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Project Manager Engineer

Heraklion, 712 01, Greece
March 03, 2018

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Emmanouil Fortsakis - Sr. Civil Engineer

Current Location: Crete, Greece Mobile: +30 6932 317 019 E-mail:

Construction industry professional with 36+ years experience devoted to building construction across rail, commercial, institutional, hospitality and residential projects seeking for new working opportunities.

Profile Summary - Skills

Working experience across construction projects comprising Metro Stations, Commercial Centers/Malls, University Campus, Cultural & Conference Centers, Hospitals & Hotels (5 stars), etc.

Ability to analyze project scope and contractual commitments, finalize time span with the client, prepare resource loaded schedule with milestones, and micro-manage schedule at all the stages of construction implementing proper corrective actions and administrating effectively the existing contingency and management reserves.

Skilled in preparing budgets, procurement and subcontract packages, formulation/tendering/negotiation/ award of subcontracts. Familiar with FIDIC and other bespoke form of contracts

Deft at coordinating & working with consultants & architects during design development & construction phases, reviewing design for adequacy & constructability, validation of design, and conferring on design changes

Effective in identifying and assessing project risks and in advising and implementing risk mitigation strategy. Coordinating with management & project participants in change management processes, and resolution of execution conflicts

Proficient in managing contractual obligations/entitlements/disputes, managing project progress to achieve schedule milestones, ensuring compliance with mandated quality/specifications/standards, and cost mitigation.

Focused and result-oriented leader & performance-driven team player with strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills; and ability to meet client expectations and stakeholders’ interests

Previous Experience

Aug’15 – Sept’ 16 Egis Rail (PMC in JV with Louis Berger) as Project Manager (Sr. Resident Engineer)

Jun’ 11 – Jul’ 15 TERNAqatar L.L.C. (Contractor) as Finishing Works Manager

Jul’ 08 – Mar’ 11 Latomiki S.A. (Contractor) as Project Manager

Jun’05 – Jul’08 DEPTAI (Municipal Company), Crete as Resident Engineer

Jun’01 – May’05 JV TERNA SA- EKTER SA, (Contractor) as Project Manager

Jul’99 – Jun’01 JV Psiktiki Elladas SA - EKTER SA (Contractor) as Project Manager

Dec’97 – Mar’99 JV Gnomon SA - Psiktiki Elladas SA (Contractor) as Project Manager

Jul’96 – Nov’97 Gnomon SA (Contractor) as Project Engineer

For more details please see attached Annexure

Areas of Expertise

Project Life Cycle Planning

Design & Eng. Coordination

Pre-Contract Due Diligence

Project Estimation & Budgeting

Resources & Logistics Planning

Submittals Review & Approvals

Resolution of Technical Queries

Site Construction Management

Project Coordination & Control

Contracts Administration/Mgmt

Performance Management

Relationships Management

Team Building & Leadership

Risk & Conflicts Management

Quality & Safety Management



Diploma (5 yrs - eq. M.Sc.)

From: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Rank: 400-410 worldwide

Faculty: Civil Engineer 1975-1981 Rank: 7th worldwide

Professional Affiliations

Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (R.N. 32734)

Member of the Society of Civil Engineers of Greece

Member of PMI and PMI-Greece Chapter (PMI: Project Management Institute)

Member of IPMA and IPMA-Greece (IPMA: International Project Management Association)

Member of ICEC (ICEC: International Cost Engineering Council)

Computer Literacy

MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Autocad, Archicad, Sketchup, Internet, Aconex, BIM technology, etc.

