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Project Manager Facilities Design

Location:
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
Posted:
October 07, 2021

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OMAR G. CASTRO

**** ***** *******, **** **

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11235-7759

H: 718-***-****

C: 347-***-****

adoyck@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in Program/Project Management within the architectural / construction field that employs my technical and administrative proficiency while affording the opportunity for professional advancement.

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE:

ARAMARK / BRONXCARE HEALTH SYSTEM 1650 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10457 June 2017 – Technical Services Senior Manager / Project Manager present As Technical Services Senior Manager/Project Manager with ARAMARK for BRONXCARE HEALTH SYSTEM, responsibilities include the planning and implementation of capital construction projects for the Hospital. Establish scope of work. Engage Professional Consultants for procurement of design services. Develop preliminary project budget and schedule. Engage Environmental and Filing Consultants as required by the scope of work. Collaborate with Procurement in order to initiate bidding process with issuance of construction documents and specifications to qualified general contractors. Conduct project site walk-thru meeting. Assist in reviewing and leveling bid responses and negotiations with prospective bidders. Award contracts and issue purchase orders. Update and distribute project schedule. Monitor construction progress and schedule of payments. Coordinate input and feedback of in- house project stakeholders including Engineering, Security, Fire/Life Safety, EHS, MIS, Telecom, Infection Control and Risk Management. Conduct periodic construction meetings with the project team. Maintain project status report current. Process invoice payments. Coordinate commissioning and final equipment acceptance. Conduct project close-outs; obtain all Operating Manuals, warranties, final releases of lien; process retainage payment. Projects include:

CT SCAN EXPANSION/RENOVATION 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY ($1.1 million project budget)

SECURITY OPTICAL SENSOR BARRIERS multiple locations ($954,000.00 project budget) NURSE CALL SYSTEM UPGRADE 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY ($780,000.00 project budget)

ADULT OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT II RELOCATION (MLK/4 RENOVATION) 1265 Franklin Avenue, Bronx NY (10,636 SF; $1.2 million project budget) CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD / Verizon 230 West 36th Street New York NY 10018 February 2016 – Infrastructure Project Manager

May 2017 As Infrastructure Project Manager with Cushman & Wakefield for Verizon, responsibilities include the planning and implementation of Capital Improvement construction projects throughout the Greater NY tri-state region. Establish scope of work. Develop and issue bid documents for procurement of design professional services; develop preliminary project budget and schedule. Engage Environmental and Filing Consultants as required by the scope of work. Collaborate with Procurement in order to initiate bidding process with issuance of construction documents and specifications to qualified general contractors. Conduct project site walk-thru meeting. Review and level bid responses, negotiate with prospective bidders, award contracts and issue purchase orders. Update and distribute project schedule. Monitor construction progress and schedule of payments. Coordinate input and feedback of in-house project stakeholders including RE Operations, EHS, Network, Power, Risk Management, Security and CWA union representation. Conduct weekly construction meetings with the project team; maintain project status report current. Process invoice payment, update tracker reports. Coordinate commissioning and final equipment acceptance. Conduct project close- outs; obtain all Operating Manuals, warranties, final releases of lien; process retainage payment. Projects include:

STRUCTURAL STABILIZATION and EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT 739 Rockaway Avenue Brooklyn NY (5,000 SF; $2.9 million project budget) MEP EQUIPMENT UPGRADE and ROOF REPLACEMENT 608 West 176th Street, New York NY (15,000 SF; $2.5 million project budget)

FAÇADE RESTORATION 125 West 73rd Street, New York NY (3,600 SF; $210,000 project budget)

BOILER REPLACEMENT and SITE IMPROVEMENT 355 Forest Avenue, Staten Island NY (6,500 SF; $1.3 million project budget)

