133- 12 234th Street | Laurelton, NY 11422 | (347) 248-9676 | Kareywright[at]gmail.com
Construction Assistant Project Manager
Experienced and educated construction professional looking for an opportunity in project management. With strong skills in construction blueprint reading and project planning, I am seeking an assistant project management position that will effectively maximize my Masters degree in Construction Management. I am knowledgeable in construction systems, construction methods, & many software applications. I am extremely motivated and looking to become a valuable asset to my future employer.
Project Planning and Management
Shop Drawing review
Vendor, Subcontractor, and Client Relations
Hard worker Completed a 2 yr Masters program in 1 yr while working full time.
Experienced Almost 5 years of construction experience
Reliable Havent missed a day of work for illness or personal reasons in the past 3 years
Self motivated Taught myself in my free time Microsoft excel, Microsoft project, Autocad, & Estimating programs
Quick learner In only 3 years, I have advanced from construction assistant to lead estimator on projects in excess of $1 million.
Organized Regularly have worked on numerous projects simultaneously without being overwhelmed
Persistent Repeatedly successful at overcoming all building permit and inspection obstacles
Ambitious Extremely motivated to perform at a high level; driven to succeed at all tasks
Flexible I am able to adapt to whatever the situation calls for, whether its working additional hours or additional job duties
Positive Team Player Always had good working relationships with past co-workers and employers
Excellent Communicator Comfortable communicating with professionals at all levels
Education and Training
OSHA 30hr Certification03/2010
Master of Science, Construction Management 12/2009
Florida International University
Certificate of Achievement 10/2009
Estimating Commercial Buildings
Construction Estimating Institute
Bachelors of Science, Business Economics5/2003
Florida A&M University
Estimator/Project Coordinator EuroGroup International
A part of a team that successfully bid on international projects like Trump Ocean Club (Panama), Trump International Tower (Toronto) & Hotel Westin (Peru). All projects had a scope of work valued from $1.5 million to $17 million.
Responsible for performing detailed takeoffs on all interior finishes for Trump Ocean Club (2.8million SqFt., 70 story building); including guest rooms, pool deck & hotel lobby.
Assisted in takeoff and pricing on detailed millwork for Hotel Westin project.
Assisted in soliciting, reviewing, and negotiating subcontractor and material vendor quotes on numerous projects.
Prepared budgets/contracts/purchase orders/bid packages/cost data reports & schedules using Microsoft Excel and Project
Provide comparison material and cost analysis on all projects awarded.
20th Century Drywall
Miami Lakes, FL
Chief estimator for Startup Company.
Awarded 3 projects during tenure totaling $1.3 million; Homestead City Hall (Miami, FL), Rental Car customer service Area(Miami International Airport), Alan Apartments (Miami, FL)
Performed detailed cost estimates and pricing on all interior wall and ceiling construction, as well as exterior stucco. I.E. Homestead City Hall (Miami, FL.), Miami International Airport.
Created strategic bidding strategy by using previous job information to calculate an optimum markup for all bidding scenarios.
Significantly increased bidding efficiency and bidding success due to new strategy.
Successfully implemented computer based estimating, bidding, and job cost tracking procedures within company using various programs. Microsoft Excel, Project, Onscreen Takeoff, and Quickbid.
Coordinated procurement of materials for all projects.
G.E. Development of South Florida
Southwest Ranches, FL
Completed detail estimates on concrete, masonry, metal, millwork, doors & windows, finishes, electrical & mechanical
Responsible for coordinating onsite job locations
Estimator on numerous commercial restoration projects and public projects using Xactimate software.
Visited sites to assess damage to create detailed cost estimates and bid packages.
Solicited, negotiated, and reviewed all vendor and subcontractor bids.
Prepared bid packages as General Contractor on projects.
Assisted with contract buy-out/sub-contractor submittals to ensure compliance with divisional specifications.
Participated in assembling documents and bonds required for qualifying bid.
Monitored subcontractor performance and evaluated quality of work on the job.
Served as site supervisor on renovation and restoration projects
Met with insurance agents, contractors, Architects and related trade professionals to discuss current or potential project issues.
Permit Expediter/Construction Assistant Strictly Additions
3/07 - 3/08Plantation, FL
Responsible for all building department related issues for projects.
Regularly met with building officials to overcome and municipal obstacles
Used CPM software as a resource to schedule all inspections and surveys.
Reviewed construction commitments to ensure all parties were adhering to terms.
Acted as liaison between owner, contractor, architect, engineers, and building department.
Performed all tasks on more than 10 jobs concurrently.
Worked closely with clients in all phases of projects to ensure complete satisfaction.
Residential Real Estate Development/ Project Manager/ Property Manager
Oversaw hurricane disaster restoration management. Maintained accounts receivable/payable and branch bank account. Developed and implemented contractor/sub-contractor agreements, negotiated construction contracts, and managed construction material supply acquisition. Coordinated delivery schedule for installation, selective site demolition, and rubbish removal scheduling, as well crew scheduling, residential roofing, interior restoration, and remodeling. Managed sub-contractors; negotiated salaries and retention.
Consistently achieved on-time project completion through effective planning and organization.
Devised and executed marketing design and tactics to fit demographical regions.
Secured creative financing and made profit on all 3 projects.
Completely renovated vacant residential triplex property to full occupancy
oOversaw tenant selection, lease management, insurance, and tax accounting. Directed maintenance, major repairs, and daily operations. Managed utilities, collected rent, and conducted tours of the property for prospective tenants.