ROBERT MICHAEL FINCH
SENIOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
Pre-Construction and Construction Services / Facilities Assets Management / Project Estimating
Highly accomplished commercial construction and facility management professional with record of achievement leading wide range of new construction, structure improvement and renovation projects. Expertise in managing full life cycle of office, multi-family, hospitality, healthcare, education, resort, medical offices and theme park projects ranging from $35K to $24M. Responsible for $50M Annual Program Budgets. Skilled in building, managing, and motivating teams to meet contract requirements. Ten years of specialized experience as owners representative. Open to travel. Open to Relocation. Open to Deployment.
Core Competencies include:
Project Budgeting & Scheduling Design-Build Project Development RFP / Bid Package Development
Client Service / Relations Quality Control / Assurance Change Management Risk Management
Conflict Resolution Change Order/ Claims Negotiations OSHA and Safety Regulations
Site & Structure Assessments Project Financials Occupied Construction Phase Management
Professional Background Responsibilities include:
Team Recruitment and Management Assembly/ Estimating of Bid Packages Multiple Concurrent Projects
Lead PM with Full Budget and P&L Responsibility Direct Management/ Buyout of Design, Engineering, Architectural and Contractor Services Manages Bid Strategy and Contract Services
Primary Project Rep. with Excellent Presentation Skills Full Project Scheduling and Interim Updates
Project Quality Controls and Site Inspection Services Contractor and Subcontractor Contract Negotiations
Closeout and Warranty Specialist Permitting Concept to Closeout Project Guidance and Management
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER | PRECONSTRUCTION MANAGER
GPC, Orlando, Florida 2006 to 2010
Provided competitive and accurate project estimates for more than 100 bids annually. Developed scopes of work, budgeting, and contingency items. Monitored project scopes / schedules to identify changing needs and priorities. Highlights:
Provided accurate and timely advice and consultation to Proprietor (primary role).
Refined operations to maximize profits while minimizing avoidable losses.
Refined Add-Services invoicing by closely tracking and documenting delays, compressions, and material changes.
Closed major project with Peabody Hotel Expansion. Interviewed with general contractor, design team and client executives. Clearly and confidently explained scope, design assumptions, and costs.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER | INTERIM VP
NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISES, Ypsilanti, Michigan 2004 to 2006
Held full P&L accountability for projects with two NCE affiliates. Led team of nine employees tasked with pre-construction and construction management services for multiyear capital improvement projects. Estimated, bid, and executed commercial construction projects. Directed all resource planning and allocation functions; staffed projects, sourced subcontractors and vendors, managed professional services and procured and warehoused materials/ components. Reviewed, bid and implemented blueprints and contract documents. Position required extensive travel and temporary relocation. Highlights:
Initially assembled and Led team to gross more than $5M in 10 months with 38% profit margin during startup project. Continuing, generated an additional $8M in completed contracts with 15% average profit margin during 2 year tenure as General Contractor PM at Risk.
Partnered with VP of Wal-Mark to develop winning bid strategy for $2.5M renovation project at Walt Disney World Marina. Successfully overcame significant setbacks, including three major hurricanes.
Delivered Pre-construction Management Services for WDW Contemporary Resort Tower renovation.
Selected to represent MICCO Construction as Project Executive/ Sr. Project Manager on challenging Ocean-side Marriott Hotel project involving occupied, phased gut-out to the seven-story lateral footprint cast concrete structure and full infrastructure upgrade/ replacement with new mechanical, fire protection, security, electrical, Point of Sale (POS) and HVAC systems (as well as interior finishes/ amenities and FFE). Turnkey delivery. Structure maintained market intent throughout the process.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
MERISTAR HOSPITALITY INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS, Washington, DC 2003 to 2004
Recruited to apply R.E.I.T. one year fiscal budget strategy to assigned properties. Managed renovations and additions of Florida portfolio of resort properties to prepare for sale and/or Reflag. Oversaw design, buyout and construction and reported all budget and scheduling outcomes to corporate headquarters. Position involved extensive travel.
Implemented five major reflag and restoration rehabs totaling $20M in improvements within 12 months.
PROJECT MANAGER | CONTRACT SENIOR PLANNER | CONTRACT CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
WALT DISNEY WORLD, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 1997 to 2003
Progressed through roles of increasing responsibility within Facility Asset Management division to manage multimillion-dollar capital property improvement and renovation projects, consistently meeting cost and schedule requirements. Developed and administered annual budgets ranging from $25M to $50M. Coordinated efforts with internal and external partners, presented scope, budgets, designs and mockups to executive teams, and interfaced with end users to develop scope, schedule and budgets. Highlights:
Recruited to manage struggling $24M Polynesian Resort rehab project that had fallen behind schedule. Successfully took over operations to meet reopening deadline for corporate marketing strategy celebrating the launch of the new Disney Cruise Line.
Developed divisions specification and construction document templates, which are still in use today.
Consistently, aggressively and diligently managed initial budgets and cost controls to include added Work Scope identified as essential to long-term structure preservation and avoidance of future added infrastructure lifecycle expense.
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CAREER NOTES: Prior success as Project Manager with T&G Constructors, Inc., Senior Project Manager with Quality Built Construction, Inc., Technical Services Associate with ICI Americas (Zeneca), and Mechanical Tradesman / HVAC Superintendent. Veteran of U.S. Navy.
Gained hands-on skills in estimating, claims investigation, contract dispute resolution, materials testing, personnel training, project site quality control, and warranty inspection services. Highlights include:
Generated $8M in design-build contract awards during a single quarter for T&G Constructors, Inc. Delivered turnkey solutions for commercial theme park and resort construction projects, consistently meeting or exceeding owners needs. Selected for internal Universal Studios BOH design-build division.
Primary Project Lead for Quality Built Construction Hospital and Medical Offices Team. Large volume of hospital additions, renovations, build-outs and medical office buildings for regional hospital chain: local Agency of Healthcare processes and controls utilized on all projects
Challenged to lead six-person corporate call center team tasked with supporting architects and engineers with ICI Americas (Zeneca). Expanded USA architectural sales 35% within 6 months, streamlined operations by developing/ publishing reference manuals, and mentored top performer to take over leadership role. Prior multi-year role with ICI as an on-site structure assessment and specification professional for the Southeast US and Caribbean territories. Heavy travel. Structure, remedy, means and methods construction knowledge required.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
LAKE SUMTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associates in Arts/ Theatrical Scholarship/ Evening Classes while working as a journeyman HVAC Tradesman
Licensed General Contractor, # Redacted (Inactive) STATE OF FLORIDA
Structure Assessment Contract Law Negotiations Building Codes Organization
Site Safety Assurance Project Scheduling Construction Means and Methods
~ List of selected projects assembled and available upon request ~