Lisa Heasman Career Story

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Career Story: Lisa Heasman

Feb. 21 2019

What made you take the leap and apply for a role at Bureau Veritas?

It was actually the recruitment division that contacted me through my profile on LinkedIn and we organised a call where I was talked through the role requirements and specifications.  My previous experience of being a Service Manager & Portfolio Manager in the lift and escalator industry was transferable to Bureau Veritas so I applied for the role.

What does your current role entail?

The main aspect of my role is managing a Team of Engineers in the East Anglia and Kent areas, ensuring work is planned efficiently, managing priorities, ensuring production targets are met, conducting client meetings, forecasting P&L, managing area budgets and working closely with my colleagues. 

What are your top tips for working in your role / sector?

  • Good organisational skills
  • The ability to make quick, critical business decisions 
  • Being a people person and approachable
  • The ability to manage and embrace change
  • Determination, motivation and ambition

What are you most proud of during your time at Bureau Veritas? 

One of the toughest challenges I face in my role is working with nuclear sites as they have very tight rules and different process that you have to abide by no matter what. I enjoy working alongside our clients and I have learnt quickly what our customer expectations and requirements are. 

Describe the prospect for career development at Bureau Veritas

Career development is very important and BV advocates progression within the business which is one of reasons I choose to join the company.