Quality Assurance Manager

Name : bobgossman
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Baltimore,MD
Job Title Quality Assurance Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Construction Manager, Quality Asssurance Manager, Quality Control Manager, Owner's Representative - travel to 90%
Resume :  
Robert Gossman, P.E.

Construction Manager
Results-driven professional engineer with extensive experience in construction management, consulting, property condition assessment, estimating, inspection, quality assurance/quality control, design-build, owners representation, and program management. Proven track record of leadership, team building, planning, administrative skills, report writing, win-win problem solving, and negotiation. Top Secret Clearance.

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

Quality Assurance (QA) Representative
As an owners representative reviewed for compliance all aspects of 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 3-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 permits. Coordinated all stages of bidding 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 project close-out documents.
Negotiated reduced costs on multiple change orders.

Senior Project Manager
Directly managed design-build 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 cut sheets, collected MSDS, developed cost and time estimates, 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 of over $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.

BLACKHAWK MANAGEMENT Millington Naval Base, Tennessee1995 2001
Construction Manager
Representing the owner, 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, electrical distribution 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 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 and construct of projects at the Memphis Defense Depot, which included housing, warehouses, post exchanges, commissaries, and office buildings. Authored many reports concerning safety, environmental, engineering practices, financial, and contractual.

Chief Engineering, Design, Master Planning, and Construction. 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. Liaison to Headquarters Flag Officers, providing a streamlined communication chain and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
Deputy Senior Director, Department of Public Works Ft. Clayton, Republic of Panama. Managed one of the largest Army facilities engineers in the world with over 1,100 employees; approximately 800 were union employees. Liaison to Headquarters Flag Officers

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University

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, communicator & negotiator (Government Executive Leadership Council).
Timberline, Pulsar, Expedition, SureTrak, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point

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