Project Manager

Name : Project Manager
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Atlanta,Georgia
Job Title Project Manager
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LAURENCE M. WATKINS

PROJECT DESIGN & MANAGEMENT ▪ CLIENT AND VENDOR RELATIONS ▪ TEAMBUILDING AND LEADERSHIP ▪ RFI'S
MASTER SCHEDULING ▪ STRATEGIC PLANNING ▪ BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE ▪ BUDGET MANAGEMENT
COST CONTROL ▪ ESTIMATING AND BIDDING ▪ VALUE ENGINEERING ▪ CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS ▪ QUALITY CONTROL MANAGEMENT ▪ SAFETY MONITORING

CAREER OBJECTIVE & SUMMARY
I am seeking a project management level position with an established general contractor doing third party or self perform work in the general commercial and/or commercial multi-family fields. I am a top-performing, highly-motivated construction management professional with 17 years of experience and an exceptionally strong track record of successful leadership, overseeing new development projects by working with Developers, Development Partners, Managers, and Contractors, in a vast range of general-commercial and commercial-multi-family construction projects including historic preservation, hospitality -hotels & motels, senior housing, assisted living, retail projects, parking structures - C.I.P. and Precast, and +/- 2,500 multi-family market rate, student housing, and condominium units of both vertical and horizontal construction from early land planning, design, and proforma estimates thru construction to completion safely, on time, and within budget. I am a dedicated self-starter with extensive hands-on, practical experience and thorough understanding of architectural and construction means and methods. I am a respected team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate effective professional relationships with all levels of clients, employees, and vendors. Also a proven natural leader I am adept at directing and motivating employees to perform at their highest capacity to achieve maximum productivity. I am execution-minded and driven to exceed expectations. I have proven and progressive experience demonstrating
Strong project management skills
Ability to balance multiple priorities and deadlines
Experience in project bidding, negotiations and permitting
Ability to manage multiple tasks & to prioritize them within critical path needs
Posses outstanding communication skills
Strong analytical, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills

SOME JOB RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE INCLUDED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Negotiate & Prepare contract with owner - AIA versions of GMP or Lump Sum
Prepare Invitations to Bid for Sub-Contractors
Negotiate Sub-Contractors agreements
Supervise Sub-contractors and coordinate their material deliveries
Supervise superintendent and staff on the Project
Set-up completion schedules by critical path method
Coordinate with Owner & Owners Representative requested revisions or errors in Drawings & Documents
Participate in inspections and preparation of punch lists

LICENSES
Virginia with commercial and residential tests passed
Tennessee with commercial, industrial, and residential tests passed

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS
OSHA 30 HOUR
GSWCC / NPDES LEVEL 1A CERTIFIED

COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES
MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD- EXCEL- OUTLOOK- POWER POINT- PROJECT 2007, AUTOCAD 2010, TURBO-PRO, FAST-TRAK, SURE-TRAK, TIMBERLINE, SOLOMON, MASTER BUILDER, BUILD SOFT, CONSTRUCTWARE, & ON-SCREEN TAKEOFF
EDUCATION
Assoc of Science in Drafting and Design - ITT Technical Institute ongoing
Bachelors of Science in Construction Management - ITT Technical Institute ongoing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LECRAW CONSTRUCTION, LLC. / JLC SOUTHEAST CONSTRUCTION, LLC.3/07 1/10
PROJECT MANAGER / SR. PROJECT MANAGER
Managed to completion safely, on time, and within budget construction of mixed-use, high-density, multi-family project on infill-type site (site included protected wetlands acreage used for density). Built were 185 student apartments in 5 buildings of 3-story and 4-story wood and masonry construction, club house with amenities, leasing/management office, 500-space parking garage, and 130 paved-surface parking spacesall on total of 4.75 acres.

Additionally; worked on early-stage design development and estimating of project for third party developers.

DOVETAIL BUILDERS, INC.1/06 1/07
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER / DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Managed design, permitting, and construction of multi-story student condominiums. Handled receipt from owner of projects schematic-level land-planner drawings. Engaged architect and engineers needed for development and submission of drawings to municipality for review and permitting. Upon receipt of permit, handled specialty permitting and managed construction to completion safely, on time, and within budget.

Additionally; worked on early-stage design development and estimating of project for future in-house projects.


CAMELOT SIGNATURE DEVELOPMENT6/04 11/05
PROJECT MANAGER
Managed construction of 66 condos (Ashleigh Park Condominiums for seniors) from grade to buyer closing, leading project to completion safely, on time, and within budget. Scheduled and coordinated vendors, subcontractors, and inspectors (including walkthrough inspections with owners). Handled owner punch lists.

