Garry M. Sparks Phone: 386-***-****
**** ****** ****** ***** *****: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Engineering professional with forty-four years of experience in managing the design and construction of large complex projects/programs for the Federal Government, the United States Postal Service, and Amazon. My experience ranges from being an on-site Construction Engineer to Manager, Major Facilities Design and Construction. I have proven leadership skills in managing a multi-disciplined professional and technical staff comprised of contract specialists, real estate specialists, design/construction project managers, engineers, and architects.
I have demonstrated expertise and proficiency if the following areas:
Management of professional and technical staff to meet unit objectives
Architectural and engineering design and construction theory
Preparation, negotiation, and award of professional service and construction contracts
Establishing and maintaining a capital budget for major facility projects
Technical and functional development of design & construction project managers
November 2020 to February 2023 Amazon Work from home in Georgia
Sr. Construction Manager
As a Construction Manager for Amazon, I have successfully managed all types of Amazon facilities including Sortation Centers, AMZL Delivery Stations, Prime Now, Amazon Fresh, AR (Amazon Robotics) Sortables, Traditional Non-Sorts, IXD’s (cross docks) and renovations in occupied facilities. I have demonstrated leadership in working with all Amazon Team Members including but not limited to Start-Up, Ops Engineering, IT, LP, AR, Safety, Finance, Public Policy, Public Relations, Launch, General Contractors, Developers and Designers. I have earned the respect of Amazon Management and have proven myself to be a valuable member of the Amazon team.
January 2014 to November 2020 AECOM Work from Home in Florida
Construction Manager (Amazon Contract Employee)
As a Construction Manager for Amazon, I have successfully managed all types of Amazon facilities including Sortation Centers, AMZL Delivery Stations, Prime Now, Amazon Fresh, AR Sortables, Traditional Non-Sorts, and renovations in occupied facilities. I have demonstrated leadership in working with all Amazon Team Members including but not limited to Start-Up, Ops Engineering, IT, LP, AR, Safety, Finance, Public Policy, Public Relations, Launch, General Contractors, Developers and Designers. I have earned the respect of Amazon Management and have proven myself to be a valuable member of the Amazon team.
August 1999 to September 2013 US Postal Service (USPS) HQ Facilities Washington DC
Manager, Major Facilities Design & Construction
My responsibilities in this position were for the overall management of a national major facility design and construction program. This includes major renovation, expansion or new construction of all Processing and Distribution Centers (P&DC’s) that require Post Master General (PMG) or USPS Board of Governors (BOG) approval. Major accomplishments during this time period include:
Completion of 22 new major processing and distribution facilities, 13 major expansions, and 6 major renovations with construction costs totaling in excess of $1.6 Billion.
Personally managed the design and construction of the following projects which were all completed on time and on budget:
oEagan, MN – St. Paul P&DC Replacement: Design/Build; 629,000 SF; $67 Million
oRichmond, VA –P&DC: Design/Build; 700,000 SF; $53 Million
oGreenville, SC – P&DC Expansion: Design/Build; 210,000 SF; $19 Million
oColumbus, OH – P&DC/VMF: Design/Build; 800,000 SF; $100 Million
oNE Metro, MI – P&DC: Design/Build; 800,000 SF; $140 Million
oLos Angeles, CA – BMC Expansion: Design/Bid/Build; 206,000 SF; $54 Million
oSan Francisco, CA – AMC Exp./Renovation: Design/Bid/Build; 250,000 SF; $64 Million
oPhiladelphia, PA – P&DC: Design/Bid/Build w/ pre-construction services; 910,000 SF; $213 Million
oHuntington, WV – P&DF Expansion: Design/Build; 40,000 SF; $6 Million
oLynchburg, VA – P&DF Expansion: Design/Build; 30,000 SF; $6 Million
Served as Contracting Officer for all design and construction support contracts and maintained a Contracting Officer warrant in excess of $10 Million.
May 1996 to August 1999 USPS Major Facilities Office Memphis, TN
Manager, Design & Construction
My responsibilities in this position were the same as those identified above. Major accomplishments include:
During this time period the Philadelphia Major Facilities Office (MFO) was closed and all of their workload was transferred to Memphis. This made Memphis the only MFO in the country with national responsibility for all major projects. I was able to make this a seamless transition with regard to all design and construction activities.
Completion of over 60 projects ranging from minor expansions of $10 Million or less to New Construction Owned projects in excess of $100 Million.
Successful completion of the USPS Advanced Leadership Program.
In addition to managing a multi-million dollar major facility program, I personally managed the design and construction of the following projects:
oMinneapolis, MN – IASC: Design/Build; $50 Million; 350,000 SF state-of-the-art computer data center.
oPhiladelphia, PA – P&DC Major Renovation: Design/Bid/Build; $25 Million of major renovation in a five story operating facility of over 1.1 million square-feet. This work was accomplished using multiple prime contractors.
January 1993 to May 1996 USPS Facilities Service Office Columbia, MD
Manager, Design & Construction
As Manager of D&C I held the functional responsibility for all design and construction activities. I also managed a multi-disciplined team consisting of real estate specialists, architect-engineers, contract specialists, and facilities contract technicians. My team was responsible for all real estate, contracting, and design/construction activities for five District Offices within the Allegheny Area. I served as Contracting Officer for design, construction, and real estate contracts. A major accomplishment during this time period was:
Special assignment by the VP of Facilities to do an internal audit of the Chicago General Mail Facility (GMF) project (Design/Bid/Build; $298 Million; 1,082,935 SF) to identify the root causes of cost overruns that had resulted in this project going back to the BOG for two separate additional funding requests. I was then assigned full time on-site (from 3/95 to 5/96) to administer the design contract, administer the office tower completion, design and construct the Polk Street restoration, administration of all change orders, provide status reports to the VP on a monthly basis, and pursue cost recovery for A/E errors and omissions. As a result of my efforts, the project was successfully completed and I recovered in excess of $400,000 in errors and omissions. I also received a special recognition award from the VP Facilities, and an outstanding performance rating.
Nov. 1987 to January 1993 USPS Facilities Service Center Windsor, CT
As a major facility project manager I successfully completed five new processing and distribution facilities totaling more than $350 Million. The most challenging project was the Manhattan, NY – GMF. This was the first design/build project awarded by the Windsor FSC. The building footprint was an entire city block with a two story bridge structure connecting it to the existing Morgan Station. The total building square footage was in excess of 750,000 SF, with a final cost of $234 Million. The project was completed on time and on budget and received the Build New York Award from the GBC. An additional accomplishment during this time frame was the successful completion of the American Management Associations “The Management Course”. This was a comprehensive program consisting of four separate weeks that had to be completed within 18 months.
Sept. 1978 to Nov. 1987 General Services Administration Washington, DC
Civil Engineer/Construction Engineer
My responsibilities in this position included all aspects of project management associated the construction and/or renovation of Federal facilities. I started my career with the GSA as a GS 5/1 and ultimately achieved the position of a GS 12/4. Some of my major accomplishments were:
Successful completion of a three year management internship.
On-site construction engineer for the renovation of the Old Post Office in Washington, DC.
On-site construction engineer for the new construction of a $20 Million Smithsonian Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD; and the new construction of a $40 Million underground museum for the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
1973 – 1977 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering University of Maryland