District Operations Manager

Name : James
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Ridgewood,NJ
Job Title District Operations Manager
Relocation Preferences : n/a
Objective : Project Manager, Business Manager, Operations Manager.
MEP, Fire Alarm, HVAC, Security.
Resume :  
Professional Operations, Business, & Project Manager
Operations, Business, and Project Manager with over 11 years experience managing the estimating, sales, design and installation of telecommunication, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, building automation, sprinkler, life safety, and security systems in commercial construction, central office, and government projects.

Responsible for managing company finances, Profit & Loss, Contract Negotiation, Subcontract and Labor Planning, SOX Compliance, Cash Flow, Revenue and Personnel Development.

Familiar managing construction work in both a Union and non-union environment.

Dedicated professional with a proven record of providing quality customer service, operational leadership, and ensuring efficient and profitable execution of business deliverables.


7/2006 6/2009
District Operations Manager
Orlando, Florida
Responsible for the P&L, 6-Sigma Program, Estimation, Design, and Installation of Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler systems in new construction projects. Notable projects included all buildings at Kennedy Space Center (NASA), Orange County FL Convention Center, and complete fire protection system at World Marriott the largest hotel in U.S.
Direct Supervisor of 7 Sales Representatives, 2 Design Managers, 2 Project Managers, 1 Construction Manager, and 1 HR Manager. Indirectly Supervised an additional 100 employees and subcontractors.

Key Accomplishment: Restructured office, returning it to profitability. Improved department Gross Margin from -30% (-2.2MM) to +32% (+$2.4MM), placing the Orlando district as #2 out of 131 offices, by exceeding Margin Budget in 2008 by $850K.

Hiring Manager / Reference:
Ron Thomas
SimplexGrinnell, National Sales (Former General Manager - Orlando)
Cell: 239-633-0169

Other References:
Josh Hudanish
SimplexGrinnell, Service Manager - Orlando
Cell: 561-722-7639

Bill Crowley
SimplexGrinnell National Project Manager & 6-Sigma
Cell: 931-320-0221

Dave Cicirelli
SimplexGrinnell, Kennedy Space Center Sales Account Manager
Cell: 321-593-2254

Bob Kidwell
SimplexGrinnell, Kennedy Space Center Project Manager
Cell: 321-212-8143

2/2005 7/2006
Senior Project Manager (Fire Alarm and Sprinkler)
St. Louis, Missouri
Responsible for managing the profitable and timely installation of fire alarm, security, and card access systems in new construction. Supervised a team of 8 Installation Technicians.

Key Accomplishment: Significantly improved customer satisfaction and Gross Margin within department. Overall District Operating Income improved from 3% to 16%, exceeding Budget by 8%, as a result of improved contracting profitability.

Hiring Manager / Reference:
Dan Nolfo
SimplexGrinnell, Operations Manager - St. Louis
Office: 314-739-4014

11/2000 2/2005
Project Manager
Tech Electronics (NOTIFIER Fire Alarm, Security, Card Access)
St. Louis, Missouri
Responsible for managing the profitable and timely installation of fire alarm, security, and card access systems in new construction. Supervised a team of 4 Installation Technicians.

Key Accomplishment: Strengthened companies long-running position, with electrical contractors, as the preferred fire alarm provider. Met or exceeded project margin budgets on $12MM of projects over a 4 year tenure.

Hiring Manager / Reference:
Ken Ciszewski
Tech Electronics, Operations Manager
Email: kenski[at]swbell.net

7/1999 11/2000
Telecommunications Consultant (TELLABS Telephone Switches)
Field Project Manager for numerous Telecommunication VAR firms, 100% travel.
Independently procured and managed installation subcontractors for the installation, test, and inspection of TELLABS switch build-outs in SBC Central Offices.
Managed over $200M in installation contracts.

3/1998 7/1999
Project Manager
SystemAire, Inc. (HVAC and Building Automation)
St. Louis, Missouri
Responsible for managing the design and installation of HVAC and Building Automation systems in new construction throughout the U.S. Typical projects were design-build office / warehouse buildings; partnering with Clayco Construction and Guarantee Electric Co.


BS Mechanical Engineering 1997
University of Missouri - Rolla
Missouri School of Mines

Advanced Study in HVAC Design 1999
University of Missouri Rolla
St. Louis Campus - 6 Credit Hours


NICET LEVEL II Fire Alarm Systems #112038
PMP 9 Elements Prep. Program
EIT - Missouri
O.S.H.A. Safety Program
6 Sigma Green Belt
SimplexGrinnell Project Manager I


Highly motivated and organized team leader.
Effectively communicate with employees and customers at all levels of business.
Maintain strong professional relationships.
Lead by example and motivate others to perform at a higher level.
Experienced at dispute resolution both internal and external to the company.
Successfully manage change.
Willing to listen and learn from others.


Contract Negotiation and Execution Terms and Conditions
Managing Process and Changes
Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, Accounts Receivable and Payable
Employee Performance Review


Diverse analytical skill set; incorporating engineering education, field experience, and effective written and oral communication.
Aptitude for utilizing numerical data for performance management and variance analysis.
Proven record of developing efficient processes, and implementing procedures within operating groups and managing cross-functional teams.

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