• Updated 3 months ago

About Yaima Paez Alcantara (Available Full-Time; Miami Area)

Yaima, although not currently in the construction industry, wants an opportunity to reenter and build a career.  Her father is a civil engineer in Cuba.  She worked for a small, Doral, FL, based contractor for a year, in 2018/19, part time assisting with estimating take-offs and contract administration. She does read plans. Unfortunately, they did not have enough work to hire her full time so she stayed employed at her current employer.  Her current employer is a client of the company she worked with in Cuba who brought her to the US to be a liaison between the Travel Agency in Cuba and the business here that works with the Cruise lines for travel packages. She is the package estimator and handles all the logistics for the Miami office servicing Norwegian Cruise Lines.  She lives in Coral Gables and currently works in Mid-town, Miami. She currently earns 45K per year for a base salary. Although she makes bonus and has stock incentive, she will make a lateral move on her base to enter the construction industry full-time. Yaima is hoping to start as a preconstruction or project coordinator.


Fuego Enterprises Inc. Miami, FL 2018-Present

Travel Director and Travel Package Budget Estimator

Duties include management of four departments: Accounting, Marketing, Ground Logistics and Product Development.
Support in day to day operations while managing client needs and selling services. Maintaining a positive business
relationship to ensure future sales and company growth. Evaluating the markets to improve revenue. Research and
pre-qualifying new vendors, sub-contractors and suppliers. Prepare marketing plans for quarterly budget forecasting.

Gain Construction Inc. Doral, FL 2018-2019

Estimating Training

Preparing budgetary and final estimate bid proposals, ensuring that budgets, quotes and proposals are accurate and
completed with professional quality. Read and study bid package documents to develop bid/trade scopes and ensure that
all bids are prepared in a manner consistent with those documents, i.e. instructions to bidders, scope narratives, plans,
specifications, etc. Review General/Special Conditions and Contract language of Project to be bid for acceptability with The
Company Corporate Philosophy. Develop detailed quantity takeoffs, evaluate construction labor rates and subcontractor
cost estimates and proposals.

Skills and Certifications

General Contracting Certification

OSHA Training

Components for Safety Training

Bluebeam Revu

On-Screen Takeoff


Building Connected



Spanish Fluency

Microsoft Office Suite



Yaima Paez Alcantara Available Full-Time; Miami Area