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Project Manager Safety

Houston, TX
September 28, 2023

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Charles W. Bush

**** ******* ****** **. ****, TX 77450 202-***-**** or 334-***-****

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Experienced construction professional with strong background in complete project life cycle-from estimating and bid through project design, construction and closeout. Project resume includes major government, commercial, and industrial initiatives, both domestic and international. Thorough working knowledge of U.S. Government quality control, safety, security, and documentation protocols. Expert in design/build method of construction. Education / Certifications / Skills:

• BA degree / Auburn University

• Evans Technology, Inc. / Primavera – SureTrak Scheduling software

• Timberline Estimating National Conference / San Antonio, TX

• Advanced Systems Technology / Timberline/SAGE Estimating software

• Auburn University / Advanced Blueprint Reading

• Montgomery Police Academy – expert marksman

• Extensive construction professional development training including design/build; safety; advanced estimating; LEED; contract management; quality control, etc.

• Training in security protocols and procedures for secret and top-secret U.S. Federal projects.

• Top-Secret U.S. Government Clearance

• Over $1.5 B in completed projects (domestic & international)

• OSHA 30 Hour

• A55K-ISO55000 Professional Certificate

• USACE CQM Certificate – MVK011900004

• American Red Cross – Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

• P6 Professional Essentials – Oracle P6 – Revision 17 (Primavera)

• ProCore – Project Management program


Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Houston Metro) 1900 Main St. – Houston, TX

March 2022 – present

Estimator – Transit Asset Management (TAM) Division

• TAM is an FTA mandated Division charged with tracking all of Metro’s Assets to endure they meet the Federal

“State of Good Repair” requirements.

• Assets are “scored” per the State of Good Repair criteria and estimates are needed for Management decisions related to the maintenance, the repair or the replacement of an asset once it has reached its service life.

• Primarily focus on assets pertaining to the Metro Facilities but we do assist with Metro rolling stock, as needed.

• Using RS Means pricing information for budgets/estimates.

• Work with minimal supervision

Harvey-Cleary Builders – Houston, TX/Bethesda, MD

June 2019 – February 2021

Senior Project Manager

• Charleston Veteran’s Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic – North Charleston, South Carolina

• Myrtle Beach Veteran’s Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

• These projects total approx. $80M

• Daily interaction with our client – a third party Developer (handled as a lease arrangement to the VA upon completion)

• In charge of project buy-out and drafting contracts for subcontractors

• Work with site staff to refine schedule and maintain same

• Maintain paperwork in good order with client and subcontractors

• Prepare monthly reports with manpower logs, Safety logs and job progress to client

• Prepare monthly project payment applications

• Conduct weekly team conference calls with site staff

• Take part in bi-weekly conference calls with Client & Design team

• Make periodic site visits and meet with Client-Design team- VA representative monthly

• Mentor younger staff members

• Review RFI’s, RFP’s and Change Orders prior to submission to Client

• Regular Safety audits of the sites

• Handled solicitation of bidders and established proposal criteria for the Pennsylvania State Police Firing Range Complex – Skippack, PA

• Created bidder list for Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach, FL. Southeast Cherokee Construction Company, Inc.

Montgomery, AL

April 2017 – May 2019

Estimator/Project Manager

• Ground Source Heat Pump project – (NAVFAC) – Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA – Listed as the substitute Site Supt/QC Manager

• Small Arms Training Range – (Air Force) – Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA – handle the document side

(Submittals/RFI’s/RFP’s) of the QC role – approved as the Alternate Site Supt/Safety Officer

• KC-46A Project – (USACE) – Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC (US Air Force active flight line conditions – hangar renovations)

• Daily interaction with the various Gov’t entity involved (USACE – NAVFAC – US AIR FORCE)

• All Payment application preparation and submission

• Project Schedule updates – both in-house and using a schedule consultant

• All Contract writing duties

• Review & prepare proposals for RFP’s & Change Orders for submission/negotiation with Gov’t

• Attend any site meetings as necessary

• Control of documents for the project

• Mentor to site staff for site matters/coordination/maintaining schedule

• Estimating/takeoffs as needed for bid preparation – Timberline (SAGE) software Self-employed – April 2016 - April 2017

Charles W. Bush

739 Felder Ave

Montgomery, AL 36106

Renovating Historical Residence in Old Cloverdale Historical District - Montgomery, AL

• Working through the "process" for renovating in a Historical District

• Preparing & making presentations before several City Boards

• Maintaining budget & working through "unknowns" of a house built in 1920

• Alabama Home Builders License – (2016-2018)

