Traditionally, subsea inspection activities were conducted by divers, however technological developments over the last 20 years have enabled us to utilise remotely deployed inspection technologies for the majority of subsea tasks.
I work with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The ROVs carry different types of cameras and tools to test the integrity of the subsea assets.
While onshore I develop inspection procedures and methodologies, these are documents detailing how certain subsea assets should be inspected.
While offshore I conduct the inspections by looking at the video feed from the ROV and making lots of notes on the condition of the assets.
I spend a lot of time on vessels and platforms at sea. When I am inspecting these assets I get to see some of the rarest and most interesting marine animals in the world.
I studied Electrical and Computer Engineering. After obtaining my Master’s degree I moved to Perth where I got my first graduate position in the Subsea Industry.
Growing up in Serbia, which is an inland country, I didn’t even know subsea inspection existed!
Last year I was recognised as the ‘Emerging Talent’ winner at the Australian Subsea Industry Awards.
This meant a lot to me as all my hard work, persistence and sacrifices as well as my passion to give back and share learning got recognised.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.