Director of constuction

Name : Dan Cox
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : Cincinnati,OH
Job Title Director of constuction
Relocation Preferences : Central, Southeast, mid atlantic
Objective : Director of Construction, owner's representative for retail, grocery, university or healthcare.
Resume :  

Results driven executive experienced in leading teams in the successful completion of numerous major construction projects for two national department store companies.

Multiple Project Oversight Motivate and direct quality teams Contract Administration
Budgeting and Scheduling Consultant and Contractor Relations Cost reduction process
Regulatory approval process LEED and Diversity leadership Budget tracking and reports


MACYS DEPARTMENT STORES, INC. Cincinnati, OH 2006 2009
Director of Construction for Western United States

Direct major Department Store construction projects located in Western, Central and Northern United States regions totaling over 400 stores. Proven ability to organize multiple projects, establish professional relationships, and direct quality teams.

Lead construction management process for more than 30 new building projects, building expansions, large remodels, office construction, and infrastructure and redevelopment capital projects per year.
Managed and motivated local and remote direct report staff of eight construction project managers to excel in the achievement of high quality, on time and under budget results.
Negotiated property development technical site work contractual agreements in coordination with legal and real estate departments to minimize overall cost and maintain project schedules.
Directed and presented exterior building design and code analysis to municipal authorities and tactfully negotiated the most cost efficient design while meeting uniform design ordinances.
Coordinated building architectural and interior design with Store Planning and Design departments.
Solicited competitive proposals and negotiated contracts for consultant and contractor services. (Geo-technical, Environmental, Architectural, Engineering, General Contractor, etc.)
Launched aggressive cost-reducing bidding strategies achieving cost reductions of $1,000,000 per store below bid budget.
Actively oversaw project pre-construction, purchasing and on-site construction operations.
Implemented standard project review to achieve sustainable LEED construction methods.
Macys representative for National Minority Business MBE/WBE Construction Summit.

Director of Construction

Responsible for major construction projects including new stores, remodel projects, coordination on mid rise projects, major historical landmark renovation, vertical expansions and a truck repair facility. Achieved/surpassed all cost, schedule, quality and performance objectives.

Controlled projects annually with budgets exceeding $100,000,000 with more than 1,000,000 square feet of area. Completed more than 100 new store and large remodel construction projects.
Managed construction for a complex 600,000 square foot remodel of a 13-story national historical landmark store, numerous new 200,000 square foot mall anchor stores, and new freestanding stores.

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Accomplished complex vertical building expansions of existing buildings, total gut-remodels, and new construction projects with active building tenants above and below, on time, on budget.
Implemented corporate construction standards and procedures to be utilized by architects and engineers when producing project specifications and drawings saving schedule and cost.
Successfully supervised five remote project managers and one assistant achieving outstanding results.
Created standard contract forms, project scheduling documents and a punch-list tracking report in order to streamline project administration.
Coordinated real estate, legal counsel, environmental, capital planning, store planning, design, construction planning, IT, communications, EMS, accounting, and senior merchants to insure that all corporate requirements were achieved or exceeded.
Directed the developers, architectural and engineering firms, interior design firms, code consultants, environmental consultants, geotechnical engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in numerous under-budget and on-time project completions.
Developed phased-construction plans and schedules for Executive Vice President of Stores to minimize the impact of construction activities on daily business and seasonal sales events.

Director of Facilities, Construction and Maintenance

Reported directly to President and Chief Operating Officer with total responsibility for all new construction, renovation and maintenance of 34 department stores, five distribution centers, and one corporate office building. Managed direct reporting staff of four Project Managers, two Maintenance Managers, Capital Accounting Manager, and a Facilities Manager.

Developed and managed annual capital and operational expense budgets for all construction and maintenance projects achieving a very lean cost structure.
Lead a $12,000,000 in-house construction project acting as general contractor and personally hiring all consultant services and contractors resulting in an overall project savings of $2,000,000.
Instituted long range maintenance planning and budgeting program for large capital expenditures allowing for the development of a five-year look ahead program for budget planning.

Commissioned Officer

Designated Surface Warfare Officer on ships in Western Pacific. On shore duty, responsible for Sonar Training at Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center, Norfolk, VA. Promoted to the rank of Naval Commander in the Reserves at Naval Control of Merchant Shipping Command.

Coordinated military and civilian forces in the successful on time and on budget construction of two technical applied instruction Sonar Training facilities on deep footings, pile caps and structural slabs at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

MBA coursework at Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA1982

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