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Maria Gonzalez-Burgos

Maria Gonzalez-Burgos

Englewood, NJ, US

 

About 

I am an Architect with a track record of successful deliveries in complex projects, a practitioner in project management with fifteen years of experience in facility, property management, procurement, contracts, turn-key projects, business continuity plans, and building administration. Implementing a custom blend of methodologies for each organization and project. I believe each project is as unique as the team member with it, involving design, planning, documentation, review and management. Also I have an EPA Universal License and a Certificate from Cooper Union NYC in Building Engineering Systems, Cost Estimation and Revit.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Sargenti Architects, Paramus, NJ, US, Assistant Project Manager

• Lead person for the management of multiples projects for the following accounts: Ardene, Lladro, Marc Jacobs, Alex & Ani, Everything But Water, H&M, The North Face, Warby Parker and Vilebrequin
• In charge of the projects developed in Mexico City, direct coordination with the client in Mexico with the successful opening of the 3 stores for The Children’s Place brand.
• Review and develop construction plans requested by the client, analyze and estimate project cost for labor, equipment and material, monitor progress of all construction phases in compliance with building plans and deadlines, manage correspondence with clients, landlords, vendors, consultants and other personnel involved in projects, review state and local code compliances, prepare reports and presentations for client meetings, work on multiple projects with diligence and commitment, execute site surveys on a need basis, oversee the work done by draftsperson, preview and complete drawings and diagrams created according to project specifications.

Aug 2015 - current
 

Maphre, Mexico, MX, Project Coordinator of Buildings

● Project Management for new branches nationwide, which resulted in expansion of 15 new offices in five months with the implementation of turn-key process on time and on budget.
● Property maintenance, cleaning, furniture, security, institutional and corporate signage. Developed new policies regarding to procurements decisions for services open and fair competition, accountability and transparency. Planning annual investment review and control of contractors and suppliers.

Jun 2012 - Nov 2012
 

Banco Forjadores, Mexico, MX, Building Operation and Project Manager

● Planning, administration, real estate, leasing, architectural projects and construction supervision for new branches nationwide which resulted in expansion of 45 new offices in 17 months with the implementation of project management process with significant savings. Preparation of annual, quarterly and monthly budgets.
● Maintenance and remodeling projects. Managed staff of 3 Architects, 10 contractors for preventive and corrective maintenance program.

Jan 2011 - May 2012
 

SAP, Mexico, MX, Facilities Coordinator México & Central America

● Coordinator of the operational team, employees and contractors: security, front desk, procurement, maintenance, mail, archiving, cleaning, catering, parking lot and recycling. Leading a team of 30 staff of 43,000 sq.ft.
● Project Management: opening and remodeling offices. Planning best allocation and utilization of space and resources for new offices. Budgetary control, contracts and billing.
● Leader of Business Continuity Plan for Facilities, responding appropriately to emergencies.
● Achieve $558,000 in savings during 2009 – 2010 with the implementation of new policies, controls and procedures.

Apr 2008 - Nov 2010
 

Invercap Banco, Mexico, MX, Building Operation and Project Manager

● Projects for new branches nationwide, supervision of works contractors, which resulted in expansion of 40 new offices in 12 months with the implementation of turn-key process
● Property maintenance, cleaning, furniture, security, institutional and corporate signage.
● Planning annual investment review and control of contractors and suppliers.

Apr 2007 - Apr 2008
 

Citibank, Mexico, MX, Building Operation Advisor

● Operation of buildings, inspection and maintenance reports, architectural projects of offices, more than 50 offices in Mexico.
● Control of contractors and budget, logistics and shipment of furniture.

Apr 2006 - Apr 2007
 

Juan Jose Diaz Infante Núñez Architect, Mexico, MX, Architect

● Worked directly with the Architect in several projects, lectures and presentations.
● Supreme Court of Justice, Relocation Project. Mexico City
● Kalikosmia Residential Towers, new Project. 140,000 sq.ft./ 459 ft./ 22 story building. Acapulco Guerrero.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2007
 

Education 

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers

Building Engineering Systems and Safety Regulations, Cost Estimation, and Revit.

Jan 2015 - May 2015
 

Harvard Business School, e-learning

Harvard Managamentor Program

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

Universidad Marista, Mexico, MX, BArch, Architect

Aug 1997 - Aug 2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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