Mineral Project Management

Areas of Study: Management

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A course on project management prepared for engineers, estimators, purchasing agents, senior managers and company presidents that addresses planning and scheduling, estimating, cost-control, change forecasting, procurement, contracts, reporting, administration, consultants, and problems that lead to delays and cost overruns and ways to avoid them. *** This is a premium course which has been peer-reviewed by a committee appointed by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 30 hours

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  • Fee for Certification:
  • CAD 598.00
  • Completion:
  • 60 days
  • CEUs:
  • 3.0 (30 PDHs)

Course Summary

Introduction

This course on project management is especially prepared for engineers, estimators, purchasing agents, senior managers, company presidents... in fact, anyone who bears some portion of responsibility for a project but needs a better understanding of how it all works.

The course addresses the most important aspects of project management, including planning and scheduling, estimating, cost-control, change forecasting, procurement, contracts, reporting, and administration, as well as when and how to work with consultants. Problems that often lead to delays and cost overruns are examined, as are the best methods to avoid them.

Whether you are an operator who is using project management consultants, or managing your own projects, this course will set you straight.

Course Content

Mineral Project Management consists of 37 viewing sessions of 30–60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 30 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the roles of planning, scheduling, estimating, cost-control, change forecasting, procurement, contracts, reporting, administration, and working with consultants on an engineering project
  • Discuss the types of problems that lead to project delays and cost over-runs
  • Apply the knowledge gained to improved management of engineering projects

Recommended Background

  • Experience of engineering projects in a management, engineering or financial context

Dan Mackie

A graduate of McGill University in Mechanical Engineering (1961), Dan has worked almost exclusively with mining projects, beginning with Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. Projects included five iron ore beneficiation plants, three copper flotation plants, a uranium concentrator, two tar sands plants, and numerous industrial minerals and precious metals projects.

Although most project work has been from conception to commissioning, Dan is well known for his conceptual expertise, notably the pre-feasibility study for the giant Collahuasi Project in Chile that has been constructed essentially as envisioned by the project team in that first go-around.

He is currently president of Dan Mackie & Associates, INNOVAT Limited (which has proprietary leaching technology), and Saymwa Communications. He is author of over 100 technical papers and a practical textbook, "Engineering Management of Capital Projects" - McGraw Hill-Ryerson (1984).