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St. Cloud, MN
February 25, 2020

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Jesse Allen

Construction Project Manager

Rice, MN 56367




Accomplished Construction Project Manager with 7+ years of combined on-site operations leadership and project management experience. Seasoned strategy developer, project manager, and leader with successful construction project management approaches and methods that minimize costs, maximize budgets, and boost overall profitability. Possess a distinguished track record of leading and working across diverse residential, commercial, and highway/road sign construction projects. Proven technical and operational expertise working with a wide variety of equipment, including skid steers, loaders, trailers, forklifts, tractors, generators, air tools/compressors, pneumatic tools, and jackhammers.

Currently, I am seeking to leverage my extensive construction industry experience and management qualifications in a Project Manager position with a leading construction company.

Areas of Knowledge, Experience & Specialization:

Blueprint Reading & Interpretation

Client Relationship Management

Construction Site Management

Contract Management

Cost Management

Crew Management & Coordination

Heavy Equipment Operations

Materials Management

OSHA Codes & Compliance

Project Management

Project Planning

Quality Assurance & Control

Subcontractor & Vendor Management

Traffic Control



Construction Project Manager 07/2017 – Present

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Construction Project Manager, responsible for leading multi-million dollar contracted highway/road sign construction projects. Work first hand with clients, consultants, engineers, and subcontractors to establish pre-construction scopes of work, project plans, specifications, and designs. Lead project operations, service installations, materials procurement, and crew and equipment coordination. Review day-to-day project statuses to resolve issues regarding safety, quality, coordination, or change orders. Manage and track time allocated to project schedules, as well as all additional subcontractor work installations. Effectively serve in an operations-critical capacity as the primary point of contact for clients, responsible for constantly meeting client needs, project scopes of work, and specifications.

Proven Success & Impact:

Ensure the efficient cost-effective completion of all projects within budgets, scopes of work, and timeframes.

Successfully help lead collaborative progress meetings, helping reinforce project scopes of work, deliver project updates, and mitigate any issues.

Repeatedly recognized among project stakeholders as a go-to project leader and problem solver who is able to quickly and cost-effectively develop solutions.

Utilize a variety of equipment and vehicles throughout day-to-day project operations, including skid steers, forklifts, generators, air tools and compressors, and jackhammers.

Further developed project management experience assisting with residential new builds and renovation projects.

Marine Service Advisor 04/2016 – 07/2017

Miller Auto & Marine – St. Cloud, Minnesota

Former Marine Service Advisor at Miller Auto & Marine, a leading full-service automotive and boat dealership. Managed marine maintenance shop operations across a small team of personnel. Consulted first-hand with customers regarding their servicing needs. Provided customers with cost estimates of repair services and replacement parts. Ensured full productivity, efficiency, and profitability of maintenance and repair operations, as well as the timely delivery of services for customers. Additionally, served in a sales capacity, tasked with advancing sales of new and used boats. Utilized technical marine expertise and knowledge of various brands to develop successful sales strategies and pitches to customers.

Proven Success & Impact:

Consistently ensured best-suited maintenance and repair services for customers, leading to increased return customer sales.

Led shop inventory control and parts management. Effectively strategized all tools and parts necessary to complete maintenance and repair operations.

Produced $125K in boat sales despite having no prior sales experience.

Construction Foreman 06/2011 – 04/2016

A&H Contracting – Ironton, Minnesota

Specialized in providing site management and leadership across numerous highway and street construction projects. Co-led construction project site planning, organization, coordination, and logistics operations, as well as assist with determining the personnel, equipment, and materials necessary to complete project operations. Assisted project managers with managing day-to-day site operations and statuses to resolve issues regarding safety, quality, coordination, or change orders. Coordinated the logistics of supplying equipment and materials to job sites, as well as oversaw job site materials and equipment storage. Installed and constructed roadway signs, fences, and other highway structures with a variety of different equipment and tools. Installed, maintained, and removed temporary traffic management blocks and signs at worksites. Effectively utilized traffic signals, road closures, and road diversions as needed throughout project phases.

Proven Success & Impact:

Utilized a variety of equipment and vehicles throughout day-to-day project operations, including pneumatic tools, air compressors, trailer hauling, and work trucks.

Coordinated and worked first hand with civil engineers, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials/inspectors, and county inspectors to ensure job specifications were met.

Maintained fully cleaned and well-maintained work sites to eliminate potential hazards. Actively stressed safety at every opportunity, resulting in zero major safety accidents or incidents.

Education & Certifications:

Traffic Control Supervisor Certification Expires 11/2023

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

Traffic Control Technician Certification Expires 07/2021

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

High School Diploma Pillager High School – Pillager, Minnesota 2004

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