Colin Shields, 41, Valve specialist/PIM Relief product manager for Plant Integrity Management (PIM) shares his busy day
I usually wake up around 6am and check the television for the day’s headlines and grab a cup of tea at the same time. Living in the centre of Inverurie it usually takes me about 30 minutes to get into the office in Blackburn. I car pool with a colleague – we started a few years ago and is a really great remedy for a boring commute.
I arrive at the office around 7.15am. I like to get in a little earlier than the team and get a handle on my emails before the day gets started. I manage accounts for clients across the globe so I look through the priorities and sort through what needs to be replied to first thing. Currently we’re getting ready to launch a new version of our Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) software and so we have daily meetings with the software team to make sure that we’re on track and make sure each element is fully tested.