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Project Manager Construction

Parkland, Florida, United States
March 18, 2019

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Director of Construction & Facilities

A results-orientated, hands-on Director of Construction and Facilities professional with 25 years of expertise within the industry. Proven track record for the successful completion of multi-million dollar projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building positive rapport with architects, engineers, local city officials, vendors, and clients while maintaining company objectives.


Construction administration & facilities management Bilingual (Spanish)

Budget and Cost Controls Management Practices and Principles

Organization and Time Management Team Building and Training

Design & Planning Contract Negotiation

Bid Process Business Development


Senior Construction Project Manager (Contractor)

Ultimate Software, Weston, FL 8/2018 to 11/2018

Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale organizational projects

Collaborate with architect, engineers, design teams and third party vendors working on company engagements within practice and manages scope and mitigates risk across all corporate projects

Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition

Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues

Accurately forecast revenue, profitability, bill rates and utilization across all projects

Provide document and project controls including monitoring RFI’s and submittal traffic for potential cost/schedule impacts

Effectively communicate relevant project/practice information to superiors and peers in other practices

Handle difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual

Possess the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and convey the need for change to stakeholders and team members

Director of Store Design & Construction

DFASS Group, Miami, FL 5/2015 to 4/2018

Successfully built over 40 new retail stores in airports across the country worth over $60 million

Contribute to build out of the largest Duty Free Store in an airport (DFW) in the United States (17,200sqft)

Work effectively with executives, senior leaders, consultants and other stakeholders to drive a quality concept and support the growth of the company

Administer project teams including architects, engineers, vendors, airport officials and city building departments

Enrich the leadership of the development and construction team and influence senior leadership to make effective investment decisions and strategic design of projects

Attend site visits, progress meetings, developed status reports, and delivered presentations as required to key stake holders in the company

Improve company processes to assess due diligence of possible development to ensure effective return on investment


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Director of Service

RCC Associates, Inc. Deerfield Beach, FL 9/2014 to 05/2015

Develop, plan, implement, and administer service department goals and budgets

Coordinate work order activities with clients, other departments and outside vendors

Establish effective working relationships with clients, contractors and vendors; negotiate agreements and contracts and monitor the work of contractors

Direct and oversee implementation of the departments work plan, assigned work activities and projects

Create request for proposals and negotiate contract/vendor proposals

Hire, train, motivate, evaluate department staff, and implement corrective actions as necessary

Review and evaluate projects in progress, contract compliance, and quality control

Director of Facilities

Benihana, Inc. Doral, FL 10/2012 to 9/2014

Qualify all new vendors and ensure they are set up properly in web-based work order management

Review and approve R & M quotes for all major restaurant equipment

Interact with all corporate departments and field operatives and supports R&M developments

Develop standard scope of work for all preventative maintenance programs

Manage RFP process for all new PM programs and renewals

Manage capital projects by developing scopes of work, selecting quality contractors, soliciting bids, scheduling work with operations and contractors, project supervision and inspection

Provide periodic reports on capital project status and meets with Executive Management as required

Develop training modules for building system components and coach restaurants on maintenance best practices

Construction Project Manager 04/2011 to 10/2012

Areas USA Inc., Miami, Florida

Successfully completed the build out of 9 restaurants at LAX International Airport valued at $10.5 million

Worked directly with the VP of Operations and other senior management personnel on future business and strategic planning as well as focuses on improving current systems and work processes

Maintained the integrity of the “the construction process” by following all the prescribed S.O.P.’s and developed over time

Reviewed project scope and assisted in developing project budgets for all airport projects

Coordinated architects, engineers, and construction contractor to comply with company brands and build outs

Review all work in process to ensure compliance with plans and specifications, building codes and company standards

Periodically visited construction sites to ensure build outs were to company specifications and requirements

Director of Business Development/Project Manager

LVR-Lane-Valente Refrigeration, Dallas, Texas 10/2010 to 4/2011

Tracked all store development weekly and provided communications to senior management

Identified business development and "add-on" sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project

Coordinated and managed the installation of a Honeywell Energy Management System (EMS) for 75 AMF Bowling centers valued at $1,750,000

Managed the day-to-day operational aspects of the project and its scope

Resolved and/or escalated issues in a timely fashion


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Construction Project Manager/Facilities Manager 02/2008 to 01/2010

Benihana Inc., Miami, Florida

Managed construction of new restaurants from conception to completion valued at $30 million

100% project completion while meeting strict deadlines and budget requirements

Implemented a web based management software application for tracking maintenance activities and receiving invoices from commercial service contractors

Developed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the construction department

Authored a New Store Opening Guide for remodels and new restaurants adopted by market

Developed and maintained the project schedule from lease signing to store opening, kept all assigned projects on schedule

Tracked all store development weekly and provided communications to senior management

Developed and maintained the project budgets, kept all assigned projects within the approved budget

Reduced the overall construction cost and schedules over time by training, educating, and directing the company’s contractors and vendors

Senior Project Manager 04/2000 to 02/2008

CLC Construction, Inc., Parkland, Florida

Completed a $1.5 million renovation of a restaurant two weeks ahead of schedule. Challenge: 120-day deadline with 14 days of rain delays

Developed a cost-effective plan and schedule for completion of each project following a logical pattern for utilization of resources

Selected and coordinated work of subcontractors working on various phases of the project

Oversaw 20 restroom renovations at Broward General Hospital while adhering to strict guidelines

Oversaw performance of all trade contractors and reviewed architectural and engineering drawings to make sure that all specifications and regulations were being followed

Responsible for proper administration of construction contracts and for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses

Oversaw the complete renovation of a 50,000 sq.ft. a medical facility valued at $30.5 million

Responsible for the remodeling of vendor displays for over 50 Home Depot stores across the Florida region


Bachelors of Science, International Business and Trade, Florida Atlantic University

Master Certificate in Project Management, Villanova University

State Certified General Contractor, State of Florida CGC1509023


Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Cloud Based Project Management Software

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