Document Management in the Rail Infrastructure industry, London, United Kingdom
Can you tell us a bit about you?
My name is Diana Cole-Williams, I am 24 years old and a newlywed to my amazing husband who works in the Construction industry.
I was born in Brazil to a Bolivian mother, Nigerian father but raised in London, UK.
What is your current role?
I am currently part of the Document Management Team for one of the biggest rail infrastructure projects in Europe. Upon joining the business last year, I took a large active role in ensuring the documents and data needed were ready for contracts to gain the required legislative approval to carry out and progress with works.
I am now helping with the mobilisation of major contracts for the business, from pre-construction information packs, EDMS administration and day to day document tasks, to one to one interviews with senior management for annual data surveys - my boss makes sure no one day is the same and always signs me up for a new challenge!
Can you describe your professional experience?
I’ve worked in Document Control for 7 years. My job title has varied throughout my career from Senior Document Controller, SharePoint Project Manager to Document Controller. I’ve always been in Document Management, there’s no other profession that has interested me more. I like the neatness and procedural approach, knowing that what was once a mess I’ve turned into a squeaky clean package or collection of documents.
Throughout the past 7 years I have been fortunate to work in the Oil & Gas, Construction and Infrastructure industries allowing me to develop a broad knowledge of policies and procedures. These skills have equipped me to successfully implement and roll out SharePoint to be used as a document management system for a company area division and help streamline document management processes to ensure that all parties work in harmony with the same requirements.
Soon I’ll be embarking on becoming a certified internal auditor to support my document management knowledge and skills.
Which Consepsys course did you attend and when?
I attended the Advanced Document Control course in June 2017 in Amsterdam.
What did you think about the Consepsys course? How did it help you in your current role and career development?
I think this course is not only effective for the work challenges we encounter every so often but also leaves you going back to work with the confidence in knowing and demonstrating how you can enhance an already running document control process.
I can say that the Advanced Document Course better equipped me for the challenging parts of being a Document Controller, from presenting to large groups, Excel formulas and people skills.
Within 2.5 days I learned a lot of things that I probably would not have known should I have not attended. Areas that once were not my strengths are now aspects of my work tool kit I can depend on.