Josh Florido

  • Electrical Assist. Project Manager at AJ Kirkwood & Associates, Inc.
  • Tustin, California, United States
  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Previous positions

  • Electrical Estimator | APM at Conti Corporation
  • Electrical Project Engineer / Project Management at High Light Electric Int.


University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Science (BS), Electrical Engineering



  • Electrical Assist. Project Manager

    AJ Kirkwood & Associates, Inc.

    October 2017 – Present(2 years)Tustin, CA

    • Currently managing a $4.8M dollar project in the City of Silverado Canyon, CA. The project is a ground-up Catholic Church (St Michael’s Abbey) and consists of the main Church, a Monastery, an Admin/Guest, and a Burial Chapel. • Successfully managed and completed 2 projects: Culver City HS Science building, and Covina Senior and Community Center. These two projects combined make up roughly $1.7M. • Co-managed 2 skyrise buildings in Downtown LA worth $22 million dollars in electrical work. The projects are Vision on Wilshire Crescent Heights and Grand Hope Lofts Apartments. • Saved the company roughly $1M dollars by prefabricating fixture whips, pigtail devices, 4s box brackets and more. • Prepare monthly financial reviews and prepare labor forecasts based on the current schedule. • Exceptional communication skills, strong relationship with subcontractors and general contractor management team. • Assisted the Electrical Engineer during construction with field observations, design interpretations, and design updates. • Researched and resolved drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interferences, and errors. • Performed coordination between underground, CCTV, FA, AV/VD, Access Control and Intrusion Detection.

  • Electrical Estimator | APM

    Conti Corporation

    April 2016 – October 2017(1 year 6 months)Irvine, CA

    • Successfully assembled bid packages for (Commercial, Industrial) ranging from $100K to $20M, and coordinated subcontractor proposals. Estimated a handful of solar projects. • Lead and prepared the multi-billion dollar bid for the 405 freeway expansion. • Spearheaded the development of a new multi breakdown adding system (in excel), which helped save at least 1 hour in project estimating. • Accelerated project estimating tips and techniques for occasional use in budget bids. • Request, review, and negotiate vendor quotations, and subcontractor bid proposals. • Consolidated plans, specifications, location, project duration, for optimal competitive results. • Value Engineered some aspects of project estimating. • Proficient with hard bids, budget bids, ROM’s. • Detailed oriented with close attention to detail when preparing a bid proposal.

  • Electrical Project Engineer / Project Management

    High Light Electric Int.

    October 2014 – April 2016(1 year 6 months)Riverside, CA

    • Created and implemented a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for both Cities: Brea (Caltrans project # 12-0N1304) and Burbank (City project # 1399). • Designed and approved by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works multiple temporary traffic signal plans for City switchovers (State Project #TCIF-6303 (040). • Concurrent management of multi-million projects: grade separations, traffic signal, and street lighting renovations, fiber optic replacement, utility vault relocation, and TMC upgrades. • Supervised crews, mark USA, enforced safety and assisted superintendent and foreman with questions regarding the electrical and utility plans for each project. • Developed a progress estimate system to keep track of the materials being installed. • Detailed oriented when following guidelines from each job’s special provisions and specifications (Caltrans 2010 plans and specs, and referenced the green book). • Attended weekly meetings to discuss potential issues, closed and achieved negotiations with Cities, Southern California Edison, Caltrans, and General Contractors. • Create PO’s, submittals, change order estimates, RFI’s, RFC’s, and schedule equipment rentals. • Ensured timely notices as required to the owner to protect the company’s interests regarding extra work, design changes, delays, impacts, etc. City of Commerce -Washington Blvd Reconstruction – City of Commerce Project #10166536 City of Industry – Puente Ave Grade Separation – State Project No. TCIF-6303(040) -Fairway Dr Grade Separation – State Project No.TCIF-6303(041) City of Glendale -Traffic Signals Renovations- Caltrans Project #07-2055A4 LA County -Austin Vaults – Caltrans Job#07-259024 City of Burbank Traffic Signal Modifications – City Project # 1399 City of Brea -RTE 57N @ Lambert On Ramp – Caltrans #12-0N1304 City of Chino Hills – RTE 71 @ SB Grand Ave Exit Ramp – Caltrans #08-0N6804 Orange County -RTE 5 @ Tustin Ranch Rd – Caltrans# 12-0M1204

