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Director Operations / Senior Project Manager

Elmhurst, IL
$105K to $120K
September 22, 2008

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Brian C. Potvin

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Elmhurst, IL *****



Skills Summary

Senior manager with extensive experience in large-scale construction developments seeking a career that will make the most of my leadership skills in Operations, Purchasing, Contracting and Consultant Management.

• Project Management

• Purchasing, contracting and cost control

• Conceptual Estimating and Budgeting

• Land Development, Infrastructure and Vertical Construction

• New Project Due Diligence

• Consultant Management - Architectural, Civil, Structural, Geotechnical etc..

• System and process implementation



Senior Project Manager – New England Builders, Skokie, IL

01/07 – Present

• Senior Project Manager for a $100M custom active adult development in Lake Bluff, IL, 40 unit Condominium development on Lake Michigan in Racine WI.

• Responsible for management of all phases of construction from land development and infrastructure, through vertical construction.

• Responsible for management of onsite personnel.

• Responsible for budgeting, cost control, accounting, bank draws and profit / loss.

Director of Operations – KB Home (Formally Zale Homes) Schaumburg, IL

12/2000 – 08/2006

• Responsible for leading the vertical construction teams including field production, customer service, purchasing and daily units processing.

• Reduced direct costs through extensive value engineering and the development of strategic partnerships with subcontractors

• Implemented system and process upgrades to maximize the efficiencies of both internal and external team members

• Obtained the second highest customer service rating throughout 32 divisions in 2005

• Implemented daily disciplines to reduce cycle times

Contracts Manager – Cambridge Homes, Libertyville, IL

06/1994 – 12/2000

• Developed strategic partnerships with the subcontractor and vendor base to ensure the highest quality at the most responsible cost in a mutually beneficial relationship.

• Closely followed the commodity markets to ensure the best possible timing for commodity purchases.



Bachelors of Science – Construction Management

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN

Internship – Citicorp Real Estate, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

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