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Engineer Project Management

Otsego County, NY
March 23, 2018

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Richard W Beckwith, JD, PHD, LLM, PMP, Contracts Administrator

Retired certified Purchasing Manager, certified Cost Estimator,

Registered Environmental Prof., Florida Gen. Contractor

** ******* *treet, Greene, NY 13778 USA

607-***-**** or 607-***-****

SUMMARY: To enter a oil/gas diverse/mobile project management organization.

To make a difference in the world, utilizing new FEMA training in project management, estimating.

leadership, engineering, debris removal, lean sigma six constant improvement processes, PMI

certification on June 6, 2009 and P6 Primavera scheduling, (autocost) to record progress and

cost to complete for change order negotiations,. contract change control and closeout,

procurement performance reviews, inspections, audits, payments, claims, earned value

management, forecasting, to-complete performance index, variance analysis, work performance

measurements, budget forecasts, change requests reporting, stakeholder communications, life

cycle, work breakdowns, schedule updates, qualitative risk analysis, manage project execution,

integrations, scope management, staffing, subcontracts, through interpersonal leadership, team

building, motivation, communication, training, influencing, decision making using simulation

modeling methods for performance improvement in ISO 14000 implementation, negotiating and

project political/cultural awareness of billion dollar mega construction projects to include nine

bridges and mechanical (HVAC, electrical, plumbing).


Achieved growth in Restoration Trust from $500K to 2,000K

1 Honorable Discharge USA ARMY, disabled, but accommodations not required

2 Construction Management Teacher - Columbus Community College

3 Passing unlimited general contractor, master electrical, plumbing, HVAC exams

4 Direct commission US Army

Courses Related to Employment:

1 40 Hour OSHA & 8 Hour OSHA Hazard Waste Supervisor Trainings

2 Florida Unlimited General Contractor Preparation Course

3 Journeyman Carpenter/Millwright Test-out to journeyman supervisor

4 Law School and Environmental Engineering Courses listed below

5 Project Management Institute PMP certification passed on 7/06/09

6 Essentials of Project Management including risk management, Villanova U, 4/09

7 Essentials of Microsoft Engineering, Through Quick Cert. started 10/9

8 Catalyst CPM Consultant training in Primavera P6 project life cycle from planning to close

9 API Oil Well Performance and Surveillance, Cost Reduction and Reservoirs

Affiliations/Community Service:

1 American Estimators Association, Certified Estimator (Incorporated Georgia chapter)

2 American Purchasing Manager Association, CPM (Founding President Cleveland, TN)

3 American Civil Engineer Association, Construction Management Committee

4 National Contract Management Association, Past board member Aiken, SC

5 American Mediation Assoc., Pro bono Nashville, TN chapter

6 Project Management Association, (PMP passed July 6, 2009)

7 American Association Cost Engineers, Construction Management Committee

8 Airplane Owner Association, Commercial Pilot Land and Sea

9 Civil Air Patrol, Melbourne Florida Squadron Commander with a 1000% membership

increase while in command.

10 Melbourne Florida Flying Club President

11 Military Engineer Association, construction management committee

12 American Nuclear Association, membership committee

13 Sertoma Club, Cleveland, TN membership Co-chairperson

14 American Home Builders Association, Past Secretary Auburn, NY chapter


1995 to Present: Self Employed Director - Norma Jean Restoration Trust -

Organized, bought and sold real estate, through bidding and marketing to grow the trust 50%/

year. Using ability to plan acquisitions, strategy, analytical, bidding, budget, coaching/mentoring,

construction work contracting, contract award, law, negotiation, plan, assessment, superintend,

close-out, conflict resolution, change orders, building management, complex project management

of difficult projects using MS Project, MS Power Point. Operating in mechanical (national

electrical code 2008, plumbing, HVAC and general contracting).

1956-Present: Self Employed Owner/Operator Dairy/ Crop Farmer/Land Developer/

Builder/ Windmill Owner. Oversight of family farms, cost accounting, co-op agreements. Cost

price analysis, distant learning, creative writing, customer service, distribution, operation,

employee/labor relations, equipment acquisitions, finance and analysis.

1990-2008: Self Employed Consultant TN Supreme Court approved mediator and

AAA arbitrator, juvenile, domestic relations, labor relations, construction, environmental,

neighborhood, criminal, and child custody conflict resolution.

1990- 1997: State of TN Environmental Engineer in air pollution permitting,

enforcement, safety, public relations for manufacturing, hazard waste, concrete, rock crushers,

asphalt, nuclear Oak Ridge, and road building. Using ability in government regulations, Microsoft

Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Outlook, MS Power Point, MS Windows, meeting timelines,

multitasking, process operating systems, oral and written communications, performance

monitoring, policy and procedure development and revision, problem solving, process

improvement, and regulatory analysis.

