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
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
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
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).