What’s your academic background?
I completed an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology before transferring to the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) at RMIT.
What’s your job about?
Over the next 2 years, I’ll be heavily involved in assisting with the delivery of different infrastructure projects. Some key responsibilities will include planning and sequencing of work activities as well as monitoring and managing project costs, timeframe and productivity.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
Post-learning the theoretical knowledge at university, one of the coolest aspects of my job is being immersed in the practical sides of construction and having a greater appreciation for how things come together to produce the final product. I think one of the biggest rewards as a graduate engineer would have to be being a part of the successful transformation of the design into a real-life structure.
What are the challenges of your job?
I will be involved in making sure all construction activities progress according to the budget and program, whilst ensuring all risks which have the potential to cause major delays and cost blowouts are appropriately controlled or mitigated. Despite this, I am often driven by challenges and I am sure this will be a great learning experience and very rewarding.
Why choose to work for McConnell Dowell?
I was lucky enough to get work experience at McConnell Dowell where I worked on the Swanson Dock Rehabilitation project. I realised that McConnell Dowell has high regard for its employees personal-development and professional growth by providing the first-hand experience out on site and continual training. I believe working at McConnell Dowell will help me become the best possible Engineer I can be.