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Seattle, Washington, United States
$65.00 hourly
December 10, 2017

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Mr. Jan K. Staab

**** - **** ****** *.*. - Mercer Island, Washington – 98040 - USA - Phone: +425-***-****

Email Address: - Skype: Jan K. Staab

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am seeking employment at a Project Management level in the Construction industry. Over the years I have been involved in Major Construction / Engineering projects in over 30 countries throughout the world, from Commercial, Industrial & Civil Construction projects, Tenant Improvement, Pharmaceutical Lab’s (CDC) / Computer System Clean Rooms, Casino, Hotels, Hospitals, High End Residential, Interior Design and Office Towers, Marine Terminal Construction, DCP’s / CHC’s (District Cooling & Heating Plants), Nuclear Power Plant Construction and Decommissioning, Thermal Power Plant Construction, Road and Bridge Construction, Tunnels, Rail Transportation Projects, Military Air Base Construction, Large Scale Deep Infrastructure Design Build Services, the Offshore Petroleum and Diving Industry. Many of these projects and operations have enabled me to circumnavigate the globe and work with many diversified construction, engineering and development teams.

I am well versed in all Microsoft Software, TEKLA-3D BIM Software, Primavera P6, SureTrak Project Manager, ProLog Construction Management Software, ConstructWare Construction Management Software, ACONEX Project Management Software, Microsoft Project, Timberline, & Means Construction Estimating Programs, AIA & FIDIC Contracts, ISO 9001+ Standards. Administrative duties include, but not limited to all scheduling programs, materials, procurement, equipment & labor, monitoring cost control, as-built drawings, tracking submittals, change orders, extra work orders, labor relations and negotiations, daily field coordination, coordinating manufactures, vendors, and all sub- contractors, orchestrating weekly meetings with Developers, Owners, Architect and Engineers and Public officials.

I have spent the majority of my career working for several large full service General Contractors, in Commercial and Industrial construction. I have had full charge and responsibility for projects ranging from $100,000 to $25 Billion U$D. I am very self-motivated and successful in meeting project schedules on time and within budget. I have worked my way through the ranks, and have developed a very thorough hands-on knowledge of the construction and consultancy industry. My strong points and assets are leadership, mentoring my staff, scheduling, organization, problem solving, and international and multi-cultural public relations.

I am seeking employment with an organization that can utilize the skill and knowledge I have acquired over the past 35 years, to be part of a successful team effort, where I can be a positive influence to the success of any project I am involved with and that of the company I am employed.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me anytime. I would like to set up an interview at a time convenient to your schedule.

With Kind Regards,

Jan K. Staab

Jan K. Staab

2283 - 72nd Avenue S.E. Mercer Island, Washington - 98040 USA. - E-mail: Phone: +425-***-****

Objective: Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Construction Operations

Active Project Management position dedicated to producing quality projects on schedule and within budget.

Position of Interest:

A Project Management role in Construction Industry


Experience in commercial, high rise, mid-rise, and low-rise structures, hotels, residential townhomes and villas, industrial, civil, master planning, tenant improvement (interior finishes) rail lines / tunnel, and marine terminal construction. My record of leading massive, complex national and international projects to successful conclusion.

Strengths include:

Identifying, assessing, and eradicating roadblocks to timely completion of projects

Excellent skills in planning, value engineering, coordinating and managing design, procurement, construction and commissioning developed over year of experience

Meeting and exceeding ambitious cost and margin goals in complex multinational projects

Develop and manage the strategic aspects of large / multifaceted ventures and mitigates any risk

Astute analyses of program / project management functions and ensures project work plans are appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements

Effectively communicates relevant information to superiors as well as senior managers, managers, and deployment managers while encouraging their ideas and viewpoints

Demonstrate a commitment to a strong HSE Management and leadership, in a project environment

BS in Construction Management, Washington State University plus courses in Oilfield Construction, Marine Terminal Construction, Commercial Deep Sea Diving, Commercial and Industrial Construction Technology and Advanced Electronics. Executive reviews highlighted strengths that include mentoring leadership, diligence safeguarding schedules, maximizing resources, prioritizing, resourceful problem solving, as well as international and multi-cultural public relations and dispute resolution.

