Cell: (204) 295-9981 | Email: [email protected]
1106 St. Mary’s Road | Winnipeg, Manitoba | R2M 3T5
Acquired 18 years of experience in construction management as a Construction Site Superintendent/Site Manager,Project Manager, Project Consultant, Contract Manager, Managing Director ,Health and Safety Officer
Possesses overall understanding of construction process and sequencing in various types of projects ,commercial ,residential, steel structures, high-rise, roadworks, piling, marine works, cut and cover tunnel, services installation (power cables, fibre optics, sewage, and water supply), concrete works, bridges, landfill and water treatment management.
Experienced in managing FIDIC contracts. Excellent knowledge of budgeting and cost controls, project time scheduling and progress monitoring, building codes, Corporate Management Systems, QA/QC and Health and Safety procedures, in accordance with ISO 9001 standards
TCG-TEE Designation (equivalent to P.Eng. Designation). Was registered to bid on international government construction contracts.
Constant persistence to minimize project costs through staff training, improving construction methods and procedures
Ability to interpret site conditions, identify different working background/culture and personal traits of persons and groups and according to the available resources adapt the organizational structure in order to achieve the Client/Contract requirements
Possesses all around knowledge in most positions of a Construction or Consulting firm organization.
Ability to design formwork and other temporary works
Experienced in international projects with different standards and specifications (UAE, UK, Romania, Greece) site conditions and general practices.
Very good in utilizing MS office applications including Word, Excel, Internet and Electronic Mail. Beginner’s level in AutoCad, MS Project
Completed Greek Navy Service, developing an understanding that strict organizational structures, discipline, honest and direct communication are essential prerequisites of team work
Willing to travel and follow extreme working hours. Driver’s license available.
M.Sc. Structural Engineering (2 years)
Civil Engineering Degree (3 years)
National Technical University of Athens
Researched, prepared and submitted the “System and method for the construction of marine structures to which building materials are supplied using floating means”. It was published in 2002 and the Greek authorities granted a patent in 2003. (ref. no. 20020100452)”, www.sumobrain.com/patents/wipo/System-method-construction-marine-structures/WO2004038107A1.html
Acted as a Project Consultant with the role of Chief Resident Engineer in “Upground Project” a major commercial project in Romania, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpGround
Acted as Breakwater Construction Engineer in Palm Island an artificial island in Jumeirah ,UAE , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Jumeira
Site Management Safety Training Program (CITB)
Scaffold Inspection Training (didac)
PASMA (assembly of mobile towers)
Emergency First Aid
Stamford Care Homes and Apartments, contracted by PMP Construction Ltd. | 06/2018–06/2019
Site Manager (relocated to Winnipeg)
Managed the construction of two apartments (2-floor and 3-floor buildings, floor area 5797m2) valued at $15 million Canadian for a build/design contract in the UK.
Problem-solved diverse site issues, such as staffing, equipment, and maintenance.
Reviewed and implemented the project plan to achieve quality deliverables, budget, milestones, deadlines and safety standards.
Monitored all site activities to meet schedules.
Determined labour requirements. Interviewed and hired staff. Sourced subcontractors and reviewed quotations. Provided selection recommendations.
Prepared or approved method statements.
Managed performance of staff and contractors.
Oversaw and delegated health and safety activities to an internal health and safety officer.
Led regular project meetings with subcontractors, client, staff, managers, building inspectors, and external health and safety consultant.
Documented daily activities and issues. Drafted weekly/monthly reports for PMP Construction.
Controlled purchase requisitions for materials.
Interpreted drawings to identify errors and omissions prior to project start.
Implemented and monitored QA/QC procedures.
Conducted site assessments, identified potential risks, and developed action plans to mitigate risks.
Hired temporary employees as needed and monitored costs to achieve financial goals.
Tsolis Contracting | 2009–2018
Established and managed a general contracting firm focusing on renovations and new construction.
