Meet Aleksandra
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Published: 2020-11-13

For how long have you been working at Clinton Marine Survey?  

I have worked here as an Offshore Surveyor for more than one year now.  

How could a typical workday look likeworking as an Offshore Surveyor?  

It really depends on the project and if I am working at the vessel or from the office. When working offshore we prepare the boat and then we go for survey where we collect data of the seabed. The data is thereafter sent to the Gothenburg office for postprocessing.  When operating at the larger vessel, our crew live together on the boat for approximately 14 days in a row. It is a unique situation spending all day and night with your colleagues, but I like the field work and we are a really great team, so I enjoy it!  

What do enjoy the most about your work? 

I get to learn new things every day, it never gets boring! I also appreciate the open communication we have in the company and that we make sure to help each other out when there is a problem that we have to solve. The weather conditions when working at sea can be though at times, but by having a positive mindset and a shared focus on collecting great data, we always make it work.  

What made you decide to work at Clinton Marine Survey?  

I learned from a friend who was working at Clinton at that moment that there was a positive attitude and nice sprit in the company. After my first interview with Anders Wikmar who now is my manager, I was convinced that this was where I wanted to work. He is great at managing our team by providing constructive feedback and he gives me the opportunity to work both offshore with data collection and with data processing at the Gothenburg office.   

What advice would you give someone who is curious about a career as an Offshore Surveyor?  

First of all, find out that you’re not seasick (haha)! I would recommend trying out working on a boat for one day by joining a vessel trip if you have the possibility. It is amazing to have the nature as your workplace and witness the power of the ocean, but I don’t think it’s something for everyone.  

What do you think could be done to attract more women to work offshore? What are your experiences?  

There have been times before where I had to prove myself strong and competent because I am a woman. I think that it is important to promote diversity and recognize that everyone contribute with knowledge and experience regardless if they are men or women working offshore.  

What do you like to do outside of work?  

I am scuba diving together with Chalmers diving club. Last time when we went for a night dive, I saw squids which was really cool!