Meet Quanta’s new head of engineering and construction – Dave Hetherington.
If Dave’s face looks familiar, that’s no surprise, he previously worked for Quanta when we were formerly known as Fabricom. He now returns to the company following a spell in the Middle East.
Dave has a lifetime of experience in the oil and gas industry.
A civil engineering graduate from Northumbria University, Dave went straight into oil and gas industry, working on the engineering design of numerous construction projects in the North Sea. During his 40+ year career in the sector, Dave has held senior roles both client-side for operators such as bp, CNOOC and Shell and for high profile service companies and contractors on project delivery.
Dave has enjoyed shaping and driving some of the industry’s largest projects across the full EPC service offering including the Buzzard, Golden Eagle construction and hook-up, bp Clair Ridge hook up, and Repsol Montrose hook up to name but a few. He has also spent a large part of his career working in the Middle East, most recently as construction manager for Lamprell overseeing the delivery of Topsides and Jackets for Saudi Aramco.
A yearning to come back to his native North East and spend more time with his family saw Dave return to the UK recently and take up his new role with Quanta.
Dave said: “Coming back home to the UK was always on the agenda for me but when I heard there might be a potential opportunity for me to work again with Quanta, it was a no-brainer.
“In my new role, I’ll be overseeing our engineering and construction teams across the full EPC offering. Having extensive experience of the client side of operations, as well as from a contractor perspective, I understand what the client needs and can also anticipate areas they may not have thought about.
“It’s great to be back at Quanta. The company has fantastic ambitions and is buzzing with lots of exciting new client projects. It is a really experienced, small tight knit team and I like that – it’s exciting to know that I can influence and support projects and make a real difference to both the team and the clients.”