During the last year of my PhD I faced a decision between
staying in science and trying my hand in a new field. Ultimately
this boiled down to a choice between continuing to grow my
expertise in a single topic, or take steps to becoming more of a
generalist. While considering my options I was introduced to PJP
through friends who were employees at the time.
PJP was recommended to me as a workplace where I could
expect to be involved in high impact projects and develop new
skills in a friendly but challenging environment. During my time at
PJP these expectations have been borne out and more.
Coming from a science, rather than commercial, background has
not been a barrier to productivity at PJP. There is always a steep
learning curve when changing fields, but PJP has developed a
support system that allowed me to take these lessons in my stride
and flourish on an accelerated timeline. PJP's low leverage model
allows significant facetime with the firm's partners, which also
drives fast and comprehensive development, and is a point of
distinction when compared with other consultancies.
High value work
A large part of PJP's appeal to me was the opportunity to be
involved with projects of national and international significance.
This was a departure from science, where my work (while still
important) was only directly relevant to much smaller audiences.
One of the great flow-on effects of this is an ability to see the
very tangible impacts of my work across short, medium, and
long-term timescales, something I find very satisfying.
Culture and people
PJP's people are its greatest strength. PJP has worked very hard
to build a friendly, open and collaborative culture across all
levels of the firm. It is a joy every day to be surrounded by
intelligent, charismatic people with diverse
backgrounds. This diversity contributes to a culture of
learning between staff.
Outside of work
In the past year I have been heavily involved in the PJP futsal
team. When I am not enjoying a nice meal out with friends, I like
to play soccer, tennis and golf. I am also a keen (if mostly
unsuccessful) amateur fisherman.
- Started as a Business Analyst
- Helped a major FMCG company redesign its revenue management
- Provided quantitative analysis to underpin a major natural gas
- Helped the Northern Territory Government deliver a gas pipeline
in an $800m deal that will create a significant piece of nation