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  Project Manager
Industry Type: Architects
City & State: Camarillo,CA
Job Title: Project Manager
Relocation Preferences:
Objective: Project / Program Management in A/E and/or Construction
Curtis W. Olsen, P.E.


Project Program Engineering and Construction Manager. A licensed Structural Engineer and a licensed Mechanical Engineer. An experienced Senior Project and Program Manager; Architectural Building Construction Engineering Manager and a Senior Construction Manager. An Engineer and a Manager with years of experience with a BS in Architectural Building Construction Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management. Skills in a variety of industries that encompassed varying degrees of project complexity and dollar ranges from small to $25-billion projects.

An experienced, results oriented individual with a strong background in the Building, facilities, Education, Industrial engineering, design and construction industry. Managed deign-bid-build and design build, multi-prime, cross-functional and multi-disciplined development and support teams. Expertise includes (see project list):

Program ManagementContract Administration and Compliance
Project ManagementConstruction Management
Engineering and Design ManagementValue Engineering
CPM SchedulingBudgeting
Bid ProcessAll CSI Divisions Estimating
Contract and Change Order NegotiationsProject Staffing and Office Management
OSHA ComplianceQuality Control Quality Assurance
Project ControlsScope of Work
Contract developmentsCommissioning and Close-out

Experience disciplines and fields include but not limited to (see project listed):

Renewable Energy: Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Geothermal, Thin-FilmHVAC Engineering and Design SystemGas CrackingInert gas generation for Oil Drilling, ship-board and industrial use.
Sustainable Energy SystemsStructural Engineering and Design SystemFAA Automatic Weather ObservationBio-tech Pharmaceutical
LEED Building SystemsMechanical Engineering and Design SystemsBrewing and packagingMagnets: cryogenic cooling systems
Aerospace Vehicle Launch Pads; hydraulic, cryogenicsElectrical Engineering and Design SystemsFire Station 911Military Combat Weapons system
Alternative Fuels Energy Systems (Wind, H2 Fueling Stations.Local and Wide Area Communications SystemsGlass ManufacturingMilitary Combat Weapons Communications Systems
Central Plant TunnelsClean RoomsComputer Electronic ManufacturingMalting
Chemical ProcessingMachine and Equipment DesignDepartment of State ArchitectsDairy
Methanol PlantHydrology Engineering and DesignPublic WorksPolice Station
Alcohol PlantPlumbing Engineering and Design SystemResidential Spec HomesCommercial Buildings
Steel Mills and FoundriesProcess Piping Engineering and Design SystemsTheme ParksMaterial Conveying Systems
Food Processing and PackagingSite DevelopmentWaste Water TreatmentPollution Reclamation Systems
Coast Guard GPSCivil Engineering and DesignMirror Fusion ReactorArchitectural Engineering and Design


Mitigated scheduling and budget issues through constructability review of contract documents and construction methods and procedures.

Proven track record of exceptional performance evidenced by progressive advancement, assumption of greater responsibilities and continued long-term employment by industry leading employers.

Specialized in turning around poor performing and difficult projects and the successful delivery of high-profile projects with sensitive clients.

Successfully managed critical aspects of design and construction for projects throughout with total budgets up to $200-m and part of total projects up to $25-b

Routinely responsible for several projects running simultaneously at different site locations.

Developed and implemented project management systems that streamlined processes for project staff and ensured appropriate cost control, scheduling tools, contract documentation, reporting, and procurement in compliance with internal audit requirements.

Completed projects on time and budget by highlighting potential problems and focusing teams on real issues through scope, cost, schedule and value analyses.

Increased staff efficiency while maintaining exceptional level of project delivery by developing quality assurance and control systems that identified double handling of tasks and eliminated potential redesigns.

Charged with responsibility for mentoring, training support staff and peers.

Performed engineering and design for varying types of projects in the areas of steel, concrete, masonry, soils, controls, electrical, process piping, plumbing, HVAC, hydraulics, communications and controls.

