Assistant Facilities Engineer
I work in the British Antarctic Survey Estates office alongside the Head of Polar Estates, Head of Antarctic Buildings and Services, Facilities Engineers for the BAS Cambridge Sight and Antarctic Station; Rothera, Halley and the Antarctic Islands Stations of Signy (South Orkney) Bird Island and King Edward Point ( South Georgia). Together we manage and maintain the BAS Estates Infrastructure.
To meet the operational requirements for the end users I work closely with the Facilities Engineers to provide technical oversight, guidance and supervision of the maintenance programme on all stations.
BAS is overhauling and updating their Asset Management capabilities as part of an extensive infrastructure modernisation at their polar station and in the UK. I am the Estate Team lead for coordinating the development of the new Asset Registers, Planning, Implementation and management of the Maintenance Management Programme (PPM) for all stations and reviewing the estates operating processes and procedures in line with ISO9001, ISO14001, HASAWA, PUWER and COSHH.
I am also charged with defining AIR processes and procedures for the OPEX phase of BIM level 2 in order to deliver a system into operation in a way that it can be supported, managed and maintained going forward in an operational environment.
I represent the Estates Team as an Innovation Champion providing a link between the Directorate for Innovation and our team. The aim is to identify both internal and external opportunities to help improve Estate Management capabilities which best suit the requirement of the end user across BAS.
Aurora Innovation Centre – British Antarctic Survey
Aurora aims to generate new academic, business and policy partnerships that focus on excellent research and entrepreneurial activity in the areas of climate change, environmental stewardship and technologies for challenging environments. We also develop partnerships with individuals, academics and businesses who share our values, and whose expertise and interests complement ours.
Asset Management restructure (Estates)
Maintenance Management restructure (Estates)
Quality Management Implementation (Estates)
Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Compliance