Management and Leadership for Engineers

Management and Leadership for Engineers


Management and Leadership skills make the vital difference to successfully deploying engineering excellence and creating opportunities for career growth. This much overlooked aspect in the training of engineers rapidly becomes an essential differentiator for the professional engineer – the skills to engage interest, manage efficiently, promote concepts and inspire others can be acquired and, with practice, deployed to considerable advantage.

The programme is specially designed by an engineer for engineers – it examines the typical issues and concerns facing engineers from a management and leadership perspective – developing an understanding of the root causes and exploring practical solutions. It examines the fundamentals of these subjects from a logical and structured basis, an approach which should readily appeal to engineers. It treats the subject as a “management science” based approach - free from buzz words, psychobabble and management gimmicks – and seeks to enable engineers’ to lever a range of powerful concepts and principles to unexpected advantage.


The course is intended to provide professional engineers with a robust foundation to understand management and leadership techniques in a manner which is engaging and relevant to professional engineers. This should enable the delegates to:

Have a logical and straightforward understanding of management science – which has direct practical application in the workplace

Have a comprehensive foundation as a reference base which will enable delegates readily grow their management and leadership skills

Establish their own management and leadership profile and build their own personal development models.

Who should attend this course?

This programme is intended for engineers at all levels in the professional seeking to enhance their management and leadership skills – it will be suitable for:

Emerging engineering leaders

Engineers who are early to mid career who have been on the technical side and want to move into a leadership role

Leaders who work with engineers and technology professionals in a cross-functional role

Early professionals seeking to go back for an MBA and want a taste of leadership content

Early career engineers as a foundation

Mid-career engineers requiring skills and techniques for professional growth and

Senior management who may want to review their management and leadership skills through this solid and logical foundation.


The tutor is a chartered engineer who, after holding roles in project engineering and engineering management, has spent most of his career in management consultancy and training. His client base has been largely in the international energy sector – mainly oil and gas with the corporates and major contractors. The vast majority of his consultancy roles – 130 assignments for 65 clients - have involved working with engineers and technologists at all levels. His knowledge of engineering and empathy with engineers and technologists has enabled him to successfully develop and facilitate leading edge solutions. Working closely with engineers has exposed him to the frustrations experienced by them in such environments – much of it unnecessary and readily correctible – this is the basis used for the development of this programme.



Day 1

Nine Leadership Attributes

A Leadership Development Model

Developing Leadership Skills

Development of Key Skills Over a Career in Engineering Formal Education

Mentorship/On-the-Job Training


Day 2

Engineering Education Background

The Call for Engineering Leadership

Soft Skills and Leadership Studies

Day 3


Leadership: Industry Needs for Entry-level Engineering Positions

Engineering Leadership Definition

Engineering Leadersh Programs

Need for Leadership

Day 4

The internal and external organisational environments

Effects of culture on organisations

Motivation and leadership of project teams

Diversity and multi-cultural appreciation and management

Day 5

Stakeholder management

Contractual relationships

Supply chain management

Nature of professionalism

Morality, negligence, integrity, responsibility