Henry R. Szwed, PE
Construction Administration u
Design u Product Development u Contract Negotiations u Due Diligence u
Bid Process u Project Planning / Scheduling u Budgets u Estimates u
P&L u Quality Assurance u Personnel u Compliance
Dynamic, self-driven and dedicated CONSTRUCTION MANAGER with 15 years of experience increasing revenues and boosting profitability. Astute analyst, strategic thinker and creative problem solver. Skilled negotiator OF MATERIAL BUYOUTS AND BUILDING PARTNER BUYOUTS. EstablishES clear lines of communication WITH DIRECT REPORTS, BUILDING PARTNERS, AND PUBLIC. Superbly talented manager allocatING COMPANY resources, orchestratING multiple and complex demands to unfailingly meet expectations, budgets, and timelines. Optimized results for PRODUCING $400,000,000 AT A division OF Lennar.
PROJECT EXECUTIVE 2008 - 2010
Shawns Inc Stamford, Connecticut
Managed multiple projects consisting of public institutions, commercial, residential, and mixed uses in the Connecticut and New York area for a local construction company. Responsible for bottom line results and on time scheduling. Selected and purchased quality materials, suppliers, and subcontractors and expediting their delivery and performance. Established the project budget and schedule in concert with the Site Superintendent. Reviewed and approved shop drawings and submittals. Resolved all concerns of the owner, engineer, or construction manager quickly and in a mutually satisfactory manner.
Purchased materials and labor below budgeted amount providing for $500,000 in cost savings in just 15 months.
Processed value engineered change orders that provided savings to the project owners and added an immediate $400,000 in revenue to the company, also in just 15 months.
Senior Project Manager 2005 - 2008
Sterling Properties Livingston, New Jersey
Delivered vision, expertise and organizational leadership critical for driving growth and optimizing profitability for a private, regional developer of residential and commercial properties. Engaged in entire project delivery process from acquisition, planning and design, government approvals, bidding, to construction and occupancy. Sole accountability for P&L results through effective project administration, planning, cost control, and overall project leadership. Coordinated with jobsite supervision to ensure projects are constructed safely and in accordance with design, budget, and schedule. Provided personnel training and development of in house staff.
Identified 100 land opportunities that promoted growth; negotiated 500 residential units and 200,000 square feet of commercial space in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.
Responsible for planning 900 residential units and 300,000 sf of commercial space. Delivered ready for occupancy 170 residential units and 35,000 sf of commercial space.
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Division Vice President 1999 - 2005
Lennar Corporation Freehold, New Jersey
Directed approval and construction work for one of the nations leading builders of quality homes with accountability for managing risk and returns for building 2,000+ units valued at $400,000,000. Negotiated key land transactions and contract agreements. Developed feasibility studies, construction budgets and schedules in collaboration with Marketing and Sales managers. Coordinated staffing requirements and completed performance reviews.
Saved $7,000,000 in real estate taxes by applying for farmland assessment status on phased projects.
Brokered the acquisition of raw, approved and finished land for 700+ units and generated $2,000,000 in revenue by selling excess land and soil.
Obtained gross margins in excess of 25% for luxury and active adult communities. Achieved an additional $26,000,000 in extras and lot premiums.
Project Engineer / Staff Engineer 1994 - 1999
Schoor DePalma / Langan Engineering Parsippany / Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Spearheaded design, permitting, building and quality compliance for client projects with leading engineering and consulting firm serving customers in building construction and land development. Performed evaluation studies and developed engineering strategies.
Obtained permits from municipalities, state and federal agencies and rendered value engineering services that reduced construction costs and met every deadline on assigned client projects.
Prepared site designs for commercial and residential developments; Conducted investigations, and inspection of building demolition and construction.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Cum Laude 3.6/4.0 1994
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey
CERTIFICATES & LICENSES
State of New Jersey Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS
National Association of Home Builders National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
American Society of Civil Engineers
Project Management tools Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint
Willing to perform work-related travel / Willing to relocate
Fluent Polish speaker
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