Leadership and management

Senior engineering manager

This course is aimed at managers who set strategic direction for their teams.

2 days

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Senior engineering manager
£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


This course is aimed at managers who set strategic direction for their teams.

The aim of this course is to enable experienced engineering managers to improve their skills to develop strategic leadership capabilities and to work more effectively and efficiently. 

The course looks at the personal resources managers and leaders have available and how to make the best of them. The focus is on how to lead a department or team where you are not able to have close contact with them on a daily basis, either because the team is too large or too remote. 

All attendees will receive a free Engineer360 feedback report when attending this programme.

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"The course has given me validation of my abilities as a manager. Being among peers – who were experiencing similar issues and handling them in similar way – gave me confidence."
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Who should attend?

We have designed this programme for existing line managers. Participants are typically engineers or other technical professionals who have experience in a man-management role and now want to take their skills to the next level as a business leader.

How will I benefit?

    After the course you will be able to:
  • Set strategy for your team, to contribute fully to your company’s vision and mission 
  • Motivate, manage and communicate with your team to engage them fully in the company’s goals;
  • Successfully manage and implement change programmes that will stick and be embedded in normal business practice 
  • See when conflict is occurring and manage it effectively 
  • Manage 360° - not only your team, but also your manager, your peers and most importantly yourself, to operate consistently at personal peak performance
Contributes 14 CPD hours

A useful course that quickly identified areas for me to develop and improve in my daily management tasks and also personally. Having the course tutored by a professional engineers was a real benefit.

Nick Yeomans OneSubsea UK Ltd

Key topics

  • Setting strategy and developing the tactics to deliver it
  • Why strategies fail and how to avoid the pitfalls
  • How to build and manage high-performing teams
  • Managing change effectively and proactively
  • The manager as 'coach'
  • Managing departmental resources to get the necessary results
  • How to network with peers to improve communication and business effectiveness
  • Appreciating when conflict is happening and know constructive ways to deal with it
  • Identifying and practicing elements of professional and personal credibility
  • Managing yourself to work efficiently and effectively

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C, D and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  4. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Senior engineering manager.

  • Penny Taylor

    Penny Taylor CEng FIMechE FWES

    Penny is a Fellow of the Institution and has over 20 years experience in the automotive industry and is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator.

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At a glance

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    2 days
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  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, D, E

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9-10 Sep 2024

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