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Project Manager Construction

Buffalo, New York, 14206, United States
October 17, 2016

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Jeffery L. Hatten, CPM.

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Cheektowaga, New York 14206


A highly effective Construction Management Professional, who meets challenges head on and creates positive change. From a PMO perspective, I am energetic leader with the demonstrated ability to build and lead teams to achieve outstanding results. I bring a proven track with a record setting strategic direction, executing to plan and fine-tuning operations to ensure on time, on budget delivery of over a billion dollars in major construction projects.


More than thirty five years of Architecture, Construction, and Facilities Operations experience includes:

Customer / Client Relations

Projects / PMO Integration

Construction Administration

Capital Budgets / Capital Plans

Project Commissioning / Turnover

Performance Management

Contractor Relations

New Construction / Renovations

Strategic Planning

Schedule Management

Inspections / Payout Approval

Design Review / Approval

Contractor / Vendor Selection

Facilities Management / Space Planning


Board Level Presentations

Cost Management

Quality Management


First Niagara Bank, Buffalo, New York

Vice President / Design Project Manager 2015 to Present

As the PMO managing a team internal and external resources ( JLL, Synergy, etc. ) providing all long range planning, space allocation, new prototype design and application for the banks footprint in New York, New England and Pennsylvania markets. This portfolio is inclusive of over six hundred branches in addition another fifty cooperate, back office and support facilities in the North Eastern corridor of the United States. I am responsible for developing and implementing office environmental standards of design and construction for renovation, relocations and acquisitions of banks and other properties within the organizations territories.

Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD, Buffalo, New York 2010 to 2015 Superintendent / Director of Buildings and Operations

I established earn value metrics in and utilized scheduling and estimating software for the application and CPM (PMBOK) application for the districts three year consolidation program of physical inventory and transportation routing. I created a PMO structure in managing and delivering operations and capital maintenance of the one hundred and seventy staff directly reporting to my office. This all related to managing the fourth largest school district in Western New York, building and grounds, capital improvement projects, and facilities maintenance and operations of over 13 million square feet and with an operating budget exceeding 11 million dollars annually, including managing and directing the districts four phased $57 million dollar capital improve project.

URS, Division of Construction & Project Management, Buffalo, New York 2008 - 2010

Manager of Construction Services

Directing and managing URS’s entry to the project management market place in Western New York and Southern Ontario, with concentration in education, healthcare, and commercial disciplines. I provided construction administration and oversight for the Veterans Administration in a newly awarded contact, in the development of a 10 million dollar renovation, expansion and improvement program to its cemetery operations in Houston, Oklahoma and Batavia, New York.

JP Morgan Chase, Division of Corporate Real Estate & Planning, Houston, Texas


Senior Project Manager - Vice President / Regional Team Lead

Was senior lead in the PMO, duties included managing the strategic planning, design, and construction operation for corporate facilities within 13 states of the central United States encompassing over 230 million square feet of real estate. Supervised and directed real estate operations at two regional offices (Louisiana and Missouri) with 10 direct reports.

Sterling Bank, Division of Facilities and Real Estate, Houston, Texas


Director of Project Management & Design

Directed and managed facilities, and the design/construction operations of this Texas banking institution branch and corporate locations. Standardize the design and furniture requirements to save the bank a project 2 million dollars the first year in new purchase and 5 million on its re-charge centers for re-use and reallocations.

Instituted PMO & PIMBOK processes to grow the department to undertake larger contracts in –house for quality control and assurance or our desired results.

University of Texas, Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas


Principal Project Manager

I was principal PMO manager construction and planning efforts related to the division of capital planning and management, healthcare divisions of patient care, research, and redevelopment.

Managed the division change from General properties to mission area specific construction responsibilities which resulted in a increase of departmental administration satisfaction of my division for 30% to 83%

Oversaw and administered the expansion of project staff from 12 to 42 project managers and our 120% increase of our CIP for years 2001 to 2005 which resulted in an addition of over 1 million square feet in research, clinic and faculty office facilities.

Reduced construction costs for research and staff office facilities by instituting alternate construction delivery methods, pricing proposal oversight, and expansion of our contractor provider base.

