FARDISS ETTEHAD***** ****** *** *****
• Ashburn, VA 20148
firstname.lastname@example.org • (571) ***-****
Program Development • International Building Projects • Team Coordination
. Talented and experienced Construction leader offering outstanding background in international project
coordination; skilled in assessing unique project parameters to strategically implement key plans and
processes. Draw from extensive background in developing international rural communities. Visionary
champion of technical and commercial operations at various levels; proven strength in directing up to 145
staff. Reliably build top-performing teams to deliver results within critical time and budget framework.
Utilize language fluency in Farsi, Dari, Urdu and Hindi
• Budget Management
• Strategic Project Planning • Contract Negotiations
• Subcontractor Oversight • Cradle-to-Grave Projects
• Technological Proficiency
• Regulatory Compliance
• Policy Implementation • Engaging Presentations
DEPARTMENT OF STATE Washington, DC
Economic Growth Officer, 11/2011 to 05/2012
Provided key support to business owners and municipalities, providing training and driving communication
to support market and community growth. Assisted local municipality in managing construction projects
within approved budget; developed organizational ability to oversee existing properties. Facilitated tax
collection as well budget forecasting for property maintenance and repair. Key Achievements:
Skillfully identified economic growth requirements; facilitated private developer progress and
liaised with municipalities to establish path for completing unfinished projects.
Strengthened communication processes among sub-districts and enhanced business
TESSA CONSTRUCTION & Tech Co L.L.C Chantilly, VA
Managing Partner, 04/2002 to 12/2011
Oversaw creation and implementation of key programs in alignment with established budget and contract
requirements. Coordinated with senior management and ~150 technical / administrative staff; provided key
subcontractor oversight. Secured and developed commercial and international business in conjunction with
federal, state, and local agencies; interacted with US Army Corps of Engineers-Afghanistan as well as Asian
Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and private companies. Strategically
directed development of RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs valued up to $75M. Oversaw negotiations and managed
cradle-to-grave processes across government, commercial and international contracts. Ensured compliance
with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Key Achievements:
Contributed significantly to Entrepreneur Magazine ranking of eighth among 100 fastest growing
U.S. companies in May 2008.
Expertly managed diverse contract types, including Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Plus Fixed Fee
(CPFF), Time and Materials (T&M), Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ).
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Developed and implemented company-wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as
Management Information Systems (MIS); conducted comprehensive staff training.
Efficiently tracked global developments in building materials; recommended innovations to
achieve cost benefits while maintaining quality for projects across rural East Africa and the
NEW CONTRUCTION, INC. Vienna, VA
Project Manager, 06/1987 to 01/2002
As senior representative, spearheaded multiple concurrent projects and supervised 45 project management
staff, reliably delivering results within established scope, budget, and schedule. Allocated resources to
drive productivity, efficiency and profitability. Skillfully managed contract and scope modifications as well
as technical issues. Collaborated with team to provide prompt resolution for emerging issues; interfaced
with project teams as well as internal / external customers to drive goal achievement.
Designed strategic project management plans and motivated teams to promote success
throughout project lifecycle, from implementation through completion.
Successfully completed numerous key projects, including renovation of 4th Street Bridge and
extension of Taxes Way at Dulles Airport in Washington DC, as well as extension of Toll Road in
Fairfax County, VA.
Additionally managed renovation of President Roosevelt resident for Embassy of Mali in
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Previous experience includes Manager for Seven Valley Ltd. in Sterling, VA, as well as Project Manager
for Batman Corporation, Inc. in Chantilly, VA, and CEO / President of Ettehad Construction Company, Ltd.
in Kampala, Uganda
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF ARTS Lahore, Pakistan