Dimitra Karachaliou is a Project Controls Manager with AECOM for the past 5 years and she is leading AECOM’s Metro NY Deputy Project Manager team. She is specialized in interactive cost and schedule performance dashboard creation, project finance and operations. She holds a Structural Engineering Diploma (master’s equivalent) from N.T.U.A., Athens, Greece, and a Master’s in Construction Management from Columbia University, NY.
Dimitra began her construction career working in the Budget and Estimating department of Stern Projects, LLC a construction management company focused on residential renovations. Since joining AECOM in 2016, she worked as a project controls specialist for various multi-million projects, such as NYC Build It Back Program and EWR Terminal A Redevelopment program.
Currently, she is working as a consultant to the Chief of Project Controls and VDC of Port Authority of NY and NJ, managing project controls and operations initiatives for the Authority's Engineering department. Apart from her client work, she is working closely with AECOM's Metro NY Director of Operations on Operation Excellence Initiatives.
Dimitra is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and she has received the CORO Leadership New York Certification. In 2018, she was honored by Women Builders Council as one of the “Next Generation Women Builders”. She is a member of the ACE Mentor Program and she is Operations Chair of PWC’s Experienced & Emerging Professionals Mentorship Program (2020-2021)..