Dragados Group is one of the construction arms of the ACS Group. The ACS Group, ranked 4th overall on the 2013 ENR 250 Global Contractor List, operates in 68 countries, and has consistently been ranked by Public Works Financing (PWF) as the leading concession group in the world.
Founded in 1941, Dragados Group has unmatched international experience in infrastructure, bridge, highway, tunnel, dam and marine projects, and is a leader in alternative project delivery, including design-build projects for public and private owners. Dragados has built over 5,282 miles of highways, 3,107 miles of roads, 1,500 bridges, 840 miles of tunnels, 230 dams, 528 miles of railways, rail transit and numerous rail facilities, and airports.
Dragados has extended its world-wide presence, opening a new affiliate in Australia.
Dragados follows the strictest safety and quality standards on its construction sites and is certified ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14000 and OSHA 18000 company, and it is currently implementing ISO 31000.
Technical Services Division:
In addition to a Research and Development (R&D) department that fosters the development and usage of innovative construction methods and materials, Dragados has an in-house Technical/Engineering Services Division tasked with providing innovative solutions and incorporating into our new major and design-build projects the lessons learned throughout our extensive history.
Our success is the result of our dedication to project performance, quality and safety, our compliance with project schedule and cost requirements, and our commitment to reaching out and providing work opportunities to minorities and disadvantaged groups.
Welcome to Dragados, a worldwide leader in the construction industry with over 70 years of experience. Our success and future depend on acquiring, developing and retaining diverse and skilled talent. We believe that our company's achievement begins with great employees.
As a Dragados employee, you will become involved with infrastructure projects that will have a lasting impact on the economy and the communities we serve.
Build your future with us. Build your future at Dragados.
Our mission is to maintain our global leadership position through innovation and increased competitiveness and creating value for our clients. We are committed to attracting and maintaining the premier workforce throughout the construction industry. To meet the needs of our clients, we offer a diverse array of services built on continual innovation and creativity. Our work will meet the highest standards of business ethics, quality, safety and reliability, and our environmental goals will contine to exceed traditional expectations.
This worldwide mission also recognizes our fiduciary responsibility to increase operating and financial efficiency, returning value and profitability to our shareholders. This balance will ensure the stability of our expansion and growth throughout the world. It will also afford our employees an opportunity for personal advancement and professional growth, returning value in the long run to the Group and our local markets. Finally, our worldwide mission recognizes the increasingly interrelated and complex world where we operate and that our success is built on the long term sustainability of a vibrant and growing economy.
Our values are customer oriented and based on building solid long-term business relationships.
Our flexible and decentralized Group structure promotes employee responsibility and entrepreneurship, and it is a basic tool for maximizing value, creating a culture of excellence by offering the best services and products to our customers.
These values, which have been a part of the Group's culture since its foundation, were the cornerstone of our competitive advantages in the past and will continue to guide and foster our growth in the future.
Dragados USA offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:
Let Dragados USA Invest in Your Education
Dragados is committed to continuous learning for all our employees. We work hard to provide every opportunity available to our employees to continue to advance their skills and education. We create programs that develop and enrich our employees and prepare them for future roles and responsibilities within our company. In addition, we also provide tuition reimbursement and reimbursement for professional development.
Engineering Development Program
Dragados USA is dedicated to developing and retaining its top talent. The Engineering Development Program is a three (3) year plan for entry level engineers who are recent graduates. This program will expose each candidate with valuable professional experience. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s engineers, strengthen their understanding of the construction industry and prepare them for future projects.
Dragados USA offers entry level positions in the following core disciplines: Project Management, Field Supervision, Technical Services and Environmental Health & Safety. Career paths within Dragados USA, Inc. are determined by individual employee initiative, skill and available opportunity.
I have been working at Dragados full-time
Good stability, nice team of co-workers, and good pay and benefits
Unless you are open-minded to a foreign culture, the Spanish (from Spain) influence on the day-to-day business may seem a bit much
Advice to Management
Continue to find ways to make the company be less hierarchical
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Dragados (Seattle, WA) in June 2015.
This was one of the worst interviews I have ever had to get through, I'm glad I got the experience of how to muddle through a horrid interview but it was so bad, it was painful. Awkward HR manager really turned me off and made me decide I didn't want the job even before I met the person I was being considered to support. Not able to figure out how to validate parking, really unprofessional interview process, in the end not a desirable place to work in my opinion.
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