Career Trends in Infrastructure Industry

 
  • Date: May 24, 2011, 3:00 pm - May 24, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Knowledge Session
  • Who Should Attend: Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineers of 2012,2013 batches
  • Get an insight into the career trends in infrastructure sector.
 

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Sidharath Tuli

Group President - HR Punj Lloyd Ltd
Mr. Sidharath Tuli is a very experienced Human Resources Executive who has worked for major Indian and multi national organizations across a range of industries including Cement, Oil and Gas and food/consumer manufacturing and distribution. In his past assignment, he has worked with Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser and ONGC.
His experience includes capability building, talent management, performance management systems, mergers and acquisition, industrial relations, manpower planning and restructuring, international compensation & benefits.
He joined Punj Lloyd as President – HR. Subsequently he did a business stint and was Head of Project Services which includes Procurement, Bidding & Estimation, Human Resources, Contracts, QA-QC and Safety. He is currently Group President – Human Resources.
He holds a Masters of Management Studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He is also a Chevening Scholar.

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  • Firstnaukri: Hi all, Lets welcome Sidharath to the chat session. Make use of this interactive session to get insights about infrastructure industry in India as well as career trends in this area.
  • Firstnaukri: We would request Sidharath to start off with an introduction following which the session will be open for student questions.
  • Sidharath Tuli: Hi! the infrastructure sector is a very exciting sector and is poised for fast growth. The sector is slated to get a trillion dollars of investment in the next 5 year plan. Any body joining this section could move rapidly with the growth in this sector.
  • ravi kumar: please tell me something about infrastructure sector, i mean about job prospects, future scope etc..
  • Sidharath Tuli: Ravi - As I have stated in my opening statement, this sector is poised for rapid growth. The govt policies and investment is linked to boosting the infrastructure sector in the country. there are a lot of good opportunities for young engineers and if you join a good company you can be assured of a fast career growth
  • Hemant khandelwal: good afternoon sir , m a mechanical engg. student into my final year nw . so , please tell me about how should i now prepare to face the industry next year . sould i focus on manufacturing or design ?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Hemant, it depends upon your interest. Design is more of a office job but manufacturing is working in the factories. both of them are equally exciting and it all depends upon yor interest.
  • reshmi kp: Im in search of Jobs in core company. but most of the civil engineering Firms are prefering only boys.What could be the reason for that?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Rashmi, This maybe becoz of the nature of the job. They are field jobs and many employers may prefer men for these jobs due to hardship and security reasons.
  • MD. ZAUREZ DANISH: what are the job prospect of mechanical engineering in your esteemed organization..??
  • Sidharath Tuli: Very good. Mechanical engineers are the core of our organisation. They can go in engg, site and even head office in such functions like procuremnt, estimation and business dev.
  • Thiyagarajan c: from Mech, even though i have an aggregate of 65% in eng I dint get a chance of attending the placements in many core fields, Now what is the option left to me, get me an answer sir, pls
  • Sidharath Tuli: Please visit our career section and upload your profile under the campus stream. You can also send your profile to my colleague Manjot Singh at manjotaulakh@punjlloyd.com
  • brahm pratap: sir i m 3rd year student in iit ....i want to go for some intern programme ...so how can i
  • Sidharath Tuli: Pratap we have not yet started internship. however, you can apply for full time job at our career section.
  • vishwa: this is vishwanath pursuing B Tech final year in civil engineering what are the career oppurtunities i can look forward for in punj lloyd
  • Sidharath Tuli: Vishwa - several. civil engineers are the core for all infra projects like roads, highways, buildings and such projects like airports and metros. Even for construction of oil and gas projects, Civil engg is very relevant.
  • mohit: as a fresh electrical engg grad from a leading engineering college, what kind of career prospects does infrastrucure sector offer?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Good prospects. you could be part of the construction team in projects related to power, oil and gas, infra and engineering design detailing for large projects.
  • radhe: Though modern era is 'Royal Civil Era' & there may be rapid growth but most of infratech. companies are not providing satisfactory salry to Freshers. why it is so....?
  • Sidharath Tuli: This is not universally true. There are large market players who give fairly good salaries. For example we pay above average salaries as per the market.
  • reshmi kp: which are all the job field in civil engineering where girls can apply for...
  • Sidharath Tuli: We normally take girls for Project Services jobs under like Sourcing & Procurement, Bidding & Estimation at the Head office. Also we have a large Engg division where girls can be taken for Design & detail engineering jobs in Metros like Gurgaon & Hyderbad.
  • ravi kumar: sir i want to do automation or PLC related work in factories do you have any idea from where to start?
  • Sidharath Tuli: You should try the large companies in the manufacturing sector.
  • Akhil Manohar : Hello sir, i am a electrical engineer passed out 2011...i would like to do higher studies....but i am planning to get experienced here and then persuing my Ms...Wat kind of jobs do i look for???
