JobSite Administrator/ Estimator, Calgary, AB - December 12, 2012
The day would actually start the night before after all the paperwork was done and scanned into the system. I would confirm all the info on the work orders and make changes if necessary. Then have a small pre-trip meeting with the crew to make sure we have everything we need for the jobs we are going out to. I would arrive on the job site with the crew and immediately look for safety hazards and barricade off the work area. I would also record any safety incidences on site. I would perform the rolling function of Roller man while on site. I would be the last person to leave the site which meant that I performed quality control functions, take measurements, and check for any equipment or litter left behind by the crew.
I learned how to be extremely organized for every job or task to see that they were completed.
My co-workers were ok for the most part they ranged from uneducated to party and don't care characters, people in management did challenge me to be a person of accuracy.
The hardest part of the job was having to do all the paperwork after a full day of working with the crew. I had to roll most days and would end up having late nights.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the whole project come together especially if it was one of the estimates that I performed. The person who did the estimate for the job becomes the project manager and oversees everything pertaining o that job.