For 18 years, Brett has been a valuable member of UGL, finding fulfillment in his position as a manager within the fuels and energy business. Through his dedicated efforts, he has successfully assisted clients in meeting their objectives in a timely and secure manner.
What skills have you developed in your time at UGL?
“When I started as an engineer, my knowledge was mechanical engineering principles, since then, I have developed skills in asset management that includes asset management systems, the lifecycle and replacement of assets. Now I am able to call myself an asset management specialist.”
What are some of the projects you have been part of at UGL?
“My first contract was an upgrade to a major refinery, second contract was an oil and gas plant in Moonbah for three years, it was great because you got to see a lot of their satellite stations in Belara in NSW. On that project, they drilled the oil and a number of wells in the Cooper Basin and offshore. They would bring the oil and gas into Moonbah and separate it and send the gas to various places in Adelaide.
“I spent another year at Whyalla doing an upgrade to the Point Bonython site to increase the capacity processing plant. After that I moved back to Victoria on various projects that included two major shutdowns. At the time there were up to 600 people on site over a two-month period.
“Currently I am part of the project for a client’s fuel terminals. There are over 20 fuel terminals across the country, I have been on this contract for 7 years. Long term contracts are the key to my background and that’s what maintenance is all about.”
What advice would you give someone starting with UGL?
“Keep putting your hand up, keep searching for new opportunities, don’t wait for the opportunity to come to you. You can go as far as you want in this company, you just have to challenge yourself.”