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Peter van der SCHANS

Senior Managing Director
Houston, TX

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Peter van der SCHANS

Professional Licenses

Certified Cost Professional (CCP) Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) Project Management Professional (PMP)

Expertise

Commercial Cultural & Entertainment Education Energy / Power Government Healthcare Hospitality Industrial & Manufacturing Infrastructure Mixed Use Oil & Gas Residential Transportation Change Order Analysis Claims Evaluation & Preparation Contract Administration / Breach of Contract Cost and Estimation Analysis CPM Schedule / Delay Analysis Damages Quantification Expert Witness Testimony International Arbitration Litigation Support Productivity Analysis Cost Estimation Scheduling & Project Controls Chemical / Processing Engineering Business Interruption Certified Cost Professional (CCP) Insurance Claims Due to Disasters Chemical & Processing Plants Chemical Engineer Chemicals Exploration (O&G, E&P) FERC FPSO / Submersibles Marine / Maritime / Offshore Marine/Offshore Mining (Mineral Exploration) Natural Gas (LNG, NGL, GTL) Oil and Gas Petrochemical Pipeline (O&G Midstream) Operations, Transmission, Design Refinery / Refining Power / Energy Wind Farm / Solar Power Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Progress Analysis Project Management / Construction Consulting Project Management Professional (PMP) Project Planning/Project Controls Risk Management Schedule & Delay Analysis
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Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes CPM Schedule Delay Analysis Delay Causation Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Accounting Labor Productivity Analysis Litigation Support Quantification of Damages Project Advisory Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation Contract Audit Services Cost & Cash Flow Budgeting & Monitoring Independent Monitoring Reporting & Forecasting Planning & Scheduling Services Project Close-Out Assistance Project Controls Project Cost Review & Analysis Project Risk Analysis Schedule & Contract Management
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About Peter van der SCHANS

Peter van der Schans has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. Mr. van der Schans has extensive experience providing strategic advisory services with a strong background in project management, construction claims evaluation and mitigation, litigation support, scheduling, and cost controls. Mr. van der Schans is a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) and a Planning Scheduling Professional (PSP) certified by The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI), and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Mr. van der Schans has resolved construction claims and disputes and led construction audits across several industries. He has specialized in project management assessments, cost estimate reviews and control, schedule analyses, change orders, contract and license agreement negotiations, dispute mitigation, and risk  assessment. His experience includes major capital domestic and international projects in Upstream Oil and Gas, Chemical Plants and Refineries, Marine and Offshore projects, Power Projects, LNG Liquefaction and Regasification Plants, Manufacturing Facilities, Pipelines, Commercial Buildings, Civil and Infrastructure Projects, and other specialized engineering and construction projects.

Professional Experience

5+ YEARS WITH FIRM | 20+ YEARS IN INDUSTRY

 

Peter van der SCHANS is a Senior Managing Director at SOCOTEC and has held various other positions within the organization since 2016. Prior to his current position, Mr. van der SCHANS was a Senior Vice President at Synergen Consulting International which was acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019.  Mr. van der SCHANS was previously employed at Deloitte Advisory, Interface Consulting International, Inc., and Law Offices of Richard B. Geiger, LLC. 

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Masters of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) – Regis University

Professional Training & Certificates

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute
  • Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – AACE International
  • Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) – AACE International

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Energy Bar Association (EBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Continuing Education

ABA Forum in Construction Law

  • 2018 – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2019 – Hollywood, Florida (Annual Meeting)


Downstream Engineering and Construction Conference

  • 2017 – New Orleans, Louisiana


Engineering and Construction Contracting Conference

  • 2016 – Palm Springs, California
  • 2017 – Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2018 – San Antonio, Texas
  • 2019 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2020 - Virtual


Rice Engineering & Construction XX Annual Forum

  • 2017 – Houston, Texas


State Bar of Texas – Construction Law Forum

  • 2017-2018 - San Antonio, Texas
  • 2019 - San Antonio, Texas
  • 2022 - San Antonio, Texas

