Laurie-ann Wins Top Award

PEME Reliability Engineer, Laurie-ann Smith, has won the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Next Generation Award. This is a fantastic achievement, as there had been a significant number of excellent entries from within the UK and internationally.

Laurie-ann had been sponsored by PEME Associate Director, Wayne Pheasey, and had been shortlisted with two other young asset management professionals from Network Rail and Heathrow Airport projects.  The award was presented at the IAM annual dinner which was recently held in the Museum of London.  Laurie-ann (centre) and Wayne are shown with the IAM President, Mr Stephen Morris during the award ceremony.

Laurie-ann has delivered a number of maintenance and reliability initiatives for our clients, tailoring the solutions to produce significant near term benefits.  Tenacity and effective communication skills have enabled her to influence asset management teams outside of her immediate area of work to improve asset information management and collaboration.

PEME is a corporate member of the IAM which is the professional body for those involved in acquisition, operation and care of physical assets. The IAM have developed PAS55 which is the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Publicly Available Specification for the optimised management of physical assets.  It provides clear definitions and a requirements specification for establishing and verifying a joined-up, optimized and whole-life management system for all types of physical assets.  PAS55 will become ISO55000 during 2014.

This is also a tremendous achievement for a Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) company like PEME.  We have adopted elements of PAS55 to improve the maintenance and reliability services delivered to our clients, to assist them in adopting a robust Asset Management strategy.