Senior Construction Manger/Estimator

Name : Steven Lee
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Henderson,NV
Job Title Senior Construction Manger/Estimator
Relocation Preferences : anywhere
Objective : My Objective is to apply my 15+ years of executive design and construction management expertise to the right company to insure that their projects are:

1. Completed on-time or early,
2. Are completed to the Customer's complete satisfaction,
3. And to insure that our company makes or exceeds our projected profit.

Great successes in construction management require vast construction knowledge, innovation, creativity, problem solving skills, dedication, and focus. All of these are my trademarks.
Resume :  
Summary of Qualifications

A Senior Design and Construction Manager with 15 years of management experience seeking opportunity to help improve your companys bottom line, to enhance your reputation, and to make your projects a success in the eyes of your Clients.

Management: A dedicated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who can work independently or as a part of a team possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Leadership: Having worked for a few years in the construction field possess a powerful understanding of construction practices, materials and the challenges faced by construction crews. It has always put me in the position as a manager to extract the highest levels of success on my projects.
Sustainability: Trained and accredited in energy efficient building practices for building retrofit. Training to take the LEED Accreditation Exam Summer 2009.
Design/Build Lead: Manage large, complex construction projects overseeing the architects, engineers and project construction to completion and close-out. At RMI saved more than $1 million in concrete plus 2 million pounds of rebar by having the structural engineer change the elevated slabs over the podium parking on three buildings to post tension.
Procurement: Manage the purchasing of materials and subcontracts for projects, including the writing of subcontract agreements and purchase orders.
Claims/Risk Management: A proficient manager of the Project Claims/Risk Management and Post Construction processes. Construction Control. At RMI saved our company $1.4 million in rejected unsubstantiated change order requests.
Problem Solver: An innovative problem solver possessing a proven keen intrinsic ability to save time and money on my projects.
Computers: Microsoft Excel ( Microsoft Word ( Estimating with Timberline, MC2, Microsoft Excel & Xactimate ( Scheduling with SureTrak & Microsoft Project ( Microsoft PowerPoint ( Microsoft Outlook & Blackberry Wireless.
Language Skills: Speak, read and write Spanish as a second language.

By watching my 5+ minute Online Job Interview Video you will learn more about the value that I will bring to your company: (Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on this link.)

Bachelor Degree in Architecture College of Environmental Design
BYU, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Minor: Spanish

The 'mission' of the College of Environmental Design was to train future business leaders in the design and construction of responsible projects, structures and buildings with 'Sustainable' and 'Green' qualities.

Accreditation - Washington State Energy Conservation Contractor.

Membership - Member of USGBC, United States Green Building Council.


The RMS Group, Las Vegas, Nevada (Headquarters: Westminster, CA)
General Contractor
Senior Estimator

June 2008 to April 2009
(The RMS Group closed their Nevada operations.)
Served as a member of the design development team meeting regularly with the Civil Engineer, Architect, Structural Engineering and MPE Engineers on a $300 million commercial project.
Developed conceptual/schematic estimates for projects from site plans.
Prepared hard bid estimates from completed drawing sets.

RMI DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Las Vegas, NV (3+ years)
Develper & Builder
Director of Design and Construction
Owners Representative

As the design team lead oversaw the interior design, civil engineer, architect, landscape architect as well as structural engineer, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical engineers. Met regularly with representatives of each of these firms during the drawing design development phases though permit issuance.
Established project budgets and schedules for a $200 million+ mixed use project including 65,000 s.f. of retail space and a $65 million+ mixed use project including retail space.
Oversaw the general contractors and all activities on site for mixed use projects.
Maintained budgets, approved or rejected change order requests and insured that the work in the field complies in quality and type, as required by the contract and contract documents.

GROVE, INC., Las Vegas, NV (5 years)
General Contractor & Self-performing Concrete Contractor
Senior Construction Manager

Served as the design/build leader for our company overseeing the interior designers, architects and engineers in creating clean exciting commercial working spaces.
Mentored all estimators in the estimating of projects ranging in size from $1 million to $76 million.
Obtained contracts for work totaling $40 to $80 million per year in completed work.
Managed several project managers.
Drafted detailed project schedules using SureTrak.
Wrote subcontracts and bought-out materials.
Estimated, scheduled and managed profitable construction projects, effectively communicating daily with superintendents, architects, subcontractors and owners.
Interviewed and hired estimators, project managers and superintendents.
Oversaw the construction of the Nevada Power Company 25 acre Maintenance & Service Facility including 100,00+ square feet of premier office space, pole training yard, 15 acres of concrete paving, and a large truck maintenance facility with vehicle lifts.

Design & Construction Manager
Design Development Team Member and Senior Estimator

As a member of the design development team met weekly with each of the Clark County School Districts architects to review and comment on each phase of design development.
Mentored a staff of qualified professional estimating engineers in providing estimates for Clark County School District at each stage of design development for each school for the $1 billion+ 1994 School Bond.
Prepared complete material takeoff for all trades using Timberline Estimating Software and digitizer takeoff board.
Prepared a final estimate at 100% design development for each school prior to letting the school to bid to the contracting community to insure budget compliance.
Reviewed all change order requests, accepting or rejecting them upon review of contract documents.

THE MACK COMPANY, Las Vegas, NV (3+ years)
General Contractor & Self-performing in Several Trades
Senior Construction Manager & Senior Estimator

Served as design/build lead on our projects creating exciting retail, office and commercial environments.
Financially saved and turned around a failing general contracting firm.
Sold and oversaw numerous design build projects including several hospital renovations, a food court and retail centers.
Directed a Union crew of 65 giving artistic construction direction during the building of MGM Grand Theme Park for several ride attractions.
Set up a self-performing crew executing with our own crews the concrete work, framing, general carpentry, labor, painting, drywall hanging, taping and texturing.
Purchased the company vehicles, spray paint and drywall texture equipment and scaffolding.

General Contractor & Self-performing in Many Trades
Estimator / Project Manger / General Building Superintendent

Performed quantity concrete takeoff for Satsop Nuclear Power Plants Units 3 & 5 for Contracts 235 & 236. It was reported at bid opening that my concrete quantity takeoff was within of one percent of the Engineers quantity takeoff.
Bid these contracts to the subcontracting community.
Wrote the construction procedures; submitting them to Ebasco Services Inc. for approval, prior to mobilizing onsite.
Drafted detailed project schedules for Units 3 & 5 including a total project schedule, a quarterly schedule, a monthly schedule, and weekly schedules including regular updates as required by the contract.
Served as the Project Manager during the first 1 years of construction. Was moved to the field because of my overall project knowledge, serving as General Building Superintendent.
By meeting twice-weekly with all superintendents we were able to trim one year off of certain phases of our Contract required construction schedule saving more than $1 million in general conditions costs.
Buy out all materials and subcontracted services.
Managed 7 to 10 superintendents as General Building Superintendent and a crew of some 200 to 300 on our payroll during the last two years of construction.
We self-performed the work of the following trades:
Grading and foundation excavations,
Underground utilities and plant grounding grid,
All concrete forms, pouring and finishing,
Structural steel erection,
General finish carpentry including installation of thousands of plant doors,
Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical.

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