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Name : Nelson A. Gralha
Industry Type : Project Manager
City & State : Pittstown, NJ
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Owners
Objective : United States
Resume :  
24 Wyckoff Drive Pittstown, NJ 08867
Telephone: 908-238-0484 (H) 908-208-7863 (M) e-mail: nagralha[at]


Facilities / Project Management Strategic Planning
Real Estate Negotiations Facilities Design & Development
Multi-Site Operations Finance & Budgeting

Creative, resourceful, professional, with over 25 years of diverse experience seeks an Administrative position utilizing current capabilities ranging from Facilities/Project management, strategic planning, Real Estate negotiations, to architectural planning and construction (including cost controls) of new and renovated facilities. Developed an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of building types ranging from education facilities, research labs, computer data centers, commercial, industrial, retail and corporate interior design to healthcare environments. Held the position of Director, for more than five years at UMDNJ assisting and supporting UBHCs CFO in facilities issues of owned and leased properties including review of contract requirements and procurement activities. Currently as a Project Manager, in the Facilities Management department with the Hunterdon Healthcare System; providing legal, technical design and construction guidance on Capital Projects. Current Strengths and Capabilities:

Leadership Provided tactical advice and directive by establishing short and long-term goals, developing strategic plans, implement strategies, prepare and monitor project budgets, project schedules, fluent in the review of contracts, directing general contractors and subcontractors in field and the management of a project team by facilitating effective meetings by managing plans.

Organizational Acted as the owners liaison with the various facilities units, i.e. Legal Management, Information Services, Public Safety, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Services, Locksmith, Purchasing, Physical Plant and Environmental services. Served as the chair of Health and Safety Committee and the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Negotiator Financial experience reaching over $500 million worth of projects, including the reviewing and updating of monthly/quarterly/annual cost reports, overseeing the development and management of capital and expense budgets. Negotiated over $2 million total Real Estate leased properties, always resulting in cost savings for the organization by researching current market data.

Analytical skills Knowledge and understanding in developing strategic space planning. Experience in reviewing and interpreting contract documents such as drawings/plans, specifications and forms of agreement for adherence and compliance to contract requirements. Ability to coordinate the bid and award processes through schedule management and interdepartmental collaboration.

Presentation / Communication skills Ability to effectively communicate and interact with CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, Department Managers, Government Regulatory Agencies, Contractors and Consultants.


Licensed Architect, New Jersey


Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology 1985
Area of Concentration: Construction Management / Procedures

Computer Proficient, software expertise includes: Microsofts Office Professional Integration Package and AutoCAD.



HUNTERDON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, Flemington, NJ, 2007-Present.
A community non-profit health care organization committed to providing a full range of comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical, behavioral health, rehabilitative and preventive health services.

Project Manager/Supervisor, Facilities Management
Recently completed $20 million Fitness and Wellness Center in Clinton, New Jersey and is presently managing current and future projects worth over $8 million including a new Physical Therapy Center, a Digital Mammography Unit, a Maternity Renovation and a Cancer Center expansion.
Accountable for overseeing construction of new facilities including its structure, design and mechanics, while anticipating the Hospitals future utilities and communications infrastructure needs and strategic plan.
Responsible for supervising Maintenance, and Internal Facility Management personnel and overseeing building and grounds maintenance and repairs.

The nation's largest public university of the health sciences with a network of academic health centers, that includes eight schools on five campuses throughout New Jersey. Ranked among the top 100 research universities in the country.

Director, Environment of Care, 2002-2007, UMDNJs, University Behavioral HealthCare
Accountable and responsible for maintaining just over $1 million of various UBHCs Facilities Management budgets pertaining to: maintenance and operating budgets of owned properties, leased properties, UMDNJs Physical Plant, Environmental Services and Public Safety.
Reduced facilities operating budget by 12% in first year by assisting and supporting UBHCs CFO in facilities management issues of owned and leased properties necessary to maintain the various facilities operation.

Senior Project Manager, 2001-2002, UMDNJs, Facilities Planning and Construction Department
Primary focus for project budgets and schedules for $200 million of the universitys $400 million capital plan, including the Cancer Institute of NJ, Child Health Institute in New Brunswick, and School of Public Health/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School building on the Piscataway campus.
Delivered projects on schedule and within 8 to 10 % below budget due to close review of monthly reports assuring proper accounting and billing procedures were followed, management of potential change orders, engineering/design changes and ensuring milestones were being achieved and deadlines were being accomplished.


Senior Technical Director, 2000-2001, The Biber Partnership, Summit, NJ.
High design profile regional architectural, planning & interior design firm.

Director, Technical Services, 1999-2000, Mancini*Duffy, Parsippany, NJ.
Ranked twelfth in 1999 among the largest interior design firms in the United States by Interiors Magazine.

Project Manager/Architect, 1997-1999, Bruns-Pak Inc., Edison, NJ.
An IBM Business Partner offering Design/Build solutions, specializing in data centers throughout the United States.

Project Architect/Task Leader, 1993-1997, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Jersey City, NJ.
Assigned to PAs Maintenance Engineering Design Division, responsible for the maintenance and operation of the three major airports, tunnels, bridges and mass transit system for NY & NJ.

Project Architect, 1987-1992, The Austin Company, South Plainfield, NJ,
An international design/build firm specializing in a wide range of building types including corporate data centers, distribution centers, newspaper printing facilities, and industrial facilities.

Architectural Designer, 1986-1987, Johnsen / Young Partnership, Montclair, NJ.
Mid size regional architectural, planning & interior design firm.

Architectural Draftsman, 1984-1986, Leo Rutenberg, AIA, Kearny, NJ.
Small local architectural and planning firm.

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