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LIT Careers Day 28th February 2012

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Sepam Speaker
Sue Hurley- HR Manager

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Presentation Overview
1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction to Sepam. Sepam Business Earning Units. Sepam Global Focus. Message from CEO Michele Kearney

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Project Experience Overview


Quotes from Sepam Personnel Working in Saudi Arabia. Working in Qatar. One Graduates Experience in Japan.

10. What characteristics are required to work abroad. 11. Current Opportunities with Sepam.
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Sepam Introduction

SEPAM Group is a global Engineering, Procurement, Management and Construction Company, operating in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Former Soviet Union. SEPAM's main business lines over the last 30 years include Project & Construction Management, Engineering & Contracting Services and Automation, Control & Instrumentation Systems Services.

SEPAM has high skilled engineering procurement and construction expertise for commercial scale work within the following Business Earning Units:

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Sepam Business Earning Units


Oil, Gas & Chemicals
Automation, Control Information and Security Systems

Industrial and Infrastructure

Global Strategic Services

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Sepam Business Earning Units

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SEPAM Global Network & Operating Locations


Former Soviet Union Russia & CIS Kazakhstan

Europe Ireland- HO UK Holland

China

Canada

USA
Houston

South Asia
Japan Thailand Singapore Papua New Guinea

Africa Algeria Nigeria Libya Botswana Mozambique

Middle East Saudi Arabia Kuwait Qatar South Iraq Africa Abu Dhabi Middle East Bahrain
Saudi Arabia Kuwait Qatar Abu Dhabi Bahrain

India
Mumbai

Australia
Brisbane Sydney Perth

South America Brazil Colombia

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Global Business Focus


Region 1 Europe & International Ireland United Kingdom Europe International Russia Kazakhstan Algeria Nigeria Region 2 Middle East Bahrain Saudi Arabia Kuwait Abu Dhabi Qatar Iraq Region 3 Africa South Africa Mozambique Botswana Angola Region 4 Asia Pacific China Singapore Thailand Australia Papua New Guinea Region 5 Americas USA Canada Colombia

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Sepam Introduction (Contd)

Sepam provides services to: End Clients & Developers Project Management Companies

EPC Companies
Plant Systems Suppliers

Equipment Vendors

Delivering Projects Safely with Quality & Timely Service at a Competitive Price

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Message from CEO Michele Kearney


The world is your Oyster if you have the aptitude, enthusiasm,

flexibility and desire to open your eyes beyond the doom and gloom which is encapsulating Ireland today.

Parts of the world are still experiencing growth and we at Sepam are actively participating in this. In Sepam we pride ourselves in having the ability to saywe were there at the beginning, we watched the concept develop, we were involved in the execution, and weve experienced the reward of sharing in what are some of the biggest, most complex projects ever executed on the international Engineering & Construction stage. With the right attitude you too can be part of this global team!
Michele M.Kearney Chief Executive Officer 41-44 Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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Industry Sector Experience


Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Energy, Industrial Plants & Utility Infrastructure
On / Off Shore Oil & Gas Oil Production Oil Distribution & Storage Refinery
Clean Fuels Lube Oil Plants

Petrochemicals Ethylene Ethylene Dichloride Ethylene Glycol Polyethylene Polypropylene Aromatics

Energy, Power & Utilities Simple Cycle Combined Cycle Co-gen / CHP Auxiliary Power Renewable Energy Power Distribution

Utility & Infrastructure Communications Cooling Water Systems Air Separation Tank Farm & Interconnection Marine Terminal Waste Water Treatment

Bio Fuels

Gas Production

Methanol

Power Control, Metering


Energy Management Steam Generation

Incineration
Desalination Camp Facilities
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Gas Distribution & Storage Ammonia Urea Gas Processing


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Fibers & Acrylics

Industry Sector Experience


Hi-tech Industrial Plants & Commercial Buildings
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Bulk Pharmaceutical Finished Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals Healthcare Healthcare Products Healthcare Facilities Laboratories Food & Beverage Food Plants Beverage Plants Water Purification

