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Construction Project Manager, Construction Project Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 23, 2018

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Vimalkumar Vachhani

**** * ***** ***, *******, IL 60625 • 773-***-**** • v Fully Work Authorized • Permanent Resident • Open to Relocation PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Construction Management Professional w ith 15+ years of experience in small to large scale commercial, residential, institutional, public buildings, industrial construction projects. Skilled in a broad spectrum of functions including managing, supervising, bidding, estimating, and scheduling. Recognized for exceptional collaboration and leadership skills. Seeking a Construction Project Manager role. Key Skills:

● Experience in wide range of buildings,

including schools, hospital, hotels, public

buildings, industrial buildings, & sewage

treatment plants

● On-site project control

● Budget management

● Team management

● Maintaining construction documents and

inventory records

● Estimating

● Quality Control

● Cost Control

● Bid negotiation

● IL Driver’s License

● Computer skills: MS Office Suite: Project,

Excel, Word and PowerPoint

● Language skills: English, Gujarati, and



Independent Project Management Consultant 04/2011 – 12/2017 Clients: SAI Consulting Engineers, Raviraj Foils Limited, Alliance Church, and ATE Industries - Gujarat, India

● Provided value engineering recommendations to achieve budget objectives

● Ensured projects were completed on time and on budget by hiring & training staff and planning schedules

● Analyzed efficient energy tactics to identify opportunity to reduce cost associated with energy usage and power demand, reducing overtime hours by 15%

● Assisted clients in business decision by providing advice in execution of projects from planning to completion

● Implemented project management principles, including initiating, planning, executing, monitor & controlling, and closing

Selected Project:

● Managed and monitored construction sites of Mega Mall, ~0.6 million sqft., $ 21 MM USD budget, Surat, India

● Construction of high end residential apartment, 0.8 million sqft., $ 30 MM USD budget, Surat, India

● Farm house and villa covering 30 thousand sqft., $ 4 MM USD budget, Ahmedabad, India Resident Engineer and Quality Auditor 03/2006 – 03/2011 Dorsch Consultant India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

Multinational Consulting group headquartered in Germany

● Monitored and controlled project work by tracking, reviewing, and regulating project progress to meet performance objectives, as well as measured, forecasted, and reported status to senior leadership, government and partners with regard to cost, scope, schedule, resources, quality, and risk

● Managed and coordinated all agencies/suppliers of civil, plumbing, interior & furniture, air-conditioning, electrification, computerization, EPABX system, UPS system, firefighting & fire detection system, IBMS & other requirements as per specifications and conform to laid quality norms

● Performed quality assurance by auditing work performance information and quality control measurements to ensure processes met quality standards and performed appropriate change requests

● Chaired progress meetings and collaborated with contractor and clients; Selected and contracted personnel

● Maintained extremely detailed records of as-built construction and updated red-lines to show construction which provided the government with an exact understanding of progress made

● Recognized major and miniscule mistakes in engineering and corrected them by making on-the-spot decisions

● Managed multiple assignments, performing as Owner and Resident Engineer administrating, inspecting and supervising the execution of the contracts Selected Projects:

● Hospital: $ 20 MM USD budget, covering 0.45 million sqft.

● Defence (army) personal residential: $ 6.4 MM USD budget, covering 0.75 million sqft. Resident Engineer 05/2003 – 02/2006

Reliance Rural Development Trust, Jamnagar, India a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar, India R anked 203th on Fortune_Global_500 list of world's biggest corporations as of 2017. Indian Conglomerate_holding_company engaged in energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail, and telecommunications.

● Implemented Government of Gujarat's rural development plan to provide basic education and health infrastructure for ~6,000 people in each village living in rural areas in India

● Managed construction of different facilities for ~250 villages at a time, completed work in 1800 villages total

● Created manual to track project progress, reducing absenteeism by 25% and project delays by 30%

● Managed, motivated, and trained team of 25 engineers and 900 workers for timely completion of projects

● Educated village people on how to best utilize facilities, including education and health buildings, drinking water, community centers, roads and other infrastructure

● Collected, analyzed and reported on quality related statistics and metrics to management

● Monitored and controlled project work by tracking, reviewing, and regulating project progress to meet performance objectives; inspected and supervised execution of contracts

● Measured, forecasted, and reported status to senior leadership, government, and partners with regard to cost, scope, schedule, resources, quality, and projects risk ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Construction & Project Management Consultant, A hmedabad, India 01/2001 – 12/2017

● Conducted field inspections to estimate construction and repair costs for residential and religious building, as well as retrofitting of earthquake affected buildings

● Provided advice on construction of a Community Education Center in Ahmedabad, India; identified client needs, surveyed building areas, determined suitable construction methodology, recommended construction contractors, and created project budgets and schedules Engineer Recruiter 05/2003 – 02/2006

Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar, India

Ranked 203th on Fortune Global 500 list of world's biggest corporations as of 2017. Indian conglomerate holding company engaged in energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail, and telecommunications

● Responsible for sourcing & interviewing engineers for different project phases EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 1988

Saurashtra University, R ajkot, India

One of the oldest & largest universities in Gujarat, India; officially accredited by University Grants Commission, India


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