John L. De Mont
Talented and accomplished Country, Program, Project, Operations Manager with extensive domestic and international experience. Proven ability to plan, direct, and successfully complete major projects of $595 million. Hold an A-1 (unrestricted) General Contractor License in four states. Expertise in site selection, planning, structure design, contract negotiations, logistics, purchasing, inspection, and subcontractor management. Consistent record of completing projects on time and within budget. Comprehensive knowledge of construction methodology, and U.S.Army Corp of Engineers standards/codes. Experience developing multi-cultural teams for the Department of State and Department of the Army. Program, Project, Operations, Facilities, Construction and Engineering Management experience. Current Secret clearance
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – HIGHLIGHTS
IAP, AFGHANISTAN APR– JUL - 2012
1 Oversaw the installation of a 12 million dollar fiber optics ring.
2 Liaised with government representatives and inspectors.
3 Propose engineering and contract changes as needed.
4 Direct activities of the US subcontractor to ensure contractual compliance.
5 Managed and represented all IAP project staff.
IAP, AFGHANISTAN FEB 2011 – JAN 2012
1 Responsible for the construction of a 31 million dollar USACE Rotary Wing Project located on FOB Sharana, Afghanistan. The project included construction of a FARP, helo parking area, 8 maintenance buildings, 7 maintenance hangars and one TOC.
2 Liaised with client and various military organizations regarding progress and contractual obligations.
3 Prepared all daily, weekly and executive reports for IAP and USACE.
4 Engaged with various base entities to ensure access for personnel and equipment, use of base heavy equipment for base access for construction material and personnel.
5 Responsible for producing and ensuring the schedule is maintained by our Turkish subcontractor.
6 Proposed modifications to the contract and construction path to the Corp of Engineers.
7 Oversaw all activities of IAP and subcontractor staff of 150.
8 Directed and approved contract modifications, approved budgets, monitored contractual performance and costs, and took action to correct discrepant conditions.
9 Provided guidance, direction, and supervision to design teams, contracts, finance, HR and legal in support of the contract.
10 Remained on this contract through to its conclusion when the Corp of Engineers Terminated it for Convenience because the base was taken off the enduring list.
IAP, AFGHANISTAN SEP - DEC 2010
PROJECT/ CONSTRUCTION / QA/QC MANAGER,
1 Directed construction projects for USAF, 577th, Wing, PRIME BEEF, Mazar Sharif.
2 Consulted/ advised contract officer representatives and contractors on proper construction techniques and procedures to ensure SOW compliance.
3 Daily visited all ongoing projects, compiled findings; directed construction crews and modified construction methods as needed.
4 Ensured projects were completed as per construction schedules and within budget.
5 Proposed modifications to the sow as were pertinent.
6 Directed and approved contract modifications, monitored contractual performance and costs, and took action to correct discrepancies to the SOW.
7 Provided guidance, direction, and supervision to design teams, contracts, finance, HR and legal in support of the contract.
8 Moved to another IAP contract to assume PM position.
INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, AFGHANISTAN MAR – JUL 2010
CHIEF OF OPERATIONS – SPR PROGRAM
1Coordinated interaction between community outreach programs and provincial road construction projects to minimize security concerns associated with building in rural Afghanistan.
2 Prepared the corporate Annual Implementation Plan for submission to USAID.
3 Met with subcontractors to assist them in better managing their construction efforts.
4 Liaised with US Military commands regarding security and construction issues.
5 Met with our client to discuss current program status.
6 Met with Afghan Ministry and community leaders to introduce the SPR program and obtain their cooperation for road building and community outreach projects
7 Prepared Road Justification Report, outlining benefits for construction of selected road projects, for publication and submission to USAID
8 Met with COE and mil CERF managers to coordinate funding to supplement IRD projects.
9 Responsible for all personnel and financial concerns of a staff of 350.
10 $594 million dollar project.
11 Short employment due to position being de-scoped and project termination.
US TRAINING CENTER (USTC), AFGHANISTAN AUG 2009 – JAN 2010
COUNTRY MANAGER – CONSTRUCTION
1 Directed/ oversaw all construction activities to ensure compliance with contract requirements and company guidelines.
2 Involved in contract modifications, personnel, fiscal, life-support, construction, QA/QC and Project Controls functions.
3 Represented USTC to the U.S. Army for structural engineering compliance and modifications
4 Managed funding, payroll, expense reports and approved subcontractor invoicing.
5 Designed structures and resolved engineering issues.
6 The construction was eventually Terminated for Convenience by the Army due to their inability to transport material and personnel because of insurgent activities in the immediate area.
SOUFIANY Construction Company, AFGHANISTAN OCT 2008 – JUL 2009
1 Responsible for and directed the construction of the Border Coordination Center, FOB Tillman
2 Directed/ oversaw all activities and ensured compliance with contract requirements and company guidelines
3 Involved in contract modifications, personnel, life-support, construction, QA/QC and Project Controls functions
4 Liaised with US Army representatives to propose design modifications and to ensure the US Army receives a workable solution for the project
5 After 10 months I was offered the Country Construction Manager position with USIDC, the client company, to oversee this project and others in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ITSI, IRAQ JAN - AUG 2008
1 Responsible for and directed the construction of the Iraq Army Logistics Base, Shaibah Iraq, a $42 million dollar AFCEE (USAF Center for Environmental Excellence) DOD project consisting of 153 individual structures.
