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Manager Project

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
May 21, 2018

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John J. Polacek, LEED AP

Baltimore, MD ***** 443-***-****

Construction & Interior Design Professional

Deliver safe, creative, and compliant projects on time and on budget through expertise and effective leadership

Versatile construction project manager, highly skilled in architectural interior design, with depth of facilities planning experience working in team environments and independently. Adept in leading project teams and managing client relations through proactive, effective communication and positive rapport building. Leverage skills across full scope of construction projects from concept development through construction documents (CDs) and construction administration (CA) with reputation for delivering projects timely and within budget.

Professional Experience

CBRE, Baltimore, MD 2015 – 2018

Senior Project Manager (facility partner)

Worked in close partnership with Merrill Lynch clientele, vendor proposals, budgets, and procurement for Bank of America account.

Achieved personal FY2017 cost saves to customer totaling $155K through GC bidding and purchasing of refurbished furniture.

Built out new office environments on time and on budget on three fully renovated floors providing workspace for over 440 new client associates.

Reopened banking center within two days after vehicle crash through teller line rendered site condemned. Engaged fast track general contractor with a record of providing instant response time with quality work.

LINCOLN HARRIS CSG, Baltimore, MD 2012 – 2015

Senior Project Manager (facility partner)

Managed Bank of America account including infrastructure, emergency, ADA compliance, and assocoiate move projects valued up to $5M+. Coordinated all security, Critical Environment Work Authorization (CEWA), online bidding through Total Bid, bank technology, and vendor procurement. Controlled all project schedules and budgets and Line of Business (LOB) expectations, and managed project teams.

Captured $202K in cost savings to customer through GC bidding and due diligence on replacement of aged ceiling mounted heat pumps.

Eliminated lawsuits and complaints over exterior tripping hazards in downtown Wilmington DE. Surveyed and identified irregular sidewalks, street curbing, and inclines surrounding three bank buildings and worked with civil engineer and experienced GC in correcting all problems.

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NELSON, Baltimore, MD 2006 – 2012

Site Manager / Project Director

Led all aspects of architectural and engineering design services, design fee proposals, client relations, design presentations, and schematic design through construction documents and construction administration including Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust. Proficient AutoCad production.

Removed safety risk created by dangerous existing entryway and landscape by redesigning entire area with tiered planters narrowing the walkway entry; incorporated ADA access previously missing.

Recruited a talented designer for the Baltimore office who later became one of the top senior designers for the firm.

Spearheaded high-end full floor renovation for a wealth management site that brought repeat design business. Contributed significantly to construction document production, delivering project on time and within budget to very positive client feedback.

RTKL, Baltimore, MD 2004 – 2006

Project Manager / Associate / Senior Designer

Directed inhouse architectural and engineering (A&E) teams and oversaw full interior architectural and mechanical, electrical, & plumbing (MEP) design services, construction, and client relations for Johns Hopkins Corporate Administration account. Led unique teams for each project, including designers, production staff, registered architects and professional engineers. AutoCad production.

Delivered secure military base data processing project that included Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) applications to exterior walls, doors, and data conduits. Project required clearance on daily basis when visiting fort.

Additional Experience


Occupancy Planning Manager / Senior Designer


Senior Designer / Systems Furniture Specifier


Designer / Draftsperson (hand drawing)


Graduate studies in Management, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA), Interior Design, Fashion Institiute of Technology (SUNY), NYC, NY

Certificate in Mechanical Drafting Technology, County College of Morris, Dover, NJ

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