Bio Technology

Medical Centers
Hospitals

Electronics & Communications Micro Electronics Electronic & Electrical Assembly Communications Audio Visual Studios

Assembly & Manufacturing Film Processing & Manufacturing Automobile Plants & Assembly Home Care Products Automated Warehousing

Commercial Buildings Office Parks Industrial Parks Theme Parks & Leisure Complexes Financial Services Centers Mixed Development sites Educational Facilities

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Project Experience Overview


T5- Heathrow - Largest Infrastructure project in Europe at time of Construction Greater Gabbard Largest Offshore Windfarm project in the World DOW PIC Dow pic petrochemical, largest integrated petrochemical complex in the world. PetroRabigh Saudi Arabia The development of one of the world's largest integrated petrochemicals complexes. 45,000 personnel on site daily.

Kodak Alliance Project China -Kodak alliance project largest exclusive USA investment to date in China.
New Doha International Airport A $14 Billion Spend on what will be one of the most sophisticated airport projects in the world.

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation .

Working abroad as a person has given me the chance to work in a multi-cultural organisation. It has helped me to develop my career to improve my knowledge in the broader side of the construction business. Arsenio Lugto from Philippines Based in Qatar

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation . Travelling has provided me with an easier understanding of different cultures and how different cultures work. Working abroad has provided me with a strong independence and an open mind. Through my extensive travelling my mind-set has changed to understand that each culture brings with it its own rules and procedures but I embrace and understand that we are all different. When I arrived to Ireland, I noticed that you are very positive and I have adopted this. Finally, working abroad provides you with the opportunity for great financial and mental reward.
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Julie Qiu From China Project Controls Manager

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation .

Working Abroad and with Sepam has exposed me to a whole new variety of thoughts, and opinions from management and co-workers which are very different from those in Japan.

I still dont know which are better.. I am still working on this!

Hirata San Engineer on exchange programme with Japanese Company

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation .

New world, new experiences, new cultures, new ladies, new wife- Joe Marry Project Director

Joe Marry, from Ireland Project Director Sepam Qatar

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation .

While working with Sepam in Ireland, I have learned to mix with other cultures, and respect my team-mates. I have gained experience in learning the English language and the systems of their working ethic.

Nassar Al Qarni
BD Executive from Saudi Arabia

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation .

From my 5 years experience of working in Sepam, for any employee to have a successful career they must learn to know and respect the local cultures surrounding them if you work abroad. Lina Wang from Shanghai, China Accountant

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Quotes from Sepam Personnel


Working abroad with Sepam - a multi-cultural organisation .

Taking the best experiences and procedures from different countries to solve local problems. Kangsoo Lee from South Korea Commissioning Engineer
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Quotes from Personnel working abroad


Working abroad with a multi-cultural organisation...... Builds character, opens your mind, makes you appreciate other cultures. Mark Connery GSS Manager. I have developed a confidence & belief in myself to work with experienced people from around the globe John Kelly Graduate Engineer, Saudi Arabia, Houston Texas and Colombia In one sentence, it made me richer than if I stayed at home, materially and mentally .. Stuart Lambe Project Manager, Saudi Arabia. Broadens your mind, provides the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment working on some of the largest scale industrial projects in the world which can lead to excellent career progression Harry Johnson, General Manager, Saudi Arabia.

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Sepam Saudi Arabia

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Working with Sepam in Saudi Arabia


HEAD OFFICE LOCATION Olaya Centre, Office Number101, Makkah Mukharama Street, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

CURRENT MAJOR PROJECT LOCATIONS Eastern Province Al Jubail

Western Province Rabigh Yanbu Jeddah

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Some of the Team of PM&C Saudi Arabia

HR Manager Sunil Kumar

GSS Manager Alan Carter

HSE Pradeep Kumar

GSS Admin. Coordinator Abbas Al Asmakh

HR Coordinator Krishna Kant

Saudi Visa officer Khalid Al-Saman

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Working with Sepam in Saudi Arabia


ARRIVAL TO BAHRAIN AIRPORT IMMIGRATION

$6 payment at airport for 24hr transit

Fingerprints at first entry


Banned substances (pork , alcohol , illegal drugs) Driver waiting to transfer

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Working with Sepam in Saudi Arabia