  • Sidharath Tuli: Once you are done with the MS you can reach out to us through our campus career section on punjlloyd.com which is our most active source of profiles for fresh hires.
  • vineet kumar: good afternoon sir , i m electrical & electronics engineer. in final year . i want to 6 month industrial training in punj LIoyd compony.
  • Sidharath Tuli: Vineet we are currently not providing training or intership. However, would suggest you to reach out to us through our campus career section on punjlloyd.com which is our most active source of profiles for fresh hires.
  • siddhant singhai: I am 3rd year student of civil engineering from NIT-Jaipur. I want to do specialization and to build my career in this feild only. so i want your suggestion and advice on this.
  • Sidharath Tuli: Infrastructure sector is very good for you are Civil Engg.s form the core talent for Infra companies.
  • rahul: we keep noticing lot of buzz around punj lloyd as an organisation. can you pls explain about your policies & processes for entry level engg candidates?
  • Sidharath Tuli: We actively hire lot of young engineers from institutes like NITs. Last year we hired more than 200 fresh engineers and have a well laid out program to groom them. You can reach out to us through our campus career section on punjlloyd.com which is our most active source of profiles for fresh hires.
  • vishwa: apart from engineering degree what are the other aspects or packages like autocad and others we should be well versed with
  • Sidharath Tuli: Speaking for our industry we give training on the specialized packages based on our need.
  • kapil: sir, i am with one of the IITs. i am interested to join the infra sctor and build a career in core areas. however, im unable to distinguish among the various EPC players in india (eg L&T, HCC, Pu
  • Sidharath Tuli: You will have to do your own research in selecting one org. However, you are most welcome to apply to Punj Lloyd. You can reach out to us through our campus career section on punjlloyd.com which is our most active source of profiles for fresh hires.
  • Akansha Singh: Which companies in India offer freshers as "Production engineer" ? Is Hindalco such a company?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Yes, Hindalco & any company in the Steel sector would need Prod engineers
  • rajeswararao: sir i am an B.tech fresher 2011 batch in E.E.E branch & i wanna do a job please give me suggestions
  • Sidharath Tuli: You should try for a job in the Electrical or Telecom companies like Nokia, LG, Samsung.
  • reshmi kp: I ve got an aggregate of 81%. and i ve already uploaded my resume in your career section, but din get any response
  • Sidharath Tuli: We will soon comeback to you.
  • ananya shaw: what kind of scopes is der fr mba's in dis industry and wht z the grwth perspective in terms of knwledge and money with good experience??
  • Sidharath Tuli: We offer lot of opportunities for MBAs in specialized fields like procurement and estimation, finance. You can apply through our campus career section. The growth prespective are really high and even more with engineering background.
  • jitender arora: sir, i want to know about Punj Lloyd Ltd, Vietnam . .
  • Sidharath Tuli: as yet we don't operations in Vietnam. We have several operations in Middle East, South East and Caspian countries. For more details you can visit our website www.punjlloyd.com
  • ujwal srivastav: Good noon sir, what are essential skill other than mechanical degree helpful in this sector..!!!
  • Sidharath Tuli: Civil & Electrical skills are very useful.
  • kapil: how is punj group different from the rest inEPC industry & what diffrentiates you as an employer?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Good Question. Punj Lloyd believes in empowerment of people at a younger age and a fast track growth for talented young engineers.
  • mdzeeshaan: Is it better to go for a job and then persue higher studies,or first complete the studies,i will pass this year...?
  • Sidharath Tuli: There is no prescription. It depends on your need and interest you can do either way.
  • Nadesh: Sir. shall i mail my resume to manjotaulakh@punjlloyd.com..??
  • Sidharath Tuli: Yes.
  • MD. ZAUREZ DANISH: sir, i have done my industrial training at haldia petrochemicals ltd. will my training be helpful to grant my job in your organization,,??
  • Sidharath Tuli: It does not disqualify you by any means. We have our own selection criteria and you can apply.
  • abhishek: hello sir,I completed my b.tech in electronics and comm are there any oppurtunities in Punj Lloyd Ltd
  • Sidharath Tuli: Very limited
  • radhe: civil engg. is very vast, Is it possible to change the sector of choice for example after working 6-7 years in highway const. job on that experiense basis one can move to building construction streams
  • Sidharath Tuli: You can certainly move to building construction. We do allow that at Punj Lloyd.
  • sudipta saha: sir,myself being a mechanical engineering student ,,,want to know what is the scope of mba in pretroleum and oil after b-tech??/
  • Sidharath Tuli: It is good though you may be restricted to the Energy, Oil & Gas sector. Companies like Punj Lloyd do hire from such background.
  • Hemant khandelwal: which designing software one should learn which would be helpful in getting job and is in use in industry like yours ?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Autocad and primavera
  • mdzeeshaan: I am civil engineer,placed in simplex infrastructures and infosys,which should i prefer for future rapid growth in my career,my GPA is 8.2
  • Sidharath Tuli: would suggest core industry, lest choice and interest is yours.
  • kunalsoni: hello sir, i am an elec. & electronic engg. fresher and i am interested in energy related fields please guide me about the same which are in a boom at present
  • Sidharath Tuli: We do take a few people with your profile. Though we largely take Mechanical & Civil Engineers.
  • Debismita Rout: I am working as a HR executive in GE on contract..kindly let me know any opening in your organization
  • Sidharath Tuli: Please apply on the campus career section on punjlloyd.com
  • ujwal srivastav: Sir , M a mechanical engg. student and completed my engg. sessional training from Steel plant.. .. would it will be helpful for infrastructure sector.
  • Sidharath Tuli: Yes . Why not
  • Hemant khandelwal: which designing software one should learn which would be helpful in getting job and is in use in industry like yours ?
  • Sidharath Tuli: For entry at Punj Lloyd, you don't have to be trained on any specific software. In case the job requires you for training, we have a strong training and development process to train our engineers to meet the specifications and needs.
  • vishwa: apart from engineering degree what are the other aspects or packages like autocad and others we should be well versed with sir
  • Sidharath Tuli: For entry at Punj Lloyd, you don't have to be trained on any specific software. In case the job requires you for training, we have a strong training and development process to train our engineers to meet the specifications and needs.
  • sachin sharma: sir im sachin 3rd year mech. b.tech std. at nit silchar i want to know that to get in your company what should be maintained by an average student sir!
  • MD. ZAUREZ DANISH: what do u look for in an engineering student when u come for campus recruitments..??
  • Sidharath Tuli: Our selection criteria is 60% marks in final year and first division in Senior Secondary.
    We have a written test comprising of Communication, Analytical skills, Technical domain knowledge followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interviews.
  • ravi kumar: sir how can a mechanical engineer join R&D sector of any company?
  • Sidharath Tuli: You should apply to companies who have strong R&D base for mechincial branch like FMCG, automobile, Pharma, etc
  • jitender arora: i am a mechanical 3rd year student . . i want to know about Punj Lloyd Ltd. . . what is the selection criterion . . ?
  • MD. ZAUREZ DANISH: what do you look for in an engineering student when you come for campus placements..??
  • Sidharath Tuli: Our selection criteria is 60% marks in final year and first division in Senior Secondary.
    We have a written test comprising of Communication, Analytical skills, Technical domain knowledge followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interviews.
  • gokul: sir, what training programs do u have for fresh recruits. how does the organisation scale up domain skills
  • Sidharath Tuli: We have our own trg centre where we give trg to all Engg, Trainings. This is followed up with mentorship & On the job trg for one year at the site.
  • TANMOY DAS: Sir, I am a Mech engg. student of final year in Nit agt....what are the future aspects of a job in oil and energy related companies in india and abroad?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Future prospects are very bright and one can aspire to reach the highest level in the related organization
  • radhe: where is larger growth in site engg. works or dessigning works(office works)...?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Both a witnessing growth, but as a company we are currently placing more people at the site. Growth prospects depend on your capability.
  • Nadesh: Hi.. I have completed my Mechanical Engineering 2011 pass out. Give me some tips to enter into the core sector. I was very much interested in Production. What are all the measures i want to take
  • Sidharath Tuli: You can reach out to us through our campus career section on punjlloyd.com which is our most active source of profiles for fresh hires.
  • MUKUND: sir i am placed in t.v.s wheels india. i have also mailed my resume to the mail id goven in ur site. but i didnt get any response from you sir?
  • Sidharath Tuli: Please submit your application under General Deposit of the Career Section on our website.
  • TANMOY DAS: Sir, based on the future market, how do you see a student of MBA with a B.Tech degree prosper over a B.tech student?
  • Sidharath Tuli: In our company the career paths for enginneers and enggrs plus MBA is equally bright.
  • mohit: sir, what is the career path for a fresh engineer post joining your organisation. where can we see ourselves in next 5 years...
  • Sidharath Tuli: We offer fast track growth to young enngrs and in 5 years you could be heading a unit like Civil, Mecihanical, Electrical or Planning reporting to RCM of a 500Cr site employing about 1000 people. Or you could be a Procumentment / Bidding/ BD Manager.
  • Firstnaukri: Thank you Sidharath for such an enlightening session. Stay tuned for more such sessions through Firstnaukri Net-Engage !
  • Sidharath Tuli: I thank you all for participating in the chat session. It has been enjoyable and refreshing to chat with young people like you. As i said in my opening remark, Infrastructure sector is a booming sector and would invite a large share of investment and skilled manpower. Punj Lloyd as a company hires young bright fresh graduates and would start the process in September 2011. You can also post your CV on our campus career section at our website www.punjlloyd.com
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