Jesse R. Sloane, P.E.

1777 Sentry Parkway West
VEVA Building 11, Suite 300
Blue Bell, PA  19422
Tel: 267-464-0500
Fax: 267-464-0400

Jesse R. Sloane, P.E.

Jesse Sloane has ten years of experience in planning, scheduling, construction, project management, and leadership in the military and private sectors. He has analyzed delay, disruption, inefficiency claims and the evaluation of damages by extensively reviewing project documents, schedules, and costs, and has presented expert findings at mediations and settlement negotiations. He served as a Nuclear Trained Officer with the United States Navy for seven years, trained in the design, construction, operation, and refueling of nuclear power plants, in accordance with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requirements. His service for the Navy and also for the Department of Energy included significant planning and scheduling related to aircraft carrier and submarine refueling projects, spent nuclear fuel containment, and refueling process safety responsibilities. Jesse joined the Navy while completing undergraduate course work at Drexel University. He was commissioned as a Naval Officer upon graduation and spent seven years serving in and working for the Navy and Department of Energy.

  • Pennsylvania State University, M.Eng., Nuclear Engineering
  • Drexel University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania and Virginia
Professional Affiliations
  • AACE International – Member
  • American Nuclear Society – Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers – Member
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – Member
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Low-Level Waste Advisory Committee – Alternate Member
Select Speaking Engagements

“Rickover Principles: Applying the Success of the Nuclear Navy to Construction Projects and Claims Analysis”, AACE Northeast Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, March 2019.

“ABA Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy”, American Bar Association, Dallas, TX, February 2018.

Project Highlights

Hot-Briquetted Iron Plant, Texas – Retained by counsel to evaluate contractor’s claims and performance on the construction of $1.4B new direct reduction hot briquetted iron plant.  The project includes a 450-foot high reduction furnace tower, reformer, heat recovery system, water treatment plant, iron ore handling facility, and loading station and dock.  Claims totaled over $40M for extra work, delays, acceleration, and labor inefficiency. Evaluated schedule delays associated with process tower erection, piping installation, heavy-lift cranes, and furnace construction. Analyzed change requests for delays, inefficiency and additional work. Prepared schedule graphics to present findings and issue studies to assist in reaching a mutually beneficial settlement prior to arbitration.

US-Mexico Border Land Port of Entry, Texas – Retained by U.S. General Services Administration to analyze a delay claim REA presented by the general contractor for the $50M new construction of the Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, along the US-Mexico border. The facility included 12 buildings, roadways, sitework, and access control for the 100+ acre site. The contractor’s $16.5M REA included delay, inefficiency, and direct work claims which alleged significant delays due primarily to government-induced scope changes and delays. Analyzed the contractor’s TIA delay analysis compared to contemporaneous project schedules, progress records, and photographic evidence to demonstrate contractor-induced delay throughout the course of the project.  Developed an exhibited expert report of findings for the client.  Attended settlement conference meetings with GSA and the contractor to present preliminary findings regarding delay analysis and assist in negotiation/settlement discussions.

Central Artery and Tunnel Project, Massachusetts – Evaluated claim for schedule delays and liquidated damages on behalf of vertical transportation subcontractor on reconstruction of a transit station.  The project consisted of construction of a new box tunnel below the existing transit line and major renovation and reconstruction of existing transit station. Analyzed schedule updates and recovery/acceleration schedules to determine impact on multiple completion milestones. Evaluated delay issues and disruptions associated with installation and testing. Assisted in preparation of expert report.

Refrigerated Warehouse Project, New Jersey – Provided schedule delay analysis in defense of a wrongful partial termination claim regarding the construction of a new 226,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse and office facility. Evaluated delays associated with storm water system redesigns, concrete slab installation, concrete electrical pad redesign and installation, and connection of permanent electrical power, as related to the partial termination.  Developed exhibited expert affirmative and rebuttal reports.  Assisted client by attending deposition of opposing counsel’s schedule delay expert and arbitration.