Summary

Phi Kappa Phi in Masters of Construction Management program at top-ten Construction Man- agement program. Registered LEED AP. Completion of DBIA courses leading to certification. Completion of NAHB courses with certification in CAPS and CGP. Project Engineer for regional builder in commercial building for 7 months, which included 11 week internship. Project manager for regional remodeler for 3 months. Effective project controls including scheduling, cost, quality, change orders, and submittals. In other industry environments, served as accomplished Project Manager with strong organizational and leadership skills. Demonstrated career accomplishments in team environments that involved, both internal, as well as external communication and problem-solving. Budget development and management in environments up to multi-million dollar levels.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Nov 2014

Project Engineer

Rubicon Constructors, LLC,  1254 Matthews St., Fort Collins, CO

P.E. over commercial projects from pre-con through site management and project closeout.

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Project Manager

UNI-Design

Project Manager over small residential and commercial projects.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Colorado State University

Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course in Construction Estimating.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006

Vice President

Mountain States Finishing, Inc.

Vice President in charge of Operations: HR, Accounting, Project Management, and IT

Jul 1998 - Dec 2002

Project Manager

IBM

Project Manager and Complex solutions Consultant

Jan 1995 - Nov 1997

Vice President

The Polk Company

Vice President 

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - May 2016

MSc Construction Management w/specialization in Sustainability

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Masters degree, less thesis (in progress), in Construction Management 

Sep 2013 - May 2014

AAS Mechanical Trades

Red Rocks Community college

Carpentry and OSHA 10 Hour Certificate

Jul 1998 - Jan 1999

Masters Certificate Project Management

George Washington University

certificate in Body of Knowledge for Project Management Institute

Sep 1980 - May 1983

M Arch coursework (34 Credit Hours)

University of Colorado at Denver

Graduate level coursework in architecture and urban and regional planning

Sep 1972 - May 1980

Bachelor Environmental Design

University of Colorado at Boulder

pre-professional degree: Environmental Design specialized in Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2012 - Nov 2015

LEED BD&C

United States Green Building Council

LEED Building Design and Construction

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015

Certified Aging in Place and Certified Green Professional

National Association of Homebuilders

Certifications specialized to aging and green building for NAHB

Skills

Skills

  • Submittals
  • Project Management
  • Project and Change Order Controls
  • Budget Development and Management
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Management
  • Scope of Work
  • Construction Document Redline/As-Built
  • Cost Controls
  • Pre-construction through closeout
  • Permitting and Inspections
  • Project Control Manuals
  • Architect Liaison
  • Construction Manager and Site Supervisor Liaison
  • Verbal and Written Communication/Status Reports
  • Operations Administration
  • Team Building
  • Sub-contractor Management
  • Owner Liaison
  • Building Department Officials Liaison
  • Safety Meetings and Controls
  • Strategic Planning
  • Vendor and Materials Management
  • TQM, ISO, and Six Sigma Quality Programs
  • LEAN/Six Sigma
  • Site Inspection and Cleanup
  • Project Punchlist and Closeout

Work Experience Narrative

Completed Internship and additional follow on work as Construction Project Engineer
w/ Rubicon Constructors

Managed remodel of Highlands Presbyterian Church: Cheyenne, WY (500k project over 11 weeks)
Responsibilities:
Submittals, sub-management, red-lines, budget controls, vendor management, material, site management, safety meetings
Liaison with site superintendent and Project Manager
Owner Liaison
Expedited material delivery, saving one week and 5k in project expense
Obtained replacement for critical path sub-contractor; sub previously subcontracted by PM had jeopardized entire project and worked with new sub to insure timely delivery and quality
Cabinetry; obtained new sub for cabinetry throughout main level including main Sanctuary and restrooms that could have caused default of 1 month.
Sanctuary Wall; this was a critical portion of the project and required the work of a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker that could have sent the entire project off track and into default with no chance of recovery for at least 2 months.
Site inspection of potential commercial projects: Denver metro, CO
Industrial hose fitting facility - new build
Inspected existing facility to understand workflow and physical requirements
Developed permitting and planning for new unimproved facility to include
Storm Water
CDOT
XCEL major existing onsite
All utilities for onsite
Fire
Industrial rigid insulation manufacturing and storage facility

Recent completion of all coursework of Masters of Construction Management less Thesis

10+ years of experience in Project Management, Project Controls, Work Breakdown Structure, and Scheduling
Managed facility acquisition and operational transition of manufacturing facility while maintaining uninterrupted operations, customer continuity and growth, and growing staff and line operations.
Lead a matrix organization environment, managing market implementation of an open platform tool, integrating IBM soft- ware in a multi-vendor environment , and controlling all print and print streams on a network.
Managed integrated solutions for multiple accounts while insuring project deliverables were achieved in a timely manner, communicating to both provider and customer, achieving timeliness, quality, and cost targets.
Developed and managed a team of internal and external members to establish more advanced technology to support a company’s technical and corporate culture abilities and resolve technical system issues. As Project Director, responsible for senior level management communication and corporate level team coordination.

