OMEGA ENGINEERS, INC. (OMEGA) is pleased to provide this Statement of Qualifications. We look forward to a future working relationship with McFarland Johnson.
Founded in 1984, OMEGA is a Houston based engineering and construction management firm specializing in infrastructure, civil engineering, highway engineering, transportation planning, railway engineering, water resources, construction inspection and administration and program management. OMEGA provides planning and engineering design services for public and private entities.
OMEGA offers a full range of professional engineering services for Transportation Planning and Design in conformance with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and AASHTO guidelines. Other specialized professional services include highway engineering, transportation planning, railway engineering, signal design, traffic control, storm water pollution prevention plans (SW3P), hydraulic studies, drainage design, detention/retention basin design, construction management and inspection.
OMEGA (TxDOT Firm Sequence No. 522) has been certified by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in nearly 30 precertification categories. Please refer to page three of this Qualifications Package for a full listing of precertifications.
OMEGA has a proven track record and excellent working relationship with the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department (HCPID), Harris County Flood Control District, (HCFCD), Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA), Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), City of Houston (COH), Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and many other governmental agencies.
DBE AND HUB CERTIFICATIONS
OMEGA has been certified as a Minority Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with TxDOT, as a Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/DBE) with the City of Houston, and as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the Texas General Services Commission. The firm is also certified as a small business enterprise with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) for professional services including civil engineering, water resources engineering, roadway design, and transit design.
OMEGA offers a full range of professional engineering services for planning, drainage impact analysis, engineering design (PS&E), regulatory compliance and permitting, construction administration, research and development. Specialized professional services include water resources planning and engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, master drainage planning, flood insurance studies, Letter of Map Revision requests, watershed impact studies, flood control design, storm drainage design, detention/retention basin design, pump station design, bridge scour studies, storm water pollution prevention plans (SW3P), erosion control systems, and water quality studies. The firm also offers professional design services for civil and structural engineering projects including roadway/highways, Water and Wastewater treatment, transit facilities, garage and surface parking, infrastructure, utilities, land development and commercial site development.
OMEGA has numerous qualified professional engineers that can handle multiple assignments simultaneously, with a commitment to maintain, meet, and accelerate project schedules. OMEGA presents unique capabilities to perform comprehensive urban toll highway systems planning to be implemented by TxDOT around the State.
OMEGA fills all the requirements of personnel available to serve our clients during the duration of assignments. OMEGA can pursue engineering contracts in State of Texas and is registered with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
OMEGA’s resident project engineers and construction managers and administrative staff are available to perform all tasks associated with any construction projects. Resident Construction Project Managers oversee clients’ interests by avoiding potential complications, including cost over-runs, defaults, defective/nonconforming work, technical or operations failures, and claims and disputes.
CAPACITY TO ACCOMPLISH WORK
OMEGA is fully capable and prepared to perform concurrent design on multiple, significant projects. OMEGA addresses multiple projects and continue to deliver high quality services to our clients consistently and predictably. All key personnel shall be used on these projects and will be 100% available, along with all firms’ resources.
PAST EXPERIENCE/PERFORMANCE ON PUBLIC AGENCY CONTRACTS
OMEGA was established to serve the special needs of the public sector. Its success in this endeavor accounts for the firm’s rapid growth and ability to retain clients, as demonstrated by TxDOT, METRO, COH and HCPID repeated selection of OMEGA for a variety of services. OMEGA is proud of its record to perform on schedule and on budget.
DESIGN QUALITY CONTROL (DQC) PLAN
OMEGA will use a well-developed existing quality assurance/quality control program that is integral part of our existing project management procedures. Our quality control procedures are utilized on every project to respond to the expectations of our client. Our quality program has three underlying principles:
- We perform each task with the right people with the right skills.
- We assess quality from the customer’s perspective. We work with our clients to determine the quality they expect, and to deliver products and services in line with those expectations.
- We will not compromise quality.
OMEGA’s QA/QC program covers:
- Responsibilities, duties, and authority
- Scheduling and assigning work
- Documentation and records
- Monitoring QA program
- Procurement and control of technical services
- Preparation and review of studies and reports
- Preparation and review of plans and specifications
- Review of project schedules and controls
- Review of engineering and construction costs
CONSULTANTS COORDINATION & PROJECT COST CONTROL
OMEGA applies Continuous Cost Control during the life of a project. It is a process that is a component of our project management and quality control plans, and spans the full period of planning and design.
COORDINATION OF IN-HOUSE DISCIPLINES AND CONSULTANTS
Coordination between all project members is driven by clear, written project management that provide detailed objectives, schedules, criteria, and responsibilities to all team members. Regular meetings are conducted by the Project Manager to review the progress against the objectives in the plan and clarify questions and resolve conflicts as they develop.
OMEGA’s commitment to all clients; that no effort will be spared to ensure the successful completion of the projects. We are committed to providing the staff when requested. OMEGA has proven to TxDOT, HCTRA, HCPID, METRO, COH, HCFCD, on past projects, and will always strive to exceed our clients expectations.
Edelmiro Castillo, PE
President – OMEGA Engineers, Inc.
YEARS IN BUSINESS
OMEGA Engineers, Inc. (OMEGA) has been in business since 1984.
OMEGA employs 38 professionals.
