Principal Estimator

Name : jimadam
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Brooklyn,NY
Job Title Principal Estimator
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Sr. Estimator
Resume :  
JIM ADAM
326 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209 718.836.1577 c: 917.295.1139 jimadam4[at]aol.com

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROFILE
Project Management / Electromechanical Plumbing (EMP) Estimation / Quality Assurance
Dynamic, respected leader with more than 20 years experience as an engineer, project manager and estimator; recognized expertise includes budgeting, contractor oversight, procurement, client liaison and site management for large-scale, long-term projects. Thrive in multi-dimensioned, deadline-driven environments demanding a clear strategic vision to spearhead varied, simultaneous projects. Solid record of achievements contributing to success of diverse projects including airports, commercial buildings, power plants and water treatment facilities, among others, for private industry, U.S. and foreign government clients. Extensive international experience backed by proficiencies in Italian, Japanese and Arabic. Articulate and accountable professional with Master of Science degree and numerous credentials and certifications. Interested in discussing opportunities involving relocation and business travel. U.S. Citizen; hold current U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) SECRET security clearance. Core competencies include:
Strategic Business Planning
Cost Reduction & Avoidance
Financial & Contract Negotiations
Quality Assurance ProgramsProfit & Loss Management
Team Building & Leadership
Relationship Management
Budgeting & Cash Flow Optimization



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE




FLUOR CORPORATION, New York, NY
PRINCIPAL ESTIMATOR, 9/2006 6/2009
Perform all preconstruction functions and factors that affect construction cost. I am the lead person on all aspects of cost planning and budgeting during the Preconstruction Phase of the project. taking a lead role in providing all deliverables required for RFP responses, and co-ordinate and lead pre-bid job walks with Subcontractors and take detailed notes on the factors affecting the bid process and scope. I am giving direction to Subcontractors regarding scope , support the Director of Preconstruction with the management of the Preconstruction Group and provide direction and training to Cost Engineers and Estimating. I have the ability to undertake multiple tasks simultaneously without impacting attention to detail or quality of the final product. I am able to develop business with new and existing clients. Maintains enduring relationships with contacts industry wide.
Managed estimation process for $3.5 billion project at The New World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Lead and coordinate an estimating team from different Joint Ventures companies .

CON EDISON (CONTRACT THROUGH HEBCO), New York, NY
ESTIMATOR, 8/2005 8/2006
Provide accurate, comprehensive project estimations while serving under contract with Central Engineering providing service throughout New York City and Westchester County, NY.
Evaluate requirements, timelines and budgets to determine accurate project estimations within stated guidelines; Review all applicable codes and specifications. Interface regularly with Project Engineer, Project Managers. Conduct field visits and periodic site evaluations; organize jobs; arrange meetings. Establish and maintain relationships with product manufacturers and vendors; analyze vendor and subcontractor bids. Train new estimators.
Spearheaded more than 30 construction projects within my first year of tenure with budgets ranging from $100K to $420M.
COAXIAL DESIGN, INC., Jersey City, NJ
ESTIMATOR & PROJECT MANAGER, 12/2003 8/2005
Delivered comprehensive project estimations in leadership role with company providing engineering and project planning services.
Oversaw all job scope evaluation and estimation, bid package compilation, code compliance, project calculations and budget control processes; provided on-site quality assurance and management; compiled and maintained data to generate scopes of work, reports, updates and related administrative materials. Built and sustained close relations with clients. Directed vendors by assessing proposals, ensuring quality and monitoring progress. Evaluated project outcomes to identify discrepancies and develop solutions for future initiatives.
Completed underground and overhead fiber optic, cable television and electric wiring infrastructure projects throughout the New York City metro area with budgets ranging from $.5M to $12M for many different clients.
PROJECT MANAGER / ESTIMATOR / QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST, 1/1998 12/2000
Prepared budgets, bids and estimations, arranged engineering and architectural services and assisted during project design and permitting processes while serving in contract role. Organized staff and led team to ensure project completion in conformance with all applicable guidelines and specifications. Liaised with consultants to evaluate costs, engineering and material needs, project schedules and progress reports. Monitored document control and contractor quality assurance programs. Maintained test results and other essential records. Identified trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.
Orchestrated successful completion of more than 25 projects while continually seeking to expand into new markets in fast-paced environment, expertly managing evaluation teams of up to 12 members during large-scale initiatives involving fiber optics, telecommunications technologies and electrical systems.
ABB SUSA, North Brunswick, NJ
ESTIMATOR / PROJECT COORDINATOR (CONTRACT ROLE), 7/2002 10/2003
Provided technical and project estimation expertise supporting international initiatives for leader in power and automation technologies.
Prepared electromechanical conceptual and definitive cost estimates for overseas projects involving HVAC systems, waste water treatment facilities, power plants and others. Worked closely with sales and project management staff to meet specific technical and operating requirements. Reviewed bid inquiries and proposals for technical, commercial and contractual accuracy; assembled lump sum, budget and detailed cost estimates; performed engineering calculations. Develop cost-of-work estimations for all departments in accordance with schematics, blueprints and specifications.
Managed estimation process for $18M project at U.S. Embassy in Angola.
Contributed subject matter expertise as integral member of project teams spearheading $14M initiatives at U.S. Army facilities in Afghanistan.
Provided estimations for $250M U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded wastewater treatment and support facilities at Waddy Main, Jordan, and for $120M wastewater treatment plant at Alexandria, Egypt.
METROMEDIA FIBER NETWORK, White Plains, NY
PROJECT MANAGER / ESTIMATOR / BUDGET ANALYST, 1/2001 6/2002
Served in varied roles for diverse projects within the NY / NJ Metro Area and in Washington, D.C. during tenure with IT infrastructure company.
Managed engineering and construction projects. Performed life cycle cost analyses; determined material and labor requirements. Forecasted profits and losses; planned, organized and scheduled work. Authored bids; selected and evaluated vendors and subcontractors. Conducted cost studies to develop and establish standards. Consulted with clients and vendors to negotiate contracts, formulate estimates and resolve issues. Interfaced with company staff to ensure compliance with estimates. Organized and managed centralized database. Assessed completed projects to compare estimations to actual results and evaluate any discrepancies.
Led and contributed to numerous projects for companys leading clients including Allegiance Telecom, CTC, Cogent, Williams, Genuity and Qwest.
ASEA BROWN BOVARY (ABB), S.p.A, Milano, Italy
SITE MANAGER / ESTIMATOR, 4/1995 1/1998
Managed estimation process for large-scale design and construction projects with international contracting company.

