Employment -Preconstruction Manager, with 30+ years of experience in construction with the last 25+ years in management. Specialist in preconstruction and estimating services. Responsible for development and management of Client and Design Team relationships, on assigned projects. Responsible for development and management of Subcontractor relationships throughout the LA region and adjoining counties. Expert level experience in use of multiple construction software programs used during the design phase of construction. Expert level experience with multiple project types with the ability to manage multiple large projects concurrently, in various stages of design development, including coordination and management of assigned support staff. Experience with Higher Education projects - Academic, Sports and Housing, Commercial Office projects, Hospitality/Hotel projects, Medical Research and Medical Office, Civil Engineering and Infrastructure, Public Transportation Facilities, Airport Facilities and Airport Operations. Primary focus of assignments on Negotiated Award, Higher Education, with additional experience with public hard bid, including: education, medical and government facilities, including: civil and military, federal, state and local as well as public infrastructure. Software proficiency: Master level experience with multiple software types used in Estimating and Preconstruction services, including, but not limited to: MC2, Timberline, On-Screen Take-Off, Sure-Track, P6, Visio, Blue Beam, ms excel, ms word, ms project and the balance of ms office products. Additional experience with Dprofiler, CAD and Revit.
PRECONSTRUCTION MANAGERMay 2013 to Current Sundt Construction － Irvine, CA
Managing Preconstruction and Estimating Services for LA Market.
CHIEF ESTIMATOR / PRECONSTRUCTION DIRECTORAug 2012 to May 2013 Suffolk Construction － Irvine, CA
Managed Staff providing Preconstruction and Estimating Services.
Employment - Chief Estimator and DirectorEstimating and Preconstruction
Responsible for 7 direct report Estimators, responsibilities include: coordination of all estimating services, coordination of all staff assignments and establishment of priorities, development and implementation of training, establishment of procedures and application of processes.
Specialist in preconstruction and estimating services.
Responsible for development of Client and Design Team relationships.
Experience with Higher Education projects - Academic, Sports and Housing, Commercial Office projects, Hospitality/Hotel projects and Public Transportation Facilities.
Substantial experience in Residential development, ranging from: High Rise Type I projects to Multi Family Type V, Mid-Rise Podium and Mixed Use projects.
PRECONSTRUCTION DIRECTORWebcor Builders － Los Angeles, CA
Managed comprehensive Preconstruction and Estimating Services.
Estimating and Preconstruction: Employment - Director of Preconstruction.
Specialist in high-rise and mid-rise mixed use projects, with: parking garages - below grade or above grade, retail development and residential components.
Specialist in high-rise and mid-rise hospitality projects, for various hotel operators, including national and regional chains as well as local high-end boutique hotels.
Responsible for provisions of comprehensive preconstruction services and estimating for the Los Angeles region including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County and Riverside County.
Assisted San Francisco and San Diego offices on specific efforts and special assignments.
Represent Webcor Builders as Point Lead on assigned efforts, establishing the daily face of the company with Clients, Design Teams and Subcontractors.
Responsible for establishing a positive working relationship with each group on all assigned efforts.
Responsible for the provisions of design phase preconstruction and estimating services on large projects with multiple efforts running concurrently.
Includes self-performance of direct performed work as well as management and coordination of staff and team work.
Responsible for development of collaborative synergy established with the design teams, ensuring the collaborative development of project estimates, schedules, project planning and phase sequencing, constructability review and site logistics planning.
Worked independently with minimal guidance or supervision.
Possess excellent communication skills, essential to providing preconstruction and estimating efforts in an efficient, comprehensive manner.
Direct estimating and preconstruction staff in the assessment of project information, including: project plans, specifications, development schedules and contract criteria - essential to the development of deliverables which are meaningful to the client and meeting the client needs.
Responsible for the development of comprehensive project quantities for all aspects of project scope, including: Architectural - Interior and Exterior, Structural, MEP/FP, Site and Civil qty's.
Develop project qty's targeted for various levels of project estimates - ROM conceptual information, detailed information and bid level information.
Responsible for the assembly of comprehensive detailed estimates, including detailed breakdown of project costing per the needs of the Client and design teams, frequently requiring development of specific and targeted solutions, for the project.
Responsible for the assembly of teams for Design-Build efforts, including development of RFQ's and RFP's for required designers and consultants through final selection and development of contractual terms.
Develop consultant and subcontractor selections.
Coordinate construction planning and document production services.
Provide comprehensive logistics planning, including: site utilization planning, disruption avoidance planning, hoisting and deliveries planning.
Work with operations to develop lean construction delivery strategies.
Coordinate Owner direct purchases planning.
Responsible as team leader and lead estimator on public bidding.
Coordinate execution of minority outreach program requirements when required for Public Bids.
Client Relations: Develop and implement preconstruction services strategies to address Client needs and expectations.
Work closely with Clients and customers to determine critical and priority factors of the project.
