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A Day in the Life of – a Project Engineer, Hoang Tran at Direct Line Global

Hoang Tran has worked at Direct Line Global for almost 10 years and as Project Engineer for the last 3 years. Here are some facts to know about Hoang Tran and what’s a day in the life of a Project Engineer working at Direct Line.

Hoang is responsible for ensuring the quality of work completed on various projects. He works closely with our clients, consultants, and other employees to ensure that projects are completed on time and according to specifications. Let’s hear from him directly about what it feels like to work at Direct Line Global and what skills are needed to excel in Project engineering.

“I like to get in early so that I have a jump on things. First, I start doing the basic email/voicemail check to ensure there weren’t any burning fires. Then, usually put together a “to-do” list each day. That usually comes out of what I’ve planned for the week.

I’ll meet with each Project Team to get an idea of where they are and whichever deliverable, we’re putting out this week or next. I’ll also get the status of each of the internal Project Teams. During the day, I must constantly resolve issues that come up. Those meetings can go on for hours, depending on how many of them I must do. But, on the other hand, they can also be swift, depending on the stage you’re at in the project.

After those meetings, I usually go to the job site to answer any technical questions my team might have for me. Then, if the job requires me to travel, I will travel to meet our customers and support the build.”

Tell us about your career path in Direct Line Global. What kind of education and/or training did your career require?

“I have been with Direct Line Global for approximately 10 years plus, and I must say that it has been one of the most exciting times in my career. I joined as there was an opportunity for growth in this company. I love that I get to travel for Direct Line Global and be a part of technology innovation. I also love seeing our customers happy when they see our finished product. One of the best things about working at Direct Line Global is how friendly and welcoming everyone is. The office culture is very relaxed, and we are all open to new ideas. There’s always someone willing to help you out when you need it or give advice on your projects, which makes it easy to learn new skills and grow as an engineer.

I also love that the company trusts us enough with our professional skills and the responsibility for managing them effectively! I currently have my OSHA30 and FOA, and I will soon get my LBA license in Oregon.

Working with different personalities, cultures, and languages can be challenging. There are many different personalities, but we do our best to ensure everyone feels welcome and comfortable at work. Project engineering is all about getting things done. As a project engineer, you can work on projects that have a measurable impact on the world. The skills you learn and the experience you gain during your time as a project engineer can set you up for success in any career path that interests you. You’ll also be building relationships with some of the most talented people in our field — people who will help support and promote your career as it moves forward.”

If you could give one piece of career advice, what would it be?

“If you want to work in project engineering and you want to be successful at it, then there are a few things I would recommend, make sure you have the right experience and education.

Project engineering is a challenging work, but it can also be gratifying; if you approach each day with an open mind, then success will come naturally for everyone involved in the project. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or discuss ideas with others on your team! But most importantly: stay positive!”


Do you have a favorite quote(s) that guides you?

“Do your best and don’t look at it as a Job, But as a Career.”

“No matter what you do, always do your best, and it will work out in the end.”

If you want to be a star, make sure you’re the brightest!!!

What are your interests outside of work?

I like photography and spending time with my kids.

Lastly a Fun Fact about you!

Something you probably don’t know about me is that I fear flying as much as I travel.