2 Directed/ oversaw all activities and ensured compliance with contract requirements and company guidelines.
3 Involved in contract modifications, personnel, fiscal, life-support, construction, QA/QC and Project Controls functions.
4 Represented ITSI to AFCEE and U.S. Army J7 for contract compliance.
5 Hired Iraqi national engineers to augment ITSI U.S. staff.
6 Managed site funds, staff payroll, expense reports and approve subcontractor invoicing.
7 Resolved engineering issues and made design changes as warranted.
8 Daily interactions with Iraqi Prime Subcontractors.
9 Left at end of contract term.
MPRI, AFGHANISTAN AUG – DEC 2007
SR. Mentor to the Afghan Minister of Interior-Facilities Director
1 Supported the USG, US Office of Security and Cooperation, Afghanistan, by authoring/ developing Facilities and Installation Management system policies and procedures in support of the Afghan Ministry of Interior.
2 Developed mid and long term forecast of facilities requirements.
3 Established a plan for the design, accession and training of an Afghan professional facilities management and maintenance workforce.
4 Established and implement the policies, systems and procedures for budget formulation and tracking in support of facility acquisition and sustainment.
5 Participated in the development of all deliverables to include policies, regulations, operating procedures and instruction.
6 Served as the Senior Mentor to the Afghan Major General, who was the Director of Facilities for the Afghan Ministry of Interior.
7 Left upon completion of contract.
MPRI, IRAQ JAN - JUL 2007
SR. LOGCAP Analyst/ Military Operations Analyst
1 Received, reviewed, authorized and processed project requests from US Army units.
2 Authored Project Proposal Requests, wrote Statements of Work, conducted financial/ material / labor Technical Analysis of contractor estimates.
3 Liaised with Army and civilian contractor components to ensure compliance with DOA directives.
4 Negotiated reductions and modifications to estimates and contracts. MPRI requested transfer and assume SR Mentor role in Kabul.
LOCKHEED MARTIN, IRAQ NOV 2005 – DEC 2006
Dual Site Project Manager
1 Dual Project Site Lead/ Senior Engineer for upgrades and commercialization of internet and phone service on military installations.
2 Responsible for design and installation of all aspects of project, including placement of manholes, fiber optic runs and interior communications installation. Managed teams of technicians for ISP and OSP tasking – $ 40 million per site.
3 Coordinated planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility.
4 Planned and formulated engineering programs; reviewed product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
5 Evaluated and approved design changes, specification and drawing releases.
6 Coordinated activities concerning technical developments, scheduling, and resolved engineering design and test problems.
7 Project lost to General Dynamics.
DYN CORP INTERNATIONAL, AFGHANISTAN FEB 2004 – NOV 2005
Projects/ Construction Manager/ Inspector APP/ Facilities Manager/ Safety Officer for Afghan Police Program (APP)
1 Directed construction operations for erection of permanent police academies and associated structures as part of a DOS International Police Program. Directed the U.S. staff of 15 trainers and 14 security personnel.
2 Managed 150 personnel. Responsible for building 4 sites at $8.2 million each. The construction included housing, training classrooms, bath and kitchen facilities capable of supporting more than 750 students.
3 Designed structures and contracted for construction. Performed onsite planning to meet State Department requirements, and served as liaison to local governors and police.
4 Originated contracts with local companies, coordinated logistics support, and administered a $22,000 per month site budget.
5 Set up of temporary structures and field tents to house 500 personnel, installed fuel stations and arranged for maintenance of generators, wells and vehicles.
6 Completed 2 years and decided to move on to more challenging opportunities.
SAVOY DEVELOPMENT/ CONSTRUCTION, Colorado Springs, CO 2000 – Present
Owner/ CEO/ Program Manager
1 Established and operate a design and construction firm specializing in new construction and renovation. Select sites, purchase land, design structures and negotiate financing.
2 Review bids and approve subcontractors, oversee all materials and purchasing, provide onsite management. Carry out regular inspections to ensure compliance with plans.
3 Act as liaison to all government agencies and boards, including zoning and planning boards.
4 Company on hold while I am OCONUS.
United States Naval Officer - Lieutenant USNR 1979 – 1985
1 As Consolidated Mess Officer, managed all physical assets for base club systems, billeting, and warehouses. Designed, planned and directed construction of new buildings, clubs and billeting. Negotiated agreements with Philippine contractors, purchased equipment and supplies, inspected all project sites. Formulated and established service club financial system that increased revenue from $60,000 to $120,000 in six months. Authored purchase contracts.
2 As Command Administration Department Head, supervised a staff of 85 US Naval personnel. Coordinated all base administrative functions. Responsible for writing SOPs, policies and other command publications.
Developed and implemented entry screening system for entrance onto restricted base.
Produced naval training videos and armed forces television programs.
Resigned after 4 years active duty as a Lieutenant.
Education and Training
BA, University of Maryland
Current A-1 - General Contractor License Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Kansas
Certificate of Completion, Army Corps of Engineers Building Processes and Compliance
Word, Excel, MS Office/ Project