MAINSTREAM CONSTRUCTION GROUP5/02 6/04
PROJECT MANAGER
Managed complete historical adaptive re-use/remodel of three 100-year-old, 7-story brick masonry buildings into mixed-used development consisting of 41 units of Emporium Loft Apartments and 120,000 sq. ft. of commercial shell space. Managed renovation/transformation of three other buildings from 100-year-old, 4-storey masonry school house into 43-unit senior living center, and built 28 new 2-story and 3-story duplex units and a cafeteria. Upon completion of these jobs, was transferred to supervise complete construction of all Dollar Generals in four Southeastern states (at any given time, two to eight stores were under development, permitting, or construction, with several more being bid out simultaneously). Duties included complete buy out of each job, assembly of bid letters, finding and soliciting subcontractor bids, negotiating and generating subcontract agreements, job scheduling, subcontractor draw approval, identification of owner change orders to contract agreement, drafting subcontractor change orders, performing budget reconciliations, and conducting job walkthroughs with field superintendents to verify job schedule, workmanship, and budget adherence.

HAVEN PROPERTIES, INC.5/00 9/01
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT
Oversaw all phases of construction of high-end custom homes. Held responsibility for, among other things, scheduling vendors/subcontractors, informing subcontractors of homeowner selections/preferences, and meeting with homeowner to ensure layout of selections and acceptance of house. Managed construction activities from clearing lot, to receipt of certificate of occupancy, to homeowners acceptance and closing.

DR HORTON / TOREY HOMES / TOREY TOWN HOMES10/98 4/00
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT
Oversaw all phases of construction of multi-family condos / town homes, from clearing lot, to receipt of certificate of occupancy, to homeowners acceptance and closing. Managed UL and USG firewall construction.

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS
PORTER COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER / AREA MANAGER 4/95 8/98

ATLAS CONSTRUCTORS OWNER4/93 4/95


PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES:
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
PROJECT LIST - PARTIAL

Mixed-Use Developments:

Job Name; University House of Gainesville Location; Gainesville, Florida
Size; 185 units of Student Infill Apartments & 500 space parking garage Budget; 26.7 million
Type; New Type 5 Construction of CMU & Wood Frame Construction on PT Slabs - Precast Parking garage

Job Name; Emporium Loft Apartments Location; Knoxville Tennessee
Size; 120,000 sq ft within 5 commercial shell space & 41 custom apartments Budget; 6.3 million
Type; Adaptive Re-Use of existing structure of unreinforced masonry walls and timber frame floors

Job Name; Alexian Court Senior Apartments Location; Chattanooga, Tennessee
Size; 43 apartments 28 duplex units and commercial cafeteria Budget; 8.4 million
Type; Adaptive Re-Use of existing structure of unreinforced masonry walls and wood frame floors

Multi-Family Developments:

Job Name; Woodlands of Knoxville Location; Knoxville, Tennessee
Size; 143 units of Student Apartment/Condos Budget; 24 million Type; New type 5 Construction

Job Name; The Glens Location; Woodstock Ga.
Size; 120 units of custom senior living condos Budget; 19 million Type; New type 5 Construction

Job Name; Ashleigh Park Location; Marietta Georgia
Size; 66 units of mid level condos Budget; 10 million Type; New type 5 Construction

Job Name; Railway Building Apartments Location; Chattanooga, Tennessee
Size; 95,000 sq ft Budget; 4 million Type; Adaptive Re-Use of existing reinforced concrete structure

General Commercial Developments:

Job Name; Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home Location; Smyrna, Georgia
Size; 18000 sq ft Type; New wood frame and structural steel Construction

Job Name; Bank of America Location; Savannah, Georgia
Size; 18,000 sq ft Budget; 1.2 million Type; New Wood Frame Construction

Restaurant and Hospitality Developments:

Job Name; Stony River Steak House Location; Roswell, Georgia
Size; 18,000 sq ft Framing, Siding, & Trim Budget; $650,000 Type; New Wood Frame Construction

Job Name; Surbaban Lodge Location; Atlanta, Georgia
Size; 300 beds Budget; $12.24 million Type; New Type 5 Construction

Job Name; JVC Video Manufacturing Headquarters Visitor Housing Location; Covington, Georgia
Size; 26 units and commercial cafeteria Budget; $2.4 million Type; New Type 5 Construction

Retail Developments:

Job Name; Dollar General Shopping Centers Location; 17 Locations throughout Fl, GA, NC, SC
Size; 9100 sq ft per store plus shell spaces Budget; $500,000 to $1 Million Type; New all metal Construction

Job Name; Advanced Auto Parts
Location; 10 Locations throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
Size; 10100 sq ft per store Budget; $600,000 to $1.25 Million Type; New CMU & Steel Construction

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