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 Expert  728740

Expert in Engineering Project Management, Project Risk Management, Project Value Improvement

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Expert is a highly qualified Senior Consultant with an impressive track record in Engineering Project Management Consultancy. He brings a wealth of experience, gained from a wide range of international assignments, to both large and small companies looking for a hands-on approach and involvement. His sound technical and commercial background has enabled him to focus on the problems of achieving high performance for clients in the face of constantly developing market forces.

Expert has over 30 years experience in managing major capital investment projects in the process engineering industries. Application of modern best practice in accordance with PMBoK reduces uncertainty and provides clients with a more assured project outcome. Early identification of the appropriate project strategy suplemented by a sound execution plan provides a sound foundation for suucessful implementation.

Expert's main area of expertise lies in the early project phases where the concept and feasibility of new opportunities are identified and the optimum options are selected for scope definition, cost estimation and timescale assessment. NPV calculations can demonstrate the potential returns for clients whilst rigorous risk analyses can prevent uncertainties from becoming disasters. Expert is fully conversant with all types of Engineering contracts from LSTK to totally reimbursable.

Expert is also an experienced Facilitator in the application of PM tools and techniques, conducting workshops in best practice techniques in Project Management, Process Safety Management, Value Improvement Practices and Risk Assessment. In addition, he is a trainer in all aspects of Engineering Project Management. His methodologies have been applied to a wide variety of projects in a range of process sectors to achieve results which impact favourably on his clients' bottom line and reputation. One of Expert's strengths is to combine his technical background and experience in senior management positions with his confident, relaxed style and interpersonal skills, which directly complement his teambuilding approach and ultimately improve his clients' project execution performance.


project management


engineering project management


project cost management


cost reduction


project review


project execution planning


project planning

Expert is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with a wide international experience in managing multi-disciplined engineering teams. Process engineering projects bring specific challenges to the plant design, not just in the process technology, but increasingly in Health, Safety and Environmental Protection. Expert has a broad expeience in these industries from upsteam oil and gas through production and export systems to chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacture as well as utilities production. Engineering management requires not just technical expertise but also the ability to manage resources effectively, and Expert is well-versed in this area. Recruitment of the necessary quality and quantity of resources, building and motivating the team and getting a high level of earned value for the manhours spent on the necessary engineering deliverables are all essential attributes that Expert possesses.

chemical project engineering




engineering management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1968   BSc (Eng)   Chemical Engineering   University College, London University, UK   2nd Class
1987   MBA   Project Management   Open University, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to





Principal Consultant


Company Director and Principal.

1993 to 1995


Miller Environmental Ltd



Managing Director


Had total P&L responsibility for UK specialist environmental engineering company.

1990 to 1993


Yorkshire Water




Commercial Director


Was responsible for new business development and Director of non-core projects for recently privatised UK utility. Projects included Engineering, Procurement and Construction of major water supply, public health and sanitation works.

1984 to 1990


Costain Engineering




Project Director


Director of Major Projects. Consultancy, Feasibility, FEED, EPC and LSTK. Worldwide.

1977 to 1984


Burmah Castrol




Senior Project Manager


Managing Major Projects. Consultancy, Feasibility, FEED, EPC and LSTK. Worldwide.

1972 to 1977


Petrolite Inc




Project Engineer


Project Engineering for major oil & gas processing systems supplier. Eastern Hemisphere operations.

1968 to 1972






Project Engineer


Works Project Engineer in Petrochemicals production. UK based.

Career Accomplishments:

FEANI, UK Engineering Council, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Association for Project Management.


Eur Ing, C Eng, FIChemE, FAPM

Professional Appointments

Managing Director, Projects Director, General Manager, Senior Project Manager.

