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Project Manager Management

Sound Beach, New York, United States
January 13, 2017

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Peter A. Cosmai, PE, RPA, FMA

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Sound Beach, NY 11789


Sr. Project Manager

Project/Construction Management

Claim Preparation & Avoidance

Program & Budget Development

Bidding & Procuring Services

Contract Negotiations

Scheduling Services

Team-Leader or Member

Internal/External Liaison

Detailed and goal-oriented Sr. Project Manager with extensive experience in: coordinating interior and major capital renovations, evaluating and managing change orders and claims, analyzing CPM schedules, and reviewing and approving payment requisitions. Proficient at: establishing trusting business relationships, working effectively with individuals and groups, and acting as liaison between internal staff and outside Construction Consultants. Skilled at: hands-on project management, problem-solving and the implementation of new procedures. Earned reputation for: being a team-leader, organizing people, and getting things done. Experience backed by MS in Industrial Management and BE in Electrical Engineering.

Professional Experience:

Fulcrum Associates, Sound Beach, NY 2012 – Present


Providing construction-related services to Owners, Contractors, and Attorneys.

Developed change orders for an Electrical Contractor for a transmission project in Maine.

Performed scope and cost validation as part of a Project Management Oversight (PMO) group for the Federal Transit Administration. This included interaction with Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives.

Acted as the Owner’s Representative for an electrical restoration and enhancement project in a multi-tenant facility on Long Island.

Performed Quality Assurance for New York State Rising Program.

Provided PMO schedule review and development services on projects including: the World Trade Center Oculus, the World Trade Center PATH Hub, the Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project, the Central Subway Project, and the South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 Project.

Provided PMO project management review services on multiple projects including: The Reconstruction of Fordham Plaza and the Renovations to New Jersey Transit’s Newark Penn Station Platform E.

Provided claim and dispute resolution services for a housing development project located on Long Island.

Developed a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) for a Heavy Construction Contractor on a Combined Sewer Overflow project in Queens, NY.

Attended OSHA 10-hr Construction Safety Certification Training.

Nautilus Consulting, Syosset, NY 2008 – 2012

Sr. Project Manager

Prepared a claim for a General Contractor on a Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Prepared a claim for an Electrical Contractor on a Correctional Facility.

Planned project tasks and organized in-house resources to create change order proposals for a General Contractor on a Cruise Terminal project.

Developed a Presentation for a Construction Manager for Mediation on an Airport Project.

Developed defenses for a School District for a claim from its General Contractor.

Deposed by opposing counsel on a case involving the wear and tear of interior finishes.

URS Corporation, New York, NY 2006 – 2008

Project Manager

Team leader interfacing with clients on various forms of dispute resolution.

Developed positions and quantified damages for affirmative claim by client against its design contractor.

Researched and developed claim defenses for multiple projects for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Researched and developed claim defenses for a project for The New York City Housing Authority.

Wilson Management Associates, Glen Head, NY 2002 – 2006

Project Manager

Served as liaison between company and clients (owners and contractors), resolving claims and managing or advising on construction projects.

Performed a manpower analysis, developed as-built timelines and drafted a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) for a Steel Fabrication contractor.

Performed a Critical Path delay analysis and developed Demonstrative exhibits for a NYC Construction Manager.

Reviewed CPM schedules for conformance with specified guidelines, completed work, and critical paths.

Reviewed payment applications and certified payrolls to develop a productivity analysis for an Electrical contractor on a Courthouse project.

Presented at Mediation Proceedings on several occasions.

MetLife Insurance Company, New York, NY 1990 – 2001

Director of Capital Projects

Oversaw and managed $65 million in major capital improvements for a portfolio of 18 buildings with over 5.1 million square feet.

Managed the renovation of a 40,000 square foot executive dining/conference center and the main lobby/auditorium in the NY Corporate Headquarters Building.

Negotiated contracts with outside General Contractors, Construction Managers, Expeditors, Architects, Engineers and various trades.

Created formal agreements with the aid of Law and Risk Management Departments.

Managed and directed a team of outside consultants and inside staff on multiple renovation and capital improvement projects.

Interacted with all levels of the corporate structure (from Porter to Chairman).

Participated in program and budget development, and value engineering exercises.

Created quality control checks to ensure projects met corporate metrics and scope.

Facilities Manager

Developed goals and objectives for capital improvement and renovation projects.

Established budgets, assembled requests for proposals, analyzed bid responses and developed recommendations for various services.

Negotiated terms and conditions for trade and professional service contracts.

Coordinated rehabilitation activities including asbestos abatement and utility tie-ins.

Planned, organized, coordinated and managed a team’s efforts in constructing 350,000 square feet of interior space and implementing building improvements.

Conducted post project lessons learned exercises for best practice implementation.

Routinely reviewed project documentation including payment applications (including AIA format), schedules, daily reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, requests for information, submittal logs, lien waivers, certificates of insurance, and change orders.

Administration Manager

Managed the daily activities of ten employees in an administrative support group that processed numerous invoices, contracts and change orders for Building and Facilities managers.

Developed staff by creating and monitoring individual development plans that focused on total performance via defined quality and productivity goals.

Reported on building-related capital and expense information to upper management.

Developed operating and capital budgets for various cost center codes and general ledger accounts for 18 buildings.

Created, updated and implemented guidelines for the RFP process.

Competitively bid, awarded, and managed telecom wiring projects and contracts.

Sr. Systems Engineer

Researched and reported on technical applications, processes and products.

Provided environmental planning and coordinated hardware installations for computer room environments.

Coordinated installation and testing of Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS). Developed load requirements, ordered equipment, and supervised installation and testing.

Interacted with end users, in-house Space Planners and outside Consultants on computer room raised floor layouts and requirements.

Managed in-house staff on short-term projects.

Summarized the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) reports on North American Bulk Electric Power.

Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, NY 1984 – 1990

Test Program Set Engineer

Analyzed electronic assemblies, determined test methodologies, designed hardware test sets, and developed test program code.

Integrated test program code with electronic assemblies and demonstrated end product to customer representatives.

Presented Technical Design Reviews for representatives of the US Navy.

Created test program support documentation.

Trained and supported junior engineers in developing test programs.


BE in Electrical Engineering, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY 1986

MS in Industrial Management, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY 1989


Real Property Administrator (RPA)

Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)

NYS Licensed Professional Engineer # 080954 (PE)

OSHA 10-hr Construction Safety

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