I want to be a project manager next year.
I belong to the Water Treatment Team of the Plant Division where design water treatment equipment used in water purification plants, water transmission plants, and sewage treatment plants. The clients I am in charge of are globalized, having
offices overseas, such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.
My project team members include Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, and Myanmarese, and communication is done in English. As I am not good at Japanese, this is a great environment for me, and I am grateful for it. We also work together with other teams, and some of our Japanese employees speak English, so communication is not a problem.
I think this is a company where I can take on various challenges to grow as an engineer. I want to take charge of a project as a project manager next year. I want to learn a lot from now on, as different projects have different ways of working. What I find most difficult is the Japanese language.
Fortunately, I can communicate in English with my team members, but I need to communicate in Japanese within the company. In such cases, I use a translation site to check the contents, but it is sometimes difficult because the translation is not always accurate in Japanese. I am living away from my family and friends in my home country and sometimes I feel lonely, but I can do my best because I enjoy working with people from different countries who are working at OKAMURA.