Project Engineer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 13, 2016
Draft Design, Schedules updates, plans, QC, Additional duties included conducting quality control reviews and meetings, interfacing with subcontractors on quality control measures and design revisions, reviewing daily construction progress at each site by evaluating daily construction photographs, maintaining the project labor force, processing subcontractor invoices, and reviewing project submittals for drawing and specification compliance. new experiences, nice people, team work.
Senior MEP Superintendent (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 16, 2016
My work with Gilbane was very exciting form each project to the next. Your skills are properly match to the work and the co workers you are working with are very familiar with you. Team matrix are being match and attending training is always encouraged. The hardest part of the job is meeting the schedule on very critical high profile projects and at risk projects. I enjoyed mostly the part of the project when is completed on time and on budget.
Superintendent (Former Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – January 8, 2016
A typical day at work was about getting the job done safely so every worker on the job would go home the same way he/she came to work and that the owner received a top quality project. Management cared about their people like family. The people I worked with are good people and great at their jobs. We all had each others back.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 28, 2015
My typical workday was always full of chaos. I was not a good fit with the Gilbane Team because I am organized and like order in the workplace and unfortunately the people I worked with were not knowledgeable of the work flow of the Capital Construction Dept. As an office manager, and being part of their team, I was constantly interrupted on a day to day bases. I always had to stop in the middle of a task to do other tasks and had to then pick up where I left off. And once I attempted to pick up where I left off I was then interrupted again. This is expected sometimes in an office environment but interruptions should not be to that magnitude. Half of the time, I don't even think my boss was aware of my tasks/and or duties. The cons were: Having to grammatically correct Payment rejection letters that a co-worker would type and then ask me to mail out on her behalf. She made lots of errors on these letters and rather than to continue pointing out her errors I simply made the corrections before mailing the letters. I don't approve or disapprove of Gilbane's CEO
Administrative Support Level 1 (Current Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – September 9, 2015
A typical day at work for me consists of archiving federal documents using research and reason. I typically have a couple of responsibilities to take care of from helping fellow employees archive there documents to covering the front desk, answering calls, opening mail, recording checks etc. I have learned that teamwork is needed to ensure we all win. I work with some of the most talented individuals who love not only what they do but the people they work with. The best part of my job is knowing I have people I can count on when I need help.
Creative company working towards a future in new technology
Web Developer (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – May 30, 2015
On most days I will work on a project assigned to me. Working mostly by myself, but occasionally working with others to help with issues. I've learned a lot about coding web applications in the back-end and front-end.
My supervisor kept me up to date on progress I was making and also made clear to explain what I needed to work on. My co-workers work with me many times to help with any issues and to share ideas on how to improve the web application projects I am working on.
The hardest part of the job was learning SQL and mixing it with C# and Visual Basic languages, a skill I was not taught previously. I have taken that challenge full on and work each day to improve on the aspects that I fall on.
The best part of the job is finishing a web application is seeing all of the work that went into it, and watching the final product produce the results expected.
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) – Honolulu, HI – May 29, 2015
Responsible for overall home office oversight of the project management and operations from planning through successful completion. The primary contact with the owner/architect/consultants and able to make decisions for the company. Additional duties include creating/updating the CPM schedule, material procurement, subcontract administration, cost control, quality control, employee management/growth and safety. Manage and directly involved with conflict resolution, requests for proposals, monthly payment requests, revision control, job scheduling, coordinate scope of work with subcontractors/suppliers/inspectors/government officials, negotiations and field supervision. Conduct meetings with PM, QC manager and field superintendent as well as attend monthly forecast meeting with upper management.
Quality Control Manager (Current Employee) – San Juan, PR – April 7, 2015
Although the Company has been around for over 140 years and is a family owned business, I believe they have forgotten what made them a good company. Relationships with the Government on certain jobs is strained at best. Management continues to buck the system and continues to try and do things the Gilbane way.
No since of team work and tries to ram things down the contractors throats.
Project Engineer/Project Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – December 10, 2014
Great overall experience, great people throughout the area which to interact and bounce ideas off of to improve your skills and abilities. It has been a real pleasure learning on how the side of being the contractor works compared to the owners and third party inspection teams. The stress of delivering a project on time, on budget, and with the constant changes by the owner with revised conditions, costs and details.
Project Manager II (Current Employee) – NJ – December 8, 2014
• Provide construction management expertise through responsibility and accountability for the overall project success by collaborating efforts derived from all stakeholders. Present direction throughout; preconstruction, phasing, construction, closeout, and post-construction services.
• Identify and focus on critical issues related to constructability including associated costs and logistical issues. Evaluate and determine strategy in order to perform risk assessment and profitability along with overall project financial budget reporting.
It's not who they care for it's what they care about- $$$ and how much they can keep from spending. When a PM and an Accountant keep reminding the staff that the project is a LUMP SUM and spending must be scrutinized- then the project team will suffer the consequences.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Mercerville, NJ – May 29, 2014
A typical day at work with this Construction Company was that I got to learn more about working in a construction field. I've learned the job sites, what to do and not to do out on the sites. Always had to wear hard hats when out in the field. I've learned what to look for when the subcontractors had to submit there insurance certificates for renewal. I enjoyed working with my co-workers and the most enjoyable part of the job with working with the subcontractors and getting to know the job site.