Technical Supervisor, working for T&S since July 2016
What is your background within T&S Group?
After initial training in vehicle/application testing with experienced applicator colleagues, I started in November 2015 this resident engineer project at a car manufacturer. At that time, I was a junior VIE consultant. I moved to a permanent contract in July 2016 and I had the opportunity to move quickly to a position of Technical Project Manager (TPM) in January 2017. Initially, I was trained on the role of TPM by my manager. The main challenge was to coordinate projects that were not directly related to my area of expertise. I was able to count on the support and backing of the other TPMs in the team which allowed me to quickly build up my skills. T&S also organised several training sessions in which I was able to participate, as well as a seminar, which notably allowed me to meet other coordinators within the group.
What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
My current project as a resident is very interesting because it allows me to see many different things and to be quite versatile, whether it’s on the client side or at the builder’s site. The very role of resident implies being the privileged interface between two major players in the automotive sector, but also between a multitude of projects/departments within these companies. The parallel vehicle testing part, on different test tracks, provides a concrete and practical framework for the project you are working on.