Senior Cost Estimator

Name : Aziz7_Resume
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : woodbridge,VA
Job Title Senior Cost Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Any
Objective : Construction Industry
Resume :  
AZIZ Y YACOB

Current Address:
13304 Nickelson Dr.
Dale City, VA 22193
(703) 670-5995
(703)946-9108 Cell.
Email: azizcb54[at]gmail.com
Y_yacob[at]hotmail.com


OBJECTIVE
Seeking a full time position in the areas of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Cost Estimation, and Project Management where my experience and accomplishments will give me the opportunity for growth.

EDUCATION
B.S., Civil Engineering, Major in Construction Management.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech), Blacksburg, VA 24060

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Proficient in ten East Indian Languages, Arabic, Kiswahili, Amharic, and Italian, Hindi, Urdu, Guajarati, Oromo.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/XP, Mac OS 9.2/10
Software: Microsoft Office 2000/XP, Mechanical Desktop, AutoCAD, MS Project, MS VISIO, Kronos, Coral Quatro, Success 4, MC2, Gold, TRACES.

WORK EXPERIENCE

I have over 25 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. Cost estimation, and project management for commercial and residential buildings, townhouses and condominiums, airports, rail transit, educational facilities, religious facilities, bridges, and highways. I have a thorough knowledge of zoning regulations in the District of Columbia, as well as knowledge of related provisions of the DC Construction codes, and police, fire and housing regulations. I also have eight years of experience in internet technology, including hardware and software products, and network support and design.
A.M.K. Advance Solution P.L.C Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Senior Consultant on behalf of IMF & World Bank

January 09 _ Present

I Initiated & managed a government site with relation to Logistics, civil/site works, Developed independent cost estimates; quantities take offs to support International bids from IMF, World Bank, EEC. I Processed leadership for the pricing of goods and services to external customers I coordinated the costing and the quotations process. I prepared pricing comparisons between existing goods and services. I Calculated benchmarks for all prices. I Ensured company growth and profitability by preparing accurate estimates. I prepared reports as requested by the FD I defined and monitored key drivers and KPI's for a high-level measurement of how well an organization was doing in achieving critical success factors). I assisted in the bidding process for new businesses I suggested practical solutions how to further improve the "Economic Value Added" generated by the Business Unit I regularly traveled to visits of the branches which were located in Kenya, Tanzania, & Uganda. Determined the quantity of materials and labor the firm needed. Completed quantity survey or takeoff, which involved completing standard estimating forms, filling in dimensions, numbers of units, and other information.

DynCorp International Senior Cost Estimator

October 07 _ November 2008

I Prepared cost Estimate for Military camps in Afghanistan, Iraq, Algeria, and Sudan on the Design/Build process basis. The cost of each camp varied from $ 25 million to $ 250 million. I Developed independent cost estimates; quantities take offs to support Corps of Engineers change orders, project acceleration and time extensions. I Initiated & managed a government site with relation to civil/site works, architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing. I Prepared cost estimates in CSI format all 42 divisions under the Excel program and UNIFORMAT 12 DIVISION + SITE WORK.I Reviewed preliminary drawings and specifications. I Gathered information on access to the site and the availability of electricity, water, and other services, as well as on surface topography and drainage. I Determined the quantity of materials and labor the firm needed. I Completed quantity survey or takeoff, which involved completing standard estimating forms, filling in dimensions, numbers of units, and other information. I Used Software such as Excel, Success, and Winest etc.My Final estimates were made in CSI format (all 42 divisions) I Ensured that the Kunduz and Jalabad projects were in accordance with design drawings, specifications, schedules, contract funding, and procedures. I frequently traveled to Afghanistan, Kunduz, Faraha, Pakticke, and Jelalabad & Iraq.

NIH/NIAD Nationwide Biocontainment Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD), Various Locations in United States, Senior Estimator
July 06 September 07
I reviewed, analyzed, and prepared reports on cost estimates for the George Mason University, University of Tennessee, and University of New Jersey. I also prepared conceptual budget estimates for the three universities, developed independent cost estimates and quantity template for price comparison for all NBL/RBL universities located in Tennessee, Colorado, Massachusetts, New jersey, North Carolina, Alabama and Illinois.
Prior Experience:-
Jan-03 June 06
Various Projects, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), Washington, DC, General Engineer, I was responsible for the construction, Electrical, Plumbing, and mechanical (HVAC) task oversight of commercial and residential buildings. I applied my knowledge of related provisions of the DC construction codes, and police, fire and hosing regulations to my inspections. I read site and cross sections in order to ascertain conformance to relevant laws and regulations. I performed mathematical calculations on linear, surface, and volumetric computations. I used the BOCA (1996) AND BLRA 12 1999 codes for building inspection throughout the DC region.
Various Projects, US Cost / EA Engineering, Washington DC, Cost Estimator.
Jan 03- Feb 05
I developed independent cost estimates and quantities take offs to support owner initiated change orders, project acceleration, and time extensions. Cost estimates were prepared in CSI format all 42 divisions under the success program and Uniform at 12 Division + site work. I also used Mcases and Kronos for estimating. My project experience includes.

