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MACDONNELL places for people

MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

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Auditor Training
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This interactive course is comprised of 18 hours of classroom activity, usually delivered over a 3 day period. It is designed to meet the needs of those individuals requiring the skills to perform internal audits of security activities performed under a marine facility security plan and to satisfy auditing requirement set out in the Marine Transportation Security Regulations. The focus of the course is on group workshops and hands-on practical auditing experience.



To aquire in-house auditing skills to meet these requirements instead of using third party auditors. The value of these skill sets can be applied beyond maritime security and used to audit other procedures and processes within the company including safety and environmental requirements.


Key topics include:

  • Auditing Inspection requirements
  • Auditing Security Procedures
  • Auditing Drills and Exercises
  • Workshops on:
  • Preparing for an audit
  • Conducting sample audits
  • Making appropriate audit conclusions
  • Developing an annual audit program
  • Learning to use the Audit Checklist Form
  • Period Reviews of the Security Documents and Security Plan
  • Audit Reports and the Issue of Amendments



Training program sponsors are organizations committed to excellence in learning and professional development for the port and maritime workforce.

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