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ASSOCIATES BUILDING CAREERS (ABC)




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                    ABC OVERVIEW
 ABC: ABOUT US ..............................................................................................................................................................3
 ABC MISSION STATEMENT .................................................................................................................................................3
 ABC BENEFITS ................................................................................................................................................................3

                                                               ABC ORGANIZATION
 STRUCTURE .................................................................................................................................................................4
   ABC Chairs .............................................................................................................................................................4
   ABC Coordinators ..................................................................................................................................................4
   ABC Members.........................................................................................................................................................4
 ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES ..........................................................................................................................................5
   ABC Chair/Co-Chair ...............................................................................................................................................5
   FAT Coordinator .....................................................................................................................................................6
   International Luncheon Coordinator .....................................................................................................................6
   Miscellaneous Positions .......................................................................................................................................6
   Elections and Nominations ....................................................................................................................................7
 BUDGET .......................................................................................................................................................................7

                                                                    ABC ACTIVITIES
 ABC MEETINGS.............................................................................................................................................................8
   Winter Meeting ......................................................................................................................................................8
   New-Hire/Intern Welcome Meeting.......................................................................................................................8
   Intern Presentations .............................................................................................................................................8
   Fall Meeting ...........................................................................................................................................................8
 INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON ..........................................................................................................................................9
 FLUOR ASSOCIATES IN TRAINING (FAT) ..........................................................................................................................9

                                                                   MISCELLANEOUS
 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ................................................................................................................................ 10
   Industrial Scholars Internship Program (ISIP) .................................................................................................... 10
 GRADUATES ADVANCING TO PROFESSIONALISM (GAP).............................................................................................................. 10




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ABC OVERVIEW
Devoted to the continual technical, professional, and social development of Fluor Associate engineers,
Associates Building Careers (ABC) serves as a unifying organization which provides opportunities to its
members. The following booklet details the history, structure, past events, and helpful instruction for
future ABC members.



ABC: About Us
During the Summer of 2001, the Associates Building Careers (ABC) organization was reinstated within
the Houston Process Department in order to foster relationships between Process Associates and assist
them in their early career as a professional engineer. ABC primary membership consists of Associate
Process Engineers or those with zero to three years post-baccalaureate. ABC is organized and led by a
Chair and a co-Chair, advised and supervised by the Process Technology Department managers.



ABC Mission Statement
The mission of Associates Building Career (ABC) is to enhance the technical, professional, and personal
skills of the Associate Process Engineers and interns by providing opportunities within the Process
Technology department while creating a bond between fellow Associates and easing them into the role of
a professional Process Engineer.


ABC Benefits
ABC encourages Fluor Process Associate engineers to explore their leadership abilities through
participating in various opportunities available at Fluor. Some benefits from these activities can include:

   Increased exposure to Fluor Process management in a leadership role
   Open forum for one to express new ideas and suggestions that will improve upon the environment of
    the Process Associate
   Increased understanding of the Fluor Process culture
   Numerous opportunities to meet peers and share knowledge
   Increased teamwork to reach a common goal
   Improved communication skills
   Enhanced pride in the company and work




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ABC ORGANIZATION
ABC is organized to provide a flat structure consistent with the goal of providing opportunities in
leadership and in event coordination while maintaining an organized, cooperative environment. The
following section outlines and defines the structure and overall role of each position within ABC, also
outlining the key responsibilities of each coordinating member.



STRUCTURE

                                                  ABC Structure


                                                   Chair/Co-Chair




 International Luncheon Coordinator           New-Hire/Intern Coordinator                 FAT Coordinator




ABC Chairs
ABC Chairs provide leadership for the ABC group. The Chair and Co-Chair interact regularly with the
Process Management and Sponsors on issues such as the ABC budget, proposed events, and service
opportunities while representing the interest of the ABC members. Each Chair makes sure ABC
Coordinators communicate regularly regarding planned events, sharing the resources of available
volunteers, and budget.

ABC Coordinators
ABC Coordinators function as organizers for various activities that benefit the Process Department.
About every month during their ‘season’, each ABC Coordinator will update the Chairs via email, phone,
or meeting on their progress or issues they may have.

ABC Members
ABC Members represent one to four year post-collegiate graduates; those designated as Associate
Process Engineers, and temporary engineers such as interns, cooperative, and ISIP students. Members
have the opportunity to continually rotate into Coordinator positions to ensure that each member has the
opportunity to exercise their leadership abilities.




