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Project Manager Construction

Edmonton, AB, Canada
April 24, 2016

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Civil Engineering education; APEGA registration in progress

** ***** ** ********** ** the construction field on industrial, commercial and residential construction projects

Planning, organizing, scheduling and controlling of construction of skyscrapers, residential quarters, warehouse & distribution centres, business and shopping centers, office spaces, schools/kindergartens, wastewater treatment plants

Supervision experience in purchasing supplies, budgeting and staffing on construction projects, introducing construction work schedules and following specifications, procedures, safety compliance and quality plans

Familiarity in writing technical reports and project site assessments

Communication, analysis, decision-making and time management skills


Civil Engineer/Construction Manager/Project Manager (2003 – 2016)

Experience covered the field of work and main duties and responsibilities of a project manager as well as of a construction site manager, such as:

Performed construction planning and scheduling (specifications, procedures, establishing & monitoring construction work schedules), assessing and modifying plans and designs of civil projects like warehouses, big department stores, residential buildings, apartment buildings and waste water treatment plants

Supervised technicians, technologists and other skilled site workers, reviewing/approving designs, calculations and cost estimates

Performed budget analysis, prepared contract documents, participated in bidding/evaluating tenders for constructions, negotiations, sub-contractor selection, material purchasing, building code compliance and workplace safety compliance activities

Utilized critical path project management, quality control management, labour management and technical writing techniques when reporting to management

Monitored air, water, soil quality and developed procedures to clean up contaminated sites

Through staff development and mentorship on the job and other training offered regularly by the company, developed strong employee and sub-contractor productivity and ability to identify, analyze and mitigate work hazards

Increased the productivity by 13%; encouraged workers to provide input into the work processes that included scheduling responsibilities, completing jobs and using previous experiences to complete tasks; organized family gatherings in the countryside on weekends for the purpose of better understanding and establishing stronger connections between employees

Reduced turnover by 17% through gaining trust and respect from employees by demonstrating an optimistic attitude, positive thinking as well as promptly resolving issues and good communication skill while also encouraging the policy of open communication between staff members on the site

Established a solid, positive, reliable and productive work environment by true understanding of the role and needs of all team members

Selected Projects and Accomplishments:

Completed a 55-building residential district for 10,000 people one week earlier than scheduled; met a 1,095-day deadline challenge with 330 rainy days

Completed a 22-storey office skyscraper with over 70,000 m2, 706 parking stalls on 2 underground levels and the sky garden at the top

Supervised the construction of a shopping mall of 30,000 m2 that was completed on time despite extensive material delivery delays, architectural design challenges and unforeseen sub-contractor issues

Detected many design concerns in a school & kindergarten project that were all mitigated and the project was completed on time

Achieved 100% project deliverable completions while meeting strict deadlines and budget requirements

Submitted 100+ bids and partial bids annually, securing more than 75% of them

Project Management:

Planned, estimated and managed the projects from start to completion

Selected, scheduled and supervised sub-contractors

Developed and enforced company policies, procedures and project safety guidelines

Was involved directly in project quality management and risk mitigation activities; ran periodic SWOT analyses with team for each project to stay on top of both internal and external factors influencing the stages and outcomes of projects

Client and Vendor Relations:

Slashed material and equipment costs by 15% through negotiating and establishing beneficial vendor contracts with suppliers

Increased sales by 11% through education of clients on value-added extras to increase property value and enjoy improved dwelling comfort

Scheduled client meetings, conducted needs assessments and explained design concerns and cost-effective options; negotiated cost estimates with the clients and maintained daily contact with them on local sites

Secured $2M in new business through excellent customer relations and referrals, and hard work

Project History:

(PM = Project manager, A-PM = Assistant PM, PE = Project Engineer, CE = Civil Engineer)

1.KAUFLAND chain store, Zagreb site, 04/12/2015 – 22/03/2016, PM

2.Sisak Wastewater Treatment Plant, construction site, 13/04/2015 – 03/12/2015, PM

3.KAUFLAND chain store, Jatrebarsko site, 14/7/2014 – 11/4/20015, PM

4.IKEA chain store, Rugvica site, 28/10/2013 - 11/7/2014, PM

5.School & Kindergarten building, Vrbani III site, 14/5/2012 – 25/10/2013, PM

6.LIDL Warehouse & Distribution Centre, Perusic site, 12/05/2011 – 13/05/2012, PM

7.Sky Office Skyscraper, Zagreb site, 7/10/2010 – 11/5/2011, PM

8.Zagreb Bank, main administrative building, Zagreb site, 16/8/2010 – 6/10/2010, PM

9.Sesvete Project, residential quarter consisting of 55 buildings, Sesvete site, 2/7/2007 – 13/8/2010, A-PM

10.AVENUE MALL, business & shopping center, Zagreb site, 6/3/2006 – 29/6/2007, PE

11.EURODOM Osijek, business center, Osijek site, 21/4/2005 – 5/3/2006, PE

12.Institute for Consulting and Design, company HQ in Zagreb, 3/1/2005 – 20/4/2005, CE

13.Architectural Bureau, company HQ in Zagreb, 2/8/2004 – 31/12/2004, CE

14.BRUT – Bureau for Development and Technology Improvement, company HQ in Zagreb, 24/5/2004 – 30/7/2004, CE

15.Wastewater Treatment Plant, central unit, Zagreb construction site, 22/12/2003 – 21/5/2004, CE

16.Company's Technical Service, construction site preparation (company HQ in Zagreb), 4/11/2003 – 19/12/2003, CE


MSc, Civil Engineering (Major: Construction Pit Protection and the Issue of Hydraulic Fracturing)

Zagreb Polytechnic, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2008 – 2010

BSc, Civil Engineering (Major: Construction of Residential Buildings)

Zagreb Polytechnic, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1998 – 2002

Professional Development/Workshops/Seminars: Commercial & Residential Constructions, Construction Project Bidding, Cost Control, Construction Management,

Unit Price Estimating

Zagreb, Croatia, 2003 – 2016

AutoCAD, ArmCAD, ECDL (modules)

MS Office Applications – extensive user of MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


German (conversational)

Croatian (mother tongue)

REFERENCES: available upon request

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