Project Manager / Estimator

Name : BenPia
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : San Diego,CA
Job Title Project Manager / Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Central & Southern CA
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WORK EXPERIENCE


February 2003 to February 2009; 40 hours per Week; Project Manager; ROEL CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., 3366 Kurtz St, San Diego, CA 92110; Steve Gray , 619-297-4156 ; may contact supervisor.
NOTE: I was among several employees laid-off due to reduction of workforce when the company's business was declining by a significant volume due to the prevailing economic recession

Effectively managed commercial and residential projects costing from $0.5 million to $175 million, that included:
1. Aqua Caliente Casino & Resort Hotel, Rancho Mirage, CA, a 552,000 square foot, 16 story, 340 room hotel, completed April 2008 at a cost of $175 million. Served as one of four Project Managers, as in-charge of the $50 million MEP component of the project..
2. Healthcare Facility, El Centro,CA, a 65,000 square foot modernization and expansion project, completed 10/2004 at a cost of $28 million. Served as the Assistant Project Manager.
3. Aviara Timeshares, a 25,254 square foot project, two wood frame and stucco finish buildings, 3 level, completed 7/2005 at a cost of $7 million. Served as the Assistant Project Manager.
4. Qualcomm Office building, a 415,000 square foot, 12 story building with partial basement. Completed 10/2006 at a cost of $80 million. Served as an Assistant Project Manager. Promoted to Project Manager on 12/12/05.

Estimated projects, prepared comprehensive scopes and project schedules. Reviewed estimates ensuring adherence to cost control system, equipment requirements and utilization, constructability, materials and manpower, and coordinated all work required to achieve successful execution and completion. Managed orderly, timely transition of projects from estimating to the field which encompassed: Project meetings, review of contract requirements, general conditions, schedules, budgets, subcontracts, and purchase order agreements.

Created and managed incoming and outgoing correspondence including Change Orders, Requests for proposals (RFPs), and others. Managed project budgets. Analyzed and approved Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules and ensured preparation and distribution of various levels of detailed schedules as needed to support overall project schedules. Prepared monthly progress reports in conjunction with Project Superintendent, and analyzed all available reports to manage costs and to prepare accurate cost projections. Reviewed and executed all change orders, supplements and cost control budget adjustments. Managed billings to ensure timely submission of payment applications. Managed payment process with subcontractors; also subcontracts regarding insurance certificates, bonds, and lien waivers.

Maintained continuous surveillance of scheduled milestones for all project systems and activities which could affect programmed costs, technical acceptance or completion date of the project. Completed closeout requirements and punch lists in a timely manner and handled warrant certificates promptly to support Owner/Client relationships. Scheduled and participated in regular meetings with Owner, Owner's Construction Manager, and Architect. Interfaced with local building department, obtained necessary permits and coordinate project closeout with building and engineering officials.

Supervised Project Superintendents and coordinated work of subcontractors. Served as a recognized authority in the analysis and evaluation of projects and issues, subject only to administrative and policy direction concerning overall project priorities and objectives. Enjoyed complete responsibility and authority to plan, schedule and carry out major projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of projects and organizational effectiveness. My analyses, evaluation and recommendations were normally reviewed by management only for potential influence on broad objectives and project goals, and my findings and recommendations were accepted without significant change. Worked with a broad latitude of independence in all project decision making, with performance evaluations based on effective and timely project completion.

June 1999 to July 2002; 40 hours per Week; Project Manager / Estimator; HALLMAN & HALLMAN, INC.., 13624 Floyd Circle, Dallas, TX 75243; Steven C. Hallman , 972-669-3693 ; may contact supervisor.

Prepared and reviewed quantity and cost estimates for bidding and negotiated contracts. Reviewed estimates to assure cost control, equipment requirements, materials and manpower. Reviewed complete construction plans and specifications to ensure compliance and proper work execution for projects that included:

1. Texas Instruments $2.5 million concrete and structural steel facility for a DM4 Scrubber Yard, and a $2.1 million architectural and concrete works for DM6-3 story building, both in Dallas, TX.
3. Atmel Corporation Clean Tunnel and Interlink Structural Steel Structure for $0.6 million.
3. Cooling Tower replacement for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, at cost of $0.9 million, along with a variety of interior renovation projects and clean rooms.

