Lahiru Silva

Lahiru Silva, Ph.D., PMP, PMO-CP


Scheduling Specialist

Professional Profile Overview

Project Management Professional/Consultant/Productivity Analyst with 15 years of accumulated experience in the building and civil construction industry in Canada, USA and Sri Lanka in energy, commercial, industrial, civil & building infrastructure projects.



Focused, dedicated, and highly motivated professional with a proven track record in project management and construction productivity improvement. Committed to continuous process improvement and developing best practices to enable organizations to achieve their goals on multiple projects in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas and municipal infrastructure and development.
Active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and involved with a number of industry affiliated organizations such as, the COAA (Project Productivity Committee), PMP-SAC (AVP Professional Development Outreach Program). Dedicated to continued professional development within these organizations.
Developed construction master schedule using Primavera Project Planner version 3 and 6 in several projects in commercial and industrial sectors. Prepare construction master schedule using Primavera P6 with clients' project manager for 45 storey luxury hotel and condo complex "Ceylinco Celestial Residencies Project" with a Phase 1 Project Cost of $300 M (US$). Prepared biweekly schedule and cost performance reports and conducted monthly progress review sessions with piling contractor and general contractor. Conducted risk analysis and identified bored and cast piles for testing.

Commercial Management Competencies


Commercial Management skills include: project feasibility analysis, productivity analysis, scheduling reviews, design co-ordination reviews, constructability reviews, contractor selection evaluation, contract administration, monitoring changes, drafting written notices, contractual correspondence, risk assessments & management, value engineering, scope development and scope management.


Core Expertise

  • Loss of Productivity Analysis
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Performance Analysis
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Document Analysis/Review
  • Contractual Correspondence
  • Contract Administration
  • Risk Management

Samples of Recent Projects

  • Suncor Energy - Fort Hills Project (Fort McMurray)
  • Mackimmie Library Tower Project (Calgary)
  • City of St. Albert's Estimate Review Project (Alberta)
  • Sutter Health Construction Project (California, USA)
  • Lower Churchill Project Nalcor Energy (Labrador)
  • Hyatt Regency Colombo Hotel Project (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • Colombo District Secretariat Building Project (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • Upper Kotmale Dam (Kotmale, Sri Lanka)

IT and Other Skills

  • Microsoft Suite
  • Primavera P6
  • Project Management Software
  • Public Speaking


  • Ph.D. in Project Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)