Do you find your job exciting?
It is a challenging, fast-paced role that keeps you busy no matter what. It is equally client facing and internal facing. I could be looking at the more traditional oil and gas prospect one day, and the next I am busy with a new energies prospect. I can’t describe a ‘typical working day’, which is brilliant and is the best way to define how exciting the role is.
Can you identify a highlight from your career at Petrofac so far?
When I joined the Petrofac Graduate Programme, I was told about the importance of mobility. Taking a role in a different country, on a different continent, you would expect this to be a very difficult process, but even with Covid-19, it was a smooth transition. It goes to show how flexible the Company is, and the ability to align your role and capabilities to your life. One of my highlights.
In what way do you think you add value to the business?
I like to think my role keeps the department going and my colleagues and I keep the Company active. We try to get as many projects as we can and if you don’t have any new projects, what would all the employees, with all their brilliant experience and technical capabilities do?
What career advice would you give to newcomers in our Company, and the wider industry?
Have confidence in yourself. Starting as a fresh graduate and interacting with people with 10-15 years of experience is not easy. You need to be able to show that you are confident and that you can support that confidence by ‘doing your homework’, of course. The support I got at Petrofac enabled me to build my confidence.