JLL / Capital One Bank US Northeast Region

February 2015 – Senior Project Manager

February 2016 As Senior Project Manager with Jones Lang LaSalle for Capital One Bank, assist the client’s Senior Director, Branch Construction for programming of branch renovation projects within the US northeast region. Define scope of work, develop corresponding ROM budgets and project schedules; revise to reflect evolving business strategy. Review and comment on Landlord work letters. Upon project funding approval, implement project management phase. Collaborate with Procurement for development and issuance of vendor RFPs, review bid responses and negotiate contracts. Engage GCs/CMs in order to negotiate scope and costs, value-engineer project scope when needed in order to maintain costs below approved budget threshold. Conduct and document weekly project meetings, maintain and distribute updated meeting minutes, including project schedules incorporating input from project partners, third- party vendors, A/E professional consultants and GCs/CMs. Monitor activities performed by GCs/CMs. Update project status reports, process purchase orders and invoices, update tracking reports and maintain electronic files for due diligence and financial record. Maintain client project parameter requirements including project schedule, Customer Day 1 dates and approved budget. Collaborate with RE Transaction Mgr in order to obtain TI Allowance Reimbursement requests. Process project close-out. Projects include: EAST HAMPTON RENOVATION/EXPANSION 40 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY (5,000 SF; $2 million project budget)

32nd & PARK BRANCH TRANSFORMATION 470 Park Avenue South, New York NY

(4,000 SF; $900,000 project budget)

GREENVILLE RENOVATION 165 Ocean Avenue, Jersey City, NJ (6,500 SF; $350,000 project budget)

Johnson Controls, Inc. / Marsh & McLennan Companies 121 River Street, Hoboken NJ 07030

December 2013 – GWS DCS Program Manager, Americas

January 2015 Supporting RES Transaction Team, Americas. Implement the client’s due diligence, design, pre- construction and construction services program for Corporate Real Estate Design and Construction throughout the Americas. Provide programming and project management services. Engage the team of dedicated, variable resource and third-party vendors. Responsible for managing the design, construction, move-in and close-out of client projects. Act as Liaison between the client and third party suppliers to ensure incorporation and implementation of business standard practices, procedures and methodologies affecting a successful project delivery. Collaborate with stakeholders including client management team, internal real estate, Lease administration, Finance and with the client’s third party service providers to develop and deliver projects to best suit the business’ needs. Generate rough order of magnitude preliminary budgets and master project schedules for client review and approval. Monitor project parameters and revise budgets and schedules to reflect evolving Business strategy. Review and comment on Landlord work letters and work directly with Landlords, managing agents and brokers. Review and comment on construction documents. Define project scope. Compose and issue RFPs for project and for construction management services. Participate in market tours, record observations, document field conditions and make recommendations regarding buildings under client consideration. Issue notification to LL concerning TI Allowance Reimbursement Requests. Travel as needed. Projects include: MARSH RELOCATION – LAS VEGAS 7201 West Lake Mead Rd, Suite 400, Las Vegas NV (21,000 SF; $6 million project budget)

MARSH MERCER CONTRACTION - INDIANAPOLIS One Monument Circle, Suite 4300, Indianapolis IN (2,000 SF; $580,000 project budget) BONA ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, PC 167 Route 304, Suite 105, Nanuet, NY 10954 December 2012 – Consultant Project Manager

December 2013 Responsible for space planning, scope development, management and execution of construction projects for client accounts within the Greater NY tri-state area. Develop space plan, project schedule and budget cost estimate. Coordinate consultant input for the development of construction documents. Manage consultants, construction managers, subcontractors and collaborate with in-house Technology, Engineering, Security, Leasing and Property Management departments. Issue and evaluate Business Unit-standard RFP documents, evaluate responses and recommend contract awards. Pertaining to Leased sites, collaborate with Landlord Engineering, Property Management and Security divisions regarding requirements for the review/approval process, construction specifications, building notifications and insurance requirements. Monitor construction progress and construction manager performance. Coordinate user move-in. Submit project status reports, monitor actual vs. budget costs and maintain project documentation through project close-out phase. MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029 November 2010 – Project Manager

October 2012 Responsible for space planning, scope development, management and execution of Mount Sinai Hospital construction projects for the Facilities Design & Construction department. Determine user requirements, develop a scope of work and appraise user requests in comparison to MS’ long term ambition. Develop space plan, project schedule and budget cost estimate. Built the FDC Project Document template on excel, utilized to streamline the process for determining funding requirements and signatory designees for both Hospital and School construction projects and to obtain required funding authorization from Administration. Trained in-house staff in implementation of said template. Coordinate consultant input for the development of construction documents. Manage consultants, construction managers, subcontractors and collaborate with MS Technology, Engineering, Security, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Infection Control, Leasing and Property Management departments. Collaborate with Purchasing and with Legal to issue and evaluate MS-standard RFP documents, develop and award contracts. Monitor construction progress and construction managers’ and subcontractors’ performance throughout the duration of the project. Submit project status reports, monitor actual vs. budget costs and maintain project documentation through project close-out phase. Projects include: PICU/NICU 1184 Fifth Avenue New York, NY (60,000 SF; $11.4 million project budget) GUGGENHEIM PAVILION INFUSION SUITE 1468 Madison Avenue New York, NY

