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Name : James Caballero
Industry Type : Design Build Firms- EPC
City & State : Washington, DC metro area, VA
Job Title Design & Construction Manager
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Objective : I have provided the US Federal Government and the private sector with professional construction project management, A/E design management, construction administration, and facilities operations management services. I specialize in the design, construction, and operations of secure Federal facilities. My list of Federal clients includes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, US the Army Corps of Engineers, the State Department Bureau Overseas Buildings Operations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of the Navy, the Coast Guard, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, and the Secret Service. In addition, I have significant design management experience with educational facilities for Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Fairfax County Public Schools, as well as a variety of private sector commercial and multi-family residential construction projects.

As a Senior Project Manager, Design-Build Manager, and Construction Manager, I have managed new construction, additions, renovations, conversions, rehabilitations, core and shell, and fit-out projects, to include fast-track phased construction and occupancy of very large mission critical installations. I have practiced the principles and methods of professional design, construction, and operations management, and am proficient in leading project teams throughout the project life cycle. I am skilled in the management of multiple projects simultaneously, controlling scope, schedule, budget, quality, risk, safety, program planning, stakeholder communications, and in implementing corrective actions to remediate deficiencies. In additional to my architectural expertise, I have a strong working knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, civil, and structural engineering, security, fire protection, building automation systems, and sustainability. I excel in identifying challenges and facilitating resolutions. My wide ranging experience provides the required versatility to effectively bridge gaps between the designer, construction contractor, and operations teams.
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Professional Summary

Mr. Caballero has 26 years of experience in the construction industry. He has managed projects for the U.S. Federal Government and the private sector. He has served the U.S. Intelligence Community in numerous capacities to include Design-Build Manager, Construction Administration Manager, Mission Assurance Manager, and Senior Project Manager. He specializes in program planning, A/E design, construction management, facilities operations management, and sustainability.

Mr. Caballero is a professional project manager. He is an expert in analyzing complex project design, construction, and operational challenges to facilitate innovative solutions. He has functioned in a senior leadership capacity on large high profile U.S. Federal Government contracts, embedded in the on-site Program Management Office as program liaison to stakeholder executives. Mr. Caballero is a capable program relations representative, has excellent presentation skills, is proficient in articulating program challenges and proposals, orally and in writing, and in an accurate and persuasive manner.

Mr. Caballero has extensive experience in construction management, planning development, A/E design, construction administration, budget and schedule controls, architecture, mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural facilities

engineering, facilities operations, maintenance and warranty enforcement, logistics, estimating, reports, presentations, negotiation of A&E fees, contracts, bid evaluation, life cycle analysis, code analysis, Federal Acquisitions Regulations, testing and acceptance, government procurement standards, value engineering, and quality control and quality assurance processes.

Years of Experience


Certifications / Affiliations

AAIA, American Institute of Architects, Associate Member

CCM, Certified Construction Manager, Construction Management Association of America

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute

LEED AP, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, USGBC

CQM, Construction Quality Management for Contractors, USACE / NAVFAC

Security Clearance

TS/SCI, CI polygraph


Bachelor of Science in Architecture: The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning, Washington, DC, Magna Cum Laude, 2005

Professional Experience

Parsons Government Services, Springfield, VA, May 2010 July 2012

Position: Mission Assurance Manager and Design-Build Manager

Mr. Caballero was the Parsons Mission Assurance Manager and Design Build Manager, stationed at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Campus East (NCE), a $2.4 billion LEED Gold installation. Mr. Caballero was responsible for coordination between the construction, construction management, deployment, and IT contracts. He served Parsons as the Base Operations Support East (BOS-E) representative in working groups, planning, and contract interpretation, in charge of contract deliverables, asset management, and is the Parsons point of contact with program stakeholders. After occupancy was complete, Mr. Caballero transitioned to the Parsons BOS-E IDIQ Design Manager, responsible for planning, design, production, and construction of IDIQ design-build projects at NCE. In September 2010 Mr. Caballero received a Star Partner Award from NGA, as the first Parsons employee to receive the award. In August 2011 he received the Excellence award from NGA, and is the only Parsons employee to receive this award.

