RAM’s Sustainability Experts Join Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Task Force

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) has developed a campaign to promote Envision sustainability. As part of this campaign, more than 14 sustainability experts have volunteered to serve on a special task force to help build awareness. RAM’s Sustainability Experts, Jesse Unke, P.Eng., PE, PMP, RMP, CCA, ENV SP and Gabriela Duarte, MSc, ENV SP have joined the “Sustain or Explain” task force to promote this campaign.

Jesse Unke

Jesse is RAM’s Director of Project Management and is experienced in all areas of transportation/utilities/infrastructure project and construction leadership overseeing both complex, high-profile projects, as well as smaller capital

As a Project/Risk Management Professional (PMP/RMP), Jesse has an intimate knowledge with multiple project delivery methods, project management models, and scope, financial, schedule, and risk management tools and techniques. During his career, he has developed an ability to understand his client’s “why”, work collaboratively leading teams, and implement successful strategic initiatives for multiple project funding partners and stakeholders.projects/programs.

With a background as a Professional Engineer in Canada (P.Eng.) and the United States (PE), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), and a MMCD Certified Contract Administrator (CCA), Jesse has the ability to lead projects effectively, incorporate sustainable design and construction principles, interpret and administer contracts, and understand the technical aspects of his projects. His effective written and verbal communication, workshop facilitation, and engaging presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences, allow him to serve as a knowledgeable leader and advisor to his clients. Read more about Jesse and the rest of RAM’s Executive Team here.

Gabriela Duarte

Gabriela is a Sustainability Specialist at RAM . She is a registered Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), developing and incorporating sustainable policies and procedures in infrastructure projects, through planning, design, and construction phases. Gabriela has a post-secondary degree in Business Management and Public Administration. During her masters, she researched and published articles on sustainability analysis, public policies, consumer behavior and global markets exports and its influence on the Human Development Index and the Gini Coefficient.

Gabriela has six (6) years’ experience in administration, including four (4) years as an Administrative Assistant and two (2) years as an Office Manager. She has established effective policies and procedures for office management and is experienced with accounts payable and receivable.

Sustain It or Explain It

In the aftermath of COVID-19, governments all over the world are turning to the infrastructure industry to rebuild failing economies. That is exciting news for our industry. However, this is also a watershed moment for us— a time to double down on our commitment to designing and delivering sustainable and resilient infrastructure. With Envision sustainability driving infrastructure forward, we can join forces, work together, and make a difference. It is time to sustain it or explain it! Read more about the Sustain It or Explain It campaign.

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