Project Due Diligence

Engineering context

In its broadest sense, due diligence refers to the care that a reasonable person would exercise to avoid harm to other people or their property before undertaking a task or project. In an engineering context, however, due diligence has a stricter definition, and in this one-day course it’s covered in detail.

The course will explain how to identify potential project ‘show stoppers’, and will cover why the use of the risk management standard ISO 31000 cannot, in itself, demonstrate due diligence.

It will present a process that has been widely used throughout Australia to deliver projects on time, on budget and to specification, to the satisfaction of all key stakeholders.

As a participant, you’ll learn how to identify the fundamentals of project due diligence, apply techniques to identify a project's critical success factors and apply top-down vulnerability techniques to project risk issues.

Build your Chartered competencies

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

5.   Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6.   Identify, assess and manage risks
10. Taking action

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.

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.

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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?

This is a course designed for engineers and project managers who are responsible for construction projects and who possess three or more years of experience in the field.

Your facilitator for this course

Richard Robinson is Chairman of R2A Due Diligence Engineers. Richard is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian Marine Pilots Institute. Richard has degrees in Engineering (Monash University) and Philosophy (University of Melbourne). He is the principal author of Engineering Due Diligence (11th edition 2019) which is used as a text by a number of Australian Universities.

Richard also facilitates courses on Introduction to Defensible Risk ManagementConstruction Safety Due Diligence and Engineering Due Diligence for Engineering Education Australia. Richard was also a major contributor to the third revision of the Engineers Australia's safety case guideline.

Gaye Francis is an experienced risk and due diligence engineer and project manager with a diverse range of project experience collected over 15 years of consulting activities with R2A.

Gaye has worked with both private and government clients across a wide range of industries including road, rail, marine, mining, aviation and water.

As a Director at R2A, Gaye is involved in all aspects of the practice and oversees the consulting stream. She shares her expertise to help organisations minimise risk and maintain compliance with the law.

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