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Construction project manager

Location:
Lompoc, California, United States
Posted:
January 22, 2018

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DeJohn Branch

702-***-**** ac344n@r.postjobfree.com

Owner/Construction PROJECT Manager

Dynamic Construction Project Manager with 18+ years of experience in managing multi-million-dollar construction projects from demolition to construction and installation. Leadership skills are proven through successfully managing working teams, maintaining vendor relationships, monitoring project timelines, and driving strategic project decisions. Experienced professional in monitoring budgets, purchasing materials, pricing and negotiating change orders and managing resources.

Professional Experience

American Water Enterprise (MSG)-Lompoc, CA

Utility Privatization Contractor-Vandenberg Air Force Base January 2016-Present

Capital Program Manager (January 2016-Present) - Capital Program Manager for the rehabilitation of the Air Force Base Utilities and development of new capital projects to improve the total systems operation. Function as the local liaison for all activities related to the capital investment program. Provide overall guidance and support, and assure that all deliverables are submitted timely, accurately, and in accordance with all company policies and practices. Manage multiple projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with capital planning, design or construction. Efficient management of sub-contractors including negotiations of sub-contract agreements; delivery of projects on time and within pre-established budgets. Supervise field and contract personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, within budget and adherence to standards. Assist in the preparation of technical, bidding and contractual documents associated with delivery of capital investment projects. Establish project budget and cost. Monitor and manage budgets and schedules for small to large Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity. Provide technical expertise on engineering and operational issues. Adhere to Engineering Standards, specifications and, equipment manufacturer recommendations to support MSG initiatives. Projects varied from $20,000.00 - $1,500,000.00. with operating budget of $7,400,000.00 per year.

JL Construction Group-Metairie, LA

General Contractor-Established August 2010. License currently active in Municipal and Public Works & Building Construction

Founder and CEO/President (August 2010-Not actively participating) - Worked as a general contractor and subcontractor in the rebuilding process of the City of New Orleans and all outlying areas of the River Parish Region with the Sewage and Water Board, United States Corps of Engineers and Public Works Departments, NOPD Horse Stables, Milne Boys Home, St. James Parish Housing Development, St. James Parish Head Start and House Renovations. Company brings experience in water and wastewater treatment facilities, reservoirs, pumping stations, commercial construction, house renovations and general construction from inception to completion. Contracts varied from $30,000.00 - $500,000.00.

Alfred Conhagen, Inc. of Louisiana-Kenner, LA

General & Subcontractor-Various Projects March 2010-January 2016

PROJECT: Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans (March 2010-January 2016)-Set up project schedules, schedule of values, submittals for many different sewage pumping stations throughout New Orleans. Projects consisted of retrofitting of hurricane damaged pumps, piping, valves, electrical and architectural features. Self performance of all mechanical aspects, including pump maintenance and repair. Responsible for overall coordination with trades and construction management firm, engineering firm and sewage and water board. Projects varied in price from $150,000 - $1,500,000.

PROJECT: United States Corps of Engineers (March 2010-January 2016) - Set up project schedule of values, submittals for many different new and retrofit drainage pumping stations and levee flood district throughout New Orleans. Projects consisted of retrofitting of hurricane damaged pumps, piping, valves, and miscellaneous steel and architectural features to ensure they are hurricane proof. Responsible for overall coordination with trades and General Contractor. Projects varied in price from $150,000 - $1,400,000.

MMC Inc. – Las Vegas, NV

General Contractor – Various Projects June 2006– October 2009

PROJECT: Clark County Water Reclamation District (Nov 2008–Oct 2009) – Assigned the task of administering and stabilizing a troubled project that consisted of a new $126 million dollar 5-Level Water Reclamation Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Project involvement included retrofit of existing Structures. Phases of construction included concrete structures, process piping and equipment installation. Project stabilized by minimal loses and reestablished positive work environment

PROJECT: Clark County Water Reclamation District (Mar 2007–Oct 2009) - New and Retrofit Primary Clarifiers for a $35 million dollar expansion of a Water Reclamation Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other Project involvement consisted of demolition and replacement of Existing Piping and Structures. Phases of construction included concrete structures, process piping and equipment installation. Successful completion 30 days ahead of schedule and 2% over margin.

