How long have you been at SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit (formerly Interfleet)?
I joined in 2004 as a Recruitment Advisor for the UK business. I have managed the recruitment activities, managed the accredited engineering graduate development scheme and in the last four years managed Learning & Development across the Group.
What’s your role?
My current role is Director, Learning & Development. The acquisition by SNC-Lavalin has provided me with the opportunity to develop my specialist expertise across a number of business units and countries.
What interests you about your role?
The role is varied and challenging and gives me a lot of satisfaction as you see processes implemented across the organisation that support one of our core values. We care about our employees and in particular, their development within the business.
What opportunities have you had since you’ve worked here?
I have been lucky to participate in one of the SNC-Lavalin Academy programmes run in Montreal with 30 HR Business Partners from around the world.
To support the growth of our offices in Germany I have been a regular visitor to our Wiesbaden office to implement our Global Performance Review and Talent Review processes and advise on on-boarding approaches.
I have visited SNC-Lavalin offices in Paris, Romania and Brussels to get a closer appreciation of the approaches to Learning & Development in Europe.
What makes it a great place to work?
Everyone has personal and professional reasons why they join and stay here, for me I have a challenging but rewarding role and am trusted to manage my time efficiently. This gives me flexibility which is invaluable when trying to balance a professional career with the needs of a family.
Why do you stay?
It is a great place to work, colleagues are knowledgable, helpful, friendly and professional. The company provides an environment where you manage yourself, are supported when necessary, but you are developing constantly as the business grows and this provides challenging and exciting opportunities. No one day is the same.