Project Engineer/Manager

Name : lechef
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Bethesda,MD
Job Title Project Engineer/Manager
Relocation Preferences : Any
Objective : Project Manager/Engineer position, local or international (South America, Middle-East)
Resume :  
Education: Excellent academic preparation both technical and commercial.
Computer skills: Very proficient with engineering, project management and business application softwares.
Technical expertise: Structural design engineering.
Construction project management: Field engineer for ICI projects with specialty in roofing & waterproofing.
QA/QC: Onsite construction QC engineer & QA/QC programs auditor for insurance companies
International commercial experience: Marketing of construction products in South America
Marketing consulting for agri-business producers & manufacturers.
Risk Management/Loss Control: Consultant performing loss control surveys for the insurance sector.

Certifications: OSHA 30, LEED AP, NAVFAC QA/QC
Languages (fluent in oral & written): English, French & Spanish.
Other languages (notions): German, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew
Soft skills: Strong writing & communications skills in three languages.
Softwares: WINDOWS, OUTLOOK, EXCEL, WORD, POWER POINT, PROLOG, ANCAD and other structural engineering softwares.
Miscellaneous: Some programming with BASIC, FORTRAN

MBA, H.E.C. (University of Montreal), Montreal
Graduate Dip. in Management, McGill University, Montreal
B. Eng. (Civil Engineering), McGill University, Montreal

Order of Engineers of Quebec (O.I.Q.)
Association of Quebec MBA's (AMBAQ)
American Society for Quality (ASQ)


03/08 03/2010 - Turner Construction, Virginia
Project Engineer/Manager for construction of a new hospital & clinics complex for the US Army Corp of Engineers (value: $950 million). Responsibilities include:
Management, progress and field coordination of the following construction packages: Roofing & below-grade waterproofing (8 buildings), spray-applied & intumescent fireproofing, safety tieback anchors & horizontal lifeline systems, therapeutic pool area, General Contracting for Central Unit Processing building & clinics masonry.
Preparation of RFPs & coordination of package buy-outs.
Coordination with QA/QC personnel and inspectors for preconstruction meetings, work-in progress and final acceptance.
Technical and safety review of proposed systems as per specifications, constructability reviews, etc.
Technical review of all product submittals & shop drawings and registration in PROLOG.
Oversee construction package budget, cost tracking and writing of all change orders in PROLOG.
Write & send RFIs through PROLOG and track each associated cost through PROLOG, prepare preliminary estimates.
Coordination of kick-off meetings with subcontractors, owners reps, Architect, suppliers, manufacturers rep, inspections firms, etc.

02/04 03/08 - Risk Management/Loss Control consultant, Bethesda, Maryland
Self-employed consultant for the insurance industry performing general and product liability surveys to assess the level of risk exposure for insurance company clients:
Field and phone surveys assessing general and product liability exposures of firms in various industries and sectors: Commercial & industrial, petrochemical, construction, consumer goods, toys, industrial equipment, cosmetics, food processing, plastics & composites, construction and telecommunications.
Preparation of full technical report on company operations and manufacturing processes to the insurance companys underwriters
Detailed review of quality control, recall and complaints handling programs
Review of the companys general legal protection through review of procurement & subcontractor contracts (hold harmless clauses, insurance requirements, etc.)
Products, labeling and packaging review
Recommendations on improving the level of risk exposure management

01/02 - 02/04 Gottlieb Skanska, Valley Stream, NY, USA
Project/Quality Engineer for the construction of an architectural concrete school in the Queens, NYC area (value: 50 million $US).
Processing and management of all technical submittals to be sent for approval.
Review of all materials, shop drawings and construction processes to be used during construction works.
Responsible for all aspects of quality control on the project: specific materials & procedures for architectural concrete, onsite inspections of all materials and construction works procedures,relations with Inspector for controlled inspections & the Client.
Coordination of construction works with subcontractors (structural, mechanical, electrical) in conjunction with the Project Mgr.
Resolution of all onsite technical problems (structural, mechanical, electrical).
Coordinator of the ISO 14001 EMS program (Environmental Management System).

08/97 - 12/01 - HM International, Montreal, Canada
Self-employed consultant performing business consulting and marketing activities (Canada/USA/South America) for international market and distribution network development for local Canadian producers & manufacturers.
Market research & telemarketing, internet research, contact with market players, listings of potential clients, data compilation, qualitative & quantitative analyses and write up of final report.
Promotional material: Coordination of production, composition and translation of commercial texts.
Preparation of business plans, international marketing plans and market development action plans.
Commercial missions to targeted regions (South America/USA) and follow-up of commercial leads.

08/91 - 12/96 - Inversiones Hilti de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Manager of the Marketing/Technical Services department of an international manufacturer of construction products (power tools, steel/concrete fastening systems, insulation materials, etc.)
Development of marketing programs, product introductions and product management.
Prepare and present technical seminars to engineering companies, architects, project development companies, petroleum industry companies, etc.
Development of a database of all companies assisting our seminars and other potential clients in view of a follow-up for new products and promotions.
Market analysis and development of sales strategies.
Review of overall sales/marketing performance with senior management: Sales/Marketing strategy, business plan, pricing policy, promotions, inventory policies and their financial impact.
Review of sales performance with regional managers: Sales of specific products, regional sales objectives, sales to major projects and clients, salespersons individual performance and bonuses.
Sales training in matters of product promotion, sales argumentation, market segmentation, competitive advantages and product training.
Technical consultation service instrumental in bringing in major sales over a well-established competition.

05/90 - 04/91 - Beauchemin-Beaton-Lapointe Inc., Montreal, Canada
Engineering Project Manager for the renovation and update to current standards of the east wing of the Centre Roussin sports complex, City of Montreal (value: $2.5 M).
Coordination of the Mechanical-Electrical-Structural departments and general administration of construction projects including the preparation of budgets, cost control, billing, construction scheduling as well as relations with clients, contractors, and other concerned parties.
Reinforced concrete design of the new swimming pool and basement layout of the Centre Roussin.

Other projects
Replacement of the viaduct steel beam structure of the Jacques-Cartier bridge southern overpasses. Coordination and supervision of site work. Reunions and liaison with design engineers, city supervisors, contractors and sub-trades. Resolution of all technical problems arising on site: Project scheduling, traffic & security issues, etc.
Coordination of works on various municipal projects of fountains, illumination of art-works, pumping stations, etc.

01/88 - 09/89 - The S.N.C Group Inc., Montreal, Canada
Structural Design Engineer
Analysis and design of structural steel frames in an industrial and petrochemical environment: Pipe and duct support structures, platforms, heavy equipment support, concrete bases for industrial machines, etc.
Concrete beam design on dehydration building - Norsk-Hydro aluminum plant project
Analysis and design of various structural projects: buildings, warehouses, high power pylons, etc.
Overall stability report and calculations on the James Bay Spillway LA-1.

02/81 - 12/86 - Habitations Pierre-Village Inc., Montreal, Canada
Construction Project Manager/Superintendent for the construction of various commercial and industrial buildings at the South Shore Industrial Park, Montreal.
Responsible for all aspects of construction for a small real estate developer: Site supervision and coordination of all construction works, contract negotiations with the sub-trades, estimations, budget preparation per project, construction scheduling and relations with architects, engineers, municipal authorities, suppliers, clients and all other construction related parties.
Responsible for the timely completion of all projects and the development of a storm water drainage system resulting in a substantial economy over the total cost of the projects.

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