D2 shortlisted for UK Project Controls Apprentice of the Year Award

More exciting news from our D2 Teams! D2’s Data Analyst Arpit Raghav has been shortlisted for the “UK Project Controls Apprentice of the Year” at this year’s Project Controls Expo awards. The Expo awards are designed to honour the people and teams in the industry that go above and beyond to make the industry one of the best in the world. . Arpit is being recognised for identifying improvements and efficiencies to streamline processes, increase quality and save time for internal teams and external stakeholders.

Arpit works on the Transpennine Route Upgrade project (TRU), a large rail infrastructure project consisting of multiple construction companies and sub-contractor partners responsible for transforming the railway between Manchester and Leeds.  When Arpit joined the team, the business-as-usual reporting cycle – including internal delivery and client reporting required optimising to automate current manual processes. Arpit identified improvements and efficiencies to streamline the process, increase quality and save time for internal teams and external stakeholders.

This included working on the back-end data to ensure that it was efficient and reduce the risk of manual errors. To address late changes – which regularly demanded lengthy re-works and extracts of visuals being put in PowerPoint slides. Arpit conducted comprehensive research, multiple trials, and thorough testing prior to implementing Power BI as the Alliances single source of the truth. Consequently, he transformed the BAU project controls reporting process. The Project Controls team have experienced a significate reduction in non-value add email traffic and the project review meetings have been more effective through the medium of Power BI.

D2 are incredibly proud of Arpit’s nomination, and extremely appreciative of his contributions to the business and the rail industry. Arpit has an amazing work ethic and have proven to live by our D2 core value innovation, challenging the norm and inspiring others with fresh creative ideas, he continuously looks at ways he can add value and leads by example.

Great work Arpit!


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