Regional Project Manager

Name : rtfernandezcgc
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : New York,NY
Job Title Regional Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : Negotiable
Objective : To immediately constribute to the success and the company\'s bottom line.
Resume :  
RAFAEL T. FERNANDEZ, DIPLM. ING. FMP, CGC, CAI, STS
35 St. Nicholas Terrace, Apartment 64 New York, New York 10027
917-913-7529 rtfernandezcgc[at]gmail.com
REGIONAL SENIOR MANAGER FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Facilities Manager Professional (FMP), member of PMI, APA and IFMA, highly accomplished and resourceful Senior-level Project and Construction Manager with an excellent track supervising all phases of multimillion-dollar Capital Construction Projects, and comprehensive renovations for Governmental and Private clients at National and International locations. Adept at overseeing complex Design-Built facilities, Contract Negotiation and Management, Owners Rep, QA/QC, PCAs, EPCM, ESAs, CapEx-Reserve forecast, P&L-GL responsible, Retrofits, Upgrades and Conversions; supervision teams of up to 350 individuals. Expert in aligning building processes with safety, Local Laws, Health and Safety, OSHA, ADA, and NFPA regulations. Holder of several Certifications and Licenses.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Opex Budget Forecasting
Profit & Loss (P&L)
Health-Safety Regs./OSHA
Due Diligence AcquisitionInternational Business
Engineering Compliance, EPCM
Contract Negotiation/Administration
ADA Upgrade/Retrofit/RehabilitationStrategic Planning
Program Management
Needs Assessment/PCA/ESA
CapEx Forecast/Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



BARUCH COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE, New York Present
Professor of Project Management, Construction and CapEx Improvements, and Facilities Financial courses at Baruch College and The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute.

TGC ENGINEERING SERVICES & GENERAL CONTRACTOR, New York East Region2007Present
Senior Regional Project Manager (CapEx Development, Improvements and Acquisitions)
Supervise all phases of construction for several regional capital improvement projects; oversee planning, feasibility studies, site safety plans, budgets, and construction plans. Ensure strict adherence and compliance with contracts documents, local laws and codes; manage Profit & Loss, General Ledger, and all closeout activities. Perform Real Estate Due Diligences and Condition Assessments, CapEx/Operation financial alignment and forecasting.
Key Engagements:
High-End Hotel and Condos Construction (Orlando, FL): Supervised the reconstruction projects
for luxury hotels and Condos/Villas conversions, recreational areas, pools, and 18-hole golf course.
Luxury Apartments Rehabilitation, Retrofit and ADA Conversion (Boston/New York City): Served as Senior Project Manager to ensure reconversions, retrofits and ADA/OSHA compliances for residential buildings, luxury hotels, and garden-style Apartment Units. Cumulative budget of $19M.
High-Rise Residential Complex CapEx Upgrades (New York City): Executed Local Law 11, with OSHA, ADA and NFPA compliances reports and renovations for a High-Rise Residential Complex, comprising of 3-35 Stories buildings, for CapEx total project of $18M.
Hospitality CapEx Renovation (Miami, FL, Washington DC)): Hired as Director of Engineering to head the repositioning of the sites operation, to devise and implement a facilities preventive maintenance program and MEP recertification and testing. Created the FF&E lifecycles rotation budgets forecast. Established and supervised the Capital Expenditure renovation program for common areas, rooms upgrades, public hallways, roadways and parking. Established green practices and water reuse program at sites leading to the reception of The One Palm Green Certification designation. Budget of $14M.
Due Diligence-Acquisition Projects (Eastern, Atlantic and Southern Regions): Performed Financial Feasibility and Acquisition Studies for facilities, educational, governmental and luxury sites in Florida, Virginia, Missouri, and New York City. Provided onsite Owners rep and construction management for Capital Expenditures projects to included additions state-of-the art Data/VoIP centers. Aligned the Operation and Reserve Rotation Budgets and provided value engineering improvements conditions.
Site Safety Compliance and Design (New York City): Provided site safety logistics design plan for NYC Roosevelt Island Tramway improvements and The Cornell-Presbyterian Hospital upgrades.
RAFAEL T. FERNANDEZ, DIPLM. ING. FMP, CGC, CAI, STS
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PB-EMG, New York-Eastern Region20052007
Lead Project Manager
Monitored construction progress as Team Leader from start to finish, to include the program management of Capital Investment and Acquisition projects (CapEx Acq.) throughout the Eastern Region (i.e. The Courvoisier, The Palms, Sofitel, Hilton). Served as Owners Rep during the construction of a hospital in PA. Forecasted and prepared complete reserve cost analysis budgets for all assessed properties and sites on behalf of the Financial and Mortgage Lending Firms (i.e. Lehman Brothers, Barclays, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, JPMC, and Goldman Sachs.) Consulted the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Montgomery County School Authority, on Energy Audits and ADA Conversions. Supervised the team which conducted on-site building assessments and inspections for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Capital Improvement program and developments.
Key Engagements:
Erie Medical Center (Erie, PA): Supervised build of 5-story medical center and patient care unit addition to encompass new medical and examination rooms, centralized data centers on a 70K square feet designed-build section, plus a 4-story parking garage and helipad for total project value of $35M.
Due Diligence and Acquisition (MA, VA, NY, FL, NC, PA, GA, and LA): Served as Project and Site Manager for multi-million dollar evaluations. Provided management for CapEx programs, ADA, asbestos/mold investigations, and energy audits for contracts valued at $10M per site.
PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTO EXTERIORS, Paris, France 20032005
Construction Project Manager
Led land acquisition for development of $40M manufacturing plant for automobile plastic parts supplier firm in Mexico. Acted as Project Construction Manager in charge of design, build and supervision of the development and erection of the facility, which houses the Corporate offices, Paint, Press Lines, JIT warehouse-shipping and Data/Metrology Rooms. Provided technical expert advice while devising the Technical Guidance and Remodeling Infrastructures SOP for construction, retrofit and remodeling of plant projects and the upgrades of Data/Metrology rooms. Negotiated with Mexican Federal and State Agencies investment incentives for the company. Completed the project under budget and within schedule. Championed value engineering designs to reduce project costs by $2M. Supervised the expansion of the plants in Fontaine in France, Ramos Arizpe-Puebla in Mexico and Anderson South Carolina.
NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION, New York, New York 20022003
Business House Coordinator/Math Teacher
Taught mathematics and computer courses mad designed entire Computer Network Room with in-house funding.
APEC INTERNATIONAL & 3D INTERNATIONAL, Lackland AFB/Orlando, Florida 19982002
Project Manager
Piloted construction of Governmental projects valued at $10M to $50M for Capital Improvement and Acquisition (CapEx Acq.) projects, public housing developments, schools, health care facilities, and industrial complexes.
Key Engagements:
New River Marine Corps Commissary: (New River, NC) Supervised the construction of 75K-square feet Food Commissary with automated POS. Acting as Technical Inspector/Quality Control specialist.
Oceana Naval Station Commissary (Norfolk, VA) Supervised the construction of 80K-square feet Food Commissary with automated POS. Acting as Technical Inspector/Quality Control specialist.
Orange County School District (Orlando, FL): Renovated and retrofitted 10 schools with new open plan classroom and data/computer rooms. Combined budget of $18M.
Low-Income Relief Housing Development (Santo Domingo, DR): Directed Project Management and build of 30 concrete buildings each 4 stories high with 2 apartments per floor budgeted at $22M.
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United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
Prior experience as a Officer in Charge, Facility Management/Engineering Sections from 1992 to 1998 for United Nations Peace Keeping Operations. Provided the services as Facilities Administrator, (OIC) in charge of rehabilitation, remodeling and administration of all sites for the Presidential and Congressional Elections and Development Relief Programs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Western Sahara, Burundi, and Haiti; served as a Professional Engineer in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Mexico to oversee building projects and ensure all deliverables were completed on-time.
Also honorably served and discharged with the U.S. Army in Missouri, Virginia, and Germany.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS



Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
UNIVERSITY OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, DC
Diploma in Structural Designs and Stability
DARMSTADT TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE, Germany
Diploma De Ingeniera Civil
UNIVERSIDAD AUTNOMA DE SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

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Technical Proficiencies:
Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook), AutoCAD, Autodesk, Peachtree, Timberline, Primavera, CPM Programs, Medallia, PROKON Structural
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Licenses and Certifications:
Facilities Management Professional (FMP) (International Facilities Management Association-IFMA New York
Licensed/Registered General Construction (CGC) (Florida)
Safety Trained Supervisor-Construction (STS), CCHEST
Licensed Asbestos Investigator (New York State, New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania)
Cert. Planning and Project Management (International Facilities Management Association-IFMA New York)
Licensed Safety Professional OSHA-30 (US, Florida)
Certified Facility Administrator / Operations & Logistics / General Service Officer (UN-New York)
Professional Engineer (Venezuela, Dominican Republic)

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS



American Planning Association, (APA) Member
Project Management Institute (PMI), Member
International Facility Manager Association (IFMA) Registered Senior Project-Construction Manager
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Member
Florida Professional Engineering Association (FLENG), Member
Florida Engineering Society, Member ~ American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
Association of Civil Engineers of Venezuela (SOVINCIV), Member
International Federation of Professional Engineers (IFPE), Member
American Concrete Institute (ACI), Member, Overseas Chapter

RAFAEL T. FERNANDEZ, DIPLM. ING. FMP, CGC, CAI, STS
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ADVANCED TRAININGS & SEMINARS



Facilites Management Professional Certification NY 2010
INTERNATIONAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (IFMA)

Asbestos Investigator, NY 2009
ANDO ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL

Safety Construction Supervisor OSHA-30
NICK SAFETY TRAINING SCHOOL, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 2009

Advanced Auto CAD Drawings
UNIVERSIDAD DE QUETZALCATL, (GUANAJUATO, MXICO)

Executive Project Manager Course, NJ 2005
ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY, NEW JERSEY

Light Weight Structure, Mexico, 2004
UNIVERSITY OF GUANAJUATO, MXICO

Jornadas de Ingeniera Civil y Trfico, 1996
COLEGIO DE INGENIEROS DE VENEZUELA
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CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACTOR INSTITUTE
Advance Mechanical and HVAC Systems, NY, FL 2010
Plumbing Requirement and Design, FL, NY 2010
Contract Management and Program Administration, NY, FL 2010
Workplace Safety and Securities, Fl 2008
Advance Structural Revision, Fl 2008
Construction Math and Plans Implementation, FL 2008
Wind Mitigations and Design Methodologies, Fl 2008
Advance Construction Industry Codes and Requirement. FL 2008
Advance Structural Revision, Florida Fl, 2006
Safety, Subcontractor & Employee Management, FL 2005
Construction Math & Plan Implementation, FL, 2005
Fundamentals of Construction Design, FL 2005

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
The Dale Carnegie Training Graduate
Leadership, Public Speaking and Effective Communication, Miami FL 2008. Recipient of Highest Award for Human Relations Champion, Highest Achievement and Leadership Awards, Breakthrough Award and Presentation Award.
UNITED STATES ARMY LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Advanced Leadership Course Butzbach, Germany


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