Charles Leute, P.E. Senior Vice President / Fort Lauderdale Branch Manager Mr. Leute joined M&J Engineering as Senior Vice President in January of 2017. Mr. Leute also serves as branch manger of the Florida Office. His background includes over 40 years of diversified experience encompassing the design, engineering and construction management of bridges, highways, industrial buildings and a variety of other transportation related facilities. Immediately prior to joining M&J, Mr. Leute served as Chief Operating Officer of Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers. In this capacity he was responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative matters required to run this 350-person firm with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Florida. He also was responsible, along with the chief engineer, for quality oversight of design functions for this multi disciple firm. Prior to his appointment as COO, Mr. Leute served as Senior Vice President of Construction Services at Ammann & Whitney. In this capacity he was totally responsible for all aspects of the firm’s construction management/inspection business in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These responsibilities included marketing and business development, staffing, and direct/hands-on technical, financial and administrative management including quality control for all of the firm’s construction management/inspection projects. During this time he served as principal-in-charge and project manager for numerous complex, high profile projects including: NYSDOT, Rehabilitation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, NY ($420 million); NYSDOT, Reconstruction of Hillside & Jamaica Avenue Bridges over the Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, NY ($35 million); NYCDDC, Reconstruction of Columbus Circle, Manhattan, NY ($28 million and winner of multiple awards including New York Construction “Project of the Year”); NYCDDC, Columbia Street Reconstruction, Brooklyn, NY ($28 million) NJDOT, Route 9, Edison Bridge, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, NJ ($42 million); NJDOT, Route 4 and 208, Fair Lawn, NJ ($18 million); Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Redecking of the Delaware River Bridge Truss Spans and Girder Spans, Bristol, PA ($20 million); TBTA, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Brooklyn Approach Redecking, Brooklyn/Staten Island, NY ($30 million); and NYCDOT, Design/Build for Replacement/Reconstruction of Six Bridges, Brooklyn, NY ($24 million). Prior to his tenure at Ammann & Whitney, Mr. Leute spent twenty-three years at Raytheon Engineers and Constructors/Ebasco Services. During the latter part of this period he served as project manager with technical, administrative and financial responsibility for all facets of numerous bridge and highway projects. The majority of these were construction inspection projects however several design and bridge inspection projects were also included. Earlier, for Ebasco, he worked as a design engineer responsible for analyzing and designing various reinforced concrete elements of heavily reinforced nuclear power plant buildings and associated structures. Concurrently with his time at Ebasco, Mr. Leute served in the Army National Guard for 25 years reaching the rank of major. During this time, he served as Company Commander of a 150-person Forward Support Maintenance Company, Commander of a Battalion Headquarters Company and as Maintenance Operations Officer (MOO) for a 700-person Maintenance Battalion.