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Work Experience



Construction Manager 
10/2016 to Present
Construction Manager for Design Group Facility Solutions  
Full Accountability on an expansion for a Nation Wide Beverage Company Bidding, contract negotiations, permits, scheduling, safety, field direction and owner liaison.


Construction Manager
​​​04/2016 - 10/2016
Construction Manager for CRB. Various Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies.
Fareva - Overseeing the conversion of an existing warehouse facility to construct an aerosol production line. Included Tank Farm, Lab space and Clean Areas.
Baxter Gambro - Medical Device manufacturing Expansion project. Q/C, audit construction for contract compliance and create punch list for completion​.
Elanco - Owner's Construction Manager on a Sterility Lab expansion. Monitor Safety, Schedule and quality of installations. Assist in Creating FDA mandated Change Controls


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​Construction Manager
12/2012 - 03/2014   
Construction Manager for Corbion (formerly Purac America) - a Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company.
Overseeing the conversion of an existing warehouse/office facility to suit their needs. Includes Lab space and Clean Areas
Solicit bids from GCs, assist in legal aspects of contract, monitor submittals, coordinate between Purac Process Engineers and Trades. Procure Building Permits. Monitor Safety, Schedule and quality of installations.


Project Manager
12/2011 - 7/31/12     Contract Position
Full accountability for project. Prepare contract documents, bid, select vendors/subcontractors, negotiate, contract administration, prepare project schedules – monitor, control and maintain progress and quality of work or processes, prepare reports on budget, progress and issues, supervise and perform project administration.



Contracts Adminstrator
5/2011 - 12/2011       Hawkins Construction, Inc., Tarpon Springs, FL
Contract document analysis, bid analysis. Prepare project budgets, schedule of values. Identify Value Engineering opportunities, possible problems. Subcontractor negotiations. Preparation of scope specific contracts that are in compliance with project requirements and minimize risk of, or exposure to, potential change orders. Assist project managers with resolution of subcontractor claims and replacement in the event of default. 


Project Manager/Facility Manager

5/2004 – 11/2010        Triad Construction Services, West Chicago, IL
Full accountability for projects: Construction Management, Design/build including fast track design/build and conventional bid/build. Prepare and/or review bidding documents, bid, select vendors/subcontractors, contract administration, prepare project schedules – monitor, control and maintain progress and quality of work or processes, prepare reports on budget, progress and issues, supervise and perform project administration, close projects with walk-through/punch-list. Administer warranties on completed projects - including troubleshooting for proper trade notofication. Manage company owned facility build-outs, maintenance, landscaping and housekeeping. 


Construction Manager
7/2002 - 5/2004        Wight Construction Services, Downers Grove, IL
Construction field representative for Design/Build on new $100 million Bolingbrook High School. Drawing coordination, site scheduling and trade management.


Project Manager
3/1997 - 7/2002        Triad Construction Services, West Chicago, IL
Full accountability for projects. Prepare work scopes/construction bidding documents, bid, select vendors/subcontractors, negotiate, contract administration, prepare project schedules – monitor, control and maintain progress and quality of work or processes, prepare reports on budget, progress and issues, supervise and perform project administration, close projects with walk-through/punch-list.


Senior Superintendent
7/1994 - 3/1997        Century Contractors, Bedford Park, IL
Senior Superintendent on projects from 50k to 3 million. Commercial, industrial, retail, public works and residential. Take over complete project control after bid packages awarded – scheduling, change order controls, administration, close-out, walk-through and punch-list. Supervise two superintendents and advise on/monitor their projects.


Superintendent
10/1993 - 6/1994        Versatile Enterprises, Villa Park, IL
Projects ranged from 25k to 4 million. Commercial and T.I., Day to day site operations, scheduling, reporting, safety and quality control.


Superintendent
2/1992 - 10/1993        Ganna construction, Addison, IL
Supervision of a two mile I.D.O.T. infrastructure improvement, including mass earthwork, water, storm, lighting, paving etc...Assisted other superintendents by implementing a simple submittal, material control and scheduling system.


Facility Engineer/ Material Controller
6/1988 - 2/1992        Abbott Laboratories (Strom Engineering), Abbott Park, IL
Team member on a 300,000 S.F. Reagent manufacturing facility. First phase consisted of material control and scheduling for the building. Second phase consisted of supervising and coordinating construction of lab and offices in previously unfinished areas.


Labor Forman
1/1984 - 1/1988        Weiss Cal, San Jose, CA
Labor foreman in charge of 6-man crew. Installed sewer, water and
traffic controls for the San Jose Transit Mall.
Liaison to city of San Jose for Safety and Traffic Control.


Laborer
10/1980 - 6/1982        Granite Construction, Skokie, IL
Top Lander/Laborer on the Deep Tunnel Project.


Proficient in Expedition, Microsoft Project, Primavera, Sure Track, Excel & Word.

Education

Triton College, River Grove, IL
Associate Degree – Construction Management, AAS, 2003
3.95 gpa, Presidential honor roll

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