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Project Management

5 days PGP/GPP-E
  • Managers, engineers, plant supervisory staff (plant projects, maintenance, operations) and contractor staff (engineering contractors and subcontractors) in charge of implementing small (less than 10 million euros each) projects within existing facilities.
  • To broaden understanding of the specific features of small projects implementation in operating facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Apply proven project management practices to small projects.
  • Define and implement the appropriate project organization and execution plan for the plant.
  • Control EPC stages: engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up.
  • Identify and manage critical interfaces with operations at each stage of the project.
Ways and means
  • Numerous examples from actual refining/chemical projects.
  • A project case study is used throughout the course (exercises performed by the participants) for all stages of the project.
  • Various games and knowledge verification quizzes to enhance understanding of the key features.
Course consistent with the PMI standards and the 5th edition of the PMBOK. PDUs: 30

Specific features of small projects within existing facilities 1 day
  • Plant projects overview: specific constraints of plant projects (availability of resources, organization, project definition, estimation, schedule, management of multiple projects, implementation in operating facilities and/or during shutdown); specific risks associated with revamp projects.
  • Stage-gate process : Various stages from conceptual design to start-up. Roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager. Integrated team, roles of each team member. Project Execution Plan: organization chart, objectives, priorities, milestones, constraints. Management of interfaces with the site operational staff.
Engineering 2 days
  • Engineering studies: conceptual design, basic engineering, detailed engineering. List of deliverables, document control. Technical pitfalls.
  • Scheduling, schedule optimization, progress control
  • Relationship between planning and scheduling. Available scheduling techniques.
  • Scheduling of subcontracted works. Interface with Owner, schedule optimization, management of constraints.
  • Measurement of progress, progress control at each stage. Recovery plans.
  • Specific considerations related to revamped areas. Shutdown works schedule.
  • Cost estimates, cost optimization and control
  • Various cost estimate techniques, accuracy and degree of confidence of estimates.
  • Value Engineering: involvement of Owner and team members.
  • Contingencies, design allowance. Management of cost trends.
  • Cost control objectives, methods, tools, forecasting, reporting requirements.
HSE risk management 0.5 day
  • Identification of risks related to design, equipment and material, construction and operation. Risk Management worksheets.
  • The Process Hazard Review (HAZOP, HAZID, What-if, Check-list). Permitting issues.
  • Change Management risk evaluation.
Procurement 0.5 day
  • Contracting strategy
  • Various contract types for Engineering, Procurement and Construction: lump sum, reimbursable (hourly rates, cost plus fixed fee), unit rate, other.
  • Advantages and drawbacks. Most common practice. Umbrella contracts.
  • Procurement: procurement of equipment: specifications, purchasing, expediting, inspection, transportation. Quality Control Plan.
Construction/start-up 1 day
  • Construction execution: construction strategy (use of maintenance or other construction contractors). Construction management and methods. Subcontractor field supervision and control. Safety, Health and Environment Management. Change Management. Quality control.
  • Commissioning and start-up
  • Precommissioning. Mechanical acceptance, management of punch-list items.
  • Commissioning and start-up responsibilities, involvement of the project team. Methodology.
  • Post-startup activities, technical and financial closure, Final acceptance, guarantees.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 30 - Jun 03 Lillebonne €2,640 Online By email
Dec 05 - 09 Martigues €2,640 Online