Expertise in Business Plan Analysis, Business Development, and Strategic Planning
Completed business analysis and master plan for business, presented for funding through bank, and performed acquisition plan of an electroplating facility to support precision manufacturing environments throughout the Front Range.
Defined and implemented full procedures, process standardization, and continuous quality improvement, achieving ISO: 9001-2000 Certification and NADCAP Accreditation within the first year.
Analyzed appropriate solutions to eradicate technical issues to fulfill managing shop orders, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, and billing.
Completed a comprehensive analysis of clients, receiving RFP/RFQ, and was appointed a project manager to a new account, developing a seven-figure customized implementation including ERP solutions.
Garnered a new client through extensive corporate-wide document analysis, business planning, and integration to re-organizational goals. Resulting proposal became entry point for IBM/PSD hardware and software integration, providing hardware/software independent enterprise-wide re-engineering.

Demonstrated skills in Vendor Management, Contract Development, Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, and Conflict Resolution
Developed contracts with major customers, leading to successful acquisition of additional business, doubling customer base and tripling sales revenue through quality focus.
Developed contracts, RFI, RFQ, and RFP responses, achieving or exceeding targeted revenue for IBM while insuring customer satisfaction and targeted goals were met or exceeded.
Lead teams through the development process, analysis and final selection and contract award as Project Manager providing external client communication and continuity to internal development teams.
Administered all change orders, including schedule, cost, and quality related components.

Technology Analysis and Implementation
Served as a technical consultant during conversion from proprietary to open platform while integrating to other technology platforms.
Proposed new technology to reduce critical turn time from 17 days to 3 days which would increase data value significantly.

Firm foundation in Budgeting, Financial Analysis, and Cost Controls
Implemented ERP/MRP/Accounting software.
Developed MM budget for corporate division and managed to revenue and expenses.
Developed and managed budgets and cost controls for all projects, reporting variances, and tracking change orders to cost.
Verbal and Written Communication through senior management level
Developed Documents of Understanding and Contracts for final review and approval by legal counsel for presentation to management and client. (Contract review through IBM Legal Counsel was applauded as complete and thorough with no or few changes required.)
Provided weekly communication updates to Senior level management, including directors, on all facets of division through written and verbal means.

Operations, Safety and Administration proficiency
Administered HR positions and procedures, benefits plans, and secured compliance with EEOC, ADA, FLSA, and OSHA regulations.
Oversight of 39 national and over 300 international employees, including one director and several managers. Directed oper- ations for image and data capture for international market research.
10 Hour OSHA card and American Red Cross card

Strong Team Building capabilities
Collaborated with a sales force to acquire six major accounts, including a large account totaling over $1M in sales.
TQM, ISO, Six Sigma Quality Programs experience
Participated in quality program rollout and ongoing requirements.
Certified as Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CAMT) as well as completed coursework in LEAN Construction, including onsite observation analysis at expansion of Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Instructor
Colorado State University - Teaching assistant for 110 students, 5 labs in Construction Estimating.

Sustainability Experience

LEED NC, ND, and LEED for Existing Schools
As a graduate student, I participated in the Casa Vista sustainability and renovation recommendations converting it to an educational and housing facility, in which we documented first cost and life cycle benefit to our client, the Director.
Case study analyses completed include the Denver Elitch Gardens makeover as a potential LEED ND project as well as Pine Jog Elementary in Florida as LEED NC project.
Also, spent an entire semester participating in the Kinard Middle School LEED for Schools pilot project for the USGBC.
As a LEED AP, I participated in several preparation forums and am also familiar with GBCI internet-based resources. I am very familiar with the CIR process as well as the ID process. Through academic research, I have discovered numerous methods for developing case studies as well as strategic approaches to obtaining ID credits.

Organizational Affiliations

USGBC - United Stated Green Building Council - member and accredited LEED AP, BD&C, also co-chaired pre-Greenbuild 2006 presentation series
AACEi - American Association of Cost Engineers - regular local chapter attendee
NAHB - National Association of Homebuilders - earned designations of CAPS and CGP
PMI - Project Management International - member and working towards CAPM designation
DBIA - Design-Build Institute of America - member and working towards certification, having completed all 4 of 4 courses (Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Post Award Design-Build, and Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management) Outstanding for completion: Certification Exam
CSI - Construction Specifications Institute - working towards CDT designation and trained as Master Format 2004 Accredited Instructor, regular participant in broadcast webinars
ROMBIS - Rocky Mountain Building Information Society - local BIM organization, presently laddering up in knowledge of Autodesk work products and familiar with integrative toolsets and plug-ins
MBI - Modular Building Institute

Honor Associations

Phi Kappa Phi

Volunteer

Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on two separate builds. 

Software

MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), MS Project, Primavera Sure Track and Expedition, On-Screen Takeoff, Paskar Construc- tion Management