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Dominick's Finer Foods - 1996-1997

Director of Construction

As Director of Construction for the grocery store chain, my responsibilities included the following:

* Management of 4 project managers, approx. 50 carpenters and 6 foremen.
* Total fiscal responsibility for Construction Department ($67 million).
* Coordinate the Construction Department with the Real Estate, Architecture, and Contract Administration Departments.
*Acquisition of building permits and coordination of site activities with developers.
* Supervise project managers responsible for superintendents and in-house union carpenters. Develop, evaluate and implement new approaches or procedures to improve quality and delivery of projects.
* Advance the use of technology in construction management.

Accomplishments included:
* Condensed remodel schedule from 1 year months to 10 months.
* After Dominick's acquired a competitor's stores, obtained permits, converted stores and turned over to operations in 7 days.
* Created a schedule for flow of information and paperwork between Construction, Real Estate and Architecture Departments. Developed procedures for scheduling through close-out for Project Managers.
* Developed in-house computerized project scheduling templates.