BRUCE J. WILLIAMS, CPE
256 Probasco St. Greendale, IN 47025 Phone: 812-584-8061 bjwjobsearch[at]hotmail.com
Construction Operations Professional
Project Manager Facilities Manager Senior Estimator
PROFILE OF QUALIFICATIONS
More than 26 years of broad-spectrum experience in the construction, renovation, and management of multi-use commercial properties including major hotels, casinos, shopping malls, apartment complexes, college & school buildings, libraries and jails
Strengths in multistate/multi-project planning, development, and all aspects of construction project management, from initial concept and inception through design-build stage to final acceptance by client and closeout; unusual breadth of experience encompasses oversight of projects ranging to $20 million
Core competencies include:
Site ManagementSubcontractor Selection & Negotiations
Project BudgetingWorkflow Planning & Coordination
Purchasing & Materials ManagementBuilding & Site Layout
Logistics & Strategic PlanningOSHA & Building Code Compliance
Served as full-charge Certified Professional Estimator for general contractor & subcontractor with overall responsibility for project pre-construction to award and turnover; expertise in bidding public, commercial, government and private facilities projects; includes projects ranging to tens of millions, evaluation and analysis of completed projects, maintenance of estimating databases in Timberline, COBRA, and Excel, extensive experience using project management software
Management philosophy is to produce quality work at minimal cost a thorough understanding of construction operations contributes to my ability to resolve existing and anticipated problems while moving projects toward a successful conclusion
SERVALL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, Cincinnati, OH Estimator9/09 - 4/10
Perform electrical take off and bids for design build and hard bid projects. Maintain and update COBRA estimating system, establish estimating as a necessary function of the company. Pre-bid site visits, liaison with general contractors.
CFS CONSTRUCTION Inc. (Now Model Construction), Cin, OH - Project Manager 7/08 - 9/09
Projects included Public, Federal and private tax credit rehab housing as either renovation or ground up. Mentor younger Superintendents and Co-ops. Edit company subcontract and develop general condition specifications for subcontracts.
Ft. Knox Shopping Center Image Upgrade (Mall) project was completed two months ahead of schedule and gained an additional 13% profit to the bottom line.
COLUMBIA SUSSEX CORP., Crestview Hills, KY Facilities Project Manager 12/05 - 5/08
Facility improvements from complete guts to architectural up grades with updating Life Safety, MPE and ADA facilities to current codes. Responsible to hire Architects, design, write scopes of work, bid and hire Contractors (GCs or subs) for the renovation of Company Owned Hotels and Casinos undergoing renovation or Brand changes. Coordinate with local authorities for permitting. Order FFE and other material as Owner supplied materials to contractors, set up warehouse and logistics, hire on site project coordinator and Superintendent.
Completely renovate in 10 months the 312 room downtown Atlanta Marriott as required by the PIP. Upon final inspection by Marriott, received $1 Million franchise credit.
Perform $ 23 million in renovations at the Tropicana in Atlantic City in 14 months while the casino remained in operation.
MARDIS and MEEHAN CONSTRUCTION, Covington, KY - Project Manager 7/99 - 8/05
Author Company Superintendents Manual, training new and existing Superintendents to established Industry and Company Standards. Authored Project Management procedures. Pushed to have computers placed in project trailers and linked to the company server for direct download of daily reports and other field documents. Purchase digital cameras for Superintendents to take weekly site pictures.
MARDIS and MEEHAN CONSTRUCTION,continued:
Improved the profitability on assigned project during 1999 to 2005 between 6 8% above bid OH & P.
On the Boone County Jail and Sheriff Project saved a total of $ 230,000 directly to profit by identifying scopes of work that were not in our contract after award.
OBERLE & ASSOCIATES, Richmond, IN - Sr. Estimator / ISO Internal Auditor 3/97 - 1/99
Estimating hard, design / build and conceptual projects of public projects. Set up and initiate use of Bid Fax. Direct company wide efforts to obtain ISO 9001 Certification by writing estimating and construction / project management standard procedures.
Constructed master estimating templates in Excel for all 16 division
SPECTRUM INTERIORS, INC., Cincinnati, Ohio - Project Manager 11/95 - 3/97
Total project responsibility to plan, organize and manage multiple commercial drywall projects with firm experience in acoustical ceilings, EIFS, heavy and regular gauge studs, drywall, etc.
WRIGHT/SEYFERTH CONST. INC., Cincinnati., Ohio - Project Manager/Chief Estimator 7/94 -10/95
Review and evaluate projects to bid, estimating public commercial projects. Inspection and review of physical properties during bid process. Establish and maintenance of estimating database in Timberline. Set up and initiate use of Bid Fax along with maintenance of Bid Fax database. Also perform project management duties as needed on public and private projects.
MULACH PARKING STRUCTURES, Bridgeville, PA. - Chief Estimator11/90 - 4/93
Estimating hard, design / build and conceptual post tension pre-stressed castellated beam parking garages throughout the Northeast and northern states.
Reduced turn around time of conceptual estimates from two weeks to three days after combining all estimating and proposal writing under the estimating department along with having a single Cadd draftsman assigned to the estimating department to produce the initial layout for proposals.
Discovered and compensated for errors in the evaluation of completed design build castellated beam post tension parking garages projects to establish a unit price cost data base. The unit prices errors of Phase I design costs caused structures to be bid at 21% markup making only 12 14%. After review of actual project costs it was discovered that the company was not covering its initial Phase I design costs by as much as 400%. Adjustments were made to cover all direct design cost with minor adjusts for Phase 2 design and other construction costs. After these changes all projects constructed made the total 21% markup plus an additional 3 4% on some projects
Bidfax Timberline Project Manager and Estimating COBRA Sure Track MS Projects and MS Office (Excel Word)
Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
MBA Graduate Classes, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Certified Professional Estimator
10 & 30 Hr. OSHA Safety Training
Construction Scheduling Analysis
Lead Safe Renovator Work Practices
Trenching & Excavating, Safe Scaffolding Procedures, Fall Protection Procedures