Construction Manager

Name : Charlie Govatsos
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Stoneham,MA
Job Title Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : none
Objective : Construction management for a small to medium sized CM firm or a developer that has an in house construction entity
Resume :  



Banks, Office Buildings, Distribution Centers, Hotels, Laboratories, Condominium Developments, Schools, Assisted Living Facilities, Restaurants, Chip Manufacturing Facility


  Over 25 years of experience in high-end commercial, industrial new construction as well as renovation projects both as a business owner and as an employee

  Track record of successfully completing multi-million dollar projects by developing partnerships, coordinating trades, creating and managing productive teams and building cooperative relationships with architects, engineers, local officials, vendors and clients

  Very focused on the bottom line and adept at trouble-shooting cost, construction and scheduling demands


Areas of expertise include:


  Design Build & Development     

  Budget Control and Analysis

  Estimating and Job Costing          

  Construction Planning  and Scheduling

  Change Management     

  Quality Control Management

  Contract Negotiations       

  Permitting and Building Code




Coast and Harbor, Owners Agent, 2009 - 2011                                                                                    

Owners Agent team for a new 1400 student high school in Wellesley, Massachusetts


  Participated in meetings with, owner, architects, engineers, subcontractors,  inspectors and consultants

  Continually analyzed and supervised the current status and future forecast of project activity against scheduling, budget, quality, and quantity criteria in order to ensure successful completion

  Reviewed and approved changes in scope of work

  Managed quality and testing agencies

  Approved applications for payment


Citibank, Senior Project Advisor/Owners Agent, 20062008

Citibanks branch expansion in the Boston area

  Manage design standards adherence, schedule compliance and construction of Citibank branches

  Reviewed and approved Construction Managers GMP proposals and potential change orders during construction

  Monitored quality and directed the Architect and Construction Manager

  Approved all payments to Consultants and Contractors

  Completed 32 Branches in a 20 month period with an aggregate hard cost value of $75,000,000, each completed in 10-12 weeks






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Cathartes Investments, Director of Design and Construction, Boston, MA, 2003-2006                                                                                      

  Managed entire in-house construction activities including design management, scope generation, negotiation and buy-out of sub-contracts, scheduling and operations

  Projects included a 146-unit condominium development using innovative state-of-the-art modular construction techniques which decreased costs by 20% and accelerated the completion schedule by 30%

  Engaged and managed all Design Consultants and Contractors for this $30,000,000 hard cost innovative condo project in Boston

  Reviewed and approved all design and construction proposals, developed detailed scopes of work, created construction budgets, created construction schedules and managed buy outs of materials, subcontracts and adherence to budgets


Daedalus Projects, Inc., On Site Project Representative, Boston, MA, 2001-2002                      

Renovation and Construction of an existing elementary school which was in session during the major part of

the work

  Provided client project management activities for a $12,000,000 phased elementary school renovation

  Monitored and managed the schedule, scope, budget and quality of work


HOK Program Management, Boston, MA (a division of HOK Canada), On Site Program Manager, 2000-2001

$75,000,000 hard cost, eight-month, fast-track project consisted of two buildings, 180,000 SF and 100,000 SF in

Billerica, MA

  Facilities included clean rooms, labs, supporting process systems and office space

  Workforce peaked at 450 construction workers (Aggregate of 2 shifts)

  Managed the entire building process from concept, permitting and design to construction for  Nortel Networks 280,000 SF prototype chip manufacturing facility

  Managed design development including extensive meetings with client departments, architects and sub-consultants to ensure construction scopes were in line with particular department operations and not over designed (scoped) which helped control costs and schedule

  Reviewed and approved change order requests by the client and general contractor

  Worked closely with the contractor in modulating the workforce and budget to meet Nortels demanding schedule and approved all payments to consultants and contractors


Beacon Skanska Construction Company, Boston, MA, Senior Project Advisor, 1997-1999

  Provided project management and construction management advice to clients including Massachusetts State College Building Authority and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  Projects included a new residence hall for Mass College of Art, new dining and residence hall for Bridgewater State College, renovations to Mass Maritime Academy residence hall, and a logistical study for MIT long term capital improvements

  Reviewed costs during design development to insure budget was not overrun


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TPMG The Project Management Group, Co-Owner, 1994-1997

  Provided real estate consulting and construction project management for owners

  Managed the design and construction process for owners, developing pro-forma budgets for alternate uses of existing buildings, and located new sites for expanding businesses. 

Projects included:

1.      Hotel Addition, Boston, MA

2.      Building Conversion, North Reading, MA

3.      Corporate Site Plan, Waltham, MA

4.      Offices/Distribution Center Upgrades, Andover, MA

5.      Assisted Living Facility, Beverly, MA


GRW Builders, Inc., Burlington, MA, Owner, 1984-1987

At Risk Construction Management Company with projects that included:

1.      Hotel Property Rehab, Brookline, MA

2.      Commercial Office/Manufacturing Building, Hopkinton, MA

3.      Hotel New Construction in Rhode Island, Maryland and Massachusetts (aggregate value $24,000,000)

4.      Distribution Center, Woburn, MA

5.      Hotel Renovations


Additional Experience

Computer Vision Corp., Bedford, MA

Senior Construction Project Manager - Aggregate value of work managed $55,000,000

Chalet Susse International, Inc. Nashua, NH

Director of Construction-Aggregate value of work managed - $80,000,000


EDUCATION:          Bachelor of Science, Building Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society



Harvard University: Programs in Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Development


LICENSES:               Massachusetts. Supervisors License.  #CS. 3986

















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