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Frank Smith

Frank Smith
Subsea Manager

What does your role cover?
Management and leadership of a multi-discipline subsea engineering team. Responsible for delivering revenue and profit targets and making sure proposals and projects are delivered on time, on budget and to a high quality. It is also very much a client facing role and working together with our BD team to increase tendering, forge new relationships, work and maintaining and growing existing clients. On top of that, also leading wider industry participation to maintain our leading edge.

Best Xodus Moment?
There are a lot. Working with the subsea team day to day in Aberdeen, London and across the world is a big plus. They are a talented, committed and friendly bunch which makes for a cracking working environment. Also interacting with all the other Xodus people across the divisions and hubs across the globe in the same allows for a real integrated approach and allow me to continuously learn about wider industry efforts and drivers.  We have a large and varied client base so maintaining and building relationships with clients is also good.

Greatest Challenge?
The nature of our business lends itself to quite short workload look-ahead, so working to maintain the project hopper is topped up and chasing new work. This is also exciting though and helps maintain the dynamic and lively approach that all at Xodus need to take to their work.

Why Xodus?
The people and the variety of work. Working with a dynamic, friendly, highly qualified and experienced team across the board.