Project Manager

Name : David Kiefer
Industry Type : Highway - Heavy Contractors
City & State : Jacksonville,FL
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : I'd like to work for an established company as a superintendent or project manager in the Florida, Georgia area with in a 150 mile radius of St. Augustine. In my background I have performed as a working foreman, superintendent, estimator and project manager. I have managed high profile projects and also possess hands-on skills that I as willing to utilize with the right contractor. I can work my way up to were my background and experience can be a real asset to a company.
Resume :  

Heavy Civil Industrial Power Commercial Municipal Underground Marine Construction

Diversified project & construction management experience in both corporate & small firm environments
Strong work ethic, leadership ability & industry knowledge bring in projects on schedule & under budget
Results-driven professional with ability to manage & motivate people toward a common goal
Able to make quick & accurate decisions Background in civil & mechanical engineering methods/means

Core capabilities include:
Conceptual design Cost estimating/control Management reporting
Constructability studies
Quote requests/reviews
Project scheduling

Safety procedures
QA/QC review
Monitor work completion

Punch list development
Final inspections
Contract close-outs

White Construction, Inc., Clinton, INApril 2005-Feb 2009
Project Manager, Rail Splitter Wind Farm Emden, IL (June 2008-Feb 2009)
Managed construction of a 67-GE 1.5 MW turbine wind farm
Project Manager, Forward Wind Energy Project Brownsville, WI (June 2007-Mar 2008)
Managed construction of an 86-GE 1.5 MW turbine wind farm
Project Manager, Erie Shores Wind Farm Ontario, Canada (April 2005 - Aug 2006)
Managed construction of a 66-GE 1.5 MW turbine wind farm
Successfully managed supervisors, QA/QC personnel, and safety managers to finish on time and on budget.
Earned 2x anticipated profit margin on 2 of the 3 projects.
Personally recruited by Herman White to build his first large project in the wind industry.

Kentuckiana Concrete Construction, Louisville, KY Nov 2003 April 2005
Commercial Project Manager
Managed commercial foundation /slab construction work for largest concrete subcontracting firm in the metro Louisville area. Managed 24-32 employees divided into crews of 2-7 to satisfy open contracts. Projects varied in size from $1,000-$800,000 and 1 week-8 months in length. Successfully maintained backlog of 15+ open contracts and reviewed 2-6 potential new projects/week.
Doubled profit margin to 12% from 6% on all managed assignments.
Helped grow company from $5 million to $10 million per year revenue.

Sedam Contracting Corp., Hanover, INOct 1999 Nov 2003
Project Manager, Superintendent Southern Indiana & Louisville, KY area
Estimated, engineered, and managed public and private civil projects for regional site work contractor, including site development work and underground utility projects.
Helped develop company to perform larger volume of work and accept more diverse, complex projects.
Construction Site Manager Dynegy Renaissance Power Project, Carson City, MI (Mar 2001 Sept 2001)
Managed construction of 4-unit simple cycle gas turbine power plant (700 MW) for SWATCO NSE partnership
Maintained project 8 weeks ahead of schedule and on budget as of September 2001.

M. J. Wood Company, Lakeland, FL Oct 1998 Oct 1999
Project Manager
Estimated and managed civil/mechanical projects, including power plant additions for Tampa Electric Corporation.
Completed all projects on time and on budget and with satisfaction by owner's representatives.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Orlando, FL June 1997 Oct 1998
Senior Project Engineer, Main Office PGBU
Developed and executed domestic and international contracts with project managers.
Lead Technical Director & Installation Engineer (June 1997 June 1998)
Oversaw technical direction for construction of a Trent 50MW Econopac, operated as a simple cycle, remote controlled, peeking plant, in a joint venture with Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Systems in Seal Sands, United Kingdom. Also Lead Technical Director & Installation Engineer on a Trent Econopac in Derby, United Kingdom for its first 2 months of construction.
Traveled to Whitby, Ontario, Canada for one week to study proto-type plant and construction nuances. Upon return from the UK, completed government documentation to certify the plant and begin operation.

Destec Energy, Inc., Houston, TX Oct 1993 May 1997
Construction Manager/Construction Administrator, Main Office, Houston (Oct 1996-May 1997)
Oversaw provision of construction intelligence and feasibility to project developers and project managers. Assisted in administration and closeout of contracts.
Construction Site Manager, Los Mina Power Plant, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Nov 1995-Sept 1996)
Managed construction of a 236 MW simple cycle power plant. Constructed 2 new one million-gallon fuel oil storage tanks and a fuel handling facility. Constructed 2.4 Km 138KV transmission line with related substation upgrades.
Installed two Westinghouse 501D5A combustion turbines in 5 months per unit.
Completed aggressive schedule in which planning, design, and construction were all performed in unison.
Construction Site Manager, Michigan Power, Ludington, MI (June 1994 Oct 1995)
Oversaw construction of $100 million 123MW cogeneration plant. Managed customer relations, company policy matters, field labor relations, and job reporting. Directed subcontractors. Advised corporate managers of job progress.
Completed project on time and on budget, with fewest construction claims by subcontractors at close-out.
Civil/Buildings Superintendent, Tiger Bay Power Plant, Fort Meade, FL (Oct 1993 May 1994)
Managed subcontractors performance for a 230MW cogeneration plant.
Promoted to Site Manager ahead of schedule.

Dayco-Astaldi Construction Corporation Orlando, FL 2/1992 to 10/1993
Assistant Bridge Superintendent
Managed bridge project for the Southern Greenway and East-West Expressway, including constructing 16 new bridges and widening of 14 existing bridges.
Completed all work on or ahead of schedule and on budget while meeting FDOT requirements.

Kief-Con, Inc. Madison, IN 10/1978 to 1/1992
Owned Operated a small construction company performing a diverse array of projects, including the following:
Site work and utilities for residential, commercial and industrial construction.
Concrete and steel bridges for counties and states. Water and waste water treatment plants.
Numerous underground pipe installation projects for private and government organizations.

Earlier experience:
Newberg Construction, New Washington, IN Assistant Superintendent; Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA Superintendent and Project Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Certified Storm Water Manager Michigan Department of Natural Resources (1994 & 2001)
Licensed Blaster State of Kentucky (1981 & 2000)

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