Pros: recognition and bonuses for achievements. never accepting that something can not be accomplished.
Cons: bribes and there not being enough monies allowed to complete a job in a timely and saflley manner..
TYPICAL DAY at WORK
Pickup physical & geographical information in the field.
Design and survey:
underground support structures on public right of ways and private property.
support structures for crossing, railway, pipelines, bridges and rivers etc.
draft design for consultant drawings.
inside building support structures.
building entrance support structures.
communication cable and pole line requirements.
TELUS Lightguide Transmission (fibre optic) System; Vancouver, BC to Jasper, Alberta.
178 river crossings.
20 bridge crossings.
specifications for high density building construction.
Right of Way Acquisition, public and private property.
Obtain Permits from Approving Authorities.
Cost Analysis & award tender.
Review contract prior to issuing.
Scheduling of manpower and materials.
Liaison: with approving authorities.
Ensure a professional business like approach and provide support between developer, contractor and company forces.
Coordinate construction with approving authorities, consultants and other utility companies.
Inspect projects as to compliance with design, specifications and tender requirements.
force account work.
Process contract payments in a timely manner.
lssue letter of completion.
Compile information for As Built Drawings.
Write off and and close work orders and projects.
Administer 480 km of ROW (Jasper,Alberta to Hope, BC.)
WHAT I LEARNED is that for every situation and challenge – more... their is a solution and comprimise and that and that every job can be done safely and right the first time. The challenge of of doing the job right the first time and leaving/protecting the envioronment always left me with pride, integrity and self fulfillment.
MANAGEMENT and CO-WORKERS were there to help, provide input, asissit and that everyone has something to contribute.
The HARDEST PART of the JOB was when situations/projects went wrong because of glitches in the sytems.
The MOST ENJOYABLE PART of the JOB was when after puting a long day the satisfaction I got from providing answeres, solutions and designs for everyone involved with a project wither they were contractors, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, approving authorities and company work forces. – less