A project controls collaboration...
  A project controls collaboration...  

Associates :

We have a wide ranging Associates capability in all aspects of project controls from the initial proposal and establishment of Project Management Offices (PMO’s), and the supporting processes, toolsets and systems, to ongoing professional services during project delivery across all industry sectors.

A selection of our Associate expertise and specialities are listed below:

Project, Programme or Portfolio Management solutions,

Project Controls Management.

 Brian Cairns
A Project Controls specialist with more than 30 years’ experience across multiple industries within UK and overseas. Experience covers all project phases (initiation, development, installation, construction, commissioning, and operations), and all management levels (strategic, delivery and operational) within mega and major projects for leading global clients.
“A proven expert and leader in developing strategies and implementing management systems for complex mega infrastructure projects.”
“An excellent Programme and Controls manager with strong communication skills and demonstrates a high level of commercial acumen.”

Project Reporting and Data Integration Toolsets

Tiago Leandro BSc Mechanical Engineering
An expert in the creation and monitoring of large resource and cost loaded projects in Primavera. VBA developer, experienced in bringing data science techniques to the planning world for significant productivity gains. Experienced in the development of resource forecasting and Earned Value Analysis (EVA) predictive tools, data migration and integration between enterprises (e.g SAP with Primavera) for more reliable EVA and more efficient monthly reporting cycle.
Skilled in designing and automating customised dynamic reports and developing tools for resource forecasting, EVA, resource modelling and “what if” scenarios. Has
succesfully implemented these solutions and tools in leading companies within multiple industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, construction, aviation and Government.

Construction Management

Delay Analysis and Extension Of Time (EOT) Claims Expertise

 Ian Dawson
MSC in Construction Management (Thesis: “Application of Project Controls for Metro & Railway Infrastructure in Hong Kong.”) and a Chartered Construction Professional.

Forensic Planning expert with delay analyst and commission management responsibility for multiple teams engaged on multiple assignments for both Delay Analysis/Quantum and Project Controls expert advice.
He has a track record of managing complex engineering-based projects, aligned with implementing robust Project Control Systems utilising industry best practice.
Experienced working for multi-disciplined Consultants, Contractors and Clients on Projects in the Rail, Highway, Construction, Infrastructure Sectors with management experience on projects in the UK, the Far East & Middle East.

Portfolio, Programme and Project Assurance and Improvement Specialist

 Adam Humphrey
A highly experienced performance improvement specialist with a track record in deploying portfolio management and robust programme assurance across complex high-value portfolios. Adam has designed major business transformations and led the setup/enhancement of programme management offices (PMOs) including process redesign/rollout, tools selection and implementation and staff development and training. He is an ex PWC consultant with 18 years experience across a broad range of industries.

Programme and Project Planning Consultancy

Daniel Rhodes
An internationally experienced Lead Planner with a background in high-profile multi-million rail infrastructure project planning through the development and delivery lifecycles. Significant expertise in the implementation and administration of enterprise Primavera installations. Experience includes Primavera P3, P3e/c, P6 & P6 EPPM and MS Project planning software.
BEng (Hons) with over 14 years of experience in the development and delivery of large high profile rail, infrastructure and commercial building projects in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Australia.

Project Management

 Edward O'Connor

A project manager with 15 years’ experience in large construction and infrastructure projects. Expertise in full range of project management practices from business case development to funding, delivery and handover. Track record of managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver client benefits to budget and programme.  Expertise in delivering projects within governance constraints, developing client requirements and managing stakeholder expectations.  Commercially aware with in-depth knowledge of contracting mechanisms and management tools. Discharged Client and Principal Contractor obligations under UK CDM regulations; good knowledge of health and safety legislation.

Project and Construction Planning

Robert Jones
An experienced Construction Planning Manager with a civil and structural engineering background.  Thorough competency in the preparation and maintenance of master and detailed construction programmes for major construction and infrastructure projects.  Skilled in the use of CAD design tools and planning tools.

Capability in the preparation of 4D planning simulations to analyse and communicate project sequencing and logistics to all stakeholders.  