EXPERIENCE PROFILE (not all inclusive, see project list)

2008 to 2009 Pacifica Services Incorporated, Pasadena California (economic crises)
Managing and directing Design / Build Architects/Engineers, and Consultants to create a self-sustaining, energy independent group of 11 campuses for the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Primary focus to provide 4000-kwa clean renewable energy to the East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC) which included Photovoltaic, Thin-Film, Design Side Management (DSM), LEED compliant, Wind, Solar-thermal, Tri-Generation, Battery Storage and Hydrogen Fueling Stations. Managing the process for successful sustainable design, construction and operations of projects and responsible for day to day project management including: supporting the preparation of proposals; planning, coordinating, integrating, monitoring, appraising and closing project activities; ensuring the maintenance of technical communications and business files; reporting variances from plan; appraising impact of variances; recommending corrective actions; administering project changes; maintaining client liaison. Working with the Department of State Architect (DSA), the Site CPM, and the College Districts as the Project Manager for various Renewable Energy improvement projects.

2005 2009 Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California (project complete)
Senior Construction Manager / Owner Authorized Representative (OAR) for public high school project. A 5-story, 335,912 sf, 74 high, 1966 student, 6-separate buildings, steel superstructure, with reinforced masonry load bearing walls, concrete decks, secondary structures of masonry walls, and a complete wood frame timber structure. Site included a track, football field, pool, auditorium, soccer and baseball field, and an underground parking structure. $100-m construction, $200-m total venture.

2003 2005 Rollins Consulting Inc, Thousand Oaks, California (Project Complete)
An Owner Authorized Representative for the A/E design and Construction Management for all aspects for a 911-Center,. As an Owner Authorized Representative, costs and negative impacts were negated and/or mitigate by reviewing the contract documents during the design phase, pre-construction and the construction phase. The successful project was by managing the inspection group, the A/E support groups, the project support groups, the contractor, sub-contractors, and its applicable suppliers.

2000 - to 2002 and 1995 - 1998 Anheuser Busch, Van Nuys, California (Project Completed)
Managed all portions of varying aspects of the Anheuser Busch (Budweiser) Brewery expansion and modernization projects, as the Owner Representative (OAR). Phase two project $250-m and $700-m for the first phase. By aiding in the implementation and enforcement of safety procedures this assisted the reduction of the Contractors safety ratings as much as 50%. With a broad technical background, this allowed for the review of contract documents during the preconstruction and construction phases which allowed for the cost reduction of the project. Aided in the negotiation of a number of projected which allowed for the implement and completion of the projects within budget. In support of the fully operational facility, along with management style, techniques and a broad technical background this has allowed for the implementation of projects determined to be non-cost effective or to difficult to implement. Implemented projects to increase the overall plants production output and to aid increasing the plants overall efficiency.

1998 - 2000 WDI Disneyland, Anaheim, California (Project Completed)
Managed various mechanical, civil, and structural (HVAC, piping, plumbing, steel, concrete, architectural, and ride systems) portions as the on site Owner Authorized Representative in order to insure contract conformance by the contractors for the Golden State portion of the Disneyland California Adventure Theme Park expansion project. Building types included wood frame, steel, concrete, CMU. Approx. total expansion project cost $1.7-b. Areas included quality assurance for all construction disciplines, OSHA safety compliance, and contract document compliance for approximately 24-buildings and the associated area development and site work. With a broad technical background, this allowed for design and pre-construction phase contract documents review and aided in the reduction of construction phase questions and submittal issues while increasing the overall quality of the final product.


Wisconsin Professional Engineer, #E-19869, Architectural-Structural and Mechanical Engineering.
California Professional Engineering, #M-023515, Mechanical Engineering.
California College Instructor, # 14443, Business, Mathematics, Management, and Engineering.
California Contractor's Engineering, Class "A", License # 771191.

EDUCATION (additional education listing available upon request)

Masters of Science in Engineering Management, from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,. Thesis: "Modifying Behavior to Increase Productivity
Bachelors of Science in Architectural Building Construction Engineering, from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Associates of Science in Architectural Engineering, from Milwaukee School of Engg, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Graduate work in Structural Mechanics, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Wisconsin.
OSHA 1926 10-Hour, Building and Construction Safety Certification
OSHA 1910 Plant Safety Certification
Uniform Mechanical Code ICBO and Uniform Building Code ICBO refresher courses.
LEED Certification Coursework
Owner Authorized Representative Certification Los Angeles Unified School District.

CERTIFICATIONS and listing is available upon request


LETTER OF REFERENCES and REFERENCES are available upon request.

HISTORICAL PROJECT LISTING is available upon request.
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