Project Manager

Name : Arthur Kohn
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Chicago,Il
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : Seeking a full-time position in any area of construction administration or project management, where I can utilize my past professional experiences, while making a significant contribution to the success of my employer.
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

The Heartland Construction Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Project Manager 4/05 9/08
Manage small commercial and residential renovation projects from startup to closeout. Duties include bidding, contracting, scheduling, trade coordination and superintendence of projects. Work extensively with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Primavera computer software.

ESD Construction, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Project Manager 6/04 4/05
Primary responsibility involves managing new construction and renovation projects from startup to closeout and providing consulting services to Owners and Architects. Project management duties include bidding, contracting, scheduling, trade coordination and superintendence of projects. Consulting services include budget preparation, schedule oversight and claims review. Work extensively with SureTrak (Primavera), Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel computer software.

Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago, Illinois
Contract Administrator / Project Administrator 7/03 6/04
Responsibilities as Contract Administrator for the Capital Construction Department include working with Chicago Housing Authoritys corporate, legal, purchasing and budget departments in project scope & budget development, award & review of construction contracts, and monitoring of spending and payments to contractors, consultants and vendors. Additionally, involved in preparation and resolution of Contract disputes including delay, breech and errors and omissions claims. Responsibilities as Project Administrator include working with the Architects & consultants in development of plans and specifications, review of bids, approval of change orders, and certification of the work; working with the contractors and vendors to ensure compliance with the construction documents; and, interfacing with the Property Managers in the coordination & execution of the construction.


NAC Corporation, Schaumburg, Illinois
Senior Management Associate 5/01 - 2/03 (Contract Position)
Primary responsibility involved providing clear and concise advice to the Owner regarding their interests in all areas of the construction process for the River East Center Project with particular attention to the General Contractors adherence to contractual requirements and their ability to properly manage the quality and progress of the work. Interfaced extensively with the Owner, General Contractor & Architect while attending project meetings, reviewing construction claims, monitoring costs and tracking the progress of the work. During project meetings took a leadership role in discussion and analysis of construction issues, phasing, and site safety. Prepared detailed commentaries and evaluations of numerous Contractor Change Order requests which enabled the Owner to successfully contest many of those claims. Reviewed, tracked and provided detailed reports on the incorporation of approved costs as presented on the Contractors monthly draws. Conducted thorough weekly site reviews and submitted detailed task matrix progress reports. Specific undertakings included defense of a major delay claim by the Contractor, preparation of the position documents under which the Owner was able to offer and agree upon a final settlement with the Contractor, and preparation of an Errors and Omissions claim against the Architect.

Brookdale Living Communities, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Senior Construction Administrator / Project Manager 4/00 - 12/00
Oversaw building addition and renovation projects, from inception to closeout, for the Capital Improvements Department. Responsibilities as Construction Administrator included working with Brookdales corporate, legal and accounting departments in project scope & budget development, award & review of construction contracts, and monitoring of spending and payments to contractors, consultants and vendors. Responsibilities as Project Manager included working with the Architects & Consultants in development of plans and specifications, review of bids, approval of change orders, and certification of the work; working with the Contractors and Vendors to ensure compliance with the construction documents; and, interfacing with the Property Directors in the coordination & execution of the construction.

E.W. Corrigan Construction Co., Oak Brook, Illinois
Contract Manager 10/97 - 4/00
Managed new construction and renovation projects from startup to closeout. Responsibilities included Owner, Architect, and Contractor coordination; developing and maintaining project schedules; solicitation, review, processing, and tracking of subcontractor submittals; monitoring construction progress and coordinating tasks with field superintendents; conducting job meetings and preparation of meeting minutes; distribution of construction documents to subcontractors and field superintendents; preparation of monthly draws; and, review and preparation of contract change orders. Worked extensively with Prolog, Primavera, Bidtek, Microsoft Word/Access/Excel and Lotus Smart Suite computer software.

INVSCO Group Limited, Chicago, Illinois
Construction Administrator 7/96 - 10/97 (Contract Position)
Set up and administered the construction office for a $100 million luxury condominium conversion. Coordinated all construction activities for common areas and individual unit build outs. Common areas work included window and unit ventilator replacements; exterior restoration; and lobby, elevator and corridor renovation. Individual unit construction ranged from standard build outs with new kitchens and baths, to highly customized units with major reconfiguration of rooms and the combining of multiple units. Coordinated with project management, contract administration, Architects/designers, owners and sales department to ensure construction was on budget and on time. Responsible for negotiating and signing subcontractor/supplier agreements; scheduling construction; and, preparation and submittal of all close out documents.

Friedler Construction Company, Chicago, Illinois
Project Manager 4/88 - 2/96
Performed all contractor activities for various institutional rehabilitation and restoration projects. During the bid process, duties included: familiarization of bid documents; contacting subcontractors and suppliers; estimating carpentry, masonry and demolition costs; composing bid spreadsheets; analysis of risk; completion of bid documents and determination of bid price. After award of contract, was responsible for project scheduling; obtaining subcontractor agreements, insurance certificates, and product submittals; monitoring and supervising construction progress on a daily basis; determining payout amounts and submitting requests for payment; obtaining and submitting payrolls and waivers; change order preparation and negotiation; and, preparation and submittal of close out documents. Office duties included monitoring accounting activities for all projects, coordination of project record documents, and administration of payroll.

Bechtel Eastern Power Company, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Structural Engineer 10/87 - 4/88
Responsible for design and analysis of new and existing non-standard mechanical and electrical component supports at the Tennessee Valley Authorities Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

Sargent & Lundy Engineers, Chicago, Illinois
Structural Engineer 2/83 - 7/87
As a structural site liaison engineer at Commonwealth Edison Companys Braidwood Nuclear Power Station and Illinois Power Companys Clinton Nuclear Generating Station, interfaced with electrical engineers and site contractors to resolve installation problems and miscellaneous non-conformances associated with conduit and cable tray systems and their supports. Prepared and reviewed structural design calculations for various electrical components and supports. During the last year at Clinton Nuclear Generating Station, performed as a lead engineer responsible for supervision of 6 to 12 structural engineers.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Architectural Consultant 8/81 - 4/82
Performed an extensive review of all existing construction documents and created new plans of the complex, redesigned the main public washrooms for compliance with Illinois accessibility standards, and investigated and documented all existing mechanical systems. Work on the public washrooms included planning, cost analysis, securing a grant from the City of Chicago, and executing all contract documents.

EDUCATION:

University of Illinois - Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Architecture in Structures - December 1983

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