HOCHTIEF ViCon offers me varied tasks and interesting challenges on a daily basis
|Name :||Sandra L.|
|Position:||Junior Project Manager|
|Period of time:||since 2007|
|Location :||Essen, Germany|
Once I had finished high school, I wanted to gain some practical experience in an architecture firm, so I started vocational training in technical drawing. Once I had completed the course, I enrolled in an architecture course with a focus on project management at the Technical University of Dortmund.I got a student job at a visualization office which allowed me to gain some experience in the area of virtual construction and establish contacts with HOCHTIEF ViCon. I then embarked on a six-month research internship with HOCHTIEF ViCon to work on my thesis on using model-based approaches in project development. This provided me with comprehensive insight into the multi-faceted work at HOCHTIEF ViCon. Even as an intern, I was given the opportunity to become acquainted with different tasks and support the team in the project work. We worked together really well, and subsequently I was offered a job as a Junior Project Manager with HOCHTIEF ViCon. I was delighted to accept the offer as it gave me the opportunity to work on large international construction projects. I was involved in the Barwa Commercial Avenue (BCA) project, for example. Here, I was in charge of coordinating the modeling of the shopping mall which was 8.5km long. In a team of twelve, we spent ten weeks developing a 3D model for a model-based calculation of quantities. My responsibilities included devising modeling guidelines and model structures, coordinating the team and assuring the quality of the 3D model. I also traveled to the building site in Qatar to see how virtual construction turned into reality. Currently, I am involved in the Lusail project, which dwarfs the BCA project in terms of scope. It aims to create an artificial city by 2020 which will be home to about 200,000 people. Part of our work is to detect possible clashes between the various trades below the streets. HOCHTIEF India supports us in developing the model for this project. Since 2010, I have been in charge of coordinating the teams at HOCHTIEF ViCon and HOCHTIEF India. To meet the team and create a basis for good cooperation, I have traveled to Chennai, India – an extremely interesting experience which has proven very useful as we are working on the project as a team. HOCHTIEF ViCon offers me varied tasks and interesting challenges on a daily basis. I have found it very motivating to be given responsibility from day one, and I hope that HOCHTIEF ViCon will offer me many additional development opportunities in future.
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