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Contract and Vendor Management experience
Dougal was the project manager for the design and development of a multi-billion dollar project that is modifying and delivering a new Cavalry Reconnaissance Vehicle for the Australian Defence Force.
In this role, Dougal established contracts with subcontractors for the modification and delivery of simulator components.
Dougal conducted a liability risk assessment to determine the appropriate transfer of risk from the prime contractor to subcontractors based on who was better placed to manage the risk.
Dougal also ensured the correct flow-down of terms from the head contract.
Dougal also established processes within the prime and the subcontractors to ensure all contract management obligations with the department were satisfied.
Dougal Pidgeon is a project manager and procurement specialist with extensive experience gained working in the Department of Defence, state government and the defence industry.
Dougal has worked with clients to deliver and advise on projects at every stage of the capability lifecycle.
He has been involved in developing requirements and approaching the market, establishing and managing contracts for the delivery, support, and ultimately disposal of systems.
These projects and procurements also represent a wide variety in scope, value and approach and have included:
- A multi-billion dollar program to replace whole fleets of weapons
- Projects that were designing and developing new systems or modifying off-the-shelf products
- Rapid acquisitions for urgent operational requirements.
Dougal ensures his clients deliver projects and procurements through detailed and effective planning, establishing robust processes, maintaining clear communication, and strong but inclusive leadership.
Dougal has Masters degrees in Engineering Science (Project Management) and Defence Capability Development and Acquisition.
Dougal also has qualifications in procurement and tendering.
Dougal enjoys walking his dog around the green hills of the Yarra Ranges, and escaping from the notoriously variable weather there to dry out in front of a fire with a glass of red and a fine book.