Project Manager - Construction
08 Mar 2019
A Project Manager in the construction industry discusses what first prompted him into the world of engineering and what a typical working day looks like for him.
Q. What qualifications do you have?
A. Qualified Mechanical Fitter - Technological University Dublin Bolton Street
Q. What made you choose engineering as a career?
A. Always enjoyed solving problems and finding the correct solution
Q. What are the different aspects of your job?
A. Anything from solving an electrical / mechanical problem, logistics of material deliveries all the way to HR issues with my staff and financial responsibilities
Q. Describe your typical day?
A. 5:30am start - commute to Dublin, conduct several site visits, put out a few fires, hit the office, paperwork, more paperwork, emails, speak with my peers, commute home.. all good!
Q. Is there a constant need to up-skill in your particular area?
A. Yes , Technology is constantly changing and our computers are constantly updated with the changes so we're always trying to keep ahead
Q. If so, how do you up-skill?
A. Internet, attending trade shows, listening to other colleagues, general research
Q. Are you supported by your employers in this?
Q. Engineering took a huge hit during the recession what do you think can be done to future-proof your industry / sector?
A. Try and ensure that our talents are never lost and be able to diversify