Four Townhouses, Arlington, Virginia _ provided project management.
Government site -initiated and managed the site with relation to civil/site work, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work items.
Various Residential projects, Interlink Cost Consulting, Inc.
Jan 02 Dec 02
Washington DC, Cost Estimator, I developed independent cost estimates and quantities take offs for earthwork, concrete, masonry, metals, wood plastics, and thermo moisture protection, as well as change orders. I initiated and managed the site/civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, and architectural work items for complex residential, single family homes, condominiums and townhouse projects. Cost estimates were prepared in CSI format all 42 divisions under the Success programs and Uni format 12 Division + site work.
Time Keeping Consultant (UNISYS).
Dec 00 Dec 01
As time keeping consultant I was assigned by Unisys co. in Reston Virginia to eliminate inefficiencies and inaccuracies associated with their paper payroll process. I gathered employee time and attendance dated electronically for quality assurance purposes; I prepared accurate and timely payroll for government civil service employees; and prepared payroll statements for 2500 airport screeners each pay period.
Various Airport projects Strategic Airport Security Rollout (SASR), Nationwide, and Communication Liaison.
July 00 Nov 00
I provided end-to-end coordination and oversight for multiple airport projects, and assisted all airports in getting compliance with the security mandate set by Congress. I managed all rollout related activities for four large airports. I reported on progress and performance; deployed airport project managers to their assignments; and briefed all airport directors about their assignments issued from the Federal Security Directors (FSD) and Transportation Security tasks for the Mobile Screening Force. I participated in regular communication and coordination with key airport stakeholder groups to keep them apprised on the progress and potential impacts at the airports. Airports included:
Des Moines International Airport
Fort Dodge Airport
Mason City Airport
Lacrosse Airport

Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC Senior Cost/ Claims Estimator & Project Manager.
Apr 97 June 00
As Senior Cost/ Claims Estimator & Project manager, I had control of F9 and F7 projects. For WMATA. I provided cost and claims estimates, and managed the completion and closure of the Suitland and Southern Avenue Metro Stations. In initiated and managed the site/civil/structural, and architectural work items for these complex rail and transit projects. I analyzed and reviewed contactors drawings using the 1966 BOCA National Building Codes. I reviewed field reports and change orders, developed cost estimates, justified the owners position, and assisted with cost negotiations. I also developed independent cost estimates to support owner initiated change orders, project acceleration, and time extensions.






Renovation Projects, American University, Washington, DC, Senior Project Manager.
Apr 97 June 00
I managed and supervised renovation projects totaling $ 600,000 for the University. I supervised a team of 15 employees working on the renovation, and supervised the building of a 3-mile loop asphalt road around the perimeter of the building.
New Student Center, Morgan State University, Cost Estimator.
Apr 97 June 00
As Cost Estimator, I assisted in the preparation of the design and development cost estimate for the proposed new student center on the campus of Morgan State University. The project included a new reinforced concrete building, a built-up roofing system over steel deck, brick veneer exterior, interior masonry and gypsum board partitions, an acoustical ceiling, and a state-of the art mechanical and electrical system. I also reviewed the contractors drawings, and managed site development, demolition, and grading.
Various Projects, Network Specialty Group, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, Business Development Manager.
Sept 95 Mar 97
Serving as Business Development Manager, I created strategic plan for this IT-based firm, including segmentation, product development, marketing and technology partnerships, and exit strategy. I determined pricing parameters for IT related software and hardware products by measuring customer lifetime values. I evaluated opportunities for a new joint venture, creation of a financing subsidiary, asset portfolio acquisitions, and expansion of in-house sales function. I also managed and trained a staff executing $ 10 million in project research, approvals, and financial oversight.
Various Projects, Computer Analytic, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, Network Support Technician/Hands on Support.
Feb 89 Aug 95
I configured and setup five computer labs, each lab with a minimum of 20 personal computers, one primary server, and TCP/IP networks with multiple subnets. I installed and provided troubleshooting for Windows NT Server (stand alone, PDC, and BDC) workstations, Win 95/98, Office 97 Internet Explorer, service packs, DHCP and WINS server. I also installed, configured, and provided troubleshooting for personal computers/desktop PCs, modem. Network interface card, video display adapters, hard disk drives, and PC repairs and upgrades.
Various Hosing School, Churches, Bridges, and Roads, /Al Asad Construction Company, Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya, self-employed General Contractor. Working for a Developer,
June 81 Jan 89
I served as the main contractor for various projects.
Low-income Housing Project built 500 units, Nairobi, Kenya.
St. Joseph High School build a 3-story building containing laboratory and recreational facilities.
Ten Churches- built in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
Floating Bridge built over the River Kibera.
Roads build 3,000 kilometers of asphalt road between the border of Ethiopia and kenya for a project aided by world Bank


REFRENCES

MR. KIBRET YEMANE
CURRENT MANAGER AT D.C.R.A
202-412-8019

MR. MIKE WITHERS
FORMER SUPERVISOR AT S.C.MYERS
571-221-0491

MR. MOHAMMED ALI
CHIEF ELECTRICAL ENGINEER AT D.C.R.A
202-442-4561

Sajid Yussuf
PROJECT MANAGER WITH ICC.
703-785-9144

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