Mr. Jan K. Staab
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Dear Sir or Madam:
I am seeking employment at a Project Management level in the Construction industry. Over the years I have been involved in Major Construction / Engineering projects in over 30 countries throughout the world, from Commercial, Industrial & Civil Construction projects, Tenant Improvement, Pharmaceutical Lab’s (CDC) / Computer System Clean Rooms, Casino, Hotels, Hospitals, High End Residential, Interior Design and Office Towers, Marine Terminal Construction, DCP’s / CHC’s (District Cooling & Heating Plants), Nuclear Power Plant Construction and Decommissioning, Thermal Power Plant Construction, Road and Bridge Construction, Tunnels, Rail Transportation Projects, Military Air Base Construction, Large Scale Deep Infrastructure Design Build Services, the Offshore Petroleum and Diving Industry. Additionally, working with the Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense, Department of State, OBO (Overseas Building Operations), NATO Operations, U.S. Navy (NAVAC), US Air Force, (Red Horse). Many of these projects and operations have enabled me to circumnavigate the globe and work with many diversified construction, engineering and development teams.
I am well versed in all Microsoft Software, TEKLA-3D BIM Software, Primavera P6, SureTrak Project Manager, Procore, ProLog Construction Management Software, ConstructWare Construction Management Software, ACONEX Project Management Software, VISIO, Microsoft Project, Timberline, & Means Construction Estimating Programs, AIA & FIDIC Contracts, ISO 9001+ Standards. Administrative duties include, but not limited to all scheduling programs, materials, procurement, equipment & labor, monitoring cost control, as-built drawings, tracking submittals, change orders, extra work orders, labor relations and negotiations, daily field coordination, coordinating manufactures, vendors, and all sub- contractors, orchestrating weekly meetings with Developers, Owners, Architect and Engineers and Public officials.
I have spent the majority of my career working for several large full service General Contractors, in Commercial and Industrial construction. I have had full charge and responsibility for projects ranging from $100,000 to $25 Billion U$D. I am very self-motivated and successful in meeting project schedules on time and within budget. I have worked my way through the ranks, and have developed a very thorough hands-on knowledge of the construction and consultancy industry. My strong points and assets are leadership, mentoring my staff, scheduling, organization, problem solving, and international and multi-cultural public relations.
I am seeking employment with an organization that can utilize the skill and knowledge I have acquired over the past 35 years, to be part of a successful team effort, where I can be a positive influence to the success of any project I am involved with and that of the company I am employed.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me anytime. I would like to set up an interview at a time convenient to your schedule.
With Kind Regards,
Jan K. Staab
Jan K. Staab
2283 - 72nd Avenue S.E. Mercer Island, Washington - 98040 USA. - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 425-***-****
Objective: Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Construction Operations
Active Project Management position dedicated to producing quality projects on schedule and within budget.
Position of Interest:
Senior Project Management role in Construction, Consultancy, and Master Planning
Experience in commercial, high rise, mid-rise, and low-rise structures, hotels, residential townhomes and villas, industrial, civil, master planning, tenant improvement (interior finishes) rail lines / tunnel, and marine terminal construction. My record of leading massive, complex international projects to successful conclusion. Strengths include:
Identifying, assessing, and eradicating roadblocks to timely completion of projects
Excellent skills in planning, value engineering, coordinating and managing design, procurement, construction and commissioning developed over year of experience
Meeting and exceeding ambitious cost and margin goals in complex multinational projects
Develop and manage the strategic aspects of large / multifaceted ventures and mitigates any risk
Astute analyses of program / project management functions and ensures project work plans are appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
Effectively communicates relevant information to superiors as well as senior managers, managers, and deployment managers while encouraging their ideas and viewpoints
Demonstrate a commitment to a strong HSE Management and leadership, in a project environment
BS in Construction Management, Washington State University plus courses in Oilfield Construction, Marine Terminal Construction, Commercial Deep Sea Diving, Commercial and Industrial Construction Technology and Advanced Electronics. Executive reviews highlighted strengths that include mentoring leadership, diligence safeguarding schedules, maximizing resources, prioritizing, resourceful problem solving, as well as international and multi-cultural public relations and dispute resolution.
