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Manager Project

Kings County, New York, United States
May 22, 2018

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Samir S. Shah, CCM

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Senior Executive

1.Accomplished senior executive with over 34 years of experience in design and construction, project delivery of public buildings, mass transit, heavy highway, and airports. Mission oriented problem solver known for delivering results under extreme pressure and time constraints.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1982

Certified Construction Manager/CCM Certification

Areas of Expertise

Organizational Leadership and Staff management


Design and Construction Project Management

Contracting and Negotiations

Cost estimating and budgeting

Safety and Quality Management

High profile and fast track projects

Professional Experience

Senior Engineering audit officer, K.C Engineers, NYC November 2017-Current

Program Director, Fire & Police Program units, NYC Department of Design and Construction. July/99 – September 2017

Responsible for the Design and construction of New York City Firehouses, Emergency Medical Ambulance stations & Police Stations supervising a staff of 40 Architects and Engineers with a program budget of $200M annually. Successfully completed design and construction at more than 400 project sites in past 21 years at DDC.

Currently also handling completion of New Police Academy Project in College Point, Queens Valued at $1B as a Project Executive. Handling over 75 sub-contractors and Construction management team of Turner/STVJ/V.

Projects include:

Engine company 75/EC 75 (Design/build of a New fire house, $7M, 24 months)

EC93 (Gut renovation, $5.7M, 12months)

EC210 (Gut renovation, $3.5M, 12 months)

Rossville combined EMS and firehouse (New facility from foundation up; $11M,17months)

EC 1 and EC 282(both at $5.3M, 12 months)

Ladder Company 25(Gut renovation, $6.2M, 12 months)

EMS stations at Kings County, Rockaway, Springfield Gardens, Bond Street, “award winning” Engine Companies 201, 277 in Brooklyn, RescueCompany3,GreenpointEMS,ZeregaAvenueEMS,andNew Queens EMS50

FDNY’s five communications offices and Radio antennae towers ($80M)

9thstreet,121st street Police Precincts($100M)

NYC’s headquarters of Office of Emergency Management/OEM ($60M)

EC258 (Gut renovation, $3.5M, 12months),

EC73 (Gut renovation, $5.5M, 12 months

Also served as a Program Manager during the World Trade Center Disaster Recovery 911 cleanup efforts($800M)

Set up policies and procedures to track field activities and determine responsibilities of DDC field personnel and Construction Managers

Oversaw debris cleanup activities done by CM firms of Bovis, Tully, AMEC, and Turner Corporation.

Developed reimbursement policies for equipment utilized on the project in Conjunction with the NYC Comptroller’s office, Mayor’s Office of Construction, FEMA and DDC officers.

Analyzed and recommended the implementation of an electronic badging system tied to an electronic database system to facilitate the billing of the massive labor forces.

Established procedures for reviewing, submitting, and filing unprecedentedtimeandmaterialsrecordsincoordinationwithDDCfieldpersonnel and the auditing personnel

Prepared cost reports and analyzed labor and equipment utilization to identify inefficiencies and recommended changes.

Established contract closeout guidelines and coordinated activities of all parties; negotiated several contract claims.

Senior project manager, NYC Department of Design and Construction, Special projects unit October/1996-October/1999

Major mayoral priority projects included:

Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center ($3.5M, 8months),

Police Forensic Laboratory (after the famous O.J. Simpson trial, forensic Laboratory in Jamaica, Queens needed an upgrade to comply with the latest standards of forensic testing, $12M design/build project was completedin12months),

IS394 (Intermediate school in Crown Heights, phase I construction was completed in 8 months for $17M)

Carnegie libraries of Walt Whitman and DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn. ($10M)

Yankee stadium Emergency repair work)

Due to the successful completion of the above-mentioned projects, I was honored with several Commissioners’ awards and promoted to the Program Director’s position in the Fire Program Unit.

Facility Manager, NBC Studios, Rockefeller/Center, NYC June/1996 – October/1996

Facility and Construction Management work at NBC Channel 4 studios.

Project Manager, Castle Construction Company September/1995 – June/1996

Responsible for the residential construction projects at McGuire air Force Base in N.J with a total budget of $10 Million.

Chief Estimator and Project Manager, Daidone Electric, Inc. March/1989 – August/1995

Prepared cost estimates of projects up to $100 million for the various public agencies in NY/NJ area. Ran projects cost effectively and within budget. Major duties included field engineering, purchasing, coordinating various trades, negotiating change orders and related project management tasks. Submitted and negotiated contract claims.

Major projects included:

Rehabilitation of New York City transit

Building of 4 substations at Newark Airport’s monorail project (APM/Automated People Mover)

North River Water pollution plant (subcontract value $16M, 36 months)

New York City Transit’s system wide Fiber optics systems’ installation ($106M, 48 months).

NJDOT’s highway lighting and maintenance contracts and Newark Airport’s runway and Taxiway lighting projects

Project Engineer, F. Garofalo Electric company June/1987 – March/1989

Designed, developed and estimated cost for New York City transit Authority/NYCTA’s Power Contracts. Prepared and negotiated change orders. Reviewed and approved shop Drawings. Coordinated construction activities with the project supervisor.

Overseas Experience in India.

Jyoti Limited Design/Estimation Engineer

Designed and developed switchboards and panel boards. Coordinated shop drawings with manufacturing shop floors. Submitted price quotes. Negotiated with vendors. Achieved optimum size and price design for finished products.

Hindustan Brown Bovery Field Supervisor

Supervised field installation of electrical equipment and testing.

Volt amp transformers Limited - Engineer in Training

Assisted Senior Design engineers in their work, supervised production and testing of High Voltage Transformer manufacturing.

References: Available upon request

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