Personal Particulars

Date of Birth: October 16, 1957

Languages Known: English (fluent), Greek (native), French (basic)

Nationality: Greece, EU

Marital Status: Married (1 daughter)

NOC Status: NOC available (Qatar)

Driving License: EU & Qatar

Linkedin page address:

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Construction - Senior Level Experience

Project Manager/Sr. Resident Engineer Egis Rail (PMC in JV with Louis Berger) – Doha, Qatar

Aug 2015– Sept 2016

Project :

Major Stations (Education City Major Station) – Qatar Rail Projects (QR 4.80B), with covered surface area of 30 000m2


Plan, schedule and provide work direction as required in preparation of designs processes, reports, correspondence & related data; and assure the efficiency, adequacy & conformance to overall objectives of complex projects and works

Enforce safety & quality norms, and ensure optimum utilization of resources to maximize productivity

Manage Detail Engineering Designs, Materials & Equipment Lists, Issue for Construction (IFC) drawings, Request for Clarification (RFC), Technical Queries (TQ), Design changes Proposal (DCP), Change Orders, etc.

Liaise and coordinate with client, contractor, and other project participants for resolution of all design & execution issues

Review Project Opportunity & Risk Register, recommend action plans and bring critical issues to the notice of client

Conduct critical path analysis on the updated schedule and advice for recovery measures in case of slippages

Oversee and control project and construction management of all civil, structural, finishing and MEP scope of work

Support project's stakeholder's in obtaining all required permits and NOC’s from concerned authorities

Keep client updated on all issues that are likely to impact project milestones

Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project

Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase, and assist in project closing activities

Review project close – out document and ensure completed packages are handed over by contractor as per handover protocol

Attend site meetings with Client, multidisciplinary contractors for coordination and execution of projects


Raised project productivity by more than 100% over a period of six months after joining

Exceeded turnover target by almost 30 % by end of August 2016 (SPI: 1.29)

Finishing Works Manager TERNAqatar L.L.C. (Contractor) – Doha, Qatar Jun 2011 – Jul 2015

Project :

Construction of Mixed Use Commercial Building (Mall + Offices + Underground Parking areas)

Client: Al Merqab Real Estate

Project Value: QR 700 Million

Description: Totally covered surface of over 250.000 m2 with two-level underground car parking (surface 80 000 m2, for more than 1,000 vehicles), retail and public areas, cinemas, restaurants, offices etc.


Implement all drawings, change requests, for finishing works, and execute approved changes

Review subcontractor’s work progress against contractual commitments and certify progress payments

Assist in vendor and material selection, procurement process, and monitor consumption of materials

Review Site stock and consumption data and advice for optimization of stock

Analyze project documents like MES, material reconciliation report, status of receivables etc. and advice for corrective actions

Manage relationships with Customer, Consultant, and other Stakeholder Management

Monitor progress of project, attend progress meeting with client’s representative

Enforce Quality Policy of the company, Project HSE Management Plan, and adhere to legal & statutory requirements

Initiate and undertake actions to prevent the occurrence of construction non-conformity

Ensure that all contract variations are promptly notified for possible EOT Claims, Contractual claims and Variation Orders

Monitor performance of individuals and teams, measurements against project's baselines


Established company’s Finishing Works Section in Qatar starting from point “zero”.

Achieved over 6,000,000 manhours without LTI (Lost Time Incident) for FW team.

Project Manager Latomiki S.A. (Contractor) – Crete, Greece Jul 2008 – Mar 2011

Project :

Construction of the 2nd Phase of the campus of the University of Crete

Client: University of Crete

Project Value: Euro 44 Million

Description: Complex of buildings for Mathematics & Computer Depts., the Administration and the University Technical Services. Total area of over 25,000 m2 with classrooms, laboratories, student meeting areas, offices, lecture theaters fully equipped with audio visual equipment, libraries, coffee areas and the Surrounding Area of the buildings (over 100.000 m2)


Oversee planning, resourcing, execution and supervision of the projects structural. MEP and finishing scope of works

Provide technical support to all internal divisions like estimation, design and the procurement for the smooth progress of the work

Prepare & review program of works and evaluate weekly job status by conducting weekly progress meeting

Update the Planning Department for periodical invoicing to maintain cash flow

Document QA/QC reports for all projects in line with company policy and site requirement

Coordinate with authorities, consultant, client, sub-contractors and suppliers

Organize & conduct weekly meeting with team engineers, follow up the progress of every project, and resolve bottlenecks

Administer the implementation of HSE with all the Engineers, Supervisors, Foremen, Site In-charges and Labors.

