Project Manager Contract/Temporary position

Name : Kosta E. Lucic
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Houston,TX
Job Title Project Manager Contract/Temporary position
Relocation Preferences : non
Objective : Results oriented professional with an extensive background in construction industry with understanding and knowledge in project management, design, finance and accounting with proven strengths in utilizing strong analytical skills with well-developed team in building and development industries. Experience in quality residential and commercial building industry (from small commercial projects, schools, warehouses, shopping centers and even bigger industrial projects as Oil, Wood, Rubber and Processed Animal Food Industries), as a valuable team member, director of construction, project manager and construction manager.
Resume :  


Experience


AH Construction Group, Houston, TX                                                                                                                                                                                    2009 -
Present



Project Manager Contract/Temporary
position  



 
In charge of
recommending alternative solutions where appropriate for projects improvement.
Visited and observed job sites on a regular basis in order to review work in
progress, make instant correction orders and write-up comments and
recommendations.
Responsible for overall management
and coordination of equipment and people to increase utilization with multiple
projects to maximize productivity and maintain timely order of the schedules.




  • As a Project Manager I assisting to the clients and to
    the firm in delivery of construction projects schedule and under the budget.
    There is no such a project built exactly "as planned",
    my primary goal is to address problems in scheduling avoiding deeper impacts in
    construction claims in a timely manner to the customer satisfaction.

  • Develops contingency and recovery plans as required. Monitors
    equipment and crews performance and utilization; provides continuous
    improvement input and strategy development.

  • Develops and implement procedures as needed. Functions as liaison
    between multiple project construction and contractors. Provides
    constructability input and construction planning.
    Develop solutions to complex problems where are
    required significant degree of knowledge, ingenuity and innovation.

  • Responsible for safety and reinforcing OSHA requirements to assigned
    personnel. Ensures that personnel comply with established OSHA and company
    safety policies and procedures to increase a safe work environment.



 



Lennar Homes Co. / Village Builders Division,
Houston, TX
                                                                                      1999-2009



Senior Construction Manager



  Construction manager at Village Builders Cinco Ranch,
South Division



  Built and closed on average between 55-60 units per
year and over 550 units during the 10 years of service.




  • Organized a workload between 24 and 30 houses at
    a given time.

  • Built all Village Builders Series from 3,200 Sq.
    to 6,000 sq. ft. The series include Patio Homes, Executive, Presidential,
    and Renaissance.

  • Primary responsibilities included
    managing the day-to-day activities of the construction
    phases.

  • Worked along side architects, engineers,
    contractors,
    during the construction stages of projects. Reviewed plans,
    drawings, specifications, contracts & all correspondence.

  • Conducted site inspections, updated
    schedules, and working with all tradesmen and contractors.

  • Conducted
    physical needs surveys of existing housing units, evaluated building
    systems & prepared written assessments of needed upgrades &
    project budgets.

  • In charge
    of recommending alternative solutions where appropriate for improvement of
    the projects. Visited job sites on a regular basis in order to review work
    in progress & write-up comments.

  • Kept
    abreast of new building regulations & techniques, coordinated
    processes for obtaining necessary approvals & permits required by
    local & stage government & utility companies.



 



Astoria Homes, Houston,
TX                                      

                                                                                         1997-1999



Vice-President of
Construction



  Land acquisition work in-house technical
teams. From legal counsel to land planning to site improvement budgeting.



  Due to diligence investigations, assist management
team with land acquisition analysis and in the same time participate in
developing company
strategy for buying or selling land/developments. Define
project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in
collaboration with senior management. Develop full-scale project plans and
associated communications documents.



  Effectively communicate project expectations to team
members in a timely and clear fashion. Estimate the resources and participants
needed to achieve project goals. Draft and submit budget proposals, and
recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.



  Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or
consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project
cycle. Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties
throughout project life cycle.



  Set and continually manage project expectations with
team members and other senior management, delegate tasks and responsibilities
to appropriate personnel.



  Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the
project team and manage project dependencies and critical path.



  Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones
using appropriate tools. Track project milestones and deliverables.



  Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals,
requirements documentation and presentations.



  Determine the frequency and content of status reports
from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.



  Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify
potential crises, and devise contingency plans.



  Learn and at the same time develop knowledge with
fellow construction team members about Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality to protect land, communities natural resources, with ultimate goal for
clean air, clean water, streets, lots and safe management of construction waste.



  Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team
members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and
accountability for their assigned work.



  Build, develop, and grow any business relationships
vital to the success of the project.



 
Implemented a new cost and price tracking
system, which resulted in cost reductions of 5% and boosted sales to an
additional 3.5%, resulting in a 5% increase in profit margin.



  Participate during the design process, in charge of
the entire project once design is agreed, schedule & coordinate whole
processes, including the selection, hiring, & oversight trade contractors.



 



Western
Atlas International,
Houston, TX                                                                                                                        1991-1997



Senior
Financial Analyst




  • Prepared and computed financial statements and
    analysis, reporting used to revise budget projection for senior management.

  • Generated cost analysis and reviewed for projects.

  • Researched and analyzed standard prices review
    current market prices and set roll-up costs in order to improve profit
    margin.

  • Tracked various types of expenses in excess of
    approximately $3 million for a three-year period, and helped decrease
    expenses by approximately 5%.

  • Researched and analyzed inventory discrepancies,
    from receiving through sales, controlled inventory between $25-30 million
    and assisted in procedure recommendations to reduce losses from 8.5% to a
    maximum of 4%.



