Greig Bannerman

Principal Project Document Controller at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) in Glasgow, Scotland

Who are you? 


I'm originally from Aberdeen where I still like to consider home, and that's where I started my Document Control career. Like a lot of people from the North East, that began in the local Energy industry, and I've been lucky enough to work on some amazing projects, and with some great people.


Document Control is a role I've always enjoyed and over the years, I've probably held positions at every level. From starting out making up Manufacturing Record Books for Off-shore Tooling for a sub-contractor, to working through to Senior level at lead Contractors and later as a Senior DC for a Main Operator.



I was then given the opportunity to switch industries into light rail where I'm now the Principal Project Document Controller for Glasgow Subway.


Who do you work for and where? 


I work for SPT (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport) in their offices in Govan, Glasgow. We're currently working on the Subway Modernisation project. It's the first major modernisation in 40 years and includes the introduction of fully automated Driverless trains to the Subway system.


Our main contractors are based in Italy, France & Switzerland so we often have a great mix of cultures in the office.


The fundamentals of DC don't really change between industries but it's been great to work in a new field and be involved in such an important major public infrastructure project.


What are your passions in life? 


I really enjoy the various interfaces you get with DC and liaising with all the different Stakeholders. Often you could be attending kick off meetings with Contractors, presenting to managers or finalising requirements with Final Users. All while tying in with the different disciplines and doing the day-to-day work required.


However, my favourite part of the job is welcoming new colleagues to the team, and teaching them about the importance of document control and how that fits into their role and the wider scope of the project.


Out of the office, I like to spend time with friends and enjoy going to see live music or comedy, something which in normal times, Glasgow is of course, famous for.


What has the impact of Consepsys training been on your career? 


It really allowed me to see the positive impact that great Document Management can have on a business. Every Consepsys course I've attended I've returned full of optimism of what can be achieved within DC and confident in implementing it into my day to day.


It also ignited an enjoyment of learning that I hadn't always had before. Something I've been very grateful for and continue to benefit from.


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