Estimator

Name : Matt Taylor
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : San Antonio,TX
Job Title Estimator
Relocation Preferences : San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Boston
Objective : A team player that will help the company grow and produce high quality projects with a long career.
Resume :  
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER

Experienced estimator and procurement agent with a business minded approach to problem solving. A customer service oriented engineer who is reliable and works with integrity. A team player who works in an effective and efficient manner to deliver results.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Dallas and San Antonio, TX2007-2009

Cost Estimator
Developed the cost information for both public and private construction projects ranging from $2 million to $30 million in Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler, San Antonio, and Austin. Projects included: schools, university buildings, government buildings, car dealerships, banks, and interior renovations.
Managed the estimating team on a variety of proposals, including setting up the bid teams and bid responsibilities. Created and built scopes for each trade on the bid recording sheets for the proposals.
Solicited and analyzed bids from subcontractors.
Worked with the Business Development team to generate leads.
Assisted the purchasing department in contract negotiations and awards.
Built and maintained relationships with subcontractors and organizations through industry functions, calls, and meetings.

Project Engineer
For the Microsoft Data Center, a $450 million project, reviewed submittals for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire suppression trades. Oversaw the daily activities of the electrical and mechanical trades through daily construction reports. Set up and ran various subcontractor coordination meetings.
Created and maintained metrics for managing and evaluating progress of the Start-up and Commissioning program and the electrical subcontractors.
Ensured quality assurance and quality control of the equipment that was delivered and installed.
Assisted field supervisor, who managed the construction of the electrical trades.
Worked with BIM and resolved collision issues through coordination meetings.
Working with subcontractors, site managers, and waste management groups, created a construction material recycling program to ensure a Green building site.
Performed corporate recruiting duties at local public and private universities.
Was named Lean Construction Champion for Texas.

THE BOEING COMPANY, San Antonio, Texas2006 2007

Procurement Agent
Priced and acquired mission-critical parts for the US Air Force to avoid Aircraft on Ground (AOG) conditions at several military bases. Analyzed quotes from multiple sources, thus making informed decisions about which vendor was awarded the order. Maintained relations with all suppliers to properly represent the Boeing name and to give outstanding customer service and support. Resolved accounting problems.
Team member on $307 million contract with the USAF.
Worked with suppliers to obtain critical parts within 24 hours.
Member of the Boeing engineering quality control team to evaluate engineering practices.
Team Lead for the company-wide Lean Initiative.

MOTOROLA, INC., Seguin, Texas2003

Engineer
Worked as Tester in the LoJack program. Ensured functionality and quality control by conducting tests on the modules. Developed tests to evaluate the modules effectiveness.
Lead developer of the customer evaluation project for a future module.
Evaluated each modules quality and progress during and after manufacturing.
Managed the procurement needs of several teams and obtained critical parts in a timely manner.
Maintained supplier relations through effective communication and customer service.

EDUCATION

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX2011 (expected)
Coursework towards a Master of Science - Manufacturing Engineering

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 2004
Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
Achievements include Deans List and Student Honor Roll

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Construction-Related Software
NavisWorks, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Builders Exchange, iSqFt, Prolog, On-Screen Takeoff 3
Office and Business Software
Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, NT)
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, FrontPage)
Unix, Linux
Adobe Professional 8, Adobe Acrobat Standard 9
Boeing Procurement Software
Crystal Reports
Engineering and Programming
Assembly language, Machine language, C, C++, Java, Basic, Verilog, HTML
Cosmic Software (Idea, Zap MMDS6808, Zap Sim6808), Starbase CodeWright, ProComm, Crosstalk, Magic
OrCAD Suite (PSpice and Layout), Mentor Graphics, AutoCAD, MatLab, Maple, Mathematica, Lab Windows, NI LabView
Engineering Equipment
Computer Hardware, Networks, Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, Power Supplies, Signal Generator, PCB, Microcontrollers, Op Amps, Filters, Basic Stamp

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