Owner’s Engineering & Project Management


Many organizations that own significant assets and infrastructure have not been able to have enough technical service or project management capacity/capabilities to keep up with today’s complex needs, and instead rely on vendors, and EPC(m) (engineering, procurement, construction, management) companies to deliver new assets or upgrades. Yet projects are getting more complex and more difficult to deliver, with higher regulations, new technologies, and increased expectations. Vendors and EPC(m) companies can take very little risk, as they have no assets except their knowledge workforce. Owner’s always end up with any consequences from projects that don’t meet expectations or come in over budget or late in schedule – and unfortunately that is about 70% of them.


There are certain engineering and project management tasks an Owner must do for a successful project, as transferring these tasks to a EPC(m) company too often creates a problematic project. Complex projects require specialized expertise in both the engineering and project management methods – and to do these well requires engineers/managers that are on the Owner’s team and can take the Owner’s long term perspective. ECP(m) contracts are often fixed scope, fixed bid, and when there are the inevitable problems, the tendency is to not do enough engineering or utilize traditional project management approaches. The Owner’s engineer and project manager can supplement the Owner’s team to successfully deliver the project that meets expectations, on time, and on budget.

Our services

  • Complex Project Management, including Core Project Delivery, representing the Owner
  • Independent Expert Engineer representing the Owner
  • Program Management, Development Strategy, Project Portfolio Management, Roadmapping
  • Technology Assessment / Selection
  • Complex Systems Engineering, including non-functional speciality engineering – safety, reliability, availability, quality, etc.
  • Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) Commercial Technical Specification and Bid Assistance
  • Division of Responsibilities
  • Contract Negotiations Support
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Greenfield and Brownfield, including integration of legacy systems with new, connected systems
  • Develop Project Plan
  • Identify and quantify project risks and develop a risk mitigation plan
  • Design Reviews, Audits
  • Quality Assurance / Vendor Oversight

Our example projects and case studies

  • SkyTrain Passenger Information Display Systems Upgrade, Project Management, TransLink, 2017-present
  • SkyTrain Customer and Operations Telecommunications Upgrade, Project Management, TransLink, 2017-present
  • SkyTrain Waterfront Station Power Systems Upgrade, Project Management, TransLink, 2020-present
  • SkyTrain Broadway Station Track Intrusion Systems Upgrade, Project Management, TransLink, 2020-present
  • SkyTrain Tunnel Ventilation Systems Rehabilitation, Project Management, TransLink, 2017-2018
  • SkyTrain Evergreen CCTV Systems Deficiency Resolution, Project Management, TransLink, 2017
  • Esk’etemc Biomass District Heating System, Owner’s Engineer and Project Manager, 2016-present
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