JEFFREY M. HELSTROM
Elk River, Minnesota
Address & References Provided Upon Request
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Excellent qualifications developed through demonstrated & proven work experience and formal education as:
-Owner\'s Representative (Design & Construction),
-Sr. Project Manager
Responsible, experienced, energetic and detail/results-orientated Project Manager, with over 16 years of direct management experience in the Construction Industry. No nonsense approach to Project Management. Not afraid to think outside the box.
A proven record of success with progressively increasing responsibilities based upon experience, knowledge and superior work performance; proven ability to manage others in a fast-paced, dynamic construction & consulting delivery services environment.
Outstanding prioritization, reporting, and presentation skills and is self-motivated, proactive and reliable in the execution of duties & responsibilities.
Takes pride in ability to provide a superior work product & service while adhering to budget, schedule and quality standards.
Proven ability to effectively Communicate & Coordinate with all stakeholders.
TEAM player and understands the importance of working together with a number of different personalities and disciplines to foster a win/win situations for all involved.
Ability to organize, analyze and report information effectively; excellent problem solving skills. Multi-tasking is the norm.
Solid working knowledge of Windows operating systems, Excel, Word and Outlook as well as construction based software like Access, Expedition & MS Project.
September 2009 to Present:
Principal / Operating Manager Innovative Management Services, LLC. Elk River, MN
Owners Representation, Project / Program Management & Consulting services for public, governmental, Institutional / Educational and Federal projects.
February 2007 to September 2009:
Construction / Sr. Project Manager Mortenson/Thor, Minneapolis MN
NEW MINNESOTA TWINS BALLPARK STADIUM PROJECT TARGET FIELD ($581 M)
Successfully managed & completed multiple bid packages for Demolition, Earthwork, Utilities and Infrastructure to prepare the stadium site, connect stadium utilities to public utilities and infrastructure upgrades to public streets/sidewalks surrounding stadium to integrate public amenities & transportation.
September 2004 to February 2007:
Project Manager / Principal Contract Administrator Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
Project and Design & Construction Management in the Engineering & Facilities Department. Facilities upgrades, maintenance and new/remodeling construction management to support bus and light rail operations.
September 1996 to December 2003:
Owners Representative: Program / Project Manager Jacobs Engineering Group, Minneapolis, MN
MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALTERNATIVE BONDING PROGRAM ($360 M +)
Individually and successfully managed over 100 bid packages totaling over $90 million in commercial construction. Included a dynamic range of new & remodeling type projects including building envelope, mechanical & electrical systems, food service upgrades and program remodels & additions to suit changing educational trends.
Design & Construction Management: Managing Architects & Engineers throughout the design and bidding process. Managing the construction activities occurring from mobilization to contract closeout through warranty period.
Project Management (traditional and fast-track): Direct project management from inception to completion and management of warranty. Developed Value Engineering and special project procedures for fast-track construction & working in occupied facilities.
Program Management: Maintained and distributed accurate performance reports regarding individual construction projects and overall program.
Contract & Construction administration, management and negotiation: Initiated, processed and made recommendations and decisions concerning; Construction Change Orders (COs), Construction Change Directives (CCDs), Requests For Proposal (RFPs), Requests For Information (RFIs) and pay applications. Master Contracts (Consultant & Commissioning Agent) development, revisions and management.
Initiated and developed Indoor Air Quality Preventative Maintenance program for Minneapolis Public Schools that is their model for an overall Preventative Maintenance Program district-wide.
Coordinated with various Federal, State and local governmental agencies for regulatory & code compliance.
Worked closely with respective clients staff to communicate and coordinate construction activities with clients activities to minimize disruptions.
Construction Specifications management, development and revisions - including AIA-201.
Scheduling: Creating, managing and maintaining overall program schedule as well as managing individual Critical Path Method (CPM) construction schedules for individual projects.
Direct management & supervision of staff to include hiring/firing, disciplinary action, reviews and salary recommendations.
Mankato State University - Mankato, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering /Construction Management.
St. Cloud State University - St. Cloud, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business
Emphasis on Sales & Marketing with area emphasis Eastern Europe
Minor in Political Science
Hibbing Community College - Hibbing, Minnesota
Associates of Arts Degree in Business Administration
AWARDS, TRAINING & OTHER NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS:
Jacobs Engineering Group - Project Team of the Year 1998
100% Client Satisfaction Ratings in both 2002 & 2003 Minneapolis Public Schools
Minnesota State University Mankato, Directors Certificate of Appreciation for distinguished and meritorious service for the Universities Construction Management Program 1998
Member: Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Society of American Military Engineers and Minnesota Construction Managers Association (MCMA)
OSHA (30-hr current as of 2010) & MSHA
University of Wisconsin Madison Mechanical & HVAC Systems, The Commissioning Process with
HVAC Systems and Total Building Commissioning Process
Investment in Excellence - Phase I & II, Denver, CO. Jacobs Engineering Group
Fundamentals of Effective Project Management - Minneapolis, MN. Jacobs Engineering
Group Conflict Resolution & Confrontational Skills - Minneapolis, MN. Jacobs Engineering Group
Construction Safety & Health Principals Denver, CO. Jacobs Engineering Group
Construction Claims in Minnesota
Means of Egress Uniform Building Code by Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota
Member Elk River Sportsmans Club
Decorated US Military Veteran: Europe, Central America - Panama and Asia/Middle East Iraq/Kuwait/Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm - Gulf War of 1991