Developed and implemented long-range capital planning budgets for new construction project and operational renovation and maintenance expenditures for ongoing departmental improvements.

University of Texas Office of Facilities Planning and Construction

Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX.


Design and Resident Construction Manager

Was senior PMO manager for the design and construction activities of new and renovation projects within the Texas medical center with primary responsibility for MD Anderson and UT Health Science Center projects.

Delivered to MD. Anderson a new 13-story faculty office facility ahead of schedule and with a return of construction savings to the client of $900K.

Administered for UT Health Science Center design & construction applications delivery alternatives for building restoration, resulting in cost savings and expedited delivery for their nursing school renovation project.

Applied “commercial lab construction” technologies to MD Anderson’s new South Campus lab research park, which produced construction costs of $185 per square foot versus the historical $275 per square foot costs for the institution.

Developed RFQ’s & RFP’s related to new CIP projects for Board of Regents presentation and approval.

Managed more than $500MM in construction and design projects within these two institution projects on the medical centers campus.

Brown & Root / Barton Malow / Empire Construction

Ballpark @ Union Station, Houston, Texas


Assistant Architectural & Procurement Project Manager

Managed the construction buyout of the project, then directed the on site construction of the architectural elements involved in the main stadium and the renovation of Union Station. My position served as the PMO senior staff person, representing Empire Construction on this joint venture. In this position provided direct supervision to 7 total staff members, 4 technical and 3 clerical.

Developed the glazing specification and hurricane testing criteria for the moving window wall. These actions resulted in the reduction of construction installation schedule and costs.

SGI, Integrated Graphics Systems, Houston, Texas


Eastern Region Field Service / Design & Construction PMO Representative

I managed all related manufacturing design and site modifications, including construction supervision for Central and Eastern Region of the United States for the upgrading of distribution centers.

Developed a nationwide contractor network facilitating a construction schedule / cost management application new projects and renovations projects across 800 locations throughout the Eastern region, reduced costs by 30% and schedule completion by two weeks.

Delivered Texaco’s Southern Region (Atlanta metro) of 80 new and renovated stations on time and budget for the grand opening of the Atlanta summer Olympics.

Provided cost management services to our clients’ in-house engineering and construction departments for on-site administration and schedule compliance.

Evans American Corporation, Houston, Texas



On restoration projects I was senior PMO, providing architectural and construction management services to major insurance companies (Liberty Mutual, Travelers, etc.) focusing on structures damaged from both natural and man-made disasters.

Instituted “Quick-Est” software for the company. This business decision resulted in a 54% increase in market share of estimates and project management work done by these insurance providers.

Business Developer for Evans during hurricane Marylyn in the Caribbean for which additional work outside of our insurance contracts was awarded totaling in excess of $22.5 million dollars of through FEMA. This included two luxury condominium projects and government run shopping mall for cost estimation and reconstruction.

Division of School Planning, Buffalo Board of Education, Buffalo, New York


Senior Architect/Project Manager

Was office and field PMO supervisor in directing all aspects of design, construction, and repair projects from initial planning through final approval for the second largest school district in the State of New York.

Developed for special education instruction, design solution that utilized a single classroom, providing teaching and student resource areas. This resulted in the division receiving an award for excellence in educational design. The approach saved the district $80K per class in renovation costs.

Received local AIA citation for innovation in historical renovation for a 1940’s era educational construction. Renovated and restored the Hutchinson Technical HS, inclusive of interior and exterior, and MEP. This renovation avoided the closure of this high school. Its replacement value savings, $7 million, was returned to the District.

Planned, designed and administrated construction of new Aviation School at the Buffalo International Airport, including aircraft maintenance facilities, fuel farm and new taxi and approach run ways to existing airport network. Was awarded FAA merit citation for reuse and educational design.


Certified Project Manager

URS / PMI ( 2010 )

Master of Science, Urban Planning

Belford University, Houston, Texas (2005)

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design

State University of New York at Buffalo (1981)

Associate of Arts, Architectural Engineering

Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia (1977)

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