Project Manager (Resident Construction Engineer) @ Los Angeles Unified School District
Board Member, Secretary @ Equity Schools Inc.
Master of Practical Theology @
The King’s University
Rufus Chambers is a dynamic business professional with over 17 years of industry experience who built a successful career in the construction industry. He has extensive experience in construction cost controls and a teaching gift that empowers leaders and individuals to overcome challenges and achieve greatness. He has worked on numerous construction projects in the role of
Rufus Chambers is a dynamic business professional with over 17 years of industry experience who built a successful career in the construction industry. He has extensive experience in construction cost controls and a teaching gift that empowers leaders and individuals to overcome challenges and achieve greatness. He has worked on numerous construction projects in the role of an Owner’s Representative, General Contractor, Construction Manager, and Construction Manager at Risk.
In addition to being a seasoned business professional, Rufus Chambers served as a Senior Ministry Leader at a prominent church in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Rufus began serving in ministry over 10 years ago in a small men's bible fellowship and has served in a number of ministry areas since, consistently making his gifts and abilities available to serve humanity. His duties included handling the executive management function of ministry operations church-wide. He has a passion for the application of the Word of God and enjoys teaching principles that empower people to obtain their divine purpose and reach their full potential.
Rufus has a Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership and a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering. His passionate leadership, humility, servitude, and business prowess have served him well within his professional and ministry tenures.
Specialties: project management, life coaching, ministry development, construction management, field supervision, cost controls, document controls, change order negotiation, claims negotiation and preparation, scheduling, training & development
Project Manager (Resident Construction Engineer) @ Manage all facets of the construction phase of school facility projects including mobilization, construction, and closeout (including DSA certification). Plan, organize, and report project management activities and progress to Senior Management. Perform day-to-day contract administration including bid analysis, preconstruction meetings, and related award coordinating activities. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member, Secretary @ The vision of Equity Schools is to create model, unparalleled, academic institutions that prepare students to be socially responsible, well-rounded leaders within a global, technologically sophisticated community. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 11 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaField Support Program Manager @ Merriwether & Williams is comprised of expert professionals offering progressive insurance services. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego Merriwether & Williams provides commercial property and casualty brokerage services in addition to surety and risk management services. Although we are considered a small firm by industry standards, we serve clients such as The City and County of San Francisco, The San Diego International Airport, Alameda County, The City of Los Angeles, BART, and the Gap. From June 2013 to April 2014 (11 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaChief Officer @ Provided leadership and operational development to 25 departments in a non-profit environment. Led 10 direct report staff employees and a volunteer leadership team of 10 with low attrition in a complex work environment responsible for servicing over 3K people. Facilitated simultaneous planning, execution and completion of multiple projects and initiatives as directed by CEO. Demonstrated strictest level of confidentiality in order to promote proficient work environment and earn/build customer trust. From February 2007 to July 2013 (6 years 6 months) pittsburg, caProject Manager (Consultant) - Facilities Engineering SMODs @ Managed small projects (under $8MM) from concept to completion, including feasibility, scope development, design, construction, and closeout at Genentech's South San Francisco campus.
Genentech is considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, and has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize biotherapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs. Today, Genentech is among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market for serious or life-threatening medical conditions. From November 2008 to September 2010 (1 year 11 months) Construction Manager @ - Coordinated healthcare construction projects (from design development phase through closeout phase with state agencies)
- Conducted project coordination meetings with architects, design consultants, subcontractors, and hospital user groups
- Acted as liaison between contractors, design professionals, local Hospital, and corporate Health System
- Managed bidding process, project budgets, change order, and cost forecasting From January 2006 to October 2008 (2 years 10 months) Project Manager / Sr. Cost Engineer / Engineer / Superintendent @ PROJECT MANAGER
- Managed procurement and buyout process for all bid packages
- Conducted project coordination meetings with Owner, architects, subcontractors
- Managed engineering process, budget, and change orders
SENIOR COST ENGINEER
- Managed the Northern California Cost Department
- Completed quality control analysis and risk assessment on internal financial reports completed by all Business Unit Cost Engineers
- Participated in training program in the New York Headquarters Finance Group
- Performed earnings erosion audit on $400MM sports stadium project
$70 Million Hearst Memorial Mining Building Seismic Retrofit, University of California, Berkeley
- Managed and negotiated Subcontractor Change Orders
- Generated Scopes of Work
- Processed and tracked Submittals and Requests for Information
- Managed Subcontractor Closeout Process
FIELD ENGINEER / ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT From June 1999 to January 2006 (6 years 8 months) Assistant Project Engineer @ - Acted as Agent for Level 3 Communications at Sunnyvale, CA $10MM Switch Facility
- Managed scheduling, general construction, and equipment installation at Telecommunication Switch Facility
- Managed subcontract change order process
- Coordinated inspections and expedited the issuance Certificate of Occupancy for facility From 1998 to 1998 (less than a year)
Master of Practical Theology @ King's University From 2013 to 2016 M.A., Management & Leadership @ Liberty University From 2010 to 2012 BS, Architectural Engineering @ California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo From 1994 to 1999 St. Mary's College High School From 1990 to 1994 St. John's Rufus Chambers is skilled in: MS Project, Cost Control, Scheduling, Construction Management, Coaching, Field Supervision, Cost Accounting, Construction, Negotiation, Budgets, Project Coordination, Process Scheduler, Facilities Management, Contractors, Leadership