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Today, we are delighted to introduce you to Anuja, we asked her a few questions about how she found her way into the energy industry and her experience working for Inosys.

What is your role at Inosys?

I work as a Graduate Geospatial Advisor and provide GIS and other technical support for a range of small to large projects. I deliver geotechnical solutions, GIS data management and manage data for the company’s digital platform Seekat.

How was your experience working at Inosys so far?

At Inosys I have got the opportunity to apply my theoretical knowledge from my MSc in Global Energy Management to the real world. My colleagues have been very supportive and always nudge me to participate and learn from energy conferences in the UK. They encourage and support me in developing my skills further. I very much enjoy working here and see myself growing professionally in this work environment.

What is it like working as a fully remote employee for Inosys?

Though being a full-time remote employee, I do not feel disconnected from my colleagues. We have weekly meetings where we discuss projects within the team, and I can always reach out to my colleagues in case I need further support. The working atmosphere is very collaborative, and I am in contact with almost everyone on a daily basis. Having received all the latest hardware and software, I can complete my work from the comfort of my home while delivering the same quality as I would in an office environment. I was able to travel from Glasgow to our Bath office several times to meet my colleagues and experience the Inosys head office.

What was your favourite project or task so far?

One of the most interesting things I have worked on so far is our software Seekat. Seekat is a cloud-based, project management, QC and technical assurance platform for offshore surveys and construction. My colleague and I work on the back end of Seekat to import, organize and stylize the GIS data on Seekat. This is an interesting new side of GIS where I get to discover the possibilities of how software enables quick access to a combination of open-source and project-specific data.

How did you find your way into the energy industry?

I was first introduced to the energy industry when I attended an event at my college in 2012 about the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The discussions around the energy transition and the advancement of renewable energy sparked my interest right away and I have been passionate about the industry ever since. Following this event, I did my MSc in GIS at Tata Energy Resource Institute in 2014 and after some practical experience, I decided to continue with a master’s degree in Global Energy Management at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Throughout my studies, I got a deeper insight into all things energy from economics and politics to technologies and their commercial aspects. My dissertation then combined my two areas of interest, GIS and energy.

Why did you start working with GIS?

Ever since I was introduced to GIS I was fascinated by the reach the technology has in almost every field. Whilst I applied my GIS skills in diverse fields, I discovered that I am passionate about the topic and its application in energy projects specifically and wanted to continue my journey in supporting the energy transition with the help of Geographic Information Systems.

How do you want to support the energy transition and how do you think GIS can support energy transition?

As a graduate of Global Energy Management, I want to be more involved in my organization’s endeavours toward green energy projects. I can use my skills from previous work experiences in projects like wind resource assessments and site suitability of wind turbine generators. GIS can be used as an important tool for desktop study in these projects. Anyone who is passionate about geosciences and the energy transition can make a contribution and I am proud to be one of them.