What is the People Task Force?
The aim of the Task Force is to facilitate the effective delivery of engineering construction projects by creating new knowledge, identifying best practice, and providing guidance on its use in order to support the Task Force’s members in:
- Attracting and recruiting people.
- Training and developing people.
- Appraising and rewarding people.
This is achieved through a close working relationship between the academic and educational institutions, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board ECITB and industry client, consultant and contractor organisations. This type of peer group arrangement allows consideration of the recent developments in the thinking to be applied to actual working environments.
Organisations involved in the development of the People Task Force currently include BG Group, Fluor, SABIC, Kingsfield Consulting, WSP CEL, CBI and PM Group, as well as HR specialists from the ECITB in the UK and senior academics from Leeds and Loughborough Universities.
Why should you get Involved?
Developing effective and appropriate tools for project management career development is fundamental to the progression of your own organisations and the Engineering Construction industry as a whole. The Task Force is focussed on assisting ECI member organisations in addressing these topics to develop enhanced project management capability and project delivery.
Critical to this process is an understanding of how to navigate and take full advantage of the tools and published work that is currently available, and also in establishing new techniques and approaches. The Task Force provides a forum for its members to share knowledge, expertise and experience, and encourage the development of best practice in these areas.
The Task Force is currently finalising a Project Management Competency Framework report. Future topics being looked into include ‘Bridging the Skills Gap’, which will consider industry wide initiatives on training young people for future engineering careers, recruiting requirements for Project Managers as well as methods for the development of competencies which are required to fill the gap in senior project management roles
Join a Task Force
Task Force membership is available to ECI members.
If you are a non-member and interested in joining a Task Force please contact us