Daniel J. Caouette
9920 Kahler Avenue NE Monticello, MN 55362
612 597-5555 (Mobile)
To advance my engineering and construction project management career.
An experienced project manager offering a solid track record negotiating and managing projects within the design, engineering and construction industry from early design schematic and development phases to construction completion closeout procedures. Significant qualifications include:
Assisting with project proposal packages (RFPs).
Developing feasibility and construction estimates.
Prolific with generating and expediting project scopes, work summarys and material specifications.
Extensive experience managing construction document and construction phases.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Providing total commitment to colleagues, clients, specialty vendors and field staff.
Proficient with project scheduling, tracking and change order processes.
Experienced with Bid solicitations, Bid Bonding, performance Bonding and prevailing wage requirements.
Spotless record meeting proposed project milestones dates and budget needs through time management and attention to detail.
Convey positive and energetic attitude while supporting engineering and construction staff members.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER/SKILLED LABOR/OWNER
Kottke Construction & Deck Creations-MN, Inc, Albertville MN (February 2008-Present):
Owner/Manager and skilled labor. In charge of marketing, proposing, managing and construction for light commercial and residential construction projects. High percentage of client project awards based on customer needs detailed drawing packages and comprehensive project scope documentation.
AMEC Industrial Americas, Minneapolis, MN (October 2002-February 2008):
Responsible for schedules, budgets and quality control on numerous projects
for 3M Company, Coloplast Corporation, Dow Chemical, Cargill, State if Iowa, United taconite (UTAC) and
Johns Manville Corporation. In charge of Negotiating contracts, managing construction estimates, engineering and
construction schedules. Develop meeting minutes, weekly performance and project status reports. Generate construction
schedules and manpower charts. Schedule and attend weekly construction meetings. Track budget cost and revenues as well
as budget spending and invoicing. Facilitate RFIs and FCRs. Coordinate contractor prequalification documents, safety
plans, insurance issues, daily logs, observations sheets and contractor payment application approvals. Coordinate closeout,
commissioning, validation and punch list procedures.
The Benham Group, Saint Paul, MN (July 1997-October 2002):
Responsible for schedules, budgets and quality control on numerous projects for the. 3M Company and Target Stores, Inc. Project Manager for the Toyota Four Post Shaker project in Ann Arbor, MI. Architectural manager on due diligence reports for BGK Properties, Inc. supporting real estate acquisitions in Omaha, Indianapolis and Bloomington, MN. In charge of developing project charters. Develop work scope and negotiate engineering contracts. Generate and control project schedule. Assist with code reviews. Attend pre-bid, contractor award selection, pre-construction and construction meetings. Identify and document engineering and construction scope change issues. Provide addendums and field bulletins as needed. Implement construction punch lists. Respond to contractor RFI and field change order documents. Coordinate and attend meetings with city building official and fire marshal. Track budget cost & revenue as well as budget spending and invoicing. Assist business management and marketing with RFPs. All projects (100+ ) profitable.
PROJECT CAPTAIN/CAD MANAGER
Setter, Leach and Lindstrom, Minneapolis, MN (December 1996-December 1997): Served as technical resource for 20+ CADD operators For this large A/E firm located in downtown Minneapolis. Responsible for drawing production for the Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center, a new 180 bed hospital located in Wyoming, MN.
Project Captain and AutoCAD production. Coordinate architectural, mechanical electrical, civil, structural, fire suppression, alarm and paging disciplines. Implement and communicate general revisions, change orders, bulletins and addendums. Review tenant improvement packages and vendor shop drawings. Generated leasable square footage calculations and presentation drawings for real-estate personal. Bridge communications for onsite contractors, subcontractors, field engineers, administrators, architects and project managers.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Nordquist Sign Company, Minneapolis MN (October 1996-December 1996)
Produced shop drawings on projects for Allina Health System, Griffin Companies, Signal Bank, Opus, Gabberts Furniture and Methodist Hospital.
Opus Architects and Engineers, Inc., Minnetonka, MN (January 1996-October 1996):
Project Captain: Responsible for contract document production on numerous office/warehouse and retail projects in Minnesota, Texas and Colorado. Coordinating all design and engineering disciplines. Implementing and communicating change orders, Addendums and field bulletins. Review tenant improvement packages. Generate tenant improvement square footage calculations and presentation drawings for real estate staff. Assumed bridge communications between on site contractors, sub contractors, field engineers, administrators, architects and project managers.
John B. Goodman Company, Minnetonka, MN (October 1994-January 1996): Project Captain: Projects included the Inn on Westport, Sioux Falls, SD,Restaurants, various locations, beauty salons and multi-family residential housing developments.
Miles Homes, Inc., Plymouth, MN (March 1990-October 1994): CAD Drafter: Responsible for design and production of plans for precut homes. Develop code review and structural engineering/snow load analyses.
Regis Corporation, Edina, MN (January 1987-March 1990): CADD Drafter: Develop design and construction documents for Regis Hair Salons, Essenelle, Master Cuts and Saks Fifth Avenue locations. Coordinate tenant finish out plans and specifications with mall managers, architects, developers and contractors.
MEMBERSHIPS:Construction Specifications Institute.
Better Business Bureau. (BBB)
Pursuing PMP certification Through PMI.
EDUCATION: Minneapolis Community College, Minneapolis, MN
AA Degree (1986)
PROFESSIONALRegistered Contractor Remodelers license, Minnesota (# 20193048).
LICENSES:Minnesota Real Estate license (lapsed)
INTERESTS:Fishing, sporting activities, residential construction remodeling
REFERENCES:Furnished upon request.