What’s your academic background?
I did a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering degree at the University of Melbourne. I specialised in structural engineering with a foundation in civil engineering.
What’s your job about?
As a Graduate Engineer, I will be exposed to all aspects of project management, rotating from the Site Engineering, Design Engineering, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ), Commercial and Estimating & Procurement teams in the duration of two years. Since starting work at McConnell Dowell, I have been working on the Melbourne Airport Runway Development project which is currently undergoing the design stage.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
The best part about the job is watching an idea come to life. From planning up until construction, being part of the process where the plans are slowly manifesting into a tangible, physical structure is what makes the job exciting and rewarding.
What are the challenges of your job?
Coming from university, the commitment that comes with working a 9-5 job is something to get used to. The challenge for me was balancing my time wisely so that I can dedicate time to commitments outside of work and some time for myself.
Why did you choose to work for McConnell Dowell?
I chose McConnell Dowell because of the opportunity for professional growth that the company provides. Besides the potential to work on large-scale, multidisciplinary projects, nationally and internationally, McConnell Dowell is also committed to developing their graduates to becoming well-balanced engineers. Since starting, I have received continuous support from everybody, and with professional development programs such as the Engineers Australia Graduate Program and the mentoring program, us graduates are lucky to have such a strong support system.