Short Courses

Consulting Skills for Engineers

Learn how to win the right work, manage profitable projects and become a consultant of choice.
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Learn how to win the right work, manage profitable projects and become a consultant of choice.

If bringing on new clients and managing projects is part of your role, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn to become a consultant of choice, a trusted advisor and someone your clients will actively seek to work with time and time again.

This workshop dives into what it means to be an effective engineering consultant at every stage of the project process - from securing work, to managing complex projects and teams, through to project closure. The content is applicable, practical, and geared to the success of both employees and independent consultants.

No matter the stage of your consulting career, you’ll benefit from learning:

  • The essential skills needed as a consulting engineer
  • The planning skills needed to deliver your project successfully
  • The skills needed to communicate effectively in the consulting world
  • The seven ways to motivate people
  • The risks and rewards of consultancy
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4 hours
Location & dates

17 August - 18 August


17 November - 18 November

Additional Information

This workshop will run during the following days:

17 - 18 August 2022, 9:00am - 1:00pm AEST

17 - 18 November 2022, 9:00am - 1:00pm AEDT

RSVP reminders

Registration closes three business days before each workshop.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • The role and responsibilities of a consulting engineer
  • People management skills of motivation, delegation and communication
  • Practice critical planning using a Project Plan 
  • Methods for improving your profit margins 
  • Methods for building and strengthening client relationships
  • Methods for securing new projects
  • Quality management 
  • Risk management
  • Resource and scope management
  • Time and schedule management 
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

Both in-house and independent engineers or project managers can apply the learnings, across any engineering discipline.


The prerequisite for this course is a Bachelor degree. It is best suited to professionals with 5-8 years of work experience. 

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Day One 

  • Introduction to the role and responsibilities of a consulting engineer 
  • Introduction to essential skills 
  • Business development and managing relationships
  • Project stages
  • Go /No Go assessment
  • Bidding for new work
  • Contracts 
  • Planning 
  • Design and project management
  • Quality management
  • Effective communication 
  • Motivating others 
  • Project monitoring & control (Work Breakdown Structure and Earned Value Assessments)

Day Two

  • Risk assessment
  • Time management (Schedule)  
  • 4 types of tasks 
  • Delegating work
  • Creating an engaged team 
  • Managing scope
  • Safety
  • Change management
  • Reporting
  • Chairing meeting 
  • Be a closer 
  • Personal planning session 
Moein Varaei
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