Arrival/Accommodation Arrival at compound Accommodation Food

Facilities
Transportation Contact home country embassy on Arrival (all details provided in a prearrival Pack) Buddy Link System

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Working with Sepam in Saudi Arabia


DAY TO DAY CONDITIONS
Climate
Clothing Medication

Recreation
Telephone/Internet Money Security Mail and packages

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (contd) Some Cultural Tips


Taking photographs of others is considered offensive.
Alcohol and drugs are forbidden, and there are severe penalties for violations. Ramadan is the fasting month, and Muslims do not eat, smoke or drink from sunrise to sunset, and it is illegal for visitors to do so in public.

Handshaking is customary upon meeting and parting with business associates.


Business dealings are private; discuss only the business you are currently conducting. Be prompt for appointments, but do not be offended if your Saudi counterpart is late.

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Working with Sepam in Saudi Arabia- NESMA

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Working with Sepam in Saudi Arabia

One Contributor wrote:

In Saudi Arabia it is imperative to try to understand the culture andthough we may not agree with all aspects of itlearn to accept where we are and enjoy life here. Tolerance on both sides is very important. If you come to Saudi Arabia with an open mind, you will find many new and interesting experiences. It is a wonderful opportunity to coexist with people of many other cultures. You learn their customs, traditions, politics, holidays, cooking, and dress, and they learn yours.

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Sepam Experience
Sharq 3rd Expansion, Saudi Arabia
Project Name: Project Owner : Project Duration: Project Scope: Sharq 3rd Expansion Shaw Stone & Webster 9 Months 1.3 million tpa ethylene production plant

Scope of Work: Installation Management, Testing, Inspection, Pre-commissioning, Punch fixing, System Turnover and Documentation of Mechanical, Piping , Electrical, Control and Instrumentation. Our Scope also included Startup and Commissioning Assistance

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QATAR

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QATAR- General Information


Qatar is a place of contrast, with rich Islamic cultures, retaining most of its valued tradition and adopting a modern western lifestyle. Qatar has a moderate desert climate with pleasant mild winters and hot summers. Summers are sizzling hot by day, and warm at night, temperatures often hitting the 104F mark (40C) or above. Winters are only slightly cooler by day, but can be very chilly at night.

Qatar as an Islamic state follows traditional custom for dress code. All visitors are advised to dress with modesty when going to public places.
Qatar is one of the most highly developed and industrialized countries in the ME.

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Sepam Experience

Pearl GTL Project, KBR / JGC, Qatar


Project Name: Pearl GTL Project Project Owner : Shell Project Duration: 36 Months Area Involved in: Central Control Room Cooling Water Units Desalination Unit Demin Water Tanks Vessel Dressing Room Water Reinjection Wells Slugcatcher Vacuum Distillation Column HPS Effluent Cracking Dearators Boilers Heat Recovery Steam Generator Liquid Nitrogen Storage Tank

Project Scope :

140,000 bdp, 120,000 bdp of associate condensate & liquefied petroleum gas

Scope of Work: Project Management & Construction Team Integration A mix of nationalities (mainly Filipinos, Indians & Indonesians) were integrated with the JGC / KBR Management team on site.

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Sepam experience - Qatar

NDIA (New Doha International Airport) Project


New Doha International Airport is a $13bn project to build a Greenfield airport to accommodate 50 million passengers a year. It is currently one of the largest construction projects in the world with an overall manpower level of over 20,000.
Sepam Qatars contract includes all MEP works for the multi-storey car parks and Mosque, includes the full design, coordination and installation of Fire Fighting systems, HVAC, plumbing, storm drainage, lighting and power on a full EPC basis. The contract extends to total commissioning and handover of all systems.

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Japan

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Graduate - Tom Burkes experience in Japan


Tom joined Sepam in 2009. He has worked in Saudi Arabia and Ireland with the company and is currently in Japan on a 1 year engineer exchange programme. His initial thoughts on Japan and its culture include: Very friendly people, always willing to help
Must take shoes off in houses & many restaurants

Illegal to smoke in the street but you can smoke inside


Restaurants- shout excuse me in Japanese- no hope of catching waiters eye. Food slurping is the norm!

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Working with Sepam in Canada- Kearl Lake Oil Sands

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Working with Sepam in Cartagena, Colombia

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Some of the Team in Cartagena, Colombia

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Getting that International Job!


Information that International Employers need to establish when you attend for interview: Any limiting conditions such as health and family requirements. A realistic understanding of international living and working conditions. Technical and soft skills such as ability to work with different nationalities. Ability to fulfil the contract terms and show loyalty to the organization, even when facing pressures.

International recruiters place special emphasis on determining character of potential employees. Often there is greater emphasis placed on character assessment than technical knowledge.
Working well in a team is an extremely important part of any overseas position.

Flexibility to adapt to change is equally important.


Conclusion It is essential that to collect your thoughts before calling potential employers. Remember to attune your experiences and skills so that they match the international position. It is important to seriously consider the negative qualities of living and working overseas and balance them against the job.

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Overseas Effectiveness Skills


List of characteristics that will assist you to assess your suitability for overseas work: General Traits: enjoyment of change, desire for challenges, sense of adventure, open mindedness, patience, curiosity. Adaptation and coping skills: emotional stability and ability to deal with personal stress, understanding of culture shock, flexibility, humour and selfknowledge. Intercultural communication skills: tolerance, sensitivity, listening and observing skills, and second language skills. Work-effectiveness traits and skills abroad: independence & selfdiscipline, training experience, resourcefulness, versatility in work, persistence, people skills, leadership, energy.

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Difference with people who work abroad


Political, economic and geographical knowledge

Knowledge about the international aspects of your field

Cross- Cultural knowledge and skills

Personal Coping and Adapting skills develops a very open-mind and leads to greater flexibility to work out issues.

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General Tips before you travel


Research the country before you travel be aware of local rules Locate emergency numbers before you travel through local embassy. Safety and Security- be aware of your surroundings Be aware that you are in another country and that all habits acceptable at home may not be acceptable in the host country. Respect the local people- it is their home and must be treated with respect. Never carry too much cash. Never show cash in public. Bring a credit card where possible. Visit a doctor before you leave your country of origin.

Always bring copies of your passport.


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Tips - when you have arrived

Network with fellow expats- this will help you find your feet in the local area and develop links. When in Rome factor (Cultures)- try the local way of doing things. Live locally where possible-worth the extra money for accommodation near the office/site. Get in touch with Irish organisations Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, local embassies and even GAA Clubs.

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Opportunities with Sepam Group


With its dynamic growth over the past number of years and success in recent awards on projects world wide, Sepam is the ideal company for anyone seeking the opportunity to travel and work abroad. The right people are key to this success. Sepam is looking for great people to join our team.

Sepam has earned a reputation for reliability and excellence. You too could be part of these first-class and history making projects. By joining the Sepam team you will receive excellent remuneration and benefits, an attractive working environment, reward & recognition and the opportunity for development and progression.

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Current Opportunities with Sepam Group


We are currently seeking candidates for a wide variety of global positions including the following: Graduate Quantity Surveyors- various locations. Sales & Marketing Graduates- Qatar/Saudi Arabia/Ireland. Accountants Qatar, Saudi Arabia Electrical Engineers- Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Australia, Canada, Colombia. Instrumentation Engineers- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UK, Canada, China. Project Controls Engineers Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Ireland. HR Business Partner- Saudi Arabia. Planners various location's Project Managers- electrical background- various locations HVAC Engineers- Qatar, Saudi Arabia.
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Contact Details

Interested Applicants should view our careers section on our website www.sepam.com for full details. CVs should be forwarded to recruitment@sepam.com

Sepam Specialist Limited, 41-44 Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Tel: +353 (0)52 618 3600 Fax: +353 (0)52 612 2674

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Summary

There is a wide variety of opportunities abroad awaiting Graduates.


With the right attitude, willingness to work and flexibility you can gain a wealth of experience working with the Sepam Group. Thank you!

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