Project Manager

Name : Gurvinder
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : MISSISSAUGA,ON
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : canada and USA anywhere
Objective : Seasoned and highly knowledgeable Engineering and Management Professional with extensive international experience in the project management and administration areas, including: tendering and estimation, contract negotiation, engineering, vendor and sub-trade service provider solicitation and selection, services installation coordination, construction, commissioning and maintenance of Oil & Gas, residential, commercial and institutional installations.
Resume :  
GURVINDER S. REHAL, BEng, PMP, LEED AP

Email: rehal_pgps[at]yahoo.ca


CAREER PROFILE

Seasoned and highly knowledgeable Engineering and Management Professional with extensive international experience in the project management and administration areas, including: tendering and estimation, contract negotiation, engineering, vendor and sub-trade service provider solicitation and selection, services installation coordination, construction, commissioning and maintenance of Oil & Gas, residential, commercial and institutional installations.

Detail-oriented planner and analyst, adept at anticipating and resolving technical, coordination and administrative issues to ensure that complex management issues and projects are resolved and delivered on time, within budget and stakeholder expectations. Relationship builder with solutions-focused operating style who fosters positive, collaborative partnerships with senior management, General Contractors, sub-trade contractors, customers, and regulatory authorities. Core knowledge areas include:


-Project Management
-Cost Estimation & Budgeting
-Time & Scheduling Management
-Management / Leadership
-Installation Services Execution
-Project Services Coordination
-Project/Design Drawing Management
-Regulatory/Safety Compliance
-Bid Preparation & Evaluation
-Client Relations
-Change Order Management
-HVAC System Design & Commissioning


Computer and technical skills include: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, and Estimating software.




CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


HOME DEPOT, Toronto, Canadasince Sep. 2006
Worlds largest home improvement retailer, operating in 10 Canadian provinces, 49 U.S. States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The Home Depot is a US$70 Billion US based retailer of home improvement products and employs over 27,000 people in Canada.

Project Manager Store Support Centre (since July)
Promoted to position of Project Manager in the Construction Department at Canadian Store Support Centre. Provided leadership, direction and administration for the design, budgeting, scheduling, and all due diligence relating to the construction of new stores, resets, remodels and initiatives.

-Managed the reset, remodel and expansion program, and other capital related to construction expenses through an assigned team of Rollout Supervisors and Coordinators with an annual program volume of $50-$100 Million.
-Reviewed and approved all related contract documentation.
-Continuously sought out and introduced initiatives to reduce construction costs and duration of projects.
-Oversaw scheduling and preparation of financial status and other reports, regarding budgeting and designs of ongoing construction projects through the assigned team of Roll Out Supervisors.
-Partnered with other departments, such as Store Planning, Maintenance, Real Estate, Store Operations, Finance, Merchandising and New Store Development to achieve positive and timely projects outcomes.
-Participated in short and long-range planning for the division, monitored organizational structure, and actively developed personnel to achieve goals and objectives of the division.
-Selected and developed Contractors, Architects, and Consultant teams.
-Actively participated in the preparation of the general and administrative budget for the Construction, Procurement and Maintenance groups.



GURVINDER S. REHAL, BEng, PMP, LEED AP

Department Manager Mississauga West (Mar. 2007 Jun. 2008)
Project Coordinator, Installation Department Mississauga West (Sep. 2006 Mar. 2007)
Joined the Installation department as a Project Coordinator and was promoted to head up the department in March 2007. Responsible for managing all installations which included partnering with customers, sub-trade contractors, vendors, and store departments to ensure the successful completion of projects within budget and timeframes while also meeting Home Depot quality and performance standards and customer expectations.

-Acquired extensive product and procedural (installation programs) knowledge required to professionally manage installation contracts while meeting building codes and safety standards.
-Became highly competent in utilizing Home Depots operating system to manage and control installations.
-Exceeded professional competencies requirements/expectations for the position of Project Coordinator.
-Utilized extensive experience and qualifications (PMP) in construction project management and established a reputation as go to person for resolving all installation related issues in the store.
-Facilitated smooth and quality installations that met customer expectations by establishing strong rapport with installers and customers.
-Improved QOB (quality of business) and minimized markdowns (negative change orders) and reworks by organizing training audits for floor associates to ensure professional handling of install quotes, proper qualifying of customers, skilled closing of sales in order to meet customer expectations.
-Exceeded store Installation sales plan for 2006 and 2007.
-Contributed to improvement of VOC (voice of customer) scores by ensuring the completion of quality installations within stipulated timeframe as per Home Depot quality and performance standards and to meet customer expectations.
-Coordinated and executed multi-disciplinary installations for customers by planning with Microsoft Project, resulting in timely installations, improved customer satisfaction (VOC) and less markdowns (improved QOB).
-Instrumental in securing improved Store Installation Department Audit rating.



FAWAZ REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING CO., Kuwait1991 - 2006
Leading, multi-national organization offering services in project engineering & contracting, planning & control, installation services, operation & maintenance, and manufacturing & trading in the fields of electro-mechanical products/systems/services, HVAC, plumbing, firefighting & security, electrical, water treatment, and building automation.

Manager, HVAC Department (2000 2006)
Chief Engineer, Project Division (1996 2000)
Senior Mechanical Engineer (1991 1995)
Originally contracted to handle pricing, tendering, cost analysis, bid compilation, contract negotiation, submittal preparation, and project drawing reviews. Invited to return to project manage the design, planning, services coordination, construction supervision, and project closing out of building electro-mechanical services for use in residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational facilities.

-Utilized finely-honed project management skills to oversee complex, multi-phase projects from initial scope definition and bid preparation through to sub-contractor selection and substantial completion.
-Served as a primary contact with regulatory and supervising bodies to ensure adherence with applicable standards and regulatory requirements.
-Gained reputation as keen and enthusiastic Project Manager with strong competency in trouble shooting complex building services coordination problems at residential, commercial and institutional building projects.
-Served as quantity surveyor for various projects in preparing timely payment requests, work progress reports, and earned value analysis.
-Relied upon to support other company projects with specialized engineering, technical and investigation expertise and conflict resolution support.
-Employed acute attention to detail to control project costs and timelines, demonstrating a superb ability to deliver top quality results in tight timeframes.


GURVINDER S. REHAL, BEng, PMP, LEED AP

FRICK INDIA LTD., New Delhi, India1989 - 1990
Multi-national leader and comprehensive solution provider for industrial refrigeration and air conditioning services for industrial and power plant projects.

Planning Manager, Processing & Engineering (1990)
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Processing & Engineering (1983 1989)
Recruited as a new graduate to the Engineering and Processing department and was progressively promoted, culminating in appointment to manage the design, engineering and preparation of technical drawings and detailed bill-of-materials, work order releases for equipment production, procurement and logistics coordination to bring material and equipment to project sites across India as per project schedules.

-Designed custom HVAC and Refrigeration systems and components for installation in industrial and power plant sites throughout India.
-Provided site supervision and project management for Refrigeration and HVAC projects.
-As Planning Manager for Processing and Engineering, provided direction to a 14-member team of engineers and draftsmen.
-Supervised and quality assured equipment manufacturing processes for compressors (recips and screw), condensers, receiver vessels, condensing units, evaporator units, cooling towers, domestic and commercial heating and air conditioning units, filters, and specialized equipment for Atomic Power Plants.


EDUCATION

-BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India, 1983


LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS

-Project Management Professional, PMP Certification, Project Management Institute, USA
-LEED Accredited Professional, LEED AP, Canada Green Building Council, Canada
-Chartered Professional Engineer, CPEngr, Institution of Engineers, Australia (IE Australia)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

-Project Management Institute (PMI)
-Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
-Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
-American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
-American Society of Safety Engineers, (ASSE)
-American Society for Quality, (ASQ)
-Testing, Adjusting & Balancing Bureau, (TABB)










GURVINDER S. REHAL, BEng, PMP, LEED AP

email: rehal_pgps[at]yahoo.ca

ADDENDUM TO RESUME - SELECT PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS


Projects with Fawaz Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Co., Kuwait

- Hawally Entertainment Park, Kuwait [Entertainment Facility US$ 350,000] - 800 TR Dx Air Conditioning Units

AND

Youth & Sports Complex, Al Ayoun, Jahra [Entertainment Facility US$ 1.1 Million] - 655TR Dx & Chilled Water HVAC System


Accountabilities: Preliminary & detailed HVAC system design, bid preparation & contract negotiations, government relations, client relations, team recruitment, subcontractor tendering, project planning (scope definition, budgeting, phasing & scheduling), equipment procurement, workplace & environmental safety assurance, risk assessment & mitigation, change management, quality control, site supervision, testing / adjusting & balancing (TAB), commissioning & reliability testing, maintenance manuals, final payment certificates, and post installation maintenance.


-Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Training Centre [Industrial Complex] - HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire-Fighting Services

Accountabilities: Design development & approval, and review of submittals & construction drawings.

-Kuwait University, Central Plant, Shuwaikh Campus [Industrial Complex US$ 16 Million] - District Cooling and Heating Plant for Shuwaikh Campus 13,000TR Centrifugal Chillers Cooling Plant and 10,400 KW Electric Boiler Heating Plant - Civil, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Fighting Services,

Accountabilities: Bid preparation & contract negotiations, client relations, team recruitment, subcontractor tendering, project planning (scope definition, budgeting, phasing & scheduling), equipment procurement, workplace & environmental safety assurance, risk assessment & mitigation, change management, quality control, site supervision, testing, adjusting & balancing (TAB), commissioning & reliability testing, maintenance manuals, final payment certificates, and post installation maintenance.

-Ministry of Communications, Telephone Exchange Modifications [Telecommunication Facility]
Accountabilities: Site supervision, on-site modifications, and change management.

-Kuwait University New Library Building, Shuwaikh [Education Facility US$ 2.2 Million] - 500TR Chilled & Hot Water HVAC System

Accountabilities: Bid preparation & contract negotiations, client relations, team recruitment, subcontractor tendering, project planning (scope definition, budgeting, phasing & scheduling), equipment procurement, workplace & environmental safety assurance, change management, quality control, site supervision, testing, adjusting & balancing (TAB), commissioning & reliability testing, maintenance manuals, final payment certificates, and post installation maintenance.

-Central HVAC Plant for Adan and Mubarak al-Kabeer Hospitals, Kuwait [Medical Complex US$ 1.9 Million] - 820 TR HVAC Central Plant

Accountabilities: Bid preparation & contract negotiations, client relations, contract administration, and equipment procurement.

-Concrete Cooling Towers for ID Hospital, TB Hospital & Maternity Hospitals [Medical Complex US$ 1.3 Million]

Accountabilities: Bid preparation & contract negotiations, client relations, contract administration, review of submittals, site supervision, and TAB.

GURVINDER S. REHAL, BEng, PMP, LEED AP

email: rehal_pgps[at]yahoo.ca


ADDENDUM TO RESUME - SELECT PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Continued

-Central Station Air Handling Units for Multiple Hospitals and Clinics [Medical Complex US$ 750,000]

Accountabilities: Bid preparation & contract negotiations, client relations, contract administration, review of submittals, site supervision, and on-site modifications.

-Three Workshops at KOC Ahmadi: HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing Services [Industrial Complex US$ 3 Million]

Accountabilities: Design development and approval, and review of submittals & construction drawings.



Projects with Frick India Ltd., New Delhi, India

-Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Captive Power Plant: HVAC Services [Industrial Complex]

Accountabilities: Contract administration, and site supervision.

-National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Plant, Godhra [Refrigeration Plant for Milk Chilling]

Accountabilities: Design development, review of submittals & construction drawings, and client liaison.




Projects with Home Depot of Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada

-Home Depot Store at Mississauga West: Remodel involving change of complete steel structure in Millwork and Hardware departments including End caps and all signage. Complete renovation of customer service, appliance showroom [Retail Home improvement Warehouse]

Accountabilities: Ensure remodel meets store expectations, bid preparation, solicitation, contract negotiations and award, detailed assembly review (bill of materials), project planning (scope definition, budgeting, phasing & scheduling), contract management, client relations, steel structure and fixtures procurement, workplace & environmental safety assurance, risk assessment & mitigation, change management, quality control, site supervision, contract administration, and project close out.

-Lunch Room Remodel at various Home Depot stores: Remodel involving complete renovation of staff offices and lunch room [Retail Home improvement warehouse].

Accountabilities: Design development, architect selection and contract award, site survey, bid preparation, contractor solicitation and contract award, detailed bill of materials, procurement, site supervision and contract administration.


-Home Depot New Stores at Pickering, Bolton and Markham: Was associated with construction of these new stores at the actual site construction phase involving contract management of complete steel structure, millwork and associated MEP services works. Pickering store was moving towards LEED certification.


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