Advanced Contract Management

Engineering context

Contract management is a critical skill for engineers, particularly those leading projects. The ability to deal with some of the more advanced concepts in contracting can help to ensure you deliver projects on time and within budget.

During this workshop, experienced legal professionals will guide you through the key skills required for contract management and dealing with some of the more advanced contracting concepts including claims, disputes, variations and negotiations. You will learn how to apply practical tools and techniques in your workplace through a range of engineering case studies, interactive activities and group discussions.

Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and skills to effectively manage a contract throughout its lifecycle, deal with common claims, identify issues, and address disputes.

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
8.  Communication
11. Judgement

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Related courses:

This workshop is ideal for those with significant industry experience or a basic understanding of contracts. For an introductory level course, we offer:

Online delivery now available

This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.

Advanced Contract Management
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$ 1,100.00 - Non-member
$ 935.00 - EA member

For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

We can deliver this course online in a number of different formats and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by filling out an enquiry form or calling +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

Ideal for engineers and related professionals with 3-10 years experience and a basic understanding of contracts, looking for advanced knowledge in contract management.

Other roles include project managers; contract administrators;  financial officers; contract and procurement professionals; and senior professionals supervising junior engineers.

Your facilitator for this course

Sean McCarthy is the Director of McCarthy Commercial and Construction Lawyers and has extensive experience in providing advice on construction and general contracts. As a lawyer, Sean has advised both government and private sector clients on a host of major projects and contract claims.  He worked in the building and construction industry for many years prior to studying law. Sean is an active educator on construction matters. Sean, as both a qualified training professional and experienced lawyer, brings an enthusiastic and participative approach to the courses he facilitates.

Margaret Andre is a Senior Lawyer with McCarthy Commercial and Construction Lawyers who specialises in contract law having advised and represented a wide range of parties on their rights, obligations and risk exposure under a contract.  She has particular expertise in the building and construction sector and experience in dispute resolution of contract claim by way of mediation, adjudication, arbitration and court processes. Margaret has extensive experience as an educator and endeavours to create an enthusiastic, collaborative learning environment by scaffolding on the skills and experience of course participants.

Both Sean and Margaret have been involved in advising clients on managing claims and disputes for many years.

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