Project Manager

Name : Rodney J. Edwards
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Saint Louis,MO
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : All U.S. states beside Alaska and Hawaii
Objective : Results-oriented, hands-on project manager and engineer with 24 years of expertise in several areas of the industry including commercial, multi-family residential, site, roadway paving, bridges, and military projects. Proven leadership capability including supervising all levels of technicians, engineers, and craft; strong problem solving capability in selling, planning and managing projects while maintaining cost; excellent verbal and written communication skills and easy-going personality in developing partnerships and building relationships with architects, engineers, contractors, and vendors; seeking a challenging position within the construction or engineering industry..
Resume :  
SUMMARY

Results-oriented, hands-on project manager and engineer with 24 years of expertise in several areas of the industry including commercial, multi-family residential, site, roadway paving, bridges, and military projects. Proven leadership capability including supervising all levels of technicians, engineers, and craft; strong problem solving capability in selling, planning and managing projects while maintaining cost; excellent verbal and written communication skills and easy-going personality in developing partnerships and building relationships with architects, engineers, contractors, and vendors; seeking a challenging position within the construction or engineering industry..

Areas of expertise:
1Subcontractor recruitment/supervision
2Project estimating/bidding/budgeting/scheduling/sales
3Quality Control Management
4Project Scope/Contracts
5Design Implementation
6Safety

EDUCATION

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
B.S. in Construction Management with Minor in Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MILTONCAT, Peoria, IL (VOLT TECHNICAL RESOURCES Consultant) Sept 08 to March 09
THAAD MILITARY PROJECT
PROJECT MANAGER
Manage the design, procurement, manufacturing, and testing on a 25 million dollar power unit that powers a missile radar system for the United States Army
Manage the mechanical redline drawing process; Supervise the mechanical engineers to ensure the project meets the strict schedule
Manage vendor relationship and perform First Article Inspections on detailed fabricated parts
Monitor the power unit manufacturing and testing process; perform the quality control and safety assurance





GUNDAKER COMMERCIAL GROUP, St. Louis, MO June 05 to Aug 08
Construction Division
PROJECT MANAGER
Managed all aspects of a multi-million dollar mixed use sub-division construction project including schedule, budget, and contract administration
Conducted entire bid process including scope, correspondence, and analysis on several commercial and residential projects
Ensured 4 million dollar 280 unit multi-family development project met strict schedule despite several months of adverse weather conditions
Calculated estimates on commercial, multi-family and civil site projects
Worked closely with engineers and architects in reviewing designs and specifications
Performed project engineering/management on retail strip centers, office buildings, and warehouse commercial construction.
Supervised sub-contractors during all phases of several commercial construction projects

CITY OF OFALLON, ILLINOIS May 03 to June 05
Engineering & Public works Division
ENGINEERING TECH
Inspected civil and residential construction projects
Estimated bid quantities and costs for several roadway paving projects
Computed estimate data using CAD and GIS programs
Analyzed condition of municipal infrastructure

PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF INC., St. Louis, MO Apr 01 to Oct 02
Highway Group
Cad Operator II
Produced all types of civil engineering plan drawings
Calculated engineering data and contract quantities
Performed design duties in several areas of engineering including roadway, structural, civil site, cell phone towers, mechanical systems, airport, and architectural
Utilized many versions of computer aided design software
Discussed details and performed trouble shooting on construction plans and specifications to various contractors and public officials

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Colonial Heights, VA June 99 to Apr. 01
Richmond District Location & Design Section
Engineering Technician IV/Engineering Designer
Performed complex road design engineering using Integrated Graphics Roadway Design System program (IGRDS) and Microstation (CAD) software
Calculated proper horizontal & vertical alignments, balanced project grading, determined roadside drainage, and provided cost estimates
Coordinated schedules with engineers and management during all phases of design process
Created entire sets of construction plans





IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Des Moines, IA June 85 to June 99
Resident Construction Engineers office
Construction Technician I/State Construction Inspector
Managed the construction on 7 bridge projects ranging from 1 to 14 million in cost on relocated U.S. Hwy 65 near Des Moines Iowa
Supervised and trained inspection staff and engineering interns on all stages of road and bridge construction
Interacted effectively with contractors by resolving crises, providing information, and troubleshooting design and field problems
Estimated construction quantities and materials
Completed project records and reports
Reviewed submittals and contract documents
Performed safety inspections on federally funded roadway and bridge projects


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

SAFETY: 30 & 10 hour safety certifications (OSHA)
SURVEY:24 years experience in construction survey practices and procedures
COMPUTER: Primavera, Timberline, Microstation, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office

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