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Project Manager Construction

7047, United States
May 27, 2010

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Multilingual Engineer with several years experience in

design/construction/maintenance of Natural Gas Transmission Lines,

Refrigerated warehouses and heavy civil work. Broad knowledge of project

management, budget preparation and monitoring, bidding procedures, contract

procurement, hiring and overseeing contractors and consultants, scheduling,

acquisition and maintenance of systems/equipment and instrumentation. Avid

user of Auto-Cad, Primavera and Microsoft Office.


La Rosa Consulting, LLC. North Bergen, NJ.

Project Cost Engineer, April to September 2009

Worked under contract for Millennium Pipeline in Pearl River, NY; on a

Right of Way Restoration and Completion $30 million project. Primary

responsibilities were to ensure that all project costs were properly

captured, monitored, analyzed, forecasted, and presented to management.

Validated and/or revised forecasts with the aid of Statistical Cost

Estimating methods and document control systems based on actual results

achieved in the field. Produced several reports with actual to budget to

forecast variance analysis on a biweekly basis for management.

EIC Associates Inc. Springfield, NJ

Project Engineer, January 2007 to January 2009.

Worked with a senior Project Manager ensuring project progress was as

scheduled and contract specifications were adhered to. From January 2007 to

March of 2008 worked out of a field office in Norwalk, Ct. in the

construction of a $79 million, 8 mile long underground 115kv electric

transmission line project between Stamford and Norwalk, CT for Connecticut

Light and Power/Northeast Utilities. To include two 60" diameter by 220

feet tunnels under Metro North RR main line tracks and two 36" diameter by

110 feet tunnels under the Norwalk River. From March 2008 to present worked

for the City of Hoboken in the construction of a $20 million, two acre

park. Pier C waterfront park is located on the Hudson River, it is a mix

use facility for all ages, supported by 400 (24") diameter concrete filled

steel pipe piles and a precast concrete system. Both jobs utilized over 100

union trades people and multiple subcontractors, some working day and night

shifts. Responsible for processing $12 million in change orders,

negotiating subcontracts and material purchases, processing RFI's,

submittals of shop drawings and materials/equipment, and generating shop

drawings and as-built for suppliers and site with the aid of Auto-Cad.

SAS Stressteel, Inc. Fairfield, NJ

Project Manager, January 2006 to December 2006

Directly responsible for promoting the use of innovative high strength,

grade 97(KSI) reinforcing steel threaded bars in the construction of shear

walls (#20, #18, #14) and foundations (#14, #11) for high-rise buildings.

Performed take-off analysis from structural drawings and generated bid

proposal packages. On sold projects, created detailing rebar drawings with

the aid of Auto-Cad and Rebar-Cad for shop bending, cutting, and

fabricating. Performed Project Manager Duties and coordinated shipment

schedules between the mill in Annahutte, Germany, and the job sites.

La Rosa Consulting (LRC), Inc. Miami, FL.

Principal, November 2000 to December 2005

Provided Project Management and Engineering services to the following


SAS Stressteel of Fairfield, NJ. Performed structural take-off cost

comparison between conventional grade 75(KSI) steel rebar versus SAS grade

97(KSI) Threaded reinforcing steel bars for several projects in Miami and

New York city.

Food Tech Structures of Hanover, MA. Construction manager for renovation of

an 80,000 (SqFt) warehouse. Converted 50% to refrigerated space to include

a 6,750(SqFt) freezer for Restaurant Depot in South Plainfield, NJ.

YAS, Consulting Engineers of New York, NY. Threshold Inspector for walls

and slabs at the Performing Arts Center of Miami.

Millennium Cooling of Deerfield Beach, FL. Provided technical support to

engineering staff and customers in the design, construction, and

installation of refrigerated facilities and processes. Some of the major

projects were forced air-cooling and ripening systems, mobile pre-coolers,

and mobile ripening containers.

W and C Properties of Paterson, NJ. Owners Rep., coordinated interfacing

between owners, architects, designers, contractors and government agencies

in the development of multiple Assisted Living facilities. Generated weekly

planning and status reports on primavera for each unit, responsible for

coordinating and meeting HUD and the financial institution's deadlines for

detail submittals on all projects. Approved and distributed electronically

pertinent drawings, request for information and revisions with the aid of


La Aquila Construction of New York, NY. Project Manager, responsible for

site excavation, construction of foundations, slabs, and walls to ground

floor for the Westin New York Hotel in Times Square.

Dole Food Inc., Paris, France.

Senior Technical Service Manager, 1997-2000

In charge of design, construction/retrofitting, and maintenance of

refrigerated facilities in Europe. Qualified and negotiated bidding

procedures and contractual agreements for equipment acquisition and

installation, construction and maintenance of storage, packaging and

processing fresh fruit facilities. Performed inspections and technical

assessments with the aid of multiple trades experts to quantify cost of

renovating private existing facilities for corporate investment. Conducted

and certified employee training seminars in proper use and maintenance of

systems and equipment at new facilities. Some Major projects completed

include: New construction of Ripening and Distribution Center in Leon,

France and Rome, Italy. New construction of storage, ripening and

distribution facilities at the ports of Antwerp, Belgium and Livorno,

Italy. Retrofitted Ripening and Distribution Centers in Pantigliate and

Alto Pacio Italy.

Cool Care EU, subsidiary of Dole, Leatherhead, UK.

Technical Service Manager, 1995-1997

Provided technical aid to Dole Europe engineering and sales staff in the

procurement, design, construction and maintenance of refrigerated

warehouses and facilities. Performed sales presentations on general

proprietary patented systems concepts and serviced customers with technical

problems. Created, trained and motivated a multinational team of

independent contractors to meet our construction and maintenance needs.

Responsible for on-site project management throughout Europe to include

completion of the following: Construction of 100,000 (SqFt) refrigerated

Distribution and Ripening facility in Istanbul, Turkey; Renovation of

warehouse and ripening facility in Budapest, Hungary; New ripening facility

in Pitesti, Romania.

Cool Care Consulting, Subsidiary of Dole, FL, USA.

Senior Project Manager, 1989-1995

Directed a multitude of US and overseas construction and installation

projects for storage, packaging, processing and distribution of

perishables. Reviewed and approved construction drawings for refrigeration

and ripening systems, performed computer set-up and downloads on remote

terminal units, start up and trained customers on use and maintenance.

Conducted routine preventive maintenance visits and as needed technical

support to Dole clients. Major overseas projects completed include:

Ripening and distribution facility in Kobe, Japan and Hong Kong.

Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp. Houston, TX.

Senior Measurement Engineer, 1979-1989

Responsible for construction, operation, maintenance and Power Commission

testing of metering and regulating facilities at point of wholesale to

Natural Gas Companies in NJ and NY. Supervised a technician and a

maintenance crew, directly responsible for performance and maintenance of

an on-line laboratory monitoring gas quality for the region. Certified in

gas chromatography analysis, and advanced instrumentation and controls

design. Supervised several pipeline construction projects in southern Texas

and Louisiana to include a year of offshore construction in the Gulf of



New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

MS in Management Engineering, 1982-1984

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

BS in Mechanical Engineering, 1979

Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ

BS in Industrial Engineering, 1974-1978

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