Project Director with Contract expertise

Last Updated: 25th March 2019 (over 3 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

English, Russian


Chartered Engineer, Chartered Project Professional
CEng, ChPP, FICE, FAPM, FCIArb, FDBF, CMIRM, Barrister
FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators

Mr Chilton has over thirty-five years experience in change, projects and contracts management along with procurement and project supply chain. He qualified in 1980 and following professional training, has practised internationally since 1985 specifically in the areas of engineering and construction project and contract management and the management of disputes, has handled the establishment of complex JVs and Special Purpose Vehicles for international commercial organisations. He has led projects in regulated environments using legally prescribed gated processes. He has worked with many major companies with respect to business and project leadership, dispute board member selection and dispute avoidance and resolution and has been involved with projects in excess of US$5 billion. He has managed claims and disputes internationally (ICE, NEC, JCT and FIDIC forms of contract). Contract leadership for $10bn oil and gas field developments programme including final investment decision and overarching contracting strategy. Chief Risk Officer and Head of Learning for £30bn major defence programme. Negotiation of risk-based pricing under the UK’s Single Source Contract Regulations 2014.
He has substantial experience in commercial and contract management, supply chain and procurement. He has negotiated international contracts for capital works and supply contracts including “early contractor involvement” and partnership arrangements. He has developed special arrangements to assure legal compliance with European Procurement Regulations whilst reducing the impact on schedule. As a qualified engineer, project manager and lawyer, he is able to address many of the issues in the design, procurement and construction phases of project delivery. He has extensive experience in strategic risk and the development of extended enterprise approach to risk management.
His work in law has obliged him to consistently view his decisions in the light of their legal consequences and how the results of his decisions would play out in the community whether that be family, the community which shares the effects of a particular project or the public at large. He is used to his work being viewed by an audience beyond the immediate stakeholders, assuming that any of his actions may result in public scrutiny.
He has been retained as an Interim Executive in the Leadership Teams of organisations, programmes and projects throughout the world. In particular, he has been involved with the implementation/construction phase of projects and programmes covering Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Contract Management and Preparation for Production (Mechanical Completion). He brings his professional experience to bear, quickly understanding the business and by identifying the strengths of and working with the venture’s leadership team, determine strategy and implement new direction.

Specifically, with reference to exemplar global requirements for project, commercial and legal professionals, he is;

• Degree qualified (civil engineering)
• A chartered and registered project professional (Certificated Project Manager)
• Expert in schedule, cost and risk analysis including Microsoft Project & Primavera
• An experienced risk strategist, Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management
• A qualified lawyer (called to the bar in 2007)
• An internationally experienced project manager with over twenty years experience in heavy industrial construction and project management
• Experienced in the management of expert teams and contractors
• Certified ONR/NDA SQEP (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person) as Senior Project Manager Level 2 for complex projects over £500m.
• At ease in combining the engineering, project and legal aspects of schemes as they impact both the business and the environment

Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Fellow of the Association for Project Management and is a Certificated Project Manager/Chartered and Registered Project Professional. Holds the title “EUR ING” and is a chartered engineer throughout Europe. He holds the degree of BSc (First Class) in Civil Engineering, Master of Philosophy in Civil Engineering Production Management, Post Graduate Diplomas in Engineering Management and in Law. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 2007. He is a member of ACE (Association of Consulting and Engineering).

Mr Chilton is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators and a Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation (Geneva). He has sat on Dispute Avoidance/Adjudication Boards in many jurisdictions along with numerous instructions regarding dispute avoidance and dispute resolution. He conducts training related to FIDIC contracts’ procedures and dispute resolution processes.


As detailed below

   Oct 1977
— Current


BSc Civil Engineering with First Class Honours*
MPhil Civil Engineering Production Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management*
Graduate Diploma in Law
Bar Vocational Course (Degree of Barrister)
Diploma in Arbitration
*With national prizes

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Engineer
Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Barrister, called to the Bar, England and Wales
Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation
FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators
Fellow of the Association of Project Managers (Certificated Project Manager)
Registered Project Professional (APM)
Chartered Project Professional (APM)
Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management


Church Shade Limited

   Mar 1991
— Current

As an interim executive/contractor I have worked internationally across many sectors.

Sector Experience

Civil Engineering
Nuclear Decommissioning
Oil and Gas
Plastic electronics


Project Manager
Programme Manager
Project Director
General Manager
Delivery Manager
Managing Director
Contracts Director
Contracts Manager
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Risk Officer


Project Management
Programme Management
Operations Management
Strategic Business Planning
Change Management
Contract Law
Dispute Avoidance
Scheduling/programming – Microsoft Project/Primavera
Cost Management
Risk Management
Efficiency Review
Profitability improvement
Investment Appraisal
Project and programme governance
Leadership of projects in regulated industries

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