Personal Reflection Essay

1062 Words May 4th, 2015 5 Pages
Work Experience: My Reflection

During my work experience at , I was fortunate enough to have experienced firsthand and learned, many different sides of what goes into a project, the general process of how a project is initially planned, developed and completed; as well as how much work and detail goes into every stage. Another valuable lesson I have learned during these 12 weeks, were the many different types of work an Engineer has to perform, which in turn, have provided me with more insight into the different types of roles and responsibilities that I could perform, as a Civil Engineer. Reflecting back to my first day at , it was one of the most memorable days of my time at work. After being introduced to everyone,
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I realise this might not be the same everywhere and usually Civil Engineers might focus on one type of stream, but I was happy that I had the opportunity to useall of my theoretical knowledge and applied them to real‐life situations. Through experience and observation, another valuable lesson that I learned while working at was that in projects, especially when working in primary stages of certain project, things can change very quickly and dramatically. Another lesson I learned through this was that if there are any uncertainties, from whether a survey was off by a few millimetres, to if materials chosen for a certain aspect of a project were unsuitable, it always has to be checked numerous times and from senior level sources before any conclusions can be made, especially if they are to be presented to a client.

I found that the workplace itself was relatively diverse from what I had observed working at . There are surveyors, project supervisors/managers to civil engineers all working in the one office. This large range of people have different strengths and qualifications and they work together and organise their work in sync with one another so that work flows and they are able to complete their work efficiently in order to present it to the client on time. This in turn, manages to help the workplace become better as team and therefore creates a good atmosphere in the working environment. The work that I had to complete varied day‐to‐day

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