Process and Energy Industry Project Management
Carmagen Engineering, Inc. specializes in these areas of project management practice:
- Planning for overall project execution
- Validating cost estimates and control tools
- Ensuring constructability of the facility
- Strengthening contracting services
- Supporting project procurement
- Controlling the quality of engineering design
- Making Independent Project Reviews
- Emphasizing construction planning and safety
- Assisting in plant completion and startup
- Staffing the Owner's Project Team
We don't necessarily want to manage your whole engineering & construction project -- but we can help get you through some of the tough spots.
Planning for overall project execution
- Evaluation of project execution strategies, assessment of risks, and development of approaches to minimize adverse risks
- Front-end engineering, including testing of design bases
- Development of critical issues associated with the project
- Development of staffing plans for all project phases and work locations
Validating cost estimates and control tools
- Objective and detailed appraisal of capital cost estimates for methodology and completeness
- Scoping and assessment of project cost control organization and systems for responsiveness
Ensuring constructability of the facility
- Develop and implement a structured program to apply comprehensive construction knowledge and experience from design development through construction
Strengthening contracting services
- Development of contracting strategies for the overall project and each major job, with appropriate commercial approaches for each anticipated contract
- Assistance for owner's legal and project functions in preparing bid documents to get targeted results
- Assistance with screening of potential bidders, identification of qualified bidders, and determination of a bidding slate for each job
- Assistance with planning for an administration of the bidding process, review of proposals, and penetration of an award recommendation for each contract
Supporting project procurement
- Definition and documentation of responsibility splits and interfaces between the owner and contractor(s)
- Development of a comprehensive purchasing plan, including expediting, shop inspection, and related activities as well as cost-effective procurement of low-value items
- Development of a logistics plan appropriate to project size, complexity, and location, including packing and shipping, export/import considerations, receiving and temporary storage
Controlling the quality of engineering design
- As an extension of the owner's project team, conduct a program for selective, detailed review of engineering design for mechanical, machinery, fired equipment, instrumentation, safety, electrical, and civil engineering aspects of the facility
Making Independent Project Reviews
- Conduct planned, in-depth, quick-response appraisals of project performance at key milestones to give owner's management an unbiased picture of strengths and weaknesses of the project
Emphasizing construction planning and safety
- Implement comprehensive planning of the entire construction process to provide basis for safe and effective worksite activities
- Perform specialized Construction Safety Execution Planning, to provide specific worksite safety programs in appropriate depth and breadth to meet owner's safety goals
- Provide specialized Mobile Crane/Lifting Safety Program including onsite training for crane operators, foreman, and field engineers, as appropriate
Assisting in plant completion and start-up
- Plan for and assist implementation of required coordination among contractors and project team during the interim between near-completion of construction and initial operation of the facility:
- detailed identification of systems for turnover
- documentation of pre-startup checkout requirements
- delineation of procedures for punch lists and turnover statements
- delineation of requirements for records management
- definition of procedures for close-out and acceptance
Staffing the Owner's Project Team
- Filling Project Manager and other PM Team leadership positions
- Filling PM Team gaps to meet functional or time requirements
- Fielding a complete PM Team
Examples of Completed Work
Here are a few examples of assignments in process and energy project management services that we have successfully completed:
- Evaluate project execution strategies, assessment of risks, and development of approaches to minimize adverse risks.
- Prepare front-end engineering, including testing of design bases.
- Develop staffing plans for all project phases and work locations.
- Make objective and detailed appraisal of capital cost estimates for methodology and completeness.
- Scope and assess project cost control organization and systems for responsiveness through all project phases.
- Assist owner's legal and project functions in preparing bid documents to get targeted execution results.
- Assist with screening of potential bidders, identification of qualified bidders, and determination of bidding slates.
- Assist with planning for and administration of the bidding process, review of proposals, and preparation of an award recommendation for each contract.
- As an extension of the owner's project team, carry out selective, detailed review of engineering design for mechanical, machinery, electrical, instrumentation, fired equipment, safety, and civil engineering aspects of a new facility.