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Engineer Manager

New Albany, Ohio, 43054, United States
August 29, 2018

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Douglas Rowe

**** ********** *****

New Albany, OH 43054

Cell: 614-***-****

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a Project Estimator/Engineer/Management position in an industry where I can utilize my experience, knowledge and strong interpersonal skills. Over 40 years of management and educational training experience in the construction and audio/visual systems industry. Motivated, personable business professional with ability to quickly master construction, technology and audio visual challenges. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to multitask under pressure. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling confidential records and information. Demonstrated history of producing accurate and timely reports, meeting guidelines and deadlines on budget and in deadline-driven environments.


Advanced Construction Commercial Construction Estimator

March 2017 to November 2017 / Columbus, OH

Developed a streamline take-off bidding program. Used web-based programs to perform take-offs; as well as using blueprints to prepare estimate; worked closely with sub-contractors to obtain the best estimate for the client. Met with Architects and Engineers to work through any issues or recommendations. Facilitated kick-off meetings with Project Managers, Superintendents and Foremen to familiarize everyone with the project.

Ohio Valley AV Project Manager

August 2016 to March 2017 / Beavercreek, OH

Supervised entire operation to include project managing all projects. Assisted the Sr. Estimator with design build estimates. Prepared technical binders and thoroughly inspected all equipment to be used on each project. Worked with all engineers/designers and mock-up techs to layout in-house rack-building and special furniture, i.e., lecterns, podiums, broadcast booths. Discussed/Reviewed all single line drawings with engineers/designers and field technicians. Kept close observation on working hours versus profitability.

Consultant, Self-employed Estimator / Project Management / Designer / Engineer

October 2014 to July 2016 / New Albany, OH

Provided estimating/take-offs, design and engineering services for a number of individuals for home solutions, A/V engineering and commercial construction.

United Furniture and Seating FF&E Manager

March 2014 to November 2014 / Hilliard, OH

Prepared bid documents for hospitality furniture; provided project management, delivered schedules and installation dates; managed service department; designed new furniture for prospective clients and provided drawings and specifications; traveled to various projects to help troubleshoot and to supervise work being completed.

Consultant, Self-employed Estimator / Contractor / Project Management / Designer / Engineer

May 2013 to March 2014 / New Albany, OH

Provided engineering, programming and project management services to Chapel-Romanoff Technologies (CRT), Toledo Branch on an ongoing project/contract basis.

Chapel-Romanoff Technologies (CRT) Operations Manager / Project Manager / Estimator / Designer / Engineer

February 2011 to May 2013 / Dayton, OH

Managed the day-to-day operations, including all estimates; prepared material and labor costs/estimates for projects and services proposals/public and private bids; prepared all front end documents. Improved the prefab department and rack assembly, identified problems, diagnosed causes and determined corrective actions; researched and recommended alternative solutions/options to cut costs to stay within the specifications and costs; prepared and presented weekly and/or monthly status and labor reports; used computer-assisted design software to prepare project designs, system single line drawings and plans; purchasing; installation; programming; system testing; prepared operating and maintenance manuals; provided end-user’s with training and a working knowledge of their system.

Microman Estimator / Designer / Engineer / AutoCAD / Visio / Installation / Programmer

February 2007 to November 2010 / Dublin, OH

Prepared public and private bids per specifications and pre-bid documents; prepared operating and maintenance manuals; used computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare project designs, system single line drawings and plans, installation; programming; system testing and training.

Doug Rowe Construction and Home Theater Owner/Project Manager / Estimator / Designer / Installer

June 2002 to February 2007 / Sunbury, OH

Constructed new homes, room additions, remodeled homes, i.e. kitchens, basements, decks, enclosures, consulted with clients to determine functional and space requirements of new structures and renovations; prepared scaled drawings for clients' review and approval; measured ambient room sound and lighting to determine what audio and video equipment would be needed to accommodate the space. Personally designed the majority of work, and then handled installation; co-managed multiple multi-million dollar projects for a Dayton, Ohio based audio/visual firm; assisted a local audio/visual company with restructuring their bidding procedures.

Don Rowe Construction and Doug Rowe Construction Owner / Project Manager / Estimator / Designer / Installer

July 1978 to May 2002 / Columbus, OH

Constructed new homes and room additions. Project managed large buildings (commercial); assisted electrical, plumbing, and HVAC contractors with rough-in work, both residential and commercial; remodeled and built ‘new build’ fast food restaurants to include interior furniture/seating packages and fixtures; prepared information regarding design, specifications construction procedures, zoning and building codes, materials, colors, equipment and estimated material and labor costs; and consulted with clients to determine functional and space requirements of new structures and renovations; prepared scaled drawings, contract documents and planned layout of project.


Customer Service Microsoft Office AutoCAD

Problem Solving Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Bid Express

Professional Presentations Publisher, Word Builders Exchange (BX)

Project Estimating Microsoft Project Builder Trend

Project Management Microsoft Visio Estimation Software

Report Preparation Adobe iSqFt

Written Correspondence Universal Remote Control The Dodge Report


BiAmp NI Multisim/Circuit Design Suite 13.0

Bogen Communications Altera Quartus II 9.1sp2 Web Edition





Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA 1989

Area of concentration: Engineering Mathematics and Mechanical Blueprint Reading

DeVry University, Columbus, OH 2013-2017

B.S., Electrical Engineering

Major: Engineering Technology-Electronics BETE

Overall GPA: 3.67

Honor Roll: Winter 2013


12B10 Combat Engineer, United States Army

March 1975 – June 1978

Completed advanced Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) training program for promotion from E-4 to E-9

Four-week leadership training to advance from Primary Non-Commissioned Officer Course (PNCOC) to Basic Non-Commissioned Officer (BNCOC)

Eight-week leadership training for Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC)

References Available Upon Request

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