Have you ever wondered why few engineers and construction professionals became successful in project management and most are NOT satisfied with the result they got?
And despite the unique opportunities for a project manager, project engineer, and site engineer, whether in national or abroad, it seems only some were able to fill up and enjoy the benefits of these unique positions.
In contrast, no matter how good you become with your experience, but without formal training in construction project management, your career path to success is limited.
Is there something you should know and do to become competent in project management to fast-track your career, get your dream job, and triple your income quickly in your engineering field?
I became an accidental project manager at twenty-eight (28) years old; something I never thought to be a career advantage in my engineering profession even to this day.
My passion about project management have culminated to...
Because engineering and construction projects rely more on project management skills than technical and rational means of solving project problems.
Maybe you haven't thought about the significance of your qualifications and in-demand skills, but not anymore.
Here are some of the most important BENEFITS of project management skills:
If you’re stuck in your profession and don't have any idea how to begin your career...
The fastest way to reach to the top of your field is knowing exactly the path leading to professional success.
Understanding then, about project management specifically in the construction industry is the key.
And there are fundamental concept that will lead towards your job search and professional competency – by understanding two critical elements in project and construction engineering namely, the:
Let’s combine the two elements by defining the main responsibilities of the primary stakeholders. See also the Figure below(photo from Project Management Institute(PMI)):
Remember, the project idea begins with the owner.
Projects are usually undertaken in response to a set of goals that is identified to achieve organizational objectives. The most common categories of organizational objectives include operating necessity, competitive necessity, or innovative ventures of the Owner or Developer.
A vague and random approach, in the other hand, might lead your profession to a stand still.
Why professional training & development is critically important for a thriving, successful career? Here are some of the most critical reasons why:
Your engineering and technical skills, though important, is not enough to keep you moving to become competent and achieve success in your field.
Maybe you haven't though the significance of the subject about your qualifications and in-demand skills.
Because engineering and construction projects rely more on project management skills than technical and rational means of solving a project problems.
If you’re stuck in your profession, and don't have any idea how to begin your career journey in engineering and construction project, then this will be it...
Employers like, project owners & developers, design consultant, contractor, & government organization will require one or the other in your career progression the following:
1. Do you have training and a certificate as a proof of your professional development for the past three (3) years?
Your training certificate attached with your CV will get your foot at the door, for the interview.
Are you ready to...
Do you know what you’ll be doing 3 weeks or 12 weeks from now?
If not, then it’s time to make a plan if you want to achieve your most important career goals in 2019.
Creating your own personal development plan not only helps you effectively plan for the future and manage your own learning and development, but it can also give you direction and strategy to move forward in your career.
Let’s get it on…
Your career goals could have been launch many times each year, but lack of discipline and consistent effort make it fail.
If you’re stuck, ask yourself the following questions:
Where do I want to progress in my career?
Will, I be happier in a...
20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for [a]the Child who has been [b]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for [c]He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21 (NASB)
This is a new name distinct from all the other names given to Jesus in the Old Testament.
And there’s a reason behind this.
Throughout men existence, it continually departs from God’s will and commandments. As a result, we violated His holy law.
No hope. Cut off from the mercy and grace of the Almighty God.
Therefore, destined for eternal hell.
The Word became Flesh.
Who is the Word? John 1 summarizes, “The Word was with God and the...
Your lack of skills in engineering and construction project means that Owner, Design Consultant, and Contractor are not able to deliver the project objectives and gain the benefits for the primary project stakeholders.
Empirical data shows that 32% of assessed projects experienced scope creep, 47% were over budget, and 51% were delayed.
What this means is money that should have been saved, efforts wasted, and time that should have been invested more efficiently for important matters in your personal or career life.
Here are the impending reasons why you need to have project management skills:
1. Engineering and Construction Projects rely more on non-technical than technical skills.
Technical and design skills are critically important during the life cycle of a project, especially during the design development stages.
How to Earn More and Be Successful in Engineering and Construction Industry?
The good news is, you don’t need to be a graduate with honors or employed in the remote villages practicing your novel profession. What matters is, where you are going in your career in the next 1-2 years.
Below are the 3 best pieces of advice for you to make as a young and to the not so young professionals to advance your profession in engineering and the construction industry:
Your job should provide new learning experiences. Your experience should motivate you to seek to discover new exposure to expand your job perspective.
You should be employed in one of these organization: design & consulting, contractor, project management, owner/developer, facilities management, government department, and related industry.
Be alert always for a job opportunity that will be best suited for you and get it.
You will come to a...
We received this frequently asked question (FAQ) many times from new graduates and experienced professionals alike in ENGINEERING and the construction industry.
These professionals asking this question are smart enough. They either completed or enrolled in our training.
If you have a similar question, below are our response:
1. For 0-3 years of experience (including new graduates)
You can take the training(click the link for the training details):
You can take this as a starter training where you will learn exactly the overview of an engineering and construction project from start to completion.
However, for fast-track training to get ahead from the rest take,
This training is a definite professional advantage when you attached your "training certificate" with your CV when applying for a job.
With the knowledge and skills you learn...