Thought Leaders Series Webinar: Enabling project success within dynamic risk environments

When:  Jun 29, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (AEDT)
Associated with  All Member Open Forum
Start time: 1.00pm AEST. In this webinar, KPMG Director Pedram Danesh-Mand will discuss the importance of robust risk management frameworks.


About the event

Join us as we hear from industry experts on the importance of a robust risk management frameworks to support successful project delivery. This webinar will take an in depth look at creating dialogues to address systematic risks, managing risk, and enabling project success within dynamic risk environments.

Key outcomes:

  • Outlining risk management strategies for modern construction
  • Creating effective risk management strategy
  • Steps to support construction schedule risk management

Who should attend

This webinar is relevant for all the engineers interested in learning about effective risk management strategies irrespective of their filed or discipline.

You do not need to be an Engineers Australia member to attend.


Pedram Danesh-Mand, Director, KPMG Australia, and NSW President, Risk Engineering Society

With a successful record of executive positions with high profile companies and as an industry innovation award winner, Pedram has contributed to a number of major projects across Australia and overseas.

As a Director of KPMG in Project Risk Consulting, Pedram leads and inspires teams for setting a benchmark for delivery of Integrated Project Controls (Scope, Time, Cost, Risk) and Project Risk Management to provide clients transparent and practical risk engineering solutions. Prior to this, Pedram was Jacobs Technical Director Risk across Asia Pacific and also Head of Planning & Risk for UGL in a wide range of projects across Water, Power Generation, Coal, LNG/Oil & Gas.

Pedram is a member of the EA Infrastructure Advisory Panel, a prestigious panel of 12 industry representatives who represent Engineers Australia views and inform infrastructure policy and public affairs work by Australian Governments. In addition, Pedram is a member of Infrastructure Projects Experts Panel (IPEP) of Office Projects Victoria (OPV) and a member of INSW Expert Review Panel for cost estimation, planning/scheduling, risk and contingency.

He is also an innovation award winner from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and CPB Contractors for his exceptional knowledge and practical application of statistical analysis and the Primavera system in reviewing project risks and schedules.

He has been the NSW President of Risk Engineering Society (RES) since 2013 and the key author of the 2nd Edition of Contingency Guideline, published by Risk Engineering Society (RES) in Feb 2019.

Pedram is highly skilled in Project Planning, Controls, Monte Carlo Simulation, Schedule/Cost Risk Analysis, Earned Value (EV), and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Pedram is also a casual lecturer and tutor on risk management (postgraduate level) at University of Technology, Sydney and Western Sydney University.

During his career path, Pedram has successfully helped high level Government Agencies, Law Firms and top contractors while working on many major projects including:

  • $16b Wave Program, Roads & Maritime Services
  • $11b Sydney Metro City & Southwest
  • $11b WestConnex
  • $11b APLNG Upstream
  • $5b Brisbane Underground & Bus
  • $900m Inpex Ichthys LNG CCPP Project
  • $100m Solomon Power Station, FMG
  • RGP5, delay claim
  • Gold Coast Rapid Rail, Due Diligence RLB
  • Revesby Turnback Project, Thiess vs TIDC
  • NBN in TAS, NSW, and SA
  • North West Growth Centre, NSW
  • Sydney Southern Freight Line, NSW
  • Upper Hunter Valley Alliance, NSW
  • $500m Ballina Bypass, and
  • $200m North West T-Way