Plant and Production Management

Location Online, 14:00–17:00 BST

Date 4th June 2024

Duration 3 days

Topic Process Plant

CPD Hours 12

Price IChemE member £1,275 + VAT / Non-member £1,500 + VAT

Online | Face-to-face | In-company


This course explores the key technical and non-technical competencies required of a plant/production manager. It blends theory and practical exercises and is applicable for practitioners working in all industry sectors.  

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand how to: 

  • more effectively manage, communicate with, and motivate direct reports
  • source relevant regulatory information 
  • implement a Management of Change system within your plant
  • motivate and engage others in a change management programme 
  • improve your project management skills 
  • better optimise your processes 
  • more effectively contribute to your company’s new product development work 
  • be satisfied that your plant is functioning safely.

Who will benefit

Anyone working in a plant/production manager role regardless of industry sector, particularly those new to the role or with limited experience of it.  

Course outline

  • Managing people in a plant environment 
  • Communication skills 
  • Regulatory compliance 
  • Change management and management of change 
  • Production management and monitoring 
  • Project management – the fundamentals  
  • Process optimisation 
  • New product development 
  • Process safety – how can you be satisfied that a plant is functioning safely?

Upcoming courses


Online courses consist of three live and interactive modules with the trainer.

From 4 June 2024

  • Module 1 – 4 June 2024, 14:00–17:00 BST
  • Module 2 – 5 June 2024, 14:00–17:00 BST
  • Module 3 – 6 June 2024, 14:00–17:00 BST

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.


  • 2–3 July 2024, Manchester, UK

Not available then?

Register your interest in alternative dates.


Course fees vary depending on delivery format and location. Select your preferred course date to see the relevant fees.

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 this 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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Chris Hilton


Chris Hilton


Chris graduated from Heriot Watt University in Chemical Engineering in 1989 and spent 31 years working for BP. He started at BP Grangemouth on the HDPE facilities, then the Ethylene plant as an Operations Leader, and then became the Operations Manager for four integrated plants on site. Through these roles, Chris embedded skills in managing HSE and risk, steady-state operations and upsets, start-ups and projects, finance and budgets, organisational change, and leadership and development.

Chris moved to BP Azerbaijan in 2004 to commission a new offshore platform in the Caspian Sea, becoming the OIM. In 2010 he moved to offshore BP Angola as OIM on a deepwater FPSO. He has significant people management experience, both UK and international, leading large teams, and has balanced priorities of people, risk, HSE, and commercial delivery. In 2012 he became the BP Angola Region NOJV Manager, representing BP’s partner interests on two large JV-operated offshore blocks in Angola, responsible for assurance of risk and performance.

He retired from BP in 2020, becoming a freelance consultant in oil and gas, helping operating organisations improve performance using safety, risk management and engineering core values.

Chris is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the IChemE.

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