To create a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) project with Woolpert as your partner, follow the steps below. These steps are the same whether you are creating a project for Google Cloud, Google Maps Platform, Google Earth Engine, or any other Google Cloud product.
Create a Google Account
If you don't already have a Google account, you can create one here. We recommend using your corporate email account rather than a Gmail account. This account should be used to create your projects and will automatically be assigned the “Owner” role for those projects. If your company uses Google Workspace or Google Cloud Identity, a Google account should be created by your company’s IT or Identity department (and may already exist).
Provision a Woolpert billing account
Before you create your first project, you should reach out to your Woolpert Customer Success Manager to ensure that your company has a Woolpert billing account, and to ensure that you have the correct permissions assigned on your Google account to apply the billing account to your new project. If you don't know who your Woolpert Customer Success Manager is, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Create a GCP Project
To create a project, go to the Google Cloud Platform console. Once you have logged in with the account you created above, acknowledge any messages you receive (which may be displayed if you have never logged into the console before). You should see the dashboard page:
In the upper left corner of the screen (to the right of the Google Cloud logo), find the project selector dropdown. Click on it to open the project selector dialog:
If your company uses Google Workspace or Google Cloud Identity, the dialog will look similar to:
The dropdown under “Select a resource” will allow you to choose your company’s Google Cloud Organization. This is typically your company’s Internet domain name (@yourcompany.com). If you see this on your project selector dialog, your ability to create a project may be limited to certain folders under the organization, or it may be blocked entirely. If you are unsure, contact your company’s IT or Cloud department.
If you are sure you have the proper permissions (or if your company does not have a Google Cloud Organization), click the “NEW PROJECT” link in the upper right corner. If your company does not have a Google Cloud Organization, you should see a dialog similar to:
If your company does have a GCP Organization, you will see a similar dialog, but one with an extra field for the organization:
Create a name for your project based on anything you’d like – it can be changed at any time. The project name is not used as a permanent identifier, but rather, as a project description. The Project ID, which is listed under the Project name, is what Google uses to identify the project. As you can see from the example above, Google provides you with a default Project ID, and as you enter a project name Google will attempt to create a Project ID that is similar to your project name. However, Project IDs have some restrictions. They can only contain lowercase letters, numbers and hyphens, and they must begin with a letter and end with a letter or number. In addition, they must be unique across all Google Cloud projects, including those from other users and other organizations. To ensure uniqueness, Google will typically add a numeric suffix to the end of the auto-generated Project ID. If you’d like to enter your own Project ID, click the blue EDIT button. It is a Google best practice to use a consistent naming convention for your Project IDs.
In the Billing account field, be sure to select your Woolpert billing account. It is in the format: “Your Company - Enterprise Billing Account - Woolpert”. If you do not see a Woolpert billing account, or if the Billing account field is missing, it means you do not have permission to use the billing account. Contact your Woolpert Customer Success Manager or email email@example.com to request access.
If you see an Organization field, be sure to select your organization if it is not already selected. Then click the BROWSE button in the Location field and choose an appropriate folder for your project. Folders are typically created by your Cloud or IT department, but you may be able to create them if you have the proper permissions. They are also optional, so you can create projects without assigning them to a folder.
Once you have finished filling out the form, click the CREATE button. After the project is created, use the project selector to choose the new project.
Depending on the Google Cloud services you would like to use, you may need to enable one or more Google Cloud APIs.
In the upper left corner of the Cloud Console page, to the left of the Google Cloud logo, there is an icon with three horizontal lines (“hamburger menu”). Click it, and the Navigation panel will slide out from the left of the screen. Scroll down until you see “APIs & Services”. Hover over it and a sub menu will appear. Click “Library”. You will see a list of all the Google Cloud APIs, organized by platform. You can scroll this list and select the API to enable, or you can search for a specific API. On the Product details screen for the selected API, click the blue ENABLE button.
Grant Woolpert project permissions
Follow the steps in this support article to add our support group account to your projects - Grant Woolpert Project Access.