About The Course

Get to know what it takes to Contract Manage major international Power & Utility EPC-Contracts.

This 2 day course begins with a review of the contemporary Contract Manager’s role in major construction contracts. The course provides for a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of construction contract law relevant to contract formation and performance.

The course modules are divided into three project phases from project inception to project completion. In the contract definition phase participants will learn aspects of contracting strategy, procurement process, and the preparation of contract documents. This will help them to select appropriate procurement methods, forms of contract and negotiate core contract clauses.

The contract implementation phase covers the management of essential contract clauses, installing appropriate contract processes, the control of changes and risks, and maintaining the appropriate communications and project records.The contract close-out phase covers the documentation of the parties’ fulfillment of their contract obligations, as well as causes of claims, and some fundamentals of claim strategy, management and methodologies.

Practical workshops in contract drafting and claim resolution are interspersed with the presentation modules to enhance understanding and cement the skill sets learned. The course ends with a review of ways to deal with some occasional but potentially severe impact events and circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track construction projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective Contract Management. Appropriate practical “know how” of Contract Management techniques will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to avoid or manage such risks.


This training course will equip you with the following:

  • Acquire understanding of the nature, tasks, and importance of Contract Management;
  • Learn relevant key contract and legal issues relevant to running an international construction project;
  • Appreciate contractual issues in procurement and a skill set in identifying and negotiation core contract defining clauses;
  • Better manage the essential contract clauses during project implementation;
  • Improve your skills in dealing with claims and disputes;

Who Should Attend

All commercial, engineering and construction level project decision makers from the Power & Utilities industry including:

  • Project Managers and Construction Managers;
  • Design Managers and Lead Engineers;
  • Contract Managers and Contract Engineers;
  • Project Controls and Planning Engineers;
  • Quantity Surveyors;
  • In-House Legal Counsel and Legal Professionals working in the energy construction industry.

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley

BSc Hons, MICE CEng, LL.B Hons, CIArb

Former Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler

Ben Crossley

Ben is a contracts specialist in energy, power and utilities construction.  Over a 20‐year period, Ben has worked for contractors and consultants on construction projects encompassing CCGT, coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and wastewater treatment and tunneling projects in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In the recent past, Ben has worked on contract and claims management of energy construction projects on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Prior to his current role Ben was previously a Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and a Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler.  Ben is a delivery-focused expert who understands the interaction between complex engineering processes and the contractual and commercial implications. He believes in a systematic common sense   approach. Ben graduated with degree in civil engineering in 1987 and qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1992. He then specialised in contract management / consultancy, and in 2000 graduated with a second degree in law. Ben is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Association of Project Management (UK), Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore).


“The course is helpful as it has identified many useful points for contract management, identified the challenges and how to deal effectively with the various issues.” – Project Engineer, Tuas Power Utilities Pte Ltd.

“I think this course basically is a good course with active discussion amongst the speakers and delegates” – Senior Associate, Mararim & Tairas

“Good insight about contract management in 2 days” –  Nicolas Leong, Senior Business Development Engineer, Lanco International Pte Ltd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan