Short Courses and Conferences

Excellence in Project Management for the Energy Industry

Safer, Better, Faster, and Cost Efficient Projects

Dates Pending


Course Director

Dr. Nick Lavingia has over 35 years of global project engineering, management, consulting and training experience in the Energy industry.  As a Project Manager and Project Management Consultant/Advisor at Chevron until 2013, he supported projects worth well over $ 100 billion.  Since retiring from Chevron, he continues to provide consultation and training to project professionals worldwide. His experience includes projects in oil and gas development, oil sands, liquefied natural gas, refining, chemicals and mining.

Nick has a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical and Petroleum-Refining Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics (emphasis Engineering Economics and Management) from Colorado School of Mines.  He is a registered Professional Chemical Engineer in the State of California.

As a contributing author on profitability analysis for the Engineer's Cost Handbook, Nick has published and presented many papers at technical organizations.  He is a recipient of industry award from Pathfinder for outstanding contribution to the advancement of project management technology and the Chevron Chairman's award for implementing value engineering throughout the corporation.



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