Working in the Australian water sector requires engineers and related professionals to work with and mange contracts and understand the procurement process.
This course will cover the contract lifecycle from negotiation, set up and drafting of terms right through to how to effectively manage and use the contract to deliver project outcomes.
Utilising both Sean and Cyril’s exposure to the water industry, this course will also cover typical contracts and contract terms common to water infrastructure contracts and how they apply to achieving project, contract and client outcomes.
- An understanding of the procurement lifecycle
- Confidence in reading, applying and utilising contracts for project delivery
- Basic skills in negotiation, dispute management
- Introductory skills in managing and dealing with contract claims
- Understanding common practices in contracting for the water industry
Is this course for you?
This course suits engineers and related professionals in the water sector with up to five years of work experience.
It's also valuable for people involved in drafting or delivering projects under a contract, including:
- contract administrators
- contract managers
- finance officers
Topics we'll cover
- Contract basics: how, when and why to contract
- Procurement and tendering principles and legal considerations
- Managing and allocating risk
- Contract terms/contract language
- Negotiating contract terms
- Typical contracts in the water industry: AS2124/AS4000/AS4122
- Managing contract claims
- Managing contractor performance
- The role of the superintendent
- Managing contract disputes
Sean McCarthy is a solicitor with extensive experience as a construction and general contracts advisor. He is also the Director of McCarthy Commercial and Construction Lawyers.
Sean worked in the building and construction industry for many years before completing his Master of Juris Doctor and transitioning to legal practice. As a lawyer, Sean has advised both government and private sector clients on a host of major projects and contract claims.
Sean is an active educator on construction matters. As a qualified training professional and experienced lawyer, he brings an enthusiastic and participative approach to his teaching.
Dr Cyril Jankoff has worked as a public accountant, CFO, solicitor, in-house counsel, country manager and business consultant in diverse industries for more than 30 years. He has bachelor’s degrees in law and accounting, an MBA and a doctorate in business improvement. His Doctoral thesis examined the business challenges facing organisations and how managers and owners can be trained using continuing professional development to mitigate these challenges.
He worked for a number of years in the water industry in roles involving contracts.
Cyril is an international consultant and speaker in procurement, contracting and business improvement. He facilitates courses locally and internationally.