Name : Deborah Clary
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : San Antonio, Texas
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : maybe
Objective : Objective is full time employment with an organization that values proactive project/program management.
Resume :  
Highly skilled project manager with extensive experience in the construction industry working for both the owner and the contractor. Proactively lead design and implementation phases of projects to meet challenging customer goals. Adept at dealing with US Military decision makers to resolve diverse, complex project issues. Superior negotiating and relationship building skills utilized on numerous projects coordinating with cross-functional staff, city and state government employees, and representatives of major utilities to consistently deliver completed projects under demanding timelines.


Project ManagementVendor Selection Process (IDIQ, RFP) Operations Management
NegotiationUSAF, COSA, TxDoT project teamsProcess Improvement
Financial ManagementRelationship ManagementRevenue Forecasting


For CPS Energy: Managed a $5 million project for the Fossil Generation Division. Took over a contentious project team in the midst of cost overruns and internal strife. Settled conflicts, brought project back onto budget, and restored customer satisfaction with the project. RESULTS: This project is on track to be completed on time and within budget

For CPS Energy: Managed a fast-paced $2.5 million project for the System Measurement and Technology Division. Worked closely with the customer to develop detailed requirements and space planning. Customer design details were sufficiently developed that architectural and engineering design work was cut in half. Established a strong collaborative relationship with the Contractor to maximize customer value. Coordinated and managed the move of all customer furnishings and equipment into the new space. RESULTS: This highly visible project was completed on time and within budget.

For CPS Energy: Provided proactive project management and team leadership to remodel and equip a new customer service center for the Retail Energy Division on an aggressive time schedule and a tight budget. Worked closely with both executive management and user-level employees to clearly define requirements and establish expectations. Developed partnerships and alliances with key internal team members to establish and maintain a strict schedule for completion. RESULTS: The facility was delivered on time and within budget

For Port San Antonio: Managed multiple, simultaneous projects for high profile tenant customers in an industrial office/manufacturing complex with 14 million square feet of facilities on 1,800 acres. Met with diverse customers, such as USAF, to identify needs, evaluate all solution options, and develop project scope, IDIQ, RFP, or RFB procurement documents and timelines. Planned and coordinated all project aspects from design and budget through implementation. Supervised multiple contractors throughout process. Coordinated critical activities with staff of utility companies and city and state agencies. Maintained consistent communication with all stakeholders to mitigate potential conflict and provide timely problem resolution. RESULTS: Drove the timely, on-budget completion of 406 projects valued at $101.4 million over a ten year period

For Port San Antonio Spearheaded a solution to rising roofing costs after the response to a major natural disaster caused a shortage of available materials. Worked with the engineer to bundle three individual roofing projects into one large project to save both time and money. Negotiated volume discounts with material suppliers. RESULTS: Saved the company $350K in project costs and facilitated expedited project completion.

For Port San Antonio: Streamlined construction timing for third party funded projects. Analyzed existing policies and identified opportunity for improvement. Developed a revised policy that allowed CEO approval of third party funded contracts without prior review by Board of Directors. Presented the proposal to senior management and secured agreement. Coordinated implementation of the new policy. RESULTS: Use of the new policy reduced construction schedules by 30 days and saved the expense of 300 overtime labor hours.

For Port San Antonio: Created and implemented a preconstruction meeting information packet for every contractor working with the firm. Developed materials including corporate procedures, tenant information, and project related forms. RESULTS: Critical preliminary information allowed contractors to start each project phase more quickly and with more efficiency. Also saved a minimum of four hours per project for each staff project manager.


APEX SYSTEMS (for CPS Energy)June 2008
Contract Project Manager for CPS EnergyPresent
PORT SAN ANTONIO (Former Kelly Air Force Base)1998 2008
Project Manager (Engineering and Property Management Depts.)2003 2008
Project Development Coordinator (Contractor through Trammell Crow) 1998 2003
THE CLUB AT SONTERRA, San Antonio, Texas1996 1998
Accounts Receivable/Billing
ADVANCED SIGNING, San Antonio, Texas1995
Accounts Receivable/Billing
SOUTHWEST PRECAST, Schertz, Texas 1989 1995
Accounts Receivable/Payroll/Job Costing

B.A., Management and Marketing, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas
Graduate, Accredited Leadership Program, South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Currently pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, Project Management Institute
Completed PMP 24 hour test prep course in November 2008

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