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Dave Robinson

Project Manager - Balltec

What was your career background?

I worked for eleven years for the RAF in logistical support. I was responsible for the movement of equipment and parts across the UK and globally. This was to support various aircraft squadrons including Harrier and Eurofighter. Another interesting part of my job was overseeing the clearance of local chemical and hazardous substances. Over the years I got to travel quite a bit, completing tours round the UK and world including Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands. Overall, my time with the RAF was a fulfilling and rewarding experience. I learned a lot and had the chance to contribute to something bigger than myself.

What's different about working for Balltec?

There is a less strict chain of command and more autonomy and flexibility in decision making. You are given lots of help and guidance, but also a lot of responsibility. It is less hierarchical, which means everyone’s input is valued and decisions can be made quickly. The projects we work on are always cutting edge and innovative, which means constantly pushing the boundaries and sometimes working on technology that's never been seen before.

Culturally, what stands out for you at Balltec?

We have people from all kinds of backgrounds working here from ex-services and MOD, to post-graduate and time-served engineers. We all work together and collaborate across departments to achieve shared goals, so no one is ever stuck in one area of the job. We are all involved right from the initial client approach all the way to the installation and maintenance. Balltec seems to understand that work–life balance is important, and the flexibility given allows us to balance our work responsibilities and our personal life. 

What excites you about working in the offshore wind industry?

One of the most exciting things about the offshore wind industry is the constant innovation and growth. It's a rapidly evolving sector, and we're working on some of the world's most innovative projects and technologies. And because offshore farms are being developed all around the world, there are opportunities to work in different countries and cultures. The potential for career advancement and professional development is also huge – you are constantly learning and adapting to new technology.

Why should people want to work at Balltec?

The company is unique in the type of work it does. Because the scope of work is so broad, you'll never be bored. Every day is different. The work is challenging and rewarding, with plenty of opportunities for professional growth and development.  Everyone in the company is committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment where people feel welcome and supported. Plus, it feels good to be contributing to something bigger than myself again: a renewable energy, sustainable future.