Naperville, IL

Position Desired

Construction Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Construction Manager


Performance-driven construction manager with over 20 years of experience in project management, estimating, and field supervision. Founded and managed a successful commercial general contracting/construction management firm for 15 years.

Project Management Skills

Prepares and manages project budgets throughout project duration to ensure maximum profitability.
Works with the project team to develop critical path schedules and determine necessary manpower/equipment requirements.
Manages and oversees project field operations by working with the project superintendent to review plans, specifications, critical schedule dates, subcontractor performance, key material/equipment delivery dates, inspection requirements, costs control, safety standards, and quality control.
Conducts weekly progress meetings with owner, architects/engineers, and subcontractors.
Evaluates contract document revisions and prepare/submit change orders to clients.
Communicates effectively with architects, engineers, consultants, building managers, and owner's representatives during all phases of each project.
Develops and maintains positive client relationships throughout the project.
Effective at working with building departments and applicable government agencies to determine permit requirements on each project. Prepares. submits, and monitors applications for all required building/occupancy permits until approved.
Reviews and processes shop drawings, equipment cuts, and material samples for owner/architect/engineer approval.
Prepares/submits/tracks purchase orders, subcontractor change orders, waivers, insurance certificates and other documents required for each project.
Prepares and submits monthly payment applications/draws to owners. Reviews and processes subcontractor/supplier invoices.
Maintains accurate, complete, and updated project plans, specifications, correspondence and estimating documentation on each projects.
Effectively manages project punch completion and project closeout with clients.
Effective at solicitation of subcontractor/supplier bids for each trade. Analyze subcontractor/supplier proposals to ensure conformance with contract documents. Effective at negotiating final subcontractor/supplier contract amounts. Draft subcontracts and purchase orders for each trade.


Estimating Skills

Effective at preparing construction cost estimates on competitively bid, negotiated, and design-build projects.
Reviews drawings/specifications to determine scope of work and quality of bid documents.
Manages the pre-bid meeting/walkthrough process, coordinates the RFI process, and communicates effectively with owner/design team during the estimating stages of a project.
Develops each project’s estimated costs by calculating complete quantity take-offs, labor on self-performing general contractor work, material costs, equipment pricing, and subcontractor costs.
Estimates general condition expenses based on project duration and project management staffing requirements.
Effective at preparing/writing project client proposals that include scope of work, construction cost breakdowns, and qualifications.
Effective at soliciting subcontractor, equipment, and material pricing for each estimate.
Realizes the importance of developing strong relationships with current and new subcontractors.
Effective at assisting clients by managing value engineering studies on projects.
Reviews subcontractor/supplier proposals for completeness and accuracy.
Works effectively with the project team to negotiate subcontractor, equipment, and material buyouts.
Effective at managing the transition on awarded projects to the project management team by reviewing the proposal, cost budget, subcontractor selection and drawings/specifications.

Project Supervision Skills

Coordination and supervision of all personnel, subcontractors, and suppliers on each project.
Facilitates communication and management of the job site and ensures that all parties involved are aware of their responsibilities and informed of project status and expectations.
Develops the project schedule and effectively manages all of the project schedule dates to meet scheduled milestones and the overall completion date.
Surveys existing structures and the project site, verifies accuracy of building layout/dimensions, identifies and locates critical infrastructure/utilities.
Manages job site safety, ensures safe work practices, and addresses any safety issues immediately.
Inspection of the work on a daily basis to ensure that work in progress conforms to the contract requirements and that each project is delivered to the client with the highest level of quality.
Effectively manages the cost of work to ensure that construction costs meet the budget and constantly works with the project team to improve costs.
Ensures that relevant project records are processed and maintained as required and that the logistics of the project support the schedule.
Expedite material and equipment deliveries as required by the project schedule.
Schedule and monitor all required inspections by municipalities and government agencies.
Schedule and monitor all required testing of soils and materials in accordance with the contract documents.
Effectively manages project punch completion and project closeout with clients.

Computer Skills

Proficient with Procore, Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project, and Planswift.

Employment History

3/15 to 9/15
Construction Project Manager
Cicero’s Development Corporation, Plainfield, IL
Project management and estimating on commercial/residential projects.

1999 to 2015
Independent Trader
West Street Investments, Naperville, IL
Traded Equity Index futures, Gold, Crude Oil, Copper, 30-year Treasuries, and the Euro.

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