Construction Project Manager

Name : W David McCaughey
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Woodbridge,VA
Job Title Construction Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : East Coast; Colorado, Middle East
Objective : To be allowed to fully utilize my extensive knowledge and considerable skills in the advancement of the company that I work for and the clients we serve; and to be adequately compensated for these efforts.
Resume :  

Contracting / Bids / Budgets / Compliance / QA/QC / Safety / Consulting / Multisite / Public / Private Residential / Commercial / Institutional / Industrial / Environmental / Disaster Recovery / Mining / R&D

With proven experience in business development, design engineering, technical support, and extensive knowledge of industry standards and regulations, I provided construction management services on major public and private capital improvement projects, accelerating completion, enhancing quality, and controlling costs. I can add value by:

Utilizing proven project management processes
Improving spend tracking and controlling cost-overruns
Focusing on long-range goals while monitoring short-term metrics
Delivering major construction projects on or ahead of schedule
Leveraging in-depth technical knowledge to meet demanding objectives

I am an International Code Council certified Class A General Contractor and majored in Solar Engineering Technology in college. I am a member of several construction trade organizations and have been granted numerous security clearances. I am a hands-on manager who is technically adept and possess many skills. My business philosophy is that there is no cheaper way to carry out a project than to do it right the first time.


Managed projects to grow market share. Leveraged large-scale experience to manage 1200-ton, structural steel Light Rail Facility project for Consolidated Steel Services and multiple multi-million dollar steel projects for RK Specialties. Enabled both companies to expand market share as a result of enhanced management capability.

Guided multi-million dollar automotive facility construction projects. Managed concurrent construction and brand recognition projects for AutoNations North American Rental Car Division. Supervised construction of multi-brand retail automotive center. Completed projects on time, under budget, with minimal disruption to operations.

Developed niche market and influenced State policy. Established a consulting firm that enabled schools to realize significant cost savings and improve quality during major capital construction projects. Inspired public policy changes in Wyoming, helping ensure more cost effective and higher quality public-funded projects.

Directed daily operations on Federal remediation project. Recruited to manage U. S. Department of Energy sponsored reclamation projects. Led 260-member workforce on a $24 million Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Program project in WY, programs first early completion/under-budget effort. Instrumental in other program firsts.

Pioneered development of critical national energy source. Participated in National Science Foundation funded alternative energy research projects. Honored as major contributor to the development of first working photovoltaic at the University of Delaware. Managed the first photovoltaic laboratory at Westinghouse Research & Development.


Senior Project Manager, RK Specialties, Structural Steel Fabrication Division. 2003-2009. Recruited to exclusively manage large-scale structural steel fabrication and erection projects during construction of multi-million dollar structures. Provided design engineering and technical support to customers, consultants, subcontractors, and colleagues. Developed systems, procedures, and training to achieve project management standardization.

Senior Project Manager, Consolidated Steel Services, 2001-2003. Engaged in design engineering and technical support to customers, consultants and subcontractors. Managed largest-ever structural steel projects.

Senior Account Manager, InterPlan CM, Inc., 1999-2001. Managed projects for Alamo and National car rental companies related to capital improvement and brand recognition campaigns. Solicited bids, awarded contracts, interpreted design documents, reviewed progress and quality, developed reports, and closed out projects.

President, CPM Consultants, Inc., 1992-1999. Provided owner's representative/construction management services to schools embarking on major capital construction projects. Advised clients on geotechnical engineering selection, energy audits, bid reviews, bidder pre-qualification, value engineering and contract compliance.

Earlier: Project management responsibilities on environmental remediation, site development, disaster recovery, municipal potable water, and surface and subsurface mining facilities construction projects. Prior: Mine administration, design engineering, national security, and research and development activities.

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