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Project Manager Construction

New York, New York, United States
October 01, 2016

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Don Young

A top notch – first class Professional Constructor & Operations- Adds Value to each endeavor Expert at building dynamic teams ~ Leader in Managing High-Volume Operations ~ detail oriented- quality – budget minded – with absolute delivery and satisfaction. Hands –on- boots on the ground”. Solution driven…Problem solver…. Makes it happen…Absolute Integrity. Relentless Leadership. Serving and delivery in all markets commercial – retail – industrial – capital improvements – tenant lease hold improvements- supports acquisitions- due diligence – environmental sensitives. Expertise in obtaining land use approvals.

KSA = Development - Construction- Operations -Management

Highly respected, top-performing leader with a stellar 35-year career in construction development and project management.

Interpersonal savvy, experienced driving operational growth, building solid teams and maintaining long-lasting relationships.

Specialize in collaborating effectively with commercial, industrial RETAIL Multi-Use turnkey – include site development real estate construction companies. Property Management of over 4-million square feet

Skilled at achieving cost objectives, contract schedules, estimates and bids – on time.

Expert at managing full-cycle, multi-million -dollar construction projects.

Valuable contributor to executive and cross-collaborative teams.

FIELD SITE Management - Willing to travel or relocate.

Ambitious Principled Fair Analytical Dynamic Solution-Driven Creative – Value Added

KSA= Expertise and Commitment to Excellence & Value Added

Project Management- Property Job Costing/Scheduling Environmental Construction

Contract Negotiation/Administration Site Development/Construction Budgeting/Cost Control

International Building Codes Fire Life Safety & Security Subcontracting

Construction Claims Avoidance Facility Maintenance Inventory Management

Mechanical Systems ESFR Upgrades OSHA Regulations/Safety Client/Vendor Relationship Building

Architectural Design Civil Engineering Inspection Reporting

Construction Strategies Manufacturing/Installation due Diligence / Design Build

Innovate/Lead/Influence Manage Multiple Projects Effective Problem Resolution

Professional Experience


Director of –Construction & Management Lease Hold Improvements- Repositioning- Property Management – New Construction.

Apply strong leadership talents recruiting, training, mentoring and managing top-performing professionals: architects, construction supervisors, project managers, professional consultants, general contractors and project teams

Create strategic initiatives ensuring projects are planned, prioritized and delivered on time, within scope and budget

Spearhead the planning of designs and implement forward-thinking processes and procedures

Expert in architecture, design- build, engineering and construction management

Directed and Oversight of over 4 million square feet of Commercial and Industrial Properties.

Lease Hold Improvements – Tenant Relations. Valued by clients and colleagues for ensuring seamless operational processes and quickly resolving problems. Proficient in understanding construction codes and adhering to regulatory compliance

Content Expert - Consistently combine interpersonal, communication, management and organization skills in the pursuit of excellence. Land Use Approvals – oversight of all professionals – Legal- Civil- A&E – Traffic Experts.

Directed and Oversight of a major 204000 SF repositioning of Industrial warehouse and included ROOF RAISING Project $11 million (prior GSK Factory Clifton NJ). 2010-2012

Construction Project Manager - Commercial Construction Company

Led and managed FAST track tenant build-outs for:

St. Joseph’s Hospital Women’s Health Clinic and Pediatrics Center ($800,000/6,000 sq. ft.)

Sun Flower Montessori Day Care ($560,000/5,000 sq. ft.)

Robert Wood Johnson’s Hamilton Pediatrics ($650,000/6,000 sq. ft.)

Managed and oversaw a $6M major renovation (Elizabeth YMCA) addition to an existing tenant-occupied four-story residential / commercial facility. Renovated with ADA compliance new: elevator and electrical service upgrades, fire suppression systems, MEP building systems, sub-basement sewer ejection pump systems, fire alarms, exterior façade

Refurbished masonry structure repairs, demolition, environmental remediation and interior alterations


Vice President of Construction and Development- Leading Eastern US Industrial Real Estate Company

Owners Representative - managed numerous industrial construction projects in various phases of development

Managed all communications between: general contractor, architect/engineer, local code officials, Department of Transportation, subcontractors and vendors