(2,000 SF; $900,000 project budget)

THE ZWEIG FAMILY CENTER FOR LIVING DONATION 1468 Madison Avenue New York, NY (2,500 SF; $850,000 project budget)

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER, 1275 York Ave, NY, NY 10065 August 2008 – Project Manager

November 2010 Responsible for space planning, scope development, management and execution of MSKCC’s construction projects for the Design & Construction Department, Facilities Division. Determine user requirements, develop comprehensive scope of work and evaluate user requests in comparison to MSK’s overall goals and objectives. Projects involve all phases of facilities and corporate office interior development; field coordination; analyze and interpret architectural and engineering technical drawings and reports. Develop space plans, project schedules and budget cost estimates. Establish and document total project budget via the Skier Unifier web-based procurement and project execution management system. Issue project budget and funding approval authorization documentation to Senior Management for final approval. Coordinate consultant input for the development of construction documents. Manage consultants, construction managers, subcontractors and collaborate with the MSK’s IS Technology, Security, Leasing and Property Management departments. Issue and evaluate RFP documents, develop and award contracts and monitor construction progress and vendor performance. Projects include:

MSKCC Corporate Procurement, Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY

(24,000 SF, 286 positions; $500,000 project budget) MSKCC Outpatient Rehabilitation, 515 Madison Avenue New York, NY (15,500 SF, 50 staff; $5 million project budget).

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, One Wall Street, New York, NY 10286 April 2002 – Assistant Treasurer/Project Manager

August 2008 Responsible for space planning, design, management and execution of the Bank’s construction projects. Determine user requirements, identify the scope of work and evaluate user requests. Projects involved all phases of facilities and corporate office interior development; field coordination; analyze and interpret architectural and engineering technical drawings and reports. Develop space plans, project schedules and budget cost estimates. Establish and document total project budget via BNY Lotus Notes based system and issue MER budget documentation to Senior Management for approval. Coordinate consultant input for the development of architectural and MEP construction documents. Manage consultants, contractors and collaborate with the Bank’s Technology, Corporate Security, Leasing and Property Management divisions. Issue and evaluate bid documents, develop and award contracts and monitor construction progress and vendor performance. Submit project status reports, monitor actual vs. budget costs and maintain project documentation. Assist in strategic planning to accommodate business growth projections for various units of the organization. Assist in documenting and maintaining multi-scenario Disaster Recovery Implementation Plan for various business units. Track, update space allocation and issue occupancy reports via the APERTURE CAFM system. Projects include:

Trading Business Recovery, Florham Park, NJ (20,000 SF, 286 headcount; $2.2 million proj. budget)

Corporate Trust Vault, 101 Barclay Street (7,000 SF, 75 headcount; $300,000 project budget)

GOLDMAN SACHS, 180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038 March 2000 – Project Manager

April 2002 Responsible for space planning, construction administration and project management for Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division. Interview end user to assess program requirements. Responsible for providing conceptual corporate office layouts and corresponding construction budget estimates. Develop preliminary project schedule and issue PeopleSoft MAC Budget document for management review & approval. Collaborate with Leasing Division with issues concerning GS & Landlord Lease Agreement details. Bid and analyze project costs. Negotiate and prepare A/E, consultant, vendor and construction contracts. Monitor schedule and budget. Initiate notifications to and organize the input of GS Technology divisions. Specify furniture and finish requirements, process orders and monitor installations. Coordinate end user move-in. Follow-up on punchlist and close-out. Interface with GS and Landlord engineering, security and property management divisions concerning project specifications and construction issues. Process all project related invoices and financial documentation. Assist in strategic planning to accommodate business growth projections for multiple units within the organization. Projects included alteration, renovation, and expansion at various GS properties throughout the NY campus, such as: FICC Trading Expansion 85 Broad Street (20,000 SF, 300 headcount); Human Capital Management Restack 180 Maiden Lane (200 headcount); IMD Trading Expansion One New York Plaza (5,000 SF, 30 headcount). MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER, 2 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10002 November 1998 - Consultant Project Manager

