Marco Pettretta, P.E.


Forensic Engineer                                                                                                Nov 2022 – Present
Omega Forensic Engineering

  • Performs forensic evaluations of buildings and structures to evaluate cause and origin of distressed conditions. Evaluations typically include inspections, documentation, and
    engineering reports.

Director of Construction                                                                                Feb 2018 – Present
GATES Construction

  • Budget evaluations, personnel screening, hiring & training, schedule evaluation, legal management and response, team building, permit expediting, startup, development of quality controls, subcontractor and client relations, staff support

Senior Project Manager                                                                                       Feb 2007 – 2018
GATES Construction

  • Contract issuance, Owner and Subcontractor agreements
  • Business development, marketing, presentations, short-lists
  • Estimating, scoping and managing projects
  • Design development and coordination

Structural Engineer                                                                                                2015 – Present
JPI Structures, INC.

  • Owner, freelance structural designs, renovations, home building, consulting, drafting, property venture analysis, feasibility studies.

Project Manager                                                                                              Mar 2001 – Feb 2007
BCBE General Contractors

  • Review and coordination of shop drawings (structure, finishes, etc)
  • Communication with design team (RFIs, change orders, etc)
  • Scheduling, managing, inspecting, & overseeing daily construction
  • Experience in estimating and developing contracts, tracking overall job costs and change orders

Project Engineer                                                                                             Jun 1999 – Feb 2001
Jenkins & Charland Consulting Engineers

  • Design and analysis of a variety of buildings (see design experience summary below) and systems (heavy timber, steel, reinforced concrete, post-tensioned slabs, masonry, precast, tilt-up, light gage, etc.)
  • Project management and coordination with owners and architects
  • On-site inspections and review od shop drawings
  • Spreadsheet programming, design calculation programs, etc.

Design Engineer                                                                                           May 1997 – Sept 1998

  • Joist/steel deck design
  • Interpretation of loading conditions, structural drawings, etc
  • Material and cost optimization
  • Coordination and communication with shop personnel

Junior Engineer  / Inspector                                                                    May 1997 – Oct 1997
Marshall Macklin Monoghan

  • On-site inspection and coordination of land development, sewer systems, road construction, bridge work, etc.
  • Contract administration, quantity takeoffs, progress/payment certificates, surveying, etc.
  • Monitoring, coordinating and certifying construction practices

Product Test Technician                                                                           May 1996 – Sep 1996
Nortel Bramalea Product Test Lab

  • Regular testing and maintenance of DMS computer system
  • Programming test cases (C and T languages)
  • Programming test cases (C and T languages)

Engineering Tech. Assistant                                                                       May 1995 – Sep 1995
Town of Caledon Engineering Department

  • Construction, drainage and pool inspections
  • AutoCad drawings
  • Surveying, volume calculations, earthworks, etc. experience in construction management

Soils Technician                                                                       Jun 1994 – Sep 1994
Terraprobe Testing

  • Compaction testing of soils and asphalt / concrete testing
  • Laboratory work
  • Surveying and site mapping

Engineer/Architect Assistant                                                              Feb 1993 – June 1993 F.J. Reinders and Associates (High School Co-op Placement)

  • Extensive work on AutoCAD
  • Digitizing, revising and drafting computer drawings (i.e. site and grading plans, structural details, etc.)


University of Toronto – Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.    1993 – 1999

  • Ba.Sc. Civil Engineering, M.A.Sc. Structural Engineering
  • Fourth Year – Graduated with High Honors
  • Graduate School – All A’s (85-90%)

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School                                                                   1988 – 1993

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma: O.A.C. 6 course average: 90.7%


  • Industrial NSERC National Scholarship (sponsored by CANAM Steel Inc. Mississauqua) (1997)
  • James W. and H. Grattan Tyrrell Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering (1996)
  • Hal Major Memorial Scholarship – University of Toronto (1993)
  • Northern Telecom Engineering Council Scholarship (1993)
  • Civil Engineering Club Award (1997)
  • University Toronto Honor Role (1993 -1997)
  • Ontario Scholar (1993)


