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Question 1 of 31
At AMEC we prefer to hire individuals who are invested in their professional development. Walk me through any industry related coursework you have attended.
"I have taken a variety of coursework related to the construction and engineering industry. In addition to my Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, I also have a Project Management certificate. I am fully dedicated to forging a strong career in this field and look forward to bringing my knowledge to work for AMEC."
The interviewer would like to know if you have taken any formal education and training related to their industry. This will help the interviewer to assess your commitment to their company and industry.
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List of AMEC Interview Questions
  1. At AMEC we prefer to hire individuals who are invested in their professional development. Walk me through any industry related coursework you have attended.
  2. At AMEC we put a lot of pride into the organization of our projects. Do you consider yourself to be highly organized?
  3. Do you have experience in determining labor requirements on large-scale construction projects?
  4. Tell me about any experience you may have in overseeing the performance of other contractors.
  5. At AMEC we put the safety of our employees first. How familiar are you when it comes to construction safety standards?
  6. Tell me about your experience with ordering and overseeing the delivery of engineering/construction related materials and equipment.
  7. At AMEC we know that efficiency is directly related to profitability. How do you accurately assess the progress of each project you manage?
  8. Have you ever had to terminate an employee?
  9. In your opinion, what are the top 3 qualities every engineering/construction professional should possess?
  10. At AMEC we seek to hire individuals who are interested in this industry for the long term. Where do you see your career going with us?
  11. In your opinion, who are the strongest competitors for AMEC?
  12. What questions do you have for me?
  13. When was the last time you used your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?
  14. Why do you think you will be successful in this role?
  15. Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.
  16. When have you been on a team project that failed? How did you react?
  17. How do you motivate others on your team?
  18. How do you handle stress on the job?
  19. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
  20. Tell me about a time you handled an incredibly difficult client. How did you come to a resolution with this person?
  21. What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?
  22. What are your salary expectations?
  23. Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
  24. What makes you a great problem solver?
  25. What is your definition of hard work?
  26. On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
  27. Describe to me your ideal employer.
  28. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
  29. Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
  30. When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
  31. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?
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AMEC is headquartered in London, UK. The company has been in operation since 1982 and has yearly revenues of 6 Billion with approximately 29,000 employees. AMEC is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol LON:AMEC. Follow AMEC on Twitter at @AMECworldwide. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at AMEC, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about AMEC, visit their Website.
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Question 1 of 31
At AMEC we prefer to hire individuals who are invested in their professional development. Walk me through any industry related coursework you have attended.
"I have taken a variety of coursework related to the construction and engineering industry. In addition to my Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, I also have a Project Management certificate. I am fully dedicated to forging a strong career in this field and look forward to bringing my knowledge to work for AMEC."
The interviewer would like to know if you have taken any formal education and training related to their industry. This will help the interviewer to assess your commitment to their company and industry.
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Question 2 of 31
At AMEC we put a lot of pride into the organization of our projects. Do you consider yourself to be highly organized?
"I have always been an organized person and since obtaining my Project Management certificate, I find that I am even more dedicated to organization than I had been in the past. My references will tell you that I am very organized as well. Rest assured, I understand the direct correlation between organization, productivity, and profitability."
Organization in the engineering and construction space can save a lot of time and money. This is of immense value to any employer. Assure the interviewer that you are a well organized and thoughtful planner.
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Question 3 of 31
Do you have experience in determining labor requirements on large-scale construction projects?
"In my most recent position I was responsible for hiring construction crews up to 25 people at a time. I understand the importance of hiring well qualified individuals who have a reliable track record. Last year our retention rate increased by 24% once I began leading our hiring initiatives."
Have you ever had a hand in hiring teams of employees for large-scale engineering and construction projects? Talk to the interviewer about any related experience and what it has taught you when it comes to smart hiring.
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Question 4 of 31
Tell me about any experience you may have in overseeing the performance of other contractors.
"I have approximately 2 years experience when it comes to leading and coaching other contractors. In my most recent position I led a team of 25 employees ranging from general laborers to junior project managers."
Performance management and coaching experience will set you apart in the interview process. Talk to the interviewer about your experience when it comes to leading and coaching other contractors.
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Question 5 of 31
At AMEC we put the safety of our employees first. How familiar are you when it comes to construction safety standards?
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At AMEC we know that efficiency is directly related to profitability. How do you accurately assess the progress of each project you manage?
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Question 8 of 31
Have you ever had to terminate an employee?
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Question 9 of 31
In your opinion, what are the top 3 qualities every engineering/construction professional should possess?
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At AMEC we seek to hire individuals who are interested in this industry for the long term. Where do you see your career going with us?
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Question 11 of 31
In your opinion, who are the strongest competitors for AMEC?
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What questions do you have for me?
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Question 13 of 31
When was the last time you used your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?
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Why do you think you will be successful in this role?
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Question 15 of 31
Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.
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When have you been on a team project that failed? How did you react?
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How do you motivate others on your team?
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How do you handle stress on the job?
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How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Tell me about a time you handled an incredibly difficult client. How did you come to a resolution with this person?
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Question 21 of 31
What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?
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Question 22 of 31
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 23 of 31
Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
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Question 24 of 31
What makes you a great problem solver?
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What is your definition of hard work?
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Question 26 of 31
On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
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Question 27 of 31
Describe to me your ideal employer.
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Question 28 of 31
Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
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Question 29 of 31
Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
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Question 30 of 31
When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
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Question 31 of 31
When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?
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