Why Choose a Career in the Façade/Fenestration industry?
The Façade or fenestration industry is an excellent and exciting fast
moving industry to be involved in and there are always opportunities for
individuals that have excelled in a specific area of that Industry worldwide.
Elk Recruitment are among the few Façade recruitment firms that have a sound
global insight into the industry having spent over 16 years working directly
for Glass, Aluminium and Steel Suppliers domestically and internationally
giving it an excellent understanding from grass roots to Senior Management.
The internal workings of façade firms are quite similar and this applies
to small, medium & large organisations the world over. The only difference in
most cases between all three sizes is usually software and ICT integration,
scale of projects executed, capital available, NUMBER OF SIT DOWN MEETINGS and
although dependent on the market the company operates in, salary levels, but
these may also be extremely close between all three sizes of organisation. On the execution side (Installation) remains
Most organisations will consist of departments such as Sales,
Estimation, Commercial, Pre-construction, Procurement, Logistics,
Manufacturing, Design, Engineering, Project Management, Document Control,
Planning, Finance, Quality, Health & Safety or in the smaller organisations
some departments may be combined. At all
points in the supply chain there are entry level positions but due to the fast
pace of the industry most organisations do require previous experience.
The façade industry operates throughout the world and I have been in
many Curtain Walling Plants and the only differences between companies worldwide
is the different titles they give certain positions and management controls in
place, the work is the same. Right now, there
is an urgent demand in many geographical locations for façade professionals across
all departments, but unfortunately there is also a lack of candidates with a well-rounded
skill set consisting of both practical and academic, a combination that is
required to meet the demands of today’s changing construction industry.
The Construction industry has moved on and the old mind set of just get
it done by any means necessary! is a thing of the past. As the construction industry progresses the
Main Contractors, Governing Bodies and End Users have placed a lot of
guidelines, restrictions, standards, rules, regulations, best practice
expectations & demands on every aspect of the sub-contractor’s internal
supply chain and as such are expected to perform duties in a controlled &
measurable fashion and execute all works, safely, on time and within budget. This is by no means negative, in fact it’s a
hugely positive development, although for many it may seem frustrating as they
adjust internal processes and procedures to meet these expectations.
So in summary, the façade industry is an excellent modern career choice,
fast moving & continually changing.
It incorporates very interesting disciplines and the demand for these
disciplines are high sought after across the globe.
If you are interested in a job move no matter where you are, contact Elk
Recruitment today, the Façade & Curtain Walling recruitment specialist.
Elk Recruitment ‘Connecting Success’ – Europe – Asia – North & South America