Emilio Valdo

  • Hackettstown US-NJ

Summary

Project management

Business Administration    •    Contractor Management    •    Negotiations & Contracts

Highly experienced Construction Manager with expertise in overall planning, organization, and direction of building logistics.  Ability to develop long term relationships that result in profitable continuing business partnerships.  Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.  Superior service capabilities in response to unique needs of each client.  Track record of controlling overhead, developing mutually beneficial contract agreements with subcontractors and vendors, and on-time completion of projects.

Core competencies include:

Resource & Asset Management / P&L & Budget Analysis / Bidding, Quotes & Proposals / Estimating / CPM Scheduling / Contract Negotiations & Development / Demolition & Excavation / Construction Teams & Subcontractors / Safety, Quality Controls & Inspections / Client Relationships / Risk Assessment / Procurement / Cost Reductions

Work History

Work History

Previous construction experience as Union Carpenter on various projects including The Westchester Mall, White Plains Main Distribution Post Office, subway renovations below Empire State Building, renovations at Picatinny Arsenal, Iona College dormitories, and New Rochelle Mall.

Project Manager & Supervisor

Prime Contracting (Now Phoenix Medical Construction)

Oversaw construction, infrastructure, and installation for complex healthcare facilities.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Linear accelerator at Regional Radiology.
  • Angio suite renovation at Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester.
  • X-ray room renovation at Moses Taylor Hospital.
  • MRI and cat scan renovation at Westfield Imaging.
  • Cardiac cath lab renovation at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
  • Angio room renovation at Wayne General Hospital.
2007 - 2009

Project Manager

Kohl Construction Group

In charge of business administration and construction for all phases of major residential and commercial projects.Accountable for strategic directives and discussions of designs and methods of building with clients, architects, supervisors, and subcontractors.Acquired all permits, prepared and negotiated contracts, and hired strong, reliable professional construction teams.Inspected projects for progress according to plans and timetables.Ensured compliance with blueprints and codes, troubleshooting and launching corrective actions to avert potential problems.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood, NJ; $23M, 68,000 s. f. steel & concrete construction inclusive of high-level finishes with $5.5M add to GMP, owner-directed changes.
  • Siena at Montclair, NJ; $54M mid-rise, mixed use redevelopment project with demolition, sitework with shoring and underpinning, and underground parking; steel, plank, and panel construction for 101 luxury condos with retail / restaurants.
  • Laduree in Franklin Township, NJ; $145M twin mid-rise, high-end condos, hambro and panel construction over underground parking with amenities on 60 acre site involving excavation, underground utilities, retention pond drainage, and roadways.
  • Implemented Prolog application, training staff on use of planning tool; streamlined and centralized operations helping to control costs and drive on-time completions.
2006 - 2007

Project Superintendent

Kohl Construction Group

Managed planning and execution of multimillion-dollar projects.Able to implement expertise to provide practical solutions for construction and builder issues.Responsible for achieving results in field and on-site, assuming ownership for planning, organization, and direction of project logistics and people management.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Crestron Electronics, Rockleigh, NJ; $12M 90,000 s. f., warehouse and office combination, steel frame and precast panel construction with FF / FL concrete floor requirements, ESFR sprinkler system, and interconnection of communication lines between new and adjacent building.
  • Ensured best practices and compliance with all local, state, and federal safety regulations from onset of projects; fully prepared for unexpected OSHA inspections, passing with flying colors.
  • Reputation for taking control of project overflow during company expansion, entrusted by Project Director with PM role, allowing him to focus on concurrent priorities.
2004 - 2006

Estimating Engineer

Turner Construction Company

Determined needs and recommended effective solutions and services for commercial projects.Managed take-offs, estimates, subcontractor input, general conditions estimates, and assembly studies.Developed efficient, cost-effective measures with no sacrifice to quality or company standards.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Xanadu at The Meadowlands; $2B, 2.3 million s. f. family entertainment and recreation complex inclusive of shopping, special events, sporting activities, and dining.
  • NJSCC Schools; $10M to $25M range.
  • The Beacon in Jersey City; $350M, 2 million s. f. mixed-use redevelopment project.Buildings housed 1200 luxury residences and 80,000 square feet of retail space.
  • Played instrumental role as member of sales team landing contract for Butler College Dormitories and College Masters’ Residences at Princeton University.
2003 - 2004

Project Engineer

Turner Construction Company

Coordinated application of engineering, management, and business administration to processes of construction for broad range of traditional projects including high rises, office buildings, and educational facilities.Expedited equipment delivery and trade shop drawing approval.Managed hazardous materials removal, and underground structures.Guided site planning and layout, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, materials procurement, equipment selection, cost control, and quality management.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Driving force behind expediting the planning and approval of asbestos abatement and soil remediation at Early Childhood.
  • Elizabeth Early Childhood Center #45; $16M, 55,000 s. f. steel and light gauge metal frame structure, full prep kitchen, and exterior playground.
1998 - 2003

Project Superintendent

Turner Construction Company

Accountable for all phases of large commercial construction projects, out-of-the-hole to completion.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Merrill Lynch, 95 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ; $36M, 360,000 s. f. office fit-out inclusive of data center and new infrastructure services, N+1 configuration, welded piping with expansion loops, pre action sprinkler system, Lutron controls, black-out shades, AV equipment, lighting, and high-density file system; finished in 8 months.
  • Goldman Sachs, 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ; $667M, LEED-NC Certified 42-story tower, steel / concrete structure, underground parking, cafeteria, elevator systems, and redundant generator systems.
  • AT&T, Bedminster, NJ; $200M renovations comprising 500,000 s. f. fit-out with executive floor, TV studio, and cafeteria; maintained nominal interference to AT&T operations by scheduling off-hours utility shutdowns, locating HVAC to minimize noise in critical locations, and use of sound control wall systems; freeze main chiller lines to install new connections.
  • Merrill Lynch, 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ; specialized UPS replacements to fully functioning data center, 22nd floor, 2N configuration; upgrades included battery replacements with racks, ATS switches, associated gear, and cable tray distribution.
  • Preplanned M.O.P. for work to start and be completed over course of holiday weekend; logistical issues included closing down Montgomery Street to set up crane, removal / replacement of curtain wall, and cutting / patching of walls to allow for delivery of components.
2001 - 2002

Scheduling Engineer

Turner Construction Company

Under direction of project manager, managed logistics to fulfill office, job site, customer, and subcontractor obligations. Ensured strict budget controls at all phases of project, working in collaboration with immediate supervisor and senior management to troubleshoot and improve delivery of services.Notable Projects and Achievements:

  • Liberty View Towers, Jersey City, NJ; $100M twin 36-story tower,11-story parking structure, roof top pool, 648 housing units, fitness center, and resident storage.
  • Effectively documented construction claims; change order / design impacts to critical path.

Skills

Skills

Skills

  Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Primavera P-3, Sure Track, ProLog (super-user) On-Screen Take-Off, Timberline ▪ Union Carpenter Local 608  

Certifications

Certifications

Credentials

Safety