Dr. Kimberlee (Marcellus) Zamora, Ph.D. LEED AP BD+C
BS MS PHD Civil Engineering Project Manager Professional with 20 years’ diverse experience in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Industrial, Data Centers, Commercial Buildings, Assisted Living, & Tenant Fit Outs. Project Management skills from conception to build. Additional skills include estimating, scheduling, budgets, etc., to complete complex projects on time & under cost. Excellent at developing relationships with team members, staff, building owners, designers, engineers, architects, trades, state & local officials.
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA July 2019 – current
Construction Management Department, College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Dr. Zamora is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Construction Management Department. Dr. Zamora teaches Construction Accounting and Cost Control, Construction Surveying, Estimating and Scheduling, Construction Environmental Management, Construction Safety and Risk Management, Advanced Project Management, and Masters’ Project. She advises undergraduates, Masters’ projects, and internships. She is the faculty advisor for the Jefferson Society of Construction Managers. She is the department faculty internship advisor and coordinates internships and full time positions for students and alumni.
Torcon, Philadelphia, PA June 2018 – June 2019
Senior Project Manager
Lead multiple project teams in completing large scale projects in excess of 15 million dollars. Managed multiple construction fit-out projects and renovations. Responsibilities included supporting preconstruction/estimating, creating schedules and budgets, buying out subcontractors, reviewing submittals, procuring materials, MEP Overhead Coordination/BIM, updating schedules, subcontractor coordination, monthly invoicing, budget control, quality control, and project close out. Involved in all aspects of building turnover including: punch list, commissioning, state and local inspections. Utilized MS Project, Autocad BIM 360, Prolog, and CMIC for project administration.
W.S. Cumby, Springfield, PA November 2016 – January 2018
Senior Project Manager
Lead multiple project teams in completing large scale projects in excess of 32 million dollars. Managed multiple construction fit-out projects and renovations. Responsibilities included supporting preconstruction/estimating, creating schedules and budgets, buying out subcontractors, reviewing submittals, procuring materials, MEP Overhead Coordination/BIM, updating schedules, subcontractor coordination, monthly invoicing, budget control, quality control, and project close out. Involved in all aspects of building turnover including: punch list, commissioning, state and local inspections. Utilized Primavera, Prolog, and Colonial for project administration.
RCD Group, Inc. Center Valley, PA January 2016 – November 2016
Director of Project Administration
Responsible for managing all aspects of project and corporate administration for demolition contractor in the greater Philadelphia region. Coordinate field and operations for all aspects of demolition work for million dollar projects.
Drexel University, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Dept. Philadelphia, PA September 2010 – December 2015
Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Teaching Fellow
Conducted research, published papers and spoke at conferences for construction and demolition waste recycling. Assisted faculty with presenting lectures, facilitating laboratory classes, grading homework, examinations, various assignments for undergraduate courses.
Doctoral Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:6604
Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia, PA May 2010 – September 2010
Senior Development Manager
Led a project team of internal architects and field engineers, responsible for overseeing capital and ARRA funded projects over 80 million dollars. Acted as the owner’s representative on project interacting with general contractors and construction managers under contract with the PHA.
The Norwood Company, Malvern, PA April 2000 – April 2010
Integral part of project team on large scale intricate projects in excess of $32 million. Responsible for coordinating and presenting in house LEED study classes advising co-workers on key strategies for passing the LEED Accredited Professional Exam.
Bovis Lend Lease, Princeton, NJ Preconstruction Services, July 1998-April 2000
Member of preconstruction team responsible for estimating and preparing proposals for multiple projects at various stages of construction.
Career Selected Projects list
- Colorcon Inc, Harleysville, PA
Global Headquarters, Executive Offices, R&D Labs, Tier II Data Center, LEED Gold, NC V2.2
- St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA
Medical Office Building, Building Demolition, Core & Shell, One Story Parking Garage and Deck
- Liberty Property Trust, Malvern, PA
Office Building, Core & Shell, LEED Silver, Pilot CS, Newton, PA
- Wynnewood Development, Glen Mills, PA
Brinton Lake Medical Office Building, Shoppes at Brinton Lake Core & Shell
Doctorate of Philosophy, Masters, Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, (Geotechnical and Construction Management)
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 2015, 2007, 1998
International Society of Industrial Ecology, Member
Professional Women in Construction, Philadelphia Chapter, Member
GBCA, Philadelphia, PA, Member
Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Volunteer Host Committee Chair, Education Programs Committee Member
Past Team in Training for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Running Coach, Mentor and Participant