 



Custom
Homes, Interior & Design,
Houston, TX                                                                                             1989-1991



Project Manager




  • Custom home builder specialized in all phases of
    construction, started with additions, remodeling and new construction.




  • Involved in project planning, take off, budgeting
    and financing, marketing, design, purchasing, permits taking, accounting
    and all phases of construction through negotiations and sales.

  • Monitoring,
    advice and applied corrective actions in relationship with trades,
    suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Maintained
    legal and finical paperwork to ensure painless flow of activity with
    suppliers and other trades.

  • Responsible for the
    overall coordination, direction, completion, and financial results for
    construction projects.

  • Worked directly with
    clients to establish mutually agreeable schedules, plans of execution and
    administrative requirements to ensure both client satisfaction and
    achievement of financial goals.




  • Upon engagement,
    completed quantity take-offs, established the cost control estimates,
    coordinated submittals, researched technical requirements, ordered all
    materials and accessories and managed costs.

  • Monitored costs on a
    weekly basis and developed financial projections for each project on a
    regular basis.

  • Participate during the design process, in charge
    of the construction projects once design is agreed, coordinate
    construction processes, hiring & oversight specialty trades.

  • Coordinate subordinates, such assistant managers,
    superintendents reporting to me.




  • Conducted turnover meetings
    with field forces and educated them on project requirements.

  • Determine appropriate construction methods &
    most cost-effective plan, accordingly to the schedule & divide all
    required construction site activities into logical steps, budget the time
    requirements to meet established deadlines. Track and control construction
    costs against the project budget to avoid cost overruns.




  • Oversee the performance of all sub-contractors; keep
    them responsible for performance & ensuring that work is completed on
    timely & quality manner & on the schedule. Direct, monitor
    progress of construction activities, sometimes through construction
    supervisors or other construction managers.



 



UTVA, Heavy Duty Machine Division,
Pancevo, Yugoslavia                                                                               1985-1989




Project
Director



  Orchestrated
a staff of 150 people to perform turnkey projects for oil, wood, rubber and
process animal food industries which company performed in domestic and
international market. On regular monthly bases visited and observed project
performed in Middle East, N. Africa, and Eastern Europe



  Supervised
projects financing field, purchasing and logistics functions (procurement).



  As
a team member with senior management, prepared, developed bid packages as well
as worked on financial analysis and statements.



  Directed
contract negotiations with all clients.



  Instituted
a cost reduction program, reducing the logistics cost by 20% while at same
time, improving service levels.



  Coach,
mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and
influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned
work as well as led the field team to bust and increase productivity by 10%.
Achieved 5% cost reduction.




  • Participate during the design process setting
    project scope, and thereafter been in charge of entire construction
    projects, once are designed as agreed.

  • Schedule & coordinate construction processes,
    including the selection, hiring, & oversight of specialty trade
    contractors trough subordinates, such assistant managers, superintendents
    or crew supervisors.

  • Selection of trade contractors to complete
    specific pieces of the project from structural metalworking to final
    installation. Determine the labor requirements & oversight & supervise,
    monitor hiring & dismissal of workers.

  • Supervise the construction process from the
    conceptual development stage through final construction on a timely &
    economical basis.

  • Observe site preparation, including land clearing
    & earth moving, installation of sewage systems, road construction
    & landscaping, building construction including excavation & laying
    of foundations, erection of structural framework, floors, walls, roofs
    & building systems, including fire-protection, electrical, plumbing,
    HVAC. Often work with engineers, architects & others who are involved
    in the construction process.

  • Coordinating and managing people, materials,
    & equipment. Oversee delivery & use of materials, tools &
    equipment, & the quality of construction, worker productivity, &
    safety. Take care of employees & general public safety.

  • Determine appropriate construction methods &
    most cost-effective plan, accordingly to the schedule & divide all
    required construction site activities into logical steps, budget the time
    requirements to meet established deadlines. Track and control construction
    costs against the project budget to avoid cost overruns.

  • Oversee the performance of all trade contractors
    & keep them responsible for performance & ensuring that all work
    is completed on timely and quality manner as well as on the schedule.
    Direct & monitor progress of construction activities, sometimes
    through construction supervisors or other construction managers.

  • Sometimes responsible for obtaining necessary
    permits & licenses, & depending of contractual arrangements,
    direct or monitor compliance with building, safety codes & other
    regulations.

  • Review engineering and architectural drawings
    & specifications to monitor progress & ensure compliance with
    plans & schedules. Based on direct observation & reports by
    subordinate supervisors, prepare reports of progress & requirements
    for labor, material, machinery, and equipment at the construction site.



  Depend
of contractual arrangements, meet with owners, other constructors, trade
contractors, vendors, architects, engineers, monitoring & coordinate all phases
of the construction project.



 



Education


  Bachelors
Degree in Business Administration and Management, University of Belgrade, Faculty
of Economics, Yugoslavia, Serbia (Major in Construction management, Finance/Accounting,
Marketing and Advertising).


  Associates
degree in Construction, University of Belgrade, Technical School, Yugoslavia,
Serbia



  • PMP - Certificate from Villanova University,
    Tampa, Florida

  • Enrolled in the program to get PMP-Master
    Certificate at Villanova University, Tampa, Florida



 



Languages



  Serbo-Croatian,
Macedonian, Russian, Polish and English



 



Skills



  Have various
computer trainings in software usage including Microsoft Office Tools 2007 (Access,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Publisher, and MS Word), AutoCAD, and special
construction programs as Build Pro, estimating tools and other specialized
framework. Skilled in other computers activities, as site design, searching
machines process, creating videos and publishing skills, etc.



 



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