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Top 30 AMEC Interview Questions

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.
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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?
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"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."
"Even as a child, my mom would tease me about my organizational skills. I had every pencil etched with my name before the first day of school! All jokes aside, yes - I do consider myself to be very organized. I do my best work when my days activities are planned ahead."
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?
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"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."
"I have not had direct experience in determining labor requirements; however, I do bring experience with interviewing, on-boarding, and training. I have a strong record when it comes to employee retention."
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.
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"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."
"My experience in overseeing other contractors includes my current team of 4 tradesmen. I review their work throughout the day and do random safety checks. I enjoy working in this type of role because I am a natural leader and mentor. I especially enjoy training junior tradesmen."
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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"I admire the fact that AMEC puts the safety of their employees first. I am very immersed in the current safety standards for the engineering and construction industry. I do have a recent certification in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and am committed to applying that knowledge to a position with AMEC. If there is additional training and certification that you would like to see, I am happy to comply."
"I believe that safety on site is incredibly important and, for that reason, I am eager to take any safety courses that you recommend. At this point I have taken coursework on fatigue management, reporting, safe lifting, alcohol and drug awareness, and PPE guidelines."
Assure the interviewer that you understand safety construction standards and regulation. You also want to display to the interviewer that you put safety first.
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Question 6 of 31
Tell me about your experience with ordering and overseeing the delivery of engineering/construction related materials and equipment.
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Question 7 of 31
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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Question 10 of 31
Do you ever use your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?
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Question 11 of 31
In your opinion, who are the strongest competitors for AMEC?
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Question 12 of 31
What was your least favorite job? Why?
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Question 13 of 31
How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?
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Question 14 of 31
We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
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Question 15 of 31
Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.
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Question 16 of 31
Why do you think you will be successful in this role with AMEC?
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Question 17 of 31
How do you successfully motivate your team?
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Question 18 of 31
How do you handle stress on the job?
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Question 19 of 31
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Question 20 of 31
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
Tell me about a time at work when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?
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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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Question 25 of 31
What is your definition of hard work?
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Question 26 of 31
We are looking for strong team players to join AMEC. What role do you usually take in team projects?
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Question 27 of 31
Describe to me your ideal employer.
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Question 28 of 31
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
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Question 29 of 31
How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
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Question 30 of 31
What questions do you have for me about AMEC, and this role?
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Question 31 of 31
What is your long-range career objective with AMEC?
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About AMEC

AMEC plc (AMEC) is a provider of consultancy, engineering and project management services to natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. AMEC designs, delivers and maintains assets for its customers, from oil and gas production facilities to nuclear power stations. It operates three business divisions: Natural Resources, Power & Process, and Earth & Environmental. Natural Resources is engaged in the provision of engineering, project management and asset support services. Power & Process provides services in sectors, including nuclear and transmission and distribution. Earth & Environmental is an international environmental and engineering consulting organization, offering a portfolio of services to a spread of public and private sector clients across the life cycle of their operations. In June 2009, it acquired Arcas Consulting Archeologists Limited. In March 2010, it acquired Entec Holdings Ltd.

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