Engineering Project Management

Location Online, 13:00–17:00 GMT

Date 6th November 2024

Duration 4 days

Topic Contract and Project Management

CPD Hours 19.5

Price IChemE member £1,750 + VAT / Non-member £2,100 + VAT

Online | Face-to-face | In-company


Whether you are new to project and construction management, or have previous experience, this online course is an opportunity to review best practice when managing engineering projects.

You'll explore the range of project management systems, tools and techniques that are available, and learn how to apply a structured approach to project delivery, as well as how to manage issues that will inevitably crop up during a project life-cycle. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • the range of project management systems, tools and techniques available
  • best practice when managing engineering projects
  • how to take a more structured approach to project delivery
  • how to manage issues during the project life-cycle with confidence.

Who will benefit

  • Engineers new to project and construction management
  • Project managers with some years of experience
  • Construction engineers and managers
  • Line managers

Course outline

  • Project basics
  • Performance 1 – measuring project performance, managing scope, managing quality, managing time
  • Performance 2 – managing resources, managing cost, integration
  • Performance 3 – managing contracting, managing risk (including HSE risk)
  • Process – project phases, project organisation, managing information, managing communication
  • Governance – opportunities, benefits management, assurance, stakeholder engagement
  • People – teams, individuals, leadership
  • Review and reflection

What delegates say

"I particularly enjoyed the section on 'People'. Preparing and giving presentations in a short amount of time/under pressure is a skill – so it was good practice for that. Geoff was an engaging speaker and we had some thought-provoking discussions."
Z Zaheer, Costain, UK

"The course provided an excellent grounding in capital project management in the process industries."
R Holden, Essar Oil, UK

"The content was extremely effective in laying out a structured approach to key elements of project management."
M Larkin, Chemoxy International, UK

"The exercises were well thought-out and seemed relatable to real-world scenarios."
C Speers, PQ Corporation, UK

Upcoming courses


Online courses consist of four live and interactive modules with the trainer. There will also be some work to complete independently before the course and between the live sessions. More details will be provided after you have registered.

From I October 2024 

  • Module 1 – 1 October 2024, 09:30–10:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–12:30 AEST / 14:30–15:30 NZDT*
  • Module 2 – 4 October 2024, 09:30–13:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–15:30 AEST / 14:30–18:30 NZDT
  • Module 3 – 9 October 2024, 09:30–13:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–15:30 AEST / 14:30–18:30 NZDT
  • Module 4 – 11 October 2024,09:30–13:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–15:30 AEST / 14:30–18:30 NZDT

From 6 November 2024 

  • Module 1 – 6 November 2024, 13:00–14:00 GMT* 
  • Module 2 – 13 November 2024, 13:00–17:00 GMT
  • Module 3 – 20 November 2024, 13:00–17:00 GMT
  • Module 4 – 27 November 2024, 13:00–17:00 GMT

* NB module 1 is a shorter introductory session, lasting one-hour.

Live sessions are delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training.


  • 16–18 July 2024, Manchester, UK

Not available then?

Register your interest in alternative dates.


  • IChemE member – £1,750 + VAT / AU$3,345 + GST 
  • Non-member – £2,100 + VAT / AU$4,012 + GST

How to register

Select your preferred course from the list of upcoming start dates and go to the 'Book course' button at the bottom of the page.

More than one person to train?

Multi-place discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place. Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

  • 2 places – 10% discount
  • 3 places –15% discount
  • 4 or more places – 20% discount

In-company training

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Attendance certificate & CPD hours

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate. 

CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

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What Engineers Need to Know About Contracts

Learn about contract law for engineering and construction contracts and how it is used to help deliver successful projects and supplier relationships.

Geoff Smethills


Geoff Smethills

Project Consultant

Geoff has 35 years of international capital project and maintenance experience with Royal Dutch Shell across Europe and Asia Pacific.

During his career in Shell, Geoff held numerous leadership positions in major capital project development and delivery in multicultural environments. The majority of his projects were complex brownfield with significant operational interface, often requiring leadership of major turnarounds.

Geoff has extensive experience in competence development, assessment, coaching and mentoring. He spent four years as the Senior Lecturer for Shell Project Academy, responsible for the overall curriculum and delivery of the senior blended learning events around the globe.

As Global Discipline Head, he was responsible for the development of Shell’s 1500+ project engineering staff and the company's Project Management Framework for development and delivery of their $20bn annual capital project programme.

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