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Steven L. Sims, PE, PMP

Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, US Navy

Dumfries, United States
Industry Category: Facility - Building Owners
Relocation Preferences: Remain in Virginia
Personal Website Link:: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-sims/b/57b/a61/
Seeking a senior leader position in facilities, engineering & construction management, technical & non-technical services management, contracting/procurement, or general administration.

Steven L. Sims, PE, PMP'S Overview

Resume:

Steven L. Sims, PE, PMP

Captain, Civil Engineer Corps (Seabees), U.S. Navy

I am an accomplished facilities and construction management professional with 25 years experience driving streamlined and optimized organizational performance spanning facilities, administrative, logistics, and general operations. I possess extensive leadership and management experience with a proven ability to lead large teams and maximize available resources. I am capable of critically evaluating evolving requirements and responding with swift, cost-effective solutions.

I offer an extensive background in the executive management of high-value, matrixed organizations and a record of long-term success in the United States Navy. I am confident I can continue my record of success. Some highlights of my career include:

* Led a 325-person organization in management of a 95-square mile complex supporting over 25,000 people with $1.8B infrastructure value and a $1B facilities construction, operation, maintenance and recapitalization program. Successfully directed a record setting pace for award, design and execution of construction, maintenance and repair for operational, administrative, academic, aviation, dormitory, retail and recreational facilities, utilities and roads; incl four academic institutions and a new $210M joint venture residential complex with over 1,100 homes.

* Managed a $250M initiative to deliver critical enhancements integrating automated meters via new IT infrastructure throughout the US Navys global domain, achieving a 50% schedule improvement for this 37-month project.

* Spearheaded an engineering team of 25 civilian-military personnel to complete 50 global and disparate construction projects, creating effective solutions for all logistical, construction, and facility maintenance challenges.

* Supporting a group of diverse constituents, spearheaded a multi-national team of 25 engineers and technicians and a 120-person Navy Seabee company to complete 50 disparate construction projects in ten East African and Indian Ocean nations, crafting effective solutions for all cultural, logistical, construction and transportation challenges, to include design & construction of a dozen schools.

* As director of a 170-person Navy Seabee construction company, successfully completed 15 horizontal and vertical construction projects over a 14-month period with emphasis on safety and quality, completing all projects on schedule, within budget, and with zero lost-time mishaps.

COMPLETE RESUME FOLLOWS:

25 years of domestic and international leadership and management in positions of increasing responsibility, including the executive level, over programs exceeding $1B. Provided strategic leadership of diverse staffs, effectively delivering high quality programs and services. Results-oriented customer service provider, communicator, fiscal manager, problem solver and mentor.

Leadership Competencies
* Change Management                          * Plans, Programs and Budgets
* Program, Project Management             * Cost Analysis and Negotiation
* Risk and Innovation                            * Contracting and Procurement
* Developing Effective Teams                 * Operations and Maintenance   
* Decision Makingand Problem Solving    * Design and Construction Mgmt
* Workforce Development                      * Investigations and Compliance

Core Accomplishments

* ORGANIZED AND MANAGED TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS, DELIVERING A WIDE VARIETY OF PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS.
  - Led a 25-person multi-national team with diverse skill sets; worked with US and host-nation clients and partners, overcoming cultural, transportation, technological and other logistics challenges, to direct 50 construction projects valued at $10M in remote Eastern African and Indian Ocean locations; small investment achieved large strategic gains by providing humanitarian assistance to local communities while improving regional stability and security.
  - Led a 325-person organization in management of a 95-square mile complex with $1.8B-$2.2B plant value and a $1B program to deliver new construction, facilities maintenance, repairs and modernization, and other services for administrative, academic, recreational, residential, retail and warehouse facilities, utilities, and roads and bridges.

* ABILITY TO THINK STRATEGICALLY. Competitively selected to revive a stalled effort; assembled an expert team and drafted the Navys long-term ashore infrastructure strategy. Upon appointment of a new CEO, again selected as a strategic thinker to assist in developing the CEOs strategic corporate guidance; recognized by the CEO as making a priceless contribution to bring this guidance to life.

* ANTICIPATED FUTURE CONSEQUENCES AND TRENDS (STRATEGIC and OPERATIONAL AGILITY). Met annual budget and procurement targets weeks ahead of schedule, positioning the team to successfully compete for, receive and obligate reprogrammed end-of-fiscal-year funds to meet additional priorities.

* DEVELOPED, PROCURED AND NEGOTIATED COMPLEX CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS. Successfully directed a record setting pace for timely award and execution of contracts, obligating all fiscal year funds available, consistent with established priorities. Personally led negotiations to award contracts and resolve complex, post-award disputes.

* PLANNED AND ORGANIZED RESOURCES, INCLUDING STAFFING AND BUDGETS. Led program development and justification for $4.7B fiscal year funding for 72 US Navy bases as well as corporate and 12 regional headquarters, ensuring operational continuity across 27 functional areas and client services.

* SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATIVE, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL TEAM MEMBERS TO MEET CLIENT NEEDS. As the principle advisor for strategy and future plans to the chief executive officer of a global enterprise, led a diverse organization responsible for installation strategy, joint and future basing planning and implementation, process improvement management, business management, and planning and programming to support 72 US Navy bases worldwide. Coordinated with client enterprises to establish, communicate and manage expectations.

* EMPLOYED LOGICAL METHODS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WITH EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS.
  - Accelerated a 37-month schedule by 50% for a $250M program to integrate and automate electric, gas, water and steam utilities systems across the US Navys global domain by aligning and integrating local, regional, contractor and headquarters interdisciplinary staff planning and execution efforts, driving the outcome from strategic failure to on-time operability.
  - Developed and implemented a comprehensive plan to integrate two disparate organizations as a single, cohesive team, improving cradle-to-grave program management; provided a single customer interface for all construction projects as well as a 15% reduction in internal transactions, such as task order modifications and funding requests.

Professional Experience

* Inspector General
(Analogous to Senior Vice President, Compliance and Investigations)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, DC (2012 2013)
Advised senior executives on policy and operational impacts for a 17,000 person, $11B global enterprise. Increased investigation close-out rate by 67%, reducing backlog by 27% despite an 18% workload increase.

* Deputy Commander for Public Works Business Line Operations
(Analogous to Associate Vice President)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, DC (2011 2012)
Senior leader for a global public works business line providing $4.5B in services via 10,000 professional and trades employees through four major product lines covering facilities management and sustainment, utilities and energy management, vehicle and weight-handling equipment support, and facility and base operating support contracting.

* Force Engineer (Analogous to Vice President)
Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Ville de Djibouti, Djibouti (2009 2011)
Led an international team of 25 engineers and technicians to identify, plan, program, design, execute and assess humanitarian assistance and other construction projects, promoting regional security while aiding local communities throughout the 10-nation, 2-million square mile Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean region.

* Special Assistant to the Commander
Navy Installations Command, Washington, DC (2009 2009)
Responsible to the chief executive officer for coordinating the Navys shore requirements to improve and manage communications and set expectations with and support to 13 client enterprises. Personally assisted the new CEO in articulating a new strategic vision for the enterprise.

* Director, Strategy and Future Requirements
(Analogous to Senior Vice President)
Navy Installations Command, Washington, DC (2008 2009)
Competitively selected during this assignment as Director, the principle advisor for strategy and future requirements to the chief executive officer of a global enterprise; led a diverse organization responsible for installation strategy, joint and future basing planning and implementation, process improvement management, business management, and planning and programming to support 72 US Navy bases worldwide.

* Director of Public Works (Analogous to Associate Vice President)
Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, VA (2005 2007)
Led a 325-person organization in management of a 95-square mile complex supporting over 25,000 people with $1.8B-$2.2B infrastructure value and a $1B facilities construction, maintenance and modernization program. Successfully directed a record setting pace for award and execution of contracts for construction, maintenance and repair of operational, administrative, academic, dormitory, retail and recreational facilities, utilities and roads; included four academic institutions and a new $210M joint venture residential complex with over 1,100 homes.

* US Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer (24 years)
In addition to positions listed above, 24-year career in the US Navy included: construction project manager, service contract director, federal contracting officer/procurement specialist, CEOs executive assistant, training and readiness officer, SEABEE construction company director, executive housing director, and regional facilities planning director. Led organizations of over 325 personnel with up to 25 direct reports and had oversight over 10,000 to 20,000 person organizations. Managed multi-million dollar budgets, and drove multi-billion dollar programs.

* Assistant Regional Engineer
Maryland State Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD (1988 1989)
Following college graduation, spent one year before entering the Navy working on transportation planning and project planning activities; conducting public meetings and supporting environmental documentation for projects; addressing residents concerns and preparing responses for senior executives; and assisting with six-year funding program preparation.

Professional Education and Certifications
* University of Florida, Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering
* Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
* Darden School of Business, Univ of Virginia, The Executive Program
* US Army Command and General Staff College, Strategic Planning
* Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
* Project Management Professional (PMP)
* DoD Defense Acquisition Corps,
    DAWIA Level 3 (Contracting)
    DAWIA Level 3 (Facilities Engineering)
* Current SECRET clearance; prior TOP SECRET/SCI

Related keyword: Change Management, Plans Programs and Budgets, Program and Project Management, Risk and Innovation, Contracting, Acuisition and Procurement, Supply Chain Logisitics and Services, Cost Analysis and Negotiation, Developing Effective Teams, Operations and Maintenance, Workforce Development, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Design and Construction Management, Investigations Readienss and Regulatory Compliance

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