Given that he’s been an integral part of the Lithon team for more than a decade, it’s rather fitting that George Uusiku’s friends nicknamed him ‘Lithon Guy’ on the day he received his job offer. We chatted to him recently to find out what his average day looks like, what he appreciates about Lithon’s culture, and what he’s most grateful for in 2022.
Being on the frontline of development and creating infrastructure that improves people’s lives.
I was looking for a new opportunity in 2011 and spent most days calling engineering firms from a payphone. Fortunately, I managed to secure a meeting with Martin van de Merwe in Lithon’s civil engineering department – it must have been my lucky day! After completing an aptitude test, I received an offer letter – and boom, I was a Lithon employee! Of course, I had a big celebration with my friends, including Golden Siteketa and the late David Shimbome who nicknamed me ‘Lithon Guy’.
I appreciate Lithon’s cultural diversity. While we’re a group of people from very different backgrounds, we share a common goal.
I focus mainly on design and project management.
I start my day with coffee to energise myself and then go through my emails and attend to queries. Next, I look at my projects to see if information is required or if drawings need to be prepared. I spend most of my time out of the office, doing site supervision.
I pay a lot of attention to detail.
Starting a family – I’m so grateful that we welcomed baby Irene this year.
Staying connected with our clients. I’m happy that we’ve built great relationships.
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