FIDIC Young Professionals Forum (YPF)

The Young Professionals Forum (YPF) is the group of Young Professionals (YPs) of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). It was formed in 2004 with the intention of providing YPs with the opportunity to participate actively in FIDIC with their peers and to develop the next generation of consulting engineering industry leaders. As a leadership committee, the YPF Steering Committee (YPFSC) was formed to develop communication and networking opportunities for all YPs involved in the FIDIC community.

  

 

Promoting the participation of young professionals in the consulting engineering industry's activities.

 

YPFSC Members

The Young Professionals Forum (YPF) is managed by the YPF Steering Committee (YPFSC), to know more details about YPFSC members please click here

 

YPF Business Plan (BP)

The FIDIC YPF Business Plan is approved by FIDC EC for the purpose of providing the full details for the vision, mission, goal, objectives, values, activities, etc… of the YPF Community, in addition to document all basic information that is needed to map out a strategy to focus actions. You can find it here.

 

YPF Reference Document Guideline (YPF RD)

The FIDIC YPF Reference Document is a Guideline to assist FIDIC Member Associations (MAs) in establishing a Young Professional Forum (YPF), and providing inspiration to existing YPs for continued development. The first edition of this Guide was issued in September 2013. You can find the third eddition here.

 

Call for Nomination for YPFSC 2017/2018 (Open)

The call for candidates for the FIDIC Young Professional Forum Steering Committee (YPFSC) for the year 2017-2018 is open till 15th November 2017. Please check the YPF Business Plan above and fill the application form here.

 

Announcement of FIDIC Young Professionals Award 2017 (Closed)

FIDIC YPFSC is pleased to announce the launch of FIDIC Young Professionals Award. This award, which is open to all young professionals (YPs) aged 40 years and under who are working for firms in the membership of FIDIC.

The purpose of this award is to highlight the talent of next generation leaders in the consultancy engineering industry across the world, and at encourage effective participation of YPs within FIDIC for maintaining of the sustainable development of the industry. For the full details check the Business Plan here and (http://fidic.org/node/9114).

 

 

YPs Publications

Main YPs Publications are as below:

  • 1st YPs Booklet "Reflection of the YPs": It is a summary of the main YPs papers that were received as a result of the call for papers process, which was initiated, announced and managed by YPFSC for all YPs worldwide to select the best papers to be presented here at the Jakarta conference during both the YP Open Forum and the 1st International YPs Symposium Sessions. In addition to other important papers and schedule for YPs activities.  

  •  Young Professionals Management Training Programme’s (YPMTP) Survey Report : YPFSC, YPMTP mentors, FIDIC secretariat and CBC have prepared a survey for the purpose of gaining feedback from current and previous participants in the YPMTP and finding opportunities to improve the programme if required.This survey differed from previous surveys in that this version focussed on more long term answers from previous participants, as well as including current and recent participants. 91 responses were collected, which represent about 16% of the total YPMTP attendees (565 since 2004) from 32 countries.
  • BIM Use Survey’s Report : YPFSC and FIDIC Risk and Quality  Committee (R&Q) have prepared an online survey for the purpose of understanding the scale of use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Engineering Industry. 85 responses from 32 countries were collected within one month and presented in FIDIC 2017 annual conference in Jakarta.

 

YPFSC Sub-committees 

YPFSC is working actively to acheive its goals through several sub-committees as below:

ID

FIDIC YPFSC 2016-2017 Initiatives/ Committees

Champion Name

1

Newsletter

Wafaa Balla Beshir Ahmed

2

Social Media

Wafaa Balla Beshir Ahmed

3

FIDIC Contracts -Statistic

Adam Bialachowski

4

Website

Wael Darkazanli

5

Database

Yukiko Itami

6

Jakarta 2017

Jomanah Albtoush

7

Webinar Program

Cosmin Tobolcea

8

YPF Reference Document

Ahmed Stifi

9

YPMTP Support

Michael Walker

10

South American YPF Development

Alonso Rios

11

ASPAC

Takashi Matsuo

12

GAMA

Francis Kofi Yankey

13

EFCA

Lyubomir Petrov

14

YPs Awards

Cory Wilson

15

Appreciation Letters

Jennifer Ogazie

16

Budgeting

Adam Bialachowski

17

1st International YPs Symposium

Cosmin Tobolcea

18

WFEO

Jeshika Ramchund

19

Data Management/ Clouds

Nguyen Nam Trung

 

YPF Newsletter

Since 2007, the YPF Newsletter started its Journey of and until now it is continuing its way to build a real bridge between all YPs worldwide, a bridge that channels YPs ideas, interests, activities, growth, cultures & achievements. for the full details about all YPF newsletter up todate please click here.  

YPF Newsletter is the young voice!


YPFSC Chairs and Members Details since 2004 

YearYPFSC Chair/ CountryMembers No.
2004-2006  Kunji Akinaga /Japan 5
2007-2008Richard Stump/ USA 9
2009Alex Eyquem/ UK10
2010Nader Shokoufi/ Iran12
2011-2012Michele Kruger/ South Africa15
2013-2014Selena Wilson/ Canada20
2015-2016Manochener Azizi/ Iran 20
2017-nowJomanah AlBtoush/ Jordan31

 

National Member Association YP Forums

Several FIDIC Member Associations operate Young Professionals Forums. Activities include: coordination; exchange programmes; online discission forums; board and committee participation; in-company young professional groups; facilitation for overseas projects.

- Australia FutureNet - Iran - China - Japan - Malaysia YP Club - Netherlands - South Africa - UK Progress Network

 

YPMTP Management Training

The FIDIC Young Professionals Management Training Programme (YPMTP) is a seven-month interactive training programme in business practice for future line managers, see Young Professionals Management Training Programme. For more deatils about YPMTP History FIDIC Participants- Final.pdf