Project Management

Project management can make the difference between completing a project on time and budget and ending up with costly overruns and missed deadlines. Excellent project management is invaluable – Optimation saves money, time and headaches.


Prevent Scope Creep

On larger projects, Optimation project managers employ a ‘phases and gates’ approach to executing the project.  Each phase develops the project scope to the next level for technical deliverables, cost and schedule.  At the end of each phase, you review the technical deliverables, cost and schedule and verify that they still met the requirements of your business case for doing the project.  Passing the gate review allows the project to proceed on to the next level of definition.  Failing the gate review gives you the ability to stop the project with minimal expense.


Why Optimation?

Optimation is ISO: 9001 registered and our processes our certified by the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA).

What sets Optimation’s project management apart from the rest?

  • Broad skill sets: Each project manager at Optimation has a well-rounded background with diverse skills.  Optimation has project managers with a variety of credentials, whether certified by PMI (Project Management Institute), licensed as Professional Engineers and/or experienced in managing engineering and skilled trades.
  • Versatility: Many companies have no process or their own process; our project managers work within your structures for a better customer experience.
  • Flexibility: Optimation project managers are comfortable in the office or in the field. Hire our project managers full time, in house, or on a “fit for use” basis.
  • Reporting: Periodic updates of project cost and schedule are critical to monitoring project performance.  From documenting project requirements at proposal time, to regular project meetings and updates, to knowing potential scope changes up front, you’re never in the dark about the progress of your project.
  • Concept to Completion:  Optimation disciplines include mechanical, structural, electrical and controls in the areas of engineering, fabrication and field installation trades. Our project management services can integrate all of these capabilities into a single coordinated project delivered to the customer. With all of our disciplines under one roof, you reap the benefits of a single service provider, seamlessly integrating all aspects of your project.


  • Rinse Skids: Optimation was able to quickly design, and then fabricate a skid-based water/bleach rinse system for the food industry, all under an aggressive schedule required by the client.
  • HEX Skids: Optimation designed, fabricated and installed several pump and heat exchanger skids for the dairy industry.  Delivery of these fabricated skids was coordinated with the on-site installation activities to provide the client with an integrated project solution.
  • High pressure test systems for the energy industry: Optimation developed a new-to-industry method to provide 40,000 psi testing systems.   The scope of supply was truly “concept to completion” including all disciplines, design, fabrication, crating/shipping, commissioning, and installation.
  • Raw material delivery system (batch system) for the glass industry: Optimation designs, procures, fabricates, and provides installation support;
  • On-site project management support: Optimation provided a project manager to work on-site, at our client’s facility, for two years.   Our project manager worked with the client to develop the concept, acquire funding, select a team, request quotes, manage contracts and contractors, install equipment, commission and validate the system.