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o Ability to control of all works/activities associated from commissioning to completion.
o Ability to lead diverse team of professionals and use effective leadership skills as a
determining factor in keeping the project on time and on budget.
o Ability to confront complex problems and identify the most reasonable approach in
dealing with them. As well as effectively and accurately assess the strengths and
weaknesses of possible solutions.
o Ability to apply the appropriate mathematical formulas and principles in design work,
including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus.
o Highly skilled in physics and practical application of scientific rules, methods and
technology involved in the many aspects of the project, including design principles,
construction methods and materials, , and numerous environmental factors.
o Skilled in architectural design techniques and working with blueprints, maps, drawings
and models, as well as computer programs used in architectural design and construction.
o Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or
processes to evaluate quality or performance.
o Proven ability to develop procedures, practices and strategies from first principles
o Ability to work with interdisciplinary teams and communicate with discipline engineers
o Ability to write well and produce excellent reports.
o Ability to identify HSSE gaps and prevention of potential hazards.
o Over 15 years of Construction Engineering
o Successful track record of managing large Oil and Gas projects
o An understanding of current safety legislation.
Applications should be addressed to:
(Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the application to: Chief Manpower Officer
Ministry of Labour & Small & Micro Enterprise Development, 50-4 Duke Place, Duke Street,
Port of Spain)
invites applications for the position of
AIRPORT MANAGER -- St. Lucia and Grenada
Key responsibilities include the safe and secure operation of our aircraft
and delivering excellence in customer service.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
Possess a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
Have a proven track record of leadership and
Have well developed computer skills in
Have the right to live and work in Saint Lucia or have a
CSME (Caricom Single Market Economy) work permit.
*Previous management experience in either a leading international airline
or the hospitality industry is desirable.
Applications with cover letter and Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to
email@example.com to be received by 21st November 2014.
No late applications will be accepted and only suitable applications will
You are at a confer-
ence on the elevator
going back to your
room. The doors open
and the venture capital-
ist who just announced
he is looking for a dozen
talented people gets on.
You have 20 seconds to
get him interested in
talking with you.
Your summary of
who you are and the
value you offer is called
the Elevator Pitch and
is crucial to your estab-
lishing a competitive
advantage in your job
search. Here are some
tips to develop yours.
First, understand the
purpose and construc-
tion of the elevator
The purpose is just to
get a conversation
Your pitch does not
have to go into your
career history, it is just
intended to gain
enough interest for
someone to want to
know more. It needs to
be easy to understand
and very compelling.
It's about them - not
Your pitch has to
convey that you have
talent that would be
valuable to the
employer. So just
saying "I have 15 years
experience" does not
make you memorable
or valuable. A good
pitch will explain the
problems you can
It needs to be clear and concise.
No one wants to listen to a long-winded
summary filled with acronyms. Keep it simple and
Here are 5 steps for you to construct your
Start by writing down the top 10 things you
This is a great exercise as it helps you remember
things you have not thought about for a long time.
Use the C-A-R process; what was the Challenge,
what Action did you take and what was the
At this point you are doing a brain dump so
don t try to wordsmith, just get the information
on paper. Don t worry about length. Try to tell a
story for each one and make sure you can describe
the tangible results of each effort (e.g. saved the
project from going three months past deadline).
Develop a theme.
Look at what you wrote and see if there is a
theme. Is your experience centered around
specific technologies or a style of performance?
For example, are you the person management
assigns to turnaround troubled projects? Are you
the go-to person for complex network issues? Are
you the resident Subject Matter Expert for
Think about your peers and the issues
management would come to you over others.
Now condense each story down to one
Remember to keep the writing conversational.
Focus on the challenge/situation and result.
"When our new mobile app looked like it was
going to miss its deadline by two months, I m the
HTML5 subject matter expert who put it back on
"When our new SAP implementation was not
allowing us to meet our month-end close
schedule, I m the ABAP programmer who made it
Rank each of the stories.
Order the stories in terms of their impact in describing your
talent and impressing them with results. Remember that you
might want to have multiple pitches so you may have different
ranks for different themes.
As an example, if you are talking to someone at a small
company, the ability to be a "jack of all trades" and jump into
any situation is valuable. Conversely, if you are pitching to a
large more siloed company, focusing on a core skill is more in
Now put it all together.
Start by stating your theme and then give one to three short
statements that prove it.
Your final pitch should be very conversational and easy for
you to remember and say.
Don t rush; you may even want to sit on it for a day or so and
then rethink it. Practice it on your family and colleagues and see
what they say. Get feedback and continue to revise it until you
are fully comfortable.
This exercise will help you convey your value and is essential
to your networking and job search efforts, so put as much time
as you need in this until you have an impressive pitch that
makes someone want to know more.
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