Room to grow

February 26, 2020
  • People and community

Chris Torning, Manager Operations, joined Sedgman a decade ago and has built his career working across multiple projects and sites.


“I started out with Sedgman as an undergraduate back in 2008, and gained essential skills and experience within the Operations team. After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer with the Operations Maintenance and Reliability group, I worked across various sites and knew I wanted to try my hand at a site leadership role.


“An opportunity arose in New South Wales at the a newly constructed CHPP where I assisted in a maintenance function during the transition from commissioning to full operations. Reflecting back, that was when I realised the sense of satisfaction that comes from working in a challenging environment or being challenged on a personal level.
“Following that, I was seconded into positions as Superintendent then Plant Manager gaining valuable experience across both coal and metal operations, before returning to the Brisbane office to work within the Maintenance and Reliability group and the Operations consulting teams.
“I was then presented with an opportunity to support the operational team on site in Queensland, transitioning the plant from projects over to operations.
“In 2019, I commenced my current position, Manager Operations at two sites, one in Queensland and one in New South Wales.”
"What’s most rewarding about my role is the opportunity to directly influence operational, commercial and safety outcomes while developing strong working relationships both within and external to the Sedgman business."
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