The Engineering Project Management Podcast (TEPM) provides engineering career advice and success stories for project managers in the engineering industry. The show features experienced PMs discussing different PM techniques as well as project case studies, to help PMs and their firms deliver more profitable projects.
In this episode, I talk with Pedro Constanzo, PE, Vice President at Burns & McDonnell, about his expertise related to project management in engineering, infrastructure design, and specifically military base development. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Pedro: How can stress […]
In this episode, I talk with Ed Overholt, P.E., PMP, a licensed professional engineer with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, about how to build an engineering office from scratch, and assemble an effective team. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Ed: […]
In this episode, I talk about the essential role of people in AEC project management, and cover how clear communication, effective leadership, and strong relationships are just as critical as technical skills in every project phase. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About Leading People Effectively in AEC Project Management: […]
In this episode, I talk with Rachel Mertz, P.E., SE, a senior project manager with Modjeski and Masters, Inc., about her role as a project manager for the Murray Baker Bridge Rehabilitation Project and her overall experience as a woman in engineering. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Rachel: Could you […]
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In this episode, we talk with James Taylor, Jr., P.E., a licensed professional engineer and an Associate Vice President at Verdantas, about five essential keys for engineers transitioning from a technical role to the dynamic world of project management. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […]
In this episode, I talk with Adham Naiem P.E., LEED Green Associate, PMP, Senior Project Manager at the National Institute of Building Sciences, about the crucial role of team dynamics in achieving successful project outcomes and fostering a sustainable future in the transportation engineering sector. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** […]
In this episode, I talk with Dan Oblinger, a commanding hostage negotiator, esteemed author, international keynote speaker, and skilled consultant specializing in business negotiation, about negotiation strategies for managing scope creep in engineering projects and how to navigate the complexities of forging robust agreements. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering […]
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In this episode, I talk with Dr. Karuna Ramanathan, a transformation consultant coach from KR Konsulting Pte. Ltd., about organizational leadership and the vital skills that every effective leader should possess. He also provides some great strategies for overcoming challenges in remote work and explains how project managers can ensure their teams stay aligned with […]
In this episode, I talk with Bret Tushaus, VP of Product Management at Deltek, about the importance of project management in the architecture and engineering industry. We explore the benefits of refined project management disciplines and how to select the right project management tools for your organization. Brett also provides great tips for improving project […]
In this episode, I talk with Marc Sklenka, LEED AP, MCPPO, from Colliers Engineering & Design, about several key topics related to project management, including the qualities of an effective project manager, the role of project management in the AEC industry, essential skills for success, and much more. ***The video version of this episode can be […]
In this episode, I talk with Arthur Antoine, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, DBIA, a civil engineer and senior project manager at Mott MacDonald with over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry, about the importance and benefits of collaborative project delivery. Arthur also sheds light on the key characteristics that encourage collaboration among […]
In this episode, I talk with Viswanathan Raju, PgMP, PMP, LSSBB, a seasoned project management professional, who shares some invaluable insights on effective project management. We explore the core components of effective project management strategies, ranging from communication and coordination with stakeholders to managing project constraints and achieving success within budget and timelines. ***The video […]
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In this episode, I talk to Joanna Mason, P.E., a senior project manager at Schnabel Geostructural Design & Construction, about the challenges and best practices of managing complex construction projects, covering topics ranging from communication and coordination with stakeholders to ensuring project success within budget and timeline constraints. Joanna also shares her expertise in documenting […]
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In this episode, I discuss the biggest failure in AE consulting firms’ development of project managers, which is neglecting to educate the project managers’ managers. This failure results in a lack of reinforcement for the training provided, rendering it ineffective and wasteful of time and resources. To address this issue, I propose three specific actions […]
In this episode, I talk with Sean Spromberg, P.E., the team leader at MSA Professional Services, about the vital role of self-reflection and continuous improvement for engineering leaders. He also talks about how working in construction benefits engineering and how to overcoming fear in your engineering career. ***You can view the video version of this episode […]
In this episode, I discuss common pitfalls in developing project managers and share how firms can overcome them. Many firms make the mistake of grouping all their project managers together by experience level, but this is never the best-case scenario. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About The Common Pitfalls […]
In this episode, I talk to Adriana Leotta, an applications engineering manager at Farrat, about the importance of adopting a hybrid approach of Agile and Waterfall methodologies in projects that involve both software and hardware components and how engineers can effectively work in an Agile environment while producing effective Waterfall solutions. We also discuss the […]
In this episode, I speak with Vince Hafeli, MBA, president of Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, about an often overlooked but critical issue: suicide in the construction industry. Sadly, construction workers have a suicide rate that is significantly higher than the national average, as highlighted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In our […]
In this episode, I talk with Kristen McCoy, an operations manager at Parametrix who shares valuable insights in conducting productive virtual meetings, fostering effective internal team communication, and distinguishing oneself through impactful client communication. ***You can view the video version of this episode here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Kristen: […]
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In this episode, I talk to Frank Sherkow, P.E., TE, PSE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, a distinguished member of the board of Directors at the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District (SWLCWPUD). We delve into the critical topic of diversifying behavior styles within project teams and explore the pivotal role that effective leadership communication […]
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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