Project Manager & Estimator

Name : chrisgriffeth
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Kennesaw,GA
Job Title Project Manager & Estimator
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Accomplished professional offering fifteen years of experience managing multiple projects. Respected for work ethic, integrity, and experience driving profitability, with outstanding capacity to design, develop, and direct comprehensive strategies that ensure client satisfaction. Results-oriented and decisive, providing excellent management support as well as consistent implementation of policies, procedures, and standards to meet business goals. Excellent communicator with the ability to safely complete projects on time and within budget. Able to identify growth opportunities and initiate strong business alliances. Exceptionally loyal and optimistic, with drive and ability to motivate teams for success. Proficient in Microsoft Office, MS Project, Viewpoint, Prolog, Primavera/Suretrak, Timberline, and AutoCAD. Experience with Revit.


Bachelor of Science, Business Marketing and Management * Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
Project Management Certificate in Construction Management; 3.8 GPA * Southern Polytechnic State University - Marietta, GA
OSHA 30-Hour Certification


* Project Management
* Budget Accountability
* Estimating
* Scheduling
* Safety & Quality Control
* Subcontractor/Vendor Management
* Compliance Management
* Process Improvement


2007 - 2010
Project Manager / Estimator
Assisted in preparation of construction cost estimates for all disciplines. Initiated invitation to bid process by preparing ITB and selecting proper subcontractors to ensure adequate coverage. Prepared material takeoffs and reviewed subcontractor quotes for accuracy, uniformity and completeness to ensure scope of work was covered. Worked with Superintendents to plan, organize and direct various on-site activities to ensure that the project is completed safely, on time, and within the budget. Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of company policies, contract specifications, and owner requirements. Coordinated with Superintendents, Subcontractors, and Vendors regarding such matters as establishment of work procedures, addressing issues at the project level, and resolving project related matters. Initiated and maintained a relationship with the Owners and other contacts to facilitate project activities. Oversaw and coordinated project progress meetings with Owner and Architect/Engineer, as well as weekly subcontractor meetings. Other Responsibilities and Key Achievements:
> Proven success with past projects, specifically relating to the aspects of quality, schedule, budget and safety.
> Successfully completed multiple projects at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
> Effectively managed costs and scheduling for multiple projects from start to completion.
> Issue and execute Subcontracts and major purchase orders for designated scopes of work.
> Monitor status of submittal package reviews and maintain related reports.
> Monitor scope changes and create documentation to justify any associated change orders.
> Generate and submit to upper management weekly project summaries.
> Produce and submit Application for Payment to the Owner, as well as participating in subsequent walk-through with the Owner?s Representative to confirm adequate progress.
> Create, update and submit standard company cost reports on a routine basis. Review contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and equitable cost allowance for scope changes.

2006 - 2007
Profit Center Manager
Key Achievements:
> Prepared annual budget; lowered expenses and remained within budget.
> Instrumental in training and development of account managers and recruiters which resulted in increased morale and motivation.
> Increased business-building activities (Customer Contact Program and Skill Marketing) within the branch by 75%, which resulted in new job orders.

2005 - 2006
Director of Operations & Sales
Key Achievements:
> Developed business plan, strategy, budget, and policy; billed more than $4.6 million in sales within the 1st year.
> Perform key market research for new services; develop and implement strategic sales and marketing plans for introducing new services.
> Instrumental in implementing all sales, operations, and risk management policies and procedures as well as application and order fulfillment processes.
> Performed key research and conversion of ATS (applicant tracking system) and CRM (customer relationship management) software applications that, when implemented reduced operating costs, increased department productivity and improved quality control.
> Automated comprehensive workflow process, resulting in increased sales through heightened efficiency, improved customer service and faster order fulfillment.

CHASE STAFFING SERVICES - Calhoun & Dalton, GA and Chattanooga, TN
Area Manager, 2000-2005
Business Development Manager, 2000-2000
Key Achievements:
> Significantly increased profitability from net loss of $150,000 per year to net profit of $300,000 per year through strategic restructuring.
> Drove Calhoun office to finish in the top ten for profitability out of 50+ offices for 2003 and 2004; most improved branch in 2003.
> Successfully completed key projects, restructuring interview and order fulfillment processes, resulting in improved customer service and quicker order fulfillment.
> Opened three new offices in Calhoun, Dalton, and Chattanooga; grew business and developed each territory by conducting sales calls, cold calls, telemarketing, networking, and building relationships with prospects and clients.
> Developed exceptional team, resulting in lowest turnover in each branch for entire company.
> Instrumental in acquiring two of company's largest clients by providing excellent customer service during trial orders as well as consistent follow through, preparing and presenting proposals, and creatively customizing service offering.
> Implemented administration and communications system to improve stability, consistency, and teamwork, driving core competencies.

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