This is a five-day course that provides hands-on, in-depth, practical and relatable experience, knowledge and expertise in the practice of project planning. The training will prepare attendees on how to effectively plan and execute facilities projects from engineering through procurement and construction. At the end of the course, participants will be equipped with tools, processes and techniques to efficiently and effectively plan and execute projects.

Course Objective

Project Planning is a critical skill required for effective scheduling, time management, cost management, and resource management for any project. It is the foundation for successful execution on large and small projects. This training will give you the knowledge and skills you need for this role that is hard to fill, making you a planner who delivers great value to the project.

Who will Benefit

  • Planning managers and engineers
  • Facilities engineers
  • Project engineers and managers
  • Asset team members
  • First line supervisors
  • Entry level engineers
  • Business development professionals
  • Maintenance and operations personnel
  • Construction supervisors, superintendents and managers Course

You will Learn Project Planning 101

  • Why project planning?
  • Project planning essentials, tools and frameworks
  • Work Breakdown Structure – resource estimating and     budgeting

EPC Planning and Execution  

  • Identifying key project success drivers
  • Planning with the end in mind – reverse scheduling
  • Developing an EPC execution plan

Engineering and Design

  • Engineering and design development process, drawing reviews and deliverables
  • Discipline interdependencies and activity sequencing
  • Resource estimating, allocation and     manpower loading
  • Engineering best practices


  • Understanding contract types and contracting     strategies
  • Procurement planning by discipline: electrical, mechanical and structural
  • Procurement planning by equipment: rotating equipment and package equipment.


  • Construction planning and mobilization
  • Optimizing engineering phase through early construction input
  • Construction activity, workforce and equipment estimating
  • Automation and controls, commissioning and startup
  • Construction safety and best practices

Team Project  

• Hands-on EPC project planning with real-life examples