Why did you choose McGee?
I chose McGee because they are a forward thinking company who are highly regarded within the industry. They are a multi disciplined specialized contractor who have vast amounts of experience working on a wide array of high profile projects, therefore I was privileged when I was given the opportunity to work for the company.
How would you describe the training you have received?
The training I have received has been extremely beneficial. I have gained invaluable site experience that has helped me develop and further my knowledge gained whilst studying at University. I work closely with a Senior Quantity Surveyor who is really approachable and offers me guidance whenever required. I have also attended several internal training courses which have allowed me to gain experience within disciplines other than surveying, therefore helping to increase my understanding of other topics within construction.
What is the most interesting project you worked on and why?
The most interesting project I have worked on is Bloomberg Place, where I am currently based. There are various aspects of the project that McGee have been involved with from demolition (which includes working over a live 2.4m diameter Thames Water sewer), the design, fabrication and installation of complex temporary works, pile and concrete foundation enabling works and archaeology investigation/attendance works to name a few. It’s been a challenging yet exciting project as there is so much going on around site, which has resulted in many variations that need to be recorded. Gaining experience on such a project has been an excellent way to make the transition from University to professional life and has given me a valuable insight into the role of a QS.
What do you enjoy most about working for McGee?
The thing I enjoy most about working for McGee is the fact that you work alongside some of the best professionals within the industry. This has given me the chance to learn and understand key best practices from my colleagues, as their knowledge and experience is priceless. Furthermore, the staff at McGee are extremely supportive, friendly and hard-working. It’s great to work with people who all desire to deliver a successful project.
We all have certain expectations when starting a new career, how did McGee meet yours?
When starting my career, McGee exceeded my expectations due to their commitment to ensure you get the best opportunity to learn and progress. The company support you through your journey to accomplish your career ambitions, whilst offering excellent opportunities to work on some of the most prestigious projects within the country. You are instantly made to feel welcome when you arrive at McGee, which helps you settle in quickly and efficiently.
What would you say to new graduates considering a career with McGee?
To those who are considering a career with McGee, I would highly recommend it as the company has a passion to succeed and be the best in what they do. This reflects in the wide range of career development opportunities that McGee offers to help maximize your potential in what is a competitive industry. It’s a company that values their employees and wants them to progress; therefore you are encouraged and assisted to work towards achieving your personal objectives as soon as you embark on your career at McGee. You will be part of an expanding team that brings out the best in you, so you can develop into the professional you aspire to be. It really is a great company to work for.