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  Project Manager-Estimator
Robert Terza
Industry Type: General Contractors - Managers
City & State: Altoona,PA
Job Title: Project Manager-Estimator
Relocation Preferences: any
Objective: My preference is to work in an environment where I am accountable and responsible for all facets of Project(s) delivery including Timing, Quality, Profit and Client satisfaction.

Robert E. Terza

Altoona, Pa.


Consummate bottom line performer managing diverse design/construct projects:

Immediate Solutions to Difficult Problems

Day to Day Total Operations Responsibility including Risk Control

General Construction and Concrete Qualifier Licensure in Utah & NC

Total project administration from concept to completion



Consulting- Project Management, Pre-Construction, Conceptual and GMP Estimating

August 2005 to current

Provide Pre-construction, Estimating and Project Management Services for Architect, National Medical and Industrial Shielding Contractor, Subcontractors and Construction Managers that provide Turn-key, Design-Build. Construction Mangement and General Construction Services.

Typical Projects include Lead-Rolling Mill in Houston

Design-Build Oncology Vault technological upgrades including Indianapolis, Harrisburg, Sidney, MT; Blytheville, AR

Design-Build Retail Shopping Center, Scranton, PA

Design-Build Medical Projects; PA, NJ, RI, MA, FLA

Project Administration including Washington & Jefferson University and Hotel Project, FLA

MBR Construction, Inc., Boalsburg, Pa. Sept 2000 August 2005

National General Contractor/ Construction Manager/ Design- Builder providing

HealthCare, Office and Retail Construction including self-performing Radiation Oncology Concrete Shielded Vaults.

Vice President of Construction (10/01-8/05)

Sr. Project Manager-Estimator (9/00-9/01)


1 Responsible for the Day to Day operation of All Projects including Due Diligence Pre-Construction, Civil and Building Design, Construction, Payables, Receivables, Safety, Personnel, Legal, Requisitions, Clients, Project Management, Estimating and Administration.

2 Set up procedures for Billing, Estimating, Project Management and Contract Administration.

3 Select, Coordinate and administer all Design Contracts for multi-State Projects. Coordinate all Due Diligence issues for sites including Budgets, Zoning, Permits, Client liaison, and loan documentation.

4. Cost segregation analysis as affects tax and depreciation.

J.C. Orr & Son, Inc., Altoona, Pa. June 1998-July 2000

General Contractor performing hard bid and negotiated industrial,

School, prisons, hospital and commercial projects.

Project Manager-Estimator


Total projects responsibilities including Schedule of Values, Scheduling, Shop Drawing Processing, Change Orders, Progress Meetings, Payment Applications, Administration, Expediting, Project Close Out; Estimating, Bid, Buy, and Build on certain projects.

Set up 300 + (plus) activity Suretrak Prima Vera schedule for prison project.

G.M. McCrossin, Inc., Bellefonte, Pa. Jan 1996-June 1998

General, mechanical, and electrical contractor performing hard bid and negotiated industrial and institutional work.

Project Manager-Estimator (10/97-6/98)

Site Project Manager (1/96-5/98)


Quality Control Manager for Morrison-Knudsen industrial projects.

Project Manager closing out school, WWTP, water filtration plant, and VA retirement home projects.

Construct $9.5 million automated water treatment plant in Altoona, Pa. through the Army COE including Certified "Quality Control Systems Manager" designation through COE.

Total Site Project Management as prime contractor to Morrison-Knudsen

Constructing two separate additions at Corning Asahi Glass Plant in State College, Pa. Including 23,000 sq. ft., one-story office, 26,000 sq. ft. roof raising at existing manufacturing area and new 18,720 sq. ft. two-story high bay production area.

Took over for non-performing general contractor and by requiring two shifts, six days per week for the first month, regained schedule for 120-day project.

Responsibilities included: administration of technical details and shop drawings, billing, safety, owner-construction manager liaison, cost justification, change orders, estimating and scheduling.

Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Inc., Altoona, Pa. Oct. 1992- Oct. 1996

Consulting Civil engineering group offering environmental, process, transportation, site development services including Total Building Design and Construction Administration

Total Project values in excess of $45,000,000.

Sr. Project Manager (10/92-10/96)


Managed total construction of complex water treatment plants to on-time, quality oriented, and within budget completion.

Negotiated contractor claims against the owner to $0.30-$0.50 on the dollar.

Negotiated owner/engineer back charges to subcontractors and suppliers.

Set up policy and procedure for total construction administration. Based on audit by Buchart-Horn, international consulting engineering firm, construction control system was rated excellent with no oversight concerns.

The Patt Organization, Developer/Owner Hollidaysburg, PA Oct. 1987 Oct. 1992

Named by national trade magazines as one of the top 100 real estate developers and builders during the late 80s. At their peak in 1989, Patt designed, financed, constructed, owned and managed $60,000,000+ annual volume, which included hotels, personal communities, offices, shopping centers condominium, single and multi-family housing, and a 460-acre resort


Sr. Vice President Construction (1990-1992)

Regional Project Manager (1989-1990)

Senior Project Manager (1987-1989)


Took over and finished construction of 110,000sq ft. shopping center in Smithville New Jersey that had been mired in labor problems, code non-compliance issues, lessee and bank dissatisfaction, quality concerns and subcontractor/supplier payment difficulties.

Bid, set up and negotiated national accounts.

Set up policy and procedures for estimating, project management, and superintendent and administration staff.

Responsible for in-house architects, interior design, and third party civil, ME&P consultants.

Estimate, bid, buy, and build, all projects including extensive infrastructure improvements.

Liaison between sales, marketing, leasing, lending agencies and construction staff

Due Diligence, Permitting, Zoning, ProFormas, Loan Support

Rockway, Inc Altoona, PA October 1977-October 1987

A design-build turnkey and hard bid general contracting firm performing commercial and industrial projects.

Vice President, Estimating and Construction Management (1984-1987)

Project Manager, Estimator, Superintendent (1977 -1984)


BSIE, Pennsylvania State University

Seminars included Estimating, Project Management, Scheduling, Marketing, and Computers

Utilize RS Means /Saylor/Walker/Deloitte data bases as well as developed my own

Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Timberline, ProEst

Prima Vera Suretrak, Microsoft Project Scheduling

Past Member CSI, ASPE, DBI, Associate NSPE, Chamber of Commerce, Elementary Sports Coach, Church Committees

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