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Settling In

Thursday 6th February, 2020

Pete has joined NESL looking for new challenges.  His previous role was as a Project Engineer and Manager in the Heavy Lift industry, working across the UK and Scandinavia in Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Network Rail fields.  He has previously worked as a proposal engineer, project manager as well as a land surveyor and software engineer.  He has a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Mechatronics and has a passion for Robotics.

Pete has joined NESL in order to help grow the business by adding capacity to enable responses to enquiries and operations.  He will also assist in several upcoming development projects.

Pete writes:

It genuinely feels like I have learnt more in the first month here than in a year in my previous role.  I have enjoyed the challenge and being stretched in these ways.

In the first few days I explored the workshop and was introduced to the tendering processes.  I met highly-experienced and knowledgeable suppliers and got to grips with ordering parts and components for live installation projects.

Straight away I have been made to feel a part of the team.  My questions and contributions have been encouraged and welcomed.  I was involved in the sketching out of a design of structural elements for the supporting structures on a live project.  Elsewhere I was happy to be able to use my experience in specifying and sourcing a lifting beam fabricator and installer for an upcoming tender submission.

I have spent time shadowing estimator and supervisor Paul Haggan to site and client meetings.  It has reinforced my understanding of the value of discussing in the field and in person the specific needs of clients and stakeholders.  I saw first-hand the added value NESL bring to projects in collaboration with suppliers and technical partners.  Clients look to NESL for their knowledge, reliability, quality and flexibility, together with their smart, practical approach to solving problems.  

Working with Paul on-site making adaptations to a previous installation gave me insight into the varied technical challenges NESL meet successfully.  Of note to me is the direct link and open style of communication with site technicians which allowed projects to develop and progress at pace.

Back in the office I have been kept informed of the ongoing development projects and future business plans.  These opportunities are gathering pace and are moving out of the planning phase into site works. It is a very interesting time to be involved and I look forward to contributing more fully to the projects to support the successful outcomes.

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