Charles E. Pirkheim
Roseville, MI 48066
August 26, 2012
PMA Consultant, LLC
I am writing this letter and sending my resume in response to your
company's website ad for Construction Scheduler in Detroit, MI. I have
substantial P6 construction scheduling experience, having been in Michigan
for 14 years, scheduling USACE government projects in Afghanistan,
electrical power plant maintenance outages, automotive plants, Detroit
Wastewater Treatment plant, an some a school and church. I am looking to
get back to doing private sector projects or local municipal projects,
instead of USACE projects.
As my resume reflects, I have twenty-seven years scheduling experience
including, seven years using P3e and P6, and another 10 years on P3. I
have over fifteen years construction and three years cost experience. I
offer work experience that has exposed me to many industries, with office
and field assignments in US Army Corps. projects, electric power plant
maintenance outages, automotive, schools, environmental remediation,
process chemical, pulp and paper, industrial facility renovations, and
nuclear decommissioning. My educational background includes formal
education in Mechanical Engineering and continuing education in
Construction Technology. Because of my varied experience and my commitment
to excellence in my performance level, I am confident I would make a
valuable contribution to to your organization.
My salary would be negotiable, dependent upon your benefits, but because I
am primarily concerned with getting into an organization that I can stay
with for many years and grow professionally, I will consider all reasonable
offers with much thought. An appointment for further discussion can be
easily arranged at your convenience. I can be reached my cell phone at
586-***-****. I hope to hear from you soon, and I thank you for your
time and consideration.
Charles E. Pirkheim
CHARLES E. PIRKHEIM
26622 Normandy Home : 586-***-****
Roseville, MI 48066 Cell : (586)
CAREER OBJECTIVE :
NEAR TERM: SENIOR SCHEDULER FOR LARGE A&E OR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
LONG TERM: PROJECT MANAGER OR SCHEDULING DEPARTMENT MANAGER IN SAME
Twenty-seven years experience in varied project controls responsibility,
with emphasis on planning and scheduling, and related reporting duties.
Project experience has included field and office assignments in US Army
Corps. projects. fossil power, automotive, schools, manufacturing,
environmental remediation, process chemical, pulp and paper, industrial
facility renovation, and nuclear decommissioning.
P3e & P6 - 7 Years Lotus 123 - 10 Years Maximo - 3
Primavera - 12 Years Lotus Ami - 2 Years Powerpoint -
MS-Project- 7 Years MS Excel - 10 Years MS-Word - 10
7/08- Present LAKESHORE ENGINEERING, Detroit, MI - 313-***-****
Scheduling Analyst for small government contracting company.
. Prepare & update with cost 4 construction schedules for Afghan,
. Upload P3 schedules to Pertmaster to run risk analysis, and
write schedule reports.
. Prepare miscellaneous proposal schedules as needed in P3 and P6.
9/05 - 5/08 TEK SYSTEMS, Southfield, MI - 248-***-****
Outage Scheduler to DTE Energy at the St. Clair Power Plant.
. Prepared and updated 500+ activity boiler/turbine outage
schedules in Primavera/e.
. Prepare small forced outage schedules prior to outage with
Maximo work orders downloaded into P3e, then logically tied
together to create the CPM schedule.
8/05- 11/05 LAKESHORE ENGINEERING, Detroit, MI - 313-***-****
Scheduling Consultant / Trainer for government contracting
. Prepared 5-7 construction schedules for small government
. Trained a few engineers in proper use of WBS, and cost and
resource loading in P3.
3/04 - 7/05 CONSTRUCTION DYNAMICS GROUP, Columbia, MD - 800-***-****
Program Scheduler to Detroit Wastewater Partners for the
. Managed and updated 15,000 activity, $550 million program
schedule in P3.
. Monthly rollup of 15 subcontractors' subproject schedules into
the master project.
. Rebalanced monthly costs in resource dollars to match the
program progress payment.
. Wrote monthly program level assessment of the project for the
8/03 - 2/04 INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS, INC., Royal Oak, MI - (248) 336-
Program Scheduler to US Army Tank Command, Light Armor Vehicle
. Developed and updated integrated vehicle upgrade schedules in MS-
. Monthly updated an Excel spreadsheet of 750 vehicles in
production and completion.
4/03 - 6/03 UNISOURCE STAFFING, LLC., Auburn Hills, MI - 248-***-****
Scheduler to Washington Group Intl. at GM Lake Orion Assembly
. Assisted maintaining plant shutdown schedules using Primavera
. Developed work package schedules in MS-Project and P3
12/02 - 3/03 ALBERICI CONSTRUCTORS, Livonia, MI - 734-***-****
Consultant Scheduler to Alberici for GM Fairfax Assembly,
Kansas City, KS.
. Prepared and progressed 6,000 activity shutdown schedule in MS-
. Walked down entire General Assembly area of plant to gather
10/00 - 8/02 RONCELLI, INC., Sterling Heights, MI - 586-***-****
Senior Scheduler for Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
. Developed preliminary 400 activity church construction schedule
10/00 - 4/02 Senior Scheduler for Ford Romeo Aluminum Block Expansion
. Developed and progressed weekly 700 activity building
. Revised and progressed 1,000+ activity Ford vendor machine build
. Walked down field site to verify progress and took digital
. Interfaced with Roncelli and Ford Management as to cause and
effects of delays.
7/99 - 10/00 DUMAS CONCEPTS IN BUILDING,, Northville, MI - (248) 380-
Senior Scheduling Engineer for all projects within Dumas.
. Prepared all company Primavera proposal and construction
. Prepared 500 activity construction schedule for Stellwagen
10/98 - 7/99 WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL, Troy, MI - 248-***-****
Senior Project Controls Engineer for GM Southeast Michigan
. Weekly progress 1900 activity Primavera schedule for multi-
. Report status by writing weekly project summaries for WGI team
. Input resource projections and history to prepare resource-
loaded manpower graphs.
2/98-10/98 WALBRIDGE ALDINGER, Detroit, MI - 313-***-****
Senior Project Controls Engineer for Sverdrup (Ford)
Driveability Test Facility.
. Maintained and progressed 1500 activity EPC wind tunnel schedule
. Review project status with team management, & wrote monthly
. Walked down field site to verify progress, and look for
7/96-2/98 Project Controls Engineer to Lima Engine Plant, Ford Motor Co.,
. Prepared project summaries for reporting project status to
higher Ford management.
. Team contact for 20 engine team schedules and management
10/95-3/96 BELCAN TECH SERVICES,INC., Cincinnati, OH - 513-***-****
Project Engineer on contract to BGP Services for Procter and
. Assisted Project Manager in daily project coordination
. Tracked and coordinated the engineering changes in change
EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, Cincinnati, OH
B.S. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, June, 1983
Additional Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus, Monaca, PA
Training: Construction Technology Certificate, March 1987-February
240 Hour Program with Courses in Estimating, HVAC,
Automatic Controls, Construction Law,
and Project Management.