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General Superintendent

Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
November 05, 2018

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Leland Val East, Jr

*** ******* *****, **** *******, La., 70605 / Cell 337-***-****



Experienced in managing and coordinating construction and fabrication on large and medium scaled projects. Largely responsible for on-site safety, communications, leadership and organizing everyday work activities. Playing a big part in scheduling and budget review with the client and within the company. Highly regarded technical skills in systems, commissioning and the M.E.P. (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) trades that are essential to the completion of projects in a timely manner. Highlights of expertise:

Safety Bid Review

Negotiation of Contracts City Government Participation

Client Communication Technical Trade Skills

Knowledge of labor Unions Quality Control

Problem Solving Innovating

Coordination Management of Budget

Manage Critical Path of Schedule SCWE



SETEX Construction, Beaumont, TX

General Superintendent---Lamar Institute of Technology

$6,100,000 Renovation and Ground up Construction

Renovation of two existing buildings on Campus. Demo existing building, excavate, backfill and rebuild. Using my skills and knowledge of construction to pull the existing schedule in 17 days of the first 40 days. Received 30+ inches of rain in first two months of Construction. Submitted a Recovery Schedule to bring end date back to desired opening date for the Client.

SpawGlass Construction

Senior Superintendent 16,000,000 HEB Shopping Facility September 2017 to May 2018

Placed on an HEB Store Project in Mont Belvieu, TX. HEB is a Big Client for SpawGlass. HEB demands high quality in their stores. Build out of an HEB is very fast pace from start to finish. This was a short term of employment because of the lack work. Vice President of Spawglass has offered explanation of release if needed.

Sundt Construction

Senior Project Superintendent 32,000,000 WFISD Career and Technology Center---February 2016 to August 2017

Ground up build out of WFISD Career and Technology Building. State of the Art Facility for High School students seeking to learn a trade. This Facility offered over 20 different areas of learning and “hands-on” training. Tight schedule when we began, at the end of the project we had 45 rain days and the State pulled the school start date 10 days. We were able to turnover the school on time.

EMJ Construction---January 20014 to January 2016

Senior Superintendent 52,000,000 Waterside Development Ft Worth TX.

Ground up build out on a 50-acre site. Retail, Commercial and Retail for developer in Fort Worth. The Waterside Development was comprised of two main anchors stores with small shops and restaurants. Worked with the Fort Worth City Officials, XTO, Trinity Water Authority and the Corp of Engineers to keep the project on schedule.

Site Manager 1---January 2012 to November 2013

Chicago Bridge and Iron, Lake Charles, LA - Industrial/Nuclear

Nuclear Professional overseeing and troubleshooting the Fabrication of Mechanical Modules for the AP1000 Nuclear Powerhouses for Vogtle and Summer. Scope of work includes insuring that Traceability of Materials is recorded and verified, Procedures are followed according to the NQA1 Program, a Safety Conscious Work Environment is promoted at all times, making sure that the Industrial Safety Policy of CB&I is followed by all employees, goals are met and the Schedule for shipment of modules is adhered too. Documented Training Professional of Procedures and Policies and a member of the Volunteer Group at CB&I Lake Charles.

MEP Coordinator/ CE

Baker Concrete Construction, Houston, TX - Nuclear---February 2010 January 2012

Uranium Enrichment facility in Eunice, NM. Responsible for Coordinating the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing contractors with other disciplines. Involved with Start Up and Commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems. Earned Construction Engineer (CE) sign off for electrical and mechanical installations. Site Superintendent on Gate Barge Project for the Corp of Engineers in New Orleans, La. Gate Barge is to be used as a deterrent for water flowing into the Intracoastal Waterway from the Gulf of Mexico during a Tropical Cyclone.

MEP Coordinator/Superintendent---March 2008 to February 2010

The Gilbane Building Company, Providence RI - Higher Education

Gilbane has 11 Regional Offices in the United States and Puerto Rico, my tenure with Gilbane was spent in the Southwest Region out of a branch office in Grapevine, TX. Worked as a Project Manager in Tulsa Oklahoma on a higher education project with EDMC (Education Management Corporation). This project was awarded the Tom Gilbane Achievement Award.

After completing and closing out this project, I was assigned to Texarkana, TX in the fall of 2008 as the MEP Coordinator for Gilbane. Dealt with all trades as the structure progressed then focused on the technical trades of plumbing, HVAC, electrical, fire suppression after going vertical. Coordinated extensive work within the Central Plant during Commissioning of Boiler Systems and Chiller Systems. This project was State funded; therefore Quality and Record Keeping was of the upmost importance during the building process.

Project Manager/Owner’s Representative---July 2006 to March 2008

Forest City Enterprises, Cleveland, OH

Established in 1921, Forest City operates under three strategic business units: Commercial, Residential and Land Development. The Commercial Group is Forest City's largest business unit; its total assets are $6.3 billion. Forest City's commercial properties portfolio includes retail, office buildings, hotels and mixed-use properties – with 90 completed projects and a robust pipeline of projects under construction or development

Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, FL - Retail

Preconstruction duties involving budget, schedule and county permitting. Reviewing construction

documents and meeting with GC/Construction Manager for comments on civil drawings. Attending

seminars and classes on Buzzsaw and SAP to become familiar with new accounting and record

keeping programs.

