Project Manager

Name : Clay Preston
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Simi Valley,CA
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To acquire a position as a Project Manager in which my skills and background can contribute to a prosperous and growing organization. I am eager to begin striving towards long-term career goals with this same organization.

Highlights of Qualifications
Infrastructure retrofits and new construction of central plants -chillers, boilers, cooling towers, EMS systems, HVAC System, Trane and LonWorks automated control system, Design-build
Critical Facilities (Data/Call Center) - CRAC units, Lieberts, UPS, Fire/Life and Safety upgrades, switchgear, ATS, generators, and SCIF rooms
Construction Tenant Improvements up to 30,000 sqft
Energy rebate programs with utility companies and qualified subcontractors
Relocation and Move Management KI, Hayworth, Steelcase, Knoll and Reff
Experience in managing relationship with owners rep, architects, engineers and clients
Experience in preconstruction services vendor set-up/qualifications (bidding and selection)
Experience in CD Permitting Process, ROM, Contracts, RFP, RFI, Submittals, Close out
Army Corp of Engineers and OSHPD experience
Travel up to 50% - I have worked on projects in California, Washington (state), Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. My location allows me to fly from Burbank Airport or LAX.

Relevant Experience
Familiar with many types of DDC controls to include analog, digital, pneumatic, PLC and RF
Proficient with MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Timberline
Experienced with multiple communication network platforms to include Lon, BACnet, and Ethernet
Able to read and interpret complex schematics, mechanical layouts and equipment schedules
Resume :  
Work History
PM Services Direct Los Angeles, CA Oct 2008 - Present
Senior Project Manager
Project Management Services Direct brings seasoned experience to the client in the area of services for resource management, establishing project feasibility, budgeting, schedules, and other controls in order to achieve a timely and efficient project completion.
I can support with managing services for: Infrastructure, Tenant Improvement, Energy Management Rebates, and Move/Relocation Management projects.
I believe in working closely with the owners,, developers, tenants, architects, designers, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers in order to fulfill the clients goals for the project.
My objective is to tailor a professional service package to fit your needs. The assignment can be of limited scope or it can encompass a level of services that range from conceptual planning through complete design and construction.

The Trane Company City of Industry, CA May 2007 Oct 2008
Senior Project Manager
Responsibilities: Turnkey Projects, Budgets, Schedule, Subcontractors Contracts, analyzing of general contractors pricing, working with the electrical, mechanical engineers and architects to develop scope of work, pricing, submittal for OSHPD, Building Department and Army Corp of Engineers . Maintain biweekly forecasting reports and update of projects. Work with engineer to designed and implemented control systems involving cooling towers, chillers, boilers, variable frequency drives, air handler/rooftop units, variable air volume boxes, and lighting controls

Projects Included:
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital: New Central Plant Chillers, Boiler, Pumps, Trane Controls, New MCC Panel, New Electrical Service, new supplemental to the Data room and building. This project is an OSHPD project. Develop budgets and buy out of subcontractor trades. Estimate valve 4M.
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Interconnection Piping: This project consists of 650LF of CHW and HHW underground piping from the new central plant to the new hospital expansion. This project is an OSHPD project. Submit over the counter OSHPD submittals for approval Develop budgets and buy out of subcontractor trades. Est. valve 500K.
City of Ridgecrest: Worked with Trane Energy Engineer and client developing scope and budget for new central plant and PV solar project Est. valve 8M.
Edwards Air Force Base: Remove and replacement of two 325 ton chillers, two cooling tower, new MCC, new pumps, new Trane controls, CHW,HHW, heat exchanger and boiler feed system. Project was under the Army Corp of Engineers. Est. valve 4M.
Edwards Air Force Base: Remove and replacement of one 325-ton chiller, new Trane controls. Project was under the Army Corp of Engineers submittal and approval process. Est. valve 1.5M.
Coachella Valley Water District: Remove and replacement of three 25-ton air handlers, Cooling towers & new Trane controls Est. valve 500K
La Curacao: Six location, install new lighting controls (interfacing between LC&D and Douglas Lighting), and Trane mechanical control to existing equipment Trane & Carrier RTU, coordinate the electrical contractor and quality control
Webha Estate: 37,000 sqft home, installation of mechanical controls for 25 FC, chiller and boilers and exhaust fans. Interface between Trane and Crestron Controls. Coordinate installation of controls and weekly meeting
Madison Middle School (LAUSD), Neiman Marcus Topanga, American Career College, Hillside Community Church: Coordinate all purchased equipment from Trane to the mechanical contractor and coordinate installation of Trane controls. Obtain all approved submittals, checking equipment schedule prior to releases, Job walks with mechanical contractor, QA.

Syska Hennessy Group Los Angeles, CA July 2006 May 2007
Senior Project Manager
Responsibilities: Budgets, Schedule, Contracts, provide ROM pricing, analyzing of general contractors pricing, reviewing client specifications with engineers and architects, evaluate site location, submittal process with Building Department, Building Management, and Building Engineer.