RTKL Associates Inc., Washington, DC, December 2007 March 2010

Position: Construction Administration Manager

Mr. Caballero was stationed on-site full-time as Construction Administration Manager at a new $2.4 billion LEED Gold USGBC certified complex for the US Army Corps of Engineers in behalf of the NGA. As a team leader, he managed the construction administration phase and was the liaison representing the multi-discipline design team. Mr. Caballero coordinated construction administration services, participated in numerous weekly meetings with the client, end user, contractors, inspectors, and other government and industry professionals, reviewed RFIs and submittals, conducted field observations, generated reports, researched products and systems, and conducted quality control reviews prior to each incremental design submission. Mr. Caballero specialized in negotiating resolutions, building relationships with project stakeholder representatives and industry officials to facilitate a collaborative decision-making process, and supported the Program Management Office to mitigate sensitive complex issues. Mr. Caballero practiced implementing sustainable strategies throughout the NGA LEED Gold campus; the largest U.S. Government facility to achieve LEED Gold.

Louis Berger Group, Washington, DC, September 2007 - November 2007

Position: Senior Project Manager

Mr. Caballero worked on a Department of State contract for the U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan.

AECOM, Springfield, VA, May 2005 September 2007

Position: Senior Project Manager

Mr. Caballero was stationed at a 1.5 million SF secure site for a classified client in the Washington Metropolitan area. As Project Manager, Mr. Caballero led multi-discipline A/E design teams in an array of IDIQ project types, to include new construction, renovations, additions, and conversions. Mr. Caballeros responsibilities entailed the coordination and management of design analysis, space planning, design development, production of construction documents, construction administration services, field investigations, production of studies and reports, estimating, scheduling, quality control reviews, product and systems research, building code analysis, presentations, and life safety and threat assessments. His dedication was recognized with an AECOM award in October 2006 after an outstanding performance letter was issued by the customer.

Balodemas Architects, Washington, DC, May 2003 September 2004

Position: Project Architect

Responsible for management and production of multiple design contracts for public and private sector clients, including the largest project ever designed by the firm. Duties included planning, design development, coordination of disciplines, interface with client/contractor, field investigations, code analysis, permit acquisitions, production of construction documents, and construction administration.

Caballero Architects, Alexandria, VA, January 1994 May 2003

Position: Project Manager

Mr. Caballero was the manager responsible for operations, and production of contract deliverables. His duties included supervision of design studio personnel, project coordination, strategic planning, design development, production of construction documents, building system analysis, construction administration, field investigations, reports, scheduling, estimating, studies, and the overall execution of projects for U.S. Federal facilities worldwide, as well as state and county governments.

Davis & Carter, Tysons Corner, VA, May 1987 October 1988

Position: Architectural Designer

Duties included supporting project architects in production of construction documents for U.S. Federal Government agencies, state and county governments, and private sector contracts. Projects types included new construction of commercial buildings, educational facilities, and U.S. Federal facilities.

Peck & Peck Associates, Woodbridge, VA, March 1986 May 1987

Position: Architectural Designer

Duties included supporting project architects in production of construction documents utilizing AutoCAD and hand drafting. Projects types included new construction, additions and renovations of commercial buildings in the private sector, and educational facilities for county governments.

VVKR, Inc., Alexandria, VA, January 1985 March 1986

Position: Architectural Designer

Duties included supporting project architects in production of construction documents. Projects types included new construction of high-rise office buildings, commercial retail spaces, multifamily residential, and mixed used commercial multifamily residential in the private sector.

Caballero Architects, Alexandria, VA, August 1981 January 1985

Position: Architectural Designer

Duties included supporting project architects in production of construction documents. Contract types included new construction, additions, conversions, and renovations of a wide variety of domestic and international projects for U.S. Federal agencies, the U.S. military, state, and county governments, commercial office and retail buildings, and educational facilities.

