Building Cadet

Jarrod is a Building Cadet, working at Infinity in Gungahlin.

What does your role encompass?
Primarily my responsibilities as a Building Cadet are managing the reinforcement and concrete trades. This includes organising deliveries, bookings and scheduling in accordance with the program onsite. I also manage controls for tracking against budget and forecasting, ITPs for the Senior Foreman and work with the site team to ensure the project meets program deadlines.

Why do you like working for GEOCON?
I enjoy the challenge of working on the project and the satisfaction of being able to solve problems and get the job done. The culture of the company is awesome!

What’s the best thing about your role?
Being part of a team and being able to learn from the best in the industry.

What opportunities have you been given?
I originally started with GEOCON as Cadet Project Engineer. After a few months, I discovered I wanted to pursue a more site-based role and go down the pathway of a Foreman/Site Manager. I was able to make the transition to a building cadet where I could work more closely with the site team and forge a career role that is more in-line with my interests. I have been lucky enough to work on Canberra’s largest residential development and gain onsite experience in high-rise construction
at Infinity.

How does management and GEOCON assist in your growth?
From day one, I have had one-on-one training with senior staff within the company, which included working with a Senior Engineer, Construction Manager and General Manager for the first three months of my employment. After deciding that the Cadet Project Engineer role was not for me, the General Manager and senior team worked with me on a personal development program to help me with my chosen pathway. I have worked closely with my site manager, project manager and senior engineer on my personal development. The senior management of the company has checked in regularly with my project manager on my progress and personal development.

Throughout my time at GEOCON, I have continued to learn and improve in leaps and bounds. I have been lucky enough to be rewarded by GEOCON and have even been invited to a four-course lunch with other high-performing staff at GEOCON, hosted by our own Managing Director, Nick Georgalis, and Chris O’Brien, Australian Olympic rowing coach.

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