Action-driven senior management executive with expertise in business and product development, cross-functional team leadership and delivering positive outcomes with strong and sustainable gains. Able to identify and implement strategies to educe costs, increase revenue, strengthen customer relationships, improve business practices and drive profitable growth. Broad-based management skills, with strong planning, communications, organizational and decision-making ability to successfully direct concurrent projects. Mentors and encourages a team environment for high levels of employee confidence and satisfaction.
* Proficient Microsoft Word Business, Microsoft Excel, Standard Graphic Programs; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Construction Programs; Prolog, Primavera & Microsoft Project
Senior Project Manager 05/2013 to CurrentBiscayne Contracttors Inc.Alexandria, VA
Supervise, mentor and assist Assistant Project Manager, Project Engineer, Project Manager, including reviewing their work, strengthening necessary job skills, communicating performance concerns, and providing resources in strengthening areas of development
Guide multiple jobs and multiple job teams operationally in each phase including pre-construction, construction, closeout, and post-construction services.
Ensure that the project strategy is clearly defined and communicated.
Drive the strategy from start to completion of each project.
Collaborate with Estimating in the up-front set up of projects to insure profitability, scheduling, subcontractor selection, hand-off to Project Manager, and turnover to client.
Develop and maintain client relationships at the appropriate level reinforcing commitment to our client needs, quality and satisfaction.
Promote subcontractor relations by dealing professionally and fairly with all subcontractors and vendors.
Communicate effectively with field team members as well as keeping them active in decision-making.
Successfully balance and prioritize many difficult and demanding tasks/situations; ability to overcome obstacles and challenges both internally and externally.
Successfully negotiates all project issues definitively and quickly.
Demonstrate excellent judgment when handling difficult and/or sensitive situations/issues.
Assist the team with issues and identify quick resolution.
Track future projects including timing and location.
Provide an operational support role in the project pre-construction services and bidding process with comprehensive project schedule and any necessary bid clarifications.
Develop and implement the project budget
Negotiate and issue subcontract agreements, purchase orders, subcontractor submittal and RFI management, subcontract change orders, subcontractor schedule management, and subcontractor close out management.
Lead and prepare change proposals, negotiate, execute, and issue change orders to subcontractors and others; prepare revisions to the budget, as a result of change orders.
Utilize subcontract terms and know how they apply to various situations on a project.
Track and obtain properly executed documents to include contracts, insurance certificates, bonds and other documents as required.
Lead project meetings, internal, owner or subcontract meetings, including preparation of the meeting agenda and supporting materials.
Project Status Report (PSR) to include project safety reports; updating cost management items, schedule, and tracking document; identifying risk; and generating project photos
Review, approve and code the subcontractor and vendor invoices
Prepare monthly project owner invoicing as required including subcontractor invoicing reviews, material invoicing review, budget management.
Resolve financial closeout and possible owner, subcontractor and/or vendor disputes.
Lead the implementation in collaboration with field and office operations staff in the execution of the project.
Identify and execute a proactive approach to solving project issues.
Project Manager12/2009 to 05/2013HBW Group IncRockville, Maryland
Responsible for the administration, implementation, and management of control projects.
Responsible for site safety and cost controls.
Work as a team with responsible for scheduling subcontractor site activities and vendor deliveries.
Accountable for assigned projects' scope of work, schedule, and budget.
Responsible for timely completion of assigned projects and customer satisfaction.
Plans and analyzes assigned projects, establishes schedules and project parameters and sets procedures to accomplish system objectives, involving complex contracting applications Communicates with customers and their representatives, including building owners, mechanical contractors, other trades, subcontractors, and field support staff.
Compares estimated ship dates with contractor project schedule.
Ensures compliance with internal equipment ordering processes.
Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the forecasted cost at completion.
Controls expenses by monitoring assigned project budget.
Creates and makes revisions to project schedules including: generating tasks, estimates, dependencies; and milestones.
Oversees the following: preparation of material and vendor orders; recording the receipt of materials and approving payments.
Responsible for entering equipment orders and issuing purchase orders for vendor orders.
Generates work orders for equipment start-ups.
Coordinates with contractors and owners to discuss scope of project; budgets; performance; and close-out.
Responsible for project cash-flow management: progress billing, collections support and monitoring, and resource management.
Ensures that quality standards are maintained for assigned projects.
Maintains customer satisfaction by investigating concerns, implementing corrective action, and communicating with customers and assigned staff.
President/CEO05/2005 to 11/2009Lusitano Construction LLCGermantown, Maryland
Direct management of all functions of the company.
Overall responsibility for P/L, cash flow and budget attainment.
Successfully manage the company to achieve budgeted revenues and profitability within the cash flow and working capital constraints established.
Ongoing development of the management team including the development and communication of clear objectives, monitoring of progress and holding management accountable for achievement of company objectives.
Develop annual budget in line with strategic plan and then successfully implement and achieve both plan and budget.
Develop an understanding of the business processes and risks, and the primary cost and revenue levers.
Build and maintain a company culture of passion, performance and accountability that attract, retain and motivate the best-qualified employees.
Work with staff to improve process, efficiency and achieve operational excellence in individual functional areas and for the company overall.
Maintain a non-bureaucratic, family oriented and open culture, which invites active constructive criticism regardless the level of position.
Work for company expansion, selecting new & challenging projects, hiring etc.
Assistant Project Manager10/2002 to 05/2005Coakley Williams ConstructionGaithersburg, Maryland
Assisting Project Manager during preconstruction to final closeout.
Assisting field Superintendent on overseeing the entire construction project.
Assisting PM with owner/architect correspondence, budgeting/estimating, project scheduling, subcontractor negotiations and trade contracts, project change order and submittal review, MEP coordination meetings, progress meetings, assisting in quality control and promoting safety.
Bachelor of Arts: Media Communication StudiesMay 2001The Catholic University of AmericaWashington D.C.
DBL Minor - Business Ethics & Philosophical Morals & Conduct
June 1997St. John's College High SchoolWashington D.C.
Tri-Lingual Portuguese, Spanish & English
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, architect, billing, budgeting, budgets, budget, business processes, cash-flow, cash flow, cash flow, contracts, customer satisfaction, English, estimating, functional, Graphic, hiring, materials, mechanical, meetings, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, negotiations, Portuguese, Primavera, processes, improve process, progress, Prolog, quality, quality control, recording, safety, scheduling, Spanish, strategic