Senior Project Manager

Name : CT
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Cedar Rapids,IA
Job Title Senior Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : Iowa, Texas
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CT Ling
3324 Emerson Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
Home: 319-550-4416 Email: cling[at]

Senior Project Manager, Senior Facilities Engineer8/2000-Present
Initiated Rockwell Collins first step into in-country spare parts for airlines with third party logistics provider (3PL) in China. Explored legal, tax and business model for operation overseas. Evaluated the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a legal entity. Conducted contract negotiation with 3PLs. Reworked existing IT order processing system to accommodate order communication with a 3PL warehouse to function as if it were a company owned warehouse.
Managed $25M LEED inspired 150,000 sf office and lab building construction. Building is expected to perform at least as well as the first building constructed. Estimated annual energy savings are over $125,000.
Managed $15M LEED Gold certified 120,000 sf office and lab building construction. The building beats ASHRAE 90.1-2004 standard by 17% and costs under $95/sf to build. Estimated annual energy savings are over $100,000. Negotiated with City Traffic Engineer on street development for project.
Maintained 25 acres of roofs in Cedar Rapids with $1M annual on replacement & $300k on repair costs using life cycle replacement program, which leverages costs with lifetime of the asset. Acted as expert roofing consultant on other company owned roofs across nation.
Purchased and managed all natural gas purchases totaling in excess of $2M annually. Reduced utility costs by 40% over 3 years by locking in prices prior to the big run up to $10 and over.
Created internal, annual Energy Week for energy awareness, a week long daily brown bag of presentations on topics related to energy efficiency/awareness. This event replaced the company's previous energy conservation plan.
Started and lead Facilities Communities of Practice (CoP) to discuss facilities/energy issues w/other Rockwell Collins managers across U.S. Teleconferenced meetings leverage our experiences and expertise. Set up Guru list for facilities topics as the go to people and Facilities Best Practices list to share best practice projects and company standards within company.
As the Facilities representative on the ISO 14001 steering committee, helped company achieve ISO 14001 certification for our largest facility.
Achieved Lean Champion certification by leading and participating in various Burst's, RPIs and VSMs.

C.T. LING HOMES, INC.Houston, Texas;
Led all aspects of construction on $350,000-$1,500,000 custom homes and commercial construction up to $550,000 with revenue of 1.5M each year.
Responsible for training of employees, marketing, accounting, taxes, and sales.
Ensured compliance with building codes and laws.
Handled contract negotiations to maximize returns.
Estimated jobs and managed budget.
Used Spanish on a daily basis to schedule work, communicate and follow up with subcontractors.
Held Texas real estate license and negotiated real estate contracts.

Project Manager6/1991-3/1998
Negotiated contractor bids, scheduled and inspected subcontractor work.
Estimated takeoffs on lumber, brick, and trim material.
Worked with homeowners, architects, engineers and decorators coordinating changes to house plans.
Coordinated and supervised follow-up punch & warranty work.

PERRY HOMES, INC. Houston, Texas
Project Manager7/1989-6/1991
Efficiently managed a subdivision of over 350 homes and coordinated two supervisors and one secretary. The subdivision built 30-50 homes per year.
Oversaw subdivision maintenance & beautification projects.
Compiled weekly subdivision cost justification reports and resolved large scope homeowner issues & complaints. Subdivision was third most profitable in company out of 21 subdivisions.

FRITO-LAY, INC. grant writing, sustainability, environmentalHouston, Texas
Project Engineer/Packaging Supervisor1/1988-7/1989
Implemented projects from a $12,000 ac motor upgrade to $1,400,000 asbestos removal project.
Justified capital projects with 25% or more cost savings.
Conducted contractor bidding and supervised project implementation per plans and within budget.
Scheduled and directed 29 employees and successfully managed attendance issues and employee motivation.
Volunteer coach of the company women's softball team.

U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS Various locations
Telephone Switchman8/1979-8/1983
Maintained and repaired telephone systems including central office and PBX.
Stationed in Georgia, Virginia and West Germany.
Learned to speak fluent German in Germany and completed 2 years of college credit.
Left active duty with an Honorable discharge.

Family Business1974-1979
Worked all aspects of business including sales, wait staff, cooking and clean up.
Worked at restaurant everyday after school and on weekends.

Masters of Business Administration, Dec 2005
Course concentration in marketing and finance

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Dec 1987; EIT 1987
Assisted in heat exchanger design at Center For Energy Studies at Balcones Research Center.
Worked school newspaper as science columnist and circulation driver.
Active in K12 programs with school children job shadowing program, pen pal program, judging Lego League & Future Cities competitions, high school mentor program, school classroom presentations on the field of engineering and participating in Engineering Week.
Participated with Collins Roadshow where technology advances are presented to school children informing, educating and inspiring them to consider a career in engineering.
Served as President, Vice President and Secretary of Association of Facilities Engineers (AFE).
Served as Programs chair and Publications chair for ProCon 2001-2005, IEEE professional engineering conference.
Served as Marketing chair responsible for increasing attendance for ProCon 2006-2009.
Volunteered as a founding and steering committee member of Latino Diversity Network and served as Treasurer.
Founding member of Bike To Work club at Rockwell Collins promoting sustainable and healthy lifestyle options.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, Access, Power Point; MP2; Lotus Notes; Quick Books Pro; AutoCAD.
Fluent in English, native in Spanish and proficient in German.
Working on Mechanical Professional Engineer (PE) license, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) accreditations.

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