Alison Lucas Collier, an experienced technical and management professional who has worked at consultancy level supporting engineering in energy development projects during her roles at Fugro, Gardline, 4C Offshore and DeepOcean, has joined Next Geosolutions as Tender Manager.
Alison’s technical specialism originates from working offshore as a surveyor and data processor after her first degree in hydrography and astronomy at Plymouth, then developing to gain an MSc in GIS. Her technical experience base is primarily in geomatics and GIS product delivery, including supporting business critical ICT infrastructure and database systems.
Having gained OU management and PRINCE2 project management qualifications, prior to her current role, Alison worked for the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) as General Manager supporting regional energy sector business development for 300 members.
Her new role with Next Geosolutions sees her shine in everything from providing cost and technically effective safe solutions to clients’ requirements to participating in industry events to interpreting client contractual requirements and writing, compiling and issuing tenders and contracts.
Accompanying Alison, and with a personal goal of eventually becoming a depth imaging specialist or seismic data interpreter, Francesco Varriale brings with him six years’ experience in the oil and gas industry as a project geophysicist for CGG.
Francesco’s background is fully centred on seismic data processing. His PhD was the natural progression of Francesco’s master’s degree, that involved the reprocessing of legacy seismic data acquired by AGIP (ENI Group) in the Phlegraean Fields.
Now concentrating on project management and resource allocation for marine surveys at Next Geosolutions, Francesco utilises his vast knowledge of the data processing flow in time and in depth, and likes to challenge himself in learning new technologies to improve his numerous skills.
Jose Maria Alvarez Alda BSc (Hons) Marine Navigation, completes the trio. With over 20 years’ experience in managing a diverse variety of offshore construction and subsea installation projects, cable laying operations, cable landings, cable remedial works, cable burial (trenching and jetting), diving activities (Air and Sat), ROV operations, and geophysical, geotechnical, PLGRs and UXO surveys, Jose’s communication skills and creative problem-solving abilities make him another invaluable project manager.
Jose works in co-operation with the QHSE Manager, Operations Director and Commercial Manager and is responsible for issuing Quality Control Plan and QHSE documentation, allocating personnel and equipment to the project and controlling project costs, managing invoicing, and ensuring vessels preparation and readiness documentation.
Jose and Alison will be based in the Norwich office in the UK, whilst Francesco will play his role from the Italian office of Napoli. With these new recruitments, Next Geosolutions continues its strategic growth process and enhances its ability to always provide better services to its customers.
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