My name is Edward Henry de la Vega, and I work in the EPC BG/ Civil Department of Doosan Heavy Industries as a civil engineer.
I started working at Doosan in July 2012. Before my contract ended at my previous company, I was told by a colleague that he was working on one of Doosan’s projects. I didn’t know about the company at that time, so I decided to do some Internet research. I found out that a few of the company’s primary products/services are power generation and desalination plants – products and services that are very important in our daily activities. I had also known some of the company’s previous projects and believed that being able to experience projects similar to those would give me great career advancement.
Being a Civil Engineer at Doosan, I am assigned to perform detailed civil structural design of structures for desalination and power plants. In addition, part of my job is to prepare bills of quantities for proposal projects. I enjoy being exposed to different international projects and being able to learn different design and analysis software.
Doosan offers a great working environment for expatriates, both in terms of life in the workplace and maintaining work-life balance. I am glad that I have very approachable colleagues and I receive good guidance from my supervisors, which is important in accomplishing my duties successfully. Also, they assign each expat a “colleague-mentor” to guide them in understanding the Korean culture of work and Korean culture in general.
I think one of Doosan’s strengths is its people. Doosan provides continuous learning seminars to its employees that help them keep informed with new innovations in their respective fields.
To whom may consider working for Doosan : Doosan provides a challenging type of work, and at the same time, maintains work-life balance. If you want to be part of a company whose products are a vital part of our daily activities and enhance the quality of life, Doosan is a great choice.