Construction Manager

Name : bobgossman
Industry Type : Facility - Building Owners
City & State : Baltimore,MD
Job Title Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : High performance Construction Management and Owner's Representative is my expertise. Onsite resource planning and expediting diverse and complex environments is an area where I excel. I have proven experience in evaluating and assessing projects and delivering timely, cost effective solutions.
Resume :  
Construction Manager

Results-driven Project Manager with extensive experience in construction management, consulting, project management, property condition assessment, quality control, design-build, owners representation, and program management. Proven track record of leadership, team building, planning, administrative skills, win-win problem solving, and negotiation. Approved for Top Secret Clearance.

Recipient of several Federal Government Performance Awards for Exemplary Service.
Delivered all financial reporting, departmental budgets, appropriating funding documents, project estimates, and schedules while collaborating with Government agencies and private contractors on complex construction projects.


Project Management Owners Representative Site Permitting
Site Assessments Construction Inspection Estimating/Marketing/Proposals
Construction Management Regulatory Reports Master Planning Quality Control


Construction software:Timberline, Pulsar, Expedition, SureTrak, Microsoft Project
Applications:Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point


Quality Assurance (QA) Representative

Reviewed for compliance all aspects of construction, Quality Control, RFI, scheduling, invoicing, LEED, submittals, and other required reviews for the successful construction of the Exploration Sciences Building (ESB), NASA Goddard SFC, Maryland. The ESB is a three-story concrete and steel building consisting of office spaces, electronic, chemistry, and clean-room laboratories.


Developed flow charts for handling of submittals and requests for information (RFI).
Developed financial and deficiency spreadsheets for reporting.
Developed a QA Manual and a QA Safety Manual.

WALMART STORES, INC. 2005 - 2007
Construction Manager

Effectively led construction oversight of 12-15 new Super Centers and Sams Clubs per year by travelling across the country to visit locations. Guided the entire construction process from inspecting progress, evaluating testing procedures, and ensuring plan compliance, safety regulations, NPDES, local codes, and permit acquisition. Coordinated all stages of the bidding process and identified cost effective construction methods. Collaborated with Legal, Real Estate, and Design to ensure contract conditions are met. Coordinated all aspects of construction with the onsite General Contractor. Held final authority for Quality Assurance of projects.


Managed multiple budgets of $10M-25M per project across the United States.
Expedited project wrap-up and ensured project close-out documents were completed within 90 days after grand opening of each facility.
Negotiated reduced costs on multiple change orders.

Senior Project Manager

Managed construction projects that were geographically diverse, including locations at: Fort Hood, TX; Sheppard AFB, TX; Fort Polk, LA; Fort Bragg, NC and Anniston Army Depot, AL. Led teams of Project Managers, Superintendents, QC Managers, and Administrators. Hired all subcontractors. Submitted material data, collected MSDS, inspected work, submitted pay requests, and prepared other documents required for the successful project completion. Created an Accident Prevention Plan, Quality Control Plan, and proposals for new contracts. Reviewed 60% and 100% A/E drawings, shop drawings, and developed CPM schedules.


Successfully increased profits in Texas and Alabama by seeking and obtaining sales tax exemptions and receiving awards of additional Federal and local construction work.
Managed an annual volume $10M-$14M and 50 concurrent projects.
Received a 10% Salary Increase and a sizable bonus my first year as a reward for turning an unsuccessful site into a successful and profitable site.
Developed designs in coordination with customers and A/E for design-build task orders.

BLACKHAWK MANAGEMENT Millington Naval Base, Tennessee1995 2001
Construction Manager

Managed Federal Government MACC and IDIQ construction projects up to $10M each. Led all aspects of contract administration, quality assurance, project status, preparation of project execution plans, review of contractor bid submittals, close-out documents, DD 1354 Forms, and evaluation and negotiation of change orders. Projects included military multi-family housing, EMCS, office building renovations, asbestos abatement, and a gasoline station.


Received two awards for exceptional performance and exemplary customer service.

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (Civilian Employee) 1968 to 1995

Chief Mechanical and Electrical Department Memphis, TN. Reviewed, budgeted, and administered construction, design, and maintenance of various Government facilities including large pumping stations valued up to $40M each. Spearheaded the design administration, construction, and renovation projects at the Memphis Defense Depot, which included housing, warehouses, post exchanges, commissaries, and office buildings. Authored many reports concerning safety, accidents, environmental, engineering practices, property assessments, financial, contractual, and other related reports. Held a Secret Clearance.

Chief Engineering, Design, Master Planning, and Construction Munich, Germany. Managed engineering projects for all United States Army facilities in Southern Germany. Supervised the directors of military construction, engineering, facilities management, and master planning. Conducted property condition assessments on sixty projects per year. Conceived initial designs; reviewed drawings, specifications and cost estimates with users and headquarters. Programmed using DD Form 1391 and ENG Form 3086. Prepared packages to acquire funding for special projects. Liaison to Headquarters Flag Officers, providing a streamlined communication chain and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. Projects included multi-family housing, office buildings, SCIF, recreational and maintenance facilities, roads, and utilities.
Deputy Senior Director, Directorate of Engineering and Housing Ft. Clayton, Republic of Panama. Managed one of the largest Army facilities of engineers in the world with over 1,100 employees; approximately 800 were union employees. Made changes to increase morale and efficiency including upgrading many positions and establishing an energy conservation crew and night-time emergency crew. Programmed using DD Form 1391 and ENG Form 3086. Liaison to Headquarters Flag Officers. Authored measurable job standards for all.
Chief Construction Management Branch Okinawa, Japan. Supervised the construction program for Air Force facilities in Okinawa, and army facilities in Korea.
Project Manager Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. Performed quality assurance and supervision of construction projects for army facilities.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


Registered Professional Engineer Wisconsin #10462-006.
Multiple Corps of Engineers technical, safety, and management courses.
OSHA 30 hour Certificate.
Maryland Green Card.
Corps of Engineers CQC Certification.
Instructor (taught courses, Intro to Engineering Design, Circuits, Statics, and Dynamics, at State Tech at Memphis, University of Maryland, and Christian Brothers University).
Trained leader/manager (Government Executive Leadership Council).
Trained communicator and negotiator (Government Executive Leadership Council).

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