Dr. Jeffery L. Ottesen PE, PSP, CFCC has more than thirty-two years of combined experience as an infrastructure planner, civil engineer, construction contracts manager, general contractor, scheduler, claims consultant, and expert witness.

He has completed hundreds of construction claims assignments domestically and internationally, across the heavy civil, building, power, transportation, pipeline, and process industries. He uses his design, construction, and contract management experience to strengthen analyses performed in his claims and testifying activities.

Dr. Ottesen is an accomplished lecturer and presenter, having taught for a combined six years at the college and university levels, and with contractors, lawyers, and owners. He has taught courses including mathematics, construction management, CPM scheduling, soils and foundations, research methods, and PhD collaboration courses. He has published numerous papers and coauthored articles that have become standards in daily industry practices.

Dr. Ottesen is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Washington, Utah, and Texas. He is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Claims and Forensics Consultant (CFCC). He possesses both a BS and MS in civil engineering and a PhD in construction management.

Employment History

Alta Cascade
2002 – 2021
2014 – 2019
PCF Consulting
2009 – 2018
Alta ECC
2002 – 2007

Nielsen-Wurster Group
1998 – 2002

Parsons Brinkerhoff
1997 – 1998

Anthem Electronics
1995 – 1997

Bennett Ringrose Wolsfeld (Emporis)
1993 – 1995

Texas Transportation Institute
1991 – 1993

DeLeuw Cather
1987 – 1991

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International (AACEi)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Society of Construction Law UK (SCL)


Professional Civil Engineer (PE)

Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) AACEi

Certified Forensics Claim Consultant (CFCC) AACEi

Areas of Expertise


University of Washington
PhD, Built Environments, Construction Management, 2019

Texas A&M University at College Station
MS, Civil Engineering, 1993

Brigham Young University
BS, Civil Engineering, 1991