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Project Manager Electrical

Glen Head, New York, United States
August 29, 2017

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Bruce Desiderio

* ****** *****

Glen Head, NY ***45

Phone & Fax 516-***-****


Construction Project Manager with a wealth of experience managing and coordinating general and mechanical, electrical, plumbing (GC & MEP) renovation and new construction projects.

Adept at simultaneously leading multiple fast track and long term projects.

Successful oversight of contract documents to ensure compliance during startup, construction and closeout.

Establishes a productive working partnership with clients, contractors and architects/engineers.

Confers with client on progress and technical, financial and contract issues.

Implements an appropriate action plan to address unexpected field conditions.

Thoroughly documents all communication, tracks budget & schedule, negotiates change orders (COs), prepares requests for information (RFIs) and anticipates challenges.

Proficient with MS Office Suite, Primavera Manager & Scheduling, Constructware and Newforma.

Professional Experience

MEP Project Manager 2013 - 2015

STV Inc. New York, NY

New York Police Academy, College Point, NY

Three million sf new facility on a 35 acre campus. A $750 million design-bid-build project comprised of four multistory buildings in a joint venture with Turner Construction for NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC).

Managed Fire Smoke Damper (FSD) installation tracking schedule and budget.

Coordinated two electrical, four mechanical and control contractors via regular meetings, inspections, spreadsheets and marked up drawings. Solved installation problems to secure code compliance with Architect approval.

Part of team managing Fire Alarm and Fire Prevention Systems.

Oversaw installation of the campus wide information technology (IT) system and interface with the audio visual (AV) systems. Conducted weekly meetings and client appraisals. NYPD were very concerned with schedule despite their late approval of consultant and contractor. In the end met their expectations, in spite of several changes.

Coordinated efforts of IT, Electrical and AV contractors with NYPD IT Department.

Project Executive 2008 – 2013

Savin Engineers, PC, Pleasantville & Plainview, NY

Managed multiple construction projects in accordance with budgets, schedules, and contract documents.

Delivered projects on time and on budget.

Participated in concept, design and budget phases.

Took full control from startup, construction through close out/punch list.

Conducted weekly meetings and prepared agendas/meeting minutes.

Maintained daily log of construction progress and other relevant data.

Reviewed and followed up submittals, changes, RFIs, AIA payment applications and deliverables.

Coordinated the sequence of construction and the assignment of contractor work space.

Negotiated and processed change orders and applications for payment.


Long Beach Schools - HS Addition/Renovation ($24M), Ceiling Replacement ($4.2M) and Pool System ($500K), East & West ES Window/Roof Replacement, HVAC/Electrical Upgrades & Rest Rooms($6.2), MS Track & Field ($3.8M) and Roof ($1.5M), Lindell ES Masonry Restoration, Window Replacement & Cathodic Protection ($9.2M)

Hempstead & North Shore Schools – Building Condition Surveys & Annual Visual Inspections

North Shore Schools - HS Track & Field ($2.2M), Field House ($1M) and Boiler Replacement ($550K), Glen Head ES Primary Cable ($50K), New Bus Maintenance Garage ($4.8M/Stalco Construction GC) and District Wide Energy Performance ($5.4M)

Mineola Schools - MS Building & HVAC ($6.1M)

Project Manager 2003 – 2008


Boiler & Chiller Replacement High Rise Office 100 Gold Street, NY, NY ($7M)

Managed and coordinated MEP contractors, conducted meetings, prepared agenda/minutes & inspected work.

Prepared, followed up on and reviewed RFIs, submittals and payment requests. Updated schedule.

Clarified contract to trades and client.

Successfully turned over two of the three boilers on time for customer beneficial use.

Resolved an inherited long outstanding electrical CO that satisfied all the customer’s needs, cost concerns, and restored their faith in the company.

Gained a tremendous bargaining chip with the contractor by discovering that the electrician was allowed to use a less labor-intensive material and secured approval to delete unneeded electrical work.

Advised the client to place mechanical equipment on emergency power.

Resolved low gas pressure problem.

NYPA Poletti 500 MW Power Plant Astoria, NY

Prepared and negotiated COs with EJ Electric.

WTC PATH Terminal ($3B – Joint Venture w/ STV Inc.) and Second Avenue Subway (multi-billion $)

Prepared and reviewed cost estimates/cost allocations/cost cutting and scheduling/phasing options critical to the funding during design phase.

Project Manager 1992 – 2002

Expert Electric Inc. Astoria, NY

Upgrade Electrical Distribution System One Police Plaza NY, NY NYCPD Headquarters Building ($11M)

Permanent Power to Rikers Island East & West Facilities, Bronx, NY ($21M & $6M)

Main Substation & Utilities Upgrade at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Wards Island, NY ($6 & $2M)

Fire Alarm & Communication System at Louis Lefkowitz High Rise Office Building NY, NY ($2M)

St John’s University Law School 12 story Library Building, Queens, NY ($11.5M)

Huntington Resource Recovery Facility (25MW Power & Incinerator Plant) Northport, NY ($28M)


BS in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

MBA Graduate Studies coursework Polytechnic University, Farmingdale, NY

Certificate in Building Electrical System Design New York University, NY, NY

Engineer in Training for NYS Professional Engineering License

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