DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
FACILITIES MANAGER Strategic Planning OSHA/Regulatory Compliance Operations Management
Highly accomplished operations management expert with a solid history of supervising building and equipment maintenance, reducing energy expenses, and implementing innovative strategies for achieving company goals and objectives. Adept at assessing performance of current processes, devising solutions to improve efficiency, and motivating team members. Proficient at directing construction and building maintenance projects from start to finish, with a focus on budget controls, resource management, and compliance with specifications. Excellent communicator; fluent in English and Spanish.
01/2016 to Current
Director of Engineering and Environmental ServicesThe Palace Group － Coral Gables, Florida
Since 1980, thousands of families have entrusted the care of their older family members to The Palace Group.
Founded as a 21-bed Adult Congregate Living Facility, Breezy Acres in Northwest Miami, the company is now recognized as one of South Florida's leading organizations specializing in services for mature adults.
Recognizing the need for various levels of care, The Palace Group develops and manages a variety of senior living communities and services in South Florida & Israel, comprising 1,844 units.
The Palace offers a choice of care levels, including Independent Living, Catered Living, Assisted Living, Nursing & Rehabilitation, Home Health Services, 55 and Over for Active Adults, and a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
In an effort to serve the needs of the community, care is available at a variety of prices, service levels, and either on a long-term or short-term (respite) basis.
Implement Operations and Maintenances procedures, planning all phases for turn-over from Developer to HOA.
Prepare and execute emergency procedures in case of natural disasters or systems failures.
Collaborate in annual budget
Mid-sized air conditioning installation firm with 25 staff and $1.2M in annual revenue.
01/2007 to 01/2010
Project Manager/Lead SalesJohnson Controls/TD BANK, NA － Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Establish and outline a comprehensive plan for each installation project to achieve all objectives, including hiring staff, assigning responsibilities, setting schedules, and managing budget.
Review product design and ensure compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and contract requirements; evaluate design changes and drawing releases for accuracy.
Prepare cost estimates using a thorough approach consisting of reviewing blueprints and documentation.
Coordinate daily activities for all sales; communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with customers.
Introduced new ventilation design and installation services, resulting in%65K increase in sales, a 17% monthly increase in profit; drove profits 35% within the first year.
Increased productivity of the Mechanics and Apprentices by 15% with more efficient time management and planning with QuickBooks software.
Implemented new energy management programs on the HVAC systems to control space temperature and humidity using new computer-based hardware and software; slashed energy costs by 25% annually.
Global industrial leader with 142K employees creating energy-efficient solutions.
Facilities management services subcontractor for TD Bank.
01/2006 to 01/2007
Florida Regional Facilities ManagerTHE CHEESECAKE FACTORY, INC － Calabasas, California
Oversaw all facilities operations and maintenance for TD Bank NA locations within Florida State.
Evaluated current processes and devised strategies to achieve department objectives; scheduled maintenance, upkeep, and reconditioning of all facilities.
Directed teams of personnel to construct buildings and other structures, perform repairs, and alter structures according to specifications.
Reviewed all work to maximize accuracy with plans, schedules, and budgets.
Documented procedures, prepared reports, and submitted status updates on construction and maintenance of all buildings.
Launched several green initiatives to reduce costs related to energy and efficiency, including installing new light bulbs throughout all stores to accomplish a 25% annual reduction in utility expenses; utilized energy management initiatives in lighting and HVAC systems to reduce energy costs by 20% per year.
Generated proactive preventative maintenance programs to cut equipment downtime and replacement costs resulting from poor upkeep.
Chain of restaurants in the U.S.
with 150 locations specializing in a full-scale dining experience and well-known cheesecake desserts.
01/2004 to 01/2006
Southeast Region Facilities ManagerTHE CONTINENTAL GROUP, INC － Miami, Florida
Scheduled maintenance projects and deadlines to ensure timely completion; delegated specific responsibilities to personnel and cross-functional teams as necessary to maximize efficiency.
Developed department budget and monitored spending; allocated funds for equipment, maintenance, and staff as forecasted per year according to complex data analysis of previous
Resolved maintenance issues and recommended solutions to improve equipment operation; arranged for upkeep and property reconditioning, inspections, and replacements as needed.
Hired subcontractors for data analysis of new commitments and work progress; resolved issues and informed field service personnel of daily tasks.
Examined restaurant equipment and reviewed maintenance records to be sure the equipment was installed according to manufacturer's instructions; prepared reports on equipment inspections indicating needs for repair/replacement.
Implemented innovative maintenance programs and recommended strategies for improving operations and condition of restaurant equipment, saving 15% in replacement costs.
Prioritized tasks, responded to requests for repair and maintenance, and recorded all services; implemented process improvements to minimize operating costs and streamline labor and materials use.
Property management firm leveraging strong relationships with industry leaders to increase property value while lowering costs.
Oversaw teams of workers to maintain buildings, grounds, and equipment, to include lawn care and hedge trimming, refuse removal, heating and ventilation, masonry work, and woodwork.
Maintained a high standard of excellence and accountability; provided training to all personnel on company policies and industry best practices to improve work performance Generated plans according to maintenance reports and requests; identified issues, diagnosed causes, and determined corrective action.
Implemented new procedures to improve operations efficiency and shrink associated costs.
Obtained tools and equipment required for all operations and scheduled maintenance and replacement as needed.
Provided detailed reports for the Board of Directors.
Ensured necessary safety precautions were followed; hired and terminated staff as needed.
Managed concrete restoration project for the Alexander Condominium and Resort and associated parking building, to include fire suppression, plumbing, and HVAC system upgrade with a total project value of $4.2M.
Full-service property management and maintenance firm with residential, condominium, high-rise, and commercial clients.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering
streamline, approach, Assisted Living, blueprints, Budget Development, budget
preparation, budgets, budget, Change Management, hardware, Contracts, clients, Customer Service, data analysis, documentation, electrical wiring, energy-efficient, energy management, Engineer, equipment operation, Facilities management, functional, funds, drawing, hiring, Home Health Services, HVAC, inspect, Team Leadership, lighting, managing, masonry work, masonry, materials, natural, Nursing, Developer, personnel, plumbing, policies, Problem Solving, processes, Process Improvement, product design, profit, Program Design, progress, Project Management, proofing, Property management, Quality Assurance, QuickBooks, Rehabilitation, repairs, safety, sales, statistics, time management, Transportation, upgrade, ventilation, wastewater treatment
Activities and Honors
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Member
American Facilities Engineers Association(AFE) Member