Leading projects

Managing engineering projects

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the principles and practice for leading engineering projects in a multi-project, multi-task environment.

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£995.00 £895.50 Plus vat
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£1,215.00 £1,093.50 Plus vat


The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the principles and practice for leading engineering projects in a multi-project, multi-task environment.

This course addresses the challenges engineers face when managing projects. The programme is delivered by project management experts and includes practical project management tools and techniques with an emphasis on the technical and commercial aspects.

The course incorporates practical sessions and case studies to ensure you have the opportunity to apply the tools and techniques being presented.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for existing or aspiring project managers who wish to improve their ability to achieve their project goals by acquiring best practice tools and techniques.

How will I benefit?

After this course you will be able to:

• Deploy a structured framework for your projects.
• Apply a range of practical tools and techniques to help scope, plan and deliver engineering projects well.
• Create realistic project schedules.
• Generate effective project documentation.
• Understand the roles and responsibilities in a project environment.
• Monitor and communicate project status effectively.
• Manage project risks, issues and changes.
• Use the language of project management.
• Gain confidence in applying project management techniques in a engineering context.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

A really interesting course with plenty of useful hints, tips, examples and techniques. Well worth a couple of days if the course title matches your job.

Reuben Williams AB Precision Poole Ltd

Key topics

• The Engineering project environment. 
• Critical success factors. 
• Deliverables, outcomes and benefits. 
• Return on Investment, lifetime profits and the cost of delay. 
• Project lifecycles compared: Pros and cons. 
• The phase gate approach. 
• Starting projects well and avoiding ‘projectitis’. 
• Time-to-market reduction. 
• Concurrent engineering - Benefits and challenges.
• Roles and responsibilities in projects.
• Requirements gathering and prioritisation.
• The project context - PESTLE/STEEPLE.
• The Business case.
• Planning tools.  
• Resource management.
• Resource levelling and smoothing.
• Gate Reviews.
• Risk management 
• Managing changes and avoiding creeping scope. 
• Avoiding common pitfalls. 
• Handovers. 

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Managing engineering projects.

  • Steve Kendall

    Steve Kendall

    Steve has worked as a consultant and trainer for over 20 years, helping organisations large and small, private and public to deliver their projects on time, in budget and with no nasty surprises.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Coventry, London, Sheffield
  • CPD Hours:
  • Accredited:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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17-18 Feb 2020 10% discount available until 17 December
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29-30 Oct 2020 10% discount available until 29 August

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