Name : Rich Leifert
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : ORLAND PARK, IL
Job Title Construction Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : yes
Objective :
Resume :  
Richard Leifert


Highly motivated and results-driven professional with extensive experience managing large projects from inception to completion. Possesses knowledge of and extensive experience with retail projects, design principles, regulations, laws, ordinances, and safety standards. Skilled at building and maintaining key relationships with engineers, architects, city inspectors, and owners. Natural leader and effective communicator, skilled at fostering and maintaining team cohesion, building rapport and connecting with people at all levels. Project Management Institute Member.
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Contract Management
Customer Relations
Construction Project Manager (Midwest / Mid America Region)
Managed new and renovation retail construction projects. Estimated and managed budgets. Collaborated with developers, contractors, and architects. Oversaw projects from inception / groundbreaking to delivery and ensured standards and quality criteria were met. Oversaw construction representatives and contractors, from pre-construction meetings to turn over.
Key Achievements:
Recognized for managing construction for one of the lowest square footage build costs in the company.
Performed with the lowest variance (less than 3%) budget-to-actual cost, as well as the least amount of change orders.
MOTHERS WORK Philadelphia, PA1990 to 2007
Construction / Facilities Manager (Nationwide / Canada)
Oversaw new and existing retail construction projects up to 8,000 square feet and $1M budget.
Monitored and negotiated plan approvals from landlords and local building departments. Conducted site visits to ensure project quality. Oversaw the work of construction coordinators and all contractors.
Key Achievement:
Maintained position of Director of Construction for six years for Chicago subsidiary through the consolidation of operations to Philadelphia.
Build out of a 200,000 square foot building for our corporate office and distribution center.
Construction Management Degree / Project Management Institute Member

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