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Project Manager Construction

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
January 17, 2018

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Robert (Bob) DUNCAN

Home Phone: 403-***-****


Mr. Robert Duncan has had an extensive 40 plus year career, as a Project Manager, Project Co-ordinator, Construction Manager. Projects completed for his national and international clients have a value up to $1.3 billion USD and range in scope from multi-story professional and residential buildings, to the creation of an entire mid-sized community which included all infra-structure and camp housing for over 6,500 people. While building the community Mr. Duncan also acted as the local community liaison for the project site and surrounding area.

His extensive personal experience allows Robert Duncan to complete his projects in a timely and cost effective way. His efficient on-site management techniques are supported by his comprehensive skill with computer management programmes. Robert Duncan’s computer skills support his projects from beginning to end. They include creating preliminary concept designs with assigned project teams, international code reviews, establishing preliminary construction budgets, and administration of contract documents, such as tender process, final arbitration and negotiations. Project Shareholders are extremely satisfied with Mr. Duncan’s ability to bring total and finite completion to his projects, many of which have been turn-key situations.

Robert has possessed his Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation and specializes in the disciplines of architecture, civil engineering and structural construction. He has also been trained in multiple Health and Safety Programs, which includes being the lead trainer in Imperial Esso’s LPS Safety System. Robert Duncan holds and maintains industry standard, internationally recognized Oil and Gas Safety certificates.


2017 First Aid/CPR Certificate

2012 Oil and Gas Petroleum Safety Training Program (POST)

2012 Fall Protection Safety Training

2011 LPS Safety Trainer Certificate (Imperial Esso)

2010 Microsoft Project Management Level 1 & 2 – Mount Royal College, Calgary Alberta – A refresher course to upgrade and maintain current program skills.

2007 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate, PMP Association, International. PMP Certificate (Resigned 2011)

2004 Home Inspection Certificate - Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta.

1996 ACAD-3D (Advanced) Computer Training, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1994 Real Estate Appraisal, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1973 Architectural Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


CET Architectural, The Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists, 1980 – 2011 (Retired)


As a Senior Project Manager and an Architectural Contract Administrator, Robert Duncan has the reputation of successfully completing various projects using the following criteria and procedures:

-Managing various and multiple multi-million dollar construction projects and contracts from start to completion, using successful tracking of records, development of strong and functional relationships between shareholders and project team members, providing required direction and guidance for project completion.

-Providing a culture of performance, commitment, communication, and proficient execution in numerous fast-paced, stimulating, and challenging environments that require varying levels of project involvement.

-Providing full accountability while achieving results within established project timelines, budget criteria, established shareholder criteria, and quality standards.

-Collaboratively creating high expectations and execution in a team environment, through communication and direction, to achieve project expectations.

-Providing hands-on direction in a team environment through a positive, influential, and charismatic personality.

-Planning, organizing, and managing projects to ensure schedule completion dates are achieved in compliance with program/project specifications, and which comply with “S-Curve and Labour-Budget tracking formulas.

-Monitoring all work and project progress by tracking milestones to ensure quality standards and project completion.

-Reviewing and evaluating various contracts for project work to be preformed by outside or selected vendors and/or consultants.

-Reviewing and analyzing project proposals and estimates for project requirements, including equipment, materials and staffing, as required.

-Providing direction and supervision by coordinating efforts of various internal departments, project inside/assigned/selected consultants, project team members, and vendors, in order to meet project schedules and specified requirements, and to address, resolve, and/or direct the appropriate actions required to implement, and ensure optimal unit, personal, and project performance.

-Ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, codes, contract procedures, while addressing any liability or legal considerations of the project in order to fulfill shareholder directions and project specifications.

-Continually reviewing project schedules, budgets, vendors, outside project affects and conditions from project start-up through to project completion.

-Logistics for offshore and international shipping, supplies and manpower.

-International manpower placement, co-ordination and review for placement on projects, as required to meet project needs and manpower requirements.


