Civil Engineer

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Athina, Athens Attica, Greece

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Civil Engineer with 13+ years of professional background in the construction of motorways, tunnels, bridges, residential and industrial buildings. Post-graduate studies in the field of Finance and Business Administration. Excellent interpersonal abilities, wide range of technical skills. Enjoys being part of a team, as well as managing and motivating a productive team. Specialization in Contract – Construction – Financial Management and Quality Control. Additional skills in Value Engineering and Health & Safety Consulting.


Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA, 120 ECTS)
Publications: ‘Valuation of Mergers & Acquisitions. The Case study of a Greek Listed Company’
1. Int. J. Decision Sciences, Risk and Management (IJDSRM), Vol. 7, Nos. 1/2, pp.26–47.
2. International Conference on Business & Economics of the Hellenic Open University (ICBE) , 7th of February 2015, Titania Hotel, Athens, Greece

Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (MEng, 300 ECTS). Specialization in Structural Engineering


June 2013-June 2016: J/V SALINI IMPREGILO S.p.A. – TERNA S.A.
PROJECT: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC)
Site Engineer, Quality Inspector
Contract Value: 324.701.000 €. Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of SNFCC comprising the National Library and Opera of Greece, a Car Park building of 1000 cars capacity, a 120.000m2 Park with a 32m high artificial Hill and ancillary buildings. Special elements of the Project included a 30m wide by 400m long and 1m deep water Canal, the Cliff, the Esplanade the Agora and the 10.000 m2 Energy Canopy generating through photovoltaic panels a peak of 1.5MW of electricity.
Duties: Superintendent of construction of Architectural Steel Works, coordination of shop drawings, management of: subcontractors, BOQs and schedule of rates (SORs), materials’ procurement, certification of works, time schedule and department’s budget control. Handling Site Observations, correspondence and snagging lists issued by the Employer’s Representative. Quality Control: Elaboration of Work Method Statements and Inspection Test Plans, Assurance of the full compliance of the executed works on site against the project specifications and QC standards and procedures (NCRs, materials, design revisions, documentation, etc.)
Distinctions: Value Engineering, introduced to J/V the High Voltage Integrity test for bitumen membranes on inclined roofs, saving time, money and bypassing procedure obstacle.

Design Engineer, Contractor, Project Manager and Technical Consultant of several private projects as a Freelancer. Largest project undertaken: Construction of a 4-storey residential building with a rooftop swimming pool and car elevators on the basement, Contract Value 1.100.000 €.

May 2006 – October 2007: AKTOR S.A.
PROJECT: Egnatia Motorway
Site Engineer, HSE, Quality Inspector, Technical Office Engineer
Three contracts of Total Value 404.000.000 € which included the construction of approximately 12 km of the Egnatia Motorway in Northwestern Greece (Metsovo). In particular, the complete construction of 4 tunnels and 10 connecting tunnels 9.5 km total length, 4 bridges of 2km total length (balance cantilever method), tall embankments and mechanically stabilized earth works, sewers-drainage and construction of the final layer of asphalt, removal of existing landslides, construction and upgrade of all auxiliary buildings, landscape restoration works in all areas of operations and a Toll Station.
Duties: Supervisor of the Department of Earth Works, Tunnel Drainage and Ancillary Buildings. Management and coordination of subcontractors and personnel, materials’ procurement, time schedule, budget control, cash flow and respective reports. Reporting directly to the Project Director. Coordination of shop drawings, elaboration of Quantity Surveys, Bills of Quantities and Certifications of works completed. Handling correspondence issued by the Employer’s Representative. Officially registered as Health & Safety Engineer of the projects.
Distinctions: Being the younger of project’s Site Engineers to handle a department’s budget, forecasting with 0.5% deviation. Zero working incidents on sector of duty during H&S service.

September 2005 – May 2006: AKTOR S.A.
PROJECT: Restoration of a historical building in the city of Corfu
Deputy Project Manager
Contract Value: 2.380.000 €. A historical listed building in the old town of Corfu (World Heritage Sites of UNESCO) initially constructed in 1830, consisting of 5 levels of total area approximately 1.100 m2. The existing bearing stone walls were reinforced by using epoxy-resin injections, anchor beams, shotcrete (gunite) etc. Extensively demanding project in terms of architectural details.
Duties: Assisting and subrogating the Project Manager. Preparation of supporting documents (measurements, surveys) for Payment Certification, Cash Flows, Cost Estimation & Control, Selection of subcontractors and suppliers, Coordination of Construction Works.
Distinctions: Value Engineering solutions on construction issues demanded by the Employer

September 2003 – May 2004: DESIGN & APPLICATION ENGINEERS S.A.
Structural Design Engineer
Designer of reinforced concrete bearing elements of buildings and tunnels.

March 2002 – September 2002: HELLENIC MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS
(Department of Tunnel Excavation and Underground Works)
Internship. Quantity Surveys on Tunneling Projects.

June 2001 – March 2002: DIAMANTOPOULOS FOTIOS ,Civil Engineer
Structural Design Engineer
Participation in the Design and Construction of several public and private buildings

June 1998 – June 2001: TOMI S.A. (Subsidiary of ELLAKTOR Group)
Technical Office- Land Surveyor Assistant
 Pedestrianization of Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street
 New foundation of printing presses of the Journal ‘ELEFTHEROTYPIA’ in Koropi
 Design-Construction of pedestrian zones in the center of Amaroussion City
Part-time work during University studies, assisting Site and Technical Office Engineers and getting familiar with procedures. Conducting Quantity Surveys, Site and Warehouse Logs etc.

Spoken Languages

    .Greek is my native language., Certificate of Proficiency in English – Michigan University, italian (Certificato Medio)