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PFES Named as a Top 50 Program Management Firm in 2023 by Engineering News-Record

This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has been recognized

Chicago, IL (July 6, 2023) — PFES, part of The Planet Group and a premier provider of strategic consulting services for the energy and utility sectors, continues its rapid growth with recognition by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Top 50 Program Management Firms of 2023. This is the fourth year the firm has been recognized with this honor, climbing to #31 in the 2023 rankings.

Additionally, ENR recognized PFES as one of the largest US Construction Management/PM-for-Fee Firms, coming in at #52 in 2023.

According to ENR, interest rate hikes are slowing market inflation, leading more owners to turn to firms like PFES to weigh project costs, seek savings, and improve collaboration.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the top program management firms by ENR,” said Tim Simmerly, President of PFES and their parent company, The Planet Group. “We work with our clients as partners on the successful execution of their capital programs and projects. These clients are supported by our world-class teams that lead every project with an ownership mindset and provide innovative tools, systems and processes from utility projects across the nation.”

Founded in 2012, PFES has managed billions of dollars in capital projects related to power generation, power delivery and natural gas distribution. The company has experienced tremendous year-over-year growth as utilities and energy companies have relied on the firm’s expertise to complete large-scale CapEx projects efficiently and with significant cost savings.

Servicing the utility, energy, renewables and oil, gas & chemical markets, PFES specializes in:

  • Business Strategy and Advisory Services
  • Program & Project Management
  • Project Controls
  • Business Intelligence
  • Owner’s Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Regulatory Compliance & Cybersecurity


PFES, part of The Planet Group, offers comprehensive management and consulting services as well as functional outsourcing solutions to organizations in the energy, utility, heavy infrastructure and oil, gas & chemical markets. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we’ve been delivering innovative Business Strategy, Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) and Program Management solutions since 2012. Learn more at


The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, consists of a group of related global consulting organizations and renowned staffing brands and has been purposefully built to address the professional services needs of leading companies in the Technology, Diversified Energy & Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Infrastructure and Digital Marketing areas. Named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies, the company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices throughout the US, Europe, India and LATAM.


Elizabeth Spayne
VP, Marketing, The Planet Group
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