Bilfinger's Gavin Morris scoops Young Professional award at the 2020 Offshore Achievement Awards

August 16, 2020

Bilfinger Salamis UK Project Manager Gaving Morris has taken home the highly coveted Young Professional of the Year Award at this years SPE Offshore Achievement Awards.

Hosted by SPE Aberdeen and supported by TAQA Group, the 34th annual OAAs were held virtually on Friday, August 14. Gavin was a joint winner, sharing the title with Erin Ingram of TAQA Group.

The Young Professional Award recognises the professional capability and wider contribution made to the offshore industry by a person aged 35 or under. Gavin was recognised for his contribution to the landmark Culzean Hook-Up. Gavin assumed the position of Project Manager, managing the campaign through onshore preparatory work and overseeing all work scopes across multiple disciplines. Alongside the Bilfinger project team, Gavin managed the safe delivery of over half a million man-hours across 39 trades across 565 employees, exceeding stakeholder expectations.

Outside of his core responsibilities, Gavin is involved in the development and implementation of a number of Bilfinger’s digitalisation initiatives. He played a central role in the development and introduction of the business’s mobilisation app which has significantly improved the efficiency of Bilfinger’s mobilisation process. 

Managing Director Sandy Bonner commented: "This prestigious award is well deserved recognition for all of Gavin's hard work and effort over the last twelve years building his career with Bilfinger. Gavin joined Bilfinger as a graduate assisting the commercial team, but early on it was clear that he was a strategic thinker who was committed and driven.

"For that reason, we have given Gavin challenging and sizeable projects to manage at an early stage in his career, including the Culzean Hook-Up. He always delivers and ensures the job runs safely, on time and profitably.

"More recently, he has helped spearhead our digitalisation drive, and he has already brought in new software and technology that  will eliver significant productivity gains for both our on- and offshore teams.

"This is a welcome reward for his commitment and ongoing hard work."