High effort expected with little support or professional development
Gorgon Project Site Instrument Engineer (Former Employee) – Barrow Island WA – 14 December 2018
A typical day was full-on with continuous pressure to meet project milestones.
The project grieved from a lack of control in the pre-construction discipline/inter-discipline checks, vendor document reviews, and vendor/yard QA/QC inspections. Some basic installation designs and interfaces were flawed, requiring extensive site rework.
Management was siloed and resisted the team's recommendations for the practical work-a-rounds. Both staff and contract personnel were insecure in their positions.
The workplace culture was based on sound HSE policies, but somewhat lacking in practice. While teamwork was fostered, there individual ownership was lacking.
The most difficult part of the job was in meeting unachievable timelines, due to the large quantity of incomplete/faulty fab-yard work and the avoidable rework required for compliance with Company and statutory standards.
Landing at Perth airport was the most enjoyable part of the job.
The challenge and satisfaction of rectification.
Long hours and poor recognition of effort