William M. Carkin, P.E.

William M. Carkin, P.E.
Director of Construction and Facilities


As the Director of Construction & Facilities for the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), Bill brings 30 years of construction and engineering experience to the organization.

Bill oversees all construction and environmental remediation projects, including bid document review, contract administration, cleanup of sites, and payment requisitions.  He also oversees the property management duties for all company owned properties.

Bill was responsible for the inspection and oversight of the parking garage and new roadway construction at Worcester’s Gateway Park; remediation of The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts; a new industrial subdivision road at Shrewsbury’s CenTech Park; a new sewer main extension on Route 20 in Shrewsbury; the conversion of the former Telegram & Gazette building to classroom and office space; and property management for multiple office buildings in Worcester.

Projects currently under Bill’s management include the build outs of the BrickBox Theater and WGBH’s Worcester News Bureau at 20 Franklin Street and demolition work at the former Worcester State Hospital, now The Reactory, a 46-acre biomanufacturing park.  Former fee-for-service work includes the Sutton Industrial Park and various office build outs in Worcester.

Bill is adept at assuring quality performance by contractors while maintaining project budgets and schedules.  Bill manages cash flow estimates to ensure that funding coincides with construction needs, facilitating on-time delivery.  His years of experience also afford him inside knowledge and respect in the industry.

Some of Bill’s proudest accomplishments are the contributions he has made to create jobs, the reuse of older buildings, and the build out of several industrial parks in the region.


Prior to joining the WBDC, Bill was a Project Manager and Senior Construction Supervisor for Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, Inc.  He has also worked at the remediation of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant.  He was also involved in the Medical City project in Worcester, a $12M sanitary sewer installation in Leicester, and the former Johnson Steel and Wire Factory in Worcester.


Bill earned a BSE in civil engineering from the University of Lowell.  He is a licensed construction supervisor and is a licensed PE.

In his free time, Bill enjoys a wide range of music spanning a 50-year period from the 1950’s to 1990’s.