ENGEO is a global geotechnical and environmental consultancy with five offices in New Zealand. With over 100 staff working on hundreds of projects at any onetime, business is steadily growing for this innovative consultancy.
ENGEO staff work from three locations – offices, their homes, and site visits (which can include dangerous sites due to active landslides, for example). In addition to this, visitors regularly meet with ENGEO staff at their offices.
An increase in demand for practical, timely and efficient solutions has driven the recent headcount growth. And with this growth came the awareness that their existing solutions weren't fit-for-purpose as one system was for tracking workers in the field only, and another in the office only – and it relied too heavily on staff remembering to use it, which could sometimes be a problem.
Reuben Williams, Technology Associate at ENGEO, wanted to solve this problem. With a passion for people and technology, Reuben's priority was to make sure any solution was super easy for staff to use, irrespective of location, and for visitors to sign in. Any solution had to minimize all tension between process fatigue and staff safety.