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Senior Project Manager

Oakland, CA
March 13, 2019

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*/**/**** ***** **** Resume_**** DAVID TRAN

*** ********, **** #****, *******, CA 94607 408-***-**** EXPERIENCE


Senior Manager of Construction & Development 2016– Present Projects: OHI Greenhouse, CHI Greenhouse, WDC Greenhouse, LMT Greenhouse, TEX Greenhouse, HI Greenhouse, IOW Greenhouse

● Lead all phases of the development, construction, operational occupancy, and capital improvements of multiple greenhouse project concurrently while championing and executing on our mission to improve the health of society and the planet

● Drove organizational change from short-term planning to multi-year strategic planning; collaboration with leadership and investors led to company’s first long-term plan for nationwide greenhouse development

● Analyzed greenhouse operations & existing facilities to strategically allocate future development capital

● Developed all operational processes and procedures for BrightFarm’s construction department within two months of hire, establishing a foundation and precedent for all company projects; initiatives removed costly miscommunications, drove organizational planning, and ensured project deadlines were consistently met

● Cultivated strategic vendor, contactor and design firm relationships with key industry players to strengthen BrightFarm’s ability for growth

● Feasibility Studies, Land Acquisition & Entitlement o Led and managed all phases of land acquisition and greenhouse development to execute on planned project pipeline o Drove the land acquisition process though site assessment and competitive incentive negotiations with local and state economic development organizations to maximize development value o Directed and coordinated all land entitlement activities, including collaborating with local government, communities, and authorities having jurisdiction reducing previous project entitlement duration by an average of 30%.

o Led all due diligence activities such as climate studies, geotechnical and environmental testing (Phase I & II), utility commitment securement, zoning, and building code assessment reducing costs and risks

● Programming, Planning & Procurement

o Orchestrated the engagement of end-users and directed designers, engineers, and contractors to develop scope, strategy, schedules, and project plans, ensuring stakeholders objectives are fully met and exceeded o Headed financial oversight of all projects; developed forecasts and budgets driving greater budget accuracy o Collaborated cross-functionally with sales and finance teams in compiling and presenting financial analysis for board and capital lender approval

o Developed RFQ & RFP documents, managed competitive bidding processes, and guided contract negotiations to select greenhouse design and development teams

● Design Phase & Permitting

o Coordinated activities of all project designers, contractors, consultants, and vendors through SD, DD, and CD phases o Reviewed design progress drawings and documents to ensure designs are optimal for end-users while below project budget; recommendations and modifications led to 17% decrease in cost/sqft o Established new meeting structure between design team, contractors, and local building departments to ensure designs are code compliant and to expedite permit approvals, ultimately reducing the process by an average of 14 days

● Construction Management

o Devised and managed processes for documenting team communication, running project meetings, and defining timelines, leading to all projects being completed on time, a 5-week improvement over prior project’s duration o Oversaw and monitored contractor/vendor project management and field staff for full scope completion

● Closeout, Commissioning & Operations Team Occupancy o Drove project contractors to achieving sign-off of final inspections and completion of punch lists on average 2-weeks before projected completion

o Procured all closeout documents for handover, approved final payments, and coordinated the transition from substantial completion to full greenhouse operational team CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD SAN JOSE, CA

Project Manager, Project and Development Services (Corporate Real Estate) 2014 – 2016 Projects: Yahoo! Densification, Yahoo! URL’s Upgrade, Hudson Advisors – Thomas Kinkade TI, KBS Realty Advisors Spec Suites and Capital Improvements, Washington Holdings Market Ready Renovations, Ayla Networks TI

● Spearheaded value-add and tenant improvement projects on Class A commercial real estate by advising and collaborating with asset management, property managers, and tenants to improve overall capitalization rates by 1.7%

● Successfully managed and coordinated teams totaling over 25 members to execute over $24M in corporate real estate projects for Yahoo! within 13 months

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● Salvaged over-budget projects by driving and managing VE process leading to over 30% in savings

● Coordinated and ran meetings with city building department to review and dispute imposed permit fees, leading to savings of over 50% from the original permit fees

● Programming & Planning

o (talk about conceptualizing) Engaged clients and direct designers, engineers, and contractors to develop scope, strategy, schedules, and project plan to ensure stakeholders objectives are met and exceeded o Generated and controlled budgets that track all hard and soft costs (in excess of $50M) related to the development and occupancy of a new facility; effective planning has led to project costs falling consistently within forecasted budget

● Design & Drawings

o Effectively coordinated and led design teams on unique projects ranging from 4k-resolution web broadcast studios to conventional open office spaces

o Advised and recommended design additions, deletions, and modifications to achieve quality, economy, and efficiency

● Construction Management

o Implemented team processes and created new information sharing systems to maximize work efficiency and accuracy o Headed project meetings, documented team communications, and defined timelines for project tasks to promote timely project completion

o Managed designers, engineers, contractors, and vendors throughout project life-cycle, from soliciting, qualifying, and recommending them, to monitoring their performance to ensure schedule milestones, contract execution, and expected quality are met

● Closeout & Commissioning

o Drove process to achieving sign-off of final inspections and completion of punch lists o Reviewed, consolidated, and approved final payments to cinch successful procurement of all project liens waivers o Procured all closeout documents and deliverables for handover, and support transition from project closeout to full operation of client’s new facility


Project Engineer 2012 – 2014

Projects: Palo Alto High School Stadium Improvements, Palo Verde School Lighting, Gunn High School Spangenberg Theater

● Led, managed, and completed four construction projects simultaneously on time and under budget

● Planned, coordinated, scheduled, and oversaw major renovations and projects to coincide with tight school timelines

● Identified opportunity for, managed, and executed lighting projects at multiple school campuses, leading to a 62% decrease in lighting electrical usage


Assistant Project Manager 2009 – 2011

Projects: SJSU Trades Building TI, SJSU Restroom Remodel, Department of Transportation Timpany Center Asphalt Repaving, Santa Clara Juvenile Hall Gymnasium

● Independently managed over $12M in construction projects from start to completion

● Engaged with clients to develop project scope, then created and compiled project proposals in excess of $30M

● Retooled and implemented new coordination and documentation forms to the company’s existing document control system resulting in a 30% reduction in document control


Project Engineer 2008 – 2009

Projects: Fremont Surgery Center Build Out, Oracle Tenant Improvement, Stanford Auxiliary Library 3

● Solicited, led, and coordinated a team of 5 engineers to compile system requirements for a specialized surgery center

● Managed a fast track, 8 week night construction project while maintaining management of 3 additional day projects

● Assisted in the design, coordination, and management of a data center project increasing the capacity of Stanford University’s MIS system by 28%.



Master of Business Administration, May 2016

Concentration: Finance


B.S. Civil Engineering, December 2007

Concentration: Construction Management

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