Jan Hlavacek - Project Management
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· Objective

My position of interest is a Project Director. I have gained extensive international experience as a Project Manager (Construction), Project Controls Manager (Resources, Cost, Time Schedule, Claims, Project Procedures), Engineering Manager (Profit Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Headcount Reduction, Automation & Robotics), Construction Supervisor, Project Engineer, Structural Designer, and a CAD lecturer during my career.

· Qualities

I am successful in meeting project schedules on time and within budget. I have worked my way through the ranks and have developed a thorough hands-on knowledge of the construction and real estate industry in Europe and Middle East. My strong points are my leadership qualities, team work, organization and IT skills, problem solving, and human relations.

· Education

Czech Technical University 1995-2001 Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, branch: Building and Structural Engineering, specialization: Statics and Dynamics of Building Constructions.
2001 I have been awarded the academic degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
Technical College 1991-1995 Mechanical Engineering Technical College in Prague, specialization: Computer Aided Design (CAD).
1995 Leaving State Examinations (Mathematics, Mechanical Technology, Design of Machines, CAD).

· My native language is Czech; however, I speak and understand English, Slovak, and Russian. I have been living & working in an English speaking environment for many years.
· Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint), AutoCAD, Primavera Expedition (Web collaborative and document control platform), Primavera Project Planner P3e/c (Scheduling and cost package), Adobe Photoshop.

· Engineering & Management Experience

 Partner in Pet Food  Engineering Manager  Europe  7/2011 - present
Since July 2011 I have been employed by Partner in Pet Food (former Provimi) (Budaors, Hungary), who is a key private label pet food manufacturer (pouch, can, alucup, dry kibble) in Europe with 8 production facilities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Netherlands. I am responsible for coordination and implementation of various projects in these facilities in the magnitude of up to 10 million EUR per year. Besides the civil engineering I’m involved in the profit improvement projects, labor reduction, robotics & automation, lean manufacturing, production cost reduction, development and commissioning of new production lines.

 Lighthouse Group  Project Manager  Czech Republic  12/2007 - 12/2010
I was employed by the Lighthouse Group (Prague, CZ) fpr three years. Lighthouse is one of the leading residential and commercial investors in Prague. I was working on a USD 80 million Green City project as the Project manager. I was responsible for the execution of this 440 residential units development.

The project consisted of 17 multistory buildings and a large infrastructure including road network, public utility lines, power lines, and the district heating network. The job is being completed ahead of time and bellow its initial budget. The project has been awarded the Best of Realty 2010 price.

I led the project from its preparation phase thru the construction phase until the successful handover of the apartments to the particular buyers. I managed both internal teams and outsourced capacities, I led communications with the government bodies and local municipality authorities.

 Savant (Czech)  Project Manager  Czech Republic  07/2007 - 12/2007
From July 2007 I was employed by the Savant company (Prague, CZ), who was a British owned construction consultancy firm. I was responsible for the project close-up and claims management on behalf of the owner of the Korunni dvur, a luxury - 255 units - residential project downtown Prague.

 Hill International  Project Controls Manager  Dubai, UAE  03/2006 - 04/2007
From March 2006 I was employed by the Hill International Inc. (Marlton, NJ 08053, USA), who was the project manager on the Bawadi project in Dubai, as a Project Controls Manager. Bawadi was a USD 26 billion hospitality and tourism development with the world's largest hotel with 6 500 rooms.

I was leading a team of engineers and other specialists who were responsible for development and implementation of project procedures and systems to plan, manage and control project resources like cost, time, equipment, labor, and documents. I have been employing several project management platforms for project collaboration and communication during all project phases from master planning to construction.

 Perini Corporation  Program Engineer  Iraq & Kuwait  11/2003 - 02/2006
Since November 2003 I was employed by the Perini Corporation (Framingham, MA 01701, USA) as a Program Controls Engineer in Iraq and Kuwait on the following two programs:

The first program was awarded to Perini in October 2003 as a $350 million Task Order under their contingency contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to restore 400kV power lines, 33/11kV substations, and rehabilitate 40-300MW gas turbine power plants, damaged during the war in Iraq.

In March 2004 Perini received the second program from the US Department of Defense, managed by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA-PCO-JCCI), for Electrical Infrastructure Work in Iraq, worth up to additional $500 million.

My responsibilities on both programs included the following tasks: Development of the program management plans, work breakdown structures, document coding systems, electronic document and submittal control systems for remote sites (Expedition, FTP server), cost and progress reporting systems, risk management systems, and the cost loaded master schedules (P3); Participating in project meetings with the client and subcontractors; Monitoring of all phases of the programs from proposal to commissioning; Cooperating in administration of subcontracts and evaluation of claims.

