Contracting Engineering Projects

Contracting Engineering Projects
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Start- and course dates
March 30, 2023
Tilburg Campus, Online
3,5 dayparts online; 3,5 dayparts in class
€ 4400 (exempt from VAT)

Improve your awareness for successful contracting engineering projects

Contract knowledge is crucial when managing complex projects in the construction, engineering and offshore industry. A basic understanding of business law, risk management and interdependencies among stakeholders is key when it comes to creating commercial success.

Project managers are confronted with complex legal, commercial and cultural differences among contract parties on a daily basis. In order to execute an engineering project successfully a multidisciplinary set of skills and knowledge is required. The program Contracting Engineering Projects will help you:

  • develop an understanding of contracting risks and success factors
  • participate as a partner in contracting discussions and negotiations
  • manage contracts effectively 

Participant profile

Contracting Engineering Projects is aimed at professionals with 5 - 10 years experience.

Participants are for example:

  • project managers & directors
  • subcontracting managers & directors
  • purchase & procurement managers
  • construction and area managers
  • tender and commercial managers
  • engineers

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.

Deal with the results of contract complexities

This Program was initially established by TIAS School for Business & Society and a consortium of Ballast Nedam, Boskalis and the Heerema Fabrication Group in order to address the growing international competition and collaboration. They felt the need to prepare their employees for dealing with the resulting contract complexities.

Participants will take part in a blended program set up. This program format makes Contracting Engineering Projects attractive and relevant for maritime companies as well as for land based constructing companies. Also, the new program is suited for contractors / suppliers as well as for clients. Finally, its modular design allows for easy configuration of an InCompany delivery.

What does Contracting Engineering projects do for you and what will you learn? 

This Program addresses key challenges facing professionals in various phases of the contracting cycle ranging from drafting, tendering and landing the contract to subcontracting, project execution, and finally testing and delivery. You will learn how to:

  • prepare for the tender process and how to establish the optimum approach
  • work with different contract types and modules
  • identify contracting risks and challenges at an early stage
  • collaborate with different internal and external stakeholders
  • translate contractual arrangements into effective collaboration with subcontractors
  • choose between alternative options for dispute resolution

Contracting Engineering Projects program design

The International Contracting Program covers the entire contract cycle. The program is highly interactive and its concepts as well as best practices are illustrated through many real life cases. All stages of the contracting process are covered through hands-on exercises

The Contracting Engineering Projects program includes the following modules:

  • Module I1: Introduction (2 hours)
  • Module C1: Contracting strategies
  • Module C2: Contract preparation
  • Module C3: Contract formation
  • Module C4: Contract execution and management
  • Module L1: legal aspects of contract preparation & formation
  • Module L2: legal aspects of contract execution & completion
  • Module S: Summary (2 hours)

Dates and locations Contracting Engineering Projects

NameLocationStart date
Contracting Engineering ProjectsTilburg Campus, OnlineMarch 30, 2023

Investment for Contracting Engineering Projects

The investment for the blended Contracting Engineering Projects program amounts to a fee of € 4400 (exempt from VAT). This fee includes regular catering arrangements for the in class sessions. A dinner buffet is served on the evening in-class session.

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Contracting Engineering Projects

TIAS faculty members are experienced specialists in their field of interest. The international contracting program is facilitated by Kees Berends and Wilfred Veldstra. Kees is a very experienced contract manager, whereas Wilfred is a specialized procurement and construction contract lawyer.


Kees Berends
Owner / Managing Consultant

Start your application

Following your enrollment, the Academic Director will review your CV. After the Academic Director determines that you meet the admission requirements, you will receive the official study agreement and you can finalize your enrollment.

Jorien van Loopik-van Dijk
Jorien van Loopik-van Dijk
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 14

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