Project Management

This page contains information on the project management programmes available to engineering construction industry professionals.

Project Management Mentoring Programme

The Project Management Mentoring Programme brings together mentors and mentees from Cross Sector/Nuclear & Oil & Gas operators, tier one contractors and the wider supply chain. Over an eight-month period, senior industry mentors are paired with developing project managers to share knowledge and experience.

Coordinated by the Project Management Steering Group (PMSG) and the ECITB, the programme is an excellent example of how industry cooperation works for the benefit of the sector as a whole. The PMSG comprise of senior industry practitioners collaborating together to provide experiential development and guidance across all sectors within the engineering, design and procurement community in sectors such as power, water, nuclear, pharmaceutical & chemical, renewables, oil & gas and food & drink.

For further information about the project management mentoring programme, please contact:

Hear from some of our mentors and mentees:

Peter Benton

Director at Cephas Project Management Ltd

Ellie Zemani

Asset Manager at Spirit Energy
ECITB PMMP Mentor & Ex-mentee

Ally Smith

Team Lead at Sparrows

Chris Rasiah

Senior Project Development Manager at Kent Plc

Mark Fotheringam


Caroline Jenkins

Project Manager at Nuclear Waste Services

Project Management Mentoring Programme
Project Management Mentoring Process
Application Form

The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Programme

The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) is a training standard for professionals who wish to demonstrate their capabilities as a responsible leader with the skills and abilities required to manage complex projects and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques.

Run in conjunction with the Association for Project Management, candidates are required to show assessors their competencies in a number of areas through both a portfolio or evidence and an interview. Successful candidates are included on the publicly available APM Register of Chartered Project Professionals.

Click here for a guide for ChPP candidates.

The pathway to project management, taking the road less travelled

Jennifer Kerr, Project Performance and Business Improvement Manager at Subsea7, achieved the Chartered Project Professional standard through the ECITB-supported programme.  Read her journey into project management.

The Active Cup

The ACTIVE Cup is a project management competition for the engineering construction industry. Run by Cranfield University on behalf of the ECITB and European Construction Institute, this hugely popular competition welcomes delegates from companies representing a range of sectors.

Teams taking part manage a project from concept through to completion. The competition enables teams to experience the whole project management process and tests a wide range of project management skills. The aim is for a team to make the most profit against their initial cost.

Find out more on the ACTIVE Cup and how to get involved

The ECITB Project collaboration Toolkit

The ECITB’s Project Collaboration Toolkit (Edition 2) supports collaborative working relationships across the engineering construction sector. The toolkit offers advice and guidance to companies looking to work together more efficiently.  The toolkit shares industry best practice and guides clients and contractors on joint working. Originally designed for the offshore oil and gas sector, the toolkit has now been used on several projects where pooled resources and shared skills and expertise have improved efficiency and kept costs down.