Eoin is a Service Line Manager – Inventory Optimisation, based in Brisbane. Originally from Edinburgh, he has lived in Australia for 20 years and has worked for Petrofac for eight and a half years.
I have lived in Australia since 1999. I moved out to Australia on a holiday visa and have put my roots down in Brisbane. Before Petrofac, I worked for a major engine manufacturer MTU/Detroit Diesel for 11 years in various inventory, supply chain, logistics and planning roles.
I joined Petrofac when the Brisbane office opened. Petrofac secured a large project with QGC and I was one of the first people to join. From there Petrofac has expanded, opened an office in Perth and broadened our scope of services. I work in the Asset management group providing consulting and technical advice – I look after the inventory optimisation team and we have staff in Australia, the UAE and UK.
Before Covid-19, I travelled a lot both in Australia and overseas. I have been fortunate enough to work with clients in Oman, Azerbaijan, Alaska and Trinidad and our offices around the globe. I am currently working on several Australian projects and supporting projects globally. Since Covid-19, I’ve been working from home, my dog Rosie thinks it is marvellous! A typical day for me involves working with Australian clients during the day, and the UAE and UK as they come online.
I think two major drivers that will continue to shape the asset management space are: the drive for efficiency and move to digital. There is the drive for efficiency to deliver more for less; this has been propelled by new technology, improved processes and market competition. The move to digital and AI will revolutionise how we work. Previously, information about equipment and inventory was stored in thousands of documents, which involved a lot of manual extraction. We are moving into a space where data about equipment and materials is structured, accessible and can be linked to our asset management tools.
My proudest moment was winning the INPEX project in 2015. The global Petrofac team pulled together to win this massive contract. I particularly enjoy greenfield projects, working with a team to set up a project, and the camaraderie of the project group.
Brisbane is a great city to live in, it’s subtropical with an outdoors lifestyle. When I am not working, I spend time with my family – weekend taxi and hockey training for my daughters! I also enjoy running, parkrun (pre-Covid), and trail and road running on the weekend.
“There is the drive for efficiency to deliver more for less; this has been propelled by new technology, improved processes and market competition.”
WORDS CHRISTINA McPHERSON
PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2020