John Cleary has over 9 years of experience as a project controls professional and in the execution of large capital EPC projects. He specializes in critical path scheduling analysis and construction claims analysis, and his experience includes analysis of impacts and entitlement on contractor and subcontractor claims for private contractors in the United States and abroad. He has created, maintained, and analyzed project schedules for projects ranging from $1 million to $15 billion. These projects include highway, oil and gas, and power projects in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, and West Africa.

Project Experience

  • Performed forensic schedule analysis and assisted development of expert report for compensable delay on an oil and gas megaproject in the Middle East.
  • Developed schedule analysis and extension of time request for the contractor, on a North American LNG Terminal mega-project, for impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Performed forensic schedule analysis and developed Contractor delay claim for a Water Treatment facility in Colorado.
  • On a monthly basis, during execution of an oil and gas EPFC mega-project in North America, developed schedule risk and quality analysis issued to the contractor.
  • Re-baselined, maintained, and performed monthly schedule update reports, on behalf of the contractor, for a highway expansion project in Colorado.
  • Developed forensic schedule analysis and report, on behalf of the contractor, for use in a Dispute Resolution Board hearing on a highway expansion project in Colorado.
  • Performed forensic schedule analysis on a $100 million Bus Terminal project in North America for use in Expert Report developed for arbitration proceedings.
  • Developed schedule and productivity analysis, for Compressor Station Project in Wyoming, in support of contractor claim for owner caused delay and associated Request for Equitable adjustment.
  • Developed cost applicability analysis for multi-million-dollar home renovation, in Florida.
  • Performed schedule analysis on a dual fuel combined cycle power plant in Ghana.
  • Served as sole project controls specialist, seconded to the client, on a large capital refinery expansion in the Midwest region. Responsibilities included using Primavera P6 to plan and maintain the project schedules through mechanical completion, develop the earned value progress system, and provide cost forecasting to refinery management.
  • Negotiated the final settlement on the main mechanical contractor’s lump sum contract. Reduced settlement was negotiated by leveraging the project’s earned value progress records, proving the contractor achieved less than their contract specified performance.
  • Served as project control specialist in the engineering home office on a $200 million oil and gas project in the USA. Responsibilities included initial construction planning in Primavera P6 and recasting of the Class III estimate to establish cost and quantity baseline for material accounts and underlying purchase orders.