Aug 17, 2015
Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) is an engineering, procurement and construction firm who is a top industry provider to clients around the world ranging from industries in Liquefied Natural Gas, Boiler Making, Ship Building and until recently Nuclear Power. CB&I prides themselves to take on difficult challenges from design to construction and to accomplish their goals of being the contractor of choice around the world, is to educate and train a workforce that is capable of performing the work as the engineering staff is at designing the project. This assessment will detail ...view middle of the document...
CB&I have the need to build a large workforce to achieve the goals of finishing the project, estimated over 5,000 employees. The work force will be diverse and most not from the local area or region. CB&I will need to create an environment different from typical construction projects since nuclear construction has key requirements to follow during construction, start up and commissioning of plants, CB&I can receive fines for not fostering a nuclear safety culture, that allows employees to raise safety concerns without the fear or retaliation.
CB&I are also faced with a large commercial workforce and a lack of talent pool of skilled nuclear work force. CB&I will need to educate and mentor the new work force entering the project on the paper work requirements that comes with constructing a nuclear power plant. Workers will have to understand their paperwork and the requirements that drive the procedures to performed basic construction activities. CB&I will need to drive process and procedures until the work force understands the requirements. CB&I not following along with the proposed training requirements to foster a nuclear culture environment along with not educating a work force to be procedurally driven, CB&I could face consequences in forms of fines, corrective actions reports, and non-conformance reports that brings a lack of confidence from the client and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Prioritization of Training Goals and Business Objectives
It is recommended that CB&I align the training prioritization with the business objectives and the construction schedule to determine where the training budget and resources should be placed. Depending on contractual agreements,...