A Day in the Life
The Surveillance Cadet will engage in a mix of practical on the job training and formal learning to develop both technical and soft skills. You will be guided and trained by experienced Surveillance Officers while supporting them in their day to day duties of risk-based surveillance of site works and managing relationships with construction stakeholders on site.
You may be asking yourself, what does a normal day look like? This role will be diverse and no two days will be the same which will certainly keep it stimulating. Depending on where you are based on any particular day you might find yourself climbing up scaffolding and the next working underground. Some days could have you working around traffic or large machinery, and on such occasions you will need to be focused and be able to react quickly to different scenarios as safety is crucial when faced with unexpected circumstances.
This role will include a great deal of social interaction as you meet and build relationships with people from all walks of life. Your outstanding communication skills will be paramount as you provide input into team meetings or liaise with technical staff such as engineers as you verify works being completed by contractors. Your work environment will change regularly making each week interesting and diverse. You may be verifying a concrete pour; confirming mixtures and conditions are suitable, and the next thing you know you are overseeing works on pavements or asphalt.
While there are a range of benefits you will get from this role it does not come without its challenges. You must be prepared for early starts and varying work locations. You may be confronted with sudden changes of site locations and planned works and must be adaptable and flexible to move without notice between work sites. Your high level communication skills will be well utilized and challenged at times by the variety of stakeholders you engage with. Being a role where you are constantly on the move, you can also expect to be exposed to the many weather changes that Victoria will throw your way!