Coordinate and direct estimating and preconstruction team strategies to meet and exceed client expectations.
Worked closely with Client staff and other key personnel during design development to ensure capture of all essential input from various shareholders and backers of the project.
Develop and maintain relationships throughout the industry on a regional basis, including: relationships with developers, owner reps and Client's decision makers, design professionals, trades subcontractors as well as equipment and materials vendors.
Strengthened Client relationships during the course of assignments through providing comprehensive collaborative assistance with design and constructability solutions.
Brought many new business opportunities to the company through working closely with Client's staff, working diligently to gain their trust and confidence.
Was able to benefit from Client feedback on deliverables during the course of providing comprehensive preconstruction services.
Design Team Collaboration: Worked closely with Design Teams on assigned efforts and provided constructability and logistics planning for integration into project scopes.
Developed Value Engineering alternatives to designs during the course of constructability review, when necessary for budget reduction directives.
Develop preliminary and conceptual information in collaboration with Design Team, including: Project Qty's, ROM Estimates, preliminary Schedules and Logistics Planning.
Provide conceptual level pricing based upon parameters of Development Program, for use as basis of early phase design decisions.
Provide Design Teams with access to company's technological design support staff with introduction to Revit, BIM and associated 3D technologies.
Facilitate the integration of Revit, BIM and associated 3D technologies into the design phase of the project.
Manage estimate development throughout the project design phase.
Produce estimates for conceptual design or based solely on program information when no drawings are available.
Produce technical, comprehensive detailed estimates, develop value engineering ideas and costs and produce life-cycle cost analysis.
Work with Client consultants and design team to understand LEED goals of the project.
Coordinate LEED effort, including: tracking of LEED credits while providing analysis and identification of opportunities for LEED points within the project scope and design.
Staff Supervision and Management: Work directly with Executive staff, with support staff and other staff involved in the preconstruction process, in full or in part.
Effective manager and coordinator of teams, promoting collaboration and involvement of individual team members.
Work with teams and individual staff from the various departments throughout the company, as well as Client teams and design development teams.
Provide leadership to estimating staff and preconstruction teams by example, by training and by supporting staff during assignments.
Encourage strong work ethics while promoting initiative and self-starting qualities.
Develop strong estimating habits and teach the essential basics of applying high level of detail to work product.
Direct current staff of four Estimators working in collaboration with multiple operations staff, Junior and Senior, and work with Junior PE's assigned to Preconstruction as support staff.
Work with gender diverse and ethnically diverse group throughout the estimating and preconstruction staff, mentoring to all subordinate staff while providing encouragement toward career development and growth.
Work closely with Executive Staff as to develop and prepare for presentation of project proposals.
Participate in proposal presentations and award interviews.
Work closely with Project Executives, Project Managers and assigned staff during Buy-out process, to ensure continuity of scope capture and to ensure maintenance of projected fee.
Develop and implement project bid strategies.
Prepare bid lists, document packages and associated bid instructions for subcontractor bidding of projects.
Develop preliminary and detailed construction schedules for the design phase.
Work with company's insurance broker to ensure risk management requirements are maintained and that project estimates and proposals include the necessary insurance and bond coverage as well as required fees.
Work with internal legal counsel in review of Prime Contracts to determine appropriate contract terms be in place prior to acceptance of agreements.
Work with operations staff in review of Sub-Contracts to determine appropriate contract terms, conditions and milestone requirements be in place prior to issuance and acceptance of agreements.
Work with operations staff to ensure that regulatory approvals are obtained.
Provide continuous improvement input to estimating and preconstruction group's design phase services.
Provide analysis and resolution to work problems, keeping line of communications open and integrating the efforts of others to achieve resolutions.
Department Management: Directed team participation in meetings and mentored staff.
Developed strategies for team involvement on assignments.
Developed and established internal protocols and processes for development of Estimates, maintenance of Historical Data and standardization of Client Deliverable Documents.
Developed and implemented departmental training programs.
Coordination of training calendar and training sessions involving presentations by outside construction consultants, construction vendors and/or services provider.
Developed staff training plan, proficiency self-examinations and implemented individualized training.
Senior EstimatorJan 2001 to Jan 2004 Swinerton Builders, Inc － Los Angeles, CA
Experience in providing estimating services for the following product types: Commercial Buildings, High-Density Multi-Family Housing Projects, Mixed-Use Developments, Retail Developments, Parking Garages, Educational Facilities, Medical Facilities, Public Buildings, including: Historical Registry Buildings, Office Buildings, Operations Headquarters, Detention Facilities and Public Works projects.
Specialist in High-Density Multi-Family Housing Projects and Mixed-Use Developments Project size ranging from $1,000,000.00 to $145,000,000.00.
During two years in position successfully budgeted and awarded 5 development contracts, generating forecasted revenue which met or exceeded fee projections proposed in estimating.
