Newly Weds!

Congratulations to Chris Knight and Felicity Dalle Nogare who were married at the Botanic Gardens in South Yarra on Sunday, 7 April. The adorable ring bearer was their little Ethan (bribery was required in the form of a new toy car!)

To join the celebration, Chris’ parents flew over from Peru and Felicity’s family from Warragul, along with many friends from interstate.

Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Click the wheel to watch the Raffle Draw

We raised an amazing $2,067 across our sites to support the Cancer Council. Every dollar raised makes an incredible difference to those impacted by cancer.

An extra thank you to the team at North Yarra Main who donated the bottle of Dimple for the Raffle, which contributed $195 to our donation and congratulations to Chris Povey on his win.

Paulina headed off on Maternity Leave

We had a great send off for Paulina’s last day before starting her maternity leave.

Great fun was had by all, especially playing “Pin the Dummy on the Baby”. Ola was the clear winner, with obvious recent experience, the same couldn’t be said for others!

Thanks to everybody who chipped in for Paulina’s Baby Shower Gift, we put a lovely hamper together and she was most appreciative. Watch this space for news of the new arrival.

April Reward & Recognition Award – Andrew James (otherwise known as AJ!)

Swabbing on the 972MSCL suction line ripped in half and was stuck 60m’s from the exit point, so was not retrievable, as the pump setup was pushing the swab through pipe.

AJ thought outside the box and came up with the idea to ask Melbourne Water if it was possible to bypass the line to increase water flow and velocity to release the swab from its stuck position.

Melbourne Water discussed the proposal with operators and the safety team and we were given the green light. The bypass was opened up with Melbourne Water Operations assistance and the swab was immediately released from its stuck position and proceeded to came out of the exit hole.

This follows Framework Safety Behaviour 4 – Plan, Discuss, Understand and Follow – Talk it through to understand the risk.

Great job AJ! Enjoy your $150 gift voucher.

May Reward & Recognition Award – Jackie Starzer

SFP were the only Melbourne Water supplier to submit their ICN compliances on time!

How did this happen? Jackie took the initiative to teach herself Power BI to assist in the development of the tool to produce the necessary data in a time period that allowed us to meet the ridiculous timelines of the Victorian Government body who monitor the LIDP spend.

SFPJV were the only contractor working for Melbourne Water who met their deadline for all reports for the period. We wouldn’t be surprised if it was the first occurrence of this outcome.

Jackie displayed Customer Focus, Relationship Management, Value Added Thinking and Data Driven Decisions.

Keep up the great work and enjoy your $150 gift voucher.

The other April Nominee

Nafis Khan

The Project Manager was on leave and Nafis stepped up into the leadership role, maintaining productivity and progress, reporting requirements and client communication.

Nafis showed great Leadership and Relationship Management.

The other May Nominees

Anurit Patwardhan

Additional Community Engagement support was required at Essex due to additional packages, Anurit’s pro-active communications ensured great feedback from both the Council and residents.

Vince Ebejer

When a heavy rubbish bin needed to be moved to an upstairs location, Vince took the lead engaging a gantry crane, eliminating the risk of manual handling.

Nafis Khan

When a Site Engineer was undertaking a new task, Nafis gave great direction and instruction, ensuring the SE was confident with the paperwork. It was a great example of getting to know people and looking out for each other.

Angela Amuko

Despite the late arrival of the intersection MOA for High St and Blackburn Road, Angela has gone above and beyond in notifying the local council and residents and addressing all concerns in a professional and timely fashion. Well done Angela.

Employee Spotlight – Paola Rojas

PositionJunior Environmental & Sustainability Advisor
Project/LocationWest Melbourne and across all sites
FamilyMarried with daughter Sophie (10)
and son Joshua (8)
Favourite SportPilates
HobbiesReading, walking & camping
Messy or OrganisedOrganised
Paola at 10 years oldShy, quiet and funny
If her house was burning down Paola would grabHer Bible
Least favourite foodNone
Something surprising about PaolaShe was born at 28 weeks!
Movie seen the most timesFrozen and Cars, from when her kids
were little
Something about Paola that would surprise usShe love’s spicy food, walking on the
beach, and learning new things every day.