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Winning New Work as a Consulting Engineer

Learn how to step out of the everyday, harnessing powerful skills to win work and secure repeat clients.
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Overview
Learn how to step out of the everyday, harnessing powerful skills to win work and secure repeat clients.

The ability to win work and repeat business requires an entirely different skill set from everyday engineering. While you can’t succeed in the long-term without technical skills, strong networking and robust people skills will define your success as a consultant. 

This course will provide the road map for how to ‘win the game’ of getting (and keeping) work. Discover the secrets to communicating persuasively and maintaining great client relationships. But that’s not all: winning work doesn’t stop at getting the right clients on board. Once you’ve won the work, you need to plan and establish a good scope to have a profitable project and a profitable career. 

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • the skills of networking
  • ways to decrease your application to acceptance ratio
  • how to move from transactional consultancy to becoming a problem solver and trusted advisor
  • the power of planning and creating clear scope to amplify profits
  • where you’re leaving money on the table and how to stop
Details
Price
$329
EA members
$387.06
Non-members

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Any questions?

Duration
3 Hours
Location & dates
Online

14 July

Online

12 October

Additional Information

This workshop will run during the following days:

14 July, 9:00am - 12:00pm AEST

12 October, 9:00am - 12:00pm AEDT

 

RSVP:

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.

Duration
Customisable
Delivery
Face to Face
Online - Live
Online - On Demand
Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Maintain excellent relationships with current and potential clients
  • Engage in persuasive conversations
  • Learn fundamental skills for networking
  • Understand the tactics of the ‘game’ in business development
  • Apply the Go/No Go assessment 
  • Bid for the right work 
  • Write winning proposals
  • Plan effectively
  • Create contracts that protect you and keep projects profitable
  • Recognise the best fee structure for your business
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

You’ll benefit from this course if you want to increase your success rate in business development. Both in-house and independent engineers can apply the learnings, across any engineering discipline.

Prerequisites

This course is best suited to professionals with 5-10 years of work experience.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

OPENING GAME - CONDITIONING THE MARKET

  • Get familiar with the “game” of business development
  • Do your homework
  • Know the certifications and standards you require

MIDDLE GAME - CONDITIONING THE CLIENT

  • Build client relationships
  • Engage in persuasive conversations
  • Understand cross-selling
  • Learn how not to leave money on the table
  • Apply the Go/No-Go assessment

 
END GAME - CONDITIONING THE DEAL

  • Understand the key factors in offers - technical and financial
  • Write great tenders
  • Create effective contracts
  • Decide the best fee structure for your business 
     
Facilitator
Moein Varaei
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