Valor Builds Collaborative, LLC. – Seattle, Washington – January 2016 to Present
Construction - Consultant of Project Development
I am currently working as a technical consultant on a contract basis with a mid-size specialty contractor. My duties are performing their Design Reviews and Pre-construction Reviews, Writing and awarding Contracts, Writing Scope of Work, Estimating and putting the Project Budgets in place. I wrote the corporate Quality Control Guidelines, Concrete Pour Guidelines, and Safety Program. Since this is on a contract basis, I am looking for a more challenging position working with a Contractor or Consulting firm, where the environment is more challenging and where I can contribute to the success of their core values and business plan.
Monolithic Dome Constructors Inc. - USA / European Union / Philippines - November 2014 – December 2016
Senior Project Manager / Consultant / Program Management
Providing project start-up requirements, Construction Methodology, Mobilization, Program Schedule, Project Controls, Logistics, International and Local Government Permitting, Value Engineering, Site Security, Project Safety Programs. Developing manpower requirements per-project, materials, equipment, and warehousing, pre-fabrication systems. Engineering and Architectural design approvals from the Philippine Government (National Housing Authority) and local jurisdictions.
Mott Mac Donald for the JV of Arabtec / CCC, “Abu Dhabi Plaza Project” Astana, Kazakhstan June 2015 – November 2015
Project Structural Steel Erection Consultant - Overseeing and implantation of their Structural Steel erection program for 4 high-rise towers from 22 stories to 77 stories and methodology. My contract was for 120+ days to work with the JV of Arabtec and CCC as aforementioned to put into place a cohesive erection strategy that included staging, erection sequencing and shaking out the steel from the storage facility that reduced time and increased their erection production efficiency by 90% from the time of my arrival to departure. I was asked to rewrite the erection safety program. When I arrived the erection safety program was nonexistent and with over 21 million man-hours without a “LTA” (lost time accident) and with the structural steel erection program moving forward it became a priority for the JV to establish a solid safety plan for all structural steel erection. I worked hands-on with Jim Battarizzi Senior Engineer for the JV, working through the “Outrigger” erection sequencing and Erection Modeling and Method Statement presentation for the client Al Dar. This was a very successful 120-day contract exceeded the client’s expectations.
SNC Lavalin – March 2012 to August 30th, 2014
Sr. Construction Manager – FENIX Thermal Power Plant Project “520 MGW”
As Sr. Construction Manager, I was assigned to take over the “Seawater Intake and Outfall System”. The SWIOS comprised of the underground Intake Basin, 156’ X 80’ X 54’, placement of two 2150HP Torishima main pumps, and two 1050 HP auxiliary Torishima pumps. With four 2000mm dia. by 1485 meters long excavated and buried on land extending to the beach where a 350-meter skirted trestle was constructed. Within the trestle the seabed material was dredge to a bottom elevation of minus 15 meters to the engineers designed elevation. On the beach side we constructed four rail lines to the trestle that would accommodate the intake and outfall pipelines for launching and connection within the trestle. The four offshore pipeline extensions were 2354 meters offshore. After the launching of the Intake pipelines the placement of two Intake structures 30 feet in diameter by 30 feet high were placed and connected on the seabed by divers. Additionally, I worked with our Boilermakers assisting in the fabrication and placement of the boilers along with the main Steam turbine installation.
Habitat for Humanity – January 25th, 2010 to February 2012
Deputy Director of Special Operations (Haiti Relief)
“Habitat for Humanity” is a non-profit organization operating throughout the world, as “Deputy Director of Special Operations – Haiti Relief”, I took on this position to provide “hands-on” training for the Haitian people, in which 93% of the total population are unskilled. I developed a comprehensive program in which I integrate skilled tradesmen from American Trade Unions, the American Building Contractors “ABC” and the Association of General Contractors “AGC”, consisting of Journeymen Carpenters, Labors, Masons, Electricians, Plumbers, Welders, Machinery Operators and Land Surveyors. Through my program these skilled craftsmen would work one-on-one with the Haitians’, training them in their particular trade. By setting this program up in such a fashion the Haitians will learn a trade while working with these skilled craftsmen. I have set these groups up in core teams. As the Haitians became competent in their groups they are sent out to work with others that have been trained, then a new group would come in to take their place for the hands-on training.
