Name : Chele
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : Valencia, CA
Job Title Sr. Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : Southeast, MidAtlantic, Atlanta, Florida, International
Objective : To direct or manage project managers for region or multiple projects or for a program during the design, construction, close-out or all three. To be responsible for the sucessful for complete construction process.
Resume :  

To attain a executive or director management position or similar providing an opportunity to fully utilize a successful Certified Construction Manager (CCM) with an extensive diverse background in construction yet pliable to still learn and eager to teach or mentor others. Seeking a stable diverse company that can provide employment longevity and challenging projects.

First-rate manager and team player who has worked in all capacities - Management, Consulting, Education, Estimating, Scheduling, and Real Estate. Multi-talented committed professional with a profound understanding of the construction process, time, and money. Twenty plus years in construction industry that will provide direction based on personal knowledge, experience, and insight. Well regarded for interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Strong suit is attention to detail, Possesses excellent organizational and management skills. These attributes have allowed successful completion of new and renovated commercial projects, as well as high-end custom residential, allowing the development of a keen eye for detail.

1Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Construction Management Engineering
and Associates degree in Engineering Design
2Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
3Strong understanding of construction, quality, time and money
4Exceptional problem solving skills
5Well regarded for interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
6Excellent organizational and management skills
7Optimum leader and team player
8Outstanding business savvy and thrives on challenging experiences
9Detail oriented with proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
10Computer programs: Constructware, SureTrak, Expedition, Prolog, Primavera, Excel, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Peachtree Accounting, PowerPoint, and Lotus
11Available to travel domestically and internationally


Sr. Construction Manager
Heery International, Inc.2008 Present
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Worked in a management capacity on Providence Holy Cross $180 million dollar addition. Responsible for coordinating the procurement of medical equipment with hospital staff, coordinated the MEP requirements with contractor, architect and engineers. Developed scope of work, bid, negotiated contracts for all Low Voltage systems, managed procurement of Owner Furnished Items, managed budgets for all said items above, reviewed and tracked all submittals, reviewed all pay applications and change orders. Managed the design completion and design changes with architects and engineers, wrote Division 0 and 1 for the specifications, prepared scope of work for RFPs, wrote Contracts, and worked with clients attorneys for legal compliance to city ordinances, state and federal requirements, responsible for the bid process from advertisement to contract negotiations. Responsibilities were not limited to the items listed here.

Sr. Project / Construction Manager Consultant
Hines-Bagnall, Inc.2005 - 2008
Consultant for Turner Construction to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on the Replacement Hospital project as a liaison to the architect, medical equipment consultant identifying, and coordinating design issues. Also worked on claims issues at new high school construction project for LAUSD.

Consultant for APM, Inc. for El Monte School Districts. Developed Client / Contractor relationships, resolved construction schedule and payment issues, managed new construction to get it back on schedule by getting five structures out of the ground in 5 months. Worked as a project manager for Yang Management with LAUSD as an Owners Authorized Representative on existing construction and school site upgrade projects.

Sr. Project Manager
Vanir CM, Los Angeles, CA2000 2005
Successfully completed new construction and renovations for Los Angeles and Duarte Unified School Districts. Oversee contract administration and negotiations. Review and approve general contractors or multi-primes master baseline schedules and monthly updates. Review and approve schedule of values and monthly progress payments, monitor construction progress and costs. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1. Issue CDs, RFPs, review RFIs, COPs
2. Negotiate COs
3. Officiate over progress meetings, coordination meetings and generate meeting minutes
4. Coordinate new construction items with M&O when applicable
5. Provide monthly updates to Owner
6. Track and log RFIs, RFPS, CDs, Payment Applications
7. Provide assistance to Architect/Engineers, IOR, District and/ or General Contractors when
as needed

Project Engineer - Consultant
** Limbach Company, Zebulon, NC2000
Responsible for closing out project at Glaxo-Welcomme Inhaler Pharmaceutical Facility. Responsibilities varied based on needs. Created database to track uncompleted items for a rolling completion list of 212-room facility.
1. Walk building daily with construction Managers superintendent for sign off completed items
2. Generate reports of project progress
3. Create mechanical and plumbing as-built for project close out
4. Determine priorities of work, scheduled labor force and coordinated with foreman
5. Flag existing problems and coordinated resolution
** Temporary contract job only while preparing to relocate to the west coast

Building Inspector Level III
Town of Cary, Cary NC 1998 - 2000
Certified Level III (equivalent to California DSA Level I). Responsible for structural inspections: footings, foundations, framing, insulation, and finishes for compliance. Responsible inspecting in accordance to the North Carolina State Building Code and Accessibility Codes. Required to complete all assigned inspections for a day with no rollovers. Inspections varied from new construction, renovations, additions, and fit-ups to unlimited types of commercial buildings, schools, and residential properties. Other responsibilities included but were not limited to the following:
1. Plan review of new commercial and residential structures applying for building permits
2. Assist contractors and general public with code related and design questions
3. On-call rotationally for 24 hours / 7 consecutive days to respond to fire calls, which consisted
determining the structural damage and safety for occupancy
4. Determine occupancy loads for commercial and educational facilities
5. Issued certification of completion at final completion
Superintendent / Finish Manager
John Wieland Homes, Inc., Cary, NC 1997 1998
Superintendent and finish manager for a large southeastern custom homebuilder. Scheduled and managed all trades of new construction from framing to finish product. Scheduled warranty work and assisted hands-on as needed. Other duties included the following:
1. Permitting
2. Oversee daily operations for multiple projects
3. Schedule various trades and building inspections
4. Review bills and contract extras costs
5. Punchwork
6. Conduct homeowner orientations
7. Oversee safety program for multiple sub-divisions

Construction Education Consultant
YouthBuild, Raleigh, NC 1995 1997
Consultant for YouthBuild. A one and half year federally funded HUD program for disadvantaged youth to earn their GED and learn a construction trade. Designed construction curriculum, spearheaded, and implemented the construction component of the program. Innovative program empowered students to design and build their own student lounge.

Manager / Sales
As You Like It & Associates Interior Design Firm, Cary NC1993 1995
Assisted builders clients with interior and exterior design selections. Designed and managed construction fit-up expansion for a lighting showroom (Illuminations). Other duties included attending lighting shows to purchase items and establish new accounts with vendors.

Hines Plastering Company, Florence, SC1991-1993
Performed job take-offs estimates and scheduling of crews. Inspected work in progress for workmanship, compliance, and safety. Occasional hands-on labor for residential and commercial projects.

Assistant Project Manager
WEST*GROUP, McLean, VA 1988 1991
Managed field operations of multi-million dollar construction of Freddie Mac Corporate Headquarters. Prepared bid documents. Negotiated and administered contracts. Created computer program files to track submittals and RFIs.

Office / Field Engineer
Gilbane Building Company, Tallahassee & Gainesville, FL 1985 1988
Interned while in college then permanently hired. Worked on Science and Engineering Building for FAMU/FSU Universities and Shands Hospital addition. Participated in the Gilbane Management Trainee Program. Responsible for updating jobsite office schedules, monitoring daily activities, crews, maintained all logs, coordinated field meetings, and reviewed shop drawings for compliance.

Studied at both University of Florida and Florida A&M University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Construction Management Engineering
Cum Laude Graduate 1987 Florida A & M University Tallahassee, FL


Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Real Estate
Spanish in the Work Place Investment
Business Writing Skills
Franklin Coveys 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Law and Administration
Work Place Problem Solving
OSHA Safety Training
Collaborative Communication

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