Ian Bahlmann

Ian Bahlmann, P. Tech. (Eng.) PMP

Senior Consultant, Business Operations

Professional Profile Overview

Ian has a distinguished career with over 30 years of experience in business operations and project management. Working primarily in the Energy Industry, he has continuously brought successful outcomes to multiple challenging business opportunities and project assignments of diverse scope, value, and complexity by showing the right leadership and applying optimal management practices. His primary attention is at the launch of ventures with emphasis on implementing fit for purpose methods and best practices that are focused on improving mission delivery throughout the execution life cycle.

A certified Project Management Professional and Professional Engineering Technologist, he has successfully delivered a wide range of capital ventures as well as bringing effective intervention resolutions to seriously troubled projects.
His assignments include; transmission pipelines, upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities, chemical production plants, co-generation power plants, water treatment facilities, bulk storage terminals, ship and rail loading terminals, commercial building developments, business processes and dispute resolution support.
Active member of the Project Management Institute and the Alberta Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals. Devoted to continual personal professional development and attending local and international congresses. He has also found time to volunteer his services on mentorship programs and the ASET/APEGA Joint Discipline Committee.

Business and Project Management Proficiencies


Director: responsible for the successful operation, growth and talent resourcing of Project Support Services Departments encompassing Project Controls, Procurement & Contracts, Document Control, Office Services, Permitting, Information Management and Administrative Services.
Senior Project Manager: successfully worked with different forms of engineering, construction and procurement type contracts including lump sum/fixed price, unit price and cost reimbursable contracts. Developed appropriate baseline control planning at project initiation, progress reporting, quality control and communications with multiple stakeholders.
Knowledge areas include: evaluating or preparing requests for proposals, contract evaluations, project feasibility analysis, schedule reviews, budgeting reviews, planning input, project stage gate evaluations, contractor evaluations and selection, contract administration, change management, claims and dispute resolution, risk reviews and scope development and management.


Core Expertise

  • Business Operations Management
  • Pipeline Design and Pressure Testing
  • Project Delivery Planning
  • Quality Improvement & Best Practice Solutions
  • Change Management
  • Project Control Planning and Scheduling
  • Lessons Learned Facilitation and Reviews
  • Project Management Systems Implementation
  • Contracts & Procurement
  • Effective Stakeholder Relations Management

Project Experience

  • Water Treatment Facilities Improvements (BC & South Africa)
  • Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities (Vancouver)
  • Country Club Mall Renovations (Nanaimo)
  • Mid-Stream Project - Dispute Resolution Support (Alberta)
  • Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline (Alberta)
  • Suncor Hotbit Oil Pipeline Facilities Project (Alberta)
  • Corporate Merger - Business Process Integration (Calgary)
  • Southern Mainline Gas Expansion (British Columbia)
  • Fertilizer Facility Rehabilitation Study (Zambia)
  • Greenfield Alpha Olefins Production Plant (South Africa)

IT and Other Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Project
  • Report Writing
  • Brainstorming Facilitation

Professional Designations/Affiliations

  • Dip. Tech (Mech. Eng.)
  • Professional Technologist - P.Tech. (Eng.)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Masterful Facilitator Certificate
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