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Manager Construction

United States
August 18, 2018

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Ronnie Waterman

Field Coordinator Manager – Street Light PNM Utilities

I am a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the construction and electric industries. I am accomplished, organized, versatile and achievement-driven with experience in project management, vegetation, inventory and equipment maintenance, budget administration, contractor management and safety /quality control. Blending integrity, innovative thinking, and leadership attributes to deliver projects on time and within budget. Establishing new business and adding to company revenue.

Professional Experience

SAM, Survey And Mapping, Austin, Texas 2015-2018

Senior Project Manager

• Opened up a new market that will boost the income for the SAM organization.

• With my knowledge and contacts in the Electrical Utility industry. I have established new business with companies like Oncor, PEC, Bluebonnet. Pending contracts, with Ervin Cable, ect...

• Facilitate projects for UAV inspections: Thermal, Imaging, Corona, ect…

• Using a set of proactive estimating techniques to scope, plan and constrain my project conditions

• Manage projects from, team creation within SAM’s management, proposals, and contracts, cost estimates, to project completion.

• Facilitated pilot project for inspection for maintenance and new construction, vegetation overview, and control.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Austin, Texas 2010-2015

Construction Manager

• Strategically directed all aspects of the electrical construction process including on-site management, project coordination, personnel management, inventory control, purchasing, quality control and safety

• Managed commercial and residential projects from initial concept and planning to successful conclusion

• Facilitated pre-construction meetings to determine project scope; established timelines, prepared schedules, identified construction requirements and reviewed design documents with engineers

• Demonstrated resourcefulness in all areas of financial management and budgeting, displaying solid business acumen to reduce expenditure, contained costs and optimized profitability on every project

• Functioned as an informative resource and subject matter expert to staff and contractors and fostered a team-based atmosphere where staff work cooperatively to achieve project goals

• Developed and maintained strategic alliances with local inspectors and maintained the highest standards of quality and safety on each project site

• Conducted site inspections to enforce safety procedures, identified areas for concern and provided recommendations that improved efficiency, productivity, safety and compliance on each project

• Lead District Coordinator who conducted monthly meetings most effective management of SAP workable uniform procedures for District Coordinators in each of PEC’s districts

• Implemented a procedure for the blink map utilizing the Service Supervisor to better troubleshoot the distribution system

• Saved over 100,000 dollars in corrected invoice s over the last 12 months

• Managed 33 employees as direct reports, 3 PEC constriction crews, PEC Service Department 10 employees, 12 contracting crews, one pole digger, 3 underground, 7 overhead and 1 service guy

• Basic Understanding of Voltages, Wire Sizes, ROW, Structures Differences, Clearances on transmission Lines

Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Austin, Texas 2006-2010

Construction Supervisor/Project Management

• Recommended Wing Cluster Mounts Transformer Brackets, which is now part Standard PEC use

• Implemented and was instrumental in the approval of Underground Service Pedestal’s utilized by the PEC Standards

• Managed 14 contact crews underground and overhead, 5 tree trimming crews and 1 PEC crew

• Successfully managed the construction of the Bee Creek 20 conversion teams, as well as the project manager/lead of its implementation

• Through the use of open communications, forwarded information from other companies to management that have become PEC safety policies and have been adopted by OSHA

• Maintained work orders and tracked statuses on excel spreadsheets

• Assigned work orders to contractors and PEC crews

• Handled feeder maintenance and correlated correspondence

• Corrected invoices, work orders, and damage claims, decreasing monetary loss in double billing and invoice discrepancies (amount of $2 million)

• Developed relationships with customers before construction, as well as an exceptional rate of resolution for disputes

• Obtained working knowledge of city policies, procedures, building codes, specifications and ordinances.

• Worked with outside entities LCRA, Arborists, Electricians, Contractors and Developers.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Austin, Texas 2006-2007

Construction Supervisor

• Assigned, organized, trained and monitored task completion for crew

• Communicated and scheduled work orders, while monitoring safety issues of the crew

• Implemented Emergency Operations Plan as needed

• Created personal Development Plans and evaluations for PEC line crew and digger

• Responsible for digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks and related equipment

Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas 2004-2006

Crew Foreman

• Assigned, organized and monitored task completion for crew

• Interpreted, explained and enforced City policies, procedures, building codes, specifications and ordinances

• Communicated and scheduled work orders

• Monitored safety issues for crew

• Performed emergency electric system restoration as necessary

• Conducted performance counseling

• Responsible for digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks and related equipment

Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas 2003-2004

Sr. Service / Troubleshooter

• Veteran troubleshooter, overhead and underground systems

• Expert storm restoration

• Located trouble in primary and secondary lines, replaced fuses and cleared short circuits in lines

• Transformers banks and transformer platforms

• Connected, disconnected and repaired service loops

• Installed and connected for metering equipment; tree trimming

• Read and interpreted blueprints and maps

• Operated laptop computer for map information

• Prepared reports of activities

Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas 1994-2003

Sr. Lineman

• Operated line work tools and equipment

• Performed repair, installation, and maintenance or removal of electric utility

• Vast experience in the construction and repair of distribution underground utility and overhead power lines with great emphasis on safety and OSHA regulation

• Experienced working underground and overhead lines under energized conditions

• Operated digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks and related equipment

• Knowledgeable in isolating and switching orders

Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas 1989-1994

Material Coordinator Representative

• Knowledgeable of materials handling systems and equipment

• Responsible for the effective planning, organization, direction and coordination of all assigned work activities in a safe, efficient and economical manner with minimal supervision

• Kept abreast of new products, developments, technologies, procedures and equipment in the materials handling field

Project Experience

Bee Creek Conversion, Lakeway, Texas

Construction Manager working on the construction of the Bee Creek 20 conversion. Acted as the project manager and/lead of the projects implementation.

Bee Creek Two Double Circuits, Lakeway, Texas

Construction Manager responsible of coordinating the construction of two double circuits out of Bee Creek Substation.

Hutner Conversion Substation,

Construction Manager who arranged all resource for make ready work and installation of protective equipment upgrades.

Yarrington Road Widening, Kyle, Texas

Construction Manager who coordinated resource to pull 1000 MCM URD cable under IH-35.

Continuing Education: Colorado Technical University BS Business Administration- Project Management Graduation (9/2019)

PSMJ - Project Management Boot Camp (2/2017)



NECRA Power of Writing

NECRA Work Orders & Plant Accounting

Certifications: Resap Loss Control; Texas Electric Cooperatives; February 2015

OSHA 10; OSHA 30; ESCI-UPF International Business; January 2013

Work Orders and Plant Accounting; NRECA; March 2012

Power of Writing; NRECA; August 2011, Salesforce, PSMJ Certification

ArcFM, SORT, Maximo

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