EPCM Project Management


Ready to build your industrial facilities? Completing your project with the EPCM approach (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) is the way to go.

Why Choose the EPCM Approach?

  • You retain control of your project and take part in its execution (unlike the turnkey approach, which allows you very little involvement).
  • Your project is constantly optimized. Through every phase of the project, our teams have the latitude to apply their skills and creativity to solve any challenges that arise. They do not allow problems to delay a project month after month as they will find a way to solved them without interrupting work progress.
  • The budget and schedule are closely monitored. Our teams work with you to keep these on track.
  • The engineers who work on your project stay involved, from beginning to end. They know the project better than anyone else, they contribute their technical and technological input, based on your operational priorities, until project completion.

Why choose Seneca?

Since 1997, our team has successfully managed dozens of EPCM industrial investment projects, from feasibility studies to detailed execution. Our experience allows us to anticipate difficulties—and to and address them in the right way in a timely manner. The key is knowing how to adapt, and searching tirelessly for new and creative ideas to maintain the manufacturing capacity you require, whatever the size of your project.


At the beginning of an EPCM contract, we organize work activities around three key elements. These elements are grouped into what we call the 5S plan, which helps the entire team understand and monitor every aspect of the project so they all work efficiently towards the same goal. Throughout the project, your financial objectives are maintained.

The Seneca process package

Every industrial project carried out by our team relies on the Seneca process package. This is a unique conceptualization and validation method that serves as the master reference for all applications engineers and lays the foundation for your project’s technical success. It was designed for use with EPCM contracts. It guides the project, ensures that it is delivered on time and on budget, and allows you to benefit from a plant that successfully manufactures a marketable product.

The project charter

The goal of the project charter is to generate value for your project and minimize the associated risks. It converts business guidelines into technical guidelines, and lets you complete your industrial projects efficiently, in line with your established criteria for success. This charter is required so that all stakeholders understand the project’s objectives, scope, deliverables, and necessary resources. A project that always targets the objectives defined in its charter, right from the beginning, is sure to meet your expectations.

A steering committee

The steering committee is generally comprised of the company’s directors and the project manager. The committee meets on a regular basis to ensure the project’s objectives are being advanced and achieved. Seneca prepares and updates the project charter for the committee so it always has access to accurate information as the basis for making the best decisions. What’s more, the Seneca process package ensures that every stakeholder will understand all the issues at play.


Seneca’s experts also manage health and safety programs on industrial construction sites by relying on EPCM services. A prevention program is implemented for the principal contractor as soon as the potential risk analysis has been completed. Seneca’s teams allocate resources and monitor tasks on a daily basis.

Typical interventions


  • Define technical specifications.
  • Prepare all technical documents for purchasing equipment and awarding installation contracts.


  • Shop around for the best prices for supply and installation contracts.
  • Manage and administer contracts.

Construction Management

  • Assume the role of principal contractor on behalf of the project owner.
  • Ensure safety on the site.
  • Maintain good work relations with all resources.
  • Control costs and ensure timely delivery.
  • Supervise the project from beginning to end.
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