Sr. Vice President, Operations - Southern California
As senior vice president of operations for Southern California, Rene Olivo provides additional oversight for projects throughout the region. As a part of the company’s Executive Steering Committee, Rene works closely with company leadership, primarily focusing on supporting each project team to ensure high standards and optimal value for project owners. He also spearheads the firm’s subcontractor diversity initiatives and project participation efforts with minority, women and veteran-owned business enterprises.
With more than 26 years of construction industry experience, Rene has made his career at Rudolph and Sletten, starting as an engineering intern on a cardiovascular healthcare project in Temecula. Since that time, he has moved into management and executive leadership roles, helping open the firm’s Irvine office in 1985 and building an impressive portfolio of work for the company. His resume encompasses notable projects for clients such as Amgen, Ahmanson Theatre, Hewlett Packard, Judicial Council of California, Kaiser Permanente, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, San Diego Zoo, Sharp Healthcare, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and UC San Diego, to name a few.
Experienced in Lean Construction principles, Rene holds a Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and was named among the 2015 Top Influentials by the San Diego Daily Transcript.