Colin F. McCarthy 302-***-****
Facilities & Construction Management Leader
Extensive experience building talented teams and navigating facilities and construction management operations Dynamic, highly technical, hands-on Facilities and Construction Management Leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience in property management, facilities management, and project management strategy. Top-secret cleared (TS) professional with a diverse experience overseeing facilities/properties in the United States and many international locations. Serve as a technical subject matter expert for facilities management. Build talented teams and hone the team’s technical and leadership skills through interactive training programs and on-the-job learning experiences. Bilingual in English and Spanish languages. Highlights of Expertise
Strategic Operations Planning
Preventive Maintenance Programs
Budget Forecasting & Administration
Capital Improvement Project Management
Continuous Process Improvement
Training & Development Programs
Motivational Team Leadership
United States Department of State Foreign Service, United States Embassy – Quito, Ecuador FACILITY MANAGER (2018 to Present)
Leads a highly skilled engineering, trades and services team of 40 personnel in all aspects of Integrated Facilities Management and buildings operations at a $200M US diplomatic mission and effectively oversees the facilities budget and strategic planning for all United States Mission properties in Quito, Ecuador.
Proactively identified and mapped out capital improvement projects that improved the quality of life for the embassy workforce and family members.
Secured additional funds of nearly $1M per year to successfully implement process improvements that drove enhanced safety, health, and environmental living situations for embassy families.
United States Department of State Foreign Service, United States Embassy – Dublin, Ireland FACILITY MANAGER (2014 to 2018)
Strategically led a team of 22 that championed complex operations that included a 240-year-old United States Ambassador’s residence in addition to the United States Embassy Chancery.
Guided the refurbishment and upgrade list of projects for the Embassy Dublin and other administrative offices. Executed $2M in capital improvements by delivery projects on-time.
Pioneered several energy-efficient upgrades and remodels in conjunction with the Department of Energy. Retained historical elements of properties while also reducing energy consumption.
Prepared the facility and team for ISO-50001 certification for energy management. Strictly upheld 100% of all regulatory and management system requirements. United States Department of State Foreign Service, United States Embassy – Vilnius, Lithuania FACILITY MANAGER (2012 to 2014)
Constructed the annual budget and strategic planning for all capital improvements within the embassy compounds and other residences owned by the government of the United States. Colin F. McCarthy Page 2
Collaboratively led a team comprised of 18 engineering and trade specialists. Simplified the work order process, which added 16 hours of capacity per week and slashed service/repair calls by 25%.
Expanded the capital improvement program, reinforced safety guidelines, and drafted a new housing policy. Doubled the allocated M&R funds and constructed 100% fire-safe residences. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration – Baltimore, Maryland TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MANAGER (2010 to 2011)
Designed and instituted strategic plans that directly aligned with the goals and objectives of the USDOT. Shared resources with teams located across the United States.
Evaluated the performance of the program, the team, and individual contributors. Provided guidance, constructive criticism, and feedback to improve output and productivity. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration – Providence, Rhode Island PROGRAM MANAGER – AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT (2009 to 2010) Collaborated with transportation officials and a talented team to successfully complete important projects. Established goals, objectives, and tight deliverable timelines that constantly challenged the team.
Positively impacted transportation projects throughout Rhode Island. As the technical lead for the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, successfully drove the rollout of $240M in transportation infrastructure projects in 12 months.
Team Leader, Project Development & Infrastructure (2007 to 2008) United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration – Frankfort, Kentucky Transportation Engineer (2001 to 2007) United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration – Albany, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Jefferson City, Missouri Civil Engineer Technician (1993 to 1997) United States Air Force – Beale AFB, Marysville, California Education & Credentials
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Civil Engineering
The Catholic University of America, School of Engineering – Washington, District of Columbia Professional Development & Affiliation
EIT – Engineer in Training Certification – National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying
IFMA Member – International Facility Management Association
AEE Member – Association of Energy Engineers
Awards & Recognition
Franklin Award – for excellence in logistics support during Vice Presidential visit to Ecuador
Superior Honor Award – for leading greatest improvement and cost reduction to mission Ireland facilities
Air Force Achievement Award – for delivering critical blast projection project – Riyadh, K.S.A.