My job is to understand the cable laying requirements and prepare technical proposal along with the costing and detail documentation for cable installation both on land and sea. I am responsible to interpret all kinds of different weather, soil and sea data in order to propose the suitable cable installation plan and methodology.
Eventually it involves preparing a cost effective installation solution that fulfils the customer needs and make us win the project.
My ideal day can consist of various tasks. I need to read and understands numerous documents on cable installation requirements. Sometimes I am at the potential installation sites to understand the installation feasibility or to negotiate with subcontractors. I also have to present our proposal to the customers and answer any queries they might have.
I grew up in a North-Eastern part of India, in a beautiful city called Lucknow, where I graduated from my High school. I was always fascinated by the idea of studying abroad and experiencing different cultures and their way of life, so I decided to move to Australia for my Bachelors. I always had a passion for engineering. As a child, I loved pulling things apart and trying my best to put it back together (failed many times though). Hoping that engineering might be able to teach me those skills, I embarked on this journey to Melbourne with a more hands on course in engineering, which was a certificate III in Mechanical Manufacturing. My hunger for learning did not stop, therefore, I went on my voyage to a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. I was also fortunate enough to gain a complete year of professional experience from my internship in Energy Auditing.
I have been with Prysmian Group for about two and a half years. I joined Prysmian Graduate Program in Sydney. My first year was entirely based in Sydney, and it involved working in various departments to understand the overall work flow and to get a complete picture and understanding about the work Prysmian does. Then for my 2 year international assignment I was sent to Milan, Italy to work on the EPC project.
Yes. I think university equipped me with the skills and the right attitude to be learning at work, and being responsible. So to succeed in my role, you need to have a proactive and inquisitive attitude, good listening, resilience and a genuine interest.
My role requires meeting tremendously tight deadlines, where I am pushed to the limits in order to deliver the results. This is what makes it interesting, as I have to step outside my comfort zone consequentially gaining better results. Looking back at it, I certainly feel more satisfied.
My current role requires commitment as the work load can be enormous at times. There are times where I have to spend my weekends staying in touch with the customers and visiting sites. The biggest limitation in this role is that you cannot establish your niche in a particular place or role as you have to handle a lot at the same time. This can be writing technical documents just envisaging solutions. I also have to Prepare and manage piles of documents to update and re-updating them at all the tender submission stages.