Utility Capital Project Management
February 2-3, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

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One factor directly affecting the stability and growth of a utility is the efficient use of capital budgets. The utilization of effective project management principles will ensure that projects are finished on time and on budget. The methods taught in this course will provide project managers with tools and strategies to obtain greater control over all aspects of a project’s life cycle.

This course is designed to provide project stakeholders ranging from executives, estimating operations, marketing, accounting, engineering, project management office staff and field and support personnel with project management best practices that can be applied to utility capital projects from the utility project owner perspective. The best practices will be broken out into five phases:  Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring and Control and Project Close out. The course will focus on the project planning phase, and the development and utilization of an effective project management plan. For each phase the course will address tools and techniques that will help attendees integrate best practices into their future projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze best practices associated with major phases of the capital project life cycle
  • Identify the major elements of a best practice project management plan
  • Review the project negotiation process
  • Interpret and apply risk management processes
  • Review a project management plan
  • Discuss project monitoring and control processes
  • Explain project closeout



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 CEUs for this event.

Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint Presentations, group discussions, as well as active participation.

Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

Project Initiation
  • Project charter development
  • Project stakeholders
Project Planning
  • Development of project management plan (and how to use it)
  • Contents of a good project management plan
    • Review of a project management plan
    • Group exercise on project management plan
  • Project scope
  • Identification of scope and scope creep
  • WBS
  • Using the WBS to manage the triple constraint
  • Schedule development
  • Basics of schedule development
  • Scheduling activity
  • Resource planning/duration/estimation
  • Cost estimation
  • Quality
  • Quality planning

Friday, February 3, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 -1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

Project Planning – Continued
  • Communication
  • Working in teams
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Communication management plan
  • Communication matrix
  • Effective meeting management
  • Risk
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Group exercise, risk management
Project Execution
  • Contract administration
Project Monitoring and Control
  • Change management
  • Scope control
  • Schedule control
  • Cost control
    • Earned value
  • Quality control
  • Risk control
  • Performance reporting
  • KPI’s
Project Close out
  • Wrapping up documentation
  • Lessons learned


James F. Kuiken, PMP, Program Manager, Leidos

Mr. Kuiken has five years of experience as a mechanical engineer and eleven years of experience as a project/program integration manager, responsible for leading engineering design teams. He is an Engineering Manager for Leidos. He provides contract administration, requirements development, scope and schedule development, project planning, project budgeting and controls, engineering, consulting, management, and design services for complex system, multiphase projects. His previous experience has included project management of a variety of power delivery projects with substation, transmission, distribution, and smart grid projects for municipal, commercial, and federal entities. Mr. Kuiken received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and earned his M.S. in Product Development from the University of Detroit Mercy.

James F. Hannigan, PMP., P.E., Project Manager, Leidos

Mr. Hannigan is a civil structural engineer with eleven years of experience in transmission line engineering and project management. He has been the project manager on a variety of projects throughout their entire lifecycle responsible for scope development, project estimating and budgeting, schedule development and tracking, permit acquisition, procurement of materials, and project closeout. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering as well as his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Worchester Polytechnic Institute.


Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

To reserve your room, please call 1-602-262-2500 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $179.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of February 1 – 2, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to January 12, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.


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