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  • 1. JAMES (JIMMY) COUNCIL 271 Cumquat Road N.E. Lake Placid, Florida 33852 (954) 895-7366 Cell jcouncil@rocketmail.comSkills & Qualifications: • Wide range of Plumbing and HVAC knowledge on various types of projects such as hospitals, stadiums, hotels, condominiums and industrial applications, both new construction and retrofit. • Excellent management skills & experience overseeing plumbing and HVAC projects as well as running mechanical contracting Engineering Departments. • Developed company standards as it relates to prefabrication, coordination and value engineering for multiple top 500 mechanical contractors. • Strong organizational skills and a dedication to accurate scheduling, trade coordination and “on time” projects. • As a Building trades journeyman plumber / pipefitter through the LU 719 apprenticeship program, I have the practical work experience to understand the complex nuances required to oversee a project from inception to completion. • Overseen as many as 18 projects simultaneously with responsibilities that include personnel, estimating, value engineering, submittals, coordination, change orders, prefabrication and accurate as-built drawings. • Excellent Skills in 2D, 3D & BIM CAD Design with ACAD 2012, CADPipe, CADMech & Revit MEP. • Intimately involved on successful projects from bungalows up to and exceeding $50 million.WORK EXPERIENCE:8/03 – PRESENT--The Design Council, LLC - Lake Placid, FL (CURRENT) Chief Manager Company responsibilities include:  Plumbing and mechanical piping project consultant for project design, layout, scheduling, manpower, code requirements and logistics.  Layout, drafting/modeling and coordination of HVAC, plumbing, med-gas, fuel oil and steam piping systems on new and retrofit construction including research facilities, hospitals, stadiums and condominiums.  Lead Chair for Navisworks coordination meetings on site or with Go-To-Meeting remote access format.  Development of fabrication drawings with complete Bill-of-Materials.  Development of insert and hanger drawings with complete Bill-of-Materials.  Development and tracking of all coordination and drafting budgets and schedules.  Production of project change orders.  Take off services for estimation of new plumbing and mechanical piping projects. Updated: 05/16/12; Page 1 of 4 James K. Council
  • 2. 06/09 – 04/11---- H B Hoffman, LLC. - Dania Beach, FL Project Manager / Superintendent Responsibilities include:  Participate in daily management and operation of H B Hoffman, LLC.  Project Plumbing and HVAC Estimating.  Plumbing and HVAC Project Supervision and personnel assignments.  Purchasing.  Warehouse and equipment manager.  Development and tracking of all drafting, coordination, schedules and Engineering assignments.  Production of project change orders.  Value engineering of all mechanical systems for Plumbing and HVAC projects during pre-bid planning and awarded projects.  Participate in “Total Quality Management” program. Achievements include:  On team for the development of company standards and policies.11/05 - 5/09---------Nagelbush Mechanical, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL (Laid Off) Manager of Engineering Responsibilities include:  Management of 8-person Coordination / Engineering Department.  Management of layout, drafting and coordination of all HVAC, plumbing, gas, fuel oil and steam piping systems in conjunction with all MEP and structural trades on new and retrofit construction.  Oversee development of 100% fabrication drawings, with complete Bill-of-Materials.  Oversee development of 100% insert and hanger drawings, with complete Bill-of- Materials.  Development and tracking of all coordination and drafting budgets, schedules and Engineering Department team member work assignments.  Production of project change orders.  Value engineering of all mechanical systems for condominium and hotel projects during pre-bid planning and awarded projects.  Preparation for 3D BIM projects. Achievements include:  On team for the development of field installation standards.  Development of Engineering Department standards. Updated: 05/16/12; Page 2 of 4 James K. Council
  • 3. 2/96 - 8/03----------John J. Kirlin, Inc. Florida Division - Tampa, FL (Resigned) Manager – Coordination Department Responsibilities include:  Management of 18-person Coordination Department (Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando Offices).  Management of layout, drafting and coordination of all HVAC, plumbing, gas, fuel oil and steam piping systems in conjunction with all MEP and structural trades on new and retrofit construction with a project range of $1-50 million and as many as 18 projects simultaneously.  Development of 100% fabrication drawings, with complete Bill-of-Materials.  Development of 100% insert and hanger drawings, w/ complete Bill-of-Materials.  Development and tracking of all coordination and drafting budgets, schedules and coordination department team member work assignments.  Production of project change orders.  Value engineering of all mechanical systems for required projects during pre-bid planning and awarded projects. Achievements include:  Organizing and leading yearly corporate seminars for project management, field and engineering Departments in order to maintain our place as leaders in the mechanical field.  Development of full “Engineering Department Procedure Manual” used companywide throughout all divisions including 1) ACAD, Engineering standards 2) communication standards between the Engineering Department, field personnel, Project Management and Fabrication facility 3) protocol for communication with Owners, Architects, Engineers of Record and Construction Management teams.10/93 – 1/96------------Farmer and Irwin, Inc. - Riviera Beach, FL (Laid Off) General Foreman Responsibilities include:  Responsible for overseeing manpower, installation, scheduling and purchasing of plumbing systems on residential and commercial projects.4/92 – 8/93--------------Westinghouse - Dania, FL (Laid Off) Journeyman Pipefitter Responsibilities include:  Pipefitting of stainless steel and carbon piping systems for conventional powerhouse.2/89 – 3/92--------------Inscho Kirlin, Inc. - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Laid Off) Coordination Draftsman Apprentice Responsibilities include:  Coordination of MEP trades and production of John J. Kirlin, Inc. shop drawings... the old fashion way before knowledge in a box came along. Updated: 05/16/12; Page 3 of 4 James K. Council
  • 4. EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Local Union 719 Plumbers Apprenticeship, Journeyman 1985 – 1990  Broward Technical Institute, Welding 1983 – 1984  Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, 1981 – 1983  Pompano Beach High School, graduated 1981LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:  Journeyman Plumber, Florida  Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD 12, Revit MEP, CADPipe 3D piping program, CADMech3D piping program, Navisworks, Office’2010 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)References available upon request Updated: 05/16/12; Page 4 of 4 James K. Council

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