Reggie has been a part of the GEO-Instruments UK team since the earliest years of the company and plays a key role in several areas of day-to-day operations.
Following a recent promotion, we caught up with him to learn more about his time so far with the company and his life outside of work.

Meet the Team: Reggie
Reggie Joined GEO-Instruments in 2011

What is your role at GEO-Instruments?

I recently took on a new role as Works Manager, which is a great new opportunity for me. I’m now responsible for supporting many areas of the business and helping co-ordinate works and resources with the various other managers on the team.

How long have you worked at GEO-Instruments?

I’m 11 years in!

Tell us a bit about your time with us so far?

I started with GEO-Instruments (still called Getec at the time) at age 17 as a technician on the Crossrail project. 
At the time I didn’t know what I was getting into, but I soon became heavily involved with the installation and maintenance of hundreds of Hydrostatic Levelling Cells (HLC) across central London.
I worked closely with our sister company Getec Germany who developed the HLC. Because of this I was able to learn a lot very quickly and, in some ways HLCs became my area of expertise.
Off the back of that, I was given some incredible opportunities onto work on projects in Europe, Scandinavia, The US and in Australia. 
Fast forward a few years and I’m involved with so many areas of the business that I look back in disbelief (and a bit of pride) at how far I’ve come.

Tell us about your day to day work?

I’m an early bird. I’m that annoying colleague who is always already in the office when you thought you were getting an early start!
Every morning I review our ongoing projects and deal with any urgent tasks that have come in overnight. I spend a lot of the day working with other project managers to plan upcoming works and coordinate teams. 
I’m also responsible for most of the tendering and management process of environmental monitoring projects. 
Despite my recent role change I’m still very involved in site work and appreciate the opportunities to get away from the desk.

What do you like most about the job/company?

Without a doubt the people I’ve been lucky enough to work with. 
The one thing I really appreciate is keeping in regular contact with people across the Keller world in Europe and in the US. Out the blue I may get a call from a colleague in Poland, France or Germany to share knowledge, ask a question about a challenging project or just catch up about any interesting works coming up.

How do you like to spend your time when not at work?

When I’m not at work I like to get out on the road and run. Living in London has its perks and running along the Thames or around Greenwich Park is a good way for me to relax.
I’m close to my family and try to spend time with them whenever I can. I recently became an uncle, so it’s a very exciting time for us all!
I’m a West Ham fan and enjoy catching a live match now and then.

What are you looking forward to/ working towards in the future?

I want to become more involved within the industry and I am eager to represent GEO-Instruments and Keller at upcoming meetings and events. 
Away from work, I have a trip to Vegas with friends planned for July and, If I get a chance, I’d also like to get back to Oz this year.
My ambition is at an all-time high and I’m looking forward to further career development and the internal opportunities that Keller can offer.

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