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Manager Management

Location:
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Salary:
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Posted:
April 25, 2016

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SYNOPSIS OF DON’S ATTRIBUTES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management •Architectural Design •Construction Management • Pre-construction • Facilities Management • Master Planning • Strategic Planning • Project Controls •Business Consulting • Human Resources •Financial Management • Proposal Development Business Analysis • Land acquisitions and leasing •Operations & Program Management • Process Improvement • Contractor Relations Communication & Interpersonal Skills • Staff Training & Mentoring • Team Leadership & Motivation• Governance Board Program •Risk Management

EXPERIENCE

Manager of Operations, Senior Project Manager, Construction Management, Facilities and Architectural Services with International Experience.

PMP Professional technically trained with extensive experience providing master planning and program management, project management and construction management while leveraging project delivery methods and processes. Leeds proficient.

Creates and operates sophisticated project management and project financial management systems that maximize accountability and profitability for these projects in accordance with PMI (Project management Institute) code of ethics.

Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction and technology methods, industry practices, pre-construction activities, land acquisitions and leasing, estimating/budgeting, scheduling and safety requirements and well-versed in the application of building codes and full knowledge of construction contracts.

Competent with client programming and very comfortable interfacing with a wide range of clientele (executive VP level to front line workers) to capture user group adjacency requirements.

Able to provide hands-on management, coaching and /or advisory services based on the project complexity or the discretion of the businesses.

Lead and assist in negotiation, coordination and finalization of development agreements, planning proposals and other municipal requirements including zoning, subdivisions, variance approvals, development permits, building permits and coordinate successful entitlement, planning/design, regulatory and environmental compliance for all projects.

Able to effectively transfer his broad range of management and detail skills to areas in which they are most needed. Don’s greatest strengths lie in his indefatigable enthusiasm, common sense and detail orientation. He is also adept at training others in the pro-active problem-solving skills that he exercises on a day-to-day basis.

Very familiar with public regulatory (Building Codes) and governing bodies and regularly liaises with government officials at the municipal, provincial and federal level.

Well versed in all building science; Electrical, Mechanical, Civil/Structural, Architectural design, detailing, and interior design, which enhances my ability to prepare building assessments to quantify and develop project budgets as it relates to new builds, remediation, renovation and building upgrades as required.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND TYPICAL PROJECTS

Carapace Solutions Ltd

President -2015 – Present

Carapace Solutions Ltd is a bespoke Consulting Company focusing on Project and Construction Management, Project Controls, Architectural Design and drafting, Engineering and Facility Services. It has been my experience that companies who choose to outsource some or all of their Project Management and Creative Design, find themselves saving money, meeting deadlines more easily and having pressure taken off their own team (bringing products to market more quickly)

Hands on contractual work in BIM 3D Architecture Design and drafting.

Senior Projects and Business Development Manager responsible for the design, business development and construction of facilities, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional projects through all phases from pre-development approvals, construction and final handover.

J+B Engineering Inc.

Architectural and Engineering Design, Design/Build, Facilities, Project and Construction Management Company

Regional Manager of Operation – Western Canada – 2009 - 2015

General Manager for Alberta and neighboring provinces for multi discipline diversified engineering firm. Accountable for the Architectural and Engineering design development, pre-construction activities and construction of commercial, industrial, residential, instructional and refinery petroleum facilities through all phases from pre-development approvals through to construction and final sign off. I personally manage projects, project managers and staff for national oil company accounts, municipal, commercial and industrial clients.

BIM Revit Design Manager for all company project developments.

SHE Manager and 3T Trainer for the implementation and execution of the Loss Prevention System (LPS) for GREF Facilities.

Direct reports, 7 Project managers, 30 Engineers, 3 Administration.

