JANET L. OCONNOR
30 Lanark Road, Malden, MA 02148 - Home: (781) 321-4871; Cell: (617) 462-8815
Corporate Facilities Leasing Manager/Fleet Leasing Manager (March 2008 to May 2009)
Vanasse, Hangen & Brustlin, Watertown, MA
Corporate Facilities Leasing Manager
Responsible to Senior Vice President of Corporate Support Services for all leasing documentation regarding 20+ leased and subleased properties Nationwide.
Assure all documentation is properly prepared and coordinate with Insurance and Risk Management for negotiation and finalization.
Create and maintain spreadsheet detailing rental increases and term changes and abstracts of each lease and sublease. Maintain tickler system to ensure timely evaluation and exercise of lease options.
Communicate and coordinate with landlords, brokers, and managers for each lease or sublease.
Provide annual budget information to financial assistant for rent, operating expenses, utilities and other paid expenses directly by VHB to vendors,.
Attend meetings for future planning of office space and future acquisitions of other companies. Schedule, monitor and invoice for rental space used by subtenants.
Prepare invoices for sublease tenants for their proportionate share of any common area maintenance charges.
Assure all charges to VHB for leased properties are within the lease provisions and paid in a timely manner.
Fleet Leasing Manager
Primary contact regarding the leased fleet of 100 vehicles.
Maintain logs and coordinate efforts for timely maintenance of vehicles.
Verify and approve fuel card invoices, maintenance records, and monthly invoices.
Logistics Manager for Overseas Imports/Coordinator of Domestic Deliveries, 2001-2008
American Bag & Burlap Company dba Corman Bag Company, Chelsea, MA
Worked directly with overseas manufacturers to provide product to customers as needed and on time including building in lead-time for design, manufacture, and transit time.
Tracked containers of product from overseas ports to numerous ports throughout the United States and worked with Customs Brokers to assure they had appropriate documentation to clear all goods through Customs without needless delay.
Responsible for the development and upkeep of tracking logs for both overseas and domestic manufacturing and delivery.
Reported directly to company owners on a daily basis to keep them apprised of deliveries status. Communicated with customers on their orders and kept them aware of any delivery changes. Followed through that all deliveries were made in a manner satisfactory to the customer.
Prepared documentation for the start-up of an international office in Austria (Corman Industrial Packaging).
Project Coordinator/Contract Administrator, 1999-2001
Vanasse, Hangen & Brustlin, Watertown, MA
Responsible to Project Managers for preparation of environmental documentation consistent with Massachusetts MEPA standards.
Managed the efforts of several departments to assure compliance with filing and distribution deadlines.
Attended subsequent community meetings, noting abutters consent concerns.
Provided support to Project Managers in the development of contract amendments and correspondence to clients regarding billing and budget.
Prepared spreadsheets for clients with a breakdown of each contract by subsection (pay item) and kept Project Managers apprised of budgetary constraints prior to the occurrence of overruns.
Legal Services Manager / Office Engineer / Construction Administrator, 1987-1999
Bechtel Corporation Central Artery/Tunnel Project, Boston, MA
Assistant Office Engineer/Construction Administrator, 1997-1998
C19B1 (Bridge Project) Construction Contract
Assistant Office Engineer/Construction Administrator, 1997
C09A4 (Downtown Project) Construction Contract
Oversaw all day-to-day operations of the field office, including supervision of the field office support staff and reporting to upper management as requested on a variety of issues.
Developed procedures to maintain effective communication among all field staff.
Responsible for processing contractors bi-weekly pay applications and maintaining records and information so that all were in accordance with contract specifications and contractually relevant in order to make recommendation for payment.
Ensured all submittals were routed and reviewed by the appropriate entity in a timely manner and returned to the contractor, including coordination for the resolution of reviewers comments.
Coordinated the set-up of a satellite field office in the Sanford, Maine Pre-Cast Plant.
Office Engineer/Supervising Project Administrator, 1995-1997
D009A (Downtown) Design Contract
Senior Continuous Improvement Coordinator, 1993-1994
Quality Assurance Department Project-wide
Legal Services Administrator/Paralegal, 1987-1993
Seconded to the client to provide legal research and administrative support to a legal staff of 10 attorneys, including the supervision of administrative support personnel.
Created a legal reference library with a part-time librarian for Project personnel.
Successfully developed and processed through approval by the Federal Highway Administration, a $2 million budget for legal services, which funded both internal and external counsel for the Project.
Reported directly to the Project Director regarding the status of all legal contracts and the legal services budget.
Maintained daily contact with the Attorney Generals Office regarding Project litigation, discovery requests, requests for information, and the maintenance of litigation records.
Legal Services Branch Administrator, 1983-1987
Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo, Saugus, MA
Assisted a major Boston law Firm in the development of its first Branch Office.
Responsible for the coordination of daily scheduling and document preparation of real estate closings, including resolution of all problems and conflicts, initial title review, communication with bank personnel, sellers and buyers, and inside/outside counsel.
Hired and supervised all Branch Staff.
Developed systems to track and report activities of the branch office to the Senior Partners of the firm on a monthly basis
Maintained Branch and expense and conveyance accounts
Conducted many real estate closings during peak periods.
Paralegal Certification, Northeastern University, 1985
Attended Boston University, Major-Speech Pathology/Audiology, 1977-1978
Notary Public, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Proficient in Windows 98, XP, and Windows 7,
Proficient in the use of many computer applications, ie Microsoft Word, Excel and many other applications