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Project Manager

Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
April 04, 2018

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Multisite Operation – Construction Development – Project Management – Goal-focused Leadership

Executive with extensive background in urbanism and infrastructure, managing large commercial, residential, institutional, healthcare, hospitality and civil work construction projects across the United States, Europe and Asia; coordinates contractors, architectural, engineering and stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Known to establish work sequence, and design project management tools to query and forecast project delivery patterns on projects with over $4 billion budget. Possess technical skills coupled with confident decision making for enabling effective solutions leading to high satisfaction and low operation costs. Experienced at using industry software applications including Prolog, P6, MS Project, HCSS, Expedition, Primavera, Means Estimating & Web. Dual citizenship US & EU.


Project Management; Business Development; Client Relations; OSHA Regulations; Team Building & Leadership; Strategic Planning; Stakeholder Collaboration; Budgeting/P&L; Analytical Thinking; Contract Administration; Asset Management; Negotiations; Policy Implementation; Vendor Relations, Design-Build Construction; P3 Projects; Grounds-up; Construction Consulting; Claims Resolution


Procured 18 projects worth $1,4 billion through the delivery of numerous professional presentations.

Recovered $1.5M in general condition and costs when client’s issuance of change orders caused a 12- month delay on a $320M project.

Negotiated $44.5M in change orders and change directives on behalf of the employer with the resulting profit ranging from 12-20%.

Maintained a consistent buy-out rate of 9–15% on trades by reviewing/negotiating contracts.


NASDI Holdings, New York, NY 2011 – 2018

Vice President of Operations / Project Executive

Creates strategic business plans for profitable growth of General Contracting Company, implementing systems and processes to improve efficiency and reduce project costs and durations.

Leads a team of 6 Project Directors, Project Executives and numerous Project Managers to provide superior customer service in the Tri-State / Mid-Atlantic area.

Managed recovery and cleanup operations, on behalf of US Army Corp. of Engineers and FEMA, after Hurricane Sandy, for at Rockaway Peninsula, Breeze Point, Coney Island and Manhattan Beach, NY, generating 20% profit.

Trains, and develops team members within region, providing performance evaluations and coaching. Engineered organizational policies, and processes with objective to increase revenue

Provides arbitration and litigation support.

Leon D. DeMatteis Corp. New York, NY 2007 – 2011

Project Executive

Managed a full spectrum of capital construction and real estate development projects ranging from $500K to $450M in value; represented company before government agencies and public.

Reviewed contract documents, supervised construction, developed and implemented schedules, managed budgets, and coordinated with stakeholders during all phases of projects.

Developed, negotiated scope of work, funding, and staffing levels.

Removed $2,5M in excess charges; reduced operational cost by 10%.

Spearheaded contract negotiations resulting in holding construction costs and change orders to a minimum.

VCG Construction Jersey City, NJ 2005 – 2007

Vice President / Project Executive

Directed operational activities of a multi-disciplinary construction contractor

Successfully managed projects with budgets totaling $250M per year while effectively minimizing change orders to meet the original project scope.

Generated new business through numerous professional presentations.

Created new revenue streams by adding a specialized division.

Bovis Lend Lease Princeton, NJ / NYC, NY 2000 – 2005

Senior Project Manager

Managed numerous construction projects on a $300M budget, focusing on property development, and transformational urbanization projects; managed budgets and P&L analysis

Managed multiple project schedules, project financial reports, team evaluation, coaching and mentoring – hiring/firing, training and performance.

Established profit/loss targets, work flow, and staffing requirements on multisite operations

Communicated with C-level and board of director personnel administering updates, execution and results for every project.

Project Solutions International Global 1994 - Present

President - Managing Director

Directed all aspects of business including business development, client services and operations, generating $450K in yearly revenue

Increased client’s profits by 15% in one year through restructure of business line.

Developed client's strategy for negotiations of Change Orders; recovered $7.5M for design changes. Saved $3.2M in costs by negotiating claims and change orders

Increased client’s direct savings by 10-12% ($10M) by revamping a bidding process.


Master of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Technology

A.A.S., Mechanical Engineering Diploma – Community Construction College

Project Management – Project Management Institute, EU

Building Code Enforcement – Middlesex County Community College


Professional Engineer/Chartered Engineer – EU

RICS -Royal Institution – Chartered in Project Management – U.S.A / EU

Board of Licensing – Master Plumber – EU

Licensed Plumbing/Mechanical & Building Inspector – U.S.A. / EU

Licensed Energy Engineer / Director – EU

NYC Safety Manager Course – 40 hr. OSHA Safety - 30 hr. Supervisory OSHA Safety - 10 hr. Construction Safety OSHA Subpart “R” – Steel Erection OSHA Subpart “K” & “V”-Electrical Safety OSHA Subpart “L” – Scaffolding SWAC - Security Clearance for Airports Bridges and Ports Crane Institute - Mobile Crane Safety


Prolog, P6, MS Project, HCSS, Expedition, Primavera, Means Estimating & Web

PROFFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS RICS – Royal Institution, ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers, NOT – EU

Partial Project Experience

Hospital and medical facilities:

■ Princeton Hospital – Princeton, NJ $95 mil. Project Manager in charge of pre-construction and structural operations for this Hospital project. 320 bed teaching hospital with all additional off-site facilities. I was responsible for; 1/ pre-construction phase which included management of design, approval process with governmental officials, constructability review, tendering, selection and approval of contractors, scope of work negotiation, pre- construction phase; management of contractors, sub-contractors and direct suppliers, resolving of the constructability issues, overseeing submittal process, provided guidance to the structural contractors, coordinated installation of owner provided equipment,

■ Dr. Jurasz Teaching Hospital – EU $420 mil Project Director in charge of GC functions for this 510,000 sq. ft. project. Scope of work included GC functions for the construction of 5-story new wing connected to the existing hospital. New building included classrooms, laboratories and kitchen facility for the students and teaching staff. Very extensive site work with new utilities.

