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Engineering Utilities Consultant Derek Franken

Maxim Engineering
Derek J. Franken
8005 Royal Gardens Place
El Cajon CA 92021
phone: 619-990-4245
fax: 619-334-1880
Maxim Engineering is a full service Site Utility Contractor specializing in Wet Utilities with extensive knowledge and expertise in the industry. We provide competitive bidding in the areas of underground repairs, fire services, sewer lines, water lines, paving and concrete work for trench repair, backflow preventers, manholes, storm drain lines and storm drain structures with old and new construction pipelines, pump stations and lift stations, construction and installation of new piping and bond release work.

Derek J. Franken, Owner and Vice President, holds a class “A” General Engineering Contractors License (License #1000689) in the State of California and a City of San Diego Emerging Local Business Enterprise (ELBE) Certification (ELBE #14MC1344). Certifications and training, include, but are not limited to, CESSWI (Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector); QSP (Qualified SWPPP Practitioner); ABPA-Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester; Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Code of Federal Regulations; 40-Hour EM 385-1-1; Competent Persons in Trenching and Excavation, Confined Space; EMS Safety CPR & First Aid; OSHA 10-Hour; trenching and excavating for competent person training and traffic control training.

Mr. Franken’s past experience includes managing a staff of more than 250 employees with yearly project volumes ranging from $60-$100 million, including the successful completion of a single $25 million project under his supervision. Mr. Franken has extensive knowledge with agency construction standards such as the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, County of Riverside, etc., and greenbook specifications. He has project managed all phases of construction from pre-bid job walks through final completion, managed multiple field operations, coordinated up to 40 subcontractors on a single project, conducted project planning meetings with public and private entities including owners, developers, inspectors and subcontractors.

Consulting Services:
  • Review Contract Documents
  • Review Change Orders, RFI’s & RFP’s
  • Design / Build
  • Constructability of Projects
  • Specifications and Plan Review
  • Contract Schedule and Delays
  • Cost Estimating
  • Conduct Site Inspections
  • Consult with Design Professionals
  • Consult with Owners and Contractors, etc.
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