16/06/2017 – 15/12/2017 Aztec Renovation and Refit.

Senior Project/Construction Manager

Duties: In this position, as Senior Project/Construction Manager to arrange all contracts, and sub-trades, then administrate various small commercial renovation projects on site with the task of oversee the complete construction of:

5 Area renovation Our Queen Lady of Peace School – Airdrie – Catholic School Division (550K)

4 floors, male Female washroom renovation – Lancore Bldg. – Calgary (230k)

Main Floor Office renovation (Alberta Infrastructure) (320k)

Holy Spirit Classroom Renovation – Catholic School Division (40T)

16/12/2014 – 16/06/2017 Robert Duncan Project Ltd.

Senior Project/Construction Manager

Duties: In this position, as Senior Project/Construction Manager to arrange all contracts, and sub-trades, then administrate various small commercial projects on site with the task of oversee the complete construction of:

ATCO Office complex – City of Calgary

2 storey Restaurant – Calgary (3.6m value)

Concours Auto Body Shop – Calgary (4.5M value)

26/03/2016 – 30/06/2016 Minto Properties Ltd.

Duties: In this position, as Senior Project/Construction Manager to arrange all contracts, and sub-trades, and administrate the Renovation and Conversion of the 35 storey 40+ year International Hotel, Calgary.

(33M value)

01/05/2014 – 15/12/2014 Robert Duncan project Ltd.

Under contract to Widewaters Construction Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

East Village Hilton Hotel

Senior Project/Construction Manager

Duties: In this position as Senior Project/Construction Manager to arrange all contracts, and sub-trades, then administrate the project on site with the task of oversee the complete construction to turn-over on a 13 storey, 85M Hotel project in downtown Calgary.

11/11/2013 – 30/04/2014

PTI Camp Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Senior Project/Construction Manager

Duties: In his position as senior project/Construction Manager

Robert is to act as project lead to complete various reloadable camp facilities throughout Alberta. This requires setting the project on-site direction, schedule, equipment and manpower usage, ordering materials (project on site logistics) for future work on project, all project reports as required informing the client and office of project status. Leading in safety, procurement, budget and direction to complete milestones as per contact, and maintaining flow of all areas of the project. Ensures quality of processes and deliverables. Mentors and coach’s project leads and crew as required depending on project management skill set. Sets the vision and direction for strategic planning within the area of accountabilities. Provides conflict resolution to trouble projects, personal and management area. As well as supports infrastructure maintenance programs. Manages the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, specifications and design for quality review and endorsement on site.

Overall control of day to day process, direction and accountability to the project scope and milestones. Includes setting and maintaining site budgets direction and day to day operations, manpower, schedules, safety, client reviews and comments. Setting and directing future project needs requirements and concerns. Acted as preliminary safety officer and assisted or directed logistics, procurement of equipment and supplies through direct and indirect (set up subs and suppliers) for project needs and sustainability. Was the major site contact for various projects through Alberta.

08/06/2013 – 10/11/2013

Jones Lang LaSalle, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Senior Project Manager (Shell Albian Sands)

Duties: In his position as Senior Project Manager, Robert Duncan worked with onsite client to review, insinuate, and direct various facility projects to meet the current and future Ft McMurray project site requirements.

01/03/2011 – 07/15/012

J&B Engineering, Edmonton/Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Senior Project and Construction Manager, Western Canada Assistant Manager

J&B Engineering is a multi-discipline engineering firm that primarily deals with petroleum, oil, and gas plant facilities.

Duties: In his position as Assistant Office Manager (Western Canada) and Senior Project/Construction Manager, Robert Duncan is responsible for project direction, supervision, quality control, and safety protocols, as well as personnel training and placement. His responsibilities include all new and renovation commercial building projects, petroleum projects, various construction projects and contracts, as well as construction reviews for projects in western Canada. Worked on site at Esso Strathconca Plant/Refinery a functioning petroleum plant. This allowed Robert to acquire a thorough understanding of all refinery procedures and processes. In his position with J&B. Robert has also completed residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Project construction values range from $10 million to $40 million CDN dollars.