“My philosophy is; “You can feed a man a fish and he is fed for a day, you teach a man to fish, he is fed for a life time. So goes with this program I have put together for Habitat for Humanity and the Haiti relief. The response to my program has been an overwhelming success. We had over 500 craftsmen on rotation from one to three months at a time through 2015.
I am currently working with several design teams designing a modular housing program that will simplify and standardize the current building system. In addition, I had brought together a number engineering and design firms throughout the United States that have volunteered their services to work with the Haitian government, to establish more stringent building codes, integrating seismic engineering into their future building designs and codes. This also includes STP’s (sewer treatment plants), and water purification, and a new and more efficient electrical and grid power generation system that was nonexistent before this devastating earthquake.
Turner International Middle East April 2008 to October 2009
Director of Construction / Director of Logiscics: As Director of Construction / Director of Development of the Emaar-Bawadi JV Development, within the Bawadi-Tatweer, Master Development in the confines of “Dubailand” which was the largest Real Estate Development Project in the world.
As Director of Construction I was accountable for the development, coordination, and execution of the planning, design and construction management activities and personnel on a day-to-day basis. As part of the “Core Team” of Directors, we developed implemented and administered operational policies and procedures, controls and administrative systems necessary to meet contractual obligations of our client Emmar. My involvement consisted and not limited to, the Emaar-Bawadi Master Plan of 9 Districts, (over 925 hectares) or the equivalent of over 2,750 U.S. acres. Coordinating the feasibility & due diligence studies, defining project requirements, liaising with statutory authorities, managing design stages and consultants, tendering and negotiating with head contractors, administering contracts for the Emaar-Bawadi, Real Estate Marketing Program for the residential Villas, Town Homes the Trio Towers Residential Towers, and the destination Golf Resort. My team collaborated with the design engineers (NEB) for the Trio-Towers three 67 story residential towers with a 3-floor podium through completion, within (District #3) resolving design issues, relating to the structural, architectural design and interior Design, value-engineering, MEP, coordination meetings, weekly progress meetings assuring that the as-build drawings were updated weekly. I oversaw the site Grading contractor, Ghantoot, and Parsons, Infrastructure Design engineers, on a weekly basses (Districts, #4, #7, #8, and #9). Coordination of the Infrastructure work with the contractor ERC (Emirates Road Contractors) developing their work program (schedule) for phases 1 through 6, within District #9, to ensure they would be able to meet their target dates of completion. In addition to the ERC, LOA (contract), I developed the Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Safety programs, for their deep and shallow utility services installation. In addition, the “red”-line as-build drawings were submitted on a weekly basses. Coordination of the District #9 construction phases, (1-6) with General Contractor, “Arabtec” in the sequencing of the Master Program (Schedule) target dates, as agreed upon in their LOA (contract), for the construction of 2106 Townhomes and 265 Villas. My team, worked hand in hand with Bawadi-Tatweer Master Developers, interfacing with their Master Plan, in regards to the domestic services and utilities, Power, Water, Sewer, District Cooling Plants, Tele-communications, Storm Drainage System. The team, worked with the following agencies, Dubai Municipality, DEWA, Civil Defense, RTA, and Du, Etisalat communication services. Interfacing with the individual, entities as aforementioned Water, Sewer, and Power to ensure these critical services were going to be delivered as agreed upon. Tendering the services mentioned for their constriction, along with the consultancy services necessary to the success of their on-time completion. Overseeing and coordination of the Design teams for the Trio-Towers redesign, villas, DEWA, the MEP contractors, Interior finishes, our in house design team and overseeing the various components of the project including the Master Plan.
