Vallez International LLC

About Michael J. Vallez, P.E., MBA, Lean-6Sigma

Michael J Vallez, P.E., MBA, Lean-6Sigma

Michael J. Vallez

Mr. Vallez has over 40 years of hands-on and leadership experience in project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, change management, claims, and dispute resolution. He has served in project and executive management roles for both owners and contractors working on world-class international oil and gas, power, mining, heavy civil, chemical, and commercial projects. Mr. Vallez has a proven ability to organize, integrate and manage the work of multidisciplined technical specialists and project construction teams to achieve corporate financial goals and objectives of return on investment, safety, operational performance, cost, and time. He has been involved in leading top teams toward achieving compliance with project requirements as defined in project documents. Mr. Vallez currently specializes in the analysis and monitoring of project execution plans, cost and schedule overruns, safety incidents, project team performance issues, and technical and economic project feasibility. He provides expert witness testimony on the root causes of delays and cost overruns, cumulative impacts, forensic accounting, and best practices for meeting schedule, budget, and operating results. He has written several books about construction management, safety, and effective project leadership.

He earned a BS in Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1975 and an MBA from the University of Utah in 1983. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Utah, reciprocal in 48 states.


  • CPM Scheduling
  • Cost control
  • Construction planning and organizing
  • Labor motivation and productivity
  • Cost control
  • Contract administration
  • Construction inspection
  • Commissioning and start up
  • Documentation
  • Team building
  • Site organization
  • Engineering supervision
  • Logistics
  • Procurement and expediting
  • Material control
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Safety leadership and administration


  • Commercial
  • Heavy Civil and Mining
  • Chemical
  • Industrial
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power
  • Geothermal

Professional Affiliations

Construction Specifications Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Project Management Institute
Construction Management Association of America
International Society of Explosive Engineers
American Concrete Institute