Maintained project cost controls by leading job costing and monitoring, overseeing vendor/subcontractor payments and administering payroll and labor relations. Prepared cost estimations and annual budgets; evaluated implementation of project plans within staffing, procurement and financial guidelines. Authored bids, engineered site mobilizations and directed material take off, construction, testing, commissioning and handover.
Contributed to success of numerous initiatives including $45M dry powder towers for Proctor & Gamble and multiple projects for other industry leaders involving acid storage facilities, oil & petroleum plants and water treatment sites.


ANSCO (PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ANSALDO & CONDOTTE), Roma, Italy
ELECTROMECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGER / ESTIMATOR, 8/1993 4/1995
Assessed progress, coordinated efforts and produced estimates while supervising staff of 24 electromechanical team members for partnership.
Led team from project initiation through completion; defined, planned and tracked project executions in technical, multi-disciplinary environment. Represented company in dealings with partners, consultant and client concerning electrical, mechanical and related technical matters. Estimated and confirmed on-site material deliveries by completing shop inspections and preparing technical reports. Developed work breakdown structures and project schedules; resolved escalated issues. Managed change controls, issue resolution, resource allocation and communications. Authored cost standards, project procedures and program goals. Assisted senior management staff in capital budgeting processes.
Spearheaded all mechanical and electric aspects of $450M initiative at Gabal Elasfar Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cairo, Egypt, a 1M cubic meters / day primary treatment wastewater plant using primary clarifier tank structures, 6 pump stations, 4 Aerators, Clarifiers and a Dumping Station.



SELECTED ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE



KOBE STEEL, LTD., Kobe, Japan
SENIOR ELECTROMECHANICAL INSPECTION & SCHEDULE ENGINEER, 3-Year Tenure
Oversaw all project matters including initial inspection, production of detailed drawings, cost estimations and change orders and final evaluation contributing to construction of large cement factory in Kobe.
TAKENAKA CO., Tokyo, Japan
SENIOR ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEER & ESTIMATOR, 1.5-Year Tenure

Served as Team Leader coordinating bidding process, pre-construction proposals and project estimations for construction of government training.
SAE SADELMI CO., Torino, Italy
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIELD ENGINEER, 4.5-Year Tenure
Led engineering and on-site construction supervision of mechanical, HVAC, piping and instrumentation aspects of 700MW steam power generation plant at Abu Soltan./ Damanhoure.



EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS



MS in Science Almeda College & University, Boise, ID
BS in Mechanical Engineering 1981.
Training & Certifications:
Professional Engineering Certification (in progress) City of New York (via New York University), NY
General Construction Cost Estimator Certification NY State Education Dept., New York, NY
Diploma of Higher Studies in Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Diploma of Higher Studies in Vocation Technologies Ume University, Ume, Sweden
Professional Associations
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, International (AACE)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Technical Proficiencies
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Fiber Base Lotus Notes Microstation MC2
Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, Visio Con Edison Estimating System (CEES) P3 (limited) AutoCAD (limited)

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