Dr. Nielsen is the Chairman and a Principal of The Nielsen-Wurster Group. Dr. Nielsen founded the firm in 1976 and since then he has served as an Engagement Director and Primary Team Member on wide-ranging, complex engagements involving construction, engineering, building, power, process, transportation, infrastructure and oil and gas projects on behalf of private and public sector clients throughout the U.S. and globally. With an extensive background in engineering, construction and project management, including controls and scheduling, he has presented expert witness testimony in legal proceedings around the world and served as a chairman and member on dispute review boards, as well as an arbitrator and mediator on related dispute matters.
As the Chairman and a Principal Owner of Nielsen-Wurster, Dr. Nielsen provides strategic direction to the firmís operations, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, as well as direction to engagements throughout the Risk Management, Management Consulting and Dispute Resolution Divisions.
As an Engagement Director in Nielsen-Wursterís Dispute Resolution Division, Dr. Nielsen has led and undertaken myriad dispute engagements. He has extensive experience with Dispute Resolution analyses involving issues of engineering, construction, management and controls, scheduling (delay, acceleration, early completion and disruption), productivity, lost revenue / business interruption, change order, differing site conditions, causation and responsibility, cumulative impact, costs, damages, termination, fraud and others. As an internationally qualified expert, Dr. Nielsen has presented extensive testimony in jury and non-jury venues in North America and in arbitrations around the world under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICA) and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). He has served as an arbitrator and mediator globally, as well as dispute review board chairman and member, on matters involving international transportation, infrastructure, process and other projects.
Dr. Nielsenís Dispute Resolution experience includes overall management and project management, evaluation of errors and omissions, measured mile analysis, cost-to-complete calculations, technical issue evaluations and forensic engineering. He also has extensive experience in the review and analysis of asbestos abatement and related dispute issues.
Dr. Nielsen serves as a senior member on Risk Management engagements, leading and undertaking audits, evaluations and assessments of project-specific and corporate risk. Further drawing upon his extensive Dispute Resolution experience, Dr. Nielsen also consults on claims prevention, management and negotiation. As a global innovator in the development and application of Risk Management techniques, he has developed and led training and instructional programs for a variety of private, multinational and public agency clients.
On Management Consulting engagements, Dr. Nielsen leads a variety of audits and assessments of executive and operational management process, performance, prudence and related project-specific and corporate issues. His Management Consulting experience includes comprehensive project management design and development, management evaluations, change management, contract negotiations, administration, feasibility studies, partnering, value engineering, project management instruction and training.
His engagement experience also includes pre-design work, bidding and bid solicitation, procurement, estimating (conceptual through bid and change), constructability reviews, schedule resource loading and activity evaluation, code and permitting process, due diligence studies, overhead calculations, quality assurance and control, startup and operations, commissioning, testing and maintenance.
Dr. Nielsen has performed numerous engagements on engineering and construction projects in over 60 countries. Representative examples of his experience are listed in the attached Representative Engagement Experience.
Dr. Nielsenís career has included a variety of project and corporate management positions, including currently as Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc., and earlier as Chairman of Nielsen-Wurster ESB, Inc., an international power and process plant management consulting and Software Company.
Prior to founding Nielsen-Wurster, Dr. Nielsen served as a project engineer and project manager on process and building projects. At MBM, an international construction management firm, Dr. Nielsen served as Vice President of Construction Consulting Services, where he led the development of the United States Governmentís Construction Management Control System (CMCS) and managed their global consulting division.
At Wood and Tower, Dr. Nielsen served as the Project Manager for the development of the most widely used construction cost and time estimating system and data banks, the CBC System, now owned by McGraw-Hill. He also performed in various project management positions on infrastructure, process and building projects.