Project Engineer Postgraduate Diploma

Under Accreditation by APMG International

"The global economy needs 25 million new project professionals by 2030 to close the talent gap."

Worldwide, there are many programs for Project Managers,
but none for
Project Engineers

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The Paradox

For every
Project Manager,
we practically need
of Project and Operations Engineers

Employability is hard, but
Project Engineers
are in demand!

Transportation Projects

Power and Utilities Projects

Giga Projects 
Oil & Gas Projects

Environmental and Water Treatment Projects

Agro-business Projects

Rehabilitation and Development Projects

Capital Infrastructure Projects

Telecom Projects
Defense Projects

Why Project Engineer?

  • National Oil and Gas companies, EPC Contractors and Consultants employ thousands of local engineering graduates every year who do not possess project management competencies.
    These technical engineers are assigned to various capital infrastructure projects, transportation, utilities and mega PPP ventures.

  • There are few or no existing programs that address the knowledge and competency gap for upskilling from technical engineers to project engineers.

  • The project engineer requires technical competencies such as estimating, budgeting, scheduling, planning, controlling, procurement, risk, contract management, site-management, communication, stakeholder engagement, and some agility (without exaggeration!) to function properly when assigned to one of the various PMC tasks.

  • ADVISORS partnered with UK's APMG International to accredit the region's first Project Engineer Postgraduate Diploma, a practical hands-on program that is built by the industry for the industry, not by theoreticians.

The Program

8 Modules / 21 hours per Module

Module 1

Applied Project and Stakeholder Management

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Understand and Practice Applying the Project Planning Framework

2. Develop a Project Charter
3. Identify and analyze project stakeholders
4. Break down project deliverables into manageable items
5. Estimate activities duration and develop project schedule
6. Estimate costs and develop realistic budget
7. Map deliverable with project roles and set authorities
8. Manage project risks comprehensively
9. Develop Full Project Plan

Module 2

Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Best Practices

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Learn about the operational plans
2. Develop maintenance plans
3. Develop work control strategies
4. Learn more about occupant support and customer service
5. Understand the regulatory environment
6. Investigate about the indoor environmental health
7. Understand energy management
8. Review trends in sustainable ('green') building design, operation, and maintenance

Module 3

EPC Lifecycle Management and Site Management (Supervision, Inspection, MOC)

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Know how to define and manage an EPC project
2. Understand the importance and the main functions of engineering, procurement and construction phases
3. Draft clear and effective contracts to identify and mitigate risk and liabilities
4. Review Performance Measures to understand the process for score carding and develop the basis for establishing the KPI Understand the processes and the techniques of site management for engineering projects

Module 4

Cost Estimation, Budgeting, and Control

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Learn about the modern methods and techniques of cost estimating
2. Understand the requirements for the different stages of the project pre-construction phases and how to comply with developing estimates for different project stakeholders (owners, consultants, contractors)
3. Understand the level of detail and information needed to be able to monitor and develop metrics against your initial estimates and project programmes during the project execution

Module 5

Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Engineers

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and Understand own leadership practices
2. Understand Strategy & Alignment in Execution
3. Develop approach to optimize strengths and overcome weaknesses
4. Improve Goal-Setting through activities
5. Develop Leadership Plan Development
6. Develop a high-level change management plan for an organizational change

Module 6

Procurement and Contract Management

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Learn more about project interfaces
2. Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning and Start-up
3. Plan for contract management
4. Select and evaluate potential sellers
5. Negotiate and finalize the contract
6. Monitor contractor performance and resolve problems.
7. Identify and address delays in performance
8. Modify contracts and exercise options.

Module 7

Project Planning and Scheduling

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Ability to develop a project schedule.
2. Construct project WBS and activity network diagrams to identify the sequence of work.
3. Develop schedules and compress them using a variety of methods.
4. Effectively assign resources and cost to build a realistic baseline schedule.
5. Perform schedule analysis and recommend corrective actions to keep the project on track.
6. Build readable and reliable project reports to keep stakeholders informed on progress.

Module 8

Project Risk Management

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Understand what are risks and key risk management concepts
2. Know how to identify, analyze and plan for risk responses.
3. Utilize various quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques for risk analysis. Monitor and report risks and their status.

Register Your Interest

This program can be delivered to corporates, and also as public cohort for a minimum of 16 participants in a live virtual or face-to-face environment.

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