Construction Manager

Name : Lou Ponte
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers
City & State : Philadelphia,PA
Job Title Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : Right Opportunity
Objective : I am an Operations Executive with expertise in aligning construction project initiatives and revenue goals with corporate objectives. My management approach is developing team work, to motivate people to pool their knowledge, optimizing a process for completing that project with an overarching compulsion to succeed; Whatever it takes. I can step confidently into a challenging situation vital to the success of the company, motivate staff and produce results that are on time, cost effective and of high quality, that contribute to profitability.
My experience includes an operational and technical background that takes into account many disciplines that have proven invaluable to organizations throughout my career. My resume fairly represents my qualifications and strengths along with selected highlights of my career.

Whether you have a need now, or in the future, I invite you to call so we can make an initial connection. The effort involved is minimal and may be a simple action that may prove highly beneficial to your company, now or in the future.

Resume :  
LOUIS PONTE
434 Washington Avenue Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047
908.285.8042 lsponte99[at]comcast.net http://www.mycareerhighlilghts.com/louisponte


EXECUTIVE LEVEL MANAGEMENT: Engineering

Highly accomplished, hands-on leader, strategic planner, and innovative developer of engineering and construction management strategies, with 15+ years of demonstrated achievements contributing to superior corporate performance through expert alignment of construction project initiatives and revenue goals with corporate objectives. Consistent track record of significant achievements in construction project completion, contract negotiation, safety and legal compliance and procedure design. Creative decision-maker and problem-solver, focused on developing effective solutions and exceeding project goals while ensuring the continuous delivery of top quality services. Areas of expertise:


Engineering & Construction Project Management Contract Negotiation Government Compliance
Audit & Survey Analyses Policy & Procedure Development Client & Contractor Relations
Employee Training & Leadership Facilities Management


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ADVANCE REALTY DEVELOPMENT, Bedminster, New Jersey 2007-Present
New Jersey-based real estate developer.

Construction Manager
Provide expert oversight of construction document development, managing all contracts, horizontal infrastructure budgets, scheduling, team building and installation processes. Collaborated with Army personnel to ensure contractor compliance with Department of Environmental Protection standards. Directed demolition and utilities termination for all building structures on 38-acre site. Adeptly project managed $1M on-site petroleum impacted soil remediation project. Directed the coordination of the horizontal infrastructures between the Red Bulls Soccer Stadium and our development project.

Project Highlights:
Spearheaded on-time successful completion of Picatinny Arsenal, a 27k square foot army base office building, coordinating utilities installation and final tenant move in.
Secured Certificate of Occupancy for 445 Southgate, a 330k square foot office building, by collaborating with contractors and engineers. Worked with electrical engineers and the utility company to resolve building power requirements. CO issued with no cost to ownership.
Adeptly project managed all contracts for remediation and demolition of buildings located on a 39-acre Brownfield site in Harrison, New Jersey, monitoring completed environmental clean-up of site.

CB RICHARD ELLIS / TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY Florham Park, New Jersey 2006-2007
Global leader in real estate services.

Director of Engineering
Successfully orchestrated senior technical and operational management support for policy and procedure development. Supervised inspection and survey activities including energy audits and analyses, environmental compliance, and third party surveys. Monitored technical operations, including air balancing reporting, CFC chiller replacement and conversion, and mechanical and electrical system noise and vibration control.
Created preventive maintenance and engineering procedures, hazardous material communication plans, indoor air quality and preventive maintenance programs, and budget operating costs and comparisons. Developed HVAC system comparisons for systems, start up and monitoring recommendations. Aligned EPA & OSHA compliance with life safety, domestic water quality control and water treatment program requirements. Conducted building staff operational and mechanical training sessions, in addition to evaluating prospective employees and building an engineering contact network. Reduced energy costs

Key Highlights:
Ensured success of portfolio facilities by designing MEP recommendations and capital replacement budgets, as well as trouble-shooting defects & holding subcontractors responsible.
Established mutually beneficial client relationships by assisting as project and facilities manger for a third party, creating client construction and MEP strategies.
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HINES, Bridgewater, New Jersey 1998-2006
Privately owned, international real estate firm.

