Project Manager (Former Employee) – Ontario – 4 May 2018
Self entitled corporate environment with little high profile projects to support the self claim of excellence. See topprojects.ca (browse the top 100 projects). Currently listed to provide ‘support services’ for 4 (out of 100) top projects in Canada.
Office management is poor due to lack of training and basic Human Resource skills.
Questionable ethical standards at an office manager level.
Very HIGH FOCUS on utilization / billable hours. Management required weekly projections on estimated utilization and would often walk from desk to desk to inquire.
No marketing of services completed by the company to support day to day work/projects.
Employees need to market their service/discipline and the company independently, find their own work, write proposals, conduct the work, write reports. Must also cross-sell other disciplines and when successful little acknowledgment is given.
No focus on employee professional development. Management provided basic corporate training but little attention is given to workshops, seminars, certifications, courses. Opportunities for growth and advancement are minimal.
Professional Development Reviews are conducted at 6 month and 1 year intervals to fulfill corporate requirements. Minimal raises are given annually (sometimes) ranging from 0% to 4%.
EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED AS COMMODITIES.
Co-workers were great.
‘Top Down’ management approach is extremely dated and in need of repair.
ROCESS ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 January 2018
Work day: 10-15% meetings and inter-discipline support, 60-70% independent assignment and 10-15% project support. What you learned: team-work, self-control, multi-tasking, coordinating and developing guidelines and specifications. Management: minimal involvement Workplace Culture: encourage innovation and diversity The hardest part of the job: Growing organization, lack of standards and procedures Most enjoyable: Great peole overall
Field Construction Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver Island, BC – 17 December 2017
• Oversaw and directed construction projects from concept to completion • Chaired weekly site meetings with company management and all site contractors • Reviewed all Documentation and Safety Work Plans of all contractors, including the prime contractor on site, before allowing the work to begin • Reviewed project documentation in-depth for schedule deliverables • Oversaw all onsite and offsite construction to monitor compliance with client requirements and building and safety regulations and requirements • Coordinated and supervised all trade workers and contractors on site • Arranged for materials, and equipment and received and tracked all inventory • Ensured all contractors met the contractual requirements • Reviewed daily, weekly and monthly work progress and prepared internal and external reports on job status to Project Manager and Client Project Manager • Planned ahead to prevent problems and immediately resolve emerging problems to avoid delays and critical issues • Analyzed, managed and mitigated risks • Ensured contract adherence of quality construction standards and proper techniques • Issued Request for Information (RFI), Site Instructions (SI), Non-Compliance Reports (NCR), and Field Memo and Inquiries (FMI) • Ensured allmore... personnel on site complied with the safety program • Monitored safe work procedures of contractors and workers to ensure safety compliancesless
satisfaction of seing each phase in the construction completed safely
Engineering Internship - Design Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 June 2017
I worked here on my internship and enjoyed it to the utmost. My days consisted of constantly challenging my knowledge from what I learned in University. I was also required to read more textbooks and papers to gain a better understanding that was not taught in school. I learned about project management, self-management, torsional vibration control and water hammer. The variety of people who work here is huge and I was always learning more and more about different cultures and countries; truly spectacular. The job and people were open to ask questions to at anytime which was the most important part for me.
Great variety of people to talk with, challenging work
First time experienced fly in fly out and power generation plant
Wood group PSN, Australia (Former Employee) – Turbine, ON – 5 April 2017
12 hours a day 8 days ON 6 days OFF FLY IN FLY OUT Roster includes night shift and day shift work. Learned power plant(GE gas turbine with auxiliary equipment/plant) operation and maintenance .Nice friendly management .Workplace culture was excellent.Hardest part of job is to sit in control room for continuous 12 hours for monitoring overall operation on SCADA. Enjoyed the maintenance of field instrumentation and self training of power plant
Senior EI&C Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 May 2016
Wood Group PSN is a great place to work. They have excellent Project Management that allows the lead designers freedom to incorporate new and exciting processes and techniques. They encourage team building and as a result the day to day routine is fun and at the same time challenging.