Area manager

Name : Shervin Afzal
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Calabasas,Ca
Job Title Area manager
Relocation Preferences : Open to Negotiation
Objective : MEP Project Manager / Director in General Contracting or Mechanical Contracting environment
Resume :  
Shervin Afzal
4240 Lost Hills Rd # 2301
Calabasas, Ca 91301

OBJECTIVE

MEP Project Manager / Director in General Contracting or Mechanical Contracting environment

P E R S O N A L

I am a team leader, with more than 15 years of experience, accountable for profits/ losses. In more than 800 Million Dollars of Mechanical & electrical contracts (Mainly Mechanical) that I have completed I have NEVER had any losses, with the help of my teammates I have been able to complete the projects ALWAYS on time and ALWAYS within budget.
EDUCATION
Masters degree (Industrial Engineering with emphasis in Operations Management), Cal Poly Pomona, Ca. USA, 1987
Bachelors degree (Electronics), Pacific University, Ca. USA, 1980
Associate degree (Metalorgy), Aryamehr (Sharif) University Of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1978

E M P L O Y M E N T

Regional Manager, SUNIR2006- May 2010

I capitalized my resources toward obtaining projects for Iranian Companies, abroad. Develop and oversee marketing strategies and plans for international markets. Manage $1.8-billion projects, 3-person marketing / promotions team. I increased revenues 250%, through 2006 by establishing partnership agreements with Iranian Companies, marketing plans & promotional campaigns worldwide.

MEP Manager, McCarthy 2005

In McCarthy I was in charge of scoping the subcontractors, led a team of engineers in finding the discrepancies between M, E, P, IT and Structural drawings and specification (as it often happens the specification is written by someone familiar with that section of the specification but not that familiar with terms defined in other section of the spec). I managed the resolution of the discrepancies with design team.

I Performed site survey activities, Monitored and managed all communication between the project team and the client, contractors and vendors, Scheduled and attended client meetings, regular project status meetings, and presentations as required, Validated that the design recommendation are consistent with the approved project budget, when variances occur, scheduled MEP work in accordance with the overall CPM, administered and negotiated their contract,

Operations Manager US-West, Superior Air Handling Corp/EMCOR Group1995- 2005
I had A to Z Responsibilities (Exclude Estimating).I was responsible to oversee (15) PMs operation in the projects from hand over meeting to the collection of retention. I have been responsible for maintaining client relationship and managing day to day job site affairs. Jobs vary between $15 mil to $100, 000. Among many other projects I was responsible for projects at East and West coast of the USA, one project ($15,000,000 (Washington DC Convention Center) and $4,000,000 (Los Angeles Airport terminal expansion) in California. I have been in charge of (in average) 23.5% of companys total sale and responsible for (in average) 44.3% of its revenue for the past 7 years.

Operations Manager, Sanders Egr.1992- 1995
My responsibilities were the same as above but I was responsible for 8 project managers. This company grew from a 16 million Dollars/year to 40-million Dollars/year Company in my tenure.

Project General Manager, Overland Mechanical1984- 1992
Same as Superior.

Superintendent, Ormy Sypous Corp (Iran)1972- 1978 and 1980 to 1984
I was responsible for field operation.

Experience Summary:
I have always taken the lead in business development and broadening of our customer base. I have always led the pre-construction team; I am a firm believer that proper constructability reviews and proper pre-construction coordination the majority of potential problems will be avoided. Training and developing of the subordinates have always been one of my focuses. By creating project-specific work teams, I made sure of the overall quality of each project constructed under my supervision. Thus I have left the lasting impression of a job well done in all my teammates.

As it is with majority of the construction projects, dispute-prone nature of the construction industry requires attention to details. I have always devoted a lot of time to create an environment so that we can systematically resolve construction conflicts, before it gets out of hand. I have created a forward-looking systemic approach to case management that integrates technical services, financial analysis, and business conditions to form expert opinions that are based on knowledge, collection of data, and defensible methodology.
My responsibilities have improved thru my professional life. I started as a superintendent for an international company, building track housing and moving on to more sophisticated buildings. After completing my studies at (Masters in Cal Poly Pomona and Bachelors in Pacific States University (while I had done my General studies in Sharif University) I started working for Mechanical design firms in USA, some 20 years ago.
Upon gaining the working knowledge of mechanical systems and graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with Masters Degree in Operations Management (1988), I started working for Mechanical contractors in which I gained valuable experience in installation and operation of the total mechanical systems. All throughout my management and senior management positions I have proven track record of completed projects on time, within budget and with integrity. Repeat clients for me are not a rarity.
A key element for the success of any construction project is the manner in which a management group organizes and prepares for executing the work. My approach to the project begins by preparing and assembling the procedures and controls required for managing the work. These documents include the construction execution plan, construction schedule, the subcontracting plan, the safety and security procedures, materials receiving and quality assurance procedure, and all other procedures required by the specifics of the job. The next step consists of assembling a qualified project team with the experience necessary to execute the project. This team will combine the required on-site field personnel with our regional office support structure, working with mechanical and general contractors management team to successfully execute the project.

Teamwork and partnership aren\'t just words to me. Whether its a new or long-term client or any of our industry partners - I know that strong, mutually beneficial relationships are the single most important factor to the successful completion of every project that I deliver.
These relationships provide more than a happy ending; they make the journey to that end a mutually rewarding process.


OTHER INFORMATION:
Computer literate, expert in lotus, excel, word-processing, Prolog. Member of American Association of Project Managers, American Association of Cost Engineers & ASHRAE.
I received my Engineer In Training (EIT) in 1983 but never pursued my PE (did not have any use for it)

Hobbies include Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Hiking, Hunting, fishing and Chess.

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