PM/Estimator

Name : Jeff Richardson
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Florence,TX
Job Title PM/Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Open
Objective : January 11, 2011

Dear HR Department:

I am pursuing PM / Estimator opportunities with your company and believe you will find my background to be a good match for you needs. Specifically, I can bring you outstanding civil construction project management and estimating expertise, completing projects valued up to $238M ahead of schedule and under budget.

My employment experience has provided me with the versatility and flexibility to operate effectively within water / sewer treatment plant, pipeline, bridge, and highway construction environments; utilizing logistics and organizational skills and comfort with wide variety of computer software packages. I also have proven expertise in establishing productive relationships with owners, colleagues, subcontractors / vendors, and government officials and building strong, motivated teams.
During my career, I have:

Accountable for estimating and completing civil construction projects including water and wastewater treatment upgrades, retrofits, and new facilities. Controlled budgets and schedules and ensured concise, accurate documentation. Reviewed drawings and assisted with audits and close-outs. Identified and monitored subcontractors and vendors, ensuring high quality performance and contract work scope compliance.
Optimized a companys operations and growth by orchestrating estimating and awarding of $238M hydroelectric plant project in Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Collaborated with Project Engineer and Owner PPL for system build-out and completion.
Directed completion of $84M 16 MGD wastewater treatment plant project 4 months early and 4% under anticipated budget, generating high approval rating from a Sanitation District.
Achieved successful estimating and award of Fruitridge Road Lift Station and Pipeline project, interfacing with Project Engineer and owner on design-build basis for system build-out and completion. Generated cost savings of $1.5M for owner through efficient management of resources, completing project on time.

These attributes coupled with my leadership ability and tenacity will provide me with the credibility and confidence necessary to be an asset to your company. I am very interested in learning more about any opportunities and how I can help you succeed. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule a meeting. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,



Jeff D. Richardson
Resume :  

Jeff D. Richardson


 


 



Heavy Civil Construction Contractor


 


Extensive experience contributing to operations and profits of construction and civil inspection companies through outstanding project management and estimating expertise. Accomplished and tenacious professional with proven ability to direct complex civil projects valued at up to $238M through their entire life cycles including large water / sewer treatment plants, pipelines, bridges, and highway construction. Recognized contributor with knowledge and skill needed for effective project estimating, design, risk analysis, and administration. Articulate and collaborative communicator, negotiator, and leader with talent for establishing productive relationships with owners, colleagues, subcontractors / vendors, and government officials and building strong, motivated teams.


 


CORE COMPETENCIES


Heavy Civil Construction Project Management / Estimating Water / Sewer Treatment & Pipelines


Engineering / Risk Analysis Computer Scheduling / Tracking Software Highways / Bridges


Business Development Team Building / Leadership Profit Maximization


 


 



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


 


SENIOR ENGINEER / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, American Water Military Services Group, Fort Hood, Texas 2010-2011


Accountable for estimating and completing civil construction projects including water and wastewater treatment upgrades, retrofits, and new facilities. Controlled budgets and schedules and ensured concise, accurate documentation. Reviewed drawings and assisted with audits and close-outs. Identified and monitored subcontractors and vendors, ensuring high quality performance and contract work scope compliance.


         Achieved successful estimating and awarded project to General Contractor as a Design-Build 42 Gravity Sewer Pipeline project, interfacing with General Contractor and Project Design Engineer on design-build basis for system build-out. Contract award to General Contractor was issued at $7.7M and construction is underway.


 


SENIOR ESTIMATOR, Walsh Construction, Chicago, Illinois 2008-2010


Charged with guiding project estimating for civil-related construction for general contracting company including hydroelectric power plants, retrofits, and new facilities. Worked with water and wastewater treatment upgrades including pump station refurbishment / telemetry replacement and gravity / force main pipeline repairs and replacements. Also estimated highway and roadway improvement projects and bridge construction and retrofits.


         Optimized companys operations and growth by orchestrating estimating and awarding of $238M hydroelectric plant project in Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Collaborated with Project Engineer and Owner PPL for system build-out and completion.


