Karen Deshon, PE, PMP

Senior Consultant

Contributes expertise in project management with technical proficiency in risk management, contract administration, and construction management.

Karen Deshon brings over 15 years of experience in engineering, procurement, construction management, project controls, and project management. She is dedicated to ensuring excellence in project execution as she has led and managed small- and large- scale projects totaling over $1 billion. The bulk of her experience within the commercial, retail, roadway, government, and industrial sectors lends to skills gained in strategic planning, commissioning of projects, claims avoidance, risk identification, and forecasting. Karen’s leadership is evident in the successful planning, management, and evaluation of a diverse spectrum of projects. Her management capabilities extend beyond project timelines and documents as she has coordinated subcontractors, in-house teams, clients, regulatory officials, and stakeholders.

Holding several project management positions at a top Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognized contractor, Karen has been integral to overseeing assessments of prime contracts, delay and disruption evaluations, and productivity issues. Her experience includes supporting, and providing testimony for, a litigation effort from the initial complaint phase to a $100 million settlement. In addition, Karen has proven success in problem-solving civil, electrical, low voltage, plumbing, and mechanical issues. This led to her expertise in risk identification, claims avoidance, and dispute resolution.

Demonstrating versatility, Karen’s career has been marked with several large-scale and/or mega-projects ranging from $2 million to $650 million. She has leveraged her diverse skillset to consistently contribute to project success in pre-, during, and post-construction phases. Notable projects in Karen’s diverse portfolio which demonstrate her adeptness in handling complex projects include, but are not limited to, the $650 million Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation in Miami Beach, Florida; the $31 million I-95 and Sample Road Interchange in Pompano Beach, Florida; and the $12 million MIA Terminal-Wide Restroom Modernization Projects in Miami, Florida.

Change Management
Claims Management
Contract Management
Cost Estimating, Monitoring & Control
Delay & Acceleration
Disruption/Inefficiency/Productivity
Environmental Engineering
Forecasting
Mediation/Arbitration
Owner’s Representation
Planning & CPM Scheduling
Project Controls
Project Management
Time Impact Analysis

Juris Doctor
Florida International University
Miami, Florida
2024 (anticipated)

Master of Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
2011

Bachelor of Civil Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
2009

Professional Engineer (PE)
Florida State
2015

Project Management Professional (PMP)
2018

MOT
2023

ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers
Member

AGC, Associated General Contractors
Member

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