Speaking Engagements

Project Management – The Future of US Capital Projects

  • June 4, 2018
  • PMI Houston Conference, Co-Presentation


Preparing to Avoid Battler (Documentation and Project Controls to Avoid or Mitigate Claims)

  • June 22, 2017
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Houston (ABCGH) – Legal Seminar


Righting the Ship: Managing Troubled Projects

  • September 9, 2015
  • 47th Annual Engineering and Construction Contracting Association Annual Conference


Oil & Gas Pricing, Trends, and Project Updates

  • March 4, 2015
  • Energy Construction Forum, Moderator


Avoiding Project Warfare – Construction Claims Prevention and Mitigation

  • March 11, 2014
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI)

Publications

  • “Tracking the Procurement Process Using a CPM Schedule – As Applied in Construction”, December 28, 2016, AACE International, RP 88R-15 (Contributor).
  • "Original Baseline Schedule Review – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction ", October 23, 2014, AACE International, RP 78R-13 (Contributor).
  • "The Great LNG Reversal", July 25, 2013, Red Hard Hat/Interface Consulting International, Inc. Authors: Peter van der Schans and Sarah Spurgeon
  • "Escalation Estimating Using Indices and Monte Carlo Simulation", May 2, 2012, AACE International RP 68R-11 (Contributor).
  • "Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination using Expected Value", May 2, 2012, AACE International RP 65R-11 (Contributor).
  • "Hurricane Aftermath Leaves Short Supply", October 2005, Build Houston Magazine. Authors: Peter van der Schans
  • "Increasing Material Prices Gouge Construction Industry", January 2005, Construction Executive Magazine. Authors: Peter van der Schans
  • "The Cost of Doing Business - Is Your Company Suffering from Increasing Material Prices?”, November 2004, Build Houston Magazine. Authors: Peter van der Schans

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Project Advisory
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Preparation & Evaluation of Claims
  • Construction & Project Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Project Controls
  • Scheduling / Critical Path / Delay Analysis
  • Acceleration / Disruption Analysis
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Engineering / Procurement / Construction
  • Damages Calculation
  • Construction Practices & Safety
  • Technical Report Writing

Testimony Forums & Venues

  • State Courts
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)

Professional Licenses

Certified Cost Professional (CCP) Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) Project Management Professional (PMP)

Expertise

Commercial Cultural & Entertainment Education Energy / Power Government Healthcare Hospitality Industrial & Manufacturing Infrastructure Mixed Use Oil & Gas Residential Transportation Change Order Analysis Claims Evaluation & Preparation Contract Administration / Breach of Contract Cost and Estimation Analysis CPM Schedule / Delay Analysis Damages Quantification Expert Witness Testimony International Arbitration Litigation Support Productivity Analysis Cost Estimation Scheduling & Project Controls Chemical / Processing Engineering Business Interruption Certified Cost Professional (CCP) Insurance Claims Due to Disasters Chemical & Processing Plants Chemical Engineer Chemicals Exploration (O&G, E&P) FERC FPSO / Submersibles Marine / Maritime / Offshore Marine/Offshore Mining (Mineral Exploration) Natural Gas (LNG, NGL, GTL) Oil and Gas Petrochemical Pipeline (O&G Midstream) Operations, Transmission, Design Refinery / Refining Power / Energy Wind Farm / Solar Power Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Progress Analysis Project Management / Construction Consulting Project Management Professional (PMP) Project Planning/Project Controls Risk Management Schedule & Delay Analysis
+ See more

Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes CPM Schedule Delay Analysis Delay Causation Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Accounting Labor Productivity Analysis Litigation Support Quantification of Damages Project Advisory Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation Contract Audit Services Cost & Cash Flow Budgeting & Monitoring Independent Monitoring Reporting & Forecasting Planning & Scheduling Services Project Close-Out Assistance Project Controls Project Cost Review & Analysis Project Risk Analysis Schedule & Contract Management
+ See more