Project and Construction Planning

 Farhad Khondaker
A Construction Planner with a broad range of experience across various industries working in residential & commercial properties and infrastructure development. Experience also includes working in all sectors of a project i.e. client, design consultancy and construction. He has also worked on a range of project lifecycle phases including land and property acquisition, bids and tenders, development, construction and commissioning. He holds a BEng in Civil Engineering and MSc in Construction Project Management. He is also a competent user of all key planning tools.

Recent experience includes the planning and monitoring of a mixed-use residential development comprising of ground works, roads & utilities, logistics and services, residential construction, including 8 blocks comprising of 750 apartment units, retail units, cinema, restaurants and hotel as well as a basement for 700 cars.

Risk Management

 Dr Rob Chapman

A risk management specialist with 25 years of risk management experience gained across 14 industries working within 7 countries. Robert was elected a fellow of the IRM, APM and ICM for contributions made to the field of risk management. He is a qualified architect with an MSC in Construction Management and a PhD in risk management.  He has provided risk management training on behalf of multiple organisations, managed risk management teams in South Africa, Malaysia and the UK and has been shortlisted for a global risk management award.  As an architect, design manager, project manager, change control manager and risk manager he has worked across all stages of the project life cycle and seen construction implementation from multiple perspectives.

Risk and Asset Management

 Nick Birbara

A Senior Risk and Asset Management Systems Consultant in Technology and Engineering with a broad background in Rail, Transport Operations, Telecomms, Construction Projects, Property / FM and Defence.  Significant experience of Government and Private Sector clients in Australia and the UK.  Clients have included Alcan Aluminum, Sydney Olympic Park, City of Sydney Council, Jacobs, Laing O’Rourke, Fujitsu and Hitachi Electrical for risk analysis, business planning, Health and Safety, compliance audits, project management, training and development programs.

As Senior Operational Risk Manager for London Underground achieved accreditation to ISO55001 Asset Management standard, only the 2nd metro worldwide to achieve such recognition. Engagements at HS2 and Network Rail High Speed focus on strategic asset management, operational efficiency and adding value through active management of risk and opportunities.

Nick has an MBA is a certified OHS Management Systems Auditor, Member of the Institute of Risk Management and former chair of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Sydney branch. Contributed to the book “Facilities Economics in Australia”, presented at PMOz project management conference and industry associations meetings.

Document Control and Document Management

 Charles-Michael Berry
A Masters qualified exponent of Document Control tools, systems, processes and procedures. An implementer and practitioner of effective Document Management solutions, covering most major document management software. M.Arch, accredited via the American Institute of Architecture.  Experience in participating in claim rebuttal, liaising with commercial and legal teams.  Experience with liaising between architectural practices and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies.

Enterprise Project Controls Systems

 Steve Ledsham
An experienced project controls professional with over 25 years in Programme and Project Controls in the rail, defence, air and petrochemicals industries, working on high profile and high value projects at a senior level.


A subject matter expert in the implementation of off the shelf or bespoke project controls systems on large projects or portfolios. Working in client organisations to implement project controls best practice and the establishment of professional controls teams. 

His innovative thinking and design specialisation in areas of schedule and cost control are now reflected in implementations for multi-billion programmes within key infrastructure providers in the UK. He has an ability to communicate these processes at the highest levels within organisations embarking on enterprise and portfolio change programmes.


A specialist in the preparation of functional design specifications for the configuration and roll out of Oracle Systems and Oracle Projects solutions using Oracle Primavera, APM, BPM and Oracle Primavera Analytics.

Project Control Systems Development and Implementation

 Peter Hall
A highly competent programme and project controls practitioner with over 30 years’ experience gained within a consultancy environment; with a successful background in the design, development and implementation of programme and project control systems for major programmes. Sectors include water, defence, rail, air and IT. Security Clearance.
Particular expertise in the deployment and compliance of management methodologies such as PRINCE2 and MSP. Including tailored variants developed in house by other organisations when carrying out project manager and programme controller roles.

Project Completions and Operational Handover

 Davide Duranti

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For client interest and for Associate or candidate opportunities: 

Brian Cairns, Director 

07748 703444

Please contact us to enquire about Candidate and Associate opportunities. 


We also source candidates for client’s permanent staffing requirements. 

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