Jim Christie

Senior Advisor – Decom Team Lead

Jim Christie is an experienced, professionally certified, and qualified project management professional / business manager with approximately 35 years practical experience in all phases from inception through decommissioning of energy, civil engineering, construction, refining, power, transportation and shipbuilding projects. Extensive experience in offshore oil and gas decommissioning in the UK and USA, working with owners, regulators and supply chain. Significant experience in the design, development and implementation business governance processes for project management, contract management and knowledge management. Significant experience in the preparation and delivery of project management and contract management training modules to project management and business professionals. Extensive and successful energy project involvement in all phases of the project life cycle, including pre-project screenings and evaluations; preparation and presentation of investment decision support packages; investor, government, contractor and other stakeholder negotiations. Extensive exposure to large, complex projects, incorporating technical, environmental, political, financial and logistical challenges in Norway, Russia and Africa. Significant international and cultural exposure over a 30-year period in Europe, the Middle East, SE Asia, Africa, India, Russia, Japan, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and the USA. Strong planning, organizational and communication skills; innovative with proven ability to develop practical solutions. Demonstrated ability to motivate, direct, lead and mentor others in team efforts. Experienced public speaker and advocate for organizations.


  • Master of Science – Engineering, Project Management, University of Aberdeen – Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • MBA, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts – Management, Open University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science – Construction, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom


  • Project Management Professional: Project Management Institute – 2000
  • Professional Member: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators – 1995
  • Chartered Project Manager: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK) – 1982
  • Chartered Associate: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – 1982
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