Tim Chitester


Construction 2024
Consulting 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BS Mechanical Engineering
Professional Memberships ASME, LEA, ABA, Construction Forum, American Bar Association TIPS Property Law Section
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Highly-experienced professional engineer.
  • More than 50 delay, quantum and technical expert appointments.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination.
  • Provides expert reports and testimony for disputes in excess of $1 billion.
  • Specialises in property loss and business interruption claims.
  • Vast knowledge of power generation related disputes.
  • Background in healthcare as EPC contractor.
  • Experienced in performance contracting as both an ESCo (energy services company) and consultant.

Tim Chitester is a registered professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in the engineering, design and construction industry. He is an authority in the resolution of construction disputes, construction claims, project management and property loss and business interruption claims. Tim has been appointed as a delay, quantum or technical expert on more than 50 occasions.

He is the best expert I have ever worked with. Clients love him. 

WWL Construction Expert Witnesses 2024

Tim is a recognized construction expert and has testified in federal court, federal mediation, state court, AAA arbitration, ICC arbitration and in other international arbitration forums. He provides expert reports and testimony, for disputes ranging from millions to those in excess of $1 billion, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. He has acted as expert in matters of construction management, contractor and engineer standard of care, trade use of contracts, cost, schedule, and productivity with resultant delay and disruption.

Tim has provided property loss and surety support services, including the review and evaluation of more than 150 contractors, for standard of care and project implementation programs. He also provides consultancy for clients regarding energy services, from energy conservation and demand side management to central utility plants and distributed generation.

Tim is widely experienced as an engineering manager and project manager. He has a background as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor working on a variety of healthcare projects across North America. He also has hands-on EPC and consulting experience in projects ranging from industrial, process and utilities to power generation, oil and gas and buildings.

Tim is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Florida, Iowa and Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, the ABA TIPS property law section, the Loss Executives Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and has been published on matters of construction disputes on numerous occasions.

Timothy Chitester is a long-standing figure in the construction industry with vast experience handling quantum, delay and technical matters.

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Location: Philadelphia
PA, United States

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