Senior Lecturer, Project Management Technology Department

Engr. Dr Charles N. Ononuju

Engr. Dr Charles N. Ononuju

Senior Lecturer

B.Eng., M.Sc., PhD
E-mail: charles.ononuju@futo.edu.ng

A Brief Biography

OnonujuCharles Nnamdi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He was the former Director of FUTO Water Limited at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. His research interests are in the areas of Construction Project Management, Contract Law and Arbitration. He received his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, as well as an M.Sc. and PhD in Project Management Technology both at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. Dr Ononuju has also worked with Private Construction Firms as a Consulting Civil Engineer in the past before joining the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is a COREN Registered Engineer and a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). He can be reached on charles.ononuju@futo.edu.ngononujucn@gmail.com

Qualifications
Courses Assigned
Affiliations
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualification

  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, PhD PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECH. (2016)
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, M.Sc. PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECH. (1998)
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, B.ENG. (HONS) CIVIL ENGINEERING (1990)
  • FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ADO-EKITI, HND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY (1985)
  • INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY ENUGU, OND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY (1982)
  • COMMUNITY SECONDARY SCHOOL AWO IDEMILI, WASC (1979)

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • PRT 513 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND LAW
  • PRT 413 MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
  • PRT 506 COST ESTIMATION AND TENDERING
  • PRT 863 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND LAW
  • PMT 705 ENGINEERING DESIGN ANALYSIS I
  • MGT 819 BUSINESS POLICY AND LAW
  • STE 803 CONCRETE MATERIALS PROPERTIES AND PRACTICE
  • PRT 858 FOUNDATION DESIGN
  • PMT 714 ENGINEERING DESIGN ANALYSIS II

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS [NSE], CORPORATE MEMBER REG. NO. 11086 [2001]
  • NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS [NICE], CORPORATE MEMBER REG. NO. C.00324 [2003]
  • COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF ENGINEERING IN NIGERIA [COREN]
  • FULLY REGISTERED AS A CIVIL ENGINEER REG. NO. R.11467 [2007]

Work Experience

  • Sept. 1990-Aug. 2001: Worked as QA/QC Engineer in various SPDC projects in Rivers and the Bayelsa States.
  • 2001-Sept. 2016: Lecturer in Construction Project Management, Dept. of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Oct. 2016-Date: Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management, Dept. of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Teaching the following courses at Post Graduate and Undergraduate levels: Engineering Design Analysis, Foundation Design, Concrete Materials and Practice, Construction Economics, Project Planning and Control, Project Design and Environmental Impact Assessment, Construction Technology, Contract Administration and Law, Cost Estimation.

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

  • Acting Managing Director, FUTO WATER LIMITED (Jan. 2, 2013 – Jan. 1, 2015)
  • Chairman, SMAT Deanship Electoral Committee, 2017
  • SIWES Coordinator, Project Mgt. Tech. Dept. (2016/2017 – Date)
  • Chairman, Investigation Panel into the fire incident in Associate Dean’s office, SMAT (2018)
  • Member University Senate – Elected by the Congregation (March 2019- Date)

Community Service

  1. Chairman, PTA, Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education Nursery School (2010-2015)
  2. Chairman, PTA, Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education Staff Primary School (2014-2016)
  3. Structural Design and Construction Supervision of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ubaheze Awo Idemili, Orsu L.G.A Imo State (2005).
  4. Structural Design and Construction of 12-Classroom Storey Complex for the PTA, Owerri Girls Sec. School, Imo State. (2007-2008).

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Activities

  1. Member, Study Team, Environmental Impact Assessment of Amoffia Quarry Industry (February 2003).
  2. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Bomadi-Ayamasi-Torubeni-Amasoma Road by NDDC (25th – 26th June 2006).
  3. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Sapele 450 MW Power Plant by NIPP (19th – 20th July 2007).
  4. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Multimalt Facility Expansion Project, Lagos (6th – 7th May 2009).
  5. Team Leader, Study and Design of Earth Dam, Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Assessment at Ubu River by Nnewi South and Ekwusigo  (September 2013).
  6. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Agenebode Jetty Construction Project at Etsako East LGA, Edo State by National Inland Waterways Authority (8th – 9th December 2014).
  7. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed New Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Production Facility Barbara Project, At Ogba Brewery, Lagos State By Guinness Nigeria Plc. (October 2017)
  8. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed HIS Nigeria Plc Base Stations in South-South Zone (Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers) states By HIS Nigeria Plc. (4th-9th September 2016)
  9. Member, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Free Zone (FZ) Development Project at Benin-Sagamu Expressway, Sagamu LGA, Ogun State. (23rd – 26th July 2018).
  10. Chairman, Technical Review Panel, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Infrastructural Development Projects In Bayelsa and Rivers States By Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs (MNDA). (15th-18th April 2018).

