Engineering and Project Services
PROCUREMENT AND TENDER MANAGEMENT
The tender process, particularly for large and complex projects can involve significant expense for the construction supply chain. We can advise you on the most appropriate procurement process to minimise construction risk, whilst maintaining commercial tension during the tender process so you achieve low risk, best value project delivery with your chosen partners.
PROJECT EXECUTION-MONITORING AND CONTROL
A number of members of our team have approaching or in excess of 30 years’ experience in the delivery of construction projects around the world across a diverse range of engineering fields including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, water, power, transport and mining. This makes us the ideal partner to implement robust monitoring and control processes to ensure the successful delivery of your projects.
ENGINEER TO CONTRACT
Whilst a significant proportion of our experience comes from the contracting delivery industry, we are highly familiar with a range of forms of contract, with particular emphasis on the NZS3910/6 and NEC suite and can provide you with Engineer to Contract/Engineers Representative, or in the case of the NEC suite of contracts the Project Manager and/or Supervisor roles.
Our team includes engineering and supervisory staff with experience of all of the main strands of construction delivery including civil/structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. Each member of our team has many years’ experience in construction project supervision ranging from Foremen to Superintendents and Site Engineers to Operations Managers enabling us to provide short- or long-term support to your projects to suit your resource demands.
For larger and more complex projects we can provide construction management support. Where our clients wish to take overall delivery responsibility, for example being the key point of contact with your clients, we can manage all operational delivery of the project for you. We can also supply people at the level of Project Director with 30 years of project delivery experience to lead the whole delivery team and manage your client relationship.
A robust construction phase delivery programme is essential to effective project delivery. The baseline programme provides the project team with a key planning and delivery tool with the ability to accurately demonstrate the effect of client/consultant instigated changes resulting in Extensions of Time and associated cost recovery. Short term programmes keep the team focused on the next two to three weeks without distracting them with the detail of the overall construction programme. We use modern planning software such as MS Project and members of our team have over 20 years’ experience in project planning.
An accurate forecast cost at completion is essential for reporting (whether as a contractor, consultant or client), being used to validate funding/cashflow requirements as client or anticipated final margin as a contractor. We have a simple forecasting process that we can use to ensure you always have current knowledge of your expenditure to date and forecast at completion including the effect of any variations to scope and extensions of time granted/due.
COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER
Whilst the construction process can be challenging, the key activity of complex projects including mechanical and electrical equipment is commissioning. Our team has significant experience in commissioning, and we are able to develop robust commissioning documentation including the establishment of Isolation/Lock Out/Tag Out processes to enable you to commission your projects safely and efficiently. We also drive the collation and production of handover documentation including Operations and Maintenance manuals to aid seamless handover to your final client.
Changes during the construction phase of a project can generate significant cost and time increases. We routinely develop the risk register developed as part of the planning phase of projects into a construction phase risk register. Regular monthly review of the risk register to update or further develop the key management controls for each significant risk is critical to limiting the impact on out turn cost and programme. Our team can support you to complete risk reviews as part of our overall construction support capability to delivered the desired outcome for the project.