Team Member Profile – Sam Webber – Contracts/Project Administrator

How long have you been at Norman R Wright & Sons?

I’ve been with NRW for 3 months now in the role of Contracts Administrator, which is a diverse role involving assisting with the management of overall project scheduling, resource allocation and tendering as well as liaison with clients. Prior to NRW, I spent 5 years as an Environmental Project Manager with Resource Strategies in the resources industry. This role involved developing and implementing complex project approval strategies and managing the environmental assessments of resource projects in both the mining and renewable energy sectors, all within large team environments.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I have enjoyed the transition into a new industry (which naturally brings a whole new set of challenges!) and applying the skills I developed in the resources sector to my new role at NRW. In my short time here so far, it’s been rewarding to learn the ins and outs of NRW’s operations and see how the relationships between the management, design and on-floor teams are synergistic in achieving NRW’s objectives. I’m excited to see what we can achieve over the next couple of years with our upcoming projects. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I spend the majority of my spare time being active, and most days of the week I’ll either be riding or racing road bikes. When I’m not doing that, and if I’m not too busy renovating the house, I try to find the time for a surf or to take the dog down to the bay for a swim or run-around. 

What has been your most enjoyable or memorable project?

I haven’t had the chance yet to see a build through from start to end, but when I started at NRW the 12 m Patrol Vessel for QLD Police (unnamed) was just being completed for delivery, which is the first of its class. Even in that short time I could see how complex and high-tech the vessel was and I’m excited to work with the team on (and help solve the challenges of) the new 12 m Patrol Vessels which are currently being built for other clients.

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