Freelance Construction Manager

Name : Gary E. Cecil
Industry Type : Facility - Building Owners
City & State : Lebanon,PA
Job Title Freelance Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : I am exploring Construction Project Manager opportunities and believe you will find my background of interest. Specifically, I can bring you highly developed talents in building and renovating free-standing and in-line restaurants and retail space, completing multiple projects simultaneously, on-time, and within-budget.

My employment background has provided me with the versatility and flexibility to guide complex projects ranging from stand-alone retail spaces to 500K square feet shopping centers, utilizing high quality construction standards and practices developed over 15+ years of experience. I also have proven expertise in collaborating effectively with owners, colleagues, contractors, and government officials; representing owners effectively at public hearings for site plan approvals and zoning variances. These attributes coupled with my leadership ability and tenacity will provide me with the credibility and confidence necessary to be an asset to your organization.
Resume :  
Gary E. Cecil
403 Dogwood Drive Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042-9012
(717) 272-6556 gececil[at]

Construction Project Manager: Corporate / Commercial Real Estate Development

15+ years of experience contributing to operation and profitability of retail corporations and real estate development companies through outstanding management and supervision expertise. Tenacious and versatile construction project manager with proven ability to build and renovate retail space and free-standing / in-line restaurants, completing multiple projects simultaneously--on-time and within-budget. Articulate communicator, negotiator, and leader with talent for establishing productive relationships with owners, colleagues, subcontractors, and government officials and building strong, motivated construction teams.

Project Management / Supervision Retail / Restaurant Construction Productive Collaborator Versatile
Team Building / Leadership On-time / Within-budget Building / Site Layouts Zoning Hearings
Budget Control / Cost Containment Contract Negotiations Safety / Quality Control

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, Goodman Properties, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 2005-2008
Represented owner in design and construction of regional shopping center, interfacing and coordinating multiple owner / tenant general contractors throughout project. Oversaw architects and engineers during design phase, secured final government approvals and permitting, coordinated utility requirements for landlord and tenant buildings, and facilitated tenant construction reviews. Directed bidding, contract selection, and on-site construction management through close-out for each tenant space.
Optimized companys operations by completing regional shopping center project that consisted of 500K square feet of retail space in 16 buildings, having 40-45 national and local tenants. Met turn-over and / or opening date requirements for each respective lease, surpassing one national tenants complete build-out time by 4 weeks.
Facilitated relocation of prior shopping center occupants by directing construction of additional 30K square feet of off-site space, building veterinary hospital for 1 former occupant.

REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, Eckerd Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2003-2005
Directed and consulted with developers in design, permitting, and construction of free-standing drug stores within 5-state territory. Maintained and managed approved vendor list of engineers, architects, and general contractors for developers. Negotiated contracts and reviewed / approved project budgets and schedules. Conducted field site inspections and represented company with contractors.
Maximized companys presence throughout region by effectively guiding projects over wide geographic area and with very high standards. Completed 15-17 projects annually, on-time and within budget.
Streamlined companys building code and permitting compliance by providing concise, effective representation at public hearings for site plan approvals and zoning variances.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, Mid-Atlantic Zone, Allied Domecq Retailing USA (parent company of Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, and Togos), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1991-2003
Consulted with and assisted franchises in developing new site locations and / or remodels; preparing layouts, construction bids, and equipment orders / delivery. Participated in city council / zoning hearings, prepared budgets, and collaborated with leasing / real estate and operations department.
Enhanced companys operations by developing and training network of architects, engineers, and contractors to meet marketing / development plans and managing total of 35 new locations and 6-10 remodels annually.

Additional positions as National Retrofit Manager for Allied Domecq Retailing, Director of Construction and Engineering for Morgans Foods, Inc., and Regional Construction Manager and Construction Engineer for KFC National Management Company. Details upon request.

Coursework in Construction Engineering and Real Estate
Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio

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