Major Building, Civil Project & Wastewater Treatment Expert Consultant Resume
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This expert graduated with Honors from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, with a Master of Science Construction Management (Industrial Technology Dept.)

This expert received a B.A. in Mathematics from Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Major Building, Civil Project & Wastewater Treatment Expert Consultant Resume

This expert has 40 years of experience in major building and civil projects. Previous experience includes conceptual and detailed estimating for major capital projects and programs, project experience in Europe, South America and USA, change order estimation and negotiation, work breakdown structures and budget preparation for integrated programs. A wide range of projects have included high rise buildings, manufacturing facilities and wastewater treatment.

This expert is a proven problem solver with project execution skills to $750 million. Experience with computer programs includes Microsoft Office, Primavera P3 and P6, Power Point and Prolog Manager.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc.

Providing consulting services related to major building, civil projects, and wastewater treatment to a vast variety of clients.


Consulting Assignments and Expert Witness

Estimating, project management and scheduling services.


Project Director, an institute of arts, Detroit, MI

Owner Rep. for design / build steam generating facility including strategic planning and daily operations. Design and construction management for $150 million phased renovation project. Pre-planning scheduling, conceptual estimating and execution of new projects – Learning Center, Kresge Court, Computer Room and Student Lunch Room. Part Time Adviser since.


Contracts Manager / Closeout, Detroit Wastewater Partners, Detroit, MI (Jacobs Eng. / Wade Trim)

Claims and Disputes Negotiator with subcontractors and owner. Change order estimating and negotiation. Conceptual Estimating, Scheduling and Project Planning of major projects for $400 million program. Owner Presentations for progress and key decisions.


Consultant, litigation support company

Conceptual Estimating and Program Scheduling. Claims review, calculation and presentation. Sustainable Site and Concrete Advisor. Owners Representative. Manufacturer Market Studies.


Operations Manager (Assist. Vice President) – Building Division – Manager of Project Controls, Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc., Warren, MI

Master program planning for five-year GM SEMP: design, procurement, construction and commissioning. Conceptual estimating of $250 million complex, $1.1 billion program – Manager of Project Controls. Senior construction manager for site works and building renovations. Budget/Cost control for 28 integrated building and site infrastructure projects. Implementation of Design/Build and Program Management Projects. Headed Value Engineering Team which saved $100 million, campus wide. Program Manager for demolition, remediation, utility terminations and asset sales of Delphi Saginaw Steering Plant. Negotiated tax relief. Manager for assessments for acquisition and under-performing sites. Claims and Dispute Resolution for 35 contracts. Leader for all “at risk “ work and utility savings projects with PB Power.


Institutional Construction Manager, Walsh Construction Co., Detroit, MI

Senior project manager for new construction and renovations (University and Hospitals). Real Estate Development of industrial park (empowerment zone, free trade and gov. grants). Conceptual estimating of capital programs to support proposals and competitive bids. Negotiated contract changes (owner and subcontractor). Estimating for water and waste treatment projects (City of Detroit).


Chief Estimator / Associate, Albert Kahn Associates Inc., Architects & Engineering, Detroit, MI

Prepared conceptual and detailed estimates for a variety of large manufacturing, health care and university projects. Reviewed all AKA-prepared cost estimates to establish realistic budget. Negotiated vendor claims on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. Department Head and Supervisor to staff of seven in a company of 345 employees. Reviewed and approved progress billings for manufacturing projects (Mercedes Benz and BMW). Preparation of expense and capital budgets, projects world wide.


Purchasing Manager, Eurostar (Chrysler Austria), Graz, Austria

Purchased all required equipment and commodities for $300 million Greenfield assembly plant. Purchased all first fill liquids. Prepared and managed project (area) budgets, schedules and cost estimates. Planned and executed primary utility construction (gas, water, electric). Initiated procedures to maximize local content purchases per government mandate. Established complete purchasing procedures and documentation at this start-up company. Trained 10 Austrian personnel in business procedures and purchasing strategies. Negotiation and resolution of vendors claims.


Senior Buyer/Value Analysis Manager, Chrysler Motors Corporation, Highland Park, MI

Purchased construction and process services for 8 manufacturing and warehousing plants. Corporation’s principal negotiator for complex claims and change orders, building and tooling. Prepared yearly capital and expense plans. Estimated cost of various projects involving all trades. Supervised a staff of up to 50, ,including skilled trades. Facility planning, budgets and execution for 20 parts distribution centers. Managed corporate utility upgrades and savings initiatives. Winner of the corporation’s Director’s Award and several employee awards. Project Team – Decommissioning of AMC Kenosha / Trenton Engine.


Estimating Supervisor, Albert Kahn Associates Inc., Architects & Engineering, Detroit, MI

Principal value analyst to Chrysler Motors Corporation. Prepared, reviewed and negotiated fair cost estimates for new work and rehabilitation. Supervised 15 estimators and engineers during construction and equipment installation. Negotiated contractor requests for extras, reducing construction cost by $45 million.


Senior Project Manager, Robert McMullan & Son Inc., San Diego, CA

Estimated and managed complex projects for Corps of Engineers & Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Supervised 13 superintendents and estimators. Reviewed and negotiated all purchase orders and subcontracts. Strong expertise in DOD claim preparation and negotiations (FAR and DAR). Renovation and new construction of security sensitive projects. COQ Rep./Officer for a variety of federal gov. projects. Piers, harbors and terminal construction for the US Navy and Coast Guard.


Assistant Superintendent, Elk Hills Petroleum Reserve U.S. Navy ALASKA Constructors (Brown and Root), Bakersfield, CA

Installation of all utility and underground process lines. Managed and executed excavation and backfill operations for all pipe lines. Estimating and negotiating subcontract change orders. 7 day per week, 10 hour per day, two shifts – Gas Compressor Plant. US Navy Contractor Quality Control Plan and execution.


Division Manager, Randle & Associates, Construction, San Diego, CA

Estimating and project management of DOD civil projects. Renovations and new construction. Supervised four field superintendents. Profit and loss responsibility.

Renovation of an Extended Care Facility
Reviewing Accounting Firm’s Calculations
Reviewing Contractor’s Operations

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