PCEUAE – PRP PROGRAMME FOR 2013

January: February: March: April: May: June: July: August: Review of Professional Registration Standards – Path to Professional Registration Engineering Skills - Continuous Improvement Presentation by Attendees of Their PR Applications Technical & Commercial Leadership - Contracts Quality Management Communication - Report Writing Interpersonal Skills - Presentations Personal & Social Skills - Time Management

September: Health & Safety October: Sustainable Development

November: Risk Management December: No Meeting

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Meetings are held at the: MENS HIGHER COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY in Abu Dhabi at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI at 7:30 pm the last Tuesday of every month, There are no PRP events in December.

or pioneer new engineering services and management methods.Keep up to date with national and international engineering issues. external courses and conferences. marketing and construction concepts. REVIEW OF THE PROGESSION PATH TO BECOMING CHARTERED Explanation of the IET / IMechE model. through innovation. They might develop and apply new technologies. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills. creativity and change. The Competence and Commitment Standard for Chartered Engineers. Involvement with the affairs of your professional body. E4 Carry out continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice. GUIDANCE . promote advanced designs and design methods. using new or existing technologies.1 JANUARY . Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON DEVELOPING A PERSONAL CPD PLAN . private study. introduce new and more efficient production techniques. inhouse courses. THE CHARTERED ENGINEER STANDARD Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems. Evidence of your development through on-the-job learning.REVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION STANDARDS – PATH TO PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION Section 1: UK SPEC. Maintain CPD plans and records. This could include ability to:       Undertake reviews of own development needs Prepare action plans to meet personal and organisational objectives Carry out planned (and unplanned) CPD activities Maintain evidence of competence development Evaluate CPD outcomes against the action plans Assist others with their own CPD.

A Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology.Manage/contribute to market research. A1 Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach in enabling the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology and other relevant developments. etc. at seminars. A2 Engage in the creative and innovative development of engineering technology and continuous improvement systems.Engage in formal learning. Conduct statistically sound appraisal of data. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION TOPIC – CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SYSTEMS . Involvement with cross-disciplinary working. GUIDANCE . Participants to prepare in advance how they are trying to meet the points below. standards and specifications.2 FEBRUARY – ENGINEERING SKILLS . GUIDANCE . Learn new engineering theories and techniques in the workplace. Apply root cause analysis. This could include ability to:    Identify the limits of own personal knowledge and skills Strive to extend own technological capability Broaden and deepen own knowledge base through research and experimentation. Use evidence from best practice to improve effectiveness. Use evidence from best practice to improve effectiveness.I Section 1: UK SPEC. Broaden your knowledge of engineering codes. and product and process research and development. This could include ability to:       Establish users’ needs Assess marketing needs and contribute to marketing strategies Identify constraints and exploit opportunities for the development and transfer of technology within own chosen field Promote new applications when appropriate Secure the necessary intellectual property rights Develop and evaluate continuous improvement systems.

Draft specifications. B2 Conduct appropriate research. appearance. processes and systems. reliability. B B1 Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems.Involvement in the marketing of and tendering for new engineering products. .Carry out formal theoretical research. GUIDANCE . present and agree design recommendations. Lead/manage value engineering and whole life costing. GUIDANCE . safety. systems and services Use own knowledge of the employer’s position to assess the viability of opportunities. Identify resources and costs of options. Develop and test options. This could include an ability to:       Identify and agree appropriate research methodologies Assemble the necessary resources Carry out the necessary tests Collect. fitness for purpose and environmental impact Undertake engineering design. processes. This could include ability to:    Explore the territory within own responsibility for new opportunities Review the potential for enhancing engineering products. B3 Implement design solutions. Involvement in the specification and procurement of new engineering products. and evaluate their effectiveness. Carry out applied research on the job. taking account of cost.3 MARCH – ENGINEERING SKILLS – II Section 1: UK SPEC. and draft programmes and action plans. Participants to prepare in advance how they are trying to meet the points below. Identify potential projects and opportunities. analyse and evaluate the relevant data Draft. quality. and develop these into detailed designs. produce concept designs. Lead design teams. and undertake design and development of engineering solutions. Schedule activities. Set targets. processes and systems.

Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON RISK MANAGEMENT .Follow the design process through into product or service realisation and its evaluation. Manage product improvement. taking account of critical constraints Determine the criteria for evaluating the design solutions Evaluate the outcome against the original specification Actively learn from feedback on results to improve future design solutions and build best practice.This could include ability to:      Ensure that the application of the design results in the appropriate practical outcome Implement design solutions. Interpret and analyse performance. GUIDANCE . Prepare and present reports on the evaluation of the effectiveness of the designs. Determine critical success factors.

This could include ability to:  Agree objectives and work plans with teams and individuals . Manage project funding. Lead/manage tasks within identified financial. Plan programmes and delivery of tasks. cost and time. This could include ability to:      Set up appropriate management systems Agree quality standards. organise. suppliers. coordinating project activities Ensure that variations from quality standards. direct and control tasks. programme and budget within legal and statutory requirements Organise and lead work teams. Collaborate with key stakeholders. subcontractors. people and resources. Identify resources and costs. C3 Lead teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs. payments and recovery. and recommend improvements. Manage contingency systems. Manage the balance between quality.). Carry out project risk assessments. GUIDANCE . etc. Plan for effective project implementation. programme and budgets are identified. commercial and regulatory constraints.Lead/manage project planning activities. Satisfy legal and statutory obligations. and negotiate agreement to the plans. and that corrective action is taken Gather and evaluate feedback.Take responsibility for and control project operations. budget. Produce and implement procurement plans. Participants to describe their experience in project management & contract management C C1 Provide technical and commercial leadership. GUIDANCE . C2 Plan.4 APRIL – TECHNICAL & COMMERCIAL LEADERSHIP Section 1: UK SPEC. This could include ability to:     Identify the factors affecting the project implementation Lead on preparing and agreeing implementation plans and method statements Ensure that the necessary resources are secured and brief the project team Negotiate the necessary contractual arrangements with other stakeholders (client. Negotiate and agree contracts/work orders.

   Identify team and individual needs. Carry out/contribute to disciplinary procedures. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON CONTRACTS – CONTENTS & IMPLEMENTATION . and provide feedback. Plan/contribute to the training and development of staff.Carry out/contribute to staff appraisals. gather evidence from colleagues of the management. and plan for their development Lead and support team and individual development Assess team and individual performance. GUIDANCE . assessment and feedback that you have provided.

Identify. implement and evaluate changes to meet quality objectives. ISO 9000. Monitor. balanced scorecard. maintain and improve delivery.Plan and implement best practice methods of continuous improvement. Carry out quality audits. GUIDANCE . Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON QUALITY SYSTEMS & QUALITY MANAGEMENT SUNDAY TIMES FILM .g. Participants to describe their quality management activities C4 Bring about continuous improvement through quality management. This could include ability to:    Promote quality throughout the organisation and its customer and supplier networks Develop and maintain operations to meet quality standards Direct project evaluation and propose recommendations for improvement.QUALITY MANAGEMENT . EFQM.5 MAY – QUALITY MANAGEMENT Section 1: UK SPEC. e.

Participants to prepare a short report D D1 Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills. Communicate in English with others at all levels. GUIDANCE . minutes of meetings. letters. specifications. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING GUIDELINES ON REPORT WRITING AND REPORT PREPARATION .Reports. programmes.6 JUNE – COMMUNICATION Section 1: UK SPEC. This could include ability to:    Contribute to. drawings. documents and reports on complex matters Exchange information and provide advice to technical and non-technical colleagues. chair and record meetings and discussions Prepare letters.

D2 Present and discuss proposals. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING GUIDELINES OF MAKING PRESENTATIONS SUNDAY TIMES FILM .MAKING PRESENTATIONS . GUIDANCE . Participants to make a presentation. records of discussions and their outcomes.Presentations.7 JULY – PRESENTATIONS Section 1: UK SPEC. This could include ability to:    Prepare and deliver presentations on strategic matters Lead and sustain debates with audiences Feed the results back to improve the proposals.

This could include ability to:      Know and manage own emotions. Participants to present case studies relevant to themselves.ART OF MOTIVATION . Contribute to productive working relationships. Apply diversity and antidiscrimination legislation. D3 Demonstrate personal and social skills. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON ETHICS DISCUSSION ON MOTIVATION SUNDAY TIMES FILM .8 AUGUST . agree and work towards collective goals Create. and resolve conflicts.PERSONAL & SOCIAL SKILLS Section 1: UK SPEC. maintain and enhance productive working relationships.Records of meetings. GUIDANCE . Evidence from colleagues of your personal and social skills. strengths and weaknesses Be aware of the needs and concerns of others Be confident and flexible in dealing with new and changing interpersonal situations Identify.

HASAW 1974. E2 Manage and apply safe systems of work.g. the profession and the environment. Identify and minimise hazards. GUIDANCE . E E1 Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards. safety and welfare issues Manage systems that satisfy health. including social and employment legislation. Assess and control risks. Participants to describe how they are contributing to health & safety. This could include ability to:     Identify and take responsibility for own obligations for health. evaluate and improve these systems.9 SEPTEMBER – HEALTH & SAFETY Section 1: UK SPEC. This could include ability to:   Comply with the rules of professional conduct of own professional body Manage work within all relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks. GUIDANCE . recognising obligations to society. e. safety and welfare requirements Develop and implement appropriate hazard identification and risk management systems Manage. Work with a variety of conditions of contract. Carry out safety audits. Deliver H&S briefings & inductions. Comply with relevant codes of conduct.Undertake formal H&S training. OHSAS 18001:2007 and company safety policies. Work with H&S legislation and best practice.Contribute to the affairs of your professional body. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON ALARP & RISK ANALYSIS CASE STUDY OF A MAJOR INCIDENT . CDM regs.

E3 Undertake engineering activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development. e. Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY CASE STUDY .Carry out/contribute to environmental impact assessments. This could include ability to:    Operate and act responsibly. Contribute to “triple bottom line” (i.g. GUIDANCE . Manage best practice environmental management systems.e. Carry out/contribute to environmental risk assessments. economic and environmental) outcomes.10 OCTOBER – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Section 1: UK SPEC. social. Work within environmental legislation. Participants to describe how they are contributing to sustainable development. Adopt sustainable practices. taking account of the need to progress environmental. ISO 14000. social and economic outcomes simultaneously Provide products and services which maintain and enhance the quality of the environment and community. and meet financial objectives Understand and encourage stakeholder involvement in sustainable development.

This could include ability to:       Undertake reviews of own development needs Prepare action plans to meet personal and organisational objectives Carry out planned (and unplanned) CPD activities Maintain evidence of competence development Evaluate CPD outcomes against the action plans Assist others with their own CPD. DISCUSSION & FOLLOW UP OF YEAR’s ACTIVITIES AND AREAS COVERED PARTICIPANTS TO PROVIDE INPUT FOR NEXT YEAR’s PROGRAMME Section 2: GROUP DISCUSSION / LEARNING DISCUSSION ON TIME MANAGEMENT SUNDAY TIMES FILM – TIME MANAGEMENT 12 DECEMBER – NO MEETING . Maintain CPD plans and records. Evidence of your development through on-the-job learning. private study. external courses and conferences.11 NOVEMBER – REVIEW OF YEAR’S CPD ACTIVITIES Section 1: E4 UK SPEC. Carry out continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice. GUIDANCE . in-house courses.Keep up to date with national and international engineering issues. Involvement with the affairs of your professional body.

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