Pros: real world construction experience, tons of interacting with the contracts dept.
Cons: being away from home.
I worked at the Foster Creek facility on the construction of phase F and G dealing with engineering and construction issues as they came up, great way to tie my design engineering experience with real world construction at a major facility across all disciplines.
An average day is chaotic, lots of interacting with the other engineering disciplines and departments, the engineering team (located in another city) and the contractors doing the work.
It was a young management team, I don't know if I learned alot, but it was invigorating. My co-workers were awesome, definately some bright minds.
The most difficult part of the job was meeting/preparing for the changes in schedule, time lines changed daily, almost hourly. I am must more organized and so it was a challenge.
The most enjoyable part of this job was working with the young engineers and techs, all of them were smart and had positive attitudes. I enjoyed putting together the scorecards and progressing reports for the work that was completed.