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Project Manager Engineer

Hatfield, PA
Market Salary
August 09, 2012

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Larry Valjat

** *** **. – Hopewell, NJ *****

Cell: 609-***-**** Home: 609-***-**** Email:

Objective: Motivated Project Manager (Mechanical/Civil /Construction Management) is ready for new constructive and rewarding challenges. Construction experiences in Residential, Commercial and Industrial Facilities; I am seeking a rewarding position in Project Management, which will match my skills and experience to our mutual needs.

Brief Synopsis:

• Architectural Project Manger - Engineer with over 10 years of experience in architectural construction and contract solutions, with project implementation of client and building official based applications.

• Mechanical Project Manager - Engineer with over 15 years of experience in turbines/generators; installations, new, maintenance/repair. Site facility construction, contract/installation solutions, and project implementation with clients & subcontract trade labor.

• Managerial Accomplishments: Successfully managed projects and put into practice various operation project completions. Created availability solutions, and assisted clients with planning, implementation and project closures.

• Hands-on experience in managing and implementing assignments, vendor relationships, strategic partnerships and alliances for startups for mid-range companies as well as their divisions.

Project Management:

• Manage and validate accuracy of construction documents for compliance to company product design standards, regulatory requirements and the methods for compliance used in production.

• Managed Architectural drawing assignments from Architectural drafts to final working field preparation in accordance to final local Code compliance as referenced to the communities in planning timeline.

• Managed and liaison differences between architectural consultants (Architects, MEP Engineers) and or in-house staff in the development of construction documents.

• Lead the resolution of construction code and other technical issues through written and/or verbal communication with community associates and/or regulatory officials.

• Prepare scopes of work, accepted bids and awarded contracts to Sub-Contractors.

• Guided/interfaced/and or assisted with design/development team (Purchasing, Site development, Marketing, Accounting, Legal, etc.) to ensure systems, structural elements and products are consistent with Architectural and Code guidelines.

• Resolve answers to the numerous Architectural/Structural/MEPS and program issues.

Construction Coordination:

• Worked within Management and Field Associates to provide an in-office support on the coordination of construction projects in a manner that ensured projects would be complete, on time and within budget.

• Assisted on assembles and compiles start packages for completeness of each project to be handed over to field PM’s.

• Maintains daily communication with Production Manager and Community Construction Managers regarding job schedule, project status and progress.

• Assisted with addressing and solving field related issues in a timely manner necessary to maintain project schedules and meet customer expectations.

• Maintained accurate construction documentation including purchase orders, change orders and variance purchase orders for all ongoing and projected future projects.

• Maintains accurate construction plans, specifications, reference materials and required supporting documentation.

• Contacts customers throughout the building cycle to ensure satisfaction with the homebuilding experience and follows up on concerns and unfinished items as relates to craft work and products.


• Perform conceptual estimates for construction tasks, utilizing computer software, scale drawings and calculators for Take-off materials to establish and maintain cost data base.

• Responsibilities included estimating, bidding and negotiating contracts, cost control and cash flow analysis.

Special Technical Skills/Abilities:

• High level of follow-through and drive, supported by an in-depth knowledge of construction problem solving and resolution in Project, Construction Building Code Compliance and Technical Management

• Disciplined to develop operational goals, objectives and plans for the implementation of systems and procedures.

• Constant vigor to review all operational processes for effectiveness and performance so that production statistics can be compiled for continuous improvement in the construction process

• Support resolution of internal conflicts and project issues for code and building compliance.

• Estimating experienced in bids, take-offs and writing scopes of work along with Means Estimating

• Engineering proficient in; Materials, Structural and Value Engineering and Product Development

• Startups and Commissioning with Best Project Practices

• Contractor/Vendor Qualification

Related Experiences:

• Strong communication skills in addition to software application of Primavera, MS Project, Excel, Word, Outlook

• Effective communication skills with Clients, Professionals, Management, Building & Code Officials & Construction trades.

• Abilities include; coordinating and scheduling events with other skill levels to create, modify, and follow a construction plans.

• Have a thorough understanding of all types of drawings and specs.

• Profession often required visits to Building /Zoning Officials, Utility Companies (Gas, Electric, Water/Waste, Postal) Officials, Construction/Management Sites, coordination with Architects, Engineers (MEP’s, Structural and Civil), and Project Managers.

• Develop accurate conceptual cost models while keeping track of current material & labor pricing including maintaining the relationships with Subcontractors & material vendors, while working with other consultants & design team professionals, resulting in documentation for scope of work assumed in estimates while contributing and maintaining an organized, disciplined work approach, and assisting other disciplines related in the process.

• Estimated job costs and negotiate with the trades for contract deliverables.

• Construction-document and drawing literate, with knowledge of all phases of construction.

Work Experience:

• Sub-Contract Central, NJ Project Manager

• Durr Mechanical, Inc. NYC, NY Project Manager

• NJSCC & NYSCA School Construction Project Manager

• Construction Claims Cedar Knolls, NJ Sr. Consultant

• Kaplan Companies Highland Park, NJ Architectural Project Engineer

• Contract Services Philadelphia, Pa. Area Field Mechanical Engineer (Power Plant Operations)

• Contract Services St. Louis, Mo. Area Field Mechanical Engineer (Power Plant Operations)

• Contract Services Albany, NY Area Field Mechanical Engineer (Power Plant Operations)

• Pyrotek, Inc. Elmsford, NY Field Mechanical Engineer (Mechanical Equip. Plant Operations)

• General Electric Schenectady, NY Field Mechanical Manager/Engineer (17 yrs Power Plant Operations)


• Purdue University Lafayette, Indiana Baccalaureate of Science - Civil/Mechanical Engineering

• HVCC Troy, NY Associate of Science - Construction Management Engineering

Further Studies/Certifications:

• Construction Management,

• Estimating,

• Scheduling,

• Six Sigma Green Belt,

• OSHA Safety Construction


• Captain (In-Country; field commission) – US Marine Corp.


• Technology;

o CEU Engineering Credits,

o Product Development and

o Engineering Societies and Groups

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