This month, we shine the employee spotlight on Jose Ortiz Zayas, who is the project manager for the Self-Perform Bridges on the Transform 285/400 project. He oversees half of the 33 bridges in the project, and serves as a liaison between the contractors and crews.
Jose graduated from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. In the past, he’s worked on residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects. Before joining the Transform 285/400 project, he was certified as a bridge inspector for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DDOT).
The thing Jose has enjoyed most about being part of the Transform 285/400 team is the people he works with. He said, “Construction is a very dynamic field and when you work with a group of people as diverse as the group we have here (both in the office and on the field) it just helps to develop your interpersonal skills.”
Jose believes his team’s best accomplishment is getting Bridge 21 done while jumping through many hurdles between design, constructability, and availability of work. “I think our team is very resilient and we’ve managed to push through every obstacle that we’ve encountered,” he said.