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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2011
20 Project Manager The project is the largest and most complicated delivered by the Water Corporation. Nick Churchill sees an adherence to timelines combined with a proactive approach as being integral to the successful outcome. “All aspects of the project scope were achieved ahead of schedule,” Churchill explained. “Not just the initial 50 gigalitres stage, but also for the expansion of a further 50 gigalitres in an even shorter timefra me. “Importantly, it has been recognised as a milestone in engineering deliver y, both in terms of desalination plant technology and quality, and also the integration into the existing network .” • Cover sTorY The tight fixed deadline required best practice time management, he added, which included recruiting key personnel into the project team to expedite the workflow and achieve set objectives. Tackling challenges One of the major challenges was the approvals and procurement process. A dedicated project team was created to manage the collection of the necessary scientific data and collate all formal documentation in-house. “The project had a number of critical paths driven by complex interconnected risks. But the key risk was the timing of project approvals Project Manager Nick Churchill (far right) with members of the community reference group THe TigHT fixed deadLiNe required besT PraCTiCe TiMe MaNageMeNT wHiCH iNCLuded reCruiTiNg key PersoNNeL iNTo THe ProjeCT TeaM
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