■ Additional new construction/renovation work on Hospital projects in Middle East, Europe and US.

Schools and Higher Education Projects:

■ Metropolitan Schools Campus $280 mil.

Forrest Hills, Queens, NY

Project Executive in charge of the 475,000 sq. ft educational project consisting Junior and High School build in

Queens, NY. This project includes mid-rise buildings and facilities accommodating over 1,800 students. Scope includes new

Buildings, (2 towers), with extensive finishes including full size theater, 2 gymnasiums, full commercial kitchen etc. Site work

Included new underground utilities with special retention system, 72” piping, baseball stadium, recreational facility,

supplementary power connections, utility vaults etc.

■ School Construction Authority

New York City

Project Executive in charge for $300 million of the various projects through the New York City School district.

■ Academy of Technology $700 mil.


COO/Project Executive in charge of this 1, 430,000 square foot project. Scope of work included GC functions for 3 multistory buildings with classrooms, laboratories, and study / library rooms, dormitory High Rise and Mid-Rise buildings, garages, parking lots etc. Mechanical Designer for design – built new mechanical, (power, heat, HW, pumping station), facility and infrastructure for multiphase expansion.

■ Additional work at K-12, High Schools in NY/NJ, Rowan University, Rutgers University etc.

Residential and multifamily:

■ New York City $ 320 mil.

Project Executive for the construction of mixed use high-rise buildings in NYC. Residential tower buildings complete construction with one of the buildings having grammar school at the first two floors.

■ New York City $ 240 mil

Director of Construction for multiple high-rise and mid-rise multi-family residential buildings grounds-up.

■ New York City $ 190 mil

Executive on construction of Trump Soho Hotel.

■ Fordon High-Rise / Mix Use Master Planned Community $1,2 bill

Project Executive/Owner Representative in charge of this mix use design / build project. Scope of work included 22 High-Rise Residential / Condo

Buildings, retail structures, underground utilities, roads, parking and community parks. Project has been finished 3 months ahead of schedule.

■ Old Staten Island Hospital $ 75 mil

Staten Island, New York

Project Manager in charge of this design-build, project included conversion of a eight-story mid-rise building into 165 condo units and new construction of four multi-story condo buildings consisting of 100 units. This project required very extensive excavating work with emphasis on the new utilities and parking lots for over 300 cars.

■ Additional residential and hospitality projects in EU, Asia and US

Governmental and Municipal work:

■ Hammonton City Hall $30 mil.

Hammonton, NJ

Project Executive in charge on this new construction project consisting of the

new City Hall Building and demolition of the existing City Hall offices.

Belleville Town Hall $22

Belleville, New Jersey

Senior Project Manager in charge of this renovation and new construction project of township office and Police HQ.

■ State Prison and State Police HQ $90 mil.


Project Executive / Design Engineer in charge of GC functions for this refurbish / renovation project including communication center, offices, garages etc.

Additional work on the complex construction issues for the State of NJ Department of Community Affairs and DOT program value at $ 1,8 billion.

Sport complexes:

■ Ocean Breeze Athletic Facility $280 mil

Staten Island, NY

V-President in charge of an Athletic facility approved for use by Olympic Committee and NCAA. This project was very challenging due to many design changes and unexpected two Hurricanes. Scope consisted of new building with innovative movable running track, gymnasiums, extensive site work with over 300 deep piles and 65 micro piles, detention tanks, underground utilities, roads and very extensive renovation, with new intersections and signalization, of the major SI road.

■ Enos Jones Park $25 mil

Jersey City, New Jersey

Senior Project Manager in charge of a new recreational park including baseball field, hockey rink, basketball courts, and volleyball court.

■ Polonia Sport Complex $350 mil


COO/Project Executive in charge of Project Management-Owner Representation of this project consisting of a new ice hockey rink with hotel, swimming pool, gymnasium for the martial arts, tennis courts as well as renovations of a soccer fields and speedway track. Work included development of the Project Plan, schedule, budget, phasing and logistics studies, value engineering and construction phase.

Commercial and office projects:

■ St. John Ferry Terminal $185 mil

Staten Island, NY

Renovation of the ferry terminal with replacement of all bridges approaches and connecting work.

■ Merck Pharmaceuticals, $1,2 bill program

Various locations in US and Europe

Sr. Project Manager/Program Manager responsible for construction of various facilities.

■ Bayonne Bridge, (project still ongoing, so cost is unknown)

Bayonne, NJ

V-P in charge of first stage demolition and environmental operations for this iconic project.

■ Pontoon Bridge, (project still in work)

Albany, NY

V-P in charge of this new bridge project

BRB Office Building $25 mil

Summit, New Jersey

Senior Project Manager in charge of this design-build, three-story office buildings project including multi-story garages with connections to the county and state-owned roads and with necessary hook ups for the underground utilities. This project required extensive site work to prevent wetlands.

■ Merrimack Industries Inc. $15 mil

West Caldwell, NJ

Project Manager in charge of this industrial project consisting a new addition with parking facility and underground

utilities. The building has been erected without any interruption to the operations of existing manufacture. Can’t provide

particulars of the project - DoD job.


Many additional projects located in various parts of the globe.

Extremely well versed in project/program management, union labor negotiation, claims resolution, arbitrations, change order negotiation, contracts etc.

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