Research Interest

  • Building Construction Project Management

Publications:  

  1. Akpan, E.O.P., Ogbonna, A.C., & Ononuju, C.N. (2007). Projects Success: Matters Arising.  Advances in Science and Technology Vol.1, No.1.
  2. Ukwuoma, F.P.O. & Ononuju, C.N. (2007). On the Application of Optimal Control Theory to Research and Development Projects Management. JIBER, Vo.l 12, NO.1 Jan.-Jun. 2007.
  3. Ukwuoma, F.P.O. & Ononuju, C.N. (2007). Can a Project Audit Rescue a Runaway Project? JIBER, Vo.l 12, NO.1 Jan-Jun 2007.
  4. Ubani, E.C. & Ononuju, C.N.(2013). A Study of Failure and Abandonment of Public Sector-driven Civil Engineering Projects in Nigeria: An Empirical Review. AJSIR, Science Hub, Vol.4 Issue 1, Htt://www.org/AJSIR. ISSN:2153-649X, DOI:10525ajsir Feb. 2013.
  5. Ubani, E.C., Echeme, I.I. & Ononuju, C.N.(2015). Products Research and Development for Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria. Scientific Journal Publications, Reports and Opinion. 7(5): 40-46. (ISSN:1553-9873) Marshland Press. Website: www.sciencehub.net/report.7
  6. Akpan, E .O. P., Amade, B. and Ononuju, C. N. (2014). Application of Linear Programming to Production Systems: A Critique. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, Vol 3, Issue 10.
  7. Ononuju, C.N., Moneke, U.U. & Okamgba, S.E. (2016). Critical Factors and Decision Variables affecting Quality Assurance and Reliability Management in Road Construction Projects in Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Research, Vol. 4, Issue 6.
  8. Okpighe, S.O & Ononuju, C.N. (2016). Profit Taking in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Projects. International Journal for Business and Management, Vol 2, Issue 5, May 2016 Paper 2.
  9. Okpighe, S.O & Ononuju, C.N. (2016).The Effect of Visual Inspection of Air Receivers on the Integrity Management of Tug Boats. International Journal For Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 4, April 2016, Paper 1.
  10. Muoneke, U.U., Ononuju, C.N. & Nwachukwu, C.C. Evaluation of Factors Affecting Maintenance Work Schedule in the Oil and Gas Industry. Journal of Real Estate Economics, Vol. 1, No. 7, March 2016, Pg 1-39.
  11. Amade, B.,  Akpan, E.O.P., Ukwuoma, F.P.O., Ononuju, C.N. and Okore, O.L. (2018) “A Supply Chain Management (SCM) Framework for Construction Project Delivery in Nigeria: An Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Approach”. PM World Journal Volume 7, Issue 4  pg 1-26. www.pmworldjournal.net
  12. Ogbonna, A.C, Amade, B., Ononuju, C.N., Nwakanma, I.C., Okwara, I.D. and Erifesi, C.J.  (2018) “Application of Project Management Control Mechanisms in Construction Projects: A Case of PortHarcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria” European Project Management Journal Volume 8, Issue 1, 2018 pg 40-54. ISSN:2560-4961, DOI: 10.18485/epmj.2018.8.1.6
  13. Ononuju, C. N., Amade, B.Amaeshi, U. F., Adu, E. T. & Iringe-koko, P. K. (2019). The extent of the application of lessons learned in construction projects: The Nigerian Experience. International Academic Journal of Information Sciences and Project Management, Vol 3, Issue 3, pg 45-58
  14. Amade, B.,  Ononuju, C.N., Obodoh, D., and Okorie, C.E. (2019). Barriers to Lean Adoption for Construction Projects. The Pacific Journal of Science & Technology, Volume 20, Number 1 pg 153-166. http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm.

Conferences and Learned Societies Activities

  1. Ukwuoma, F.P.O. & Ononuju, C.N. (2005). Incorporation of Environmental Reviews into Facility Design – A new Challenge in the Petroleum Industry. Proceedings of 29th Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Abuja.
  2. E.O.P. Akpan, I.V. Ihim, A.C. Ogbonna & C.N. Ononuju (2008). Integrated Cost and Time Management System for Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control. Presented at 1st International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC) Aug 4-5, 2008 at Karachi, Pakistan.
  3. Amade, B., Ononuju, C.N., Adu, E.T. and Ogbu, J.M. (2019) “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Application on Construction Supply Chain Management: Evidence from Nigeria” In Laryea, S. and Essah, E. (Eds) Proc 10th West African Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 5-7 August 2019, Accra, Ghana, 705-721. DOI:https://doi.org/10.33796/waberconference2019.50
  4. Amade, B.Ononuju, C.N., Ogbu, J.M., Obodoh, D. and Umunnakwe, C.R. (2019) “Critical Success Factors for Electronic Procurement Deployment for Construction Projects: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach” In Nnadi, E., Ajayi, O. and Agu, N. (Eds) (ReCon 4) 4th Research Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 10-12 September 2019, Enugu, Nigeria.

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