PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter

Dave Gilligan

Speaker Profile


Dave Gilligan

Project Manager at Sanitation District No. 1

Fixing Risky Rig Projects in Angola

All projects come with risks that spook even the best project managers. PMI’s Risk Management processes are designed to mitigate the risks to keep a project from becoming a horror story. What happens when you don’t develop and use a Risk Register to mitigate these risks? The scary project from Hell Angola.

Strategic & Business Management PDU: 1

Learning Objectives:
  • The risks of traveling to Luanda, Angola
  • Risks that come from language and cultural barriers
  • Why is it important to develop and implement a Risk Management plan?
  • Risk Register – how it would have helped
  • How do you handle a new risk you did not expect?

About Dave

Dave Gilligan is a Project Manager with a diverse background in the environmental consulting and construction management fields. Mr. Gilligan has over 30 years’ experience leading project teams in all aspects of a project including client relations, preconstruction and pre bid activities, developing budgets, project plans, scopes of work and bid documents, contract preparation and negotiation, schedule development and quality assurance. 

Mr. Gilligan has earned his Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Cincinnati, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Kentucky University. He has been a Professional Management Professional in good standing with the Project Management Institute since 2013 and is member of the Southern Ohio Chapter.

Dave has managed projects involving environmental remediation; rehabilitation of water and wastewater facilities; construction of drilling fluids facilities worldwide, construction of food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical facilities; and construction of sanitary and storm water facilities. Dave’s international experience as a Global Facilities Engineering Manager for Schlumberger, an oil and services company, has given him a unique insight on the risks associated with managing complex projects in throughout the world.