Tatjana Burke

Document Controller for EWE Offshore Service & Solution GmbH in Germany


Can you tell us a bit about you? 


My name is Tatjana Burke. I am 36 years old.


I was born and raised in Germany but travelled to many countries in my twenties up until 3 years ago, when I returned to my hometown for good. In my spare time I enjoy long distance running, good food and good music. 


During my travels I spent 4 years in Brisbane, Australia, where I was first employed as a Document Controller on the Contractor side constructing over 400km of gas and water transmission pipelines, compression facilities, camps and associated infrastructure.



What is your current role? 


I am a Document Controller for EWE Offshore Service & Solution GmbH realising Trianel Windpark Borkum (TWBII), a 200MW offshore wind farm project in the German North Sea. This time I am working on the Client side. 


We are a team of two and our daily activities amongst others are distributing all incoming and outgoing project documentation, auditing the Document Management System, expediting review processes and liaising with all counterparts of this project in regards to documentation.


We are also in the progress of improving our processes and finding and implementing a new EDMS which is a challenging project on its own.


Can you describe your professional experience? 


I have a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Tourism. I never really worked in Tourism but used the opportunity to travel the world. 


My first contact with Document Control was in Frankfurt, Germany, where a chemical plant was relocated. I was employed as a Quality Assistant. I was primarily involved in providing vital information to the project team via 3D model, preparation and translation of work permits.


In Brisbane, I was first employed as a Document Control Assistant and in charge of typical DC tasks like updating document registers and EDMS. After only 6 month I was promoted to be the Vendor Document Controller of this project and managed 35+ Vendor packages. I have also been given the opportunity to support and consult on a project in Thailand where I assessed the processes and implemented changes to improve efficiency. 


For one year now, I have been working in the renewable sector as a Document Controller. 


Which Consepsys course did you attend and when?


I attended the Certified Document Control Course followed by the Advanced Document Control Course in Amsterdam in May 2018. I am planning on completing some of the Online Course Modules (e-learning).


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


I really enjoyed how the topics where presented. Not just only having Julie’s years of experience in Document Control but also having Luis there to give an understanding on the engineering point of view. 


The course was put together very well to teach the best practices in DC. I have consolidated the fundamentals and deepened my competences. It is also a great opportunity to network with other Document Controllers from around the globe. 



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