Projects included:
Solera Call Center - Ana Arbor, Michigan: (18,000 sqft Call Center that included 8,000 sqft Data Center, Build out of an existing space) Negotiation of contracts, scheduling and Quality Control of subcontractors. Move management of 275 personnel from existing site to new location (Knoll Currents and Reff).
Safeco Insurance Redmond Data Center, Redmond, Washington: (Site Assessment Study) worked with the Syskas Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to evaluate and report on the Single Point of Failure of the exiting condition of the Western Regional Data Center. Provide ROM pricing for the recommendation for upgrading the facility.
Safeco Insurance Liberty Lake, Washington: (22,000sqft call center, Scope of work - Install three-400kW back-up generator with new ATSs, switchgear, and associated new panel, $1M).
Syska Hennessy role provided Electrical & Mechanical Design, plans, permits, pricing, property owner approval, negotiation of contracts & scheduling of subcontractors.
AT&T Data and Call Center Site Assessment Study 10 Locations: (Miami, FL, Charlotte, NC, Jackson, MS, Windward, GA, Atlanta, GA, Allen, TX, Nashville, TN, Bothell #2 & #9, WA, and Birmingham, AL) Construction lead (3 PMs) for providing ROM pricing for Capacity and Reliability upgrades recommended at each location.
EA Sports Playa Vista, CA: (Scope of work - Install one-400kW back-up generator with new ATSs, switchgear, and associated new panel, $500K). Syska Hennessy role provided Electrical & Mechanical Design, plans, permits, pricing, property owner approval, negotiation of contracts & scheduling of subcontractors.

Sierra GroupGlendale, CaAug 2003 July 2006
Senior Project Manager Corporate Accounts
Responsibilities: Account Manager for Southern California Edison (General Contracting Services Agreement), Pacific Western Bank, Bank of Orange County, and Los Angeles Firemens Credit Union and various other small financial institutes.

Jones Lang LaSalle Los Angeles, CAJune 1999 Oct 2003
Project Manager
July 2001- October 2003 Dedicated to Bank of America Account
Responsibilities: Budgets, Schedule, Contracts, Analyzing of general contractors pricing, reviewing client specifications with engineers and architects, evaluate site location, submittal process with new Building Management and building engineer, negotiation with vendors directly and move management (Steelcase and Haworth experience).
Projects included:
Transition Team from CB Richards Ellis to Jones Lang La Salle: including auditing of file and reconciliation of all existing project budgets
Garland Center (Cash Vault) Install of two high speed cash counter and preparation for two others. Relocation of 35 personnel with the existing building
Harbor Building - Remove/Replacement four 750 ton Cooling towers, coordination of installation of one 302 and one 250 ton chiller and all associated pumps, controls and architectural work,
Harbor Building Remove and replace MCC panels, various fire pumps and supplemental air in other critical areas
Glendale - Removal of four 500 Emerson UPS and replace with 2-225 kVA/180 kW Lieberts that includes new maintenance bypass & ATS,
Move Management Various relocation of personnel ranging from five to 275 people (Steelcase and Haworth) also included coordination with IT
Pasadena Data/Call Center - remove/replace existing BMS (Building Maintenance System) with a new EMS Energy Management System (LonWorks) for both lighting and HVAC system 380,000 sqft building. Worked with City of Pasadena to receive a rebate of $125,000.00,
Pasadena Data/Call Center - removal and replace of various UPS system in critical areas, chillers, fire pumps, cooling towers, VAV boxes, upgrade F/L/S systems ( alarms, strobes and sprinklers)
Brea Call Center Removal and replace of various CRAC units, Heat exchanger and upgrade to the dishwasher in the main kitchen

June 1999 July 2001 Dedicated to Sun Microsystems Account
Responsibilities: Budgets, Schedule, Contracts, Analyzing of general contractors pricing, reviewing client specifications with engineers and architects, evaluate site location, submittal process with new Building Management and building engineer, negotiation with vendors directly and move management KI and Haworth,
Project included:
From Concept to C of O, Architect Gensler,
University City Flexible Office and Training 24,000 sqft $3.8M, included 2,000 square foot R&D lab with raised floor additional cooling and electrical, data/sever room, conference room with video conferencing break room and administrative spaces at Universal Studio Building. Relocation of 275 personnel and furniture coordination
El Segundo Flexible Office, Training, and two SCIF rooms 33,000 sqft $4.6 M, included 2000 square foot R&D lab with additional cooling, electrical, construction, and new data/sever room and certification of a 1500 square foot SCIF. Relocation of 375 personnel and furniture coordination
Irvine Flex Office 24,000 sqft $4.6M, included (2) 2,000 square foot R&D lab with raised floor additional cooling and electrical, sever room, conference room with video conferencing break room and administrative spaces Relocation of 275 personnel and furniture coordination
R&D Lab in San Luis Obispo $1.8M, Install of computerized laths, Install of Inger Sol Rand Air compressor, Security System, and relocation
Albuquerque, New Mexico Flexible Office 8,500 sqft $1.9M Change out of existing Steelcase workstation to new
San Diego install for two Thermal Chamber for testing of equipment
San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View PM Installation of supplemental air to different Critical Labs

Education
United States Navy 77-80 Quarter Master A School 1976
Mesa Junior College General Requirements 1976
Trane Summit & Tracer Control Classes
Timberline Certificate

I have over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. From January 1996 to June 1999 employed by Sierra Group a company that specialized in financial institute. Responsibilities included pricing, scheduling, and weekly reports. Projects included installation of ATMs, cash dispenser, Security vestibule and portable vaults. Various branch remodels and relocation. Client included Sanwa Bank, Westcom, Washington Mutual, Southern California Bank, Union Bank, American Pacific, City National Bank, Cathay Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Trammel Crow, and CB Richard Ellis.


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