Tim McManus

VP Infrastructure
McKinsey & Company

Digital and Innovation Strategies for the Infrastructure Industry

Productivity in the engineering and construction industry has been stagnant for decades. The proliferation of digital solutions has made it difficult for users to develop a coherent strategy. Companies who are able to successfully navigate the new digital landscape are on the brink of a transformation that will see top performers reduce overall project costs by 20-45%. However, digital transformations require developing digital capability across all aspects of the organization. Therefore, each entity involved in the industry must understand its critical challenges in order to guide its path to increased digital capability.

About Tim

Career Synopsis

Tim McManus is a Vice President in McKinsey’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice leading the Mega Project Delivery group for North America. He helps clients develop, implement, and deliver mega projects and capital programs in the North American infrastructure market and other market sectors.

His expertise includes management and development of major capital programs and projects in the infrastructure market globally, and specifically for the transportation and sports industries

He has also been engaged in establishing knowledge transfer programs and capacity building for government and private sector organizations that plan, develop and implement major transportation, water and other infrastructure programs

Key Experience:

Led the feasibility study for a multi-billion development in New York City, has served as senior expert for several major studies and projects including the due diligence of major industry M&A, the reorganization of a US construction company, the development of a major sports city and the risk assessment of a multi-billion dollar development project for a government agency. He has also served as an expert advisor for two major governmental infrastructure investment funds and several other mega-infrastructure projects globally.

Prior to McKinsey, Tim served as Senior Vice President and Director of Global Program Management for AECOM, and served as Program Manager for the $60 billion Infrastructure Development Program for the country of Libya, Principal-in-Charge for AECOM’s Program Management team on the $24 billion Crossrail program in London and the $20 billion Jeddah Transportation Program, and Program Manager for their Hurricane Sandy Recovery program.

He also directed the development and delivery of Gillette Stadium, New England’s premier sports, entertainment and event venue, as the Program Director for the New England Patriots management team.

He is currently an Instructor in the Executive Education Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and has also served as a lecturer at the Harvard Business School – Executive Education Program, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northeastern University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Engineering, and has been a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and seminars. Tim is a long-standing member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the former President of the New England Chapter, and is a Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)