Engineer Manager
Directed efficient daily maintenance engineering operations including legal compliance and utility consumption standards reporting. Designed preventive/predictive maintenance and testing program for client UPS, PDU and EPO systems. Redesigned reporting format to include repair and operational recommendations. Ensured continuous operations improvements via periodic staff meetings.

Key Highlights:
Initiated Green Technology initiatives by recycling rainwater for irrigation, installing cork flooring, and utilizing alternative energy sources including solar panels.
Enabled lease of 2-year vacant 17K square foot office space, using problem-solving and innovation to resolve EMF and Net current issues in coordination with engineering consultants. Building sold right away at $35M, was consequently leased, and is generating revenue for clients.
Awarded Energy Star Label in 2003 for netting in the top 85% most efficient U.S. buildings.

MEP Construction Manager
Adeptly assisted owner and tenants on space planning, material selection, cost estimating, contract and cost monitoring, and utility startup budget development. Fulfilled document preparation for cost estimates, budget updates, change orders, and contractor payments. Organized and tracked construction documentation including drawings, specifications, submittals, testing reports, and occupancy certification. Supervised construction activity, ensuring contractor alignment with budgeting and scheduling needs. Coordinated on several construction projects including 2 3-story unattached parking decks and a Helipad and security gate system installation.

Key Highlights:
Tenant moved in on time. Prevented loss of rental revenues if clients Netted additional revenue streams by completing MEP systems ahead of schedule, allowing for early tenant occupancy.
Achieved highest operations efficiency, while reducing energy costs, by creating and utilizing an HVAC equipment start-up and commissioning plan.
Avoided schedule delays and costs by discovering and resolving an electrical system design flaw.

Facilities Manager
Spearheaded property maintenance and tenant build out construction activities, managing supervising contracts and insurance certificates. Directed property fiscal activities input. Ensured implementation of government, industry and company required programs. Collaborated with building owners and leasing agents on property tours with knowledge of building infrastructure, HVAC and electrical system design criteria. Created start-up budgets, including income, expense and capital projects. Spearheaded tenant construction of amenities including a caf and fitness center.

Key Highlights:
Assisted with Warren, New Jersey property purchase by performing due diligence review, gross up calculations, budget analysis.
Garnered high sale value for Bridgewater Crossings by collaborating with owner and Leasing agent to complete leasing balance.
Gained 85% tenant satisfaction through expert facilities management of 400 Crossings Boulevard.

CAREER NOTE: Additional experience as Operation Engineer (1987-1998) for IBM.
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management
Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Technology
Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York

CERTIFICATIONS
Hazardous Materials Handlers System Maintenance Certificate Stationary Engineer License
Universal C.F.C. Engineer License Blue Seal 3rd Class Refrigeration Machine Operator License

LOUIS PONTE
434 Washington Avenue Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047
908.285.8042 lsponte99[at]comcast.net




Dear Sir/Dear Madam:

Having impacted efficiency and productivity through expert alignment of engineering and construction management with corporate objectives, I am offering my considerable experience and expert skills to your organization. More than 15 years of demonstrated success in delivering new construction and engineering concepts, keen contracting and compliance processes, and top quality client and contractor relations. I feel confident in my abilities to generate superior results for your team in an executive-level Engineering Management position.

I currently serve as the Construction Manager of Advance Realty Development, providing adept oversight of construction project development along with efficient contract negotiation and strategic client relations. A sample of my highlights includes:

Spearheading the on-time successful completion of Picatinny Arsenal, a 27k square foot army base office building, coordinating on utilities installation and final tenant move in.
Establishing mutually beneficial client relationships by assisting as project and facilities manager for a third party, creating client construction and MEP strategies.
Transitioning to environmentally friendly operations by analyzing and utilizing alternative energy sources including solar panels.
Enabling lease of 2-year vacant 17K square foot lot by coordinating with engineering consultants to resolve EMF and Net current issues.
Achieving highest operations efficiency, while reducing energy costs, by creating and utilizing an HVAC equipment start-up and commissioning plan.

Please accept this letter and enclosed resume as an introduction to my skills and background. For a more detailed presentation of my offerings, feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule a conference. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to our conversation.


Sincerely,





Louis Ponte

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