Architect / Project Manager

Name : jgray1966[AT]gmail.com
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Overland Park,KS
Job Title Architect / Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : anywhere in united states
Objective : JEFFREY B. GRAYjgray1966[at]gmail.com

14661 Broadmoor 29203, Overland Park, KS 66223(913) 575-7110

May 24, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

As credit markets re-open, it will be possible to consider new construction and renovations. But it will require commercial architectural project management expertise to control costs while producing high quality, attractive projects. Are you ready to launch, confident that you have a qualified Project Manager who can help?

I have done just this for architectural consulting firms as well as serve as an Owner Representative for a big box retailer. On multiple occasions, I have been called up to turn around late projects, ensuring construction bids were completed per schedule and stores were opened for targeted marketing activities.

My skills include project management, cost containment, contract negotiation, general and sub-contractor management, design, and material specifications. I managed project budgets up to $72M, often directing multiple projects simultaneously.

As an Architectural Project Manager, I led teams of engineers, contractors, in-house architects, and CAD operators in the design of hospitals, schools, malls, industrial and commercial buildings.

I have an exceptional multi-tasking ability combined with top notch interpersonal skills, enabling me to coordinate the needs and responsibilities of many stakeholders.

In addition to working in architectural environments, I also produced designs and successful projects for a major retail business.

I have a BA in Architecture from the University of Arkansas and am licensed as an architect in Kansas and Missouri. With NCARB Certification, I can offer my services in additional jurisdictions. If this is an opportune time, please contact me at jgray1966[at]gmail.com or at (913) 575-7110.

Sincerely,


Jeffrey B. Gray
Resume :  
JEFFREY B. GRAY
14661 Broadmoor 29203
Overland Park, KS 66223
(913) 575-7110
jgray1966[at]gmail.com

PROJECT MANAGER

Owner Rep / Architecture / Construction AutoCAD / Design Management / Planning &
Execution / Contract Negotiation / BudgetMaterials Specifications
Vendor & Contractor Management

I drove multi-faceted commercial
architectural/construction projects to completion, meeting tight timetables, while
containing costs to meet constrained budgets.

Known as a can-do person, I often turned around late projects through focused management of multiple parties including
engineers, general and sub-contractors,
clients and owners.

* Ensuring on-time, on-budget project completion in the face of late-stage changes
* Increasing client satisfaction and firm profitability
* Leading multi-industry commercial projects
* Negotiating vendor and outsourcing contracts, achieving cost savings

My credentials include a BA in Architecture from the University of Arkansas. I am a licensed architect in Missouri and Kansas and am Certified by NCARB. My interpersonal skills coupled with in-depth project management skills allow me to accomplish complex, high quality projects that improve
sales and bottom line results.

CAREER HISTORY

Architectural Project Manager for commercial architectural assignments, managing teams and
budgets up to $72M. Negotiated contracts and managed outsourced engineering and construction
companies.

ACI-Boland, 2008 to 2009, a $20M firm. Directed preparation of construction documents for commercial buildings, hospitals and schools. Presented to clients, managed outsourced crews and five professional staff.

EFCO Windows (Pella), 2007 to 2008. Reviewed architectural shop drawings from general contractors for $210M aluminum window
manufacturer. Ensured design specifications and production schedules were met.

Hood Rich Architects/Engineers, 2006 to 2007. Completed construction documents and specs for $5M architecture firm. Prepared proposals and made presentations to school boards and board of directors.

Production Manager, Nolte & Associates, 2004 to 2005. Managed staff assignments, schedules,
and budgets for all projects including office buildings, strip malls, industrial complexes,
medical buildings and hospitals. Led team of 11 and up $15M project budgets. Guided marketing
efforts to develop new business.

Project Manager, DLR Group, 2001 to 2003. Directed architectural / engineering teams to complete major projects for Sprint, May
Department Stores, and other commercial clients. Managed staff of 20 and budgets up to $25M.

Owner's Construction Representative, Bass Pro
Shops, 1998 to 2001. Provided day-to-day management of resource groups for construction of big box sporting goods stores. Directed
general and sub-contractors, architects, engineers, in-house designers. Interfaced with developer and city personnel to complete stores on time.

Earlier: Project Manager for ACI-Boland, HMN Architects, and Butler Rosenbury & Partners.

Additional information: I enjoy golf, reading and spending time with family.

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