Jerry Klanac

Jerry oversees PMA’s Chicago and Detroit offices as well as its Global Oil and Gas practice. He has exstensive project management experience for United States and international construction projects, specifically in oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, and water/wastewater. He has consulted on projects with a cumulative value of more than $38 billion.

Jerry has significant expertise in project cost/schedule controls, developing and analyzing CPM schedules, developing and reviewing conceptual and definitive cost estimates, developing cost estimating tools, assessing and reviewing construction labor productivity, providing expert analyses and evaluating change orders and claims, developing project management processes, preparing contract strategies, and providing probabilistic analyses of cost estimates and schedules. Jerry also is an accomplished project management trainer, teaching courses at University of Dayton, Moscow School of Management, and numerous private clients.

Knowledge Leader, Project Risk Management

Jerry has been a leader within PMA’s risk management practice for the past 15 years, conducting qualitative and quantitative risk assessments for a variety of worldwide clients – primarily within oil and gas, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. Jerry’s work has led to the formation of PMA’s risk analysis process, which is becoming a generally accepted practice for conducting these types of reviews. The track record for forecasting outcomes based on PMA’s risk analysis process is exceptional.

Knowledge Leader, Construction Claims

Jerry has significant experience in expert analysis and evaluation of change orders and claims on projects nationally and internationally. He has reviewed loss of productivity claims, performed fact-finding investigations, assisted counsel during discovery, and prepared expert reports for reconciling schedule delays. He has also prepared claims analyses to settle contractor disputes, and he has participated in depositions that include labor productivity and schedule delay analyses. Jerry has testified before an international arbitration board on matters related to EPC contracts and disputed change orders, and he has coauthored papers on risk assessment, liquidated damages, and claims dispute and avoidance.


Jerry has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in civil engineering from the University of Dayton.