On September 28, Fedor Krutykh, NACEC Executive Director, held a working meeting with Ekaterina Puzhanova, Head of Project Management University, where they discussed their plan of joint work on developing a Professional Standard of a Construction Engineering Consultant.
Development of common norms is aimed at outlining the areas of responsibility and formulating adequate criteria of an engineering consultant professional activity. Authors of the document think it will increase the quality of consultancy services in the Russian construction market in general, and it will formalize the status of an engineering consultant in implementing complex investment and construction projects.
‘Even today there is no such profession as an engineering consultant in Russia’, Fedor Krutykh noted. ‘Standardization of professional activity is the first step towards implementing changes into the National Classifier of Types of Economic Activity (OKVED) and formalize the status of our profession’.
Draft of this Standard is scheduled for development by the end of November, and the document will be immediately published at NACEC website for wide discussion by the professional community.
At this meeting it was mentioned that experts of Project Management University, together with NACEC representatives will continue their work on building a multi-level training system for specialists on managing complex investment and construction projects.
Project Management University is the first institution in Russia which provides universal education in project management. Since 1993 Project Management University functioned as a specialised Training Centre at the premises of CJSC ‘PMSOFT’, and since 2009 it is functioning as a separate entity. Project Management University is training specialists with reference to major international and national project management standards (PMBoK, ICB, National Competence Baseline (NTK), etc.), and to lessons learned of Russian and international professionals in project management.