Name : George J. Dorset
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : Detroit, MI
Job Title Director OF Renovatn & Constrn
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : To accept a challenge as an executive in upper level management responsible for the well being and success of the business promoting growth, profitability, security, and market share.
Resume :  

Professional Profile Motivated, results-driven, accomplished leader with in-depth facilities management experience developed through determination for growth, education, and customer satisfaction. Dedication and loyalty to the principles and practices of leadership and teambuilding along with highly developed people-skills sustain my professional attributes. The combination of experience, customer/vendor relationship management, and educational directives in leadership, strategic management, critical thinking, and communication fuel a source of facilities management that is innovative, creative, adaptable, and results oriented.

Professional Experience March 1987-November 2009
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

May 2008 November 2009
Provided the leadership and management to a team of project managers, estimators, professional technicians and interns at a facility of 9.4 million square feet of floor area comprised of over 120 buildings. Initiated, implemented and managed service contracts with outsourced contractors and design professionals who partnered with team members to provide planning, design, cost estimates, and construction services for renovations as requested by customers and administration on and off campus. Facilitated capital construction programming for projects. Coordinated construction and renovation with facilities operations including maintenance, custodial, grounds and engineering. Additional responsibilities included the development and management of project financial budgets, the management of departmental staff and budgets, and the development of departmental policies and procedures to assure compliance with University Policies and Procedures. Reviewed projects from conception through completion supporting team members so that renovation projects meet Construction Codes, Bureau of Fire Safety compliance and approval, Life Safety Code, and contractual obligations including payments, close-out documentation and warrantees.
Recent projects and accomplishments include:
Complete renovation of 6050 Cass Avenue to construct a state of art Police Headquarters for Wayne State University Police Department Budget $4,900,000 Completed June 2008
Replacement of a Cedar Shake Roof on the historic Charles L. Freer House. Design is complete and construction is out for bid. Budget $625,000 Estimated Completion 2010
Renovation of the University Athletic Training Facility including the addition of plunge pools at the Matthaei Athletic Complex. Budget $240,000 Completed July 2009
Revised bid and award processes for time and material contracts from annual methods with values of $150,000 to five year revolving contracts with values starting at $500,000. This change reduced costs for Facilities, Purchasing, and University Administration

Managed the day-to-day operations of the reimbursable construction and project management team. Responsibilities included project planning, estimating, contract negotiations, contract management, fiscal operations of General Improvement Requests and associated projects, receivables and payables, customer service, and management of staff. Provided work order project work and capital project management with a team of project managers, estimator, professional technicians, and interns.
Key roles and accomplishments:
Developed and implemented improvements to the work order system 2007/2008 streamlining processes including the implementation of NTE estimating and direct billing. Decreased timelines by 50%, costs by 22% and created a paperless system
Developed and implemented an intern program with the Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering offering professional services at a discounted cost.

March 1987 August 2003
Managed a team of trades persons providing in-house construction and renovation projects and maintenance as requested and funded by customers on and off campus. Annually exceeded 500 projects with a cumulative average value of $4,300,000. Provided all services through value engineering utilizing a reciprocal recharge rate to offset salaries of staff and all overhead costs operating on a zero budget.
Key roles and accomplishments:
Provided a leadership role to manage administrative staff and in-house reimbursable union trades people including: estimator, administrative assistant, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, locksmiths, painters, and laborer.

Harper Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

Directed maintenance skilled trades persons. Gained knowledge, experience, and appreciation for facilities operations promoting fiscal management, customer service and the leadership of people.
Key roles and accomplishments:
Managed union maintenance carpenters, locksmiths, handymen, stock room and transportation employees
Managed manpower and operating budget for each trade
Departmental representative for most hospital administrative committees
Developed and coordinated departments Hazardous Communication Program
Developed, implemented, and coordinated an in-house work order and preventive maintenance system
Managed all purchasing activities and service contracts for department

Education 2008
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Master of Interdisciplinary Studies
Concentration in Leadership and Business Management
Thesis: The New American WorkplaceGenerational Diversity From Four Participating Cohorts Offering Challenges, Obstacles, and Opportunities For Success

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Graduate Certificate Dispute Resolution
Studies of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Bachelor of Technical and Interdisciplinary Studies
GPA 3.97
2003 Study Abroad Program to China (Innovations in Leadership America/China)

Academic Honors 2003-2006
President of Phi Beta Delta Epsilon Beta Chapter at WSU

Honor Societies

Phi Beta Delta, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Golden Key International

1989, 1995, 2008 University Presidential Award of Service
2001 University Building Coordinator Service Award

Other Sources of Information

References available upon request

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