RedVector RV-11143

AEC Success: Strategies for a Successful Interview

AEC Success: Strategies for a Successful Interview

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-11143

SME: David Williams

Average Rating

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We have all been through the interview process, either through applying for a job/promotion or chasing a project. We also often follow established templates that almost everyone uses which result in eye rolling by the interviewers. This online interactive course can help you get out of this rut so that you can develop a fresh look for your next interview in pursuit of a project. You will learn what to research before the interview, how to observe and analyze the environment of the interview location, a strategic sitting layout and how to use all of this to your advantage prior to the interview. This course will show you how to manage the pace of the interview and how to answer tough questions. Finally, you'll learn how to elegantly end the interview and which follow-up activities will help you standout amongst the thundering herd. Learn what to do and what NOT to do to subtly manage your client interview to ensure you and your team members shine!
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Describe your team to your advantage
  • Define the steps to prepare for the interview
  • Explain your agenda and the flow of the meeting
  • Craft the close of your interview
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: David Williams
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David T. Williams and Associates (DTW) is a certified MBE, SBE, DBE and Disabled Veteran owned business. Dr. David Williams, the president of DTW, has over 40 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known nationally and internationally for his contributions to the industry. He served as Principal-in-Charge for several FEMA flood insurance studies in San Diego and Orange counties. He has written the new HEC-6 User Manual for the U.S. Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center, performed HEC-6 and local scour analysis of pipeline crossings in Arizona and New Mexico, headed the Keene Ranch groundwater modeling study and the Nile River sedimentation evaluations for the World Bank. He is well versed in the computer programs HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-6, STORM, and WQRRS. Dr. Williams is also a nationally recognized expert in sedimentation engineering and in developing innovative solutions to difficult hydraulic and hydrologic design problems in rivers and estuaries.
 
Dr. Williams previously served as a two time President of the International Erosion Control Association. He has served as chair of the ASCE Task Committee on Analysis of Laboratory and Field Sediment Data Accuracy and Availability. He is also a past chair of the ASCE Sedimentation, Computational Hydraulics, Stream Restoration, and Probabilistic Committees. He served as a committee member of ASTM A05.12 (Wire specifications), where he helped develop the standards for both welded and twisted (woven) gabions. He also served on ASTM D18.25 (Erosion Control Products), where he helped develop a variety of standards related to erosion control. While chair of the Federal Interagency Technical Committee on Sedimentation when Dr. Williams was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he worked with hydraulic and sedimentation experts from the Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, TVA, Bureau of Land Management and the Agricultural Research Service. His work with the Committee involved developing sediment sampling equipment and sediment data collection methods. He is the author of more than 100 technical papers and reports on hydraulics and sedimentation. Dr. Williams was formerly an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, as well as a reviewer. He was selected the 1993 Small Business Person of the Year by the Carlsbad, California Chamber of Commerce, and served as chair of the Carlsbad Beach Erosion Committee.
 
His professional experience includes more than eighteen years as a hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station (WES,, now ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, both the Nashville and Baltimore Districts, and the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) in Davis, California. While at WES, Dr. Williams worked on research applications of sediment transport in rivers and reservoirs and the solution of unusual hydraulic and sediment related problems using computer models and other state-of-the-art techniques. He also worked on the development of the cohesive and network versions of the HEC-6 sediment transport computer model and wrote the Reservoir Sedimentation Chapter in the U.S. Corps of Engineering Manual on Sedimentation Investigations. At the Nashville District, Dr. Williams performed erosion control and sedimentation studies for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project and also conducted sedimentation and floodplain information studies of proposed flood control projects. He was acting Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Section at the Baltimore District Corps of Engineers. During the mid 1970's, Dr. Williams worked at HEC, helping in the development of spatial data management techniques, evaluation of the economic benefits of flood control projects, and sedimentation in rivers and reservoirs.
 
Dr. Williams has been a frequent short course instructor for ASCE, Federal and State Agencies for computer training workshops on using HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS and HEC-6. In addition, he has taught short courses on channel bed scour for toe protection design, sediment transport, fluvial geomorphology, risk and uncertainty, bridge scour and streambank protection.
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Course Reviews (15)
Good information and well presented
By (Geologist / Geoscientist) on Feb, 04, 2019
Good information and well presented
One of the best courses i've taken
By (Professional Organization) on Feb, 07, 2019
One of the best courses i've taken. Applicable to entry level employees too. Great question / problem solving tactics for any working person.
This course through me for a loop because it wasn't structured like the rest of the courses
By on Feb, 12, 2019
This course through me for a loop because it wasn't structured like the rest of the courses
This course through me for a loop because it wasn't structured like the rest of the courses
By on Feb, 12, 2019
This course through me for a loop because it wasn't structured like the rest of the courses
above average successful interviewing
By (Engineer) on Mar, 11, 2019
above average successful interviewing
Very good presentation, engaging and interesting with very useful content
By (Engineer) on Apr, 11, 2019
Very good presentation, engaging and interesting with very useful content
Very informative strategy for or a successful interview
By on Oct, 15, 2019
Very informative strategy for or a successful interview.
useful
By (Engineer) on Oct, 30, 2019
useful.
Oddly enough interesting
By (Engineer) on Jun, 29, 2019
Oddly enough interesting. As a Mechanical Engineer, I have no idea what AEC means, but for sure "Interview" was not what I envisioned. This is about sales etiquette for qualifying your engineering team. The text is a direct transcript, so not a written document, but it has good general pointers for sales meetings.
The seating discussion chart was unclear (until the chart was correctly filled) the table end seat created confusion!
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jan, 23, 2019
The seating discussion chart was unclear (until the chart was correctly filled) the table end seat created confusion!
Repetitive and contradicted self
By on Jan, 31, 2019
Repetitive and contradicted self
N/A
By on Mar, 02, 2019
N/A
good course
By on Aug, 09, 2019
good course
Decent course
By (Engineer) on Sep, 23, 2019
Decent course.
Very hard to understand video
By (Architect) on Feb, 15, 2019
Very hard to understand video. Material was interesting, however.