06 May 2022
Role: Graduate Site Engineer
Business Unit: Building, Defence
Introduce yourself - what is your name, what is your role and what area of the business do you work in, including region and project?
My name is Luke Syme, I am a Graduate Site Engineer working on the EST0121PH5B Defense project in Perth WA.
What does your day look like?
6:00AM: Wake up and have a shower
6:15AM: Make a Coffee and get ready for work
6:40AM: Leave for Work
You arrive on site/in the office, how do you begin your day? How do you prepare for the day ahead, what does this include?
7:00AM: Arrive at Work
7:05AM: Review list of actions required from previous week
7:15AM: Read emails and create a list of further actions for the day
7:30AM: Complete Site Inductions and give contractor access to the base
8:00AM: Site walk with Construction Manager, Site Manager or Senior Project Engineer
8:30AM: Speak with Subcontractors and Supervisors regarding issues onsite. Issues usually involve conflicting design documentation or coordination between trades (e.g., Services and ceilings & partitions)
9:00AM: Resolve issues through reviewing design, speaking with consultants, or speaking with supervisors
10:00AM: Start working on list of actions and tasks. Some tasks include procurement, reviewing shop drawings, reviewing samples, chasing up subcontractors and consultants for submissions or information
You have finished work for the day, what do you do in the evenings to relax and unwind? Does this include any post work activities?
5:00PM: Finish work
5:15PM: Go to the Gym
6:30PM: Head Home
7:00PM: Get home and have a shower
7:30PM: Dinner and unwind
9:30PM: Go to bed