Bailey Harris Construction Company

Home Office – Auburn, Alabama (May 2015 – April 2016) Senior Project Manager

GAMBRO/Baxter Dialysis Filter Plant Addition – Opelika, Alabama AUM New Residence Hall – AUM Campus – Montgomery, Alabama

• Estimate review/check for scope gaps & contract writing

• Submit RFI's to A/E and incorporate A/E ASI's to the subcontractors

• Prepared pricing associated with RFP’s and Project Change Orders

• Review and negotiate items with Subcontractors

• Responsible for overall status of project – ensure project is within budget and tracking on schedule

• Prepare monthly pay applications for owner

• Attend scheduled Subcontractor meetings

• Attend scheduled OAC meetings

• Receive, review and submit Contract submittals to A/E

• Prepare and negotiate Change-orders with Owner/A/E

• In conjunction with Site Supt – prepare, submit and defend schedule updates

• Mentor the Project Supt in jobsite matters – coordination and schedule updates

• Keep track of weather and other project delays for submission to Owner-A/E

• GAMBRO: served as Alternate Safety during Site Safety Manager absence

• GAMBRO: served as Alternate Superintendent during Site Superintendent absence

• GAMBRO: handled QC Manager functions as related to review & submission of project submittals/RFI’s/RFP’s

• AUM: was the site-based Project Manager

• AUM: served as the Alternate Safety Manager/Superintendent during absences

• AUM: served as the Assistant QC Manager with review & submission of project submittals Environmental Chemical Corporation International (ECCI) Home Office - Burlingame, California (February 2014 – May 2015) Senior Project Manager - CIC Project - Wiesbaden, Germany

• Responsible for the Supervision of all day-to-day construction operations - $100 M project

• Daily coordination & interaction with site staff, USACE site staff & German subcontractors

• Educating staff & subcontractors of security protocols and how to work with same

• Review subcontractor monthly pay applications and RFI/Change order request

• Conduct weekly USACE coordination meeting plus monthly Executive meeting with client reps and company upper management

• Weekly schedule review with German subcontractors and developed targets to stay on track

• Review RFP and Project Change Order Pricing and negotiate settlement with USACE

• Reviewed Safety Protocols with Site Safety Manager in preparation for weekly Safety Site walk- throughs and presentations – took part in and sometimes conducted weekly Safety talks with Subcontractors

• Alternate QC Manager and assisted in review of project submittals SDS Property Group, LLC

Pike Road, Alabama (December 2012 – February 2014) Senior Project Manager/Estimator

• Site-based Project Manager/Superintendent/Safety Manager for a $50 M commercial development – Evergreen, AL

• Handle day-to-day site activities; contract writing, submittals & review

• Review of project schedule with subcontractors and talked through ways to achieve desired results

• Reviewed subcontractor Safety Programs

• Provided estimates for new construction and tenant “fit-out” space

• Work with the Conecuh Development Board & City of Evergreen

• Conduct jobsite coordination/progress meetings/Infrastructure installation

• Ensure compliance with ADEM/ALDOT requirements

• Prepared estimates/takeoffs for bid preparation – Timberline (SAGE) software

• Contacting local subcontractors for proposals

• Approve monthly pay applications and review of any/all change orders

• Served as Project Manager/Superintendent for any building construction performed by SDS

• Served as the Site Safety Manager – conducting “safety walks and reviews” with Subs

• Handled all project submittals related to the project Montgomery Public School System

Montgomery, Alabama (October 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012) Classroom teacher – Advanced Placement American History – High School CCE, Inc.

Home Office: Annapolis, Maryland (October 2011 – June 2012) Senior Project Manager –U. S Consulate – Guayaquil, Ecuador - $45 M

• Site-based Project Manager responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all construction operations, contract writing & review

• Coordinate with staff (American & Ecuadorian) engineers and superintendents – work force totaling 300 plus

• Was the Site Project Manager but also functioned as the Site Superintendent – project had several “trade specific” superintendents to support specific trades

• Guidance of local work force in the applicable U. S. codes and building practices

• Scheduling of material shipments from the U.S.

• Daily interaction with the Site U. S. State Department (OBO) site staff.

• Conducted daily/weekly staff meetings to keep focused on “task-at-hand” and how to keep subcontractors on schedule

• Reviewed drawings for constructability and issued RFI’s for clarification

• Coordinate site visits for equipment representatives for Commissioning of Building Systems

• Review and approval of monthly pay applications and subcontractor change orders

• Served as the Alternate QC Manager and assisted with review of project submittals to U. S. State Dept.