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  • Assistant Sales Manager | IT

    Amazon Toner & FedEx

    June 2014 – October 2014(4 months)Riverside CA

    Troubleshooted and resolved printer, computer, tablet, smartphones and all electronic devices. • Added 5 new services and reduced the cost of repairs by 30%. Reduced the time of project completion. Increased customer traffic by 15 people per day with a new banner design. • Worked closely with the store’s personnel to increase profits through a combination of effective marketing, on the job trainings, and consulting on available products and services. • Assisted head manager in improving store sales with pro-active marketing strategies. • Ensure products are represented in the most effective layout that will educate customers of their benefits and features. • Established positive on-going professional relations with clients.

  • Sales Manager | Co-Founder

    JAC Wireless Inc.

    September 2011 – June 2014(2 years 9 months)Huntington park, california

    Master tech in charge of troubleshooting all electronic devices. Strategic planning of the overall development of the company and in charge of the overall business operations: finances, replenishment, sales and technical execution. Plan the daily activities of two full time employees. Acquisition of new clients through excellent customer service and support. • Format and installation of all Windows platforms, and MAC OSX. Home & Office networking to access data, wireless printing, and file sharing. Installing, maintaining and repairing hardware through board level swap-out; installing software and tuning workstations for optimal performance. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. • Experience with tools, techniques and software necessary for video and audio conversion. Troubleshoot desktop communication problems and software operation errors. • Troubleshoot faulty systems such as, cellular, computer, tablet, iPod, Nintendo’s. Repair broken screens and replace faulty units from logic boards. Expert unlocking all Cellular Telecommunications.

  • Architectural Drafter

    Freelance Drafting

    July 2007 – July 2008(1 year)Riverside, CA

    Architectural designer of patios, room additions, porch and general home remodeling ideas. 3D modeling with Turbo floor plan and auto CAD. Submit set of floor plans to city for corrections and approval. Designed and successfully city approved a 500sf bedroom with bathroom complete set of plans, and implemented the set of plans into a 3D modeling software for customer satisfaction. Signed 3 contracts while getting my associates degree in math and science from RCC. The first contract was for $30K remodeling, the second for $70K addition and last $1.5K design simulation. The $70K contract consisted of a living room, bedroom, and bathroom with an approx. area of 500sf. • Designed an entire set of floor plans for a 500sf room addition. Drew floor plans to city code, such as the electrical wiring and power distribution schematic. Increased architectural knowledge with experienced structural engineers. Established and maintained effective working relationships with staff, customers, other employees and the public. • Simulated the complete addition in Turbo Floor Plan software to show the customer their new home in 3D. Assisted carpenters with architectural questions, during the construction of the addition.


  • University of California, Riverside

    Bachelor of Science (BS), Electrical Engineering

    2008 – 2011

  • Riverside City College

    Associate of Science (A.S.), Mathematics

    2006 – 2008

  • Riverside City College

    Associate’s degree, Physics

    2006 – 2008


  • Spanish

  • Italian

  • English


  • Wireless EKG

    June 2010

    -Research on Bluetooth technology for implementation of our senior design project.

    Team Members (3):
    • Josh Florido,
    • Daniel Peña,
    • Adolfo Varela Cespedes

Skills & Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Telecommunications
  • Electrical Controls
  • Matlab
  • Leadership
  • Robotics
  • Sales
  • Procore
  • PlanGrid
  • Change Orders
  • Accubid
  • Laptops
  • Signal Processing
  • Simulations
  • Project Estimation
  • PLC
  • Project Management
  • Budget Estimating
  • Wireless
  • ComputerEase
  • Gantt Project
  • Bluebeam
  • Construction Estimating
  • Microsoft Excel
  • McCormick Systems
  • Construction
  • Microsoft Office
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • C
  • Estimates
  • Teaching
  • Troubleshooting
  • Photoshop
  • McCormick
  • Teamwork
  • Title 24
  • C
  • C++
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Microsoft Word
  • PCB design
  • Trimble
  • Programming
  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Project
  • Testing
  • Windows


University of California, Riverside

  • Fiber Optic Theory

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Project Engineer

    High Light Electric Int.

    October 2014 – January 2015(3 months)

Causes Josh cares about:

  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology