EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) Contracts are becoming more popular with client organisations who wish to have a professional manager working on their behalf and standing between them and the contractors carrying out the actual work.


Benefits and Advantages

  • Shows the differences between EPC and EPCM contracts
  • Explains the different roles played by the parties
  • Gives an understanding of the risks involved
  • Gives hands-on experience of formulating an EPCM contract and the decision process leading up to it
  • Delivered by senior SME’s with extensive international expertise and experience
  • Best international practice and leading-edge knowledge
  • Aligned to and benchmarked against British and Commonwealth armed forces leadership, UK professional and academic bodies’ standards
Webinar Series

Executive One to One

£40 pp ph

Professional One to One

£30 pp ph

Executive Micro Group

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Professional Masterclass

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Five Day Course


Extended Programme 1


Extended Programme 2


One Day Masterclass


Two Day Masterclass


Three Day Masterclass





Your Course At A Glance

A Short Intensive and

Short Professional Course

Webinar Based

With Online Support

5 Day, 2 and 4 Week

1, 2 and 3 Day Masterclass 

Personalised Experience

Coaching and Tutorials

Course Overview

The current worldwide Covid 19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for project teams to be vigilant and pro-active in their approach to risk. A large part of the focus has to be the selection of the correct contract with which to carry out the project and to ensure that it is primarily used as a Risk Management tool as part of the wider toolkit of Risk Management techniques. 

EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) Contracts are becoming more popular with client organisations who wish to have a professional manager working on their behalf and standing between them and the contractors carrying out the actual work.

The course focus is essentially practical in nature based on the extensive experience of the trainer and utilising the delegates’ own experience and knowledge. 

Who Is This Course For?

The Course is designed for experienced Project Managers and Procurement Managers from Client organisations, Management Contractor organisations, and Design Teams to enhance their own experience in this field.

It will also be of benefit to less experienced junior managers who wish to enhance their knowledge in this area as a means of career progression.

What Are The Course Objectives?

The objectives of the course are to develop a professional awareness and understanding of and approaches to:

  • EPCM contracts and their difference to EPC contracts
  • The authoring and management of EPCM contracts
  • The advantages, challenges and issues with EPCM contracts
  • The risks within EPCM use
  • The pro-active and best practice management of EPCM contracts from client and contractor viewpoints
  • To develop best practice and effective commercial and project risk management
  • The selection of ECPM and risk-related tools and techniques
What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the difference between EPC and EPCM contracts
  • Understand the different approaches to risk allocation
  • Learn how to prepare a proposal for selecting the best way forward.
  • Learn how to prepare and negotiate a contract brief to safeguard outcomes and deliverables
  • Learn the benefits and dangers of drafting bespoke clauses
Course Outline

Key topics explored include:

Professional Award

  • Module 1 – Introduction to EPCM contracts 
  • Module 2 – Differences with EPC forms
  • Module 3 – Drafting a procurement strategy
  • Module 4 – Drafting a memorandum of agreement for deliverables
  • Module 5 –Drafting special clauses

 Professional Certificate

  • Module 6 – Developing a Risk Strategy

Professional Advanced Certificate

  • Module 7 – Using the contract pro-actively as a management tool to address risk
What Will I Walk Away With?

You will walk away with:

  • A detailed understanding of EPCM contracts
  • The ability to design a procurement strategy for your project
  • The ability to secure agreement on deliverables
  • The ability to manage complex relationships

  • The ability to make a real, high-performance impact on your organisation and business
  • Specialist and transferable professional skills
  • Enhanced career and promotion prospects
  • Continuous professional development credits
  • A personalised leadership action plan, which in conjunction with the course, critical personal reflection and ongoing professional development will allow you to further develop and put into practice what you have learnt

  • Access to our leadership library of resources
  • Either a professional award, a professional certificate or an advanced professional certificate.
Pre Course Activities

We strongly recommend that in preparation for this course, participants take the time to complete the pre-course work; both so that they reap the fullest rewards and benefits of the courses, and so that it can be tailored and personalised where possible to their individual requirements.


  • Think about what your learning priorities and objectives are
  • Think about a possible leadership topic, issue, challenge or objective you have a special interest in for discussion in coaching, supervision / tutorials
  • Think about what real-world organisational strategic, transformational and resilience objectives you have
  • Think about what real-world organisational and business disruption, issues and challenges you face
  • Think about how you can use the current climate as a catalyst for change.
What is Included In The Investment Fee?

The investment fee encompasses:

  • Face to face contact learning via webinar, online and collaborative technology
  • A minimum number of whole class contact hours per days / week / month – subject to programme and course duration selected
  • Micro group sessions – depending upon participant numbers and webinar / programme / course duration
  • Individual / pair / micro group supervisions / coaching / personal and operational consulting and action planning – depending upon participant numbers and webinar / programme / course duration
  • Core course materials – send by email and online
  • Supplementary materials – send by email and online
  • Complimentary materials – materials – send by email and online
  • Access to documents and resources library for the webinar / programme / course duration
  • Certificate
Availability and Dates

At the moment due to the global pandemic, this course is only available publicly on a webinar basis with online support.

The masterclass, short five-day intensive professional, two and four week extended professional programmes and courses recommence on:

27thSept 2021 | 11thOctober 2021 | 25thOctober 2021 | 
8thNovember 2021 | 22ndNovember 2021 | 6thDecember 2021 | 10thJanuary 2022 |
24thJanuary 2022 | 7thFebruary 2022 | 21stFebruary 2022 | 7thMarch 2022 | 21stMarch 2022
1,2 3 Day Master Classes and 1,2,3 Day Advanced Professional Classes recommence on:
  4thOctober 2021 | 18thOctober 2021 | 1stNovember 2021 |
15thNovember 2021 | 29thNovember 2021 | 13thDecember 2021 | 17thJanuary 2022 |
31stJanuary 2022 | 14th February 2022 | 28thFebruary 2022
Key Personnel

Programme Director

Lesley Harvey


Course Convenor

David Carruthers


Senior Trainers

Stephen Felder – Shaw

A Trainer's View

ʺ Client organisations have certain key objectives in arranging major projects. They require certainty of outcome in terms of deliverables, cost, quality and timeʺ. Sometimes these organisations feel that they lack the necessary skills and experience to closely manage a complex project and feel happier if they can place the design, procurement and management functions with a specialist organisation with the necessary experience.


The choice of such an organisation is a major task. A wrong move here can result in disaster for a project. History is full of examples of projects finishing way over budget, many months (sometimes years) late and at the end not providing the desired outcome. In an EPCM format the relationship between client and EPCM contractor is crucial and this course looks at the situation from all angles so that opposing viewpoints can be seen and understoodʺ

Course Fees' Payment

UK and international clients should please contact us at Minerva Academy directly for payment of course fees.

All course fees must be paid 48 hours prior to commencement of the webinar / courses.


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