Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:
I started my first rotation at Boneo Wastewater Treatment Plant in February 2019 and will conclude the rotation in December.
What does your typical workday look like?
6.30 am - Arrive at the office and check emails.
7.00 am - Pre-start followed by stocktaking and contacting suppliers for quotations to complete budgets and
prepare future work forecasts.
1.00 pm - Daily Co-ordination meeting followed by working with my supervisor and the project engineer to document the Activity Management Statement and Inspection Testing Plan
To do evaluation and recommendation for suppliers/subcontractors.
Writing Activity Management Statement and Inspection Testing Plan by communicating with supervisor and
5.00 pm - Finish work.
What has been the most interesting thing about your job?
The most interesting thing about my job is to be able to experience the different stages of construction, i.e. Service Relocation, Bulk Earth Work, Dewatering, Formwork. Every stage involves a completely different scope of work, which make things interesting. It makes you never feel bored. There are always new challenges waiting for you to work out.
What are the limitations of your role?
Not being in attendance at client and designer meetings to get the latest updates can make it difficult at times.
What is something you wish you knew before you started?
I would have liked to have gained great knowledge about general construction sequence, i.e. Earth work, Formwork, Concrete Structure, etc.
How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?
Talking with people who are working at John Holland, to understand John Holland systems, and the relationship between Commercial, Financial, Estimating and Construction.