Director of Logistics: As Director of Logistics for a 6-month period until the position was filled, I put together a very comprehensive Logistics Master plan covering the whole Emaar-Bawadi Development. This 68-page document covered not only the Master Site Program, I was able to break it down to each individual District, to customize them due to the constraints of the proposed construction plots and their limitations for lay-down and office areas required, this is a very efficient and effective tool for all contractors as well as the client, Emaar-Bawadi, and to the success of their individual projects, within each district. This document covered Security, Security Entry and Exit, of the site, Temporary Roads and maintenance, Environmental programs, Construction Waste Management, Emergency Medical Services, Civil Defense, Temporary STP’S (Sewage Treatment Plants) Temporary Electrical Services, Temporary Lay-down areas, Concrete Batching Plants, Labor Camps, HS&E (Health Safety and Environment) programs. All the form work for entry passes, Safety and Environment forms, Pre-Construction site take over check list, and numerous forms for many different applications, and Flow charts as instructions for these applications to simplify their use. Project Value: $25 Billion U$D.
Al Habtoor Engineering/Habtoor-Leighton - February 2007 to April 2008
Project Director: Over the course of the year I was deeply involved in a number of tendering’s and negotiations of high profile “Iconic Development” projects throughout Dubai, and the U.A.E. In addition I was asked to assist our Corporate Director of Business Development and assist him in direct marketing and participate in project acquisition and negotiations and the tendering of a number of potential projects. I joined our development team to develop the Master Plan for the Lagoons (SAMA Dubai) this was a 8,000 hectare development within the Dubai Municipality. This development was designed as a city within a city, housing over 850,000 residence and businesses. Our team developed the complete infrastructure design, in regards to the domestic services and utilities, Power, Water, Sewer, District Cooling Plants, Tele-communications, and Storm Drainage System. The team, worked with the following agencies, Dubai Municipality, DEWA, Civil Defense, RTA, and Du, Etisalat communication services. This also included excavation of 15 million cubic meters of earth for the sea to reclaim, once these manmade islands were complete. In addition to this Master Planning, I was involved in the completion of numerous projects such as Skycourts (National Bonds) a combined six, 47 story residential towers, and a 4 story mixed use podium through completion, Project Value: 2.5 Billion Dhs., Al-Sufouh Rail Project, (RTA) of Dubai, this light-rail Master Plan, this project when complete, will be 37 kilometers in length with 19 transit stations, with multiple crossings, and master maintenance, switch yard facility. Project Value: 3.5 Billion Dhs. The Master Plan for The Sidra Medical Research Center, Doha Qatar, this massive complex consisted of the central hospital facility, separate clinic, central service center, 2000, car underground parking structures and underground pedestrian tunnels leading to the central University of Qatar campus complex. As; Project Director, my team put in place a very comprehensive, design team, value engineering and constructability of the project which is found in my methodology statement that I will issue upon request. Project Value: 12 Billion Dhs. The Master Plan for The Trump Hotel and Residential Twin Towers, Palm Jumeirah, (Nakheel) this unique iconic structure, will tower 64 floors with a 12 story pinnacle taking the structure over 70 stories, in addition the massive podium, for parking and retail, restaurants. In addition the design efforts for the Palm Jumeirah Marina that will be the home to the Queen Elisabeth II Ocean Liner. Project Value: 3.3 Billion Dhs. In light of these projects I took the led position in the Risk Analysis, Commercial Issues, Value Engineering, and the Master Program, (Schedule) and Feasibility and Constructability programs Close-out documentation O&M Manuals commissioning and validation of the mechanical systems. I was involved in the rescue and restructuring of 2 major projects the Limitless Office Towers, and the Business Bay project of 11 office and residential towers ranging from 65 story’s to 85 story’s through their completion. These projects were behind schedule and needed restructuring, and recovery programs that would ensure their on-time completion. With the Business Development Director, I worked with the Sunland Real-estate Development Company from Australia, in a coordinated effort feasibility study, regarding the design and development of three major projects they were going to undertake in the UAE. The Sunland project values were over 3.8 Billion Dhs. in project estimated cost. The biggest challenge was the Lagoons (city) Development I was in charge of developing the construction, risk analysis and logistic strategies for our involvement in this most prestigious development. My team worked with SAMA Dubai Holding and SAMA Contracting to develop the Master Plan for the construction of the Dubai Dancing Towers, in addition to 18 additional towers residential and commercial. That would be part of one of three man-made islands. My team traveled to Japan to work with our Design and Engineering partner to actually move forward with the design and modeling of these towers, there were four towers that spiraled as high as 110 to 89 stories. It was an incredible process and privilege to work on such a prestigious work of engineering and the design.