         Championed successful estimating and awarding of $90M hydroelectric plant project on Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana.  Interfaced with Project Engineer and Owner PPL for build-out and completion of system.


 


 


 


 


 


 


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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER / ESTIMATOR, W. R. Forde Associates, Richmond, California 2007-2008


 


Accountable for estimating and completing civil construction projects including water and wastewater treatment upgrades, retrofits, and new facilities. Controlled budgets and schedules and ensured concise, accurate documentation. Reviewed drawings and assisted with audits and close-outs. Identified and monitored subcontractors and vendors, ensuring high quality performance and contract work scope compliance.


         Spearheaded completion of diverse projects including highway / roadway improvements, sewer and storm drainage pump station refurbishments, telemetry replacements and / or upgrades, and gravity and force main sewer pipeline repairs and replacements.


         Directed completion of $84M 16 MGD wastewater treatment plant project 4 months early and 4% under anticipated budget, generating high approval rating from Sanitation District.


 


PROJECT MANAGER, Veolia Water NA West, LLC, Richmond, California 2006-2007


Directed completion of water and wastewater treatment refurbishments and upgrades for design-build general contractor including permitting and code compliance, site mobilization, scheduling, budget control and cost containment, and subcontractor / vendor oversight.


         Maximized  companys operations and profits by spearheading accelerated completion of $124M project that included 21 sewer and storm drainage pump stations refurbishments and telemetry upgrades and 14+ miles of gravity and force main sewer pipeline repairs and replacements. Project was completed 7.5 weeks ahead of schedule and 3.5% under anticipated budget.


 


CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER, HDR, Inc., Sacramento, California & Elk Grove, California 2003-2006


Guided heavy civil construction projects for construction management and general contracting company. Orchestrated project estimating, bidding, and award processes and project managed construction including subcontractor / vendor identification, scheduling, budgets, and audits / inspections.


         Spearheaded completion of $36M Fruitridge Road Lift Station and Pipeline project that included 2 lift stations and 9 miles of gravity and force main sewer pipelines ranging in size from 6 102 using RCP and HDPE pipe with installation depths from 3 to 46.  Project also had 4 railroad crossings and water line relocations, service connections, and roadway construction.


         Achieved successful estimating and award of Fruitridge Road Lift Station and Pipeline project, interfacing with Project Engineer and owner on design-build basis for system build-out and completion. Generated cost savings of $1.5M for owner through efficient management of resources, completing project on time.


         Led design / construction of $35M 4.0 MGD Water Treatment facility including 3 major and 16 minor ground water wells, completing project 7 weeks ahead of schedule and 2% under anticipated budget. Prior to being assigned to project, work had been $4M over budget and 12-weeks behind schedule due to metal costs and procurement issues.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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PROJECT MANAGER / CIVIL INSPECTOR, Wood Rodgers, Inc., Sacramento, California 1997-2003


Controlled design of commercial and residential improvements for Elk Grove Water District; completing ongoing improvement plan check services, project management, and inspections. Oversaw field construction supervision, progress, and cost control; ensuring compliance with Cal-OSHA and FED-OSHA safety rules. Provided design / drafting assistance with development of companywide design standards.


 


         Optimized operations for Water District that served approximately 14K service connections through meticulous project management and civil inspections.


         Enhanced services related to system operations by reviewing current operation and maintenance practices and troubleshooting / maximizing service performance.


 


CAREER NOTE


Additional position as Construction Project Manager for Cooper Thorne & Associates. Details upon request.


 


EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, (Expected Graduation: 2012)


Everglades University


OSHA 30 & 10 Hour Certified


Red Cross CPR Certified


 


COMPUTER SKILLS


Dodge Reports Reed Construction Data Onvia Microsoft Office Suite / Project On-screen Take-off


Digitizer HCSS Timberline Prolog Expedition Primavera P3 & P6 Suretrak AutoCAD MC2


 


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