Gwendolyn Torrens

Construction Project Manager

Seattle, Washington, United States of America (USA)
Fields of Expertise

Construction Management

Software Knowledge
Primavera Unifier
Primavera P6
Microsoft Project
HeavyJob Manager
Gwen is a creative and energetic Project Manager with over 7 years of experience in the construction industry with recent emphasis on project management and project controls. She excels at coordinating interdepartmental activities and establishing an effective rapport with external stakeholders. Gwen utilizes a focused and participative leadership style to produce high-quality work and meet project budgets and schedules.
Field Engineer II
2015 - 2016
Sundt Construction
Little Rock, AR, United States of America (USA)
Lead Field Engineer with responsibilities to manage the demolition, earthwork, and civil field work and associated subcontractors and self-perform crews for $165 million project to repair and replace the 26,000-ft runway, 4,000-ft landing zone, and 8 taxiways for the Little Rock Air Force Base.
* Collaborated with project team and subcontractors to coordinate and update the project schedule.
* Developed cost and productivity analyses and budget reviews to measure project performance and improve efficiency.
* Forecasted costs and schedules for self-perform scopes of work by performing quantity take-offs and cost estimates.
* Developed scope packages and organized preparatory meetings with owner, project team, and subcontractors or self-perform crews to ensure common understanding and set expectations for scopes of work.
* Developed and managed change orders, submittals, and requests for information (RFIs).
* Reviewed bids and developed contracts and purchase orders for subcontractors and vendors.
* Reviewed and verified subcontractor/vendor invoices and time cards for self-perform crews.
* Supervised work performance, quality control, and safety in the field.
Field Engineer II
2015 - 2015
Sundt Construction
Fort Campbell, KY, United States of America (USA)
Project Engineer and Quality Control Representative to lead and manage document control and monitor project performance on two projects for the Fort Campbell Army Base: (a) $22 million 2-story 108,000-sqft Special Forces facility and (b) $25 million 3-story 110,000-sqft barracks.
* Managed and tracked weekly work plans from all subcontractors to measure the reliability of the team’s work plan and improve efficiency.
* Collaborated with project team, owner, and architect to develop and manage change orders, submittals, and RFIs.
* Documented approved changes in the final as-built drawings.
* Prepared and updated meeting minutes for subcontractor coordination and owner-architect-contractor (OAC) meetings.
* Organized preparatory meetings and led inspections to ensure deliverables conform to project quality standards.
* Implemented approved changes and corrective actions in the field.
* Managed Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Notebook and monitored site conditions to ensure compliance with environmental specifications and state regulations.
Assistant Engineer
2013 - 2015
Turner Construction
Phoenix, AZ, United States of America (USA)
Project Engineer to manage multiple tenant improvement and renovation projects consisting of telecommunications, security, MEP, and structural scopes—each estimating up to $1+ million—at the Intel Chandler Campus.
* Developed and managed log to track changes, costs, and schedules for projects in order to communicate status updates and coordinate schedules and resources, including organizing utility and electrical shutdowns.
* Led and managed document control on all projects, including managing change orders, submittals, RFIs, and closeout administration.
* Organized meetings with project team, subcontractors, designers, and Intel customers to define scope for each project.
* Developed scope of work for each project and issued invitation for bids (IFB) to subcontractors.
* Reviewed and negotiated subcontractors’ bids, and developed and submitted cost proposals to Intel.
* Implemented approved projects and associated changes in the field, and ensured deliverables conformed to Intel quality standards.
* Participated in kick-off meetings, design review meetings, and bidder conferences for the large scale projects.
State Government Intern
2011 - 2013
Arizona Department of Transportation
Phoenix, AZ, United States of America (USA)
Engineering Intern with diversified responsibilities to assist with a highway construction project, roadway material testing, and the Product Evaluation Program.
* Monitored and inspected work performed in the field.
* Managed document control for construction activities, and developed daily reports and contractor change requests.
* Supervised traffic control and enforced safety regulations.
* Performed soil testing to ensure deliverables comply with ADOT and ASTM specifications.
* Communicated with vendors and manufacturers, processed product applications, and managed product data.
* Organized state committee meetings for the Product Evaluation Program.
Associate Construction Project Manager
2016 -
CBRE | Heery
Seattle, WA, United States of America (USA)
Assistant Resident Engineer/Construction Consultant for Port of Seattle to develop and lead the change management plan and payment application process for $700+ million project to renovate and expand the North Satellite while maintain satellite operations at Sea-Tac Airport for Alaska Airlines.
* Developed and managed project change log to track proposed and approved changes, cost impacts, and overall project budget.
* Led negotiations and reviews of proposed change orders estimating up to $700,000 from the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM).
* Evaluated and verified the Electrical Contractor/Construction Manager (EC/CM) payment applications.
* Issued Request for Proposals (RFP) to GC/CM for scope and design changes in the project.
* Conducted field inspections for verifications and documentation of executed changes.
* Conducted program analysis and reporting of cost and schedule, working closely with the GC/CM, subcontractors, and clients.
B.S.E. Civil Engineering
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States of America (USA)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Engineer-In-Training (EIT)
OSHA 30 Training
Construction Management
Area of focus
Civil Works
Public Works
Interior Works