Contrack International Inc. / ORASCOM January 2006 to February 2007
Runway, Control Tower and Ramps Project, Bagram Air Base, Bagram, Afghanistan.
Sr. Project Manager; of the New Runway and Control Tower at Bagram Air Base, Coalition Forces
C-130 Ramps, Central Cargo Handling Area, and the Eastside Apache Helicopter Ramp, 4.5 kilometer Runway expansion, Demolition of existing Taxiways, Runway, Cargo & Air Craft Apron and; Taxiways, Cargo & Fighter Aprons, Warm-up pads, as well as Asphalt overlaying of existing Taxiways. Installation of Airfield approach lighting, ILS and P.A.P.I. navigation system. Utilities: Storm Water Drain Systems, Fuel Line culvert diversions, Service Manholes, 27 kilometers of duct banks servicing electrical fiber-optic and communications throughout the Base and runways, Erection of Apron Flood Light systems. Construction of the ALV and ALLV Volt buildings to Control Towers, throughout this process there were many challenges, value engineering, commissioning, and validation of each component, O&M manuals, stocking of critical spare replacement parts for numerous components, and training of operations to the military personnel that were to take over these operations. Recording of testing of materials, Quality Control auditing, and validation per the contractual requirements with the ACOE. Overseeing the De-mining operations due to the fact the new runway went through mine fields the length 4.5 kilometers. Earthworks: Vegetation clearance, compaction of sub-grade levels, infill sub-grade and base course materials, compaction fine grading. Asphalt overlay, concrete touch downs using the GOMACO GT-6300 slip-form paving equipment. Material Plant Responsibilities: Crusher, Pug-mill operations, 2 x Elba Batch Plants, Marini Asphalt Plant, Pre-cast Yard operations. Responsible for all Project Safety, Daily and weekly forecasting planning meeting with engineers to discuss work progress. Responsibility for the Budget and schedules, document control, planning and scheduling of resource requirements, monthly Pay estimate (billing). Labor Force: Asian & Arabic, labor force of around 1450 workers apart from Supervisors, Engineers and support staff. Report directly to Project Program Director. These projects were turned over to the (AED) Air Force, (ACOE) Army Corp of Engineers, ahead of schedule and under budget. I became involved in a number of outside feasibility studies for the Army Corp of Engineers regarding the current state of the infrastructure, roads, bridges, Sewer treatment systems. Due to the years of war it has taken it toll on the complete infrastructure of Afghanistan and the eminent need to rebuild. I submitted my report to the Army Corp of Engineers for their future evaluation of the reconstruction process that they would be confronted with in years to come. In addition I participated with the base command to put together the Master plan for Bagram Air Base, although they had a baseline design, their program, needed a lot of input, for one these were military personnel and not Master Planners. Our team started from the ground up providing them with a comprehensive design for their Sewer system and Sewer Treatment Plant (STP), Water, and water purification plant, a complete Base drainage system, by taking the topographical data provided, out team presented a design for the current and future electrical needs using the current generator system that would need major upgrading to serve future needs, upgrading the current interior Base road system that was dysfunctional. The teamwork between the military and our Master Planning team, was extraordinary were able to present to the Army Corp of Engineers and the U.S. Military’s Joint Chief of Staff, the most comprehensive Master Plan the would take Bagram Air Base, into it’s future growth and expansion needs for the next 20 years. This plan was accepted and approved by the Army Corp of Engineers and the Afghanistan U.S. Military Command. Projects Value: $76 million U$D
Swinerton Builders: - (September 2004 – January 2006)
160 Luxury Condominiums- Multiple-use Building 46 Story Structure
Project Manager: I took this position on a contract basis to take over a troubled project that was over 4 months behind schedule. In 2.5 months, I was able to turn it around and turn it over to the developer three weeks ahead of schedule. I took control of the project and the sub-contractors, coordinating weekly sub-contractor meetings in the areas of value engineering, constructability issues, put together a punch-list, and a schedule that had never been in place, assisted the developer in committing to reviewing all the change orders that were outstanding, with our comptrollers, and Sr. Management to take a hold of a run-a-way budget. As a team we were able to put together a real budget forecast by cost loading the schedule to see where we really were, there was no control before I arrived. I let go of sub-contractors that were unwilling to commit to the schedule and quality that was lacking throughout this project before I took over. I turned this project over to the developer in mid-November, 2005.
