We’re more O&M than you might think!
Stuart Gregg, Operations Manager
When I told people I was joining Amec Foster Wheeler, they couldn’t believe it. They asked why I was joining an engineering company when I was an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) guy. What they didn’t realise was that whilst Amec Foster Wheeler was well known for its engineering and projects capability, it’s a company that undertakes a lot of O&M, and has seen a real growth in its portfolio.
Let’s go back a few years when Amec Foster Wheeler’s UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) business portfolio was reflective of its leading position in brownfield and engineering modifications. The company had a couple of O&M contracts (BP – Forties Pipeline System and Shell’s ONEgas) but the majority of its work focused on engineering and construction (E&C). I would never have thought of them as a company I would join for the next step in my career.
But I did my homework and joined Amec Foster Wheeler because of where the company was going. Today, our work on the UKCS is a much more balanced picture, with a real increase in the number of O&M contracts we have won:
One of the things that attracted me to Amec Foster Wheeler was the personal and professional development on offer. As a company that invests in its people, Amec Foster Wheeler prides itself on its ability to offer exciting development opportunities through the Academy, our development platform, as well as challenging work, mobility opportunities, fostering a culture where people can succeed and excel. Having a diverse portfolio of opportunities, across O&M, E&C (Asset Support), brownfield projects, hook-up and commissioning and late life & decommissioning, allows the company to do just that. And I am only talking about one key market of three we operate in.
We are actively looking for O&M skilled professionals to support our range of contracts and, having made the move myself, I would encourage anyone interested in doing so to visit our website and register their details. careers.amecfw.com/offshore-jobs
Meet the blogger
Stuart is an Operations Manager for Amec Foster Wheeler in Aberdeen, responsible for asset support and late life and decommissioning delivery. He has over 20 years experience in O&M, including 13 years spent working for two major oil operators in a number of senior roles. Holding roles such as Maintenance Manager and Asset Manager brings a wealth of O&M experience, leadership and problem solving ability which has shaped Stuart’s lean mindset and attitude to O&M delivery. Using this mindset, Stuart is focused on integrating new techniques and technology into Amec Foster Wheeler’s O&M delivery in an efficient manner that sustains top level performance.