A Day in the Life - Tommy Steinbru

Published: 20 August 2019
Australia , Meet the Team , News

Tommy has a background in several different areas within different industries, including painting houses, 7-Eleven, waste sorting, travelling Norway as a pipe pressure tester/chemical cleaner/hydro jet as well as working offshore doing subsea and topside work. He then moved to RHS (ASCO purchased RHS in 2011) where he had a number of roles, first working on the quayside in Tananger as a cargo handler, moving to crane operator, lifting responsible/foreman, quayside supervisor, superintendent quay/backload in addition to being the single point of contact for AkerBP - which he still is. He then moved to Assistant Base Manager and moved to Supply Base Manager last September.

What are the core tasks that are involved in your role?

HSSEQ, budget and budget forecast, single point of contact for AkerBP (largest client in Norway), lifting technical authority and personnel responsible for the base.

Describe your role in three words?

Challenging - Motivating - Rewarding

How would you describe your job to a five-year-old child?

My daughter is 4, and this is what I say to her: many people need dad to help them have a good day at work and come back safe to their families.

How do the ASCO values and obsessions fit into your role?

The fact that I am responsible for HSSEQ, the single point of contact to a client and base operations, my roles synergizes well with the obsessions. That said, we've got some work to do, but I'm working on it.

What does a typical day consist of for you?

Managing the largest base in Norway, by a large margin, I spend most of my time ensuring operations run as safely and smoothly as possible. When time allows it, I work on the changes I'd like to improve the service of the base.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

When I leave work, knowing something has changed for the better.

What qualities/skills are transferrable from your role to your life outside of work?

I am able to take multiple skills to my personal life including; helping to teach others, communicating efficiency and empathy. Since starting my new position, I have learned a lot of transferable skills and I'm sure there will be more to come.