Project Experience:

Valor Builds Collaborative, LLC. – Seattle, Washington – January 2016 to Present

Technical Consultant of Project Development

I am currently working as a technical construction consultant on a contract basis with a mid-size specialty contractor. My duties are performing their Design Reviews and Pre-construction Reviews, Writing and awarding Contracts, Writing Scope of Work, Estimating and putting the Project Budgets in place. I wrote the corporate Quality Control Guidelines, Concrete Pour Guidelines, and Safety Program. Since this is on a contract basis, I am looking for a more challenging position working with a Contractor or Consulting firm, where the environment is more challenging and where I can contribute to the success of their core values and business plan.

Monolithic Dome Constructors Inc. - USA / European Union / Philippines - November 2014 – December 2016

Senior Project Manager / Consultant / Program Management

Providing project start-up requirements, Construction Methodology, Mobilization, Program Schedule, Project Controls, Logistics, International and Local Government Permitting, Value Engineering, Site Security, Project Safety Programs. Developing manpower requirements per-project, materials, equipment, and warehousing, pre-fabrication systems. Engineering and Architectural design approvals from the Philippine Government (National Housing Authority) and local jurisdictions.

Mott Mac Donald for the JV of Arabtec / CCC, “Abu Dhabi Plaza Project” Astana, Kazakhstan June 2015 – November 2015

Project Technical Consultant - Overseeing and implantation of their Structural Steel erection program for 4 high-rise towers from 22 stories to 77 stories and methodology. My contract was for 120+ days to work with the JV of Arabtec and CCC as aforementioned to put into place a cohesive erection strategy that included staging, erection sequencing and shaking out the steel from the storage facility that reduced time and increased their erection production efficiency by 90% from the time of my arrival to departure. I was asked to rewrite the erection safety program. When I arrived the erection safety program was nonexistent and with over 21 million man-hours without a “LTA” (lost time accident) and with the structural steel erection program moving forward it became a priority for the JV to establish a solid safety plan for all structural steel erection. I worked hands-on with Jim Battarizzi Senior Engineer for the JV, working through the “Outrigger” erection sequencing and Erection Modeling and Method Statement presentation for the client Al Dar. This was a very successful 120-day contract exceeded the client’s expectations.

SNC Lavalin – March 2012 to August 2014

Sr. Construction Manager – FENIX Thermal Power Plant Project “520 MGW”

By aggressive scheduling, reviewing daily activity, and recognizing managers’ and workers’ efforts to catch up and surpassed the original schedule. Enabled commissioning to proceed with the testing of plant systems 30 days before the testing was scheduled. As Sr. Construction Manager, I was assigned to take over the “Seawater Intake and Outfall System”. The SWIOS comprised of the underground Intake Basin, 156’ X 80’ X 54’, placement of two 2150HP Torishima main pumps, and two 1050 HP auxiliary Torishima pumps. With four 2000mm dia. by 1485 meters long excavated and buried on land extending to the beach where a 350-meter skirted trestle was constructed. Within the trestle the seabed material was dredge to a bottom elevation of minus 15 meters to the engineers designed elevation. On the beach side we constructed four rail lines to the trestle that would accommodate the intake and outfall pipelines for launching and connection within the trestle. The four offshore pipeline extensions were 2354 meters offshore. After the launching of the Intake pipelines the placement of two Intake structures 30 feet in diameter by 30 feet high were placed and connected on the seabed by divers. I oversaw the back-feed transmission tower erection and transmission line feeds of 90 miles. Additionally, I worked with our thermal power team assisting in the fabrication and placement of the boilers along with the main steam turbine installation. Our construction team compiled over 5 million man-hours without a lost time accident.

