There is a lot of social media focus on Soilfix and the projects that we are working on, but none of this would be possible without our valued employees. From pumping injection wells in the cold to recording waste tickets from the comfort of a warm office, every employee plays a vital and valuable role. The ‘Employee Spotlight’ series introduces you to our staff and in turn, gives a round of literary applause to each. We continue this series for December with;
Assistant Project Manager
- Briefly describe how you spend your day.
I’m either usually working from the Soilfix office in Bristol or out at one of the Soilfix sites, managing the timely and efficient delivery of our projects. I also support our project and tendering teams with surveying work and volumetric analysis.
- What is the best thing about your job?
Completing a final site walkover before handing over the site to our client. It’s a great opportunity to take a moment and reflect on the works we’ve successfully completed.
- What is the best thing about working for Soilfix?
The inclusive and supportive culture
- Proudest moment so far working for Soilfix?
Being accepted onto the CL:AIRE Technical Resource Group as an Early Career Practitioner
- What do you like to do outside of work?
Triathlons / endurance events and playing long expansive boardgames with friends (Lot of love for Twilight Imperium currently)
- What inspires you?
Competitions like the James Dyson awards are always a very inspiring read about the new inventions very talented people have developed.
I also personally find sporting stories such as Tim Don – The man with the Halo very inspirational, showing the physical and mental tenacity
that can be harnessed in the face of adversity.
- Fill in the blank: I once met ….
Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams whilst open water swimming
- If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Ski – something I’ve never got around to trying but would really love to have a go at.
- What’s your Monday morning ‘motivational shower song’?
Kasabian – Club foot, Faithless – We come 1 or Prodigy – Breathe. Any of these will get you going on a Monday morning!
- What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession
Small steps facilitate larger successes. I think this a great advice for multiple aspects, from continued professional development all the way through to finding solutions to the current global sustainability crisis. Just because a step we plan to or do take appears small in the context of a wider path or problem, that doesn’t make it insignificant or unworthy of trying to complete. It is still getting us closer to where we want to or need to be.