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Name : Jim Brennan
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Boise,ID
Job Title Not Employed
Relocation Preferences : Flexible
Objective : Project Manager or Project Architect position in a team environment requiring innovation and creativity.
Resume :  
SUMMARY
Experienced Architect and Project Manager with broad based knowledge in all phases of construction project development. Expertise in estimating, project entitlement and permitting, LEED, energy modeling, site planning, grading design, environmental remediation, document production and quality assurance, specification writing, and construction cost analysis. Excels in promoting cooperation among diverse specialists to produce integrated design solutions and cost effective buildings.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Albertsons, Inc. / SUPERVALU INC
Criteria Manager 2005 - 2009
Collaborated with Manager of Mechanical Engineering and Manager of Electrical Engineering to develop and maintain corporate requirements for new store construction and remodels in the form of standard drawings, specifications, and data.
Managed and contributed to exhaustive construction cost analysis. Reduced average new store cost by $567,800 base-lined to a standard design that was already lean and efficient at approximately $4 million per store.
Integrated earth-friendly technologies into design standards including replacement of vinyl flooring with polished concrete, skylights and lighting controls, monitored energy management system, LED lighting, heat reclaim systems (capture waste heat from product refrigeration system), and high efficiency HVAC and refrigeration systems with no ozone depleting refrigerants. Contributed on project teams for 4 LEED grocery stores and applied lessons learned to corporate design standards to advance corporate green building effort.
Co-chaired panel discussion, Understanding the Components of a Successful Commissioning Program at Craig Michaels, Inc., 2006 Sustainable Facilities Summit in San Diego, CA gaining recognition for SUPERVALUs sustainable design programs.
Initiated and led regular meetings with separate business units including Facilities, Security, Safety, Risk Management, IT, and Procurement to adapt standard design and processes to meet their needs. Cooperation improved inter-department relations and design quality and reduced construction costs and change orders.
Assembled, organized, and maintained web accessed library of equipment cut sheets to streamline flow of design data to project architects and engineers. Persuaded Store Planning to show manufacturer and model number for all equipment on fixture plans to maximize benefits of cut sheet library.
Communicated revisions and updates to nationwide community of Project Manager Associates and their consulting architects and engineers assuring timely implementation of new design features and technologies.
Educated Store Development Associates and their consulting architects and engineers in combined webinar/conference room venue. Subject matter included introduction to technical specification changes and modifications to design standards. Produced more consistent construction results nationwide for SUPERVALU.
Wrote and edited master specifications. Led committees in detailed comparison of legacy SUPERVALU and Albertsons standard specifications and managed integration of best practices from both into new SUPERVALU master specification producing a valuable tool for Store Development Department.

Senior Project Manager 1992-2005
Teamed with Real Estate Manager, Project Attorney, and Construction Manager developing new shopping centers, grocery stores, and fuel centers. Actively participated from site selection and entitlement through final inspection. Responsible for feasibility analyses, estimating, budgeting, site planning, design development, hiring consulting architects and engineers, construction documents, permitting, bidding, and construction administration.
Approved average $35 million in invoices per year and found errors and exceptions that saved Albertsons $200,000 to $400,000 per year.
Managed environmental remediation for 7 project sites including 4 major clean-ups that transformed unused land into valuable real estate.
Primary contributor in 3 task forces assigned to bench mark Albertsons standard drawings and specifications against major competitors to identify and adopt best practices.
Trained and mentored intern architects and project managers.
Earned Service First Award twice for outstanding performance.
Every member pulled their own weight and supported each other resulting in consistently producing 6 to 8 completed projects per year compared to average production of 3 to 5 projects per year for other 7 development teams.
Team worked cooperatively and energetically to keep the project pipeline full and earned executive management recognition as the go-to team when necessary to accelerate projects to meet corporate promises to Wall Street.

Project Architect / Senior Project Architect 1979-1992
Supervised development of new stores, additions, and remodel projects from programming through construction working with in-house staff and consulting architects and engineers. Responsible for budgeting, site planning, design development, hiring consulting architects and engineers, construction documents, permitting, bidding, and construction administration.
Managed in-house project team of drafter, engineers, and clerical staff.
Consistently delivered projects on budget and on schedule.
Produced more projects per year than the other 2 to 5 project teams active for time period.
Created Albertsons original standard drawings and specifications to facilitate enterprise wide consistency of project quality, cost, and time.
Trained and mentored intern architects and project managers.

Intern Architect 1973-1979
Served in diverse roles including drafting, shop drawing review, quality assurance review of construction drawings and specifications, product research and evaluation, planning, design development, and remodel surveys.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Idaho Architect License #AR-___
(Formerly licensed in AZ, FL, LA, MT, ND, and SD)
CERTIFICATIONS
NCARB #_____ (Formerly, voluntarily allowed to expire)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Construction Specifications Institute

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