Project Value: $49 million U$D
Perini Management Services / Martinez -Greenway (October 2001 – August 2004)
American Embassy MSG Project, Chancery Expansion Project – Luxembourg
Sr. Project Manager: For the new construction of classified wind for the American Embassy in Luxembourg, requiring Top Secret classification. Coordinating designated cleared subcontractors along with cleared national contractors, to construct a 3-story poured in place structure with a Structural Steel 3rd floor superstructure. Developed the site security plan, with construction of the (SSA) Site Security Access area. I took over the MSG Expansion Project and completed it through closeout, with (OBO) Overseas Building Operations and the (DoS) Department of State. Coordinated all phasing in the receiving of all “Secure” shipments, security, and inventory documentation, shipping & receiving. Responsible for Budget controls, Value engineering, Commissioning of all systems, O7M manuals and training of Embassy’s Facilities manger and staff, scheduling interfacing with the Ambassador and Senior Embassy staff, to coordinate around their schedule, in addition regional security issues due to the War in Iraq during this time frame. Project Value: $38 million U$D
Perini Management Services
American Embassy TSS Up-Grade - Prague, Czech Republic – Sr. Project Manager
On the American Embassy upgrade projects worldwide; duties included coordinating all foreign and domestic subcontracts, sub contractors and vendors. Developed the master schedule for each project that was approved by governing government agencies. Established the line of communication between the Embassy (POC), Point of Contact, Department of State, OBO (Overseas Building Operations) in Washington D.C. Coordinating and conducting audits for various phases of project completion, with mentioned government agencies. These projects required Top Secret Security clearance, and involved TSS (Technical Security Systems), along with major ground-up and civil construction renovations. Project Value: $29 million U$D
Perini Management Services
American Embassy TSS Up-Grade – Bucharest - Romania, Krakow - Poland, Almaty - Kazakhstan, Islamabad – Pakastan, N’Djamena – Chad. As Senior Project Manager I oversaw the completions and closeout of these embassy security upgrade projects.
Swinerton Builders / Bovis Lend Lease – CM&D (May 2001 – September 2002)
Lincoln Square – Bellevue, Washington – Project Manager
Mixed use 47 floor Office Tower, Retail Mall 5 floors @ 200,000 sq. ft., 47 story poured in-place concrete Hotel / Condo Tower 1,000,000sq. ft. underground parking facility. Project Value: $268 million U$D
General Construction – American Construction - (November 1998 - April 2001)
Boeing Developmental Center – Boeing Field South, Tukwila, Washington. Superintendent
Select Labs - US Defense Department “Black Hole” for the F-22 Fighter and the JSF Fighter development program. Project Value: $18 million U$D
Kalama River Bridge, Kalama, Washington – General Superintendent (September1999 – September 2000) Construction of the 1380 ft. Structural Steel Bridge, abutments, and approaches for the Port of Kalama. Project Value: $22 million U$D
Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Elma, Washington – Construction Manager (August 1998 – September 1999) Mothball Clean up, and restoration of the former Nuclear Plant. Project Value: $28 million U$D
Hunt-Kiewit - (November 1996 – November 1998)
SAFECO Field - Seattle, Washington – (Field Superintendent) Construction of the 49,000 seat, retractable roof, Seattle Mariners Baseball Stadium. A joint venture of Huber, Hunt & Nichols and Kiewit Construction. Huber, Hunt & Nichols specializing in stadium and long-span roof design and construction. Both companies have combined to build 22 stadiums, including seven baseball stadiums, two retractable roof stadiums and six domed stadiums. 4 tower cranes were used to expedite construction of Safeco Field.