White Oak Village in Richmond, VA - Commercial/Retail

Vice President of construction for FCE needed a PM to be involved with a new retail project in Richmond, VA. I was chosen because of my background in industrial and retail applications. A manufacturing plant had to be demolished for a new retail development to be constructed. This involved a ground water treatment system to be relocated while demo operations took place. The previous manufacturing company had infiltrated the ground water with solvents and other contaminants, this ground water had to be extracted and filtered before being released back to the water table. I have had involvement with the USEPA and the VAEPA on this project. After demo and relocation of the Ground Water Treatment system had been completed, the next milestone was to design the appropriate temporary power and phone service for the 160-acre project. We accomplished this with my input on electrical and piping system.


Manhattan Construction Group, Dallas, TX---March 2003 to July 2006

Construction Company founded in 1896 with offices in Dallas, Tulsa, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Houston and Tampa. Company contracts valued at $995M for 2006. Ranked 45 in the top 400 Contractors by ENR.

Southeast Herman Hospital in Houston, TX - $46.5M - Healthcare

Supervised work in Healthcare at Herman Hospital Southeast in Houston, TX. Directly over

Construction, commissioning and start up of new Central Plant and ICU wing expansion. Installation of new boiler system to replace old system. Commissioned the system before schedule end date.

Suggested and implemented a procedure to shut-down existing chill water system and start-up new

chill water system in a 10-hour time period and in doing so saved the owner a considerable amount of money.

Lau Berge Du Lac Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, LA - $145M - Hospitality/Entertainment

Involved in start-up of life safety system and grand opening of the casino. Was a key player in the acquisition of the Certificate of Occupancy to open the doors to the public on the scheduled opening date. Directly involved with coordination and scheduling of MEP crafts during construction of the Hotel Towers.

Ritz-Carlton - Hospitality

MEP Coordinator for the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Dallas, TX. Coordinated the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Contractors during the Construction phase of the project. Involved with scheduling and procurement. Worked extensively with City Utility Company to tie into existing Electrical and main water lines/fire water lines and sewer lines.

Yacht Haven Resort in St. Thomas, USVI - $100M - Hospitality

Supervised and coordinated contractors at the Yacht Haven Resort. It is essential to have excellent

contractor coordination skills when working out of the United States. Coordinated contractors in the MEP trades during the construction of Five Star Hotel.

U.T.A Physics and Chemistry Building in Arlington, TX - $43M - Higher Education

Expedited the completion and close-out of newly constructed building. This also involved the opening

of the largest planetarium in the State of Texas. The head of construction at the university

commended me on my expertise of technical skills and how I presented myself at the owner/contractor

weekly meetings. It is also noted that because of this, the close –out process went extremely smooth.


DeBartolo Properties Management, Inc. – Construction Division of the Simon Property Group

Largest property Management Company in North America. Owns and operates 280+ properties in

North America, Europe and Asia.

Northeast Mall Expansion/Renovation in Hurst, TX - $250M - Retail

Provided supervision for expansion and renovation of the second largest shopping mall complex in

the state of Texas. Attended monthly meetings with city, state and owner representatives to

coordinate $250M retail construction effort. Responsible for complete renovation of electrical

distribution systems for mall common areas and tenant spaces. Excellent coordination and

communication with contractors and mall management resulted in zero down time for mall anchor

stores and small tenants. Saved the owner a considerable amount of money because of experience

with electrical shutdowns and bringing systems back on line.

Metro Center Mall in Phoenix, AZ - $5M - Retail

Supervised demolition of existing mall spaces on two levels surrounding mall common areas.

Made way for new Van’s Skate Park. This included replacing old air handling units with new

state of the art Trane units using the existing chilled water system. Instrumental in keeping mall

open with no down time and existing tenant satisfaction. Designed and coordinated the installation

of isolation valves in the chilled water system, so that if in the future the skate park vacated the premises, tenants could lease and build without draining the chill water system again.

This saved The Simon Property Group a large sum of money after Van’s Skate Park vacated two

years later.

Barton Creek Mall in Austin, TX - $8.5M - Retail

Completed mall renovation and expansion, including completed common area marble floor

demolition and replacement. Involved with complete start to finish participation in mall/tenant

coordination. Construction phase was completed under budget and two months ahead of


Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles, LA - $15M - Retail

Directly involved with energy management system, fire alarm system and MEP system.

Corrected electrical schematics that were essential to opening of mall at the intended date.

Labeled by my supervisors as a “great find”.


Dupont/Conoco Petroleum Company in Lake Charles, LA - $500M - Industrial

Electrical superintendent in charge of waste water treatment facilities, lube-oil hydro-cracker

and product transportation. Directly involved with testing of life safety systems and

bringing components of the process on line in a safe and timely manner. Was awarded a sizeable

performance bonus as a contracted employee from the owner.

Electrical Coordinator

EBASCO Construction Company at the South Texas Nuclear Power House in Bay City, Texas. - Nuclear

Worked with EBASCO Engineering on FCR’s (field change requests) and DCN’s (design change

Requests). Provided Electrical knowledge and experience to design modifications on conduit and cable tray hangers, wire pulling calculations and over all sequence of work. Worked with document control daily to insure a steady flow of construction installations in the field.


Associate Degree in Electrical Technology at Sowela Technical College in Lake Charles, LA

Instrumentation Technology at Sowela Technical College in Lake Charles, LA

CPR/First Aid – OSHA 30 hours - Excavation competent person certified – Crane and Rigging

competent person certified – certified welder – boom lift operator certified-SIPP-SCWE-Train the



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