BAS Bird Island Research Station. Image taken by Joe Corner, Courtesy of BAS.
Shortlisted for the Young Project Professional of the Year Rebecca Grady is the Technical Advisor Project Manager for the Rothera Modernisation project. Rothera Research Station, on the Antarctica Peninsula, is the largest BAS research facility and supports a wide range of BAS, UK and international collaborative science programmes. The modernisation work includes upgrading station infrastructure including several new buildings, and site wide services, to reduce operating costs and the station operating costs and keep Rothera fit-for-purpose to facilitate world leading research for at least the next 25 years.
Rebecca has had an instrumental role in the Rothera Modernisation project and the delivery of the masterplan and assessment study. She has led on every aspect and assumed full responsibility for delivery. She has played a pivotal role in gathering the vital end user input through meetings, workshops and one-to-ones to ensure the masterplan and assessment study addresses the specific needs of the station users. Furthermore, her focus on delivering the best solutions for BAS, resulted in her bringing together the best Ramboll expertise to benefit the project, including offsite construction advice, interactive dashboards to inform decision making and the development of a bespoke energy modelling tool to establish the optimum energy strategy for the station.
The APM award ceremony takes place on 26th November and we wish them both the very best of luck.
The APM have produced this short video showcasing the work of the three finalists for Young Project Professional of the Year.