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DINARA HAS BEEN WORKING WITH PETROFAC FOR MORE THAN NINE YEARS. SHE SAYS THAT EVERYONE WORKED WELL TOGETHER AS ONE TEAM
Al Taweelah… is my second major project with Petrofac. I joined this project in June 2015; I can’t believe it has been four years already. Before this I was a Document Control Senior, based on site for the Turkmenistan Galkynysh gas field, for nearly three years.
My role… is Field Document Management Lead, and I’m responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and management of documents. Large projects like Al Taweelah generate a huge volume of site documentation such as quality control records, engineering documents and material test certificates. The DCC team supports the Field Engineering and Construction team to get all the required data on time. So we control the numbering, sorting, filing, storing and retrieval of both electronic and hard copy documents produced by technical teams and project departments.
As a joint venture… each company brought its own company culture, policies and work procedures to the project. It was interesting to learn and compare our processes, and the working environment was very friendly.
I carried out… training for Bechtel’s document management software, which was a personal highlight for me. This is used to review vendor and subcontractor submittals/deliverables for the project. There are a lot of benefits from using this software – there is less paperwork and every comment is trackable on the system. Every employee on the project who was involved in reviewing documents attended this training and was shown how to use the software.
What I learned… from this project is that every employee is an asset. A lot of effort was put into our learning and development; there was training on ethics, and site tours were also organised by the management for all employees to show everyone what we were working on and what stage the project was at. Everything was very transparent.
I’ve got a lot of friends… from all over the world. We shared good moments at work and outside of work. There was an employee recognition programme ATA plus+, where employees would thank other employees for their hard work and help; I was honoured to be acknowledged three times throughout the project. Mark Cowley and my Bechtel supervisor were a big support too.
My plan B… was to be a teacher. I have a diploma in teaching, and taught Kazakh and Arabic languages in Kazakhstan for three years. In the future, I’d like to have a school.
“Each company brought its own culture, policies and work procedures to the project.”
WORDS CHRISTINA McPHERSON
IMAGES NEVILLE HOPWOOD
PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2019