Ian Bahlmann

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

Senior Consultant, Business Operations

Professional Profile Overview

Ian has a notable career with over 30 years of experience as a Director of business operations departments and Senior Project Manager. Working primarily in the Energy Industry, he has continuously brought successful outcomes to multiple challenging business and project assignments of diverse scope, value and complexity by applying the right leadership and management practices.
His primary attention is at the launch of projects with emphasis on implementing fit for purpose methods and best practices that are focused on improving project delivery throughout the project life cycle.
A certified Project Management Professional and Professional Engineering Technologist, he has successfully delivered a wide range of capital ventures that include effective solutions to seriously troubled projects.
His assignments include; transmission pipelines, upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities, chemical production plants, cogeneration power plants, water treatment facilities, bulk storage terminals, ship and rail loading terminals, commercial building developments and dispute resolution support.
Active member of the Project Management Institute and the Alberta and British Columbia Associations of Technicians and Technologists and a volunteer serving on the ASET/APEGA Joint Review Board. Devoted to continued professional development including volunteer mentorship programs and attending local and international congresses.

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 who has 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 Execution Planning
  • Quality Improvement & Best Practice Solutions
  • Change Management
  • Project Control Planning and Scheduling
  • Lessons Learned Facilitation and Reviews
  • Project Management Systems Implementation
  • Brainstorming Facilitation
  • 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

Professional Designations/Affiliations

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