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AACE Southern California Section / Young Professionals Committee University of Southern California April 11, 2013
Agenda • Speaker Introductions • Introduction to AACE • YPC & Southern California Section • Project Controls & Career Paths • Conclusion
Speaker Introductions • Josh Rowan, PMP, CCC • Project Controls Supervisor • Field Development Planning & Execution • Commercial Risk Management • Josh Lavers, CCC • Project Controls Manager / AACE Southern California President • International Business Degree • 15+ Years of Experience • George Lozano, CCC • Project Controls Manager • Construction Management Degree • 20+ Years of Experience
Speaker Introductions • John Matsumoto, PSP • Senior Project Controls Manager • MBA & Industrial Education Degree • 30+ Years of Experience • Sam Elachkar, CMIT • Project Controls Engineer • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering & Construction Management Degree • 5+ Years of Experience
Overview of AACE • A brief introductory video: • http://www.aacei.org/mbr/recruitment/welcome.shtml
Benefits of Membership • Discounted Membership For Students • The Source Magazine (Digital Copy) • Education and technical skills at Seminars and Annual Meeting • Preparation for Certification • Jobs, Internships, Networking
Benefits of Membership • Scholarship Program For College / University Students - More Than $40,000 Awarded Annually • Virtual Library – Wealth Of Research Literatures • Mentoring Program • Networking And Contacts – Expand Your Opportunities With Expansive AACE Members And Network • Where to Sign Up • http://www.aacei.org/mbr/student.shtml
AACE International Certification • Entry-Level / Junior Certification • CCT (Certified Cost Technician) • Requirement: 4 Years Of Experience OR 4 Years Of College-Level Academic. • Professional Level Certification • CCE/CCC (Certified Cost Engineer / Consultant) • CEP (Certified Estimating Professional) • CFCC (Certified Forensic Claims Consultant) • EVP (Earned Value Professional) • PSP (Planning & Scheduling Professional) • http://www.aacei.org/educ/cert/CCT/
What is the YPC • The Young Professionals Committee Is A Group Within AACE That Interfaces With The Board of Directors To Create Value And Offerings For Young Professionals • YPC Gives You A Vehicle To Become A Leader In AACE And In Your Career
YPC Value Proposition • Why YPC? • Growth In Capital Projects • Aging Workforce • Training • Networking • Development Opportunities
YPC Events • Annual Meeting Networking Event • Website And LinkedIn Subgroup • http://www.linkedin.com/groups/AACE-International-Young-Professionals-Committee-2802271/about • Profile Articles – Source Magazine • Leadership Conferences • University Outreach • Mentoring Program • Impromptu Dinners and Social Events
Southern California Section • Over 300 members • Monthly Dinner Meetings • Discounted Student Membership • Mentoring Program • Annual Student Scholarships Awarded
Southern California Section • Networking Opportunities • Annual Fall Symposium (Palm Springs) • Joint Western Winter Workshop with SF Bay Area Section (Lake Tahoe) • Certification & Training Opportunities • Website And LinkedIn Group • http://.www.aace-scs.com/
Project Controls 101 • Project Controls Is That Element Of A Project That Keeps It On-Track, On-Time And Within Budget • Cost, Risk, Quality, Communication, Time, Change, Procurement, And Human Resources • Project Controls Can Be Responsible For Projects, Programs, Or Portfolios That Contribute To The Company’s Bottom-Line
Overview to Project Controls • Source: Randy R. Rapp, Enhancing Professionalism in Construction Project Controls, AACE International (AACE), Morgantown, West Virginia,
Software Applications • MS Project / Oracle Primavera • MS Excel / Access • MS Word / Powerpoint • Acumen Fuse / Oracle Risk Analysis • Crystal Ball / @Risk • Aspen Icarus / Questar / Kbase / CAPCO$T • SAP / JD Edwards • Software is the single biggest enabler so learn as much as you can!
Useful Skill Sets Technical • Engineering Economics • Cost Estimating / Scheduling • Business Law • Financial Accounting • Computer Application • Statistics and Probability • Contract Administration Behavioral • Written and Oral Communication • Motivation • Conflict Management • Team Building • Interpersonal Skills • Self-Awareness • Empathy • Self-Regulation