Details of John Lanman
Project Director Orlando, United States
Industry Category: Building Owners
Relocation Preferences: Southeast
1352 Castle Pines Ct Reunion, Florida 34747
To whom it may concern,
A results-oriented construction project management professional with a demonstrated track record of turning around troubled projects and bringing them to completion within time and budget requirements, I am currently seeking new challenges in a senior-level project management role. I am highly skilled in analyzing and resolving complex problems and have been consistently recognized for my abilities to excel in difficult and demanding situations. I am certain to make a welcome addition to your team.
Throughout my career, I have served as a Project Director for Harrahs Entertainment, Senior Construction Manager for Universal Studios CityWalk project, and Senior Project Manager at Hubbard Construction. A selection of my achievements includes:
Took over and successfully completed a troubled floating Casino project on time and within budget. The project was $65M over budget and 17 weeks behind schedule.
Turning around a hotel project that was $7M over budget, bringing in new contractors to complete the project on time and within budget.
Completing the troubled City Walk project 7 days ahead of the original schedule following the termination of the shell contractor who had requested 3 extra months and $35M more to complete the project.
My background includes overall project responsibility from conception to final completion. It includes initial project programming and master planning. It also included the selection, contracting and management of the design team, governmental permitting and compliance with governmental regulations, the selection, contracting and management of the contractors, development and oversight of the projects budgets and schedules, change management and final project closeout.
The types of projects in my broad base of experience include casinos, high-rise hotels, entertainment complexes, theaters, convention and sports facilities, hospitals, physicians office buildings, wastewater treatment facilities, restaurants and industrial projects,
Please accept this letter and attached resume as an introduction to my professional experiences. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss how my expertise in contractor management, problem resolution, negotiations, and client relations would contribute to your companys success. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
John Lanman'S Overview
1152 Castle Pines Ct Reunion, Florida 34747
SENIOR-LEVEL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Results-oriented construction project management professional with demonstrated track record of turning around troubled projects and bringing them to completion on time and within budget. Highly skilled at analyzing and resolving complex problems. Excel in difficult and demanding situations. Background includes 13 years of experience working for general contractors and 12 years of experience as owners representative on commercial, industrial, and wastewater projects.
Project Management Contractor Management Budget Management Scheduling
Program Management Staff Management Problem Resolution Negotiations Client Relations
HARRAHS ENTERTAINMENT, Las Vegas, Nevada 2000-2008
Project Director: Spearheaded construction projects ranging from $1M to $500M, including initial project programming master plan development, budgeting, project scheduling, change orders, payment applications, and field direction, ensuring all projects were completed on time and within budget. Interfaced with client and corporate management to secure design approval and ensure their portions of projects were purchased and scheduled for installation. Prepared capital submissions. Hired and managed architects, engineers, and interior designers. Selected general contractors and served as Harrahs on-site representative throughout construction. Coordinated testing agencies, specialty consultants, signage packages, and FF&E purchasing firms.
Took over and successfully completed a troubled floating casino project on time and within budget. The project was $65M over budget and 17 weeks behind schedule.
Turned around hotel project that was $7M over budget, bringing in new contractors to complete project on time and within budget.
Completed 24 projects at 2 major properties totaling more than $200M within budget and with minimal disruption on time and within budget.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, Orlando, Florida 1997-2000
Senior Construction Manager: Directed all aspects of field construction on extremely challenging site for CityWalk project. Managed 4-person staff, developed project schedule, provided field direction to shell contractor and 7 tenant finish contractors, and liaised with all contractors throughout site. Ensured architect responded to RFIs, approved submittals, and issued directives in timely manner. Held daily site construction meetings with all affiliated contractors and subcontractors to effectively coordinate all work material deliveries, laydown areas, and hardscape construction.
Completed $200M troubled CityWalk project 7 days ahead of original schedule following termination of shell contractor who had requested 3 extra months and $35M more to complete project.
HUBBARD CONSTRUCTION, Fairview Heights, Illinois 1996-1997
Senior Project Manager: Tasked with providing construction management services to client with troubled floating casino project. Successfully negotiated general contractors GMP to lump sum agreement, streamlined project schedule, and developed bidding strategies for remainder of project.
Reduced GMP $6M by providing entire project estimate and negotiating land-based budget.
Completed $120M project 6 weeks ahead of schedule.
Career Note: Previous positions included Senior Project Representative at Landmark Contract Management as well as Senior Estimator and Project Manager at Bauer Brothers Construction.
Business and Accounting Coursework
Eastern Illinois University
Detailed project list available upon request