Essentials of Project Management for Consulting Engineers (2-hour fast track)


Wednesday 28th July 2010

6pm for 6.30pm to 8.30pm

at the offices of Halcrow, Burderop Park, Swindon SN4 0QD

The speaker: Mr Paul Naybour

Business Development Director, Parallel Project Training

Successfully delivering projects in an increasingly competitive environment is a real challenge for consultant engineers. At minimum a clear definition of the scope, clearly defined resources, strong commercial management, disciplined change control, strong leadership and first class client management are required. In addressing these, project managers must meet the needs of two masters; the client and the consultancy business.

Balancing these different, and often conflicting needs, is a key theme of this session.

This session is distilled from training provided to Halcrow, Scott Wilson, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Network Rail, Transport for London and many others.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session delegates will be able to:

Clearly describe the importance of project managers’ role to the profitability and satisfaction of client needs.

Explain why and how to manage consulting projects throughout the project life cycle; Selling, Starting, Delivering and Closing. Specifically this will include effective implementation of the following project control processes:

  • Scope management and planning.
  • Project management planning and scheduling.
  • Risk management.
  • Cost management including planning and forecasting.
  • Control of changes.
  • Issue management and communications.
  • Manage a contract

Demonstrate strategies for managing the client relationship and expectations within the constraints of the contract.

Duration: This course is 2 hours in duration.

Target Audience: This session is aimed at anyone who is new to, or planning to move into the management of engineering consulting projects.


Mr Paul Naybour is passionate about the use of project management for engineering projects. He has a wealth of experience in helping engineering consultancies to improve project management and has worked on both sides of the fence with both clients and consultancies. His first job was on nuclear power stations and he may end up taking a “real job” soon. For now he is Business Development Director at Parallel Project Training, co-author of “Your Journey to Professional Project Management, How to Pass the APM PMQ a study guide” and host of the free APM Project Management Podcast channel which has over 7000 download since its launch in January 2010. We would recommend you listen to these free podcasts before this session.

Please note that there is no requirement to book a place for this meeting.

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