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Getting Acquainted with being a Resident Engineer on Pipeline Projects


A two-day course to guide Resident Engineers on pipeline & reticulation projects on their specific functions, roles and responsibilities on site.

Why Should an Individual Attend?

  • The course includes a comprehensive training manual for pipeline supervision.
  • Delegates will get supervision advice and tips as well as a list of key success factors.
  • Checklists for excavation, bedding, pipe laying, backfill and structures will be included.
  • This is an interactive course with practical, hands-on training relevant to experiences in the workplace.


On completion of this course, the delegate will be able to:

  • Master the necessary skills towards becoming a respected Senior Resident Engineer of excellence on pipeline construction projects.
  • Understand the duties of the Resident Engineer.
  • Know how to deal with the Client, Engineer, Contractor, Community, and other role players
  • Have a good understanding about relationships, ethics and responsibilities; quality control and quality assurance; Inspections, tests and approval of construction activities; method statements; measurement and payment certificates, supervision and site management, including good record keeping.

Program Outline


  • Functions and focus of role players
  • Contractual matters and documents
  • Resident Engineers duties and responsibilities
  • Effective engagement with the community
  • Site establishment


  • Quality Control Plan (QCP)
  • Registers and inspection requests
  • Method statements and trial sections
  • Visual inspections
  • Checklists
  • Material testing


  • Setting out
  • Excavation
  • Bedding and backfill
  • Pipe laying
  • Valves and fittings
  • Structures
  • Testing and commissioning


  • Project Life Cycle and Knowledge Areas
    • Time management - Timeous decisions
    • Scope management - Contract documentation
    • Cost management - Payment certificates
    • Quality management - Specifications
    • Risk management - Risk mitigation
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Key success factors
    • Good relationships
    • A balance between too strict and too lenient
    • Applying the give and take principle
    • Engineering judgement
  • Traits of a good Resident Engineer

Who Should Attend?

  • Candidate Engineers, Technologists and Technicians
  • Assistant Resident Engineers, Principal Agents, Employers Agents representatives, or Project Engineers from Government bodies working on pipeline construction projects
  • Resident Engineers, Employers Agents representatives or Principal Agents with limited experience
Dates and Times:
  • Thu 18 July 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Fri 19 July 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Course
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 440.00 excl. VAT
R 6 256.00 incl. VAT
CESA member fee: R5 198.00 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: CESA-2186-09/2026
CPD Points: 2