If you’re thinking about a career in the construction industry then an Operations Director might be the role for you. Find out what a day in the life of an Operations Director is like from RSE Technologies’ Operations Director, Stephen Fifield.
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What is your job role?
My job role is Operations Director for RSE Technologies and our sister company, RSE Building Services.
How did you get into this career?
I’m a supporter of apprenticeships within the construction industry as this is how I started myself. After a month at my local sixth form college, I realised it wasn’t for me and I wanted to be out in the working world, earning money.
I secured an interview for a local Heating & AC Company who were just a mile from my front door and five days later, I started my apprenticeship.
What did you study to get into the industry? Where did you study?
I studied an ONC, HNC and CED in Building Services at my local college, Colchester Institute. Attaining these qualifications meant that I became an Associate member of CIBSE.
What does your role include on a daily basis?
We work hard to continually deliver excellence on all our projects. My job role is to ensure that these high standards are always adhered to. I oversee the teams to ensure that our projects are delivered in line with our internal procedures and the RSE Group POISED (Professional, One-Team, Innovation, Safety, Expertise, Dependability) values.
What are you currently working on?
We have several exciting projects currently underway including 3D MEP modelling and scanning work across a variety of different locations around London.
Other current projects include works on a private high-end residence in St James Park, a 42-bed residential development in East London, a cutting-edge East London coffee shop and a refurbishment project in the One Canada Square tower in Canary Wharf.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
There are many things that stand out to me as my favourite part of my role. One of these being the interaction with my team and clients as well as the excellence that RSE Technologies prides itself on to deliver projects on time and on budget.
With innovative technology at our fingertips, I enjoy utilising this technology to overcome logistically challenging projects and deliver outstanding results.
Do you have any tips for people looking to get into a similar career?
My top three tips are: