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Project Manager Construction

Luling, TX, 78648
June 29, 2016

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JESSE ESCOTO *** Hall Road • Luling, Texas ***** 830-***-****


Results-oriented, hands-on, construction and development professional with over 35 years of expertise in all facets of the industry, and proven abilities in coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building positive rapport with architects, engineers, local officials, vendors, and customers, while maintaining costs. Demonstrated strengths include:

•Quality Control •Bid Proposals and Project Estimating •Crisis Management/Problem-solving

•Process Improvement •Budget Management •Leadership

•Planning & Scheduling • Safety & Compliance •Materials Management

•Contract Negotiations •Customer Service/Client Relations •Project/Program Management


Davila Construction, San Antonio, Tx May 2016 – current

Superintendent: Assumed a project that was severely behind schedule. Immediately initiated a thorough review and began bringing this project back on-line. Serve as adviser to Project Manager, concerning change orders, schedule review, subcontractor review as well as, liaison with end-user and their representatives. Resolve issues on-site in conjunction with the Architect and his Design Team. Develop, implement, and monitor quality control. Imbued all workers with OSHA safety regulations in order to prevent complaints, accidents, or delays. Requisition supplies for in-house work. Maintain daily logs, and prepare and submit two week look-a-heads conforming to corporate policy. Provide expertise and technical knowledge to other trades and subcontractors.

Koontz Construction Company, San Antonio, Tx March 2014 – April 2016

Superintendent, Commercial Division: Plan, direct, and coordinate all trade personnel in support of the field’s fluctuating labor needs for activities related to project/systems construction of an early-college high-school campus. Lead, direct, support, and mentor all subordinate supervisory personnel. Serve as technical advisor, assisting with construction or start-up problems, when necessary. Ensure all company, department, and technical policies, procedures, standards, etc., are adhered to. Implement safety policies, procedures, and programs. Participate in safety/incident investigations and reviews. Develop, implement and monitor quality control. Monitor and resolve matters relating to work procedures, complaints, damages, accidents, or delays. Perform value-engineering, when necessary. Requisition supplies and materials for the project. From daily logs, prepare and submit weekly progress reports for corporate office department heads. Provide expertise and technical knowledge to other home office department heads.

Texas Youth Commission, Austin, Tx March 2007 – June 2011

Facilities Planning & Facilities Maintenance Specialist V: Performed advanced consultation work in the planning, development, and implementation of construction practices and maintenance systems, for the Texas Youth Commission, including nine juvenile correction facilities and eight juvenile half-way houses. Audited, developed and managed capital budgets and construction projects. Coordinated maintenance support operations at multiple institutions, and responsible for the supervision and direction of the Maintenance and Operations Division, in the absence of the Division Director. Documented and implemented best practices. Conducted all facility condition assessments, and submitted assessment reports for subsequent Board action. Monitored the application, approval, and disbursement of the CMMS and Capital Assets Planning information. Selected Accomplishment(s):

• Produced actual and potential cost-savings to the agency’s existing change order review process.

• Initiated a comprehensive review of the construction policies, practices and standards of previously completed projects with

the Texas Youth Commission, and recommended changes to existing methods of contract awards, change order processes,

and project contract requirements. Those changes have since been implemented.

SKANSKAUSA Building Corporation May 2006 – January 2007

Superintendent, Commercial Division: Directed all aspects of field construction associated with the “fast-track” completion of the Center for the Intrepid, a $65 million state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility, at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Reviewed, assessed, and resolved field construction conflicts related to plans and code compliance. Oversaw subcontractors’ contracts, RFIs, change orders, costs of materials, and invoices. Conducted meetings with government safety inspectors regarding standard requirements, and conducted weekly subcontractor meetings regarding progress and scheduling.

Selected Accomplishment(s):

• Maintained an IFE (Injury-free environment), and received no citations from OSHA audits, during my tenure.

• Integral role in the successful, timely completion of a six-story, 60,000-square-foot medical center, equipped with the latest

rehabilitation technology, including an indoor running track, firing range, pool, two-story climbing wall, prosthetic center

and a computer assisted rehabilitation environment known as CAREN (a dome with a 4-meter platform and simulation


• Identified/reported potential design flaws associated with specified interior metal doors, recommended alternative design

and cost-saving installation method, saving the owner/customer additional material/design costs, and progress delays.

R.L. Miller Construction Company, Inc., Seguin, Tx August 2000 – May 2006

Project Manager, Commercial Division: Directed and managed all activities of the commercial construction division, and responsible for the completion of projects on-schedule, within or below budget. Reviewed all subcontractor and supplier bid proposals and relevant contract requirements. Prepared, negotiated, executed and managed all sub-contract agreements, and managed/monitored costs. Coordinated schedule needs with field management, and assured that construction activities met material delivery dates. Resolved issues with customer, subcontractors and suppliers, due to plan or specification changes. Provided timely and concise written and verbal communication on the status of the project to the customer. Managed and provided direction to site project managers, superintendents, and other field service staff. Prepared and implemented site specific Safety Management Plan. Managed all aspects of construction finances. Created and/or improved construction processes and workflows to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and provide a best-practice standard for existing and future projects.

Selected Accomplishment(s):

• Successfully completed two multi-million-dollar educational facility projects, simultaneously and within budget, despite

inheriting the two already-failing projects in “red light” status (possibility of bond forfeiture). Recovered an additional

$125,000, due and owing for unpaid change order requests and customer-caused delays.

Alpha Building Corporation, Inc., San Antonio, Tx April 1999 – June 2000

Senior Project Manager: Managed and directed all phases of construction, on The University of Texas projects awarded to Alpha Building Corporation. Prepared job cost estimates for manpower, materials and equipment. Evaluated all subcontractor and supplier bids, and prepared, negotiated, and monitored the subcontractor and supplier contract agreements. Evaluated field and office staff performance. Established and managed the overall project schedule, budget and cash flow projections throughout the project. Resolved all conflicts arising from performance of contracts. Processed, tracked, and distributed submittals and RFIs. Managed document control process including change orders, subcontractor billings, field production tracking, purchasing, and contract administration. Coordinated project close-out documentation, including deficiencies, warranties, maintenance, and final payments. Conducted quality control inspections of completed work. Prepared all backup for monthly owner progress billing. Processed vendor invoices, reconciled all monthly subcontractor progress billings, supervised payroll, and managed job site offices.

Selected Accomplishment(s):

• Took over offices that had been de-void of management, with eight open jobs and over $500,000 of open backlog, that were

behind schedule, administratively lacking direction and control. Managed to schedule and complete the ongoing projects,

and buy-out, schedule and complete two additional jobs of approximately $400,000 each, simultaneously.

• Successfully completed the construction of a complex science laboratory, on schedule and under budget, despite serious set-

backs in delivery of “sole source” laboratory equipment/furnishings.

• Improved contract standards and productivity by generating a highly-effective system of performance review for all in-house

staff and subcontractors.

Janesco Construction Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas February 1979 – March 1999

Owner/Project Engineer: Planned, organized, staffed, directed and managed all aspects of a general construction/construction management company. Incorporated in April 1994. Work was acquired through competitive-bid process, invited bid, and from referrals. Projects included commercial, educational, medical, residential and multi-family private and public-sector structures.

Selected Accomplishments:

• After incorporating as a general construction contractor, and at the close of the corporation’s second fiscal year, had achieved

an aggregate bond capacity of $5 million, with accumulated assets of over $250,000, and no outstanding debt, surpassing

defined goals in the corporation’s five-year strategic plan .


Master of Public Administration (Urban and Regional Planning), Thesis: “Market-Driven Planning: The Land-Use Zoning

Process in San Antonio, Texas”, University of Texas at San Antonio

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Texas at San Antonio


“Economic Base-Analysis of Poteet, Texas”

A scientific analysis of the socio-economic status of the city of Poteet, Texas, over a specific period of time. Dr. Richard Jones, Professor, UTSA, was the author of this publication. I served as associate team member.

“A DWI Study of Bexar County, Texas”

A scientific analysis of all DWI incidents of Bexar County, over a specific period of time. Dr. Richard Gambitta Research and Associates was the author of this publication. I served as associate team member.

“Market-Driven Planning: The Land-Use Zoning Process in San Antonio, Texas”

Author of a scientific analysis of the socio-economic impact of all zoning decisions during a specific time period, for the City of San Antonio, Texas.


Computer software – MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Primavera, Sure Trak, Pulsar & Auto CAD LT 2011, Bluebeam.


Bi-lingual (Spanish/English)

USN Veteran (Vietnam era)

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