Name: Siddharth Pushkar
Branch: Civil Engineering
Company: UEM India Ltd.
Position: Trainee (posted at Noida)
1. What is your schedule-like on a normal day?
The reporting time is 9 in the morning at the site and gets over by 6 to 6:30 in the evening. I am in civil design department of the organisation. It involves work of core nature. As is obvious, I have to design the structures here. UEM is an engineering, procurement and construction company and deals in waste water management. So, my work is related to the designing of the structures of the treatment plants. I have to work in coordination with the chemical and mechanical engineers. The mechanical engineers prepare the design documents which I have to procure and prepare the design of the liquid retaining tanks for the draftsmen that are finally implemented through the structures.
2. On a scale of 10, rate your satisfaction level from the job?
Seven to seven and half. I like my job because I get to do what I always wanted to do. I enjoy working here as the work is related to my core branch.
3. Three things you like and hate about your job?
What I like most about my job is that it is creative and challenging. Designing is a part of civil engineering that has ample scope for novelty and creativity. I have to study new things for my work. The package is also good. Since, my work involves coordination with other departments; I get to learn new things.
There is no specific aspect that I dislike. However, the fact that the organisation operates in a particular field i.e. waste water management lends a certain degree of monotony to the job.
4. What options/prospects do you see in this particular field?
Waste water management is an emerging field. Everybody knows that water is a scarce resource and the corporate sector is making efforts to devise new technologies to ensure its optimum utilization. Therefore, there is huge scope for students in this sector. Though it is in nascent stage, with time there will be substantial growth.
5. Anything you would like to share with engineering aspirants who are in class 12th?
I feel one can perform well only if one enjoys doing what one is doing. This applies to any and every field, inclusive of engineering. All those who want to take it up as career must make sure that their basics are clear. If they are lacking in this area they should not pursue engineering. I would say that survival is very difficult in the absence of basics.
Do what you love because then only you will be able to give 100% of your potential to your job.