OMEGA currently has offices in the following Texas locations:
- San Antonio
OMEGA Engineers, Inc. is an engineering and construction management firm specializing in infrastructure, civil engineering, highway engineering, transportation planning, railway engineering, water resources, water & sanitary sewer design, hydrology and hydraulic studies, construction inspection and administration and program management. The firm provides planning and engineering design services for public and private entities.
OMEGA offers a full range of engineering services to the public sector in the areas of transportation, water, wastewater, emerging technologies, airports, ports infrastructure, light rail infrastructure, Construction Management and Inspection. With our dedicated focus, we fully understand the public works challenge – to provide the public with the highest possible quality of life, while contending with the reality of diminishing funds. As such, we can provide solutions that meet the special needs and unique requirements of work in the public sector.
OMEGA’s airport experience includes Program Management Services for Houston Airport System 1) George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 2) William P. Hobby Airport and 3) Ellington Airport including planning management, project controls, contract administration, commissioning management, MWBE contract compliance, and capital project master plan implementation support. Additionally, OMEGA provided support to the capital improvement program, environmental activities related to development, demographics, economic impacts, management of planning data, planning support to airport management, and other activities normally associated with planning at large commercial and general aviation airports. OMEGA has also provided design and construction services for HAS Runway 8L-26R, HAS Runway 33L-15R, and HAS Rehabilitation of Runway 9-27.
With our dedicated focus, we fully understand the public works challenge – to provide the public with the highest possible quality of life, while contending with the reality of diminishing funds.
OMEGA is proud that our expert rail and transit professionals have been at the forefront of planning, designing, and managing construction for over 25 years. Our experience includes final engineering designs and program management for some of the most complex transit systems. We understand that a cooperative relationship with different entities and constituencies is essential to planning, financing, designing and constructing transit systems.
OMEGA’s Rail & Transit experience includes:
- Light Rail
- Park and Ride Facilities
- High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
- Multi-modal Transit Systems
- Transit Systems
- Transit and Maintenance Facilities.
Facilities clients of OMEGA include municipalities, public agencies, universities, education facilities, sporting complexes, and commercial facilities. We have conducted studies, managed projects, and provided design for systems involving civil engineering, program management, utility master planning, MEP, construction management, and structural systems.
With every project, OMEGA has consistently demonstrated environmental sensitivity as well as the use of the best practices available for recovery of materials, waste reduction, and energy efficiency.
OMEGA Engineers, Inc. has a plethora of transportation experience that includes streets/roads, bridges and overpasses, signing and signalization, highways/interchanges, toll facilities, geometric and pavement design, and traffic control and construction staging. OMEGA has been precertified by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – Firm Sequence No. 2457 in the following categories:
1.3.1- Subarea/Corridor Planning
1.4.1- Land Planning/Engineering
1.5.1- Feasibility Studies
1.6.1- Major Investment Studies
2.4.1- Nationwide Permit
2.4.3- Coast Guard & U.S. Army Corp of Engineer Permits
2.14.1-Environmental Document Prep.
3.1.1- Route Studies and Schematic Design – Minor Roads
3.2.1- Route Studies and Schematic Design – Major Roads
3.3.1- Route Studies and Schematic Design – Complex
3.4.1- Minor Bridge Layouts
3.5.1- Major Bridge Layouts
3.6.1- Multi-Level Interchange and Exotic Bridge Layout
4.1.1- Minor Roadway Design
4.2.1- Major Roadway Design
4.3.1- Complex Highway Design
4.4.1- Major Freeway & Direct Connectors
7.1.1- Traffic Engineering Studies
7.3.1- Traffic Signal Timing
7.5.1- Intelligent Transportation System
8.1.1- Signing, Pavement Marking and Channelization
8.5.1- Highway Rail Grade Crossing
9.1.1- Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Development
10.1.1- Hydrologic Studies
10.2.1- Basic Hydraulic Design
10.3.1- Complex Hydraulic Design
10.5.1- Bridge Scour Evaluations Analysis
11.1.1- Roadway Construction Management and Inspection
12.2.1- Plant Inspection and Testing
15.1.2- Parcel Maps
15.1.3- Legal Descriptions
15.1.4- Right of Way Maps
15.2.1- Design and Construction Survey
OMEGA has provided engineering and construction management services on over 100-miles of water main projects ranging from 8- to 72-inches in diameter and over 100 miles of sanitary sewer projects ranging from 6- to 72-inches in diameter.
Additionally, OMEGA’s experience includes permits, platting, water treatment plant automation, utility relocation, water distribution, televising sewer inspection, sanitary sewer rehabilitation, sanitary sewer inspection, wastewater treatment, water pumping plant design, right-of-way and easement acquisition, land development/ subdivision planning, and instrumentation and control upgrades.
OMEGA provides both basic and specialized traffic engineering, planning and analysis studies needed to design and license major traffic and transportation facilities according to state standards and requirements. Emphasis is placed on project management, traffic signal system design, pavement markings and signing, sequence of construction and traffic control plans, as well as intersection /roadway design.
DRAINAGE & HYDROLOGY
OMEGA experience includes pumping stations, channel design, hydraulic structures, flood control studies, storm drainage systems, construction site drainage detention and retention ponds, industrial plants drainage studies/plans, stormwater pollution prevention plans, and NPDES permits.
Resident project engineers and construction managers and administrative staff are available to perform all tasks associated with any construction projects. Resident Construction Project Managers oversee clients’ interests by avoiding potential complications, including cost over-runs, defaults, defective/nonconforming work, technical or operations failures, and claims and disputes.