Director at Think Risk Twice Consulting


Maryam Nejad   M.A.Sc. , PMP, DRMP
Think Risk Twice Consulting provides professional Risk Management and  Project Services to various projects in  Oil & Gas,  Renewable Energy and Infrastructure

Over twenty years of professional experience in project risk management, project controls, and project management services in oil & gas and energy projects.
Certified Decision and Risk Management Professional (DRMP) and former member of AACEI Certification Board.
  • Oil and Gas mega projects, Refineries, SAGD, Pipelines, LNG , Power Generation, Solar, Windmill farms , Infrastructure and water treatments projects in various Stage Gates (from prospecting to operation phases)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Strategic and Tactical Risk Management
  • Risk Management processes and procedures according to ISO 31000 , AACE International TCM framework and Recommended Practices)
  • Project Controls processes, planning, scheduling and cost controls
  • Statistical Analysis and Benchmarking
  • Training and Coaching the project controls specialists and risk analysts
  • Proficient with Primavera, Pertmaster, @Risk and Decision Tools


  • Received DRMP and PMP certifications
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Earned one master and two bachelor of science degrees
  • Donates time to AACE International Certification Board

Experience Highlights

  • Owner/ Director ( since Nov 2015)
    Think Risk Twice Consulting Ltd.
  • Functional Project Risk Manager (June 2013-Nov 2015)
    CNOOC CANADA ( Nexen Energy ulc)
  • Project Services Manager- Major Projects ( May 2011-June 2013)
    TransCanada Corp.
  • Functional Risk Manager ( Feb 2009-May 2011)
    TransCanada corp.
  • Project Controls Manager ( Mar2002-Feb 2009)
    WorleyParsons Calgary
  • Senior Project Controls Specialist ( Mar1999-Mar2002)
    Fluor Canada ltd.
  • Project Planning Lead ( 1992-1998)
    tehran water and waste water company (ministry of energy)

Education Highlights

  • Master of Applied Science, Atomic & Molecular Physics (1989-1992)
    Azad University of Tehran
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Solid State Physics ( 1984-1988)
    Azad University of Tehran
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Statistics ( 1987-1992)
    melli university of iran ( beheshti)
  • Certified Decision & Risk Management Professional (DRMP)  since 2013
    AACE International
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)  since 2011
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Catalyst Leadership Program (2014)
    Oxford University, SAID Business School