16th Feb 2024

Greg Walker - A Journey from Fabricator to Trainee Project Engineer at Global Energy Group

Global Energy Group is pleased to announce the successful transition of Greg Walker from his role as a Fabricator to a Trainee Project Engineer at our Nord Centre facility in Aberdeen, marking a significant milestone in his journey within the organisation. We sat down with Greg to learn more about his career and new role within the organisation.

Q: Can you tell us about your background and how you started your career in the industry?

A: Certainly. After leaving school, I began my career as a Fabricator at James Aiken Engineering Solutions, where I gained four years of experience providing bespoke engineering and metal fabrication services. I then spent two years at LabTech Services, fabricating cabins for the offshore energy sector.

Q: How did your journey lead you to Global Energy Group?

A: In June 2013, I joined CPS in Dyce, which specialised in offshore integrity and fabrication. My tenure with Global Energy Group started when the organisation acquired CPS, which saw me relocate to the Nord Centre facility five years ago following an integration of workforces.

Global Energy Group has over 40-years of fabrication experience within the oil & gas, renewables, utility, and nuclear industries. Our Nord Centre facility features over 3,000m2 of covered fabrication space and is located adjacent to the Port of Aberdeen. With direct access to Aberdeen’s Clipper Quay, the facility specialised in bespoke subsea equipment and topside packages.

Q: Tell us about your recent transition from a Fabricator to a Trainee Project Engineer.

A: I celebrated a decade with Global Energy Group in June 2023 and the transition to Trainee Project Engineer arose in September of that year. I was fortunate to have the support of Managing Director, Dave Masson, and General Manager, Graeme Webster, while also working closely with Brian Harper, who is an experienced Project Engineer in the organisation. It's been a challenging yet rewarding shift, and I'm grateful for the support I’ve received from the wider Project Engineering Team.

Q: What does your role as a Trainee Project Engineer entail?

A: My role covers a wide range of responsibilities, including analysing client drawings and specifications, seeking quotes from suppliers, procuring materials, producing project estimates based on labour and material costs, and managing project budgets.

Q: How has your background in fabrication helped you in your new role?

A: My experience in fabrication has been valuable and helped in my transition into the new role. It’s provided me with a unique perspective and allowed me to appreciate the entire scope of a fabrication project, going beyond the hands-on completion of fabrication works.

Q: Can you share your thoughts on your experience so far as a Trainee Project Engineer and ambitions for the future?

A: I’m really enjoying the new responsibilities and challenges that I’m presented with on a day-to-day basis. It’s great to be part of the Global Energy Group team in Aberdeen, and I'm eager to progress in becoming a fully-fledged Project Engineer and continue contributing to the organisation’s success.

Global Energy Group congratulates Greg Walker on his new role as a Trainee Project Engineer, which is a result of his dedication and hard work. His progress is a testament to the organisation’s commitment to fostering talent and providing opportunities for professional growth and development.
Greg Walker, Trainee Project Engineer
Greg Walker, Trainee Project Engineer