Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2019- Watchdog Real Estate Project Management, a leading real estate owner’s representative and project management firm, announces the hiring of Catherine Duffy as Senior Project Manager and Director of Cost Estimating.
Catherine is a licensed professional engineer with 18 years of experience in construction management, specializing in cost estimating. Most recently, Catherine served as a Senior Estimator for a commercial general contractor, providing complete preconstruction estimates, value-engineering and constructability reviews from schematic design through the GMP phase of many projects.
Catherine also has experience as a Preconstruction Estimating Manager for one of the leading general construction management companies in the United States. There, she led the special projects and interiors division, where she managed an approximate annual volume of $125 million. Throughout her career, Catherine has managed all phases of the estimating process and has focused on specific trades such as electrical systems and MEP estimates.
At Watchdog, Catherine will serve as a Senior Project Manager and will lead our Cost Estimating service line. Catherine’s combination of technical training, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as her experience being a lead estimator and preconstruction manager for large-scale projects has given her a well-rounded base of knowledge to succeed at Watchdog.
“Watchdog is excited to add Catherine to our team. Not only does she have extensive technical training and experience, but her background in cost estimating provides a valuable service to Watchdog’s clients. Not only can we offer comprehensive, conflict-free project management, but we can also provide cost estimating from one of the industry’s most seasoned and experienced estimators. We are excited to offer this service to our clients, and are confident in Catherine’s ability and her focus on understanding the client’s needs,” says Stephen Fean, President.
Catherine has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, as well as a Professional Engineering License and Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) certification.
Please join us in welcoming Catherine to the Watchdog team.