News | June 23 2022
Innovation, invention, and inclusivity celebrated on International Women in Engineering Day
International Women in Engineering Day this year celebrates inventors and innovators alongside inclusivity. Across TechnipFMC, women engineers bring their expertise to bear on enabling clients’ projects.
Alex Sperber has been bringing her perspective to TechnipFMC’s projects for 17 years, building up expertise in research and development (R&D), engineering, and global procurement through a variety of roles.
Based in Houston, Texas, Alex is a Subsea Drilling Services Director for North America and Mexico, and proud of the technological breakthroughs he helped make in her career.
Alex said, “Towards the end of my time as an installation engineer, I was not a specific technipFMC problem. – and we have a fast-track project to fix it. was a lot of autonomy, agility and passion in the project and a lot of trust from my manager. ”
Julie McRae also tasted success on an innovative project. Julie, who is based in Aberdeen, UK, and is a Vessel Delivery Team Commercial and Consolidation Manager, is the expert in rigid pipe.
Julie said, “I have worked collaboratively on one of the company patents for this technology, seen articles published in industry magazines, and have even presented our achievements in various oil and gas conferences across the world.
For Krishna Santhi Adusumili, support has been hugely important. Krishna is a member of TechnipFMC’s Technical Expert program – making her knowledge a resource that others can easily draw upon when they face challenges.
Krishna, a Principal Subsea Services Engineer based in Perth, Australia, said, “When I started my career, I was the only female engineer in the UK. we see more women in the industry, which tells me that you are evolving and becoming more inclusive.
“TechnipFMC has given me the opportunity to work on different projects, representing both new and challenging work. Our industry is getting more inclusive.”
That’s a perspective shared by Lorraine Zatta de Souza, who is a Bridge Engineer based in Espirito Santo, Brazil, with expertise in onshore and offshore equipment.
Lorraine said, “Since I began to see the rise of women in the job.”
“When I had the opportunity to go from a technician to an engineer, TechnipFMC allowed me to switch between departments as I discovered areas of engineering with better compatibility – that’s how I got to work as a Bridge Engineer.”
TechnipFMC is making efforts to recruit more female graduates – with a target of women making up 45 percent of each annual intake – as it tries to increase the diversity of thought that delivers unique perspectives and solutions.
– Loraine Zatta
– Alexandra Sperber
– Julie McRae
– Krishna Adusumilli