Project Manager

Name : Kurt Wilson
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Los Angeles,CA
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : NA
Objective : To apply my skill sets to fast paced, quality projects. I prfer to be involved during initial concept phase all the way through grand opening and post opening as needed.
Resume :  
KURT WILSON
26502 Isabella Parkway,
Canyon Country, CA 91351
661.299.4871 661.313.7641 (cell)

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Over 20 years project management experience in fast-paced environments requiring immediate problem solutions and decision-making skills. Entrepreneurial, hands-on professional, self-directed and resourceful.
Creative problem solver. Technically astute/proficient; able to function as liaison between the creative team and vendors/contractors.
Exceptional organization and process skills. Track record of successfully managing multiple projects concurrently with a strong attention to detail and efficiency.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY



April 2009 July 2009 Sr. Project Manager TASC Santa Clarita, CA

Manage contract, budget, schedule and general administration of design process.

Act as primary contact between TASC, client and clients subcontractors processing RFI, technical clarifications and other general communications as they pertained to the integration of TASC provided equipment into construction process.

Manage internal design process with engineering dept and owner of company.


November 2007 January 2009 Project Producer, THINKWELL DESIGN & PRODUCTION, Burbank, CA

Producer of two themed lands for a major theme park project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Primary responsibility is to collaborate with the project team in the direction and oversight of creative, technical and administrative aspects of the project.

Budget management ($340 MM) including estimates, tracking, and reporting. Work with all project groups to ensure work flow and direction is consistent with project schedules and budgets.

Other responsibilities include; review and approval of creative design and development, architectural and engineering drawings for area development, attractions, food, beverage and retail components of the project.


January 2007 November 2007 Project Manager, LEXINGTON INC. Los Angeles, CA

Primary responsibility was development and negotiation of contracts to determine scope of work, schedules and budgets.

Also responsible for managing all aspects of the design & fabrication process of scenic, show action and SFX projects.

During my employment at Lexington all of the projects I managed were completed on time and under budget with a high degree of customer satisfaction.

Projects included: Visitor Center, City of Roseville; Corporate Exhibit, Van Cleef & Arpels; Childrens Attractions, Kidspace Museum; Architectural Sculpture, Union Bank of California; Visitor Center, Catalina Island Conservancy.


2006-2007 Project Manager, Design and Construction SEGA ENTERTAINMENT USA, INC. Glendale, CA

Responsible for managing all aspects of the design & construction (D&C) department for 18 Sega Gameworks locations. Work includes managing and coordination of design and development process with Project Architect for all remodel projects.

Also responsible for developing scope of work, schedules and budgets for all new construction and remodels for 18 Gameworks bar & restaurant facilities. Work includes selection and management of general contractors and vendors for all projects.

Major accomplishments in the first 90 days of employment includes a total re-organization of entire D&C department, implementing the use of MS Project scheduling software for all projects, organizing and supervising all project meetings both internally with executive team and outside vendors.

Manage multiple projects, signage retrofits for 8 locations, as well as overseeing maintenance and repairs of all locations.


2003-2005 Project Manager RAM CONSTRUCTION, Los Angeles, CA
Responsible for negotiating and managing contracts and scope of work for all sub-contractors. Managed budget and schedule for custom designed commercial tenant improvement project.

Interfaced with Owner, Architect and contractors before and during construction phase. Responsible for the review, submittal and tracking of all construction documentation and blueprints during design and construction phase.

Minimized scope of work disputes by maintaining open communication with vendors and sub-contractors. Generated and tracked final punch lists until handover completed.

Responsible for day-to-day on site inspection of ongoing work, ensuring design integrity
of architect remained intact during construction.

Additional work experience available by request.


ENDORSEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Kurt is a strong Project Manager who is very detail oriented and budget minded without losing sight of the creative intent for the project. It was my privilege to work with him and would enjoy the opportunity to work together again in the future. September 14, 2009

Paul Haught , Project Business Admin. Director , Thinkwell Design & Production

Kurt rose to the challenge of a very large, very intimidating creative project -- the kind of project with a million heads and a million more possible speed bumps. All the while, Kurt brought a sense of humor and camaraderie along with his notable production chops, and did an outstanding job of adapting and collaborating with an ever-changing team and scope. He's an eager guy and a very hard worker. :) September 11, 2009

Dave Cobb , Sr. Creative Director , Thinkwell Design & Production

I worked with Kurt on the Warner Bros Theme Park while we were both at Thinkwell Design & Production. Kurt was the Project Manager for 2 of the lands on that park. He is a great producer, able to cut through the layers of fat and get right to the heart of any issues that arise. Kurt is very good with people, whether giving direction to others or helping a couple creatives work out the best way to deliver both of their great ideas to a client. Kurt is definitely a guy you want to have on your team. September 12, 2009

Kevin Cardani , Lead Show Designer , Thinkwell Design & Production

A man of many talents. As a project manager, Kurt is tenacious and really gets the job done right. As a producer, Kurt manages to tune into the key areas that are potential issues and nullifies them. Being a creative and curious individual, Kurt has many interests that he draws upon in his work. Above all, Kurt is a good and highly ethical man. A rare find these days. I have enjoyed working with Kurt on many projects and would jump at the chance to do so anytime, and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone interested in guaranteeing a successful project to call upon Kurt, whether it be in project management or as a producer. September 11, 2009

Aron Lasky , Owner/Designer , Air'n Art Designs


Additional endorsements, recommendations available by request.



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