At the age of 26, I am working with an MNC in UAE at managerial level, directly reporting to board and top management of company for 3000 Cr INR UAE air force project (AMMROC) in department – GOMC (Group operation management control) and am the youngest employee at this post with current CTC of 18 Lakh per annum.
Although I have just started my career and I have very few achievements to share, but I think sharing my experience so far can be very helpful to current batch.
I started my career in building constructions as a Civil Site engineer with a local contractor in Mohali, where I got the opportunity to learn various aspects of civil engineering mainly – Planning, Commercial and Execution. Due to a shortage of staff I was lucky to learn skills of different departments in the company and do more things in lesser time.
After working in India for 18 months and handing over one project successfully I started trying for bigger companies, at this time I attended 4-5 interviews and successfully cracked all of them leaving me with good job offers in hand. One of them was as Technical Coordinator in ALFARAA Group UAE. Seeing my role and job profile I decided to join ALFARAA as my second company.
Now I am with ALFARAA from last 2 years, my current role is to coordinate within various department of the company making things smoother and report to top management for forecast, milestones, Commercial issues, Design Issues, site execution support, Procurement process looking Tendering and Contract agreements. Giving me a great exposure that of construction business works and at the same time an opportunity to work with engineers and managers from- USA, UK, Germany, Canada and Africa.
I want to advise to all my junior batch, that these days, the most important thing is your communication skills and your talent in dealing with others at the workplace to get things done. Technical Skills are also important for your survival in the company but your communication and relation building is what that will make you climb the corporate ladder faster and LPU being a university with students from all around the globe gives you a great exposure to learn these skills so you are very lucky to be here.
All the best for your future….
Kanwar Vishwajeet Singh
Class of 2013