FAC Integration Project Manager
I joined BAS as a computer support engineer back in 1995. During my 6 years in this role, I spent time at Signy, Rothera, Halley installing various computing and network systems including Cat 5 and fibre optic cabling. Also spent time supporting science cruises on the JCR.
I then overwintered at Rothera twice as Communications Manager and Winter Base Commander (old speak for Station Leader). A year on South Georgia as Base Commander at King Edward Point. 5 years as Field Operations Manager planning and delivering the field science, working with world class scientists, tasking aircraft movements, and recruiting mountaineers etc.
1.5 years as Quality Assurance manager in the air unit, lots of red tape.
Then left BAS for a couple of years, then came back as Project Manager for the science and IT equipment for the RRS Sir David Attenborough (SDA). I worked on several containerised laboratory solutions for the SDA.
Worked on the tail end of the Air2020 project, kickstarted and completed the runway lighting and resurfacing designs then handed over to the wider project team for construction.
I’m now Integration Project Manager for the Future Aircraft Capability (FAC). This will deliver a replacement aircraft for the Dash 7. My job is all about the smooth integration from the Dash 7 to the new aircraft and ensuring everything is in place to support it.
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