Jon D. Armour, PMP
14607 Decker Drive, Magnolia, Texas 77355 (281) 808.1024 cell.
To align my experience and skill with that of an organization whose target goal is to present quality in projects and presence, timeliness in execution of duties, and value in costs. To provide these things is paramount to projects and organizational success.
I am a motivated and experienced Project Manager PMP with skills in design, store and facilities planning, construction project management, real estate acquisition, operations, and team leadership. I possess a well developed knowledge of retail and commercial construction, interiors finish-out, and commercial ground-up and remodeling construction and maintenance. I have outstanding presentation, negotiation, problem solving, and conflict management skills. I am experienced at working with high level investors, contractors, architects, engineers, developers and brokers.
Successful Delivery of cost effective, quality, on-time and on scope projects.
Achieved lease concessions with Landlords valued at over $1.2m over the terms of current/extended leases on a significant portfolio of store locations.
Streamlined Green building techniques, impacts, efficiencies and directives utilizing SWOT analysis. Analysis was utilized to build promotional materials.
Prototyped store construction drawings and implemented major cost savings programs.
Spearheaded the development of other initiatives to control construction and development costs.
I have built consistency in space planning, design, scope development, and vendor and contractor relations through the years in my varying roles.
RSC Equipment Rental-Houston, Texas2006 to Present
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER-PMP
Responsible for a portfolio of RSC rental facility construction projects throughout the United States involving ground-up construction, remodeling, maintenance, brand conversion, and in working with investors; brokers; and developers to identify property prospects and implement real estate development projects and strategies for the company.
Performed design collaboration, materials selection, project planning, equipment procurement.
Created project budgets, scope development, risk analysis, contract execution/ documentation and payment authorization.
Demonstrated PMBOK principles and techniques as applicable to all projects.
Negotiated through governmental and jurisdictional project constraints
Negotiated land contracts and completed project funding identification.
Planned and coordinated maintenance of stores and facilities.
Foleys Department Stores-Houston, Texas2001-2006
Division of Federated Department Stores-Cincinnati, Ohio
GROUP MANAGER OF STORE PLANNING AND DESIGN
As Group Manager of Store Planning and Design I coordinated vendors, consultants, design and construction. I oversaw the development of plans, specifications, field survey information, and coordinated contractor disciplines. The position also required capital expense forecasting, the development of roll-out programs, design reviews and coordination of specific store visual Architectural presentations.
Successful in identifying expense savings of $800k to department.
Coordinated POS positioning studies and implementation.
Centralized non-resale buying
Increased department productivity and reduced turnover.
Facilitated major company store design new and modernization projects such as Foleys Memorial City, Deerbrook, Greenspoint, Baybrook and Foleys Downtown locations.
JCPenney Company, Inc.1987-2001
Corporate Offices-Construction/Store Planning and Design Group
STORE PLANNER AND INTERIOR PROJECTS MANAGER
While a Store/Interior Project Planner for JCPenney I worked with designers to create efficient and open planning and design for domestic and International store projects. I participated in store operational reviews, fixture development, product design reviews and criteria development.
JCPenney Saudi Arabia
Woodward and Lothrop (Woodies) conversion to outlet format
JCPenney Prototype development
Black and Veatch Consulting Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri-1978-1981 (T&D lead Project Draftsman-Coal and Nuclear plant projects, TMPA, FPL)
Mackenzie-Saito Engineers, Portland, Oregon-1984 (Tilt-up building draftsman/Civil Draftsman)
Four Facet Corporation/AQL Test Labs, Portland, Oregon/Atlanta, Georgia-1985-1987 (Operations Manager and Southeast Regional Sales Director)
EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
Project Management Institute (PMI)-Member, PMP Certification
University of Houston Certification in Small Business Development Start-up Program
Mechanical and Engineering Drawing Certification-1978-1981 Joe Herndon Technical School
Certified in Autocad 2005,
Attended: Union College and University of Nebraska School of Architecture. (1982-1984)
Graduated Raytown High School 1982
Texas Real Estate License #0545250 (Inactive) Former HAR/MLS member