Applications Software

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), Microsoft Project, Primavera Scheduling, Timberline Estimating, AutoCAD, ProCore, Vista

Programming Education

  • C, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Multimedia Toolbook, AutoLISP


St. Raphael                                                                                                                                                  20 – story concrete / PT condo

  • On-site construction inspector

Estero High School                                                                                                                                    2 story, 48,376 ft 2 tilt panel building

  • Construction administration
  • Shop drawing review/inspector

Sienna                                                                                                                                                            14 story concrete / PT condo

  • Foundation/pile/shear wall/ column design, lateral analysis

Riverview                                                                                                                                                       3 story steel frame, office building

  • Lateral frame analysis, floor member design

Everglades                                                                                                                                              Heavy timber golf clubhouse/pro-shop

  • Complete design & coordination

Crown Colony                                                                                                                                      15,158 ft 2golf clubhouse

  • Truss layout, masonry wall/ column/hurricane tie/foundation design

Via Delfino                                                                                                                                                      18 story, 164,000 ft 2 condo

  • Lateral frame analysis, foundation/pile/shear wall/ column/masonry/detail design

Chico’s                                                                                                                                                   33,670 ft 2tilt panel office headquarters

  • Complete design & coordination

Trieste                                                                                                                                                            21 story, 698,000 ft 2condo

  • Complete design & coordination design project manager

Jupiter Yacht Club                                                                                                                                        8 story condo mid-rise

  • Complete design & coordination design project manager

Ferreri Residence                                                                                                                                          3 story concrete beach home

  • Complete design & coordination

St. Michaels Church                                                                                                                        Single story church addition

  • Complete design & coordination

LaPlaya Resort                                                                                                                                            6 story hotel/parking garage, 15 story hotel renovation

  • Various responsibilities in project management from start to finish

Marco Marriott Spa and Ballroom                                                                                                     2 story precast spa, single-story ballroom

  • Various responsibilities in construction management

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

Two-story CMU club & docks

  • Project / Construction Manager for duration of $7M project

One Singer Island                                                                                                                                     10 story, 15-unit exclusive condominium

  • Project / Construction Manager for duration of $25M project

Mirasol                                                                                                                                                             5 story, 50-unit condo, $20M

  • Project/Construction Manager

Hodges University                                                                                                                                        5 story, secondary learning institution and library

  • Project / Construction Manager for the duration of $7M project

Shadow Wood CC                                                                                                                                  Country club renovation and addition

  • Project / Construction Manager for the duration of $3M project

Cypress Wood                                                                                                                                    Country club renovation and addition

  • Project / Construction Manager for the duration of $3M project

Talis Park                                                                                                                                                         Golf clubhouse shops and amenities

  • Project / Construction Manager for the duration of $3M project

Silverspot, Naples                                                                                                                 Auditorium theater build-out

  • Project/Construction Manager

Silverspot, NC                                                                                                                                      $15M, 13 screen, ground-up theater

  • Project/Construction Manager

Silverspot, Miami                                                                                                                              $17M, 6 level, 18 screen MET tower

  • Project/Construction Manager

Eagle’s Nest                                                                                                                                                10 story, 70-unit condo, $7M renovation of occupied condo

  • Project/Construction Manager

Ritz Carlton                                                                                                                              Renovation of entire ballroom mezzanine floor while occupied

  • Project/Construction Manager $2M project, 2-month duration

Quail West                                                                                                                                  Continuous renovation and new construction of Fitness Building, Lobby, Kitchen, Grill Room, etc.

  • Project/Construction Manager $10M project, multi-phase, continuous occupied logistics

Ft. Lauderdale Fire Station                                                                                                                   2 story, $7M facility

  • Project/Construction Manager

Ritz Carlton                                                                                                                                          Renovation of Gumbo Limbo, Spa & Tiburon Ballroom

  • Director plus daily management $10M combined

All Seasons                                                                                                                                                  $37M, 145 unit Assisted Living Facility

  • Director plus daily management