Jean-Francois Thibeault

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Senior Consultant
Professional Engineer

Portfolio management, troubled project turnaround, claims preparation and negotiation, stakeholder engagement, and project management

My paycheck is the spark in the eyes of teammates when they realize that we finally have a winning strategy to get the project back on track.

ABOUT J.F.

J.F. brings over 25 years of experience in the planning, execution and closure of major capital projects, with a focus on energy, water and infrastructure. He has been an executive, director of global operations, "firefighter" and entrepreneur for public and private multinational companies.

Specialty areas include troubled project turnaround, claims preparation and negotiation, stakeholder engagement, and project management in complex markets such as transportation, nuclear, power and oil & gas. He has been involved rescuing projects in North America, EMEA and Southeast Asia regions.

He has provided guidance to support to client’s project teams in post mergers and acquisitions including operational and organizational transformation, project portfolio assessment, cross-functional integration of the business units and divestment of noncore businesses with large contract to be completed.

J.F has gained an in-depth understanding of contracting business (FIDIC, NEC, Cost+, professional service, etc.) and extensive experience in the management of claims and disputes arising from legacy and troubled projects. He led numerous claim processes and over fifteen (15) major dispute resolution processes, most of which were settled amicably and others in DAB (South Africa), International Arbitration (ICC Switzerland) or Court Litigation (Canada). His good faith approach has greatly helped rebuild the bridges between project teams and clients for the benefit of all parties.

He has delivered projects for large EPC contractors, oil and gas companies, national water and electricity companies, the World Bank, the Ministry of National Defense, public works, etc.

EDUCATION

University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

 

HISTORICAL

Vice President Major Projects / Global Operations Director, Industrial/Energy Group - Ovivo Inc

Industrial water treatment plants – EPC Projects / Construction

Vice President International and Professional Services - Aquatech

Construction Management and Consultancies - Operation and maintenance of public utilities

VP International, Infrastructures and environment – IMS Consulting

Engineering, project management and consultancies