Business Manager

Name : Business side of Projects
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Mesquite,TX
Job Title Business Manager
Relocation Preferences : Open to Relocation and TDY
Objective : Administrative, Business and Cost Side of Construction projects.
Resume :  

Business Administration; Accounting; Invoicing and Pay Requests; Contract Administration; Subcontracts; Payroll; Cost Analysis; Document Control; Risk Management; Procurement; Human Resources; Negotiating Change Orders

Fluent in Spanish

Expert in the business management and accounting requirements on foreign and domestic, heavy construction industry, engineering, and mining projects. Able to communicate the organizations vision, goals and strategies effectively. Demonstrated ability in organizing a team of administrative and accounting functions to ensure compliance and meet reporting deadlines. Worked independently and with teams to consistently meet, and often exceed the expectations of clients. Successfully worked with a diversity of people to foster collaboration to complete projects in ten states and on location in the countries of Jamaica, Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia.


Managed business side of operations for two Bauxite Mines in Jamaica; a Gold and Silver Mine operation contract in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and two coal mines in the La Guajira region of Venezuela

Supervised and assisted in the preparation of $62.4 million Mine Activity Budget

Eliminated a $1.2 million USA Dollar tax payment by restating costs on projects in Mexico

Outlined a successful strategy to recoup $8 million settlement on a foreign project
Produced a 66% savings in municipal tax payments by reducing rate from 3% to 1% in Venezuela

Negotiated annual budgets on a five year PM contract totaling $118 million for Light
Rail project with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Calculated interim change orders and wrote supplemental agreements with 39 subcontractors

Fixed A/R on a project in Illinois; at 33% complete invoices to client were only $250 K; within six
Weeks billed over $3 million, bringing receivable current

Implemented Subcontractor Payment controls, making managers aware of project costs



Senior Manager of Business
Mine development, operations, and maintenance contracts using a Target Pricing Structure Annual budgets ranged from $18 to $26 million per year per mine. Managed: Accounting, Information Systems, Warehousing, and Human Resource departments. Assisted in annual budget preparation, entered accounting entries, client invoices, produced tax reports, and was responsible for administering bank accounts.
Responsible for Key Performance Indicators, cost reports and calculation of monthly and year to date Unit Prices for the mines equipment fleet. Producing and tracking client budgets for the various departments involved in the mine activities: Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Human Resources, Safety, Administration, and General Management. Managed warehouse operations.

Ewarton and Russell Place Bauxite Mines Mandeville, Jamaica
Cerro San Pedro Gold and Silver Mine San Luis Potos, Mexico
Paso Diablo Coal Mine Maracaibo, Venezuela


Deputy Program Manager Administration
Managed project administration functions including annual budgeting, financial reporting, contract administration, subcontract administration. (LAN) was an engineering firm charged with program management and construction management of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authoritys Light Rail Phase II Expansion program. The project budget during my tenure exceeded $118 million. Contract requirements were in accord with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and client auditors had DCAA audit backgrounds.

MORRISON KNUDSEN CORPORATIONVarious Locations 01/75- 08/99

Senior Manager of Business
Coordinated project administration and financial reporting on a $365 million CM contract for a natural gas extraction facility in Illinois. Administered an integrated engineering and construction area office in Mexico City. The area office budget was in excess of $2M. Directed accounting and project cost control team. Company specialized in building offices and manufacturing facilities throughout Mexico.

Supervised the business functions for a light rail project for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The project spanned seven years with a $52M dollar budget. Administered contract and change orders between MK and the client, as well as between MK and its subcontractors in the areas of: traction power, signals, vehicles, station design and various minority subcontractors performing civil engineering design, drafting, and other services. Contract was administered according to FAR standards and requirements, and all applicable client clauses were passed down to 35 subcontractors and incorporated into their subcontracts.

Aux Sable Liquid Extraction Plant Value: $365 million Morris, Illinois
Mexico City Area Office Value: $2.0 million Mexico City, Mexico
DART Light Rail Starter SystemValue: $1.1 billion Dallas, Texas
Manager of Business
Managed the project accounting, administration and HR functions including financial reporting, payroll, client invoicing, subcontract administration, purchasing, and EEO duties. Supervised up to 13 people in various departments, and have managed manual payrolls of 325 union workers on a weekly basis. Utilized computers to produce payrolls for union workers of all crafts on projects with manpower exceeding 325 craft personnel.

Dallas Wastewater Treatment ProjectValue: $94-million Dallas, Texas
Planters Shell Facility ProjectValue: $75-million Suffolk, Virginia
Tobaccoville Production PlantValue: $95-million King, North Carolina
California Import Auto TerminalValue: $13-million Wilmington, California

Assistant Manager of Business
Coordinated Accounting and Payroll and Administration functions of various construction projects, principally offices and tenant improvement projects. Reviewed subcontractors pay requests as to their reasonableness and compliance with their contracts. Managed the accounting, purchasing, and payroll departments and data entry departments. Instituted records management procedures.

Southern California Area OfficeBudget: $2.5 millionNewport Beach, CA Cerrejon ProjectValue: $1.9 billionGuajira, Colombia, S.A.
Reid Gardner Power StationValue: $125-million Moapa, Nevada

Chief Accountant, Field Accountant
Supervised and performed accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, production of financial statements, and monthly reports of union fringe benefits. Worked on closed contracts finalizing subcontractor change orders.

Reid Gardner Power StationValue: $125-million Moapa, Nevada
MK Home Office Closed ContractsBoise, Idaho
Satsop Nuclear ProjectValue: $110-million Satsop, Washington

Performed the timekeeping and weekly calculation of a union payroll for the Brownlee Dam construction project. Produced the weekly payroll for 8 different craft unions working in the states of Idaho and Oregon as well as the associated monthly union benefit reports. Different locals required different benefit reports such that 13 separate reports needed to be filed monthly. Also did the same for the administrative staff of 15 non-craft employees.

Brownlee PowerhouseValue: $50-million Cambridge, Idaho

Personnel Specialist
Maintained personnel records for a management staff of 120 people, as well as records for over 1,150 union craft workers in various building trades. Conducted control payroll distribution verifying physical presence of employees at their work locations.
Arranged accommodations and transportation to the lower 48 states for the same management and craft personnel. Tracked time away from project for R&R, Vacation, and Holiday maintained accruals for accumulated individual employees.

Trans-Alaska PipelineValue: $2-billion Glenallen, Alaska


Bachelor of Arts Political Science

Associate of Science in Accounting

National Society of Accountants
QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Project Controls and Change Management
Mine Economics
MS Access 2002 Level 1 & 2
Federal Acquisition Cost Principles Seminar
Access for Windows
Applying TQM Philosophy
Introduction to Total Quality Management
Quality Education System Training
Project Management Development

Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, JD Edwards, QuickBooks, Ubuntu Linux, Open Office 3.1

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