KENNETH W. SMITH
1516 Redbriar Drive High Ridge, MO 63049 (760) 994-5115 khollywood2[at]gmail.com
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Innovative Project Manager with over a decade of construction industry experience. Team player, attentive listener, and persuasive communicator, focused on maximizing efficiency and profits. Strong relationship builder, highly capable of partnering with clients, owners, Contractors, staff, and administration. Detail-oriented, with acute architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical design abilities. Proven financial analysis skills, including budgeting, forecasting, and operational reporting. Exceptional knowledge of commercial construction techniques.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Project Management On-Site Management Operations Management
Pre-Construction Estimation Client Relations Documentation
Contract Administration Team Building Training and Mentoring Constructability Review RFI and Submittal ProcessesRegulatory Compliance
PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Pangea Group, St. Louis, MO (2009 2010)
Project Manager, St. Louis, MO (2009 2010)
Planned, organized, directed and controlled the execution of construction contracts. Sustained concurrent client and program manager relationships while gaining mutual respect. Effectively solicited and managed multiple bidding opportunities.
WRB Core Project Conoco Phillips, Site Roads Project, Heavy Haul Roads Construction, Plant Roads Construction, Remedial Soils Excavation and Removal, Culvert and Drainage Improvements, Roxana, IL, $1.8 million
McCarthy Building Companies, Newport Beach, CA and St. Louis, MO (1998 2009)
Project Manager, Newport Beach, CA (2005 2009)
Directed all construction project phases. Controlled cost, quality, scheduling, and safety. Managed field crew employees. Led weekly Subcontractor and team meetings. Partnered with owners and Design Consultants to negotiate and prepare subcontracts. Oversaw the monthly review and auditing of Subcontractor pay requests. Eliminated gaps in Contractor requirements by defining the scope of trade contracts. Reduced Architectural and Engineering Team design revisions by maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of all client programs. Accelerated project schedules by ensuring overtime productivity. Trained and mentored Student Interns.
Carlsbad High School, Interim Housing Project, Site Clearing and Grading, Underground Wet and Dry Utilities, Carlsbad, CA, $1 million
John Glenn High School, Structural Steel Frame and 2-Story Science Laboratory Facility Expansion, Norwalk, CA, $7 million
Laura G. Rodriguez Elementary, Multi-Purpose Auditorium, Kitchen Facility, Elevator Tower, Administrative and Classroom Building Construction, San Diego, CA, $23 million
UC San Diego Biomedical Library, 2-Story Renovation, Structural Steel and Concrete Frame Expansion, and Multiple Exterior Finish System, Curtain Wall, Metal Panel, and Stone Installation, La Jolla, CA, $13 million
KENNETH W. SMITH
Assistant Project Manager, Newport Beach, CA (2001 2005)
Supervised and assigned Construction Teams. Collaborated with Subcontractors and Superintendents to maintain, revise, accelerate, and deliver projects. Coordinated change management processes and led change order negotiations. Decreased project costs by managing pre-construction value engineering. Negotiated, defined, and prepared trade contracts.
Laguna Beach Unified School District, Multiple Classroom and Gymnasium Remodeling, Dance Studio Addition, Laboratory Building Expansion, Stadium, Artificial Track, and Sports Field Construction, Laguna Beach, CA, $6 million
UC San Diego Bio-Engineering Building, 5-Story Concrete Structure Laboratory Facility Construction with Precast Enclosure, La Jolla, CA, $40 million
Project Engineer, St. Louis, MO (1998 2001)
Oversaw the RFI and submittal process. Ensured timely procurement of project deliverables. Managed inter-discipline mechanical, electrical, and plumbing coordination. Led building enclosure coordination. Controlled Subcontractor buy in. Expedited Architectural Team, Engineering Team, and vendor submittal processing. Secured long lead item delivery prior to scheduled installation dates. Accelerated concrete deck construction ahead of pour schedules through consistent management of Subcontractors. Ensured sustainable quality initiatives without compromising safety.
National Institutes of Health, Replacement Hospital, Patient Care Wings, Vivarium, and Research Laboratory Expansion, Bethesda, MD, $500 million
Bassett Healthcare, Outpatient Healthcare Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Renovation and Expansion, Herkimer, NY, $6 million
CSS Production Facility, Waste Water Removal Treatment Plant, Construction, Weldon Springs, MO, $10 million
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CASCO Corporation, St. Louis, MO (1988 1998)
Drafted architectural and mechanical designs for commercial retail development. Managed
Singh Associates, Inc., St. Louis, MO (1987)
Partnered with Project Managers to develop architectural drafting and design.
Robert Tittle and Associates, Los Angeles, CA (1987)
Completed a drafting and design apprenticeship. Mentored by a Licensed Architect.
Architectural Design Study
St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
KENNETH W. SMITH
Microsoft Office Suite
ORACLE Accounting Software
Prolog Meridian and Primavera Construction Management Software
AutoCAD v. 12, 13, 14, and 2000