Functioned as a Project Manager and Site Superintendent for varied projects. Managed ~30 small to mid-size public sector contracts such as road construction (earthworks and asphalt), renovations, refurbishing of public squares, sewage pipe laying and a concrete bridge.
Prepared bids and quotes for public and private contracts. Determined specifications for projects for labour, material and equipment costs to develop accurate and profitable quotations.
Managed all human resource functions. Hired and supervised staff and subcontractors to meet regulations. Trained and coached staff.
Negotiated, prepared and administered client and subcontractor contracts.
Sourced vendors for materials and equipment, and negotiated pricing for procurement.
Coordinated equipment rentals, travel, accommodations and all project requirements for projects at remote sites with limited resources; requiring exceptional organizational skills to meet all building requirements.
Coordinated material quality testing.
Performed/ organized land and quantity surveying.
Problem-solved and mediated client and subcontractor issues.
Secured and managed a maintenance contract for a public sector landfill and adjacent water treatment unit over a six-year period valued at $200,000 per year:
Hired and supervised all staff (environmental engineer, plant operators, technicians, electricians, mechanics and labourers), and plant (equipment)
Conducted inspections. Scheduled and supervised maintenance projects.
Managed specialized work of trenching and underground power cable and communication line installations in various locations for telecommunication and utility companies.
YRIA Construction SA | 2011-2012
(officially nominated subcontractor for a Public Works Project and Site Manager)
Project: Extension and refurbishment of kindergarten in Marpissa,Paros
Budget: 0.5 million CAD
Duties :Acted as Project Manager and Site Manager ,communicating directly with the Main Contractor and the Client
Dimand | 2008-2009
Chief Resident Engineer/Project Consultant
Functioned as a consultant in leading the consultant team and supervising the main contractor and designer to construct a high rise residential building and an office building valued at $205 million CAD for a build/design contract in Romania, Bucharest.
Performed contract functions in compliance with FIDIC specifications (internationally recognized).
Organized and led a team (administrative staff, assistant resident engineer, document controller, health and safety officer, structural engineer, architect, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer, and various assistant engineers).
Oversaw the contract and provided guidance to the contractor.
Communicated directly with the client through daily correspondence and monthly reporting.
Monitored the project to achieve overall quality, health and safety, and progress according to the contractual documents.
Reviewed and approved interim payments to main contractor
Led a team of engineers for three major projects in the UAE, including the construction (concrete work Section Head) of a cut and cover concrete tunnel with a budget of $33 million, site mobilization, set up and highway construction, bridges, box culverts (concrete works Section Head) with a budget $189 million, and piling ,pile caps and abutments for an interchanges (bridges) project with a budget of $170 million (substructures Section Head).
Motor Oil Hellas Refinery, 2005
Health and Safety Officer
Facilitated health and safety training programs and toolbox talks, prepared and reviewed risk assessments and daily reports, and monitored health, safety and environmental conditions to eliminate risks.
Motor Oil Hellas Refinery, 2004–2005
Assistant Construction Manager
Performed site supervision for the installation of concrete foundations for piping layouts and steel structure valued at $1 million.
Conducted setting out and quantity surveying.
Oversaw quality assurance and acted as an HSE officer.
General Contractor, 2002–2003
Performed functions of a project, contracts and construction manager.
Constructed concrete foundations and retaining walls and performed renovations within an electrical power station (project value $100K).
Oversaw the construction of a residential property valued at $350K.
Breakwater Site Engineer, 2002–2003
Managed the construction of the crescent breakwater to facilitate the development of artificial island in Dubai with a budget of $200 million CAD in 2002. Coordinated the delivery of material, positioning of floating cranes using tug boats and excavator movements. Functioned as a site engineer overseeing safety, quality, surveying and other site operations.
Site Engineer, 2000–2001
Worked for various Greek firms specializing in concrete works , prefabrication, repairs to concrete structures, roadworks and services .
Junior Structural Engineer, 1998
Designed concrete structures for residential properties for a property developer.