16. November 2022
Interview with Anton Englmann, Head of On-site Management & Installation Services, on construction sites and "toys" for adults.
Name / job / TGW location:
Anton Englmann / Head of On-site Management & Installation Services / Stephanskirchen, Germany
My latest online order:
I ordered swimming armbands for the kids from Amazon.
At TGW since:
The most important piece of equipment for my job:
My laptop, my phone and my tool box. The rest can be arranged.
My duties summarised in a book title:
Kids have toys; adults have construction sites
My clothing style at work?
Jeans and TGW shirt at the office, workwear at the construction site
Early bird or night owl?
I am definitely a night owl but the kids are always eager to help me get up
Tea or coffee?
Coffee – in copious amounts
A team colleague recently mentioned to me that he was very pleased to have me as his superior and that he never expected our department to develop the way it did. In general, I appreciate the open and honest interactions at construction sites and the team spirit and solidarity in connection to construction site work. We rely on each other 100% and trust in each other’s abilities as well as in our own.
I am responsible for construction site and resource planning for mechanical and electrical installations. Consequently, everything at our location that is related to a project's construction site will end up at my table in some form or other. In addition to that, I also take care of TGW Robotics service engineers.
That was definitely the first day at TGW and especially the first time someone addressed me directly: "Good morning, Toni. There will be a customer visit later today. That will also be your first construction site. So go ahead and join me at the meeting." And I jumped right in.
That meeting concerned the acceptance of a mock-up. Three weeks later, I was on site installing the system for that customer together with other colleagues. I really jumped in at the deep end but I could always rely on my team's support which was amazing.
I had a number of positive experiences. For example, when I took the next step in my career immediately before I turned 30, but also the successful insertion and installation at Europe's biggest supplier for industrial maintenance and repair products as well as being part of the Decathlon installation team.
How do you define "mistake"? I am constantly learning new things and everything I learn is based on blunders or misunderstandings but that's completely normal and only human. The important thing is to draw the right conclusions.
Basically, it is the names of the renowned customers we supply with our solutions since TGW is relatively unknown in our area. Additionally, also our values and how we implement them in everyday life are appraised.