Leadership

SUDHIR DAMLE, P.E. - PRESIDENT

With over 35 years of experience in program and construction management of mega projects, project controls and claims management and resolution. His project experience includes large-scale construction projects both in the U.S. and overseas. Sudhir has extensive experience managing large complex projects. He has served as the project controls oversight manager for infrastructure projects / programs in excess of $2 Billion for clients such as the City of Los Angeles Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Project, LAWA, SANBAG, and Metro. Sudhir's passion for project controls has resulted in his developing the DHS system of proactive project controls. Sudhir leads the DHS system of Proactive project controls and trains each DHS team member in this system.

 

MELANIE ESTES, P.E., CCM - SR. VICE PRESIDENT                            TRANSPORTATION DIVISION

Has over 25 years of experience managing the construction of freeways, interchanges, roadway, and bridge projects designed to Federal Highway Administration and Caltrans standards. She is an expert Resident Engineer and has overseen a large transportation program in Fresno County and seven successive Caltrans on-call staff augmentation contracts throughout California. She has managed and administered construction management contracts including design-build delivery with public sector clients with a construction value in excess of $3 billion.

SUNIL MALLAIAH, A.DBIA, LEED GA, CCM - SR. VICE PRESIDENT-BUILDINGS DIVISION

Has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He strongly believes in putting people first and is responsible for strategic planning and talent acquisition for the Buildings Division which includes education, port, airport, and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining DHS, he was the Regional Director of Construction for the Facilities Department at the Los Angeles Unified School District. Sunil has managed over $2.5 Billion worth of Capital Improvements at the School District which includes modernization of existing facilities and construction of new facilities. Sunil also has experience working for the Port of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Denver International Airport during his professional career. Sunil has a Bachelors and a Master's of Science in Civil Engineering.

ALI SARHANGIAN, PMP, CCM - VICE PRESIDENT-ENERGY DIVISION

He has managed complex projects in the utility market sector for over 12 years including water, waste-water, oil facilities, pump stations, building renovation projects and others. Ali has experience in all aspects of the project life cycle including business case development, feasibility studies, constructability reviews, pre-construction, estimating, project planning/management, project controls, commissioning, and close out. He also has experience in managing and implementing large scale business transformation projects such as Primavera P6 v16.2 EPPM implementation for a large electric utility. His work included organizational change management, process development and resource strategy development and implementation. His Clients have included: City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Port of Los Angeles, MEG Energy, Orange County Sanitation District, and Southern California Edison (SCE).