Managed the orderly, timely transition of projects from the estimating to the field which included project review meetings, review of contract requirements, general conditions, schedules, budgets, subcontracts, and purchase order agreements. Predicted direct and indirect costs of the work. Completed quantity survey of the work, unit pricing and general conditions cost managing of the work. Worked closely with Supervisor to set profit for the projects. Prepared CPM work schedules and monthly progress reports in coordination with the superintendent. Reviewed and executed all change orders, supplements, and cost control budget adjustments. Prepared and managed all billings to ensure timely submission of payment applications to and receipt of payments from the Owner in order to maintain a positive cash flow position. Managed subcontracts, completed closeout requirements and punch lists. Attended regular periodic project meetings with the Owner, Architect, and Construction Manager.

Conducted project management and business reviews, performed reviews of documentation and configuration, and initiated corrective action as necessary. Utilized in-depth knowledge of the full range of administrative laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to various projects; knowledge of safety, security, codes, work standards and personnel management procedures.

March 1997 to April 1999; 40 hours per Week; Project Manager; AES CONSTRUCTION, INC.., 1350 N. Marine Drive, Tamuning, GU 96911; Michael Sherman , 671-649-6321 ; may contact supervisor.

Accomplished total management for projects that included:

1. Complete finishing works of the Six-story Sirena Plaza Office Building in Agana, Guam at a cost of $6 Million.

Prepared quantity and cost estimates for bidding and negotiations; reviewed estimates upon contract award, with attention to adherence to cost control system, equipment requirements and utilization, constructability, materials, and manpower. Coordinated and ensured the means and methods required for the successful execution of work.

Managed the orderly and timely transition of projects from the estimating to field implementation which included project review meetings, review of contract documents, general conditions, schedules, budgets, subcontracts, and purchase order agreements. Prepared and analyzed CPM work schedules and monthly progress reports in coordination with the Superintendent.

Reviewed and executed all change orders, supplements, and cost control budget adjustments. Managed all billings to ensure timely submission for payment applications and receipt of payments from the Owner in order to maintain a positive cash flow position. Conducted weekly production/safety meetings, and attended periodic project meetings with the Owner, Architect, and Construction Manager; completed all closeout requirements and punch lists.

May 1989 to March 1997; 40 hours per Week; Project Manager; INLAND BUILDERS CORPORATION, P.O. Box 2767 Agana, GU 96932; Nelson Del Carmen , 671-646-7748 ; may contact supervisor.

Accomplished total management for projects that included:

1. The ten-story Park Hotel in Tumon, Guam, a $25 million project.
2. A two-story warehouse building for Pangilinan Enterprises (Ace Hardware).
3. A two-story reinforced concrete facility for Guam Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department, Tamuning Guam, a $2.50 million project.
4. A two-story reinforced-concrete office building for Amparo's Foreign Exchange in Tamuning, cost of $0.6 million.


Prepared quantity and cost estimates, manpower and equipment requirements for assigned projects. Coordinated all requirements to assure successful execution and completion of projects. Prepared monthly progress reports in coordination with the general foreman and project engineers. Reviewed and executed all change orders, supplements, and cost control budget adjustments. Analyzed and managed all billings to ensure timely submission of payment applications and receipt of payments from the Owner in order to maintain a positive cash flow position. Managed subcontracts, completed close-out requirements and punch lists.

November 1980 to April 1989; 40 hours per Week; Civil Engineer/Vice President for Operations; MULTI DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines;

Performed engineering duties in planning, designing and overseeing construction of building structures and facilities including commercial and government contracts that included:

1. Multi-purpose and Recreation Reinforced-concrete Building and Site Development for the Energy Development Corporation Geo-thermal Plant complex in Tongonan, Leyte.
2. Two-story Computer Systems Reinforced-concrete Building for the Philippine National Oil company in Makati City.
3. Architectural Interior finishing renovation of four three-story buildings for the Philippine National Oil Company in Makati City/
4. Structural-steel framed Public Market Building & Site Development in Tarlac City.
5. Complete interior and exterior finishing works of new Two-story Branch Building for the Philippine National Bank in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
6. Two-story Reinforced Concrete Office building and Site Development for the Base Workshop Complex of the Bureau of Equipment of the Department of Public Highways in La Trinidad, Benguet.
7. Tenant improvement / Interior Renovation works of the Tradewinds Hotel in Makati City.
8. Multiple private residences, one and two story, in various cities including Quezon City, San Juan City, Makati City, and others.