Publications and Patents Summary

14 publications and one book in review.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1985 to 1990   NIREX   Project Manager   Responsible for managing consultancy team engaged in developing and ranking options for nuclear waste disposal.
2001 to 2002   Egyptian PERRP   Technical Manager   Responsible for managing expert technical team engaged in developing options for privatising Egyptian Chemical Industry.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was engaged by a North African client to lead a team to conduct a FEED study for a new Field Development in the Sahara. Duties included recruiting team members, identifying and selecting suitable consultants and contractors, and mobilising and motivating the team. The preparation of a detailed execution plan demanded a comprehensive list of deliverables, manhour and cost estimates, FEED schedule, and performance standards. The project duration was nine months and the successful outcome was a report that contained all the necessary information for the client to make a stage-gate decision and award an EPC contract for the Production Facilities and Pipelines.
  • Expert was engaged by an Australian client to lead a team to conduct a study for the strategic development of his oil refining business in Australia. The execution plan demanded a production of a tentative list of deliverables, manhour and cost estimates, schedule, and performance standards, but had to be flexible enough to allow exploration of viable alternatives. The work involved examination of new technologies and equipment, investment appraisal and high-level risk assessment. Part of this required facilitating workshops with senior managers to ensure good stakeholder alignment. This was followed up by project strategy and implementation planning at various current and proposed new operational sites. The project duration was twelve months and the successful outcome was a report that contained all the necessary information for the client to make a first stage-gate decision on the way forward.
  • Expert was engaged by an Australian client to conduct a peer review on a project that was forecasting substantial overspend and time overrun. Together with a small team, he reviewed the project and ascertained that best practice had not always been followed and a number of decision quality assessments had been overlooked. A remedial plan was identified that reduced the potential overspend significantly and had some impact on minimising the effect of time overrun. The Review lasted for two months and the client was satisfied with the outcome.
  • Expert was engaged by a Middle Eastern Client to act as Project Engineering Manager in a Client Project Management Team for a proposed Petrochemical Plant. The work involved oversight of two major European Contactors in their Home Offices to ensure compliance with the LSTK Contract requirements and good engineering practice. The technology was supplied by major international licensors. The duration of of the design and procurement phase was 18 months and the output was a set of AFC packages for use by international construction contractors.
  • Expert was engaged by an Egyptian client to act as Technical manager of a team examining options for the Egyptian Government in privatising their Chemical Industry. A large number of businesses were examined covering a wide range of products. Technical and commercial appraisals of these businesses were made and a number of quality candidates were identified for sale or flotation. Prospectuses were prepared for these candidates. The programme lasted twelve months and the client was satisfied with the deliverables.
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Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1981 to 1983   USA   Expert was Project Manager on a number of specialised process plant applications for US and Canadian Clients.
1999 to 2005   Middle East   Expert was Project Director or Manager on a wide variety of projects for clients in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Egypt and Libya. Mainly in Oil and Gas production but also some refining, petrochemicals and power generation projects.
2006 to 2007   Australia   Expert was Project Manager on a series of Oil Refinery upgrade projects. Also leader of a team examining front-end strategic developments in refining.
2004 to 2005   Europe   Expert was Project Engineering Manager for a large Petrochemical project being designed in Home Offices of leading Process Engineering Contractors.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He has a basic grasp of conversational German.

Market Research:
Engineering Project Management Best Practice, Petroleum Refining Business Strategy, Privatisation of Chemical Industry.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Delivered training and seminars in Project Management Best Practice, Project Risk Management, Value Improvement, Value Engineering, Project Execution Planning, Process Hazard Analysis, HSE Benchmarking, Project Health Safety and Environmental Reviews, Process Design, Operations, Safety and Reliability, and Procurement Strategy.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Vendor pre-qualification, Vendor capability and quality assessment, Invitations to Bid, Bid Evaluation

Other Skills and Services

Workshop Facilitation (Risk, Value, HAZOP etc), Peer Review (Project Performance), Stakeholder Analysis, Benchmarking, Identifying Critical Success Factors for projects, Developing Key Performance Indicators.


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