Dmitri is a Site Supervisor in the Plumbing department at Watkins. He started working for Watkins in 2012 as a general labourer and has worked his way up to Site Supervisor level. Dmitri works on site to ensure projects are completed successfully to the highest possible standards before handing over to the client. His favourite part of his job is meeting different people out on site and the sense of friendship at Watkins.
What department do you work in?
What is your job title?
What do you do on a day to day basis?
I organise people, material, and plant to undertake various tasks according to our contract with individual clients. I ensure the quality of our installation is to the best possible/practicable standard before we hand over to our client.
I attend meetings and coordinate the client’s needs at site level to achieve successful delivery of the contract whilst also looking after the company’s interest at site level to ensure our sustainability in the business.
How long have you been working for Watkins?
Since March 2012
Have you risen up quickly through the business?
I started as general labour in March 2012 and at present I’m a Site supervisor.
Did you have to do lots of training?
Sufficient to allow me to undertake daily tasks as Site supervisor.
Do you get out on site a lot?
Yes, part of my job role is to be based on the building site all the time.
What do you like best about working for Watkins?
Watkins is a family run business and this does reflect positive to the way the company is organised and operates – there’s a sense of long term cooperation and friendship.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Working with different types of people (skill level, nationality, professional background etc.)
What is next for your career?
PHD in Mechanical Engineering or similar.