Engineering and construction have the potential to add billions of dollars to economies around the world, as populations surge and changes in technology increase infrastructure demands

However, realising this potential is easier said than done, with the effects of the global economic downturn of 2009 still affecting many organisations and a skills shortage restricting their ability to take on projects. There’s also the fact that the industry is made up of different yet overlapping sub-sectors, requiring multiple disciplines to work together to deliver projects on time, to brief and on budget.

The challenge

Companies in the engineering and construction sector are used to doing more with less following the financial crisis but now they have to take this knowledge and leverage it to create growth. This includes conserving and developing skills to ensure demand can be met and quality levels are upheld, as well as innovating to meet the demands of a green and energy-efficient future.

To do this, organisations must have mechanisms in place that facilitate knowledge transfer, development and acquisition, in addition to cross-sector collaboration. Processes are required to encourage ideation and innovation in order to safeguard the future, while ensuring leadership is effective and capable of aligning stakeholders to a unifying and relevant purpose.

Simultaneously, there must be a culture of compliance, to ensure health and safety, quality, and industry rules and regulations are met.

How we can help

With over three decades’ experience, Primeast works with companies in the engineering and construction sector to ensure organisational and professional development within a global context. We have facilitators all over the world who deliver bespoke micro and macro interventions in leadership, teamwork, and organisational development and change to help businesses achieve their goals and thrive.

We can help if you need to:

  • Create a culture that supports the sharing and cultivation of talent and skills
  • Ensure there are mechanisms and policies in place that enable individuals to perform
  • Build resilient teams that have strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as technical capabilities, to ensure successful collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Identify a compelling, shared purpose to which all are aligned that will enable your organisation to thrive
  • Develop best-in-class technical and project leadership on a global scale and take the company forward
  • Ensure proper policies, procedures and cultures are in place to support compliance with health and safety, environmental, and quality regulations
  • Bring innovation into ‘business as usual’ practices

To find out more about how we can prepare your organisation for the future, please contact us.

John Redmond, Nuclear Portfolio Director, Cape plc

As part of my own on-going development, I have had the privilege to be nominated by Cape’s Executive Committee to attend the Primeast Senior Leader Development Programme, the first module being Effective Leadership. This has been a transformational experience for me offering a safe environment to explore deep self-reflection, challenging limiting beliefs and inspiring me to take the next step in my leadership journey.