Program Summaries

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East Ft. Belvoir, VA, New Construction Construction Administration Manager / Mission Assurance Manager & Design Manager

Customer:National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Client:US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District

Size / Cost:2.6 million SF on 130 acres / $2.4 billion

Description: NGA Campus East (NCE) The Main Building is the second largest Department of Defense building in history (The Pentagon is first). The project entailed the construction of six structures, all USGBC LEED Gold certified. The Campus consists of 1) The Main Building is a world class architectural design. The building is formed by two offset interlocking curved wings with nine cores. The wings are nine stories and 1,000 feet long by 135 feet wide. A 450 foot long nine story central atrium is covered with a translucent ETFE roof allowing natural light to penetrate. The Building offers two million SF for 8,500 occupants, houses the NGA College, the NGA Operations Center, the largest Intelligence Community auditorium, conference spaces, gymnasium, restaurants, etc. 2) The Central Utility Plant is a two story 89,000 SF building, housing eight cooling towers, nine emergency generators, seven chillers, and has a green roof assembly over a large loading dock. 3) The Technical Center is a four story 146,000 SF facility housing a massive data center of 800 racks, 1,400 blade servers feeding 20,000 computers. 4) The secure Parking Garage provides 5,100 employee parking spaces. 5) The Visitor Control Center is the welcoming entry point for all visitors to the Campus, and provides security screening areas, a conference room, interview rooms, and program support areas. 6) The Remote Inspection Facility is a secure screening area to manage truck deliveries.

Undisclosed Classified Site in the Washington Metro Area

Senior Project Manager



Size / Cost:1.5 million SF / $400 million

Description:This contract entailed multiple mid-size classified IDIQ design projects, varying in scale and scope. Project types included new construction, additions, and renovations. Project examples include high-end conference facilities, restrooms, office space, data centers, specialized mission critical facilities, warehouse, security access controls, and caf.

Partial Project List

US Embassy Communications Center, Asmara, Eritrea, New Construction Project Manager

US Interest Section Building, Havana, Cuba, Addition and Renovation Project Architect

US Embassy, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, New Construction Project Architect

US Consulates, Munich, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart, Germany, Renovations Project Architect

US Embassy, Madrid, Spain, PAC Renovation Project Architect

US Embassy, Panama City, Panama, Renovation Project Architect

US Consulate, Oporto, Portugal, PAC Renovation Project Architect

US Embassy, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Historic Renovation Project Architect

US Consulate, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Communications Center Renovation Project Architect

US Army Hangar, Warehouse, and Offices, Shanghai, China, New Construction Project Manager

US Army Officers Club, Ft. Belvoir, VA, Addition/Renovation Project Manager

US Army Communications Headquarters, Ft. Detrick, MD, Renovation Project Architect

US Army Chief of Staff Headquarters Pentagon, Arlington, VA, Renovation Project Architect

US Army Barracks 250 / 251 Fort Myers, VA, Renovation and Conversions Project Manager

US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, Renovation Project Architect

US Navy Public Works Center Dining Facility, Navy Yard Washington, DC Project Manager

US Navy Explosive Test Facility, Indian Head, MD, New Construction Project Architect

US Secret Service, White House Perimeter Security, Renovation Project Architect

FEMA Building S Training Facility, Emmitsburg, MD, Conversion/Addition Project Manager

FEMA Building 230, Mount Weather, VA, Training Facility Conversion/Renovation Project Manager

FEMA Kennels, Mount Weather, VA, New Construction Project Manager

National Institutes of Health, MRI Facilities, New Construction Project Manager

National Institutes of Health, Yale University Brady Laboratory, New Construction Project Architect

Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Art Studio Conversion/Rehabilitation Project Manager

George Washington University, Mail Room Renovation and Addition Project Manager

Fairfax County Public Schools, Annandale High School Renovation Project Manager

Fairfax County Public Schools, Jefferson High School Renovation Project Architect

Fairfax County Public Schools, Mark Twain Middle School Renovation Project Manager

1836 Columbia Rd., Washington, DC, Residential/Commercial New Construction Project Manager

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