Stacey’s career growth excels at UGL
Starting in 2020 as an onsite payroll officer, Stacey Stevenson advanced her career to become a project lead for power station shutdowns, enriching her learning path.
What has been your journey at UGL?
“I started as a payroll officer for the shutdowns at Stanwell Power Station, Tarong Power Station and Tarong North Power Station. I was only 12 months into my UGL journey when I stepped up to the role of a procurement and logistic officer, a further 18 months on, I moved into my current role as a Project Lead at Callide Power Station Cooling Tower rebuild.”
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What motivated you to change roles?
“It wasn’t a conscious decision, I was looking for more to do.
“Once I worked out how to run the payroll structure smoothly, I was looking for additional work. I put my hand up to help others where I could, so I started working with a scheduler to make sure the percentage updates were being completed. This involves supervisors and their time sheets, whether it is hours, adding percentage, adding variations into their time sheets. I wanted to add value to myself by helping in different areas. Then when the procurement role came available, I was approached to step into the position, it was perfect timing.”
What key aspects have helped you in your role?
“I just jumped in and started working on what was required.
“I began looking at the Total Cost Estimate systems to understand where things were at, what had been ordered, what had not been ordered, what I needed to get quoted. I learnt a lot about our tool store and plant equipment. To understand what tools the supervisors were wanting, I would ask “How do you use that item?” This helped provide clear communication for both parties and I could equip the team with the right tool. It was a good learning curve I have put into practice.”
Have you been a mentor or been mentored in your time at UGL?
“I have been mentored by my project manager and superintendents; they are always helpful by guiding me in my role. I have also reciprocated by being a mentor, in my previous role I was working with a colleague helping to show the ropes. I felt encouraged as I was helping a young lady grow into her role within UGL.”
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What advice would you give to someone starting at UGL?
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if you think it’s a dumb question. You are going to get more information by asking those questions.”