PROJECT: Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility (June 2006 – Aug 2008) - Five expansion projects ranging from $6 million to $33 million dollars in Boulder City, Nevada. These projects consisted of extending cone pipe/shafts on vertical turbine pumps from 3-phase to 4-phase. Other objectives were the demolition and installation of new vertical turbine pumps and motors. All projects finished on schedule with 2% to 54% over margin.

Project Engineer/Project Manager – Various Projects April 2002– June 2006

PROJECT: HWRF Phase 3 Expansion/Boulder Channel (Jan 2005 – June 2006) - A 48 month construction of $87 million dollar Million dollar expansion of a Waste Water Reclamation Facility in Henderson, Nevada as the General Contractor for all phases of construction from concrete structures, process piping, equipment installation and the commercial erection of solids processing, electrical, and chemical building.

PROJECT: 26 MGD Water Treatment Facility (April 2002 – Jan 2004) -Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manger- for a 24 month construction of a new $21 million dollar Biological Manganese Removal Water Treatment Facility in Lake Havasu, Arizona as the General Contractor for all phases of construction from concrete structures, process piping, equipment installation and the commercial erection of an operations and maintenance building. This type of water treatment plant is the largest of its kind and second to be constructed. Uniquely responsible for formulating the start-up and testing procedure.

Ames Construction, Inc – Las Vegas, NV

Subcontractor – January 2004– January 2005

PROJECT: Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility (Jan 2004 – Jan 2005) - New and Retrofit of a $6.3 million dollar expansion of an existing water treatment facility in Boulder City, Nevada consisting of civil work and process piping as a subcontractor. Site work involved removal and replacement of roadways/structures/equipment and excavating, grading and backfilling of process pipe lines and structures. Process piping consisted of the installation of chemical, wastewater and potable water lines from -inch to 98-inches.

Lake Mead Constructors (Peter Kiewit & Sons‘)

Structural Engineer / Scheduler – November 2000–January 2005

PROJECT: River Mountains Water Treatment Facility (Nov 2000-Apr 2002) Structural Engineer/Scheduler on a two year construction of a new $287 Million dollar, 150MGD Water Treatment Facility in Henderson, Nevada as the General Contractor for all phases of construction including concrete structures, steel erections, process piping, site work, erection of an operations and maintenance building, landscaping and managing subcontractors. Subcontractors’ involvement included electrical installation and instrumentation, masonry erection, structural steel installation, specialty installation in the operations and maintenance building and landscaping. Responsibilities included Preparing work packages for misc. metals erections, while monitoring field work for correct implementation of the work packages; responsible for claiming performance on a daily and weekly basis, collected bids for furnishings and award contracts; prepared subcontracts, purchase orders and purchase agreements; reviewed submittals, RFIs', and assisted in pricing change orders; performed an Impact Analysis for scheduled activities due to RFIs’, change orders and submittals.

Bechtel Nevada

Projects Controls Engineer – Waste Management Division – May 1998-Nov 2000

Responsible for overseeing ongoing construction of several projects estimated at $8 Million dollars at the Nevada Test Site in Las Vegas, Nevada. Management of low level waste mixed low level waste, hazardous waste, sewage lagoons, sanitary landfills, transuranic waste, mix transuranic waste and program integration. Responsibilities included developing, maintaining and analyzing detailed schedules, developing and supervising the schedule integration of various projects; developed and scheduled activities for a Fifteen year life-cycle baseline which included labor and material cost estimates; performed cost analysis including variances against planned, actual and performance cost and reported the monthly project status to the Project Manager. Las Vegas, NV.

Educational Background

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bachelor of Science ~ Construction Engineering & Management

Ashford University

MBA~Concentration in Project Management

Certificates

Louisiana Contractors License-Commercial Municipal and Public Works, Building Construction & Contracts and Law

California Water Distribution Operator D2 License



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