Analyzed survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints and photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects. Planned and designed structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools. Computed load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications. Inspected project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety and sanitation standards.

Directed construction operations and maintenance activities at project sites; directed and participated in surveying to lay out installation and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction. Estimated quantities and costs of materials, equipment and labor to determine project feasibility. Tested soils and materials to determine adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, steel and other building materials.

Provided technical advice regarding design, construction, program modifications and structural reports to industrial and managerial personnel. Conducted studies of traffic patterns and environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess the potential impact of planned projects.

Informed contractor on direct contract work during construction phase on requirements concerning construction scheduling, progress reporting, work acceptance procedures, safety measures and other matters related to contractor performance procedures. Ensured contractor compliance with schedules, plans, specifications and submittals. Recommended changes in design, specifications and schedules to accommodate conditions at construction sites and to expedite construction. As required, stopped work in instances of unsafe practices on direct projects, and negotiated with representatives on indirect projects to stop work. Interpreted contract specifications pertaining to construction phase, and determined whether construction met contract requirements.

Made use of knowledge of business and management principles involve in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Applied knowledge of public safety and security, or relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, national security, operations for the protection of people, data, property and institutions.
April 1973 to October 1980: 40 hours per week; Head, Buildings & Structures Department /Concurrently Project Manager; R.C. GONZALEZ CO. INC.,Mandaluyong City, Metro-Manila, Philippines

September 1967 to March 1973: 40 hours per week; Civil Engineer/Works Engineer; AVECILLA BUILDING CORPORATION; Manila, Philippines


EDUCATION

ST MICHAELS INSTITUTE, Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte, Philippines; 1962 High School Diploma
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, Quezon City, Philippines; No Degree in Management & Application of PERT-CPM , 1973; 2.3 out of 5 Point GPA; 16 Semester Hours
MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Manila, Philippines; Bachelor in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering , 1967; 2.5 out of 5 Point GPA; 214 Semester Hours
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines. Certified as the U.S. equivalent of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering by INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (IERF) Certificate #S09-06932/vn, dated 10/01/2009. NOTE: This university grades on a scale of 5.0 to 1.0, with 1.0 being the highest. Relevant college courses completed include, with multiple credits in most courses: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Drawing, Graphical Mathematics, Spanish, College Algebra, English Grammar and Composition, Military Science, Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Differential Calculus, Technical Writing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Integral Calculus, Wood Construction Methods, Materials of Construction, Plane Surveying, Applied Mechanics, Advanced Mathematics Problems, Soil Mechanics, Building Construction Drafting, Building Construction, Higher Surveying, Contracts, Professional Ethics, Mechanics of Materials, Railway and Highway Curves, Architectural Engineering (Drafting), Testing of Materials (Lab), Mechanics of Fluids, Mechanics of Fluids (Lab).

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

CAL/OSHA 10-HR Construction Safety & Health Training Course, Completed February 10, 2009.
Roel Construction Technical Training Courses, 04/2008.
Roel Construction Technical Training, Division 2, 06/2008.
Roel Construction Technical Training, Division 5, 11/2008.
Roel Construction, Key Scheduling Concepts, February 2008.
OSHA 10-HR Construction Safety & Health, Sponsors - Black Construction and Fletcher Pacific Construction, July 1994, Pacific Star Hotel, Tamuning, Guam.
The First Annual Contractors/Developers Convention Seminar on Safety
Sponsor - Guam Contractors Association, October 1991, Guam Hilton Hotel.
Roel Construction Co., Inc, Suretrak 200 Training, 02/2008.
Roel Construction Co., Inc, Suretrak 100 Training, 02/2008.
Roel Construction Injury and Illness Prevention Program Training, 08/2008.




PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATES
Registered Civil Engineer, Philippines, Certificate # 10363
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Institute Member, 01/1981



PROFESSIONAL RATINGS, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognized by the Agua Caliente Casino/Resort/Spa for being one of the Project Managers in the construction of their 16-Story Hotel - 4/18/2008.
Annual Performance Reviews received from Roel Construction, Hallman & Hallman, Inc., and AES Construction, Inc., all of which resulted in salary increases ranging from 4% to 8%.

OTHER INFORMATION

Computer proficient - MS Office, Word, Excel, Project, Primavera Expedition Project Management, Suretrak Scheduling, Use of Digitizer for quantity take-offs, Quantity & Cost Estimating.
Proficient in English, and Tagalog (Filipino Language).

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