Costco Fuel Facilities for:

-Lethbridge, South Calgary, NE Edmonton, South Edmonton, West Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina,

Pilot Flying J Fuel and Service Facilities for Whitecourt, Chilliwack BC, Hope BC, and Moose Jaw.

Several Bulk Fuel Facilities for the City Of Calgary.

11/16/2009-12/30/2010 – Semi-retired

11/03/2008 -11/15/2009

First Axis Oil and Gas, London England

Contract Senior Project/Facility Manager – PMO

Contract value 750M USD

Duties: Senior International Project Manager responsible for the direction and placement of support facilities for off-shore drilling platforms in northern UK, Russia, Australia, and central Asia. This entailed negotiations of all project related contacts, project logistics, labour and supply arrangements and schedules, as well as preparation or review of all area project reports to shareholders and project representatives. Project was terminated in May 2009 due to world economic conditions.


RED SEA HOUSING, Ghana, Africa

Senior International and Contract Project Manager

Duties: Senior International Project Manager for Red Sea Housing, Camp, and Facilities in Africa, including Ghana, Angola, Congo, and Papua New Guinea. Project construction value $1.5 billion USD. Responsibilities included the construction of a 6,500 home village in the desert, including all infrastructure and facilities. During this project Robert took on the very challenging but rewarding position of becoming the liaison between the families of local indigenous personnel and regional government representatives, and between stake holders, major construction consultants, and project directors. He mediated all the concerns of the local population as well as those of his international ex-pat employees, and in doing so became revered by everyone in his care. Robert was responsible for complete control of entire project. This included items like finical, personnel, procedures, logistics, local content and interaction and equipment. This also included status on manpower, progress and budget that was reported to the Project Overall General Contractor/administration in Houston, Texas.


R. J. DESIGN & DRAFTING LTD. (Owner), Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Senior Project Manager/Contract and Project Administrator (March 1980 – September 2006)

Work done from 1980 to the present covered a wide and varied array of projects and building sizes. Included were commercial retail units, major mall settings, shopping centre renovations, faculty management for a major Canadian financial institute, project coordinating and lead, interior design along with staff training and instruction. Major projects include the following examples:

-Multi-storey housing projects in North America and around the world.

-Health care facilities – Alberta Canada

-Modular and pre-manufactured home units international.

-Civil/structural projects – international.

-Steel and concrete grain storage units - Egypt

-Pre-engineered steel structures – North America

-Various school projects - Canada

-Various recreation complexes and facilities – international.

-Solid log building construction - international.

-Air Supported Tent building structures – international.

Major Contract Administration and Project Management International projects include the following examples:

-Congo – 6,500 village to be as construction base for LNG Project, but designed to be turned over as a community at LNG Plant completion (Project Value USD $1.1B).

-Angola – 2,300 pre-manufactured camp housing units and support infrastructure. (Construction Value USD $7.7M)

-Ghana – various single to 3 storey concrete commercial projects for office and general retail usage. (Project Value USD $1.3M)

-Dubai – Assist Project manager – Palm Island Project. To review and assist project manager in approvals, design review and owner review of all housing proposals and contacts for residential portion of the project.

Major Contract Administration and Project Management North American projects include the following examples:

-Project Manager/Site Supervisor of a Six Phase 3 building renovation and addition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Project value – CDN $7.3 million.)

-Owner’s Representative/Contract Administrator for Various Projects from a New Hotel (Project value – $8 million);

-Existing School Renovation and Gym Addition (Project value – CDN $5.5 million)

-New First Nations High School (Project value – CDN $13 million).

-Various projects over this time period (values ranging from CDN $0.5 million – CDN $77 million). There have been several times during this time period Robert Duncan oversaw and administered the construction of over 11, multi-million dollar high rise and commercial projects. (Total project construction value of CDN $253 million).