Collaborated on project plan development, scope-of-work development, contract procurement and execution, subcontractor pay applications, change orders, facilitation of progress meetings, quality control and budgeting

Completed the following industrial construction projects:

Oversight & Direction of design build - construction of ground-up “Big-Box” warehouses in PA and NJ

Design Build & construction of $15M/535,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Lower Macungie, PA

Design Build & construction of $8.5M/310,000 sq. ft. warehouse in New Kingstown, PA

Design Build construction of $9M/225,420 sq. ft. warehouse in South Brunswick, NJ

Managed and completed renovating a $4.5M facility for Plunkett-Webster in North Brunswick, NJ

Managed and completed complex renovation involving $10M repositioning of 300,000 sq. ft. involving environmental remediation and field-site monitoring


Project Manager

Managed a ground-up renovation for YMCA, Somerset Hills, NJ including a Notarium with two indoor pools and water slide

Supervised job site, managed project buyouts, negotiated subcontractor agreements and successfully resolved client issues

Successfully managed $14M renovation and 40,000 sq. ft. site addition within an aggressive deadline.


Construction Manager-Owners Representative – Commercial Development and Real Estate Holding Company

Reported directly to the Executive Vice President

Directed and oversaw all construction projects from conception to completion

Prepared final plans and specifications for owner’s and tenant’s work and bid preparations for subcontractor trades, general contractors, tenant fit-up, renovations and major repairs


Project Manager

Spearheaded operations for: manufacturing, installation, design build, submissions, submittals, contracts, approval process and subcontractor selection

Managed multiple projects ranging from $30K to $1.6M

Handled purchasing, scheduling, fabrication and delivery

Oversaw field installations of structural walls, curtain wall, floor and roof systems

Projects included hotels, motels, schools, apartment complexes, box retail and assisted living facilities

1996 – 1999

Project Manager

Provided technical and organizational leadership and management for Fortune 500 companies: Exxon, Mobil, Amoco, Getty and the U.S. Postal Service meeting deadlines, budgets and objectives

Orchestrated fast-track and highly detailed construction schedules

Developed and implemented methods, systems and procedures for cost-effective technical direction of construction from conception to certificate of occupancy

Ensured all projects were completed on time within specifications and within budget

Successfully managed responsibility of P&L for projects ranging from $400K to $5M


Owner/ Operated Concrete Subcontractor.


Promoted through ranks of Carpenter Apprentice thru Journeyman Carpenter, Construction Superintendent, Field Project Manager, and Special Projects, to Construction Yard / Equipment & Safety Manager for Corporate Facilities. Ground-up Food Stores, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Major Site Work, Improvements. Constructed the first “Man-Made Wet-Lands in the State of Md. 1977 -1981 Site underground Utilities /earthwork / equip operator.



Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD - A.A. Degree - Construction Management Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ BS (courses) – Construction – Engineering

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA – Business – Law

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

Construction Scheduling - Estimating - Construction Law - Construction Claims

Engineering News Record Seminars

Construction Project Administration - On-Site Supervision - Claims Avoidance

American Concrete Institute - Karrass Effective Negotiating Seminars

American Academy of Project Management - Master Project Manager – Certified International Project Manager

OSHA Certification for Project Managers - Regulations in Construction and HazMat Management

Class *A* Contractors License - State of VA

CSI and ACI - Journeyman Carpenter

Four-Year Apprenticeship - Commercial and Residential Carpentry

Computer Proficiencies

MS Office Suite / Project / Primavera Sure Trac / Timberline SAGE / Auto CAD LT 2000

Track & Tool Track / AS-400 / Job Costing / Estimating and Project Management Expedition

Leadership Achievements

Executed projects as General Contractor and Construction Manager: design build, fabrication, installation of pre-fabricated structural building components and systems.

Completed ground-up shopping and retail centers, service stations, convenience stores, fast-food, mid-rise office buildings, tenant build-outs, site work, land development, environmental remediation, contaminated sites, installation of UST and demolition.

Expert in all facets of commercial contracting: land development site work, underground utilities, concrete structures, renovation to existing and occupied properties, store fixtures, building trades, permits, final inspections, and certificates of occupancy.

Member of NAIOP New Jersey Chapter.

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