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Engineer Executive

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
$80K - $100K
August 28, 2018

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Bill Pursell

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Nashville, TN ****4


Results – driven executive recognized as a productivity leader in commercial and residential design, construction, and facility management

Core Areas of Expertise

Organizational Leadership and Development

Contract Negotiations

Systems Development and Implementation

Strategic Planning

Project Management

Fiscal Accountability

Business Development

Public Relations

Residential/Commercial Construction

Commercial Facilities Management


HVAC/EPA Certified

Fire, Flood, and Mold Remediation

Cost Estimating

Heavy Machinery Certification

OSHA/ADA Compliancy

Insurance (P&C, Personal Lines, Life & Health)

Real Estate

Professional Experience

YMCA of Middle TN, Nashville, TN - Vice President of Property

2016 – PRESENT

(Internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mind, body, and spirit.)

Oversee 15 facilities within a 3,800 sq. mile radius in Middle TN

Responsible for the well-being of $300M worth of facilities assets

Accountable for an annual budget of $6M-$7M

Mentor and develop 15 Direct Reports

Engage with community volunteers in organizational health and initiatives

Lead construction projects and ensure fiscal responsibility

Develop outside property initiatives and facilitate acquisitions

Negotiate contracts and develop working relationships with outside vendors

Forecast capital projects and facility needs

Create organizational protocols designed to facilitate consistency and accountability

Foster interdepartmental relationships with executive directors to ensure functional interaction and communication across all channels

Instituted departmental pipeline designed to assist in career development and learning

Saks Fifth Avenue – Facilities Manager

($3B+ retailer of luxury merchandise under the Saks Fifth Avenue and Off 5th brands.)

2012 - 2016

Recruited to lead facility startup of a fully automated 564K sq. ft. B2C luxury retail warehouse

Oversee all facility ongoing maintenance functions in support of cost-effective and expedient distribution via e-commerce fulfillment

Provide strategic direction for facilities engineering/re-engineering, MRO order, preventative maintenance, facility enhancements, equipment installation and OSHA/safety compliance

Lead team of 7 engineers supporting a 3 shift/7 day per week operation

Maintain strong partnerships with operations, inventory control, corporate facilities, and procurement groups

Monitor industry trends and proactively establish short/long term plans to meet ever-changing fluctuations related to seasonal spikes, increasing growth rates, and a volatile business climate

Hilton Garden Inn, Nashville/Vanderbilt – Executive Chief Engineer

($10M+ annual provider in the hospitality industry under the Hilton brands.)

2009- 2012

Recruited to assist in hotel completion and lead startup facility operations

Developed and implemented SOP’s for ongoing maintenance functions of a 75K sq. ft., 194 room high-end hotel featuring fully operational restaurant, commercial kitchen, business/ballroom meeting space, and all-inclusive exercise facility with swimming pool

Led engineering staff to support operations on a 3 shift/7 day per week schedule in preventative maintenance, facility enhancements, equipment installation and OSHA/safety compliance

Maintained strong partnerships with all departments including housekeeping, sales, food and beverage as well as special events

Maintained brand standards as set forth by the Hilton Corporation

ReWorks Unlimited, LLC, Nashville, TN – Licensed General Contractor 2005-2009

(General contracting company specializing in residential remodels and historic restoration and preservation.)

Retained General Contracting licensure, conceived and implemented company startup specializing in residential remodels and additions as well as historic restoration and preservation

Sought out and hired initial crew of three to lead in the development and strategic planning and execution of simultaneous projects

Grew company to develop roster of 15+ subcontractors, collaborating regularly with regard to areas of specific expertise

Developed relationships with codes inspectors and ensured all local and municipal building codes compliances


Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN – MBA, Organizational Leadership and Management

March 2017 - January 2019

Belmont University, Nashville, TN– Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies

January 2015

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