-Paul’s Property Corporation. Princeton, Multi Storey Three Components (Grand, Waterside and City View), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Residential housing with single storey underground parking structure project (Project value – CDN $82 million).

-Trinity Developments. Beacon Hill Commercial Retail Project, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Three multi tenant retail commercial units base buildings and tenant improvements. Calgary, Alberta. (Construction value – CDN $14.5 million).

- Emerald Stone High Rise Project, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 17 storey residential high rise project. (Project value – CDN $73.5 million).

-Net Safety Commercial Building, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 3.5M single owner software manufacturing facility. (Project value – CDN $5.75 million). Handled

-Commercial Retail strip mall building, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Project Value – CDN $12.3 million).

-Superstore shopping centre project with Gas Bar, Liquor Store and Food Store building, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Project Value - CDN $7.5 million).

-23 storey high rise condo residential project with condo owner revisions and main floor commercial restaurant construction, including a 3 storey Parkade, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Project Value - CDN $7.5 million).

-Palliative Care Facility, Renovation and New Multi-storey with single storey underground parking structure, Calgary, Alberta. (Project Value - CDN $4.5 million).

-St. Peter’s Anglican Church, New Church Project, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. (Project Value CDN $175k)

-Calgary Board of Education, St Winston Churchill, Library Renovation and Addition, Project Job Captain of an existing school library renovation.

-Recreation Faculty, Recreational Complex including Sport Tracks, Balzac, Alberta, Canada (Project Value – CDN $5.2 million). Prime Consultant.

-165 Unit Senior Citizen Housing Complex, Castlegard, British Columbia, Canada. New senior citizens multi storey residence. (Project Value – CDN $3.2 million).

-Co-Op Multi-family Housing Project, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Project Value – CDN $2.7 million). Prime Consultant.

-New Senior Citizens Multi Storey Residence, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

-256 Unit High Rise Housing Projects, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Project Job Captain of a new senior citizens multi storey residence.

-42 Unit Multi-family Condo Project, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

-164 Unit Senior Housing Projects, Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

-132 Unit Senior Housing Complex, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

-Hindu Society of Calgary, Temple Addition and Renovation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Prime Consultant)

-Royal Bank, 6 Storey Office Complex, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

-Various Canadian retail store Renovations and Layouts, British Columbia to Manitoba, Canada

-Lutheran Church Addition and Renovation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

-Bank of Montreal, Various Bank Upgrades and Renovations, British Columbia to Manitoba, Canada.

-Mayor Magrath Mall, Exterior and Interior Renovations, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. (Prime Consultant).

-Banff Upper Hot Springs Renovation, Exterior Ramp and Interior Renovations, Banff, Alberta, Canada

-Government of Canada, Wild Horse/Delbonita United States and Canada Border Crossings, Renovation contract, Canada and United States

-RCMP, Office Renovation, Airport Support Structure, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Renovation and design contract.

-Government of Canada, Harry Hays Building Multiple Office Renovations, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Renovation and design 2 year contract.


2009 Senior Project Manager for onshore support facilities of offshore rig platforms. Office based operations for northern UK, Russian and Central Asia.

2008 6500 Construction Man Camp/village with infrastructure and support facilities in Angola Central Africa.

2008 7500 Construction camp with infrastructure for Mbini Equatorial Guinea Western Africa – Contract review and contract negotiations. Project turnover to assist Project Manager after acceptance.

2007 Palm Island Project. To review and assist project manager in approvals, design review and owner review of all housing proposals and contacts for residential portion of the project.

2005 Central Bank/Government facility Building and support structures, Kiev Russian

1991 Antarctica Experiment Camp support Building Antarctica – South Pole

1986 Nursing and Community Support Structures, Iqaluit Baffin Island, Nunavut Canada


AutoCAD, MicroStation, MS Project, Corel Draw, MS Office, MS Outlook, Primavera 6.1 Level I



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