Mentionable Projects

MolsonCoors – Master Planning – (Canada Nationally)

Operators Change Room, Strathcona Refinery ($2.2M)

New Alky Change room and TA Bldg, Strathcona Refinery ($6,5M)

New Contractors lunch Room, Strathcona Refinery ($4,0M)

Fire Hall Extension, Strathcona Refinery ($2,0M)

Petroleum /LNG stations and C stores ($30M)

Becker Group of Companies Ltd

Land Development, Property Management Firm and Builder 2007 – 2009 – Edmonton- Contract

Senior Projects Manager /Development/Construction Manager

Duties and responsibilities include the Land acquisitions and leasing, overall Architectural design and construction management, coordination of industrial, commercial and multi-family dwelling projects and participants, including design team members, consultants, building officials, municipal council meeting and contractors.

Participating in the preparation of conceptual design, pre-construction activities, development permit/building drawings, block schematics, sketch plans, landscaping and working drawings.

Responsible for general site review and oversee others in that role.

Accountable for a full range of services relating to land acquisition, the design of projects and oversee the production and coordination of documentation, project scheduling, time management, cost control and construction management for the projects.

Direct reports - 2 administrations, 2 Design team members, 10 Site supervisors.

Mentionable Projects

Heritage Village – 34 Condominium units renovation ($1.8M)

Mesa Sands – 41 Opulent Condominium developments and 10 CRU ($9M)

Alberta Oats Milling Ltd- New Process and seed Storage Plant ($11M)

Grande Design Builders Inc.

Land Development Firm and Builder 2006 – 2007 – Edmonton- Contract

Design Department Manager/Senior Projects Manager/Development/Construction Manager

Duties and responsibilities include the Land acquisitions and leasing, overall design, Project management, Pre-construction activities, Construction Management and coordination of industrial, commercial and multi-family dwelling projects and participants, including design team members, consultants, building officials, municipal council meeting and contractors.

Overseeing the preparation of conceptual design, development permit drawings, block schematics, sketch plans, landscaping and working drawings.

Responsible for general site review and oversee others in that role.

Responsible for a full range of services relating to land acquisition, the design of projects and oversee the production and coordination of documentation, project scheduling, time management, cost control and construction management for the projects.

Direct reports - four (4) site supervisors and three (3) design team members.

Mentionable Projects

The Princeton – 72 Condominium units ($22M)

North Ridge – 16 Opulent Duplex bungalows ($9M)

The Brownstones – 8 six-plex townhouses ($24M)

Rutherford – Tri-plex and duplex sub division, 50 units ($17.5M)

BZKA Architecture

Architectural Firm 2005 -2006 - Edmonton

Senior Projects Manager – Contract

Duties and responsibilities include the overall management and coordination of projects and participants, including design team members, consultants, building officials and contractors.

Overseeing the preparation of conceptual design, development permit drawings, block schematics, sketch plans and working drawings.

Responsible for general site review and oversee others in that role.

Attend site meetings; prepare reports, minutes and other related tasks.

Responsible for a full range of services relating to the design of projects and oversee the production and coordination of documentation, project scheduling, time management and cost control for the projects.

Direct reports, four (4) design team members

Mentionable Projects

Arlington - Rebuild

The Ridge – 90 condos

Sport Connection – Retail

Icon – 30 story Twin Tower apartments (Client Rep)

EPO Consultants Inc

Architectural Firm 2003 – 2005 – Sauté St Marie

Senior Projects Manager/CAD Operations

Duties and responsibilities include the overall management and coordination of projects and participants, including design team members, consultants, building officials and contractors.

Responsible for a full range of services relating to the design of projects and oversee the production and coordination of documentation, project scheduling, time management and cost control for the projects.

Direct reports, three (3) Design Team members

Mentionable Projects

The new Sault Area Hospital - $250 million, 55,000M2 (Client Rep)

Tenaris Group Administration Building - $6million, 20,000sf

The Shunock Residence – 6500sf

Crimson Ridge Golf Course – Town House complex

Solidcadd Group Inc.

