Ursa Major
Experience, Technology,
and the Environment
   
866-410-9719
CONTACT

Our senior management team
has almost 50 years of combined experience.

 
Bob Pollara
Director of HDD Operations
bpollara@umdcllc.com

summary of qualifications

Robert T. Pollara’s construction career spans over (33) thirty-three years as a drilling superintendent. His experience includes supervision and managing employees, equipment, subcontractors, and materials on assigned projects. Reviews project sites and equipment for ongoing safety and public protection. Plans project by understanding plans and specifications and by working directly with owners and contractors. Additionally, his experience includes working with drilling rigs ranging from 10,000 lbs. to 1,300,000 lbs. of pullback.

education

1976-1980 Crisp County High School, Cordele, GA
1980-1983 Texas A&M, College Station, TX

degrees/majors

Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering
Associate’s Degree in Drilling Sciences

SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE

1983-1984 Platform Drilling Superintendent
  Kree Megee - Mobile, AL
   
1984-1998 Drilling Superintendent/Project Manager for Horizontal Directional Drilling
  Projects in the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and South America. Halliburton, Houston, Texas
   
1999-2000 Owner
  Pollara’s Heavy Construction and Engineering - Riverdale, GA
   
2000-2006 Division Manager of HDD and Auger Boring Operations
  Carson & Roberts Site Construction and Engineering
   
2006-2008 Project Manager, HDD and Auger Boring Projects
  Kmetz Inc. - East Bruswick, NJ
   
2008-2009 Drilling Superintendent
  Midwest Underground Inc.
   
2010-2011 Drilling Superintendent
  Pemex, Villahermosa - Salamanca, Mexico
   
2011-2012 Director of HDD Operations
  SJ Louis HDD Services, Inc. - Hamlin, PA
   
2012-Present Director of HDD Operations/Owner
  Ursa Major Underground, LLC - Hamlin, PA


NOTABLE HDD PROJECTS

2010 5600’ of 36” steel mainline replacement Mezacalapa River, Mexico
  6800’ of 30” steel mainline replacement Coatzacoalcos River, Mexico
     
2008 2400’ of 30” steel mainline, Millennium Pipeline Project Hancock, NY
  2600’ of 30” steel mainline, Millennium Pipeline Project Wallkill, NY
  2500’ of 30” steel mainline, Millennium Pipeline Project Pine Isalnd, NY
  1875’ of 30” steel mainline, Millennium Pipeline Project Wallkill, NY
     
2005 6400’ of 36” HDPE Pipe (Wet Lands Crossing) Jacksonville, FL
     
2002 5200’ of 24” steel casing Colorado River Mesa County, CO
     
2000 5620’ of 20” steel casing (Wet Lands Crossing) New Bern, NC
     
1999 4560’ of 36” HDPE Pipe Pinellas Park, FL
     
1997 10,800’ of 18” steel casing South Platte River Colorado/Wyoming
     
1997 4560’ of 48” steel casing St. Lucie River Stuart, FL
     
1995 9400’ of 30” steel casing for electric cables Mobile, AL
     
1995 3100’ of 54” steel casing Kiev, Russia
     
1994 4700’ of 42” steel mainline replacement Maqwa Oil Field, Kuwait
     
1994 3900’ of 42” steel mainline replacement Burgan Oil Field, Kuwait
     
1993 6300’ of 42” steel mainline replacement Maqwa Oil Field Safat, Kuwait
     
1992 5200’ of 48” steel bypass line Safaniya Oil Field Saudi Arabia


CERTIFICATIONS

Veriforce Certified (404) Coating of pipe
Veriforce Certified (607) Backfilling and Damage Prevention
62201-02 Waterway Crossing
State of Georgia Utility Manager, License No. UM000914
Millennium Pipeline Safety and Environmental
Midwest Undergound Inc. Excavation Safety Course

LICENSES AND PASSPORT

Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License, Class A,M
USA Passport and Mexico FM3 Visa

REFERENCES

Jim Agnew, Inrock Inc. Houston, TX
Kevin Kmetz, Kmetz Inc., East Brunswick, NJ
James F. Reiley, MFB/Millennium Pipeline, Pearl River, NY