Management covers a wide area of an engineer’s/geoscientist’s work, and it is not only the supervision of staff. Project management, including the social management of the technology, is an essential part of your knowledge base.
This is not an exhaustive list:
- Concept development;
- Identification of requirements;
- Assessing the resources required and available.
- Acquisition of the necessary permits and clearances from responsible authorities
- Developing activity / task schedules;
- Determining interactions and constraints;
- Allocation of resources;
- Assessing the impact of delays;
- Interaction with other projects;
- Interaction with the market place.
- Development of conceptual budget;
- Development of detailed budget, including estimates of labour, material, and overhead;
- Risk assessment of cost escalation potential;
- Review of budget in light of changes.
- Leadership and professional conduct;
- Organization of personnel
- Team building
- Management of technology
- Implementation of adequate safety precautions
- Understanding elements of the project as it relates to the total project;
- Coordinating the phases of project work;
- Monitoring of expenditure and schedule and taking appropriate action;
- Performance measurement.
- Operating equipment and system performance;
- Product performance;
- Social and environmental impacts;
- Field conditions at geoscience projects
- Economic impacts.