We sat down with Alexandra Perry following her presentation to Queensland Spatial Information Council members and partners to gain some insights into her experience as a Geospatial Project Manager at AAM, a Woolpert Company.
Alex was invited to share her take on her role, the geospatial industry, and the need for effective communication and connectivity to ensure project success.
“In the midst of COVID-19, the initial challenge was shifting to a fully online work environment. Collaborating internally with sales, aviation and processing teams and working closely with the client has evolved from traditional practice.
What we have achieved is incredible, utilising many tools at our disposal to stay as connected as ever. As a global geospatial company, our people are located all over the world, and we work together closely, anywhere from in the field to at home.”
Alex also shared one of her major projects that saw her team map an extensive area of interest of geospatial data spanning Queensland and New South Wales.
“This client was also working for, and reporting to, another company so the need for effective communication internally and externally was paramount. A huge collaborative effort across different teams throughout Australia, we were mindful that our reporting needed to be passed onto the end client as if our client were conducting the project themselves.”
As the online working environment is increasingly becoming the new norm, Alex sees great opportunity to develop techniques to help her stay better connected and deliver successful project outcomes. Feedback from clients will be most valuable in developing these techniques and building relationships.
As geospatial project work across the Asia-Pacific increases, so does the demand for project managers and coordinators. With interesting roles and challenges in a variety of locations, AAM enables career opportunity on a global scale. Visit the AAM careers page for more information and see what your next career move offers you.