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Current Employment
 Jacobs Technologies                         Lincoln, Massachusetts                                May 2013 - Present
CGI Defense and Intelligence           Lincoln, Massachusetts                                November 2010-May 2013

Senior Engineer: National Airspace System Deployment Group working for the United States Air Force/Department of Defense.  Staff Member of the Digital Airport Surveillance Radar (DASR) program and GPN-20 Removal Program.

  • Maintain knowledge with DASR construction plans and specifications.
  • Maintain knowledge with USDOD and USAF operational procedures.
  • Maintain currency with USAF and DOD Certifications and Annual Training.
  • Secure necessary approvals for travel in and out of the United States.
  • Complete any necessary forms for OCONUS travel.
  • Schedule complete travel arrangements to and from location of duty.
  • Ability to work alone at CONUS and OCONUS locations.
  • Coordinate local air force base and/or foreign government approvals to ensure a smooth running project.
  • Provide timely notification to local air force base at critical moments of project.
  • Resolve any problems/issues with local air force officials, foreign county officials, prime contractor and sub-contractor(s) relating to local approvals, security, access to facilities and contract compliance.
  • Ability to deal with US and foreign customs officials on shipments to DASR sites.
  • Keep detailed records of construction progress, including photographic history.
  • Submit daily reports back to headquarters.
  • Inform headquarters of any significant issues related to project which may jeopardize project completion time table.
  • Schedule and/or attend meetings/teleconferences related to DASR projects.
  • Mark-up site construction plans and documents with any approved changes made.
  • Inform prime contractor of any discrepancies between site construction work being performed and approved contract plans and specifications.
  • Coordinate required approvals for any changes to construction plans and specifications or changes in approved methods of construction.
  • Ensure compliance with approved construction plans, specifications and approved change orders.
  • Work with other divisions of DASR/DOD/USAF to ensure project completion.
  • Coordinate removal of obsolete GPN 12 or GPN 20 radar facilities, both CONUS and

OCONUS with different USAF/DOD/FAA / ANG dismantlement teams or private contractors.

  • Train dismantlement teams as necessary in the proper removal procedures for obsolete radar systems.
  • Submit accurate expense reports for Tours of Duty.
  • Maintain continuing education for licenses and certifications held.


Other Employment
With over 40 years of experience in building construction and land use. I have worked as a builder, building code consultant, municipal building official and member/chairman of two Massachusetts State Boards. Since 2006 I have been a Member of the International Code Council Reference Standards Committee.

Position                                                                                                                                                                    January 1981–Present
Matthias J. Mulvey, Weymouth Massachusetts, Owner
Position: Residential and commercial building contractor, building and zoning consultant.
Duties: I am a licensed building contractor in the New England area performing residential and commercial construction work. I am a consultant to property owners on building use, zoning codes and land use, including preparing and presenting cases before regulatory boards and commissions. I am an expert witness (qualified by presiding judges) in several Massachusetts District Courts, Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Connecticut Superior Courts and US Federal Court on matters related to building construction and land use. I have worked as the interim Building Commissioner in several Massachusetts communities reorganizing departments and assisting in the selection of a permanent Building Commissioner. I have been contracted to be the complete building department for a Massachusetts town providing complete plan reviews and inspections for a large residential/commercial project. I am a Massachusetts Certified Septic System Inspector, inspecting and evaluating septic systems.

Thermafiber    Fort Wayne Indiana                                                       January 1999 – December 2003
Position: Worldwide Technical Representative, working from home office.
Duties: I reviewed and approved designs submitted to me by regulatory agencies/design professionals/builders related to fire and sound containment in buildings and structures. I developed and presented code changes before building code and fire code regulatory groups. I developed and secured state/association approval of training programs designed for the continuing education of building and fire code officials, design professionals and builders and made presentations before these groups. I represented Thermafiber at regulatory and standards development committees.


Position                                                                                                                                                              May 1987– January 1998
City of Quincy, Massachusetts
Position:  Building Commissioner, Zoning Enforcement Officer, License Board Member/Chairman. Duties: I was the department head in charge of all land use and construction in a City with a population of over 90,000. I was an advisor to several city boards and committees.  I was a License Board Commissioner and Chairman approving licenses for various uses in the community and ensuring that all license and other conditions were maintained and taking appropriate legal action against license holders found to be in violation of state and city laws and regulations.


Degree:  Wentworth Institute of Technology. Building Construction Technology 1975


Skills and Certifications

  • Massachusetts Certified Building Commissioner
  • Massachusetts Licensed Builder
  • Massachusetts Registered Home Improvement Contractor
  • Massachusetts Certified Title V Septic System Inspector.
  • National Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technicians: Certified Civil Engineering Technician.
  • American Society for the Certification of Engineering Technicians: Certified Architectural Engineering Technician.
  • City of Boston Massachusetts: Licensed Builder
  • City of Cambridge Massachusetts: Licensed Builder
  • OSHA: Holder of 10 hour safety and health card.
  • United States Department of Homeland Security: Holder of FEMA certificates in: IS-00100, IS-00200, IS-00700 and IS-00800.A
  • Holder of Secret Clearances: United States Coast Guard and DODCAF
  • Massachusetts Notary Public

Other Achievements
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary: Commander/ Vessel Examiner/Division Staff Officer for Vessel Examinations/Human Resources Officer/1NR Division 12 Color Guard Member/USCG Certified Instructor/1NR Division 12 Vice Commander
Current President: North East Building Code Association
Nine year member of the International Code Council (ICC) Reference Standard Committee
Former Member: ICC Building Code General Committee
Past President/Vice president/Secretary/Director: Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Association, INC
Past Member/Chairman: Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Building Officials Certification Committee
Massachusetts ATC-20 Emergency Responder
Past President/Secretary/Director: New England Building Code Association.
Former Chairman: Massachusetts Uniform Code Action Committee
Former Member: Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations and Standards NFPA 13D and One & Two-Family Fire Sprinkler Committees
Past Member/Chairman: Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Architectural Access Board
Past Member/Chairman of Friends Council: NPR Radio Station WUMB, Boston, MA
Former Instructor: Middlesex Community College.
Former Constable: Acton, Hingham, Wayland and Quincy Massachusetts.
Former Call Firefighter: Wayland Massachusetts
Former President: Agassiz School Community Council, Boston MA
Professional Affiliations

  • North East Building Code Association
  • International Code Council
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Society for the Certification of Engineering Technicians.
  • American Society for the Certification of Engineering Technicians
  • National Institute of Building Sciences. Member of Multihazard Mitigation Council
  • Eastern States Building Officials Federation
  • New Hampshire Building Officials Association
  • New York State Building Officials Association
  • Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Association, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials.