Bartholomé, Junior Project Engineer,
Electro-mechanics, IPS Belgium
"One year ago I had the
opportunity to integrate Group-IPS' team and
since then I must admit that we have met many
challenges and obstacles. As my father always
says "there are no problems, there are only
When you enter Group-IPS you rapidly arrive
to the conclusion that every day is a first
day as you always face new challenges. Define
new problems and objectives, contact new people,
gather the necessary information, think, find
a solution and… learn and have fun. This summarizes
I think a typical day for a member of Group-IPS.
And dad was right.
When considering this in a multi-cultural environment,
with positive and dynamic people combining both
specialized and polyvalent characters, I think
we are on the right track.”
Vecchio, Junior Project Engineer, Electro-mechanics,
"A successful career means
getting a lot of various experiences and working
hard to maintain a high level in all the things
you do. Achieving this aim requires to find
a lot of motivation and interest in the job
you are working for.
Group-IPS gives the opportunity of self-developing
and self-improving by doing many various multidisciplinary
projects for which we must give our best. The
motivation is found working on different projects
and the interest is in getting more experience
than working for a "static" job.
When we've completed a project successfully,
I like to review the results with a feeling
of satisfaction, knowing that I made a meaningful
contribution to the organisation. Working in
a dynamic and experienced surrounding delivers
you a lot of interest in all the tasks given
Group-IPS gives you an unlimited opportunity
of developing yourself by a continuously growing
strategy. You need to be able to deal with numerous
people from different parts of the company and
from different countries, and communicate efficiently.
I enjoy to work challenging myself every day.
What concerning the social aspect, which is
a very important aspect for me? Every member
of the "IPS-staff" is open-minded and helps
you to feel well integrated by giving you all
you can expect in a good social relationship.
If we encounter problems along the way, we can
always count on our team spirit and a ready
sense of humour to keep things in perspective.”
Sánchez Chatar, Senior Project Engineer,
Architecture, IPS Spain
""Art does not
reproduce the visible, rather, it makes visible"
is pretty much which applies for what I understand
A career in architecture with an 'international
dimension' was my goal when I was in college.
So, during recruiting season, I interviewed
with everyone from consulting firms with strong
focus in architecture and project management
to real estate consultancy departments of large
global corporations. But the challenge that
IPS offered me was the most appealing.
Currently, I'm a project engineer working full
time in the architecture business unit at our
group. My business unit develops projects from
very different markets, which is a fairly new
product to be evolved for Group-IPS. We achieve
the financing, permitting, basic design, and
control the future detailed engineering process,
timing, performance, client servicing and handle
various requests from their general services
It all adds up to a job where you can develop
your expertise and, whenever you are ready,
take on a leading role in the projects we handle.
Those are just the start of the possibilities
here. To my mind, the opportunities available
at IPS are really quite broad: you're only limited
by your imagination.
One very important distinction between IPS and
other companies is that you are give responsibility
very early on. Teamwork is the rule and senior
clients make strategic decisions based on the
team's advice. You are part of the team from
day one. This accelerated pace allows me growing
as a professional very rapidly.
One Shining Moment: Seeing a new building, like
a print in the world that I helped conceive
during a project.
This is very intellectually challenging work.
The team I work with is also quite varied: Being
diverse is not optional; it is what we must
be. Different industries, different people,
and different countries. I have worked in 4
IPS offices since joining the company.
In my case, that meant working with clients
in Europe, primarily those in Germany and Bulgaria.
It was a terrific place to start: endlessly
challenging, amazing colleagues to learn from,
strong analytical focus and some traveling involved.
Putting together these solutions is interesting
work: we do it as a team. The core deal team
on a medium project usually consists of 1-3
people, but we draw heavily on a number of our
colleagues outside the structured group: financing,
country regulation, Special Execution. You don't
work alone. Everyone plays an active role. At
the same time, you do get an awesome amount
of responsibility, and have a lot of discretion
in how you do your piece of the puzzle.
To me, what has been most valuable at IPS is
learning how to make things happen. This is
really an everyday challenge. I also value each
opportunity I have to create a strong relationship
with a client, furthermore the gratification
that comes from really being able to help clients
with their business. When it works, it's incredibly
When luckily IPS appeared to me. I came for
the interviews and was very impressed. Everyone
was both, smart (people speaking 5 to 6 languages!!!)
and hard working. Last but not least, it was
very apparent that these were fundamentally
good people. In fact, the people are the best
thing about IPS. They are all team players,
very switched-on and have a fantastic sense
of humor. So when the offer arrived, I accepted
What's more, there's a lot you can do here outside
your day-to-day job. I've helped with recruiting
efforts and presented at several functions,
or collaborating by helping other colleagues
in their projects with structural calculations.
If you are a serious team player, this is the
place to be. The opportunities are unlimited,
and they make the job all the more worthy.
Backpacking around the world is my dream. I
know almost every capital city in Europe, but
there are lots of places outside Europe that
I would like to discover.
For my off hours, a good dinner, with a good
bottle of wine, and a lively chat are pretty
close to paradise. But besides spending time
with friends, I also enjoy soccer and painting.
I believe that having nonintellectual activities
is key to preserve some equilibrium."