Bob Groves


Global Elite Thought Leader - Construction 2023
Global Elite Thought Leader - Consulting 2023
Thought Leader - USA - Construction & Consulting 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BS Civil Engineering
Professional Memberships ASCE, PMI, AACE, CFMA, ABA
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Over 35 years of experience in Construction and Government Contract matters.
  • Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University’s School of Engineering.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination in state and federal courts and arbitrations.
  • Expertise in the analysis of critical path delays, labor productivity, cost overruns, and damages.
  • Acts as an expert regarding scheduling, accounting, and program management matters in the construction, aerospace and shipbuilding industries.
  • Recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Construction Global Elite Thought Leader.

Bob Groves has over 35 years of experience in the construction, aerospace and shipbuilding industries. He has been retained as an expert regarding engineering, program management,  scheduling, accounting and contract matters on numerous occasions.

Bob has testified in state and federal civil courts, in regulatory proceedings, and in arbitrations as well as participating in mediations and settlement negotiations. His testimony has covered critical path method (CPM) scheduling, delay analysis, construction accounting and damages analysis.

Bob has a background with an international construction company as a schedule and cost engineer developing, implementing, and updating schedules and cost budgets for commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction projects. He has prepared cost estimates for negotiated and competitive bid projects and served as a project engineer with responsibility for coordinating subcontract work and contract administration.

Bob’s consulting expertise includes the evaluation of schedule delays and cost overruns on construction and manufacturing programs, and the preparation and evaluation of contract claims. He has also performed fraud and false claims investigations and prepared settlement proposals related to contract terminations.

Bob is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Project Management Institute, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, the Construction Financial Management Association and the American Bar Association. Prior to joining HKA, Bob was a Vice President with TM Financial Forensics; a Managing Director at Navigant Consulting; a Vice President at Tucker Alan Inc.; and a Principal at Peterson Consulting. Bob also worked at Dillingham Construction.

Bob is an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University’s School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where he teaches a graduate class on construction claims analysis and resolution, including the topics of construction accounting and cost overruns, schedule delay analysis, claim preparation and alternative dispute resolution. He has also lectured to corporations, public agencies, law firms, and industry groups on topics including project scheduling, construction cost overruns, schedule delay analysis and contract claims.

Contact Bob
Location: One Letterman Drive, Bldg D, Suite P100
San Francisco, 94129

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