Assistant Technical Director

Name : raaber
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Edison,NJ
Job Title Assistant Technical Director
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To obtain a possition with a company that will utilize my skills and experience in amanner that is mutually beneficial to my employer and myself.
Resume :  
STEVEN THOMAS RAABE

908-494-2091 (M) 173 Hidden Hollow Court, Edison, New Jersey 08820 raaber2[at]hotmail.com

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Administration Project Management Architectural/Engineering
Decisive, competent project leader with proven ability to take charge of a project and complete it on time, within budget, and to customers satisfaction; Innovative problem solver, recognized for aggressive response to challenges and obstacles; Demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes through highly analytical thinking and analysis; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Areas of expertise and professional strength include:

Contract Design & AdministrationBudget Planning & OversightBid Solicitation & Evaluation
Documentation & ReportingPolicies & ProceduresConstruction Claims Analysis
BIM (Bldg Information Modeling)
Value EngineeringQuality AssuranceScheduling & Tracking

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Major Projects
o$23,000,000 Crawford Rodriguez Elementary School, Jackson, NJ.
o$15,700,000 Wilentz Elementary School, Perth Amboy, NJ.
o$12,240,000 Quantico Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrading, Quantico Marine Base, Quantico, VA.
o$7,682,000 Sludge Degritting and Screening System Improvements, Passaic Valley Sewer Commissioners, Newark, NJ.
o$6,500,000 Ocean County Courthouse Restoration & Renovation, Toms River, NJ.
o$5,978,840 Nathan Hale Elementary School, Carteret, NJ.
o$3,779,550 Additions & Renovations to Carteret High School, Carteret, NJ.
o$3,442,500 Essex County Roller Rink and Boathouse, Newark, NJ.
o$3,394,000 new Division A Headquarters, Kittatinny Valley State Park, Sussex County, NJ.
o$2,075,000 Westwood Municipal Complex, Westwood, NJ.
Known for assuming leadership of failing projects and turning them around to achieve successful completion through creative scheduling, cross-functional communication and active collaboration with all parties. Authored framework for construction claims and resolution.
Facilitated completion of Nathan Hale Elementary School project within harsh time frames despite unforeseen failure of gymnasium roof. Ensured that fall semester began on time by rigorously persuading local building department and school officials to allow restructuring of project into two phases. Classroom areas of the school were opened while the cafeteria and gymnasium were completed one week later, maintaining students safety.


TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Versed in AutoCAD, Revit and Manual Drafting
Fluent in Primavera P6 and Microsoft Scheduling
Fluent in Expedition (Contract Manager) Construction Management Software
Fluent in Microsoft Excel and Word
Versed Service Call Maintenance Management Software
Versed in SolidWorks 3D Design Software
Versed in VICO Building Information Modeling Software

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participated in BIM101: 5D BIM for Construction Seminar (VICO Software), Participated in BIM201: The Methodologies for Zero Change Orders Seminar (VICO Software), Participated in BIM 301: The New Contract Language for BIM Seminar (VICO Software), Participated in BIM401: Model-Based Scheduling Seminar (VICO Software), Participated in BIM501: Model-Based Estimating Seminar (VICO Software), Participated in the BIM for Executives Seminar (VICO Software), PEOSHA Standards, Facilities Management, Governmental Purchasing (Title 18A), Facilities Planning, Pneumatic Control Systems, Direct Digital Control (DDC) Systems, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Systems.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TRUEFORM L.L.C., Edison, NJ2009 TO 2010
Assistant Technical Director
Technical Staffing Position
Held complete responsibility for the shipment of product orders for the United States and Canada.

ROTWEIN & BLAKE ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS L.L.C., Livingston, NJ2007 TO 2009
Construction Administration Manager
Held complete responsibility for commercial contract administration, enforcing contract conformance and functioning as principal point of contact for clients, contractors, and consultants.

RSC ARCHITECTS, Cliffside Park, NJ2004 to 2007
Construction Administration
Held complete responsibility for contract administration, enforcing contract conformance and functioning as principal point of contact for clients, contractors, and consultants.

SPECTRASERV, INC., South Kearny, NJ2002 to 2004
Project Engineer

HANIFIN ASSOCIATES, INC., Toms River, NJ2000 to 2002
Construction Management

VITETTA, Cherry Hill, NJ1996 to 2000
Construction Administration Educational Studio

BELCOR CONSTRUCTION, INC., Hackensack, NJ 1989 to 1996
Project Management


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology, 1989, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Associate of Arts in Architecture, 1986, Union County College, Cranford, NJ

AFFILIATIONS

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE and NJSPE); Construction Management Association of America (CMAA); American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE); New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO)


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