JOSEPH L. KLEIN
An accomplished project manager with 25 years demonstrated experience in managing commercial construction, concentrating on contract negotiation, value engineering, and cost control. A goal-oriented producer, overseeing multiple tasks from the inception of high profile projects to successful completion. Utilizing outstanding interpersonal skills to coordinate with internal and external resources, securing smooth operations to achieve mutual objectives. Dedicated, focused, and resourceful leader who possess a proven track record of making substantial contribution towards the prosperity of an enterprise.
VJA SYSTEMS (INTERIORS / FLOORING CONTRACTOR)Cleveland, Ohio
Project Manager2008 - 2009
Built model suite for new hospital. Rooms included operating room, examination rooms, patient rooms with bathrooms and lab. Model was used by owner for finishes review as well as by hospital personnel to review equipment lay-out. Erected new 105,000 square foot school for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12, including gym, multi-purpose room, labs, study areas, etc. Bought out subcontracts. Prepared and turned in submittals including all LEED information. Monitored progress. Prepared and monitored cost reports. Attended all progress meetings with the construction manager and ownership.
FOREST CITY ENTERPRISESCleveland, Ohio
Contract Manager2007 - 2008
Responsible for contract negotiation and project management for commercial construction throughout the United States. Analyzed and modified contract agreements between General Contractors or Construction Managers, Architects, Engineers, and Subcontractors, in order to protect the liability and financial interest of both Forest City and project owners. Contributed to the bidding process by assisting the preparation of bid packages, organizing and reexamining bid documents to ensure accuracy and efficiency of bid pricing. Prepared and approved change orders for construction, testing, and surveying contracts. Standardized the procedures for the review of construction invoices, including cross check system to verify actual contract costs and change order pricing. Reviewed and approved construction invoices before final approval by the Vice Presidents. Standardized format and improved methods of cost reporting and change orders, creating consistent reporting throughout, as part of the newly integrated SAP system.
ROBERT L. STARK ENTERPRISESWoodmere, Ohio
Chief Financial Officer, Arbor Construction2000 - 2007
Appointed as CFO of Arbor Construction, the construction management subsidiary of Stark Enterprises, as result of proven ability to manage and execute cost control, actualizing savings, while continuously adding value to the organizations portfolio. Oversaw and directed expansion and remodeling of various properties including the Sheraton Hotel complex at Station Square in Pittsburgh, and Eton Collection in Woodmere. Coordinated construction schedules with retail tenant subcontractors for indoor and outdoor mixed use spaces. Managed construction for Phase I of the Crocker Park development, which included the bid process for both public and privately financed subcontracts, as well as the organizing the scope of work for 50+ subcontractors and retail tenants. Negotiated terms of subcontractor contract, attaining the best pricing and costs for Stark Enterprises. Administrated the accounting procedures for Crocker Park Phase I; consisting of expediting subcontractor change orders and payments. Accountable for communicating all construction changes and updates between project subcontractors, architect, engineering team, city officials and ownership.
Cost Accountant 1995 - 2000
Oversaw cost control/reporting for Arbor Construction which included the review of construction invoices. Contributed to bidding, negotiating, contracting and change orders for construction. Built power center in Canton, Ohio and over 1,100 apartment units in three complexes in northeast Ohio. Remodeled and expanded Holiday Inn in Wickliffe, Ohio. Built Cinemark complex in Valley View, Ohio and remodeled retail stores in company portfolio.
ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Plain Dealer Publishing Co. Tiedeman Production Facility Project Manager, 1992 - 1994
Forest City Enterprises
Tower City Center
Cost Accountant, 1983 - 1992COMPUTER SKILLS
Proficient skill level in Microsoft Office Suite
Experienced SAP user
Highly skilled at utilizing the Internet for research purposesAREAS OF STUDY & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Cleveland State University, Mathematics Major
Carnegie Mellon University, Physics Major
Member of the Cleveland Green Building Coalition, 2004 to present
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