For those individuals consolidating a career or wanting to capitalise on their expertise, it’s important to consider what drives and motivates you to the next opportunity. Whilst high rates can often be the lure that initially grabs our attention, other factors such as career advancement, training and development, and simply how one fits culturally within an organisation will also come into play.
Bayside Personnel has been recruiting within the engineering field for over thirty years. With a team of consultants who have specialist experience, Bayside Personnel partners with engineering professionals throughout their career.
“Roles that allow you to expand your skills or accelerate your career progression, and projects that provide opportunity for advancement are important to consider when deciding on your next career move,” says Bayside Personnel General Manager Sean Blanche.
“It is important to take a strategic approach to managing your career; simply chasing high rates is generally not enough. Those professionals who progress in their career have often chosen a varied path and continue to develop professionally, acquiring additional skills as they move between contracts.”Article continues below…
So true of Adrian van der Horst, a senior pipeline engineer who was placed by Bayside Personnel on two gas transmission pipeline projects in Brisbane. After graduating with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering, Mr van der Horst began his career as a Graduate Applications Engineer where he consolidated his knowledge around instrumentation and control valve design. He has since moved on to develop niche skills around facets of pipeline and mechanical engineering, specifically pipe stress analysis, and is now involved in safety management studies and pipeline design. Mr van der Horst first partnered with Bayside Personnel in 2007, when he worked on the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline Project.
“Since first meeting Adrian, he has continued to extend his learning and skill base when engaged on various projects, making him more attractive to companies seeking professionals for major ventures,” comments Mr Blanche.
“My last few contracts have concentrated on pipeline developments and Bayside has really worked with me to get on board some exciting projects,” says Mr van der Horst.
“Developing and expanding my skills, particularly over the last seven years, and consolidating my experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry while working on large gas pipeline projects, have now led to a senior role.”
With expertise in engineering recruitment, Bayside Personnel was acknowledged at the recent Recruitment and Consulting Services Association Awards in May, with Mr Blanche receiving the Young Recruitment Professional Award 2012. Mr Blanche, who comes from an engineering background, acknowledges the hard work of his entire team in delivering quality services to both candidates and clients alike.
Bayside Personnel assists businesses in attracting and retaining pipeline professionals across Australia and the Middle East. With an engineering and technical focus, Bayside Personnel recruits construction professionals, pipeline engineers, consultants, project managers and government regulation staff to the pipeline industry.