 Perini Corporation  Project Field Engineer  Czech Republic  07/2002 - 11/2003
From July 2002 I was employed by The Acred Group (Prague, CZ). My position was; Office/Field Engineer at the security upgrade of American Embassy in Prague. I was the assistant to the Site Project Manager and the QA Manager. Both Americans were representatives of the Perini Corporation working for the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) of the Department of State (DoS).

Since January 2003 I have been employed directly by the Perini Corporation (Framingham, MA 01701, USA) as a Project Engineer. My principal duties were to provide technical coordination of the construction process. I provided supervision, communication and translation between Perini and local contractors, laborers and security personnel. I assisted Perini managers with technical and organizational problems along with the construction schedule. I was responsible for the submittals, shop and as-built drawings. I negotiated subcontracts and evaluated claims. The overall project cost was 5.5 million USD.

 Academy of Sciences  Office Engineer  Czech Republic  03/2001 - 08/2002
From March 2001 to August 2002 I was full-time employed with the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Prague, CZ). I dealt with SBRA (Simulation Based Reliability Assessment) method, based on the Limit State Method and Monte Carlo Simulation technique. Also, I worked as an Organizing Committee Manager of international conference Euro-SiBRAM'2002 (Reliability of Structures) where over sixty structural engineers participated.

 Various companies  Structural CAD Engineer  Czech Rep./ Part-time  03/2000 - 06/2002
From October 2001 to June 2002 I cooperated in structural steel design with Konstat company as a CAD Engineer.

From March 2000 to June 2002, I did jobs for the Czech company Blueberry Technologies CR, designing wood frame residential houses in the Czech Giant Mountains area. I was responsible for design of concrete & steel members and foundations, which dimensioning was done according to EuroCodes. Design was done in cooperation with Lubor Trubka Associates Architects.

 Self-employed  CAD Lecturer  Czech Rep./ Occasionally  06/1998 - 06/2002
From 1998 to 2002 I ran my own CAD training company. I organized and lectured tens of AutoCAD courses destined both for training companies and individuals.

· Publications

Probabilistic Assessment of Structures using Monte Carlo Simulation; editors: Pavel Marek, Jacques Brozzetti, Milan Gustar and Paul Tikalsky; ISBN: 80-86246-19-1

EURO-SiBRAM'2002 - Volume 1, Volume 2 (Conference Proceedings); editors: P. Marek, A. Haldar, J. Hlavacek, A. Matousek; ISBN: 80-86246-16-7, ISBN: 80-86246-17-5

Spolehlivost Konstrukci (Reliability of Structures); authors: team of authors; ISBN: 80-0201489-8


· Related Documents

MS Word Acrobat Pdf Resume
Acrobat Pdf Reference Letters (available upon request)

· Contact the following individuals for my references

Christo Papachristou Program Controls Manager Perini Corporation +971-502568950 cpapachr@otonet.gr
Harold Johnson Business Manager Fluor Corporation +1-949-3492000 Harold.E.Johnson@fluor.com
Jan K Staab Project Manager Perini Corporation +1-425-8237723 jkstaab@gmail.com
Sanford Ivy TSS Superintendent Halliburton Brown & Root +93-2819834999 sivyjr@hotmail.com
Thomas V. Boiani Construction Manager Perini Corporation +1-508-6282000 tboiani@aol.com
Pavel Marek Scientist Czech Academy of Sciences +420-604819679 marekp@itam.cas.cz

· Portfolio (Projects I was directly employed on)

Iraq 2004 - Assessment of Qurna 400kV SubstationIraq 2004 - Buzurgan LM6000 40MW Gas Power PlantIraq 2004 - Buzurgan LM6000 40MW Gas Power PlantIraq 2004 - Buzurgan LM6000 40MW Gas Power Plant
Iraq 2004 - 4x65MW Zubayr Gas Power PlantIraq 2004 - 4x65MW Zubayr Gas Power PlantIraq 2004 - Nasiriyah Frame6 40MW Gas Power PlantIraq 2004 - Nasiriyah Frame6 40MW Gas Power Plant
Iraq 2004 - Nasiriyah Frame6 40MW Gas Power PlantIraq 2004 - 400kV Transmission LinesIraq 2004 - 400kV Transmission LinesIraq 2004 - 400kV Transmission Lines
Czech Republic 2002 - Euro-SiBRAM ColloquiumIraq 2004 - Cost Loaded Master ScheduleCzech Republic 2000 - Palac Flora - Steel Truss BeamCzech Republic 2000 - Concrete Beam (30m span)
Czech Republic 2009 - Zelene mestoCzech Republic 2009 - Zelene mestoCzech Republic 2009 - Zelene mestoCzech Republic 2009 - Zelene mesto
Czech Republic 2009 - Zelene mestoCzech Republic 2009 - Zelene mestoCzech Republic 2009 - Zelene mestoCzech Republic 2009 - Zelene mesto

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