Rebecca Murray


Document Control Lead for Downer Group in Australia

Can you tell us a bit about you? 


My name is Rebecca Murray (just call me Bec). I'm originally from New Zealand and have now lived in Australia for 10 years. 


I enjoy exploring Australia and travelling to other places in the world. It has taught me a lot about myself and has been fundamental in shaping me into the person I am today. 


I’m a multipotentialite too, so I love learning new things – self development and growth are a key focus in my life. I also love to spend time with friends and family, so I plan regular catch ups and events 



What is your current role? 


I am a DC lead for Downer Group, developing solutions for the Engineering team in the Utilities Business Unit. Our team works across the water, technologies, facilities, assets, power and renewables sectors. 

responsibility is to create the processes and procedures that will support our department and provide DC support and guidance to the Engineering department. 


There is a big focus on developing smart solutions that support improved efficiencies for our project delivery and supporting our continuous improvement as well.


Can you describe your professional experience? 


I've been doing Document Control for over 15 years now. Five of those years have been in a leadership role. 


At the beginning of my career, I fell into DC with a Steel Detailing company back in New Zealand. Following this I did Records Management while temping for a while. 


DC has proven to be where my heart is and I’ve continued in this space since moving to Australia. I've worked across a variety of industries including commercial, civil and construction, minerals and mining, infrastructure and agriculture. 


I enjoy the Design and Construction scopes the most, where Document Control has a presence from project start up through to completions and close out (I believe we add the most value when we are included for the entire project lifecycle). 


Which Consepsys course did you attend and when? 


In September 2020 I attended the  “EDMS Implementation” course and in September of 2021 I attended the “Transitioning to a Manager Position” course. Both were completed online and provided me the flexibility to fit the training into my busy schedule.


What did you think about the course? How did it help you in your current role and career development?


The “EDMS Implementation” course has given me confidence to both initiate the process of vetting appropriate EDMS options and then present a case to the business that supports adoption of the preferred EDMS, in addition to understanding the overall process of working with the vendor and undertaking the required user acceptance testing that should be conducted.


The ““Transitioning to a Manager Position” course has definitely helped me in my current role to adapt to a bigger picture mindset and to step away from the finer details. I learned to adopt a work persona and I found it interesting to learn about the benefit of ‘good’ politics. It has also validated a lot of the practices I was already implementing and assured me that I am a good fit for a management 


 Interview date: September 2022

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