Joined 2019, Australia – My journey at Lightsource bp started following a ten-year tenure with a tier one construction company here in Australia. To be honest I found the thought of moving quite daunting at first as I had only worked for two different construction companies in the past twenty years (I’m a creature of habit and find changing jobs challenging), but this opportunity was exactly what I was looking for! It was a Construction Management role with a developer (renewable energy was an added bonus) and I would be finally managing the principal contractors/EPCs as opposed to working for them.
I must say it has certainly not been a disappointment. From the moment I started in the head office in Sydney I was made to feel an important part of the Lightsource bp team. Within a day of starting, I knew that I made the right decision, and I would have the full support of my colleagues thus making my role so much easier.
As a Construction Manager my daily role involves inspecting the quality of construction, understanding, and advising on methodologies/procedures, ensuring scheduled targets are maintained via the correct means and reporting on the status of these targets. On top of this I coordinate auditing, and record findings for lessons learnt into the future. The auditing process helps improve the safety of our sites for future projects, which helps us improve our construction process with every project. Most importantly I ensure that every individual working on these projects is completing their tasks in the safest possible way so they can safely return home to their family following each shift.
I’m also responsible for making sure that every solar site upholds our commitment to safe and ethical solar. I really enjoy the communication aspects of the role too, discussing plans with our project neighbours, grid operators and supply partners. The projects can be challenging but with the wealth of knowledge and support from the Australian team I look forward to a long career here at Lightsource bp. We’re not just making a difference, we’re doing it the right way.
Tim Lambert, Site Manager, Australia
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