• Served as Alternate QC Manager while QC Manager away from site

• Served as Alternate Safety Manager during Safety Manager absence – instituted a “safety award” program (gave away a motorcycle)

• Conducted weekly/monthly site safety audits with staff Caddell Construction Co., Inc.

Home Office: Montgomery, Alabama (Jan 2008-Sept 2011) Construction Executive (June 2009-Sept 2011)

Provided overall executive oversight for major federal projects. Fully responsible for monitoring the schedule progress, budget adherence and maintain owner relations to achieve a successful project. Oversaw the total construction effort for multiple projects to ensure construction is in accordance with the design within the budget and on time. Worked directly with owners, architect/engineer representatives and/or subcontractors in problem resolution. Negotiated directly with the U. S. Gov’t Project Director in change order resolution. Provided technical direction as to the “means and methods” of good industry and construction practices. Assisted with verbiage for subcontractor contracts & review of same. Enforced Company safety program – assisted with development of safety incentive program for the project (gave away a fishing boat & trailer, etc.) Primary project responsibility during this period: D/B 3rd ARCENT C2F Command & Control Complex / Shaw AFB, SC Cost: $110 M / 325,000-SF / One of Army’s most sophisticated and secure complexes.. “I am proud of our project and you can be likewise gratified by the manner in which your men and women represented Caddell Construction” – Gerald Pearson

/ NAVFAC Construction Manager / ROICC Shaw AFB

Quantico Commissary Additions and Renovations/Quantico Marine Base, Virginia Cost: 40 M – new sales floor and loading dock addition with complete renovation of the existing facility without interruption to regular sales operation, etc.

Project Manager /Project Director (Jan 2008-June 2009) U.S. Embassy / Beijing, China

Cost: $425M+ / 600,000-SF+ / JV between Caddell (Montgomery, AL) and Zachry Construction (San Antonio, TX) Served as the Project Manager, then Project Director for what was the second largest U. S. Embassy project undertaken by the U. S. State Department.

• Responsible for Supervision of the day – to – day construction operations.

• Coordinated with engineering staff (both American and Chinese), site superintendents and local contractors – work force totaled 2,000 plus (American and Chinese combined).

• Coordinated and reviewed Request For Information prior to transmission to the site USG staff.

• Coordinated the shipping, receiving, handling and installation of 100+ containers of F, F & E items with installation Subcontractor and local contractor.

• Provided instruction as to the US means and methods of construction for the local Chinese Contractors – due to the nature of the project, there was an allowed mixture of both U. S. codes and Chinese codes

• Reviewed documents for compliance with the project specifications and US codes.

• Updated subcontractors schedule for compliance with overall contract completion – assisting subcontractor in procurement of materials. Coordinated with subcontractor for incorporation of other work trades outside their scope of work.

• Instituted a “monetary incentive plan” for the American workers to ensure schedule target dates were met – and they were

• Worked directly with QC staff for compilation of “punchlist” and then coordinate QC “punchlist” completion with trades and final walk through with Owner.

• Reviewed and coordinated shop drawings for incorporation into the final contract documents – “as- builts”, commissioning and final close-out.

• Involved in the commissioning of building equipment as related to building turnover. Coordinated

“secure” shipments from the US. Responsible for final approval of project schedules and pay request.

• Assisted in coordinating official visits by the President of the United States, several high-ranking Cabinet members, a host of high-ranking OBO (U. S. State Department) officials and other USG agencies.

• Achieved “substantial completion” and “final acceptance” for the project and supervised a portion of the warranty period for the project as well, at the request of the owner. Grunley Walsh International

Home Office: Rockville, Maryland (July 2007-Dec 2007) Site-based Project Manager

D/B U.S. Embassy / Libreville, Gabon / Cost: $60M

• Managed “startup” of a new embassy project, also serving as the Site Superintendent and Project Engineer, Alternate QC Manager and Alternate Safety Officer.

• Set up the local office – established local contacts; interviewed and hired local staff; set up local business license; established contact with the local Utility Company and other administrative items needed to conduct business

• Taught third party nationals how to “build” using US codes and standards;

• Conducted weekly progress meetings with management staff and with the USG (OBO) site staff;

• Reviewed drawings and specifications and submitted comments to the Design/Build Architect/Engineer pertaining to possible corrections, etc.

• Responsible for the proper handling and deposal of sensitive and classified construction documents.

