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Construction Project Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
January 01, 2018

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Harold “Chip” Gause

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

Charlotte, NC 28273

(704) ***-****

PROFILE: A self –motivated, focused construction professional offering a

strong grasp of construction techniques. Able to represent company

in a professional and eloquent manner…Excellent mechanical aptitude…

Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, both one on one

and with a group…Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills…

Well organized and focused in coordinating projects…

Experience Encompasses the Following Key Areas

20 years estimating and project management experience

Contract negotiation

Dispute resolution


Successfully managed projects up to $20,000,000.

Ability to produce detailed cost estimates for all project trades.

Consistently met and exceeded company goals and objectives.

Established an excellent performance track record.


ACT (2016- Present)

Pre-Construction Manager

Oversee and manage construction for The Colombo Energy Plant, Greenwood, SC. The project was 70% complete and in distress at the time I accepted the assignment.

Take control of project change management and build correct documentation.

Re-task resources to ensure on time completion.

Oversee daily operations and recover schedule.

Produce material quantities and oversee purchasing.

Manage progress billing and forecast cash flow requirements.

Develop and manage early punch list.

Maintain positive client relations.

Schedule all project activities and report to client.

Project close-out

Oversee structural steel division.

Develop bid opportunities as a subcontractor.

Perform take-off and build cost estimates.

SOUTHEAST QSR (2014-2016)

Regional Project Manager

Oversee and manage construction operations for a REIT over a 10 state area, from concept to completion.

Produce construction budgets and scopes of work to develop building program.

Manage all reporting, interview and engage all vendors including design, materialsmen and contractors.

Schedule all construction activities.

Manage CAPEX and budgets for maintenance operations.

Ensure quality and on-time delivery within budget.

Report to Director of Design and equity partners.

Make site visits and develop punch lists.

Maintain positive cash flow.


Senior Project Manager

Oversee and manage projects from concept to completion, purpose built student housing. Presently have 4 projects in Montreal, Canada, 3 high-rise renovations and 1 ground-up 40 story building. Projects total over 200 million dollars.

Oversee and manage deferred maintenance programs for existing properties.

Manage CAPEX and budgets for maintenance operations. These are multi-million dollar programs that include, but are not limited to, building envelope, electrical, mechanical, structural and general maintenance work scopes.

Produce construction budgets and scopes of work to develop building program.

Schedule all construction activities.

Implement and oversee deferred maintenance program.

Supervise staff in project operations.

Ensure quality and on-time delivery within budget.

Report to Director of Operations and equity partners.

Travel to project site weekly, 2-4 days.

COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGERS, Inc., Charlotte, NC (2002-2013)

Operations Manager

Manage projects as owner’s representative; concept to completion

Produce complete construction estimates

Produce conceptual budgets for construction projects and insurance loss claims.

Produce detailed pre construction cost analysis

Oversee all company construction operations, primarily commercial construction over a 20 state area.

Coordinate subcontractors, produce estimates and assembled hard bid and design build proposals

Took 3 year absence from company to build Hisada Auto Body in Evansville, Indiana. Project completed in September 2009

MARUBENI CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC (2006-2009 leave of absence from CPM)

Project Manager/ Estimator

Produce project estimates, primarily industrial and automotive plant projects on a nationwide basis.

Oversee and manage design/ build construction of automobile plans from concept to completion.

Oversee and manage all construction operations including pre-construction, buy-outs, scheduling, approvals, subcontractor coordination, supervise and manage site personnel.

Negotiate change orders, project accounting, billing, RFI’s, submittal review and submission and maintain project logs.

W.G. HOLDEN CONSTRUCTION, Inc., Charlotte, NC (2000 – 2002)

Director of Operations

Orchestrated all project operations from estimate to project close out. Increased company sales from 1 to 10 million annually.

Estimate and assemble all bid packages: public and private sector projects with strong emphasis on design and development.

Oversaw all project operations including scheduling, buy-outs, submittals, client and subcontractor negotiations, mobilization, construction operations and close out.

SOUTHEASTERN STRUCTURES, Inc., Charlotte, NC (1997-2000)

Senior Project Manager

Supervised design, estimating and management of pre-engineered metal building projects. Expanded company into 3 states.

Project tasks included scheduling, buy-outs, value engineering, overall coordination and administration and all dispute resolution.


ALMAC Phases I and II (Army Logistics Management College)

NC DOT EDP Beginning and Advanced Sessions

Attended courses and seminars in project planning and control construction contract law, client and sub-contractor relations, and quality & production controls.

Computer literate, expert with Microsoft Project, Planswift, Onscreen Take-off and estimating software systems, Butler Building System’s Advantage Estimating Software, AIA Software.

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