Please introduce yourself, give your job title and explain in a few sentences what you do?
Jason Clark CQP MCQI, Quality Manager, joined the River Humber Gas Pipeline Replacement Project in July 2018. I am responsible for supporting the project through the development and the implementation of the Project Quality Management System.
What industry do you work for and how long have you been in it?
I have over 20+ years’ experience in Oil and Gas Production, Oil and Gas Transmission, Oil and Energy, Pipeline and Subsea Controls both in the UK and Overseas working with Shell UK, Conoco Phillips, National Grid and Aker Solutions to name a few.
What attracted you to your industry and what do you envisage it will look like in a decade?
I worked in the motor services industry from the age of 11, serving my apprenticeship as a mechanic, after which I looked for a new challenge. The energy industry continues to evolve and new technology is being introduced, but the industry will still be around. Oil and gas will be needed for the next 30+ years and that will see me personally through to retirement!
What is the biggest challenge of your job?
The main focus of my role is ensuring that “quality” remains at the forefront to ensure the successful delivery of the project. That involves managing multiple parties at both sites north and south of the river.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Ensuring that the visions and values of the project are fulfilled, interacting with others and problem solving.
What would you advise someone who wants to join the industry?
Work extremely hard, be conscientious, remain professional, dedicated and respect your colleagues.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute, motivated, focused, and passionate about delivering “Quality” results.
What qualities make someone stand out in your industry?
Thorough subject knowledge, ability to use good judgement to make decisions, influencing people, coaching and mentoring fellow colleagues and willingness to provide honest feedback in a helpful way.
Do you need a university degree to do well?
In my opinion, academic qualifications are important, however, if you have the experience and professional recognition then the university degree is less so. Moreover, the most important attributes to any business or project is performing and delivering in your role.