisor for Lake/McHenry Counties from 2001 to 2012, and as Resident Engineer/Assistant Resident Engineer from 1985 to 2001. As Bureau Chief of Construction, Ms. Berube presided over numerous, complex, construction programs in District One including the $400 Million Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange, the $100 Million Reconstruction of IL 59 from Ferry Road to Aurora Avenue, and the $105 Million Reconstruction of 159th Street from I-355 to US 45. Ann is highly regarded as an Illinois Transportation Engineering Industry Leader due to her exceptional expertise in resolving complex construction challenges, knowledge of every facet of construction administration, and strong relationships with industry partners.

William Wright, P.E., Senior Field Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Wright has over 35 years of experience in the construction engineering industry. He has served as a Senior Field Engineer or Materials Engineer on several roadway and bridge reconstruction/resurfacing projects undertaken by IDOT, CDOT, and various other local agencies. Mr. Wright is also highly regarded by the Illinois Department of Transportation for his extensive expertise in Pump Station Reconstruction.

Rene Bermudez, Resident Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Bermudez served the Illinois Department of Transportation District One Bureau of Construction for over 30 years. He has established himself as one of the top Senior Resident Engineers for expressway projects in the northern Illinois region, having served on numerous successful Phase III IDOT expressway programs including the Dan Ryan, Kennedy, Edens, Stevenson, Eisenhower, Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange, and the Illinois Tollway I-90 Corridor.

Dakshay Shah, P.E., Resident Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Shah has over 30 years of experience in construction engineering work located within Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. He has served as Assistant Engineer/Senior Construction Engineer on several high profile transportation projects undertaken by IDOT, Illinois Tollway, CDOT, and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways.

Ene Ekong, P.E., Resident Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Ekong served the Illinois Department of Transportation District One Bureau of Construction for over 29 years, where he worked as a Resident Engineer/Assistant Resident Engineer on several IDOT Phase Phase III Roadway/Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resurfacing Projects. In addition to his IDOT experience, he has over 3 years of experience working as a Senior Construction Engineer on Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange Contracts. He also served as a Senior Construction Engineer on the Illinois Tollway Fox River Bridge Project, which won the ACEC Illinois Eminent Conceptor Award in 2017.

Troy D. Wancket, P.E.,  Resident Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Wancket has over 25 years of construction experience on multiple IDOT projects involving complete reconstructions, re-alignments, PCC & HMA pavements, Railroad & Roadway Bridge Structures, various types of Retaining Wall Structures, Traffic Signals & Lighting, Storm Sewer, Sanitary and Water-main systems, Wetland mitigations, Landscaping and Erosion & Sediment Control Systems.  He managed Phase III consultants and contract administration of IDOT contracts for various complex highway and bridge projects.  He is skilled at supervising, training and developing engineers and technicians in proper IDOT inspection methods, documentation requirements, and materials inspection procedures for compliance on all IDOT contracts.

Robert Schick, P.L.S., Survey Chief

Engineering Staff

Mr. Schick has 30 years of experience in land surveying and construction stake out for private and public projects. His project experience includes completion of ALTA, boundary, topographic, and route surveys for projects involving railroads, bridges, roadways, and buildings. Also, he has many years of experience writing legal descriptions, performing survey research, preparing plats of survey, calculating construction layout, and calculating construction quantities. Mr. Schick has extensive experience performing construction layout checking on numerous IDOT and Illinois Tollway Phase III projects.

Mohd Alarab, Senior Field Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Alarab has over 16 years of experience as a Senior Field Engineering Technician/Materials Coordinator. He has worked on several high profile transportation projects undertaken by IDOT and the Illinois Tollway in Lake/Cook Counties.

Michael Rinaldi, Senior Field Engineer

Engineering Staff

Mr. Rinaldi served the Illinois Department of Transportation District One Bureau of Construction for over 33 years. He was IDOT District One Employee of the Quarter in 2009, and he was nominated for this award numerous times. Mr. Rinaldi was also nominated for IDOT District One Engineering Technician of the Year. He has worked as Senior Resident Technican/Assistant Resident Technician on numerous successful Phase III Roadway/Bridge Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resurfacing Projects. Mr. Rinaldi is well known throughout the Northern Illinois region as one of the most hard working, dedicated, and knowledgeable construction engineering technicians. In addition to his construction expertise, he is a skilled Surveyor.

Abe Cohen, Senior Field Engineering Technician/Materials Coordinator

Engineering Staff

Mr. Cohen has over 15 years of experience as a Senior Field Engineering Technician/Materials Coordinator. He has worked on several high profile transportation projects undertaken by IDOT and the Illinois Tollway in Cook County.

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