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100 Long Street | Buffalo, NY 14208
555.555.5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
February 9, 2018
100 Main Street
Somewhere, NY 00000
Dear Ms. Lively:
I am an engineer with expertise in overseeing complex municipal infrastructure projects, including highway and sewer system developments. I would like to bring my collective experience and success to the civil engineer position you are currently advertising, specifically contributing the following to Stamper Construction:
- Experience in generating reports and providing on-site technical support for municipal and private infrastructure systems, water systems, and road construction projects.
- Expertise in AutoCAD Civil 3D and preparing site plans, including roadway profiles, utility design, and sewer design; proficiency in HEC-RAS and PCSWMM.
- Ability to design comprehensive storm water management reports and projections.
As an intern with the Erie County Sewer Authority, I aided in the redesign of sewer and stormwater systems in response to flooding due to record rainfall in July of 2015. Later hired by Valcor Construction, I continued my work on redesigning water systems throughout the Western New York region. In conjunction with a multi-municipality-led endeavor, I contributed new sewer and storm drain designs that reduced flooding occurrences in targeted towns by 15%, decreasing Erie County emergency flooding response expenditures by 37% during the last quarter of 2017. As your civil engineer position requires management and design expertise similar to mine, I believe I would serve Stamper Construction well in this role.
I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my civil engineering and water management experience at your earliest convenience. I may be reached at 555.555.5555 or via email at email@example.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.