Meet Cameron, our enthusiastic project engineer who has joined the SMS team in Inverkeithing. Cammy joins us fresh off the back of a graduate engineering scheme where he specialised in subsea engineering, and we caught up with him recently to get his thoughts on becoming part of our team.
Firstly Cammy, tell everyone about how your role and what excites you about working at Stone Marine Services?
A: As a project engineer, I’m really looking forward to working on every stage of a Stone Marine project, particularly regarding the MOD specialist vessels. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into these projects and have the opportunity to work closely and learn from the expert team here at Stone Marine Services.
Tell us a little bit about your previous experience and one career highlight to date?
A: I finished a graduate engineering scheme for Utility ROV Services that gave me great exposure to different engineering disciplines and gained excellent hands-on experience. My career highlight is getting the opportunity to go offshore for them on a North Sea Decommissioning project and fly the ROV. I’m a sucker for souvenirs and was able to take home some massive shells (unoccupied) that were recovered with the subsea mattresses.
And what is it about working in the marine industry that interests you?
A: The marine industry is one of the best examples of great historical engineering. To see what’s been made possible offshore is mindblowing. I find the designs out there in the marine industry so impressive. Once you look a little deeper (pun intended), you can see that this technology has been very cleverly designed and developed over decades. I got to see a lot of the old school industry from my grandfather who had a long career as a naval architect.
You’ve not been in the door long, how have you found things so far (no pressure)?
A: Haha, it’s been great so far. I was buzzing to get to go on a service job my first week with two of the service managers. This allowed me to bombard them constantly with questions and pick their brains to pieces as we progressed through the job. I’m regarding it as my first holiday since COVID, but not sure the managers are.
As with us all, these strange times have made life a little different. What have you been doing to keep yourself active and motivated away from work?
A: I don’t know about keeping active, but I was able to finish my homemade arcade machine during the lockdown last year (photographic evidence below). It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years but never found the time to do it. With most free weekends spent on it, to begin with, I’m now enjoying the free weekends setting the high scores. But as you said, I probably should have done some sit-ups.
Finally, the fans favourite. There are 3 things left on your bucket list to complete, what are they?
- Fix every vessel in the world
- Get a Stone Marine Services Tattoo
- Finish this Q & A
Thanks for your time Cameron, and we wish you all the very best in your role and with the rest of your bucket list and the tattoo.