Steve Collins is a Director in Navigant’s Global Construction Practice. Steve’s has national and international experience supporting clients and their counsel in the areas of construction planning, schedule delay and damages analysis, special cost audits, risk management, claims mitigation and other project management issues.
His project experience spans major industry sectors including chemical and petrochemical, entertainment, government contracts, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, manufacturing, marine, mining and minerals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power, telecommunications, transportation, and water. His experience includes projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and North America and he has on-the-ground consulting experience in war zones including Afghanistan and the Middle East. Steve has offered expert testimony in numerous U.S. federal and state court jurisdictions, and arbitration forums.
He has provided expert testimony involving the largest construction verdict to date in the state of Nevada, USA. Steve also has practical construction management experience gained during his previous employment as a superintendent and project manager involving power plant, commercial office high rise buildings, convention centers, pharmaceutical facilities, and schools. Selected engagement experiences include:
- Analysis of project delays and provision of arbitration and jury trial testimony on behalf of a construction manager-at-risk involving for one of the world’s largest casino, convention center, and resort complexes in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
- Engagement by a major international EPC contractor to analyze the issues, events and responsibility for major project delays and cost overruns on a $1 Billion ethylene cracker plant in the Middle East; supported the EPC contractor in negotiating a successful resolution of its claims and relief from liquidated damages.
- Engagement by a leading Massachusetts USA private university to evaluate its facilities and construction management department in order to determine its ability to effectively oversee a multi-billion dollar capital improvement program.
- Led Navigant teams that analyzed schedule delay and impact costs on behalf of a contractor designing and building multiple military base projects in Afghanistan on behalf of the U.S. military. Developed Requests for Equitable Adjustment submitted to and successfully negotiated with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that included relief from liquidated damages.
- Led a Navigant team that developed and drafted a client’s U.S. Government contract management policies and procedures including estimating, procurement, cost, schedule, and property management systems, among others other systems needed to comply with U.S. Government contract requirements, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), for the contractor’s $1 Billion Iraqi electricity restoration contract.