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Backroom Skills

A Joint Event between the IET Scotland South West Network and Project Controls Network

The success of industrial projects depends, of course, on the effective application of many factors including the business case, the specification, the cost estimate, the schedule, the execution plan, and the execution itself – all in accordance with all of the above!

That requires the technical expertise of those involved in Project Control.

However, technical expertise is not enough – it is also vital to be able to interact, on a personal basis, with the client, the whole project team and with company management above the project team. This requires a range of personal skills which are rarely addressed in the educational process.

This talk (based on a series of articles being published in “Project Control PROFESSIONAL”) discusses those “Back-room Skills” which are required to be in the toolkit of all those involved in executing projects but, in particular, those involved in Project Control. It covers the stages of winning and understanding the job, doing the job and managing yourself, managing others, and managing senior management.

  • Project Management Techniques
  • Professional Development
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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

09 Oct 2019

5:30pm - 7:45pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 10/09/2019 17:30 10/09/2019 19:45 Backroom Skills A Joint Event between the IET Scotland South West Network and Project Controls Network George St, Glasgow G1 1RD, UK

Organiser

Scotland South West Local Network

Registration Information

This is a free event and is open to both members and non members of the various institutions.

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Speakers

Tony Reid BSc CEng FACostE MIET

Tony Reid BSc CEng FACostE MIET

Engineering Consultant

Tony started his career in Electricity Supply in commissioning,  maintenance and operations and later developed into Project Controls in the engineering/construction industry. He has extensive international experience in the Process/Petrochemical contracting industry, in both technical and management positions, and later, in consultancy roles in the UK Construction Industry. 

His experience covers planning, cost estimating, cost control, materials management, document control, risk management and project control management. 

Overseas experience includes Europe, Turkey, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. He was active for many years in the support and development of Project Controls and is a qualified Assessor of Project Control Diplomas. Tony is also a past President of the Association of Cost Engineers.

He has published a significant number of papers on Project Controls related topics, and is the author of “Project Controls – A Practitioner’s Guide to the Key Topics”.

Now semi-retired, Tony continues to be fascinated by the need for sound and effective project control to ensure the success of project execution, and he believes that the required “Back-room Skills” are as important as the technical skills.

Reasons to attend

Learn “Back-room Skills” which are required to be in the toolkit of all those involved in executing projects but, in particular, those involved in Project Control, from a highly experienced engineer.

Location

University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre

99 George Street
Glasgow
Scotland
G1 1RD
United Kingdom

Programme

17:30 - 17:55 Registration and networking - Tea/coffee and refreshments will be served

17:55 - 18:00 Time for audience to get seated

18:00 - 18:05 Welcome and Speaker Introduction

18:05 - 19:00 Lecture: Backroom Skills

19:00 - 19:30 Q&A

19:30 - 19:35 Vote of thanks

19:40 Event ends

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