Jane Elizabeth Orr has 20 years’ experience in complex construction programs/projects, successfully managing schedules, budgets and associated changes, ensuring value for owner’s expenditures and implementing best practices including safety and material management.
In the role of program manager, all of Jane’s engineering, construction and leadership experience has come together. She understands the importance of clearly defining the goals and objectives of each project and providing the owner with the tools needed to get them from conception to completion. As you will see from the project, experience listed below, Jane’s experience is comprehensive and she has worked in all phases of project development.
As a civil field engineer, Jane began her career ensuring the implementation of the design, while overseeing contractors. She was responsible for capturing the data and preparing reports for air quality, storm-water management and progress. Jane’s communication skills quickly led to the construction management of many ground breaking civil projects. During the pre-construction phases, she worked with zoning officials, members of the community, including Police, Fire, DOT, to ensure projects developed allowed access for emergency response, mitigated negative impacts to traffic during construction, and to ensure the final project fit within the community.
During construction activities, Jane has successfully managed a variety of construction contractors and trades. On many construction projects, Jane served as the owner’s representative, working with contractors to obtain their input for constructability and value engineering. This step led to successful implementation of design, while protecting the owner’s investment. In addition, Jane has prepared cost estimates, including the Great Park in Irvine, Ca. over 1,100 acres of proposed park and assisted owners in procuring construction services.
As civil/structural design engineer, Jane has designed building systems for a wide variety of project types including schools, multi-story mixed use building and swimming pools. Building types include structural steel frame, wood-frame and masonry. She also designed structural repairs for renovation projects of historical buildings, as early as 1906.
Program Management – Parks, Municipal Swimming Pools, Sports Complex Projects
New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation [NJSCC]. $1.6 Billion Program – Assistant Program Manager. Historical renovations included schools from 1890’s to 1960’s for the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation [NJSCC]. Projects ranged from $200,000 to 10 M. Projects included design and construction of emergency repairs, including hazardous material abatement, noise abatement, fire alarm system upgrades, interior and exterior masonry repairs, electronic system modifications, and door/window installations.
1996 – Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
1990 – Bachelor of Liberal Arts – History, minors in Italian and English, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
2012 – General Contractor’s Licensure, Virginia
1996 – Engineer-in-Training, Alabama
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
20 years total
1 year with APM