We would like to introduce Kevin Thomas, the latest addition to our team. Kevin has joined the Projects department as a Planning Engineer. We caught up with Kevin to learn more about his role and his life outside of the workplace.
Tell us about your background?
I started my working life as an Electrical/Electronics’ Apprentice, working for the Ministry of Defence based at Defence Munitions Beith in 2000.
On completion of my apprenticeship in 2003, I took up post in HMNB Clyde (Faslane) where I have undertaken various roles and have worn various hats throughout my MOD career, such as; Planning & Project Management, Design Engineer, Estates Maintenance Planning & Weapons System Maintenance.
My most recent employer was Babcock International. Initially I planned RNAD Coulports Estates Maintenance activities for 2 years, before moving back to Faslane as a Fleet Project Manager carrying out the Planning and Delivery of Maintenance Projects for the UK’s Nuclear Submarines. My vessels being HMS Astute & HMS Victorious.
Tell us about your role within Booth Welsh?
I have recently joined Booth Welsh working as a Planning Engineer in the Projects Department.
My role is to provide a planning function for the company’s projects, helping to set up and resource detailed plans as well as tracking progress of the projects and provide resourcing information. I also hope to aid with company capacity/resource planning.
I believe that my role will evolve as the company evolves and look forwards to the challenge.
What is life like for you outside of the workplace?
Outside of the workplace my life is varied. If I’m not working on my project car or knee deep in my latest home DIY project, I’m usually being forced off the sofa by my wife Alex, kicking and screaming, against my will to do fitness activities to train for Tough Mudder in June.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself? Or any career/life highlights you would like to share?
I am a Tough Mudder Legionnaire, having completed 7 so far. Last year I completed 3 in a row for charity even managing to hobble to completion of the last one with a lovely Achilles injury that still haunts me to this day.
My claim to fame is I survived the Scottish Tough Mudder E. coli outbreak of 2017. True story.
Whilst working with Submarines, I have met most of the Royal family and some Top Brass in the Navy & Parliament. As well as meeting the odd Special Forces SBS team and NCIS (which isn’t just a TV show).