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Dragados Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Dragados has been dredging up heavy construction business as the leading subsidiary of Spanish contracting giant ACS. One of the largest general contractors in the country, the company has expertise in heavy construction, notably in infrastructure projects such as highways ... Read more

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    ACS/Miller selected as team for 427 expansion

    toronto - ontario has announced the selection of link 427 as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain its highway 427 expansion project set for vaughan, ont.

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    NY transit agency narrows contractor field for $2B LIRR expansion

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and the New York State Department of Transportation have released the list of construction teams qualified to submit bids on a $2 billion third track for the LIRR, according to Railway Age. The list of qualified bidders for the LIRR project includes: 3rd Track Constructors (John P.

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Dragados – Why Work For Us?


Our Group

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.

Career

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.



Mission

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.

Values

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:

Dragados USA offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Maternity Benefits
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paternity Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Short Term Disability
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
Let Dragados USA Invest in Your Education

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.

College Recruiting

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.

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    Work is interesting and important, people are great to work with, good benefits, salary

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    Culture is employer oriented, top down management

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Dragados (Seattle, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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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