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Contract Administrator, Project Manager, Project Administrator

Huntington Beach, California, 92647, United States
August 13, 2019

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Charles Johnson

714-***-**** Mobile


Self Employed Project Manager / Contract Administrator June 2018 – July 2019

Freelance consultant employed on 2 large-scale high-end luxury renovation projects for a private client. Responsible for sourcing and qualifying vendors and subcontractors, conveying and monitoring compliance with insurance requirements, monitoring compliance with conditional and final lien releases and confirming close out and release of retention payments. Responsible for purchasing, contract administration, editing scopes of work, issuing RFP’s, answering RFI’s, quality control, negotiating and implementing change orders, identifying and implementing options, scheduling city inspections, verifying all progress and dispute resolution. Contract Administrator at Professional Community Management (PCM) March 2015 – June 2018

Responsibilities; Procure, negotiate and administer annual, long term and one-time contracts for goods and/or services, with an emphasis on construction contracts. Communicate all insurance requirements to bidders in order to procure adequate and correct coverage on all contracts and monitor ongoing compliance during contract duration. Prepare scopes of work and request for proposals (RFP), Identify qualified vendors and subcontractors. Monitor progress on all contracts to ensure compliance with contract provisions, quality of work performed, compliance with insurance requirements, coordinate all progress with Community Manager and requesting division and departments. Prepare change orders as needed. Gather and analyze data to prepare reports concerning such elements as overall bid analysis, contract costs, work performed by subcontractors, work schedules etc. Consult with legal counsel, risk management and/or insurance companies in interpretation of various contract provisions. Preform due diligence with regards to vendor selection and contract provisions. Communicate effectively with contractors, consultants, board members and engineers. Field Superintendent / Estimator at AHRS

September 2012 - March 2015

Managed ongoing multiple insurance reconstruction and remodeling projects in addition to prepping distressed properties for resale. Duties included field supervision, estimating (both stick and Xactimate 28), job costing, creating scopes of work, qualifying subcontractors, monitoring ongoing compliance with insurance requirements. Conduct job walks, quality control, customer service, problem resolution and contract administration. Market sectors included high end kitchen and bath remodels, fire and smoke damage projects, water damage, mold remediation, construction defect resolution, contents salvage, cleaning and storage.

Contractor at Chuck Johnson Finishes

July 2008 – September 2012

Remodeling contractor specializing in high end bath and kitchen remodels, application of architectural coatings and water damage restoration work. Responsible for qualifying subcontractors, monitoring ongoing compliance with insurance requirements. sales, estimating, budgets, project management, contract administration, purchase orders, change orders, material acquisition and distribution, customer service, supervision of in house and subcontract labor and hands on work. Customer Service Field Representative / Out of Warranty at Warmington Residential April 2003 - July 2008

Home builder's field representative assigned to new construction developments of single-family homes and condominiums. Managed all regional projects that had entered the "2 to 10” year old phase. Duties on new construction projects included but were not limited to: Quality control walks, rough framing walks, new buyer orientations, fielding and resolving requests for service in a timely manner, working with appropriate subcontractors to close out outstanding issues, documenting progress of service requests, verifying completion of outstanding issues, verification and inspection of options, hands on work and obtaining final sign offs.

Job duties while working with the portfolio of homes in the "2 to 10" year phase included maintaining employers compliance with the provisions of CA SB 800, Inspection and resolution of construction defects including roof leaks, slab leaks, plumbing leaks, window leaks, deck leaks and the resulting water damage and mold remediation if any, cracked foundations & failed post tension cables, flooring defects, appliance failures, problems related to expansive soils, leaks at planters and hard scape/ landscape elements in podium style condominium construction, main and secondary drain blockage, failure of dual glazed windows and a variety of additional unusual and common construction defects. Responsibilities included inspection, research, documentation and verification of defects, scheduling and supervision of responsible subcontractors and vendors, verifying completion of work orders and customer satisfaction, generation of purchase orders change orders and back charges, testifying in arbitration proceedings when required and working with employers legal / risk management departments when necessary.

Operations Manager at Construction Service Inc.

January 1993 - April 2003

Construction Service Inc. is a company that specializes in working with home builders, property management firms, homeowners’ associations, construction defect attorneys and insurance companies to resolve patent and latent construction defects, water damage, mold remediation, fire and smoke damage and catastrophic damage. As Operations Manager, I served as the primary point of contact for all incoming service requests, assessed projects, created scopes of work, provided estimates for repair when requested, reviewed and approved all billing, recruited and mentored new employees, reviewed employee performance, disciplined and terminated employees when necessary, handled all customer service issues regarding concerns and complaints, negotiated billing disputes, sourced and qualified vendors and subcontractors, conveyed and monitored compliance with insurance requirements, monitored compliance with conditional and final lien releases and confirmed close out and release of retention payments, administered contracts, prepared documentation for litigators when working in the discovery capacity for legal clients, administered hazardous waste disposal and safety programs, built and updated the corporate website and built and administered the corporate service / scheduling database application.

Software Skills:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Acrobat


Microsoft Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual C++

Borland Turbo Pascal


Proprietary Document Management systems

Social Media proficiency

Related Skills;



Finish Carpentry

High End finishes / lacquer application

Tile setting


Wall systems

Cabinet Installation

Volunteer experience;

Little League Umpire 2011 - 2015

Youth Football Coach 2011 - 2014

Kids Musical Theatre-Set Construction 2014

Surfrider Foundation Volunteer 2011-2018

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