Jerry Klanac

Jerry leads the Global Oil and Gas practice for PMA. He has extensive 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 expertise in analyzing and managing cost and schedule risk, providing project cost and schedule controls, developing and analyzing contractor CPM schedule submittals, developing and reviewing conceptual and definitive cost estimates, developing cost estimating tools, assessing and reviewing construction labor productivity, evaluating change orders and claims, developing project management processes, preparing contract strategies, and providing probabilistic analysis of cost estimates and schedules. Jerry also provides extensive facilitation and
training instruction. He currently serves as a faculty member at University of Dayton School of Engineering as well as at the BP Global Project Institute. He has prepared and conducted  numerous training seminars on CPM scheduling and its legal aspects. He has also developed and presented project controls courses for Marathon Petroleum and AstraZeneca.

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.