Acting as Employer Representative (ER) on Construction Projects

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Acting as Employer Representative (ER)

on Construction Projects


Key duties and responsibilities, important considerations, and contract management tips


Date: 23rd November 2020




The employer representative acts as the employer’s agent in administering and seeing building contracts through, it is a role that comes with a huge level of responsibility and administration work.


This one-day course will explore the key duties and responsibilities of the employer’s representative, including important considerations regarding contracts and documents, what to look out for in monthly meetings, construction submissions and key considerations when preparing reports.  You will also learn important principles in managing change, managing risk, and how to avoid or navigate disputes that arise. We will also explore the way forward and how COVID-19 has impacted the role.


All attendees will receive a full course pack to refer back to and will gain CPD hours at the end of the session (if applicable).





Role of Employer’s Representative
Contract Documents - Employer’s Requirements, Contractor’s Proposals, Pricing Document Collateral Documents
Contract Personnel Roles, Delegation of Authority Site Representatives, Employer Engagement, Contractor Engagement
Site Facilities
Resident Engineering Team - Weekly Reports - Record Keeping
Monthly Meetings - Monitoring progress – what to look out for
Preparing Monthly Cost and Progress Reports
Contract Programme - Contract Obligations - Contractor’s Programme
Delay & Disruption - Issuing Extensions of Time and Certificates of Practical Completion
Design & Procurement Submissions
Construction Submissions
Completion / Commissioning / Hand-Over
As-Built Submissions
Payment Applications - Contractor’s Application - ER Assessment - Cashflow
Outstanding Work & Defects - Managing Practical Completion Handover and Defects
Managing Change - Employer - Contractor - Third Party Driven Changes - Other External Changes - Change Orders
Managing Risk - Employer or Contractors Ability to Accommodate Events
Final Account
Dispute Resolution Processes - Handling and or avoiding disputes on the contract
Covid-19 – Impact on the Employer representative and how has it changed the role




Gordon Barry – FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator

BE DipArb EurIng CEng CEnv CSci CWEM
FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator
CIArb Accredited Mediator
Technical Director - J.B.Barry & Partners

Gordon Barry has 3 decades of experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects, comprising an initial 10 years working with contractors and the subsequent 20 years working with consulting engineers.

Gordon has extensive experience in the administration of construction contracts, including using many of the recognised model forms, including the Public Works Contracts, FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, IEI and RIAI.

He has been working with J. B. Barry & Partners since 2003 and has acted as Employer’s Representative on a number of projects, including the Portrane, Donabate, Rush and Lusk Wastewater Treatment Scheme, which was shortlisted for the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards in 2013

Gordon is also a practising Adjudicator, Conciliator and Arbitrator and listed on the dispute resolution panels of Engineers Ireland, Law Society and CIF.



This course will be of particular interest to anyone who acts as the Employer representative on projects, contracts and or construction works




On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate in Employer Representative – Training Course as well as your CPD Certificate containing. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Employer Representative – Training Course pack to refer back to at any time in the future.



Date:     23rd November 2020
Times:   9.30am to 3.30pm
Attendance Options:

VIRTUALLY – Via our online interactive stream




An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €525. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

The course cost includes all course documentation, Employer Representative – Training Course pack and Certificates.




WEBSITE - Please Click Here to be taken to our website where you can book your place directly

EMAIL – Please Click Here to send an email to secure your seat

PHONE - Contact the CMG Training Team on 01-2933650 to secure your place



Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.