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ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

ABC Chair/Co-Chair
The ABC Chairs head the Associates Building Careers (ABC) group. They lead ABC and represent the
group to the Process Technology Department and Upper Management. These people will work together
to raise concerns and matters of Process Associates to Process Management.

The Chair positions will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

   Seek approval of the ABC budget from Process Technology Department.
   Deal with any problems or concerns brought up by ABC members.
   Organize the four annual meetings, (Winter Meeting, New-hire/Intern Welcome Meeting, Summer
    Intern Presentations, and Fall Meeting) which entail ordering food and securing room reservations.
   Help plan the two major events sponsored by ABC (FAT and International Luncheon).
   Dialog with Coordinators (about once a month) and deal with the issues they raise.
   Keep in contact with Process Management on the forecast of incoming new-hires/interns for the year.
   Keep in contact with Graduates Advancing to Professionalism (GAP) committee and submit a general
    calendar of activities to them at the beginning of the year.
   Updating the ABC member and e-mail distribution list.
   Consult with Process Management on advice for ABC activities.
   Seek out volunteers for Chair and Coordinator positions for the next year.
   Keep track of all ABC records.

This position requires a strong commitment for the entire year.

New-Hire/Intern Coordinator
Every year the process department hires several college students during the summer. The Coordinator
will serve as the focal point among the ISIP and summer interns, new-hires, and the ABC group. The
New-Hire/Intern Coordinator is encouraged to delegate some of their responsibilities to other members if
the need arises.

The Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

   Welcome new-hires/interns when informed of their arrival.
   Give them the FAT Process Engineering Project Overview and their ‘Getting Started Kit.’
   Get new-hires/interns initially acquainted with the basics (i.e. finding the Fluor Phone Directory,
    downloading useful software, how to map to network drives, etc).
   Make certain to answer any questions they may have and give them their extension.
   Check-in on them every week for the first month to make sure they’re doing okay and then once a
    month after that for about 6 months.
   During the summer, collect intern slideshows and organize them before the scheduled day of the
    Internship Presentations.
   Update the Chairs on the status of all new-hires/interns once a month via either email or phone.

This position is especially time consuming during the summer to early winter months (May to November).

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FAT Coordinator
Fluor Associates in Training (FAT) Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the FAT program
alongside the Process Department Training Coordinator(s) if possible. The FAT Coordinator may solicit
other members for help.

This position is involved with the following activities:
 Put together a budget based on the number of new-hires/interns coming to Fluor for the summer and
    present it to the Process Director by March/April.
 Maintain and update the FAT material and presentations on the department’s directory.
 Find veteran process engineers (5+ yrs) and ABC members to teach the 7 sessions and oversee the
    material being presented.
 Put together training materials (i.e. binders) for trainees.
 Reserve the rooms and computers about a month in advance for the sessions and order lunch a days
    before.
 Keep the Chairs updated on progress and any problems.

The FAT Coordinator will invest a lot of his/her time during the summer months (May to August) once a
year.


International Luncheon Coordinator
Once a year, the Process Technology Department asks ABC to sponsor and organize an International
Luncheon held in mid-December. The International Luncheon Coordinator will report directly to the
Chairs in organizing this event. They are encouraged to delegate some responsibilities to other members
if the need arises.

This position is involved with the following activities:

       Set decorations and/or setup slide show in room.
       Email the Process Department for donations.
       Keep track of money and food promised for Luncheon from each person.
       Coordinate with Chairs on schedule for event.
       Keep Chairs up to date on progress or problems as well as any money expenditures.

The International Luncheon Coordinator will invest a lot of his/her time during the fall months (September
to December) once a year.

Miscellaneous Positions

Occasionally, ABC will have the opportunity to participate in other activities, and the ABC Chairs will
create new positions to meet the demands of these activities if the need arises.




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Elections and Nominations

ABC Chair and Co-Chairs
The ABC Chair and Co-Chair will be elected on an annual basis. An email entailing the ABC Chair
Election process of the ABC Chair will be sent to all ABC members prior to the Fall Meeting. After the
email is sent, Associates have one week to submit their names as delegates and a brief about what
benefits they would bring to the group. Each delegate will run as an individual delegate. At the end of
this week, the delegates’ names and brief will be sent out to the ABC group. At the meeting, all ABC
members will vote anonymously and the winners announced. The winners will then work with the existing
Chairs to ensure complete turnover of the ABC leadership by the end of the year.

