What does your role involve?
I am the site manager for Monadelphous rope access maintenance team out at Rio Tinto’s Yarwun facility. My role involves day to day management of the site, promoting Monadelphous leading the safe way behaviours, labour forecasting, execution planning, KPI tracking, stakeholder and client engagement as well as other project management duties. No day is the same as the management team are often asked to overcome new challenges.
In my role it is important to ensure that the standard of safety starts from the top, therefore I ensure that both myself and the rest of the team are being involved in daily safety interaction. We will go to individual groups and perform daily safety interactions to ensure the crews are working safely as well as check if there is anything the crew requires from the management team.
What are some of the highlights or interests of your career?
The best thing about my career so far with Monadelphous is that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a few different sites. Since coming aboard as part of the vacation program I have worked in Brisbane, Mackay, Blackwater, PNG and now Gladstone. Each of these job rotations has allowed me to meet new people as well as learn different things from different mentors. This has allowed me to develop into the leader I am today.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
My favourite part of the job is being able to work with the leadership team to ensure we are setting up the blue-collar work force for success. We are often brainstorming ways to try increase quality safety and efficiency during the execution phase. It’s very rewarding when you determine a new system to put in place and see it work effectively within the work groups.
I also really enjoy how many different people I get to interact with daily. Whether blue collar, white collar or the client everyone has different experience and different knowledge they can pass on to me. It means I am constantly learning and developing within my role.
Do you have any advice for other students?
Monadelphous are a company that will give you all the opportunities you ask for. Don’t be shy, ask plenty of questions and don’t be afraid to take a few leaps. I decided to pack up from Brisbane and move to Gladstone with Monadelphous and it was the best decision I’ve made. There are a lot of people with plenty of experience within the company, take the time to ask them questions and develop yourself from their answers.