Interim Executive Case Files: Interim Director of Project Management at a Construction Engineering Company

Impact by an interim executive in an engineering company

This article examines the impact an interim executive had on a 20 million dollar construction engineering company that brought in an Interim Director of Project Management 3 days a week for 11 months to help address some of their challenges.

Company background

Prior to the interim executive joining the company, there were a number of challenges facing the company. The company was challenged with reaching growth objectives. They had a potential challenge of retaining profit margins. They were too dependent on one market segment, and there was no IT strategy or plan.


To help address these concerns the interim executive did some realignment from a geographic based to a targeted industry based organization; developed and implemented a QA/QC process and procedures; introduced a centralized PMO to manage and report resource utilization; implemented PMO software; realigned job descriptions and compensation for key management and partners; and implemented key performance indicators linked to measurements at the managerial and executive levels.

Impactful Results achieved by the interim executive

Through all of this work, the interim executive was able to help the company achieve some impactful results. They grew the revenue year to year 15% without adding additional staff. Reduced administrative support time and cost by 20%, and maintained project margin distribution. Reduced resource planning time by 50%. The CEO commented, “His presence left a lasting impression on our company and helped me tackle some very serious issues that needed attention.”

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