1986-1990: Self Employed Consultant DOE, DOD, TVA, US Army Corps. Engineers

(Middle East), temporary contracts administrator, cost engineer, estimator through varied

temporary agencies. Price negotiation, price terms, procurements, contract planning, proposal

review, bid analysis, contracts assessment, contracts negotiation, contracts award, contracts

supervision, oversight, termination for cause and convenience, and close-out. Primavera 3 for

change order negotiations.

1980-1986: M&M Mars certified purchasing manger on engineered manufacturing &

facilities projects construction, service contracts, and fast track design build. Procedural analysis,

vendor selection, procurements, small and large including computer programming, systems and

blanket contracts, with progress payments, progress reporting, expediting, vendor inspections,

R&D projects for food product development and manufacturing, regulatory analysis, resource

stewardship, settlement, shipping and traffic management. Taught purchasing management at

Cleveland, TN Community College.

1980-1982: Associate professor in a Community College (Columbus, OH) teaching

construction engineering, law & labor law, Critical Path Method Scheduling (work breakdown

structures, resource leveling, earned value, variance, to-complete calculations, estimate to

complete, managing scope, and configuration), Chain Method Scheduling, Bar Graph Method

Scheduling, cost engineering, safety engineering, procurement, organization, productivity,

communications, project/program management claims and negotiation. Concurrently director of

3000 unit commercial/residential five state construction projects where I flew my airplane to site


1968-1980: Self Employed with Varied Temporary Agencies assigned to DOE, DOD,

TVA Three coal fired and Sequoia, Browns Ferry, Watts Bar nuclear, Three Mile Island, Oyster

Creek, Russian Chernobyl, Moscow's Kurchatow Inst.(thorium -uranium blend research reactor),

Perry, Detroit Power Refuse Plant, Middle East Airport, SOHIO Chem/Nuclear plant, Atlanta

Mass Transit tunneling, open cut, elevated railroad as construction contract administrator,

safety trainer, environmental, negotiator, manager, scheduler, estimator/cost engineer, technical

manager, procurement,compliance, safety engineer. Using lessons learned from high-performing

projects/programs in vision, strategic perspective, managing resources, communication,

empowering, developing, achieving, self awareness, emotional resilience, intuitiveness,

sensitivity, influence, motivation, and conscientiousness of project manager profiles. CPM

scheduling for project management and scope change order negotiations. Concrete

subcontractor on nine bridges.

Education: Atlantic Union College, Boston, BS

Environmental Biology, Ecology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Presentations,

Occupational and Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Waste Removal, Water

Quality Management, Air Pollution Control, Environmental Protection, Boiler Operations, Control

of Emissions, Base Line Inspections, Inspections Meeting CI Operations, Air Pollution Control

Systems, Hazardous Waste Site Supervision, PM10 SIP Development, Measuring Emission

Atmosphere, and Overview PSD Regulations.

Woodrow Wilson Law School, Atlanta, GA JD/LLM

Environmental/LAW, Contracts 1,2,3; Civil; Criminal, Trusts 1 & 2, Real estate 1, 2, 3, Real estate

closings; Real estate Appraisal, Real estate Sales, Law Library, Moot Court, Tax 1,2,3;

Bankruptcy, Construction Law, Banking, Torts 1&2, UCC, Mediation, Arbitration.

Lee College, Cleveland, TN BS

Management, Accounting1,2,3,4; Organization, Engineering Physics, Greek, Human

Growth & Development, Economics 1 & 2; Business Law1&2; Organization Theory,

Management 1&2; Labor Economics, Finance, Sociology, Natural Science, Psychology,

World Religions, Christian Thought, Wisdom Literature, Cost Accounting.

SUNY Maritime College, Naval/marine engineering, shipbuilding, engineering drawing,

physics, naval history, Navy ROTC

Penn Foster College, Technical Math, Technical Science, Surveying, Engineering

Economy, Engineering Materials, Introduction to Microprocessors, Engineering Mechanics,

Concrete, Topographic Drawing & Surveying, Mechanics of Materials, Geodic Surveying,

Structural Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Fluid Mechanics, Computer

Applications, Computer Programming, Highway Construction & Design 1&2, Analytic

Geometry, Calculus, Organizational Behavior, Business & Technical Writing, Resident

Laboratory Training.

US ARMY (Earned 105 college credits while on active duty) in USA & Europe

Supply Sergeant and machinist with Honorable Discharge.

Greene Central High School (activities: Wrestling, Footlights, Engineering Activity) Greene, NY

NYS Regents Scholarship, (graduated in three years instead of four).

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