Autodesk Educational Reseller 2000 – 2003 - Toronto

Project Manager/Implementation and Training/Instructor

Duties and responsibilities involve consulting and private tutoring to clients on the implementation of Autodesk Architectural CAD Products that included AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Architectural Studio, Viz 3D, Building System and Revit.

Managed and controlled the day-to-day operation of training center. Staff of 5.

Travelers Group

Investment Brokers 1994 – 2000 - Toronto

Branch Manager/Regional Vice President

Operated a financial investment office consulting, training and marketing Mutual Funds, Life Insurance, Debt consolidation products.

Managed the daily operations of 15 licensed agents.

Fillmore Design Ltd

Design/Build Company 1989 – 2008 – Durban/Edmonton

President/CEO

Formed Design/Build Company in 1989. Numerous commercial and residential projects from single room additions to historical restoration of heritage buildings. Company mission was to complete client projects on time, on budget and to client requirements.

Company was awarded in 1992 with the “Corobrik” award for best home renovation and brick paving. Staff of 85.

Mentionable Projects

Renovations and Restorations - $10,000 to $1million

Custom Homes - $250,000/$1million

Restaurant - $750,000

Tate and Lyle Engineering

Consulting Firm 1986 – 1989 – Durban/Mauritius

Senior Projects Manager

Duties and responsibilities include the overall coordination of projects and participants, including design team members, consultants, building officials and contractors, contributing to the conceptual Architectural designs and monitoring of working drawings.

Responsible for general site review and oversee others, in that role.

Attend site meetings; prepare reports, minutes and other related tasks.

Oversee the production and coordination of documentation, project scheduling, time management and cost control for the projects.

Mentionable Projects

Le Canonnier Hotel - $35million

Sugar Refinery and Housing Development - $125million

Dual Enzyme Plant - $65million

Manganese Oxide Plant - $97million

Newcastle Power Plant - $104million

M&R Ltd

Manager Small works department. - Durban

Subsidiary of Murray and Roberts – General Contractor 1984 – 1986

General Manager/Site Supervisor – Durban

Staff 80

Mentionable Projects:

Expo 85 - $2.5 million

The Workshop mall - $90million

Murray and Roberts PTY Ltd

General Contractor 1982 – 1984 - Durban

Projects Coordinator

Mentionable Projects:

Multi story office building - $56million

The Wheel – Retail Store - $86million

Kilborn Consulting Engineers

Building Consultants 1980 – 1982 – Toronto/Edmonton

Senior Planner and Scheduler

Mentionable Projects:

Imperial Oil Strathcona Refinery - $350million

Dome Gold Mine - $165million

Copper Mine, Chile - $150million

EDUCATION

Natal University - Civil Engineering – 1974/Architecture - 1977

Ryerson University - Architectural Diploma 1977 – 1980 - Toronto

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

PMP – Project Management Institution Certification (Past Member)

PMBOK – Project Management Body of Knowledge (Past Member)

Autodesk – Trainer/Instructor Certification

Jang Jung Tao – Nidan Instructor

Chamber of Commerce – Durban

Construction Management Certification

3T Trainer – Loss Prevention System (LPS)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Power Point; Word 2000, 2010; Excel 2000, 2010

Microsoft Project 2003; 2007: 2010

AutoCAD 2000; 2001; 2002; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2008; 2009; 2010

Architectural DeskTop 2002 (R3.3); 2004; 2005; 2006

Revit R4.5; R5.1; R6.1; R7, R8.1, R9.1, 2009, 2010, 2014

Autodesk A360

Architectural Studio

Autodesk 3D Studio Viz

Autodesk Building Systems R2; R3

Autodesk Buzzsaw Professional

Autodesk Civil 3D - 2013

Plantrac – CPM

Primavera

Artemis – CPM

Prezi

Safety programs and certification Yearly (i.e. WHIMIS, POST, Confined Spaces, etc)



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