Effective Project Leadership


Congratulations! The energy project opportunity you have been working on for the past 6-12 months has finally been negotiated and awarded. Now it’s time to perform for your company and the customer. As the project manager in charge of this project, you have a tremendous opportunity to make money for your company, enhance your career, save your customer a lot of energy and dollars, grow your people, build an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship with that customer and lay the groundwork for future contracts with this and other customers. To do this, you must now lead your project team to successfully perform this project. You can do it, but your solid engineering skills that have served you so well up to the present must now share the spotlight with your leadership skills. You can’t do it all. You need to think like a leader—the person who has to motivate, support and guide your team to bring the project in on-time, within budget and to the customer’s satisfaction. This paper will present proven leadership competencies you can use to achieve those goals.

Presented By

Barry Benator, P.E., C.E.M.

Barry Benator is founder and president of BENATECH, INC., an energy management consulting and training firm serving clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has more than 40 years of experience serving corporate, institutional and governmental clients. He has conducted energy audits on more than 300 facilities. Barry has also taught more than 100 CEM courses, more than 100 life cycle costing (LCC) courses and more than 25 CEA courses. He has trained thousands of energy professionals, who are now helping their companies and customers reduce their energy use and costs. His clients have included: Association of Energy Engineers; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; Chevron Energy Solutions; Kaiser Permanente, Pfizer, Inc.; Florida Power & Light Company; U.S. Department of Energy; and U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force, among others. Barry holds M.S. and bachelor degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a M.B.A. in finance from Loyola University. He is a Professional Engineer / Certified Energy Manager / Certified Energy Auditor. Barry has served as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and has achieved the professional distinction of Fellow of the Association of Energy Engineers.