Responsible for preparing, checking and submitting materials & drawings and getting the same approved from the client.

Accountable for ordering the materials through procurement and making sure their delivery as per schedule

Oversee the work progress at site, and enhance construction productivity by optimizing usage of resources, materials & plants

Manage the quality of work by conducting regular inspection and by following the work procedure and MOS.

Monitor projects from design through completion, and ensure defined specifications and standards are strictly adhered to

Carry out all activities in accordance with the project quality plan, inspection and testing plans and contract documents such as specifications, design drawings, and shop drawings

Ensure Subcontractors carry out works as per contract obligations, and within stipulated time frame

Attend the internal review meeting to appraise the progress and bottlenecks, if any, in the project’s execution program

Monitor and control all activities of personnel including sub-contractors at sites in line with the project program & schedule

Follow up the progress of the work, and ensure that the construction works meet best quality standards and performance

Engage QS team in project evaluation & invoicing and verify subcontractor’s/vendors’ invoices


Realized a saving of >1,500,000 Euros for the company, by changing the process of marble supply and transportation

Resident Engineer DEPTAI S.A. (Municipal Company) – Crete, Greece Jun 2005 – Jul 2008

Project :

Construction of the Conventional and Cultural Center of Iraklion (Euro 60 Million)

Description: Cultural Center of Iraklion consisting of Main Hall for multifunctional purposes, Concert Hall and Lecture Hall fully equipped with audio visual equipment and a hall for multifunction purposes, spaces for exhibits etc. Executive Offices, VIP areas, interview areas, control-room, safety areas, restaurant – cafe, Retail Areas, Parking in 4 basements, workshops etc.


Prepare/check/approve all the Tender documents according to the regulations and rules of the Greek State and the E.U., including all the relative documents of the General and Special Specifications of the project

Review & approve structural calculations and drawings and coordinate them with architectural and MEP drawings. Check and approve geological data and results and the dewatering proposals

Check and approve all structural Quantities Estimations and issue the final BOQ of the project (architectural and structural works)

Review and approve shop drawings for excavation, retaining walls, waterproofing and structural works of the project, and supervise execution of the works

Check and approve all Interim Payment Certificates for the Contractor, including necessary changes and variations

Evaluate work progress against time schedule and report status to the Director

Monitor compliance of Safety Rules, and monitor quality of the concrete and the rebar incorporated to the project


Meticulously expedited bidding process to catch up with EU deadline which secured the company Euro 25 Million

Convinced the company council to change the type of contract from “Unit Price” to “Fixed Cost”, resulting in a reduction of project cost by over Euro 5 Million

Project Manager J.V. TERNA S.A. - EKTER S.A. (Contrcator) - Irakleion, Crete, Greece Jul 2001 – May 2005

Project :

1st Phase of construction of the campus of the University of Crete

Client: University of Crete

Project Value: 11,500,000,000 Dr. (~28,000,000 €)

Description: Construction of the Chemistry Dept. building (area 12,768 m2, with laboratories, offices, classrooms, fully equipped lecture theaters, library, student meeting areas, coffee areas and the building Surrounding Area) and the Reinforced Concrete Bearing Structure of Mathematics Faculty building, the Computers Dept. building, the Administration building and the University Technical Services building. Total covered area of over 25,000 m2

Responsibilities: Similar to those of Latomiki S.A.

Achievements: Project delivered on time, within budget and according to the specified quality.

Project Manger J.V. Psiktiki Elladas S.A. - EKTER S.A. (Contractor) - Irakleion, Crete, Greece Jul 1999 – Jun 2001

Project :

“Student Center” Construction

Client: University of Crete

Project Value: 1,350,000,000 Dr. (~ 1,200,000 €)

Description: Complete construction of Student Center with a Theater of 200 seats, dressing rooms, offices, restaurants for students and professors, kitchen areas, coffee area and the Surrounding Area of the building

Responsibilities: Similar to those of Latomiki S.A.


The project was delivered 4 months ahead of schedule to facilitate the students to use the facility in the ensuing academic year

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