Project Services

OnTrack Engineering staff have been providing a full range of project controls and project management consulting services since 1984, helping our clients solve their toughest project challenges. The OnTrack team of partners and associates provide the breadth and depth of knowledge you need. Our subject-matter experts have decades of capital project experience for large owners and EPC firms. They can help you evaluate your business processes and provide recommendations and guidelines for implementing best practices as they relate to any phase of your EPC projects. We offer three district service for our clients:

  • PMO Services – provide consulting on best practice and process structure for your organization.
  • Project Expertise – provide expertise in specific disciplines as you project needs dictate.
  • Training and Certification – We can train as well as certify your personnel to ensure your organizations project expertise bench strength

PMO Services

OnTrack Engineering has for over 30 years provided clients with PMO (Project Management Office) knowledge combined with industry best practices to offer the expert level consulting to help you organize your project offices effectively and efficiently. When engaging, us you will benefit from the T.R.A.C.K. Methodology, utilization and implementation of the OCF (OnTrack Control Framework) and years of industry best practice knowledge. All these can be combined with OnTrackPM, our next generation project management and control software, project discipline expertise and training and certification services enabling you to instantly jump up the Capability Mature Model curve.

Project Expertise

OnTrack has developed a team and network of experts in every project discipline. Whether your needs are in estimating, procurement, document control, project controls or even program level management, OnTrack has the expertise your projects demand for success. Our project experts have worked on every kind of project imaginable around the globe.
Below are a few examples of the project service disciplines our team of experts has helped clients with.

Supply Chain Management

We provide international procurement expertise. In addition, our clients benefit from access to OnTrack Project Manager’s extensive planning, cost control and reporting features. Our procurement module covers the entire procurement process, from request for bid to invoice processing and approval, and bill payments from trust accounts.

Overall Project Controls

Sound project control tools used by experienced managers form the backbone of successful project execution. Through our network of associates and partners, we provide you with controls managers who have successfully completed projects worth billions of dollars spanning industries from mining, heavy civil, chemical, petrochemical and pipelines to food processing. OnTrack Engineering’s integrated tools and procedures can generate substantial savings in man-hours and money, and help keep your projects on schedule and within budget. Our involvement in a project ranges from initial implementation of OnTrackPM as the core tool to full project execution by our personnel.

Estimating

At the start of project controls, estimating defines project scope and sets the baseline for cost and schedule. Using OnTrack Engineering’s proprietary tools and our own extensive, proven database, we provide intelligent estimating. Our proprietary estimating program uses the same format for both conceptual and lump-sum bid estimates, with conceptually derived quantities being replaced by actual takeoffs and default prices by quotations for lump-sum estimates.

Risk Management

OnTrack Engineering provides risk assessments using our in-house statistical determination tool or those requested by our clients to determine the appropriate amount of contingency. Our senior executives and consultants will also help you to identify risks outside of the scope of your projects as defined by drawings and specifications, and recommend a course of action to mitigate, avoid or accept the external risk.

Planning

Although existing CPM technology and tools are useful for the initial schedule on any project, they need to be supplemented for project execution. Existing products do not automatically expand activities to reflect partial activities or deliveries, nor do they integrate with other reporting vehicles such as material receiving or contract progress to perform automatic updating. For example, reporting on engineering progress involving hundreds of parallel and fuzzily related activities is impractical using only these tools. OnTrack Project Manager’s planning module emphasizes resources and earned progress reported by individual discipline. The individual activities taken from planning packages are transformed in OnTrack into deliverable/pay items to determine progress by account. This is equivalent to the level 1 summary of the commercial planning packages, so that forecast and amount of effort remaining can be better identified and provided.

OnTrack provides an experienced specialist in every sector of the industry to oversee the planning, while the software handles the details of calculations.

Progress Monitoring

OnTrack Engineering leverages the sophisticated Cost Control/Earned Value module in OnTrack Project Manager for progress monitoring of engineering and construction. This provides earned value metrics by taking into consideration actual quantities or intermediate weighted milestones for engineering activities, productivity, and resources necessary to utilize until the planned project completion date. With this methodology, we can boast that we have never missed a schedule as we carefully monitor progress and continuously recommend appropriate corrective actions.

Training/Certification

Since 1986 OnTrack Engineering has offered Project Control, Procurement, and Project Management and Consulting. Now with the launch of the new international division of OnTrack Enginering (OnTrack Engineering CZ s.r.o), we offer courses by leaders of the Industry in Training, Development, and Support. These courses are in AACE Certification Preparation Training, Skills and Knowledge and Direct Company and Project Specific courses of Project Management and Project controls.

Our Consulting and Training teams are experienced experts on competency based application, who have taught at Universities, but are practical case experts, as well as training that has workshops based on real world applications as well as one of the few companies that has trainers who have authored AACE Certification Study Guides, Seminars in a Box, Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, Project Professional Guides, and Recommended Practices.

With over 150 Years of Project Experience from the Senior team, as well as experienced International Employees, who have worked in multiple currencies and languages, the time presents a highly competent based group.

Courses Offered:

  • Certified Cost Professional (CCP) Certification Preparation Course
  • Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification Preparation Course
  • Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) Certification Preparation Course
  • Earned Value Professional (EVP) Certification Preparation Course
  • Decision and Risk Management Professional (DRMP) Certification Preparation Course
  • Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering
  • Project Controls for Oil and Gas
  • Project Controls for Energy
  • TCM Implementation for International Projects
  • Forensic Review in Scheduling
  • Earned Value Management (EVM) for Managers
  • Control Account Manager (CAM) Training
  • Earned Value Management (EVM) Advanced Training
  • Construction Project Management and Control System Auditing Fundamentals
  • Value Engineering and Improvement Practices

For more information on how you can take advantage of our world class training and certification programs through OnTrack Engineering CZ s.r.o. please contact at sales@ontrackengineering.com