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Project Manager Construction

Stevenson Ranch, California, 91381, United States
March 20, 2011

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Keith K Schmidt

***** ****** *****, ********* *****, CA 91381

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Professional Summary

Over twenty years project management experience managing multi-million dollar commercial and residential real estate development, eco-tourism, and solar projects responsible for all aspects of the cycle including the design, scope, bid process, budgets, staffing and scheduling to completion.

Core Qualifications

● Convinces management on new and unconventional ideas to produce growth.

● Negotiate Cell Tower leases.

● Negotiate with regulatory agencies.

● 20 years of experience in commercial markets.

● Successful leadership on $2MM Avalon Zip Line resulted in highest revenue producer.

● Lead project manager on Zip Line project,

● Manages project cycle for projects and oversees construction to completion.

● BS in Urban Planning.


Project Manager

May 2007 to Current

Santa Catalina Island Company – Avalon, CA.

• Lead Project Manager of $2 MM Zip Line project and Sea-Trek Recreational attractions.

• Project Manager for Solar (off grid) PV design and installation for campsites and Zip Line locations.

• Oversees the execution of multiple construction contracts, maintains project budgets and manages the preparation processes for various capital improvement projects.

• Manages the preparation and management of cell tower leases.

• Responsible for design, construction and management of Harbor Master Office in Two Harbors.

• Primary contact with L.A County Regional Planning on L.A General Plan and Local Coastal Plan.

• Manages estimating, scheduling and purchasing to develop owner's construction program with the design development team in order to ensure it meets schedule and budget restraints.

• Works with subcontractors, local labor pools, equipment manufacturers, and material suppliers.

• Generates bid packages for large projects, recommends execution of construction contracts and organizes/tracks project budgets before and during the development process.

• Manages annual budget with respect to major capital expenditure projects and assists accounting department in categorizing project improvement costs for tax purposes.

• Provides construction management conducting cost administration, analyses procedures, monitoring of safety, schedules, costs, changes in scope and other tasks.

• Facilitates and manages the coordination of third party consultants (e.g, structural and civil engineers, environmental engineers, surveyors, appraisers, etc.), construction team, and management.

• Provides strategic oversight supervision on all construction projects including new builds, renovations and remodels of company owned/operated properties as well as tenant leased properties.

• Prepare project feasibility and pro forma analyses.

• Organize Community Forums and give public presentations.

Project Manager Keith Schmidt

December 2004 to May 2007

Erdelyi & Associates – Los Angeles, Ca

• Project management experience working on the initiation and coordination of multimillion dollar commercial and residential construction projects in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

• Managed the preparation of structural design calculations, construction and detailed working drawings and documents for commercial and residential projects (Type V, III).

• Extensive experience researching Uniform, California, Los Angeles Building Code, and FEMA 350 RBS Criteria interpretation, processing projects through regulatory agencies.

• Consulted and established relationships with new clients to develop Architectural and Engineering programs for projects.

• Collaborated with clients and other design professionals resolving design discrepancies, contract disputes, plan checking, and research and development.

Project Manager

June 1996 to December 2004

Wharton & Associates – Ontario, Ca

• Project manager of national commercial projects including mini-storage, Starbucks and Nordstrom.

• Prepared, met and coordinated with public building officials to resolve preconstruction and construction issues and performed structural observations (inspections) and field visits to project sites.

• Prepared and responded to requests for information (RFI's) and assist site superintendents during the construction process.

Operations Manager

October 1995 to June 1996

Systems 1000 – Newport Beach, Ca

• Supervisor of telecommunications department managing daily operations.


USC Marshall School of Business- Management Development Program April 2008

Los Angeles, CA

California State Polytechnic University BS June, 2003

Pomona, CA

Professional Affiliations, Civic and Community Volunteer Work

• City of Avalon Planning Commission July 2008 to present.

Initiated and presented series of public policy presentations related to the General Plan in order to facilitate next steps for planning policy updates for 2010.

• Avalon Lions Club, Oct 2007 to present.

• Lead Project Manager on Architectural Committee for OLPH, Catholic Church in Newhall, Ca.

Computer Experience

Microsoft Project Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word Microsoft Access Database

Google Earth Professional Microsoft Visio Professional

AutoCAD AutoCAD Map 3D

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