Firas Ali

Firas Ali

Senior Consultant P.Eng.

p: 514 932-2188

a: 4333 St. Catherine Street West, | Suite 500
Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1P9

Firas Ali has successfully delivered multi-billion-dollar projects for nearly 20 years across a wide range of industries. He is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and is fluent in both English and French.

His expertise in project management encompasses a wide range of areas including defining and implementing project controls systems, best contract management processes, claims avoidance work as well as bid preparation and complex contract negotiations. He has held contract awareness workshops to help project teams better understand contract management and execution in the field.

He has worked for Owner’s organizations, EPCMs and Contractors in Canada, the US and the Middle East. In his role as Vice President, Project Controls and Contracts, he led a software design team to create an in-house project controls application that was successfully deployed on two major capital projects worth $1 billion to perform Earned Value Management and integrate with various other corporate software. The system provided the construction management team with timely visibility regarding the health of a project at various levels, guiding them in their decision-making as they adapted to changing project conditions.

His career highlights include leading a team of 25 professionals in the preparation and successful negotiation of a $45 million claim, negotiating the reboot of multiple critical contracts where a single contractor filed for bankruptcy in a remote area halfway through the performance period (+$300 million), and acting as lead facilitator to help ease tensions between the local workforce and multi-nationals tasked with the rebuilding efforts in a warzone.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Management
McGill University, Montreal 1999

Additional Training

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Courses from the Project Management Institute (PMI) 2010

Languages

English, French, Arabic

Professional Affiliations

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Professional Engineer