Construction Management & Commissioning

Achieve safety, quality, timeliness, and cost control on your project by leveraging our unparalleled construction management expertise.

Helping You Reach Your Project Construction Goals

Sargent & Lundy provides complete construction management and commissioning services for new and existing power stations, transmission and distribution systems, natural gas pipelines, gas compression stations, and other energy infrastructure projects. Our globally dispersed staff includes specialists in construction management, safety, quality assurance, planning and scheduling, cost control, contract management, and startup and testing. We can assist with your new-build projects, retrofits, modifications, outage support, AQCS installation, emergency response, decommissioning, demolition and more.

These services can be provided on a Sargent & Lundy-designed project or on a project designed by other engineering firms:

  • Construction Management (CM)
  • Start-up/Commissioning
  • Blended Team/Embedded CM Support
    In addition to providing comprehensive construction management and commissioning services, we also offer limited-scope CM. If you’re seeking CM help for specific tasks and objectives, a small Sargent & Lundy team or a single specialist can perform these services at a central office or site location. Some examples include constructability reviews, schedule checks, and project budget reviews.
  • Technical Field Advisor (TFA)
    We offer field support and technical expertise for new construction, outages, upgrades, and start-up and testing. TFAs seamlessly integrate and actively collaborate with your project team and can function in several technical capacities. Typical work may include:
    • Document reviews and interpretations
    • Random contractor surveillance and construction monitoring
    • Checks for project design specifications, site work procedures, and documentation
    • Any other technical needs

  • Owner’s or Lender’s Representative
    If you’re an owner or lender with limited staff, resources, or expertise, Sargent & Lundy can act as your representative. This engagement may cover an entire project or a limited review, regardless of whether our firm is the engineer on your project.
  • Vendor Surveillance
    We offer surveillance services at a vendor’s facility that can help achieve quality and an expedited project timeline. Our experienced vendor surveillance team will:
    • Monitor production and vendor adherence to quality control programs, specification requirements, and project schedules
    • Perform shop inspections for work in progress, as well as hold or witness point inspections
    • Expedite equipment deployment

Construction Management

Our CM professionals can assist with ongoing management, coordination, and oversight of work during all phases of a project. We’ll help you meet your safety, schedule, cost, scope, and quality goals.

Typical CM responsibilities include assisting with:

  • Project schedules, budgets, and cost monitoring
  • Constructability reviews
  • Contract administration
  • Progress reporting, work inspection, change estimating and control, quantity reporting, and evaluation of contractor performance
  • Progress payment reviews and recommendations


As experienced troubleshooters and managers, our startup professionals have the knowledge, skills, and tools to respond quickly to problems and offer concrete recommendations to keep your startup on schedule. We have deep expertise with startup, testing, initial operation, and commissioning of new units, and with major modifications to existing technologies.

We can keep your project on track and help:

  • Develop turnover packages and initial testing programs
  • Coordinate and witness construction, preoperational, functional, startup, and commissioning testing
  • Train your startup and operating personnel
  • Coordinate final turnover packages