Project Manager, National Park Service, Northeast Regional, Architectural Preservation Division, Lowell, Massachusetts.  10/96-4/06.

The Architectural Preservation Division is a Program Center of the National Park Service Northeast Region, providing technical preservation services to 85 National Park Service sites.  Principal responsibilities included:

  • Development, negotiation, and management of A/E and Construction Contracts.
  • Supervision of day labor project work by the APD preservation crew.
  • Coordinating the work of APD staff Architects and Architectural Conservators on design and construction projects.
  • Frequent and extensive contacts with stakeholder groups such as the New York Landmarks Conservancy and New Jersey Governor’s Commission on Ellis Island, representing APD at project planning and status meetings.
  • Coordination of project work through communications with Park Superintendents and staff, and Regional Office/Denver Service Center management and professional staffs.
  • Development of Project Agreements, Indefinite Quantity Contract Task Orders, cost estimates, contract documents, and completion reports for project work.
  • Conducting assessments of structure condition and physical evolution using a variety of investigative techniques including portable x-ray machines, borescopes, and limited destructive investigation.
  • Providing technical support to parks on Section 106 compliance, accessibility, and rehabilitation issues.
  • Supporting the administrative function of the APD by developing database and spreadsheet applications for construction cost estimating, project cost tracking, condition assessment, and crew scheduling.