Andreas Jentz

Position: Site Manager at BM Byggeindustri A/S - Educational Programme: Construction Technology 

Byggetekniker Andreas Jetz på byggepladsen

 

My job

I work as a site manager at BM Byggeindustri A/S, a large company in Hobro, which specialises in modular construction. We build houses from room-based modules, which are finished “boxes”, where the entire interior is made when they arrive at the construction site. The modules can then be built together in all sorts of architectural forms.

BM Byggeindustri A/S has a capacity of 900 modules per year, which corresponds to 40,000 square metres of flooring or 105,000 square metres of flat elements.

At the moment, I am working on a very large project consisting of nine apartment blocks with a total of 62 apartments.

I’m responsible for the overall management of the construction site and am involved in everything from staffing and time management to coordinating with subcontractors, and construction meetings, purchasing and so on.

From carpenter to student

I worked as a carpenter for almost 13 years, but when my body couldn’t take it anymore, I had to find something else to do.

Initially, I intended to take the entire construction management educational programme, but I got tired of school along the way, so I finished as a building technician instead.

Internship led to a job

The last semester of the building technician educational programme consists of an internship and a final assignment.

I was lucky enough to get an internship at BM Byggeindustri, where I was placed on a project of 19 apartments being built in Larvik, Norway.

It was a VERY pressurised project, so I had the chance to really show what I could do. And after my final assignment, I was offered a job as a site manager at BM Byggeindustri.

I work at least 50 hours a week, have 1000 balls in the air all the time, but LOVE my work! So most of the time it’s a real pleasure!!

I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision to get out and work instead of taking the last few semesters to be a bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction.

 

My advice

Having experience in a trade is an advantage for the building technician educational programme.

 

If you want to be a contract manager, I would recommend that you take the entire construction management educational programme. The final semesters include courses in law – and you’ll need that.