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Work-Life Balance

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Income Potential

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Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Santosh Ramcharan Bhagat
Profession -Civil Engineer
Designation – Project Manager
OrganisationBali Landmarks Pvt Ltd
Age – 52
CityMumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 26

Under-Graduation Diploma in civil engineering, Jyotiba Phule Polytechnic College of Khandwa

Please give us a summary of your Career.

In 1992, I came to Mumbai to look for a job. I worked on daily wages in a capsule factory and then got a chance to work in a civil firm. I made many projects under the first builder. After that, I started working for Sailee Developers which is quite a big builder firm. I worked there for almost 8 years and left because of the impolite behavior of the head. Then, I started working in Dimple Realtors and worked there for four years. I had to leave this firm due to personal problems. However, I later started working on some small construction and now working in Bali landmarks Pvt Ltd.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Working as a Project manager, the main job is to keep an eye on the work, select the deadlines and complete the work on time. My job is to complete the full building from zero to innumerable floors, work in many areas of development and is responsible for overseeing a building project from start to finish. The duties include hiring laborers and negotiating contracts, and it is also my responsibility to obtain all permits for a building site. Miscellaneous responsibilities would include collaborating with engineers, architects etc. to determine the specifications of the project.


Average Income for a Civil Engineer in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Rarely
Does your work require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security for a Civil Engineer?
Insecure
Would you consider being a Civil Engineer Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Civil Engineer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Civil Engineer?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Civil Engineer?

A Degree or Diploma in civil engineering.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You should be helpful and calm.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

Operations keep the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the engine that moves the organization forward.
Project management is like juggling three balls – time, cost and quality. Program management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling three balls and swapping balls from time to time.
Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

Being a project manager is not for everyone. Many people have some of the traits to be a good project manager, but they also have many traits that make them a bad fit for the position.
If you prefer to stay in your office and focus on your own work, you probably don’t have the collaborative ability to be a good project manager. Good project managers need to spend a lot of time with clients, stakeholders, and team members.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Difficult
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would still pick civil construction work Its the form of art I have come to love and the feeling of being involved in the making of something is quite fulfilling to me. I also find the social interaction and the thought process that goes into planning therapeutic in some ways.