Life at OCA

Cameron McPartland

What did you do before working at OCA?

Previously to my offshore wind career, I worked in the local maritime and construction industries, in both professional and operational roles. I have experience as a project engineer and supervisor involved in all business operations of a metal fabrication company. I also have previous financial and commercial training with day-to-day knowledge of steelwork fabrication, quality control processes, and commercial management in a construction environment.

I’m well versed in offshore commercial vessel operations, having worked on large scale fishing vessels. I also have a background in terminal operations involved in onshore maritime logistics engaging with terminal managers, container operations managers, stevedores, yard superintendents, and safety teams.

What is it like to work at OCA?

OCA is a well-rounded group of engineering, management, and construction specialists, and every team member is devoted to collaboration and providing a valuable product to our clients. We are a motivated and high performing team. The most exciting aspect about a career with OCA is managing a diverse project portfolio alongside a team of knowledgeable professionals.

How did you come to work at OCA?

OCA was advertised as a specialized offshore construction consultancy opening a Boston, MA office. As a local Massachusetts resident, OCA seemed like the next step in my project engineering and management development, given my previous commercial management in a construction/marine environment.

Why did you choose to work in Offshore Wind?

United States fiscal policy on energy has clearly been shifting toward renewables. Energy companies are increasingly diversifying their portfolios away from Oil & Gas, to include various sectors of renewable energy. In my opinion, offshore wind provides many advantages to onshore wind, solar and wave energy. The opportunities to gain understanding of a new developing market within the US was evident.