ABC Coordinators

The ABC Coordinators for FAT, New-Hire/Intern, and International Luncheon will be annual positions. By
the end of January, the new ABC Chairs will announce which chairs are up for transition and ask for
applicants. The ABC Chair and current/past Coordinator will then pick the replacement based on the
position’s criteria and on the current Coordinator’s knowledge of the required experience. If no interest is
expressed, the ABC Chairs and current/past Coordinator will recommend the replacement.



BUDGET
The Chairs will present Process Management with a yearly budget for ABC around the end of January.
The ABC will only need to include the cost of the four meetings and a few miscellaneous events. The
FAT Coordinator will submit a budget around April estimating the costs based on a forecast of new-hires
and interns coming in during the summer. A budget for the International Luncheon will be submitted
around early September with input from Process Management. Attached below are samples of budgets
for each event.




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ABC ACTIVITIES
ABC plans, organizes, and coordinates several events throughout the year. The following section details
the purpose of each event, examples of past activities, and event guidelines.



ABC MEETINGS
ABC will facilitate four meetings a year. Each meeting will focus on an aspect of a Process Associates
development, (be it technical, professional, and social), and helping them through the first few years of
their career as a Process Engineer. It will be the responsibility of the Chairs to plan and schedule each of
these meetings.



    Winter Meeting
    The Winter Meeting will be held between February to April. The content of this meeting has a lot of
    flexibility ranging from an informal discussion with the General Management of the Houston Office to
    a technical presentation by one of the Senior Process Engineers to a talk from a financial group on
    managing a 401K.



    New-Hire/Intern Welcome Meeting
    The Welcome Meeting will be held around mid-June to early July. The purpose of this meeting is to
    introduce the new-hire and interns to ABC as well as be an open forum between new-hires and
    interns and ABC members. Also, this meeting will inform the new-hires and interns of future events
    (like the Intern Presentations) and opportunities offered by ABC.



    Intern Presentations
    Intern Presentations will be held near the end of the summer term, (mid to late August). Each of the
    interns (ISIP interns included) will give a presentation to Process Management about what they had
    done on their projects as well as what they learned over the summer.



    Fall Meeting
    The Fall Meeting will be held between mid-September to early October. Process Management will
    talk to ABC members about what paths they can take their careers and how to get there as well as a
    talking to them about updating their PDP and a crash course on how it works. The content of this
    meeting can be just as flexible as the Winter Meeting.




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INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON
The International Luncheon is held every year in mid-December and is an ABC sponsored event. It is
expected of ABC to budget, solicit donations from the Process Department, and organize food and
entertainment for this event. The Process Department Administrative Assistants will assist, but they will
be taking directions from the ABC member in charge of organizing the event. Attached below are some
helpful documents.




FLUOR ASSOCIATES IN TRAINING (FAT)
In order to better prepare new-hires and interns for working on a project, ABC offers a summer training
seminar on seven basic technical engineering topics that all beginning Process Associates will have
experience with. Each session is facilitate by s veteran (5+ years experience) Process Engineer and
presented by seasoned members of ABC. The seven sessions will take place over the summer months
between June and July during lunch.

See d5-data21\Wrk085\Dept\ABC\Fluor Associates in Training for latest information. This folder contains
general layout, schedule and session slide shows from the previous years of FAT.




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MISCELLANEOUS

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The summer internship program lasts from May to the middle of August. At the end of the term, the
interns will present to Process Management what they have gotten out of their experience here at Fluor
and give Management an insight into how well the engineering projects are utilizing the interns. Attached
below are a brief summary of the first intern presentations and two documents on a general format for the
presentations.




    Industrial Scholars Internship Program (ISIP)
    ISIP is a program sponsored by the University of Houston which places a junior level and senior level
    Chemical Engineering majors in engineering and industrial companies as interns. The interns stay
    with the company during the year while attending school and usually participant in the summer
    internship program here. For more information check their website: http://www.egr.uh.edu/isip/



Graduates Advancing to Professionalism (GAP)
Graduates Advancing to Professionalism (GAP) is an organization that is comprised of recent engineering
graduates from all the other engineering departments. Since GAP will be comprised of members of ABC,
it is imperative that the ABC Chairs and the GAP Chairs stay in contact and remain informed to avoid any
conflicts in activities. The ABC Chairs and GAP Chairs will share a general calendar of planned activities
at the beginning of the year to insure no overlap in activities.




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