Acting as Employer Representative (ER)

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CMG Training

The Irish Institute of professional Education

Acting as Employer Representative (ER)

on Construction Projects


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


Date: 18th August 2020


Attendance Options:

VIRTUALLY – Via our online interactive stream

IN PERSON - CMG Training Offices - Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (LIMITED SEATS)


We will be taking every measure to ensure social distancing is comfortably maintained while attending our courses


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).


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




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

Gordon is a Chartered Engineer and an experienced Arbitrator and Conciliator. He has over 25 years’ experience in the delivery of capital infrastructure projects, working with Contractors for the first decade and spending the subsequent years working with Consultants. Gordon’s experience covers the full cycle of capital infrastructure projects and a wide range of model contract forms. Gordon is also a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Scientist and is currently working with J. B. Barry & Partners Ltd.




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 5 Structured CPD Hours. 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:     18th August
Times:   9.30am to 3.30pm
Attendance Options:

IN PERSON - CMG Training Offices - Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (LIMITED SEATS)

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.

For all courses booked by members between now and August 31st 2020 we will offer them at €395 instead of the usual Early Bird €425/435 cost.

To avail of the offer they will just have to mention  the National Guild on their booking form.

The course cost includes all course documentation, Employer Representative – Training Course pack, certificates and of course, to keep you nourished and focused, we have a nice array of fresh foods and refreshments during registration, mid-morning, and lunch.




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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.



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