Habitat for Humanity – January 25th, 2010 to February 2012

Deputy Director of Special Operations (Haiti Relief)

Habitat for Humanity’s project went through 7 directors in 18 months so the program was chaotic and lacking direction. As Deputy Director of Special Operations, Habitat’s master plan was reviewed and determined the plans would not work under these conditions; the whole program was revised keeping the priorities of provide shelter, food, and destroyed infrastructure. Solicited help from trade unions, trade associations (AGC and many others) and then paired unskilled Haitian workers with skilled US craftsmen to attack prioritized tasks (housing, sewer treatment plants, power plants etc.). Built teams of thousands of Haitians and enabled them to rebuild their city themselves and take pride in doing so.

“Habitat for Humanity” is a non-profit organization operating throughout the world, as “Deputy Director of Special Operations – Haiti Relief”, I took on this position to provide “hands-on” training for the Haitian people, in which 93% of the total population are unskilled. I developed a comprehensive program in which I integrate skilled tradesmen from American Trade Unions, the American Building Contractors “ABC” and the Association of General Contractors “AGC”, consisting of Journeymen Carpenters, Labors, Masons, Electricians, Plumbers, Welders, Machinery Operators and Land Surveyors. Through my program these skilled craftsmen would work one-on-one with the Haitians’, training them in their particular trade. By setting this program up in such a fashion the Haitians learned a trade while working with these skilled craftsmen. I set these groups up in core teams. As the Haitians became competent in their groups they are sent out to work with others that have been trained, then a new group would come in to take their place for the hands-on training.

“You can feed a man a fish and he is fed for a day, you teach a man to fish, he is fed for a life time”. So goes with this program I have put together for Habitat for Humanity and the Haiti relief. The response to my program was an overwhelming success. We had over 500 craftsmen on rotation from one to three months at a time through 2014.

I worked with several design teams designing a modular housing program that will simplify and standardize the current building system. In addition, I had brought together a number engineering and design firms throughout the United States that volunteered their services to work with the Haitian government, to establish more stringent building codes, integrating seismic engineering into their future building codes and designs. This also includes STP’s (sewer treatment plants), and water purification, and a new and more efficient electrical and grid power generation system that was nonexistent before this devastating earthquake.

Turner International Middle East April 2008 to October 2009

Director of Construction / Director of Logistics:

Director of Construction (Turner) for the “Bawadi Project” within “Dubailand”, the world’s largest real estate development project formed the core team of Directors of Engineering, Architecture, Project Controls, QC, Logistics and Master Planning. Overcame many legal and logistical obstacles for the first Green "LEEDS" city. Selected the best LEEDS formats from American, British, Australian and Singapore standards that worked best for the Dubai government’s needs.

As Director of Construction I was accountable for the development, coordination, and execution of the planning, design and construction management activities and personnel on a day-to-day basis. As part of the “Core Team” of Directors, we developed implemented and administered operational policies and procedures, controls and administrative systems necessary to meet contractual obligations of our client Emmar. My involvement consisted and not limited to, the Emaar-Bawadi Master Plan of 9 Districts, (over 925 hectares) or the equivalent of over 2,750 U.S. acres. Coordinating the feasibility & due diligence studies, defining project requirements, liaising with statutory authorities, managing design stages and consultants, tendering and negotiating with head contractors, administering contracts for the Emaar-Bawadi, Real Estate Marketing Program for the residential Villas, Town Homes the Trio Towers Residential Towers, and the destination Golf Resort. My team collaborated with the design engineers (NEB) for the Trio-Towers three 67 story residential towers with a 3 story podium through completion, within (District #3) resolving design issues, relating to the structural, architectural design and interior Design, value-engineering, MEP, coordination meetings, weekly progress meetings assuring that the as-build drawings were updated weekly. I oversaw the site Grading contractor, Ghantoot, and Parsons, Infrastructure Design engineers, on a weekly basses (Districts, #4, #7, #8, and #9). Coordination of the Infrastructure work with the contractor ERC (Emirates Road Contractors) developing their work program (schedule) for phases 1 through 6, within District #9, to ensure they would be able to meet their target dates of completion. In addition to the ERC, LOA (contract), I developed the Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Safety programs, for their deep and shallow utility services installation. In addition the “red”-line as-build drawings were submitted on a weekly basses. Coordination of the District #9 construction phases, (1-6) with General Contractor, “Arabtec” in the sequencing of the Master Program (Schedule) target dates, as agreed upon in their LOA (contract), for the construction of 21,000 Townhomes and 2650 Villas. My team, worked hand in hand with Bawadi-Tatweer Master Developers, interfacing with their Master Plan, in regards to the domestic services and utilities, Power, Water, Sewer, District Cooling Plants, Tele-communications, Storm Drainage System. The team, worked with the following agencies, Dubai Municipality, DEWA, Civil Defense, RTA, and Du, Etisalat communication services. Interfacing with the individual, entities as aforementioned Water, Sewer, and Power to ensure these critical services were going to be delivered as agreed upon. Tendering the services mentioned for their constriction, along with the consultancy services necessary to the success of their on-time completion. Overseeing and coordination of the Design teams for the Trio-Towers redesign, villas, DEWA, the MEP contractors, Interior finishes, our in house design team and overseeing the various components of the project including the Master Plan.

