Executing successful projects
JMK Engineering provides a wide range of services to ensure your projects are executed in an effective manner. We work with you to develop a comprehensive scope of services to best serve the project at hand and ensure business success.
The life of a project
We like to get involved in a project at a very early stage in the project lifecycle to lend our experience to help you define the best project to meet the business goals. This definition will include the:
- goals for the project, financial, quality and schedule
- metrics for success
- division of labour (internal vs external)
This is the start of our project (or engineering) narrative and will be used throughout the decision making process of the project.
Once the project has been well defined, it can be broken into manageable chunks. For small projects like a simple power system analysis, or a motor upgrade there will be only one or two, but for a large program the scope will be very detailed.
We will work with you and provide any level of project management assistance you need to ensure the project success which is determined by meeting all the goals set out in the project definition.
The final part of the scope development is the creation of the RFPs. These can be used to go public, invited bid, etc. But without a detailed RFP the proposal and bids that you receive will not necessarily help you meet the goals in the Project Definition Stage.
The detailed design stage of the project is where you are likely wanting to get to as fast as possible. This is one reason we like to get involved early to provide you a brake and help ask the right questions and ensure when we start the detailed design everyone knows what the goal of the project is, and then are able to make the best decisions with limited continuous input from the owner (you).
The two main areas that we can help you with during this phase of the project is by completing the design and integration package, or providing my expertise as an owner’s engineer and running the Quality Assurance process.
When the detailed design is completed it is time to get the project executed, and equipment purchased. As part of our Quality Assurance services we will review the complete tender package that goes to the contractor to ensure that they will have very few questions lessening your need to be on site and easing the construction support.
Project Execution and Testing
When construction starts our services will lessen greatly, assuming we have been involved throughout the process from the beginning. If there are too many questions from site, that means we weren’t prepared to go to construction.
When construction is complete we are starting to reach the end of the project lifecyle, and it is here, during the commissioning and testing, that we learn if the project was a success based on the original project definition, or did the project veer off course somewhere down the road. We work closely with the project team and help develop a comprehensive commissioning and testing plan to prove the design and construction of the final project. It is only upon completion of this procedure that everyone involved can be certain that the project is a success and able to meet the business goals that started the entire process in the first place.
Working with JMK Engineering
If you are interested in working with us we can be contacted by phone at (902) 237-9984 or you can email us at our contact page
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