wherever the work dictates

Name : MAThomas
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : New Orleans, LA
Job Title Project / Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : wherever the work dictates
Objective : Sirs
To be appointed either on contract or permanent posting to any project whether commercial, energy related or residential that requires a skilled Project/Construction Manager who is accountable and responsible.
I am available to relocate immediately.
Resume :  

Highly skilled Construction / Management Professional with more than 30 years experience in all phases of building construction, including design build residential, commercial, civil engineering and industrial.
Project Management - including negotiations, project cost estimates, evaluating and selection of qualified bidders. Contract management of construction, including demolitions, preparing requests for bids, review and process billings and change orders. Setting and tracking milestones. Insure projects are in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.
Strong organizational, interpersonal skills, and good oral and written communication skills, supervised team members, subcontractors, etc.
Proficient computer skill in using spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software. Additional office equipment including copy machine, fax, scanner, calculator. Digital Camera including Photoshop software.
Proficient in all interpreting of construction documents such as blueprints, surveys, elevation certification, etc., and great understanding of the current building codes.
Documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy
All areas of inventory, project and budget control.
Current PMI, 2005 and 2009 PMP course completion

2007 to dateProject Manager, Classic Construction of New Orleans

2006 to 2007Project Manager/VP of Construction, American Renaissance Homes, New Orleans.

2004 to 2006Project Manager, Ellis Construction LLC, New Orleans.

1993 to 2004Project Director, Link 2 Europe Ltd. England and Belgium.

1980 to 1993Project Manager, Urban Foundation, South Africa.

1970 to 1980Assistant PM, Cable & Wireless, based at Manama, Bahrain.


Reading University, England - MBA (year one)
Chartered Institute of Building, England - Masters entrance to Construction Management
Cement Association, England - C&G Concrete Technology.
Exeter University, England - Construction Law certificate.
Torbay College, England - Higher National Certificate in Architecture.
Wirral Technical College, England - Ordinary National Certificate in Building Construction.
Caldy Grammar School, England - O & A levels

References on Request

Construction / Project Manager
Career notes May 3, 2010

I have always worked as a member of a multi professional team.
I have been responsible and accountable for projects in the $30m range.
I am conversant with engaging in developing relationships with stakeholders, consultants and supply chain vendors.
I am familiar with the complexities of risk management and the decision consequences.
My initial training within architectural practices in London, Torquay and as a student in Sweden gives me a familiarity with design drawings and the detailing elements of a project.
My training within structural engineering offices in Belgium has given me an understanding of concrete and steel construction and their elements.
My training in Bahrain as the site representative of a British telecoms company enabled me to understand and appreciate the complexities of Quantity Surveying and the subsequent pricing of components.
My exposure to the use of management software, including PrimaVera and MS Project has allowed me to understand the complex breakdown of project management and subsequent control and monitoring. With severe consequences when Critical Path items are not addressed in time.
I have worked within the control of the Health and Safety blanket on many projects and been appointed the Safety Officer on large jobs.
I have enrolled onto a 30hour OSHA safety course which will be in the next few weeks, this is an ideal way to keep up with new trends and ideas.
I am a team player and have had the opportunity to wear many hats during my career.
I have studied many educational courses in UK and various countries and recently forwarded my certificates to the Chartered Institute of Building who has confirmed that my level of education would now allow me an entrance into a Masters program.
I believe that I understand my knowledge areas and limitations and am always seeking to improve my exposure to new skills.
I am courageous in the way that I approach my personal and business life and am a great believer of the optimistic approach.
I learn every day and am a good listener, especially during the problem solution phase that clients always have to be guided through.

I agree that jobs get done by sheer dynamics, tenacity, commitment and a love of being a CM /PM.

Michael A Thomas

Construction / Project Manager
Projects that are relevant are as follows:

Inn on the Park - 120 bedroom hotel - Mayfair, London -
architectural assistant for working drawings and site supervision.
The Portman Hotel - 200 bedroom hotel - West End, London -
architectural assistant for working drawings and site liaison.
Chapell Music Studios - music recording studios - West End, London -
studio design and construction detailing.
Industrial and Commercial Buildings - Devon -
Design drawings, project monitoring, daily contractor liaison, financial control.
Cable & Wireless Arab Comms Center - Bahrain -
architect's representative on site, concrete pre pour inspections, piling, dewatering, multi storey concrete and steel project, hazardous ground conditions, extremely difficult weather conditions.
National Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa -
working for the general contractor as a Site Agent with sub contractor control duties.
Tiger Oats Bakery - Johannesburg, South Africa -
largest bakery in the southern hemisphere, appointed by general contractor as the site architect and subsequently the site Project Manager for 2 years until completion and commissioning.
Township developments - Soweto, South Africa -
commercial and residential projects during the apartheid regime for indigenous populations, design and build projects, responsible for local liaisons, design solutions, building permits, sub contract selection, through to completions.
Shopping Center Projects - Antwerp, Belgium -
site Client representative, property development and rebuilding works, site supervision of General Contractor and finishing sub contractors. Project financial monitoring and payment scheduling and approvals.
Terra Firma Landscape projects - Beruit, Lebanon
design input for concrete and timber structures and hard landscape work, landscape architect site agent.
Temporary office accommodation - Essex, UK
provision of sales and marketing input, client liaison, bills of quantities, bid work and contract negotiations, modular temporary offices for doctors, operating theaters, treatment rooms, security buildings and municipal offices.
Post Katrina hurricane cleanup - New Orleans, USA
demolition of concrete, steel and timber structures, H&Safety issues, hazardous working conditions control, monitoring of buildings structural integrity, removal and dumping permit control, cost controls.
Commercial buildings - New Orleans, USA.
Construction Manager and Consultant to various General Contractors and Developers, advise on design and building component details, set up cost control parameters, obtained relevant building permits, site supervision of sub contract companies, accountable for quality.
Tudor Square - New Orleans -
office refurbishment, 52 offices and subordinate services, design and build project, Consultant to the Developer, sub contractor selection, issue scope of works, Change Order and RFI monitoring.

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