Project Management

Project Management

Project Management

The Project Management Team at WKN works across the full project lifecycle, in providing strategic and tactical project management advice to our construction stage clients. WKN adopts a systems-based approach, utilising the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) protocols and the RIAI Work Stages. Our bespoke project controls stage-gate approach includes many touchpoints, inclusive of a comprehensive review of actual construction cashflow against budget construction cashflow.

  • Project Initiation/Project Charter
  • Project Scope and Brief Management
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Professional Team Selection and Appointments
  • Project Execution Plans
  • Management of Design Teams (across all project phases)
  • Project Change Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Controls
  • Report Writing
  • Contract Advisory
  • Project Dashboards

Our Project Management service is delivered consistently with the values that we hold as a business, namely:

  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Belief
  • A ‘Whole Project Team’ Approach

Our standard suite of deliverables for Project Management include:

  • Project Charter
  • Feasibility Studies
  • The Planning Process, including SHD Applications
  • Value Engineering
  • Project Execution Plans
  • Risk Management/Risk Workshops
  • Developing Procurement Strategies
  • Change Management Controls
  • Project Controls
  • DT Appointments
  • Collateral Warranties (Investor, Funder, Client, Main Contractor, Specialist Subcontractors, DT)
  • Building Contract Administration

Procurement Strategy

WKN provide expert advice to our clients, in the development of the most suitable, and quite often bespoke in nature, procurement strategy for a project.

The procurement strategy identifies the best way of achieving the completion of a construction project – often taking into account the best value for money over the entire life cycle of the building or facility.

The aim of a good procurement strategy is to Achieve the optimum balance of risk, control and funding for a project.

The choice of a particular procurement strategy largely depends on a client’s required balance of cost, quality and time risks.

Some key considerations and questions to pose include:

  • develop a clear understanding of the Agreement between the Funder and the Developer;
  • develop a clear understanding of the Clients’ project objectives;
  • insist on an open book approach, by Client/PQS and other directly involved stakeholders;
  • ensure that the pros/cons of all procurement approaches under consideration are conveyed and fully understood by all decision-makers;
  • document the process, and final agreement of the selected procurement route.

WKN have developed procurement strategies aligned to standard and amended Forms of Contract including:

  • Design and Build
  • Management Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Traditional Design



JP Hilliard

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