“When I came to Bechtel, I was a bit intimidated by the assertion of ‘doing it right the first time.’ However, with practice I came to understand that this is the best way to avoid unnecessary costs, comply with deadlines and demonstrate we are reliable.

Like any human being, I am not perfect. Therefore, if I feel it is necessary I will take a little more time to review my work before submitting it in order to minimize any possible errors. It works much better when my colleagues also share this point of view.

As with safety, this belief can certainly be employed in our personal lives. We can become better people and create a better society if we apply this philosophy every day.”

Andrea Oliva,
Technical Writer, Corporate Affairs, Santiago