About The Course

In the past few decades, the power industry has increasingly applied project management principles to projects of all sizes and types eg plant projects, IT projects, organisational projects, cultural projects, plant change projects. As a result, Project Management skills has become a core capability and critical business performance differentiator.



This workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define projects, project management and project manager role
  • Identify the importance of PMBOK and PMI
  • Learn the five process groups & nine knowledge area as defined by the PMI
  • Learn how to define and manage scope, quality/outcomes and schedule
  • Differentiating project outputs from business outcomes
  • Perform a project needs assessment & write goals, requirements & deliverables
  • Create key project documents including a statement of work, project plan worksheet & project charter
  • Build a project schedule, estimating time, costs & resources
  • Master the work breakdown structure
  • Create project planning documents including a schedule, a risk management plan, stakeholder management plan and communications plan
  • Use planning tools including the Gantt chart, network diagram & RACI chart
  • Learn to establish and use baselines
  • Learn how to monitor and maintain a project
  • Learn how to ensure that all documents are completed at the end of a project
  • Learn to perform key project management tasks
    • Managing stressed projects
    • Managing change projects
    • Managing complex stakeholders
    • Leading key project meetings
    • Managing complex project terms
    • Managing risk and uncertainty
    • Protecting project scope
    • Assuring project process compliance
    • Front End Loading

Who Should Attend

Although focused on the discipline of project management, anyone engaged in the planning, design, implementation, commissioning and acceptance of deliverables, both physical assets (eg plant, equipment , system etc) and soft assets (eg structural change, role change, business/work process change etc) introduced to improve business, departmental, functional, team or individual performance will find attendance at this course of considerable advantage. The skills and techniques taught in this program are relevant to all departments, functions and teams within the energy, utility and power sectors as increasingly project management is regarded as a core business capability.



Attendees include, but are not limited to Project Managers, Project Engineers, Project Planners, Design Engineers, Commissioning Managers, Commissioning Engineers, Commissioning Technicians, Construction Managers, Construction Engineers, Construction Technicians, Line Managers/Superintendents/Supervisors/Technicians with responsibility for improvement projects and/or the acceptance of projects delivered by others , Commercial Managers, Contract Managers and Contract Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Controls Managers and Planning Engineers.

Course Faculty

Our expert has worked at Shell for 15 years in a variety of leadership and technical roles including Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Electrical Engineering Manager. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering (UNSW) and a PhD in Engineering Management (University of Melbourne – 1996).



Since leaving Shell, he has worked for 20 years across 5 continents and 25 countries  in a broad range of Project Management, Asset Management and Change Agent assignments in primarily the energy, gas and petrochemical sectors. He has also conducted numerous Project Management related assignments in the USA, Asia, Middle/Far East and Europe. These include, training in Project Management, implementation of Project Management Strategies, establishment of Project Management Best Practice processes, systems and cultures, Project Post Mortems and Performance Management and proving Project Management and Change Management services for large/complex projects.



He regularly presents at Conferences and Forums (eg Maintenance Engineering Association of Australia – MESA Project Management, Asset Management and Organisational Best Practices) and has delivered over 40 Project Management programs to global majors.



He is an experienced manager, facilitator and innovator with the ability to make things happen. Clients include Alcoa, Amcor, BHP, Caltex, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Electrical Operating Authority of Australia, ERM, Huntsman chemicals, Hyundai, Mobil, Pertamina, Petronas, Qatar Gas, Rio Tinto, Shell, Thai Oil and Woodside Energy, Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd, Manila -OSLO Renewable Enterprise INC, SN Aboitiz Power Group, Cebu Private Power Corporation, PT PLN (Persero) Kantor Pusat, PHU My 3 BOT Power Company, Power Seraya Ltd, PTT Natura Gas Distribution Co. Ltd, Hedcor, Inc, PTT, Horizon Power.



Major capabilities are:

  • Project Management and Asset Management Best Practices
  • Development of cultures that support and embed Project Management excellence principles
  • Diagnosing organisational Project Management performance
  • Developing strategies and plans to achieve project Management excellence
  • Developing the leadership capability to drive project outcomes and change
  • Aligning managers and individuals at all levels
  • Strategic Planning and Thinking Processes
  • Organisational work redesign



  • Bachelor Electrical Engineering (Hons Electrical)
  • Master of Engineering Science,
  • PhD – Engineering Management



Consulting and Training Experience:

  • 5 Years with McKinsey Consulting Group
  • 5 Years Melbourne Business School
  • 10 Years Challis International


Project Management Best Practices, Strategies, Processes, Systems and Tools

Asset Management Best Practices

Development of cultures that support and embed Project Management excellence

Establishing the conditions for success for large, complex projects

Project Management reviews and performance assessments

Developing the leadership capability to drive change

Aligning managers and individuals at all levels

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