• Handled the QC Manager duties until arrival of QC Manager

• Prepared and reviewed submittals prior to submission to the Architect/ Engineer for approval. Forwarded A/E approved submittals to site USG (OBO) staff for review.

• Was the Alternate Site Safety Manager since the Safety Manager was a 3rd party national. Caddell Construction Co., Inc.

Home Office: Montgomery, Alabama (June 2005-July 2007) QA/QC Manager / Commissioning Authority / Temporary Safety Manager / EEO representative / Alternate Site Superintendent

D/B U.S. Embassy / Kathmandu, Nepal / Cost: $81M

As Quality Control Manager worked directly with State Department personnel onsite. Made comparisons of foreign materials for compliance with US standards and codes; prepared daily reports of work history; conducted daily inspections of in-progress work for compliance with US standards and codes; led weekly meetings of ongoing work with USG inspectors and work discipline superintendents; preparing inspection report checklist; conducted meetings to review QC items for the project. Also prepared non-conformance reports and reviewed correction methods with third party contractors; conducted pre-activity meetings to review means and methods for work items and compliance with the project specifications, etc. Prepared and reviewed project submittals and RFIs. Was listed third (3rd) in Site Project Manager/Superintendent chain of command and served as the Site Superintendent and Project Engineer on several occasions while others away from project. Had direct supervision oversight of third party national companies and workers. Document Control staff under my direct supervision-review of scanned documents and handled submittal process to the U. S. State Dept.

Prepare change-order cost proposals and to verify material quantities. Prepared estimates/take-offs of project areas to verify quantities and pricing for shipments of materials from the US – Timberline (SAGE) software with digitizer roll-out pad As Alternate Safety Manager enforced safety rules per Corp of Engineers (EM 385) standards, etc. on a jobsite with 500 workers; held weekly jobsite safety meetings with international work force; lead weekly safety meeting with USG and Contractor leadership; prepared daily safety reports; investigated any jobsite injuries; no loss-time injuries while under my tenure as manager.

As Commissioning Authority executed commissioning plan for startup of numerous building systems related to a self-contained US Embassy compound including onsite water filtration, onsite waste management, onsite fuel storage, backup generator systems, etc. Oversaw the entire system startup and checkout for compliance with the equipment and specifications. Established timeline for onsite training with equipment representatives from the US – recorded the training sessions for distribution to the client. Oversaw the creation of O & M manuals and warranty requirements for the project and coordinated the upgrading to the client’s WOW system for equipment maintenance schedule.

Andrew & Dawson, Inc. Montgomery, Alabama (1979-2005) CEO-President / Vice President / Project Manager/ Estimator / Corporate Safety Officer (1988-2005)

• Responsible for all phases of the estimating/bid process – conceptual, preliminary and hard bids for general commercial projects in central Alabama for a company with an average annual work volume ranging from $8 - $18 M

Prepared and/or was involved in the estimating process on a daily basis during this time period (trained on the Timberline system)

• Once the project was acquired, served as the project manager performing all related management and administrative functions.

• Served as Alternate/Substitute Superintendent – QC Manager – Safety Manager during absences

• Responsible for the day to day operations of a construction company, meeting with perspective clients, bankers and bonding agents. Problem solving and delegating work task as needed.

• Responsible to the other company shareholders for the proper management of the company ina profitable manner.

• Initiated/Developed/set-up/administered Company Drug Testing program – handled the complete program – pre-hire/random/injury and all follow-up with AL Dept of Labor related to personnel released due to drug test failures.

Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent (1979-1988)

• Directly managed all aspects of field construction for a wide range of projects.

• Served as Site Superintendent/Safety Manager

• Served as Site QC Manager on CoE project – (1982 – 1985)

• Conducted weekly Safety Walks with subs

• Conducted 3 tier/phase meetings as related to QC Manager role

• Reviewed/approved submittals

Montgomery Police Department Montgomery, Alabama (1977-1979) Patrol Officer

• Graduated in top five of class, expert marksman (both day and night fire), made the highest score to that date

(1978) on the Accident Investigation test.

• Ability to analyze a situation using “facts” and defuse possible hostile situations quickly

• Communicate with persons during highly stressful conditions and remain “calm”

• Conduct searches for persons and place persons under arrest – maintain composure, explain “Miranda rights” to persons placed under arrest

• Report writing to get “facts” of case while fresh

• Proper control of “evidence”

• Testify in court as to the “facts” of the particular case

• Working through a “chain of command”

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