Project Manager/Estimator

Name : Dan Ramsey
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Richmond,VA
Job Title Project Manager/Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Williamsburg, VA
Objective : Apply proven Project Management and Estimating skills towards Green Energy or Enviormentally friendly projects.
Resume :  


Mechanical Engineer certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM) with 25+ years experience successfully leading departments and multidiscipline project teams in the on time, under budget completion of multi-million dollar projects, integrating design, construction, custom equipment and software control to meet the demands of Fortune 500 customers and military bases.
Adaptable professional with proven abilities in Project Management, Subcontract Administration, Business Development, Contract Negotiation, Technical Consulting, Budget and Personnel Management.
Successful team builder of engineering, purchasing, manufacturing and skilled-trades personnel with history of delivering higher than expected profit levels (as much as 300% improvement), R & D product deliveries in time to support project schedules and achieve long term repeat customers.


R & D Construction and Excavation, Inc. (Richmond, Virginia)2005 2008
Startup Excavation Contractor

Operations Manager/Estimator/Superintendent (2005-2008)
Chief estimator contributing to sales growth from $86,000 in 2005 to $1,750,000 attained in 2007
Performed as expert/developer for 3rd party quantity estimate program and in-house comprehensive cost estimate sheet.
Achieved full service Site Preparation Contractor status through effectively sourcing critical service providers including insurance provider, business lawyer, various subcontractors and suppliers.
Acquired and fulfilled company requirement for Registered Land Disturber (RLD) certification.
Upon contract award, initiated the project plan, executed activities to schedule, generated customer invoices represented owner at site meetings and controlled all aspects of the project until project closure.
Only company employee able to acquired and fulfilled company requirement for Class-A CDL to move large equipment from site to site.
Provided leadership and quality control on site as Site Superintendent and Lead Operator

PORTMAN EQUIPMENT COMPANY (Cincinnati, Ohio)2001 2005
Regional forklift sales and service provider with new Conveyor, Rack, and Mezzanine System Division

Manager of Engineering/Project Management for Rack Systems Division (2001-2005)
Lead 5 person engineering/project management department performing training, performance appraisals, coaching and disciplinary duties in order to improve departments ability to provide system solutions to companys client base.
Developed and introduced a new System Estimating and Proposal processes to the existing engineering/sales department in order to expand divisions capability to provide comprehensive system solutions to their clients
Represented company as technical expert and resolved issues from previously installed contracts

HK SYSTEMS (Hebron, Kentucky, and Brookfield, Wisconsin, facilities)1987 2001
A world leader in automated material handling and logistics solutions

Senior Project Manager (1995-2001), Hebron KY
Implemented companys first high speed package sortation system for Fed Ex Ground supervising Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineers, as well as manufacturing, purchasing and subcontractors. Result: successful release of two new products from R&D Department while hitting all critical customer turnover dates and maintaining project margin. Customers achievement of project goals coupled with their high comfort level achieved during project teams implementation of the first project led to awards of several additional contracts ($30M+).
Successfully re-established a damaged business relationship with a leading battery manufacturer through the flawless implementation of their system expansion without interruption to production while improving final margin by 38%.

Subcontracts Administrator (1991-1995), Brookfield, WI
Designed automated MRP spreadsheet and established new procedure to price, purchase and coordinate delivery of companys primary product-line which resulted in the reduction of late deliveries by 95% and saved 8% in final costs.
Negotiated an additional 25% cost reduction in purchasing components and services for companys primary product line for major defense logistics contract.
Developed technical RFQs, identified potential bidders, and assisted in contract award for the implementation of over $100M in general construction contracts and commodity purchases.

Project Manager (1987-1991), Brookfield, WI
Achieved a 300% margin improvement on $7.5 million project through creative contracting, and shortening the project schedule by 20%. Customer satisfaction led to the award of 3 additional projects of similar size.
Selected as the Project Manager to replace original PM on threatened $8.5 million automotive project. Avoided contract cancellation, attained customer acceptance and contributed to companys selection as Systems Integrator for 15-site modernization plan.
Lead projects for multiple military contracts including Hill AFB and Corpus Christy NAB.

PORTEC A.S.D. (Lisle, Illinois), MUNCK/INTECH SYSTEMS (Hampton, Virginia)


Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
Bachelor of Science Degree
Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Minor: Management and Mathematics
PMP & CSM Certified

Career Development Coursework: Time Management, Word, Excel, AutoCAD 3-D, Business Law, Purchasing Law, and Win-Win Negotiating

Studies in Process: Fundamental of Engineering Test Preparation, Certified Energy Management

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