Electrical T&D Project Management: Scheduling, Risk Management, and Budget
May 9-10, 2017
Denver, CO

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Overview

A project manager is an invaluable asset to every power utility, engineering firm, and construction company, with experience being one of the critical tools in a project manager’s toolset. This seminar will highlight project management methods and knowledge areas of electrical transmission and distribution projects. The lessons learned shared by this experienced collection of speakers will give attendees in-depth knowledge into projects similar to their own, bolstering their own project management toolsets.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss a utility project manager’s overview and description of project management knowledge areas
  • Acquire guidance on what actions to take when major problems arise on a project
  • Engage in how to develop a project schedule and properly link activities for a successful project
  • Acquire examples of successful risk management in real life projects
  • Review the various tools used in successful project management and which ones can be most beneficial based on the lessons learned from T&D projects
  • List the lessons learned from a project that was energized 13 months ahead of the schedule and the total costs were within 1% of the budgeted amount and how those can be applied to your project
  • Engage in this project discussion on lessons learned in risk management, project planning and management buy-in
  • Review this project discussion on lessons learned in cost impacts, schedule impacts, communication, staging, and final layout

Credits

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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 0.9 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this seminar.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. :: Overview of Project Management for T&D Projects

This presentation will discuss a utility project manager’s overview and description of project management knowledge areas as they apply to and are adapted for transmission and distribution projects.

Arlee Jones, Project Manager II, Tampa Electric


9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: How to Manage a Troubled Project?

Many aspects of a utility project can go wrong and cause significant negative impacts to the project cost, schedule, and quality.  This presentation will provide guidance on what actions to take when major problems arise on a project and your team is tasked with managing and resolving the project issues.  Industry best practices and standards will be explained and reinforced with real-life examples that have proven to be effective from our experience.  The presentation will cover: how to detect the onset of major troubles, how to identify the root cause of the problems, how to develop solutions to resolve the problems, and what changes should be implemented to avoid similar issues from re-occurring.

Speakers:

Winnie Hung, P.E., Principal, Construction Consulting Practice, Exponent

Susan Bomba, P.E., Senior Manager, Construction Consulting Practice, Exponent

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Scheduling Session

This detailed session covers how to develop a project schedule and properly link activities including; regulatory approvals, permits, engineering, materials, right-of-way acquisition, construction, outages, testing & commissioning, and restoration.

Barbara Mikolajczyk, P.E., Major Project Manager, American Transmission Co.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Risk Management Session

This presentation will cover the basics of risk management and examples of setting up and using risk management in real life projects.

Lloyd Nelson, Project Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Project Management Tools Session #1

This detailed session will review the various tools used in successful project management of these projects with a focus on what can be most beneficial based on the lessons learned from T&D projects. Tools used for scheduling, risk management, cost control, and project planning will be discussed and demonstrated.  Attendees will be able to implement these tools on their current transmission and substation projects.

Ryan Townsend, P.E. PMP, Project Manager, Kenny Construction

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Project Management Tools Session #2

This detailed session will review the various tools used in successful project management of these projects with a focus on what can be most beneficial based on the lessons learned from T&D projects. Tools used for scheduling, risk management, cost control, and project planning will be discussed and demonstrated.  Attendees will be able to implement these tools on their current transmission and substation projects.

Ryan Townsend, P.E. PMP, Project Manager, Kenny Construction


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. :: Northeast Pocono Project Case Study

The Northeast Pocono Project was a $350M regional upgrade project managed by Kenny Construction Company for PPL Electric Utilities in Pennsylvania.  The project consisted of 60 miles of new 230kV, 10 miles of new 138kV and 30 miles of rebuilt 69kV transmission lines along with three greenfield 230/69kV substations, a substation decommissioning, and numerous remote end substation upgrades.  The project was energized 13 months ahead of the original schedule and the total costs were within 1% of the budgeted amount.  Lessons learned on scheduling, budgeting, risk management, and project communications will be shared.

Ryan Townsend, P.E. PMP, Project Manager, Kenny Construction


9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Two Tampa Electric Case Studies

Engage in this discussion on two different projects and the important project management lessons learned from them.

Polk Combined Cycle and 40 miles of 230kv Transmission

  • The dos and don’ts of project planning
  • The effects of senior management buy-in
  • Project risks analysis
  • Advantage of a good mitigation plan

TIA Major Expansion- 13 Kv Distribution System

  • Value of good stakeholder support
  • Effect of customer delays

Arlee Jones, Project Manager II, Tampa Electric

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break


11:00 –11:45 a.m. :: Two American Transmission Company Case Studies

Engage in this discussion on two different projects and the important project management lessons learned from them.

Regulatory Ordered Revised Route

  • Impacts of a regulatory ordered route that was different from team recommendation
  • Impacts to project cost and schedule.

Project Coordination on a Major Roadway Reconstruction Project

  • Close roadway easements and multiple utility companies in one area
  • Importance on communication, staging, final layout

Barbara Mikolajczyk, P.E., Major Project Manager, American Transmission Co.

11:45 a.m. :: Seminar Concludes

Speakers

Susan Bomba, P.E., Senior Manager, Construction Consulting Practice, Exponent

Winnie Hung, P.E., Principal, Construction Consulting Practice, Exponent

Arlee Jones, Project Manager II, Tampa Electric

Barbara Mikolajczyk, P.E., Major Project Manager, American Transmission Co.

Lloyd Nelson, Project Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Ryan Townsend, P.E. PMP, Project Manager, Kenny Construction

Location

The ART, a hotel
1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

To reserve your room, please call 1-303-572-8000
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $239.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of May 8 – 9, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to April 19, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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