Senior Designer & Project Manager

Name : Connie Bergslien
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Oswego,IL
Job Title Senior Designer & Project Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Extensive experience providing 20 years of architectural consulting services to a diverse customer base. Highly successful in creating and designing custom homes from inception to completion ensuring quality, accuracy and compliance with all local codes and ordinances. Considerable experience in understanding how business operates to identify the necessary path to reach the desired goals. Detail oriented with strong interpersonal skills. Proven leadership abilities to manage a team successfully with the highest degree of energy, honesty and integrity.
Resume :  
ARIENCE BUILDERS. Lisle, Illinois 2008 to 2009
A full service residential remodeling company.
Senior Designer & Project Manager
Prepared proposals for clients identifying scope of work and establishing fee structure & retainers.
Responsible for all aspects of the construction drawings completed in autocad including:
oElevations plans-Floor plans-Foundation/Basement plans-Roof plans-Details-Sections-Notes-Schedules.
oLighting plan-Schematics-Structural details.
oIntegrating the client requirements into the design.
oManaged and controlled project budgets between $50k and $400k.
oUniquely designed and detailed kitchen, bath & bar cabinetry plans.
oManaged material orders and deliveries for the projects.
oSite measuring and inspections ensuring project is on target.
Established and supervised a team of contractors and other multi-disciplinarians in order to complete the projects.
Provided Village and City Halls with all the necessary documents to gain project approval.
Assisted clients with final material selections.
Negotiated with vendors and purchased the on site materials needed for the projects.
Successfully identified and resolved problems that resulted in 14%+ cost reduction.
Developed and managed Autocad design standards and responsible for maintaining the computer libraries.

HUEN ELECTRIC, INC. - Aurora, Illinois 2008 to 2008
An electrical construction company providing an exceptional level of electrical construction, engineering, design and building services to owners, general contractors, developers, construction managers and architects.
CAD Designer& Coordinator
Responsible for preparing the engineers drawings for field installation in Autocad and Revit.
Coordinated the electrical engineering plans while collaborating with the plumbing, fire protection and mechanical engineers to ensure that all trades have the allotted space of equipment installation.

FM CUSTOM DESIGN, INC. - St. Charles, Illinois 2003 to 2008
An architectural design firm providing designs for custom homes, additions, renovations, and commercial buildings.
Senior Designer & Coordinator
Facilitated and participated in pre-construction meetings:
oEvaluating, assessing and documenting customer requirements.
oExcellent presentation skills integrating a time line for the completion of the projects.
Prepared the construction drawings in Auto cad and or Revit and ensured that the construction documents comply with all local and state dwelling regulations and design specifications.
Calculate and design structural steel beams and headers and stay abreast of new building products and technology.
Work collaboratively with team members to achieve dead lines.
Analyze and perform projects efficiently for design and development of working drawings.
Coordinate project with engineers and land surveyors for the production of the plans.
Ability to stay in a budget, analyzing and creatively redesigning if necessary.
Foster professional growth through mentoring relationships with a focus on customer relationships.
Contributed to the development design standards and responsible for maintaining the Autocad and Revit libraries.

AES CONSULTANTS, LTD. - Naperville, Illinois 1994 to 2003
An architectural design firm and civil engineering company providing residential and commercial services throughout the area.
Senior Project Manager / Designer/Cad Technician
Participated in pre-construction meetings to document and assess client needs.
Prepared the preliminary drawings and collaborated with the civil engineers for site location and landscape analysis.
Excellent presentation skills; communicating with clients and executives.
Responsible for all aspects of the construction drawings completed in Autocad:
oElevation, floor, basement & roof plans.
oDetails, wall sections, schedules and notes.
Assigned to develop the office Autocad standards:
oResearched and generated critical parameters for implementing new autocad details into a categorized library.
oGenerated a custom tailored master catalog for easy reference.
oProduced an instructional training manual for autocad interns which significantly increased office efficiency.
oTrained new employees in the architecture department.
oIncreasing drawing efficiency by keeping drawings uniform..

STEVEN C. OLSON, LTD - Elmhurst, Illinois 1987 to 1994
An architectural design firm designing custom home, churches and additions.
Cad Technician / Designer
Prepared preliminary & construction drawings for clients.
Responsible for reviewing drawings and specs to ensure code compliance.
Created working drawings by use of Autocad.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Degree in Architectural Building Technology
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL Degree in Architectural Drafting & Design Degree in Architectural Technology

Project managed a $1M custom home.

Excellent in Autocad.
Proficient in Revit.
Proficient at manual drafting and sketching.
Certified Dura Supreme cabinet designer.
Continued education courses and seminars in technology and building products.
Microsoft Word, Excel & Power point.

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