Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Egg Harbor Café
Parkside Shopping Center
5920 Roswell Rd NE,
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Topic: Redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in New York City
Speaker: Jim Hickey, Senior Project Manager with WSP USA
In his presentation, Jim will share his work for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in New York City. His presentation illustrates the enormous challenges for a project of this magnitude, yet also the opportunities and the solutions that ultimately led to the outstanding success of what it is today. With over four decades of experience, Jim has managed teams for major mega-projects both in the US and in foreign countries.

Jim’s excellent PPT presentation is available for download: 03-26-19_LAIMtg-JimHickeyPPT

Jim Hickey’s Bio:
Jim Hickey is a senior project manager with WSP USA with over four decades of experience in leadership and management positions of increasing responsibility, focused upon generating and implementing solutions in a rapid-paced environment. He develops relationships with emphasis on up-front team building, clear definition of common objectives, synchronized systems for rapid issue resolution, and frequent joint evaluation of effectiveness. He transforms strategic goals into executable operational plans to sustain safety, quality, schedule, and budget.

Jim’s extensive experience in leading large teams provides him with a broad ability to assess staff and quickly assign the right people to realize the project. He is effective at structuring teams to produce multiple concurrent work packages and creating a delivery-focused team, support and logistics staff to implement a well-coordinated project.Jim is known for his fair and even approach to dealing with contractors and develops strong working relationships with the site-based teams to ensure projects are executed to fulfill the client’s vision and design objectives.

Jim is experienced in executive leadership, program and project management, team building, staff development, and process innovation. He is a skilled and effective facilitator, communicator, and presenter. His project management experience includes directing activities for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the U.S. Forces Korea program (design and construction) with a total value of over $300 million annually. In addition, Jim led construction management activities at the King Faisal Naval Base in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His program management experience includes directing activities for the development and procurement of fighting systems at the U.S. Department of the Army level and for the development and procurement of joint warfighting systems at the Department of Defense level (The Joint Staff).