Excieting and challening job that requires extensive travel.
Acting Project Engineer (Current Employee) – East Coat and Gulf Coast, USA – April 24, 2014
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock is a great company that provides skill sets along the way to mold a Field Engineer into a well rounded Senior Manager. Through my 3.5 years of experience I have been promoted to the Acting Project Engineer of the job site and feel very comfortable in my role. One of the many skill sets I have acquired along the way is the ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers.
A typical work day is all dependent on the stage of the project; during days of mobilization and demobilization it is typical to work 9 hour a days, when the dredge is digging it is typical to work 12 hour days. As a project engineer I feel 60% of my day is working on computer related material where the other 40% in the field, interacting with field engineers along with the crew.
The hardest part about this job is the ability to deal with the stress that comes along with a production driven industry. When we are up and running every wasted minute is a loss in revenue that is unacceptable. It is often that a manager will ask for a drawing or calculation that involves multiple hours of work and they always want it yesterday...
The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity to be on the beach/ocean. Being the outdoors person, I am about to enjoy fishing and surfing most days after work. If you do not mind spending 2 weeks away from your home at a time this is the ideal job.
allways on the ocean, able to see a lot of the east coast of usa, travel and housing is paid for 14 out of every 21 days.
away from home for 14 days, production driven industry that promotes stress, some times living offshore.