Director of Logistics: As Director of Logistics for a 6 month period until the position was filled, I put together a very comprehensive Logistics Master plan covering the whole Emaar-Bawadi Development. This 68 page document covered not only the Master Site Program, I was able to break it down to each individual District, to customize them due to the constraints of the proposed construction plots and their limitations for lay-down and office areas required, this is a very efficient and effective tool for all contractors as well as the client, Emaar-Bawadi, and to the success of their individual projects, within each district. This document covered Security, Security Entry and Exit, of the site, Temporary Roads and maintenance, Environmental programs, Construction Waste Management, Emergency Medical Services, Civil Defense, Temporary STP’S (Sewage Treatment Plants) Temporary Electrical Services, Temporary Lay-down areas, Concrete Batching Plants, Labor Camps, HS&E (Health Safety and Environment) programs. All the documents for entry passes, Safety and Environment documents, Pre-Construction site take over check list, and numerous documents for different applications, along with Flow charts as instructions for these applications to simplify their use.

Project Value: $25 Billion U$D.

Al Habtoor Engineering/Habtoor-Leighton - February 2007 to April 2008

Project Director:

Averted disaster in multi-billion dollar projects. Assumed Project Director duties of an Al Habtoor condominium project of six, 47-story residential towers that was in default / duress. Reconciling major discrepancies between marketing documents and design plans thus avoiding litigation. Upon completion, took over and turned around a project of 11 towers between 65 and 85 stories that was significantly behind schedule. Uncovered massive fraud where prior management fabricated non-existent contracts and purchase orders amounting to millions.

Over the course of the year I was deeply involved in a number of tendering’s and negotiations of high profile “Iconic Development” projects throughout Dubai, and the U.A.E. In addition I was asked to assist our Corporate Director of Business Development and assist him in direct marketing and participate in project acquisition and negotiations and the tendering of a number of potential projects. I joined our development team to develop the Master Plan for the Lagoons (SAMA Dubai) this was a 8,000 hectare development within the Dubai Municipality. This development was designed as a city within a city, housing over 850,000 residence and businesses. Our team developed the complete infrastructure design, in regards to the domestic services and utilities, Power, Water, Sewer, District Cooling Plants, Tele-communications, and Storm Drainage System. The team, worked with the following agencies, Dubai Municipality, DEWA, Civil Defense, RTA, and Du, Etisalat communication services. This also included excavation of 15 million cubic meters of earth for the sea to reclaim, once these manmade islands were complete. In addition to this Master Planning, I was involved in the completion of numerous projects such as:

Skycourts (National Bonds) a combined six, 47 story 4 residential towers and 2 hotel towers, and a 4 story mixed use podium from design through completion. Project Value: 2.5 Billion Dhs.,

Al-Sufouh Rail Project, (RTA) of Dubai, this light-rail Master Plan, this project when complete, will be 37 kilometers in length with 19 transit stations, with multiple crossings, and master maintenance, switch yard facility. Project Value: 3.5 Billion Dhs.