Worked in all capacities relative to the Senior Estimator Position with all assignments involving precon coordination.
Worked as lead estimator on negotiated GMP assignments.
Worked as team leader on specific public bid assignments and worked as bid-team member on all public bids pursued by the estimating department.
Resigned from position after being recruited by Webcor Builders.
Senior EstimatorJan 2000 to Jan 2001 C.E.G. Construction, Inc － Los Angeles, CA
Experience in providing estimating services for the following product types: Commercial Development and Manufacturing facilities, Concrete Tilt Up Buildings, Steel Frame Buildings and Commercial Tenant Improvement projects, in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
Specialist in Commercial Projects with large sites including the erection of Concrete Tilt-Up Buildings and Steel Frame Buildings, to three stories in height.
Project size ranging from $1,000,000.00 to $12,000,000.00.
Job responsibilities included carrying of all assigned projects from conceptual estimating through precon and subcontractor buy out.
Improved bottom line profits, margins and shared savings on 100% of the projects assigned during buyout of trades.
Worked closely with CFO and CEO to develop estimating protocol, formats, templates and detailed estimating exhibits for Tilt-Up buildings and Industrial Site development projects.
Developed base line scope of work outlines for use on Tilt-Up buildings and Industrial Site development projects.
Managed multiple projects running concurrently at various stages of design, budgetary pricing, bidding and/or buyout and subcontract award.
Assisted junior estimators with training and problem solving.
Worked closely with several project managers in regards to project coordination, blue print / planning issues, change orders and in regards to subcontractor management.
Resigned from position after being recruited by Swinerton Builders.
Project Planning ManagerJan 1998 to Jan 1999 National Water & Power, Inc － Irvine, CA
Project Planning of Utility Sub-metering Systems for High-Density Multi-Family.
Specialist in estimating and wireless systems design for High-Density Multi-Family Housing Projects and Mixed-Use Developments.
Job responsibilities included Regional Estimating, System Design Coordination for Multi-Family Residential Sub-metering systems in the Western Region, United States.
Responsible as National Coordinator of Materials Procurement for all projects under contract for submetering services, requiring meter installations and wireless communications design and installation.
Work load included coordination of materials for all projects in Continental United States.
Company was doing business in 43 states.
Coordinated materials for multiple projects running concurrently, frequently requiring staggered materials deliveries to the site.
Reviewed blue print and plan information for multi-family developments to develop proposed sub-metering solutions.
Proposed design solutions for metering installations and wireless communications systems.
Provided sub-metering solutions, design proposals and budgets for all projects in Western United States.
Provided estimating services concurrent with materials procurement coordination.
Developed estimating format in ms excel that linked to producing automatic purchase orders for all necessary components for each project being estimated.
Streamlined the estimating and procurement process and consolidated national procurement coordination from what was 4 separate regional offices to be run from one office at national headquarters in Southern California.
Operations moved to the National Water & Power - Dallas, Texas, office.
A relocation and position was offered.
Declined the offer, relative to family commitments in Southern California.
Owner, Operating ManagerJan 1996 to Jan 1998 Harris & Hall - Custom Cabinetry & Furniture － Orange, CA
Worked as business manager overseeing all operations.
Provided all estimating and contract management services.
State license holder and qualifier for General Contracting work.
Owner / Operator of Custom Design Cabinet Shop.
Worked as shop & design manager overseeing all operations for Custom Cabinetry - estimating, accounting, design & production.
President, COOJan 1980 to Jan 1985 Harbor Maintenance － Huntington Beach, CA
Water Front Real Estate, Huntington Harbor - Home Owner Association Maintenance Contracts.
Property Maintenance Business.
Worked as business manager overseeing all operations.
Provided all estimating and contract management services.
State license holder and qualifying partner for General Contracting work.
Managed all operations for Home Owner Association Maintenance - estimating, accounting, procurement, fabrication, installation, through finish and clean up.
Managed the exterior and site maintenance on 96 private water front condominium homes, with private boat slips each.
Attended all board meetings and provided monthly reporting of activity.
Project Manager / Commercial Electrical ContractorJan 1978 to Jan 1980 Mueske Electric － Spirit Lake, IA
Crew MemberJan 1974 to Jan 1977 PCI Construction － Waterloo, IA
Summer Seasons during College / Concrete Bridge Construction, Public Works and General Engineering Contractor.
Mathematics and Psychology1 1978Northwestern College － Orange City, IaMathematics and Psychology Mathematics major - Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus - additional studies relative to Statistical Analysis.
Psychology Minor - Behavioral Sciences.
Mathematics and Psychology1 1975Marshalltown Community College － Marshalltown, IaMathematics and Psychology Mathematics major - Algebra, Trigonometry.
Psychology Minor - behavioral sciences.
General Studies1 1974Northwood-Kensett High-School － Northwood, IaGeneral Studies General Studies, college preparations.
Trade Associated Courses - Wood shop, Accounting, Drafting.
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