Gordon Lawrence is the Manager of Capital Projects in the EMEA region for Asset Performance Networks, based out of the company’s office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Gordon has more than 25 years of experience in project management in the oil & gas, petrochemical, nuclear, and pharmaceutical industries. In his time at AP-Networks, Gordon has earned a reputation for being the “go to” Senior Consultant for troubled projects requiring effective and significant intervention in order to get back on track
Since joining AP-Networks, Gordon has been involved in the majority of the company’s capital projects consulting work. He has led multiple project reviews using AP-Networks’ Project Excellence and Assurance Consulting (PEAC) system, in addition to developing capital project work processes and project development procedures for numerous clients. He also works regularly with AP-Networks’ Risk Management Practice Leader Steve Jewell, providing Independent Project Risk Workshops, Schedule Estimate Risk Analyses (SERA), and Cost Estimate Risk Analyses (CERA).
In addition to his capital projects work, Gordon is heavily involved in turnaround consulting. He has led and assisted with over 40 turnaround reviews across the globe, including Turnaround Assist Programs (T-AP), Upstream Turnaround Assist Programs (uT-AP), and Integrated Turnaround Assist Programs (iT-AP). He has also published research on cost estimating for turnarounds, as well as on the use of different contract payment strategies for turnarounds.
Gordon’s work has taken him across the globe to such locations as Mexico, India, Thailand, Sakhalin Island, Trinidad, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Qatar, Singapore, and China, as well as many locations in North America and Europe.
Prior to joining AP-Networks, Gordon worked as a project engineer, project manager, and senior project manager in both owner and contractor organizations. Among these was Novartis, a Swiss Pharmaceutical company where Gordon managed projects in Switzerland and China. He also worked for Jacobs Engineering on projects in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and India. Additionally, he worked as a senior consultant at Independent Project Analysis (IPA), a reputable capital projects benchmarking firm.
Gordon is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, a registered professional engineer in the European Union, and a Fellow of the UK Institution of Chemical Engineers. Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, a master’s degree in Biochemical Engineering from Birmingham University, England, and an MBA from Strathclyde University Business School in Glasgow, Scotland. He has published numerous articles and conference papers on methods for improving project and turnaround systems.