Project Summary: The Transmission Life Extension & Modernization (TLEM) Program began in 2012 to maintain our Client's Transmission System availability and reliability. The Client's assets included in this Program are transmission lines with voltages ranging from 115kV to 765kV and breaker and half, ring bus transmission substations. The Program consists of twenty-four individual projects with scopes ranging from Protective Relay Upgrades, Breaker, Transformer, Reactor, Wave Trap, Disconnect Switch, Submarine Transmission Cable, and Station Service Power Upgrades. Our Client's Project Engineers manage these individual projects. K&A was selected through a competitive bid process to provide Program Management services to support the Client's internal resources to ensure timely completion of the work following the Client's project management policies and procedures.
K&A Scope: K&A is currently providing Program Management, Project Engineering, and Cost Control support for the TLEM projects. K&A's engineering efforts include review and checking of design drawings, reports, and calculations for a Disconnect Switch Replacement Project and developing design drawings in AutoCAD to support the engineering effort. K&A is also performing conceptual engineering for the substation upgrade projects. Program Management efforts include developing a deliverables RACI matrix in concert with the various Client Project Engineers, monitoring and validating cost estimates at significant milestones throughout the project's life, and reviewing CEAR cost estimates and variances. Project Controls tasks include supporting the development of a Master Program Schedule and reviewing resource-loaded project schedules; monitoring the resource plan once established and agreed upon for each project.