OUR EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE
Men and women make the difference at Cap Ingelec and are at the heart of our company’s success! Below, our employees share their experience and passion for their chosen trades and careers.
Guillaume MARSAT, Works Supervisor
Maxime STROZIK, HSE Engineer
Antonio RIOS, Managing Director CAP DC España
Joel DELEPINE, Project Manager
Karim MOHAMED, Works Supervisor
Matthieu CALES, Managing Director Cap Ingelec
Audrey CHESNEAU, Manager of Large Projects
Sylvain VAUDOU, BIM Manager
“The idea is both to anticipate and to be reactive.”
At least 50% of my working time is spent on safety issues, which shows how important this is to Cap Ingelec, which makes it an absolute property. I use our site booklet to review the situation with the companies when they arrive, insisting on their safety obligations and the amenities of the base. I also organise safety meetings to remind them of certain rules, such as PPE and work at height. I also update the zoning plan in order to better manage the co-active tasks that are potentially more accident-prone. The idea is both to anticipate and to be reactive.
“We have a very efficient French-Spanish team!”
After graduating from Centrale Marseille, I began my career in the “Oil & Gas Offshore” sector. In this context, I held several positions from planning large projects to the installation of deepwater structures off Nigeria. I then moved to Spain and completely switched sectors by joining CAP DC España in 2020 as a Quantity Surveyor on the DATA4 project. This project and especially the team allowed me to learn the technical aspects of data center construction and led me to the position of Project Manager. My first mission as Project Manager is to lead the team to deliver the project on time, on budget, with the required quality and above all without incident. I am therefore in charge of managing the team, the planning and the costs as well as the communication with the client according to Cap Ingelec’s standards.
“A SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION”
Audrey illustrates the kind of skills growth typical of the young engineers we hire. Having graduated from l’Ecole des Mines de Nantes in 2015, she joined Cap Ingelec in October 2016 after responding to a job advertisement. She worked at the Paris branch as an HVAC engineer in charge of various studies for the design of industrial buildings and datacenters. ”I took the integration program for young engineers, with training sessions alternatively held at the Bordeaux and Paris branches. This helped me to become familiar with the business and managerial aspects of projects and teams”. She acknowledges that she advanced rapidly within the company. “I took the 8-month integration program for young engineers with training sessions alternatively held in the Bordeaux and Paris branches. I was assisted by the Nantes Branch Supervisor. It was great because it helped me to quickly increase my skills and to take on new responsibilities” emphasized this avid handball player who was trained for effective teamwork. She found other interests during this integration period. “This help me to become familiar with Cap Ingelec’s know-how, methods and values, especially their serious commitment”.
« I have a support role to enable the teams to operate in the best possible working conditions »
“I appreciate the fact that Cap Ingelec gives itself the means to succeed by giving its employees the possibility of being a force for proposal in a concern for continuous improvement”. With 11 years of experience and hundreds of sites followed to his credit, the young man assumes the responsibility of a plural mission which today takes on a particular resonance. Historically, Cap Ingelec has endeavoured to comply with the strong safety culture of its clients, who initially operated in the civil aviation and industrial sectors. “Our action consists of going beyond the regulatory aspect, by explaining and showing how prevention is a factor in human and economic performance. To do this, we are setting up processes to encourage feedback from the field. To this end, I can take part in site meetings when necessary, lead a working group to improve site information, optimise individual and collective protection or think about better waste management, storage and cleaning. But this is always done in interaction with my internal colleagues and external stakeholders. My logic is twofold: to improve the quality of life at work as much as possible and never to lose sight of the ultimate goal of our action: to avoid accidents!”
“REAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROMOTION”
Arriving at Cap Ingelec at the end of his academic studies, Mickaël experienced good professional progress. After being initiated at the Bordeaux branch, he joined the datacenter activity as a quality assurance project engineer then became a Large Project Manager. This quick progress followed responsibility for a complex project. ”This promotion has been very gratifying for me. It’s the result of all the hard work I’ve done since I joined Cap Ingelec. As a young engineer, I always knew that Cap Ingelec was the best school to learn the realities of our profession and to quickly be assigned responsible positions”.
“A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ROLE IN ALL PROJECTS”
“I joined Cap Ingelec in October 2019 due to its entrepreneurial spirit, its family-dimension and its position as a leader of complex projects”. My missions are divided between purchasing operations and functions. In terms of operational activities, I ensure sourcing, consultations, negotiations and contractualization of our turn-key projects in concert with my team of assistants. My role is as important as it is diverse, and it allows me to create partnerships with our various sub-contractors and suppliers. The objective is to establish a network of partners who can help complete many different projects and capitalize on each project to ensure the success of the next.
“A RECOGNISED EXPERTISE”
“Since 2022, I have been in charge of development and engagement within the Critical Infrastructure. I am in charge of the commercial approach to identify new customers and projects, which meet the objectives defined by the DAS. This requires us to be very attentive to our customers’ needs so that our offer meets these expectations in every respect. What is exciting is to attract customers by highlighting our skills, our know-how and our high added value to accompany them from design to implementation.
“I APPRECIATED THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM”
Thanks to the internal training program for young engineering graduates, our company is able to attract quality people like Sarah. ”I was drawn by Cap Ingelec’s activities as well as its training program for young engineers. This program constitutes a great transition between school and career responsibility because this doesn’t happen overnight” the young lady, conscious of the high demands of professional life, explained. ”Our mentors have extensive experience but also the ability to teach and share their technical know-how, I learned a lot about quality business relations through the various educational meetings”.