Ken Kawasaki

Proven Experience

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Ken Kawasaki is a seasoned project consultant with over thirty years of experience supporting the U.S. Department of Energy and United States Army Corps of Engineers providing risk management and project management support. Areas of confidence include program and project risk management, risk register development, and risk analysis. Mr. Kawasaki’s project management, cost estimating, schedule analysis, and lifecycle baseline experience provide a unique skill set that enhances his ability to develop project risks. He has supported DOE and DOE-EM in the development of their risk policies, including DOE G 413.3-7A Risk Management Guide and the DOE-EM MR and contingency policy. Mr. Kawasaki has facilitated risk summits to initiate risk development, developed material for risk workshops, and prepared qualitative analyses and qualitative assessments to aid the project team in assessing the risk planning strategies and mitigation actions to manage project risks.

Mr. Kawasaki has demonstrated experience developing program and project risk management plans, processes, procedures, identification, and assessment; probabilistic cost and schedule risk model development and analysis; data analysis and assessment; horizontal and vertical construction estimating; project lifecycle estimating and analysis, forensic construction cost analysis, contractor cost/estimate evaluation and analysis, and contractor REA cost evaluation and assessment.

Mr. Kawasaki has a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado. He is also a Certified Cost Professional, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering in Colorado.

Sustainable Results

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Mr. Kawasaki has served as Lead in the development of Site and project Risk Management Plans, Risk Assessments, Risk Model development, and Contingency analysis for DOE-EM-HQ; Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant; Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant; Separations Process Research Unit; Paducah/Portsmouth DUF6 processing facility; Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC); Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; West Valley Demonstration Project; Moab Site Office; Los Alamos Site Office; Fluor B&W Portsmouth; and CH2M Hill Plateau remediation Company. 

Project lead for the evaluation of the DOE-EM project risk and contingency planning efforts across the EM complex as part of the DOE-EM Best-in-Class initiative.

He has also served as the lead for numerous U.S. Corps of Engineer cost estimating projects with estimate values ranging from $10M to $250M and provided cost engineering services to the Corps of Engineers for 11-months as the lead estimator for the National Missile Defense program in Delta Junction, Alaska evaluating contractor estimates, developing pre-construction and post construction estimates cost estimates, and provided project analysis support.

He has developed configuration change control processes and QA/QC protocol and procedures for work prosecution and completion.