About The Course

This course is to help you make major power projects successful. To achieve this, the main themes that will be presented and discussed are as follows:

  • Business executives and project managers are grappling with challenging business environments and 20 years legacy of failing megaprojects
  • Recently reported outcome data on 100 of the largest power projects, showed an average of 35% cost overruns, and an average of 25 months delay – Ernst & Young Global, 2016
  • This equates to an annual USD 73 billion global overrun based on IEA capital investment forecast
  • Senior practitioners are calling for change to meet current business needs
  • Client organisations need to buy-in as primary change drivers in their supply chain. Then, practical improvement measures can be implemented

Learning Outcomes

  • The medicine applied over decades to “sick projects” is not working
  • Preventative medicine is needed
  • Well-designed contracts provide the “spine” underpinning business governance and project management disciplines to deliver successful projects
  • Indispensable contract development and management techniques to help you make major power projects successful:
  • Actionable and economic measures to prepare well-designed contracts
  • Execution phase contract management measures to keep the project on track. Mitigating claims, or the timely resolution of claim issues if they arise

Who Should Attend

Executive decision makers, commercial, engineering and execution personnel from Power & Utilities industry including:

  • Project Directors, Company General Managers, Chief Executive Officers
  • Commercial Managers, Business Managers, Chief Financial Officers
  • Project Managers and Construction Managers
  • Design Managers and Project Engineers
  • Contract Managers and Contract Engineers, Quantity Surveyors
  • Project Controls Managers and Planning Engineers;
  • Legal Professionals working in the energy construction industry

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley & Sean Hardy

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).

Testimonial from BEN’S other courses

“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” – 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