The Sidra Medical Research Center, Doha Qatar, this massive complex consisted of the central hospital facility, separate clinic, central service center, 2000, car underground parking structures and underground pedestrian tunnels leading to the central University of Qatar campus complex. As; Project Director, my team put in place a very comprehensive, design team, value engineering and constructability of the project which is found in my methodology statement that I will issue upon request. Project Value: 12 Billion Dhs.

The Trump “5 Star Hotel” and Residential Twin Towers, Palm Jumeirah, (Nakheel) this unique iconic structure, with twin towers connecting at the 46th floor, 64 floors with a 12 story pinnacle taking the structure over 70 stories, in addition the massive podium, for parking and retail, restaurants. Project Value: 3.3 Billion Dhs. $898 million usd

Risk Analysis

Commercial and Contract Issues

Value Engineering: Architectural and Engineering issues

Master Program, (Schedule)

Interior Design and Finishes

Feasibility and Constructability programs

Quality Control Program

HSE program site specific

Logistics due to very restricted site lay-down conditions

Closeout documentation

O&M Manuals commissioning and validation of all mechanical and security systems.

I was involved in the rescue and restructuring of 2 major projects the

Business Bay project of 11 office, hotels and residential towers ranging from 67 story’s to 85 stories through their completion. This project was behind schedule and needed restructuring, and a complete recovery program that I developed that would ensure that the revised schedule would ensure the on-time completion date.

My biggest challenge was the Lagoons (city) Development I was appointed to develop the construction, risk analysis and logistic strategies for our involvement in this most prestigious development. My team worked with SAMA Dubai Holding and SAMA Contracting to develop the Master Plan for the construction of the Dubai Towers, in addition to 18 additional towers hotels, residential and commercial structures. These would be part of the three man-made islands. My architectural and engineering team traveled to Japan to work with our Design and Engineering partner to actually move forward with the design and modeling of these towers, there were four towers that spiraled as high as 110 to 89 stories. It was an incredible process and privilege to work on such a prestigious work of engineering and the design.


Washington State University; “Satellite Campus Program” at

Peninsula College, - Port Angeles, Washington

Degree in Construction Management - 1990-1992. (four year degree)

International Business Management / Business Administration.

Duke University; Hyperbaric Medicine, Doctor John Bennett – 1978 – 1981

Research and Development of Hyperbaric Medicine, Deep Diving Gas mixtures and deep diving decompression tables.

UCLA: Hyperbaric Medicine, Doctor Richard Upshaw – 1978 – 1982

Research and Development of Hyperbaric Medicine, Deep Diving Gas mixtures and deep diving decompression tables.

Divers Institute of Technology; Seattle, Washington - 1975 - 1976

Commercial Deep Sea Diving

Oilfield Construction

Marine Terminal Construction

Clark College; Vancouver, Washington - 1972 - 1973

Commercial and Industrial Construction Technology

Advanced Electronics

Professional Associations:

International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers. Journeyman Carpenter

International Brotherhood of Pile Drivers and Divers. Journeyman Pile Driver and Divers

International Brotherhood of Millwrights, Carpenters, and Jointers. Journeyman Millwright

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Welders, Journeyman Welder

International Brotherhood of Sheet Metal Workers, Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic

Association of General Contractors (AGC) “Project Management” Certification

Association of General Contractors (AGC) “Superintendents” Certification


Mr. Michael Scott (Director of Operations Abu Dhabi) - Retired

c/o Turner International Middle East

E-maid Address:

1-575-***-**** central time USA

Mr. Scott Miller (Senior Project Manager)

c/o AECOM International

E-mail Address:

Mobile: 1-801-***-****

Mr. Lorin Springer (Owner and Principle / “Pacific Northwest General Constructors”)

9220 170th Street East

Puyallup, WA 98375

Home: 253-***-****

Mobile: 253-***-****

E-mail Address:

"SKYPE" - lorin.springer88

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Wipple - (CEO - Vista Energy International)

c/o Vista Energy International

Office: 1-360-***-**** - ext: 502

Mobile: 1-425-***-****

Mr. Mark Holloway - (Senior Construction Manager)

c/o Vista Energy International

Mobile: 1-225-***-****

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