March 2000 Responsible for space planning, construction administration and project management for National Branch offices of MSDW. Project requirements involved all phases of facilities and corporate office interior development. Responsible for providing conceptual corporate office layouts and corresponding construction budget estimates. Develop preliminary project schedule and issue budget breakdown for management review & approval. Bid and analyze project costs. Arrange for development of architectural and MEP construction documents. Negotiate and prepare A/E, consultant, vendor and construction contracts and work by general contractor. Monitor schedule and budget. Initiate notifications to and organize the input of MSDW telecommunications and market data divisions. Specify furniture and finish requirements, process order and monitor installation. Coordinate end user move-in. Follow up on punchlist and close-out. Interface with Landlord engineering, security and property management divisions concerning project specifications, construction, insurance requirements and building notifications issues. Monitor progress and performance throughout the duration of the project. Monitor construction managers and subcontractors’ performance during construction. Submit project status reports, monitor actual vs. budget costs and maintain project documentation through project close-out phase. Process all project related invoices and financial documentation. Projects include the alteration, renovation, expansion and new build- outs, such as:

Berkeley, CA (5,000 SF, 18 headcount): alteration/renovation; Pueblo, CO (3,000 SF; 16 headcount): new facility. INTERIOR ARCHITECTS – NEW YORK, 333 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017 November 1997 - Project Manager

November 1998 Responsible for space planning, production of CDs and specifications and project management for American Express Financial Advisors, Travel Related Services and Foreign Exchange Services sites throughout the US northeast region. Managed all phases of corporate office interior development projects. Provide schematic plans. Bid and analyze responses. Develop consultant, third-party vendor and construction contracts. Monitor schedule and budget. Coordinate end user move-in. Oversee punch-list and close-out. Interface with in-house and Landlord engineering, security and property management divisions. Oversee construction progress, project schedule and budget. Maintain status reports and project documentation through project close-out. Projects include alteration, demolition, renovation and new build- outs at various AMEX sites.

COMPUTER ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL, INC., 1 Computer Associates Pl, Islandia, NY 11788

July 1996 - Project Manager/Corporate Designer

November 1997 Responsible for construction project management and corporate design for the Facilities/Corporate RE division, involving all phases of commercial office interior development. Develop schematic plans for corporate offices, regional training centers and Virtual Enterprise Rooms. Bid and analyze responses. Negotiate and prepare contracts for professional consultants and GCs. Coordinate development of A/E CDs and specifications. Monitor construction progress, schedule and budget. Oversee punch-list and close-outs. Collaborate with CA and Landlord engineering, security and property management divisions. Maintain status reports and process project close- outs. THE ROCKEFELLER GROUP, INC., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 April 1990 - Project Manager/Design Coordinator

April 1996 Responsible for construction project management for the Architecture/Planning/Construction Department of the Rockefeller Center Management Corporation. Projects involved all phases of facilities and commercial office interior development; field coordination; analyze and interpret architectural and engineering documents and reports. Coordinate development of A/E CDs and specifications for DOB/Landmarks Commission filing approvals. Negotiate and prepare A/E, consultant and GC contracts. Capital projects included roof system replacement and façade restoration. Interface with in-house engineering, security, property management, electrical, carpentry, painting and porter divisions. Process project close-outs. EDUCATION: CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - THE CITY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, New York, NY 1989 – 1990 Bachelor of Architecture

1981 – 1987 Bachelor of Science in Architecture

POLITECNICO DI MILANO, Milan, Italy

1990 Certificate of Studies in Urban Planning

FONTAINEBLEAU ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS ECOLES D’ART AMERICAINES, Fontainebleau, France

1989 Awarded the Edward Maverick Scholarship

1989 Certificate of Studies in Urban Planning

BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, Brooklyn, NY

1977-1981 Architecture Program

ADDITIONAL

INFORMATION: Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Project and Access; AutoCAD Release 2010. Certification in 30-hour OSHA Training Course, Construction Safety and Health. Serve on the Board of Directors for Ocean Terrace Owners co-op. Vice Chairman for the Board at Rosary For Life, Inc. Certified under VIRTUS training. Member of the men’s ministry and Rosary Society at St. Mark RC Church, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Interests: swimming, biking, martial arts, languages (Spanish, French, Italian, German). REFERENCES: Professional references available upon request.



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