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I always had a passion for engineering, in school I was always the only girl in my science and technology classes who actually found things interesting and fun. I definitely had some people tell me that I couldn’t be an engineer, however that just made me want to succeed even more! I couldn’t be happier with the choices I made to get where I am today!

Today I’m a Graduate Civil Engineer working for a Local Government organisation, a council. I work in the Public Works sector because I’m passionate about making a difference and contributing to the community in which I live.  Working for the Council also means that I get to work on a variety of projects, across a variety of areas and with all sorts of other professions. And in doing this, I get to shape the future of the built environment, the foundations of our societies and the future that generations to come will enjoy; and that is pretty inspirational.

Recently I joined Young IPWEA because I saw it as an opportunity to network, to meet people just like me with similar, but diverse experiences and to share those experiences and help each other with real-life matters.  It is a way to gain industry knowledge and learn about new ideas, apply new technologies and learn about professional development opportunities like the recent career development workshop at the IPWEA NSW State Conference. IPWEA is working to ensure engineering becomes more inclusive with more female engineers, more engineers from diverse backgrounds and we want to embrace engineers with disabilities. Young IPWEA can work together to transform the profile of our industry.


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  • 28 Sep

    Annual General Meeting 2016

    The 2016 Annual General Meeting of members of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW Division) Limited (ABN 35 093 562 602) will be held as follows: Date: Thursday 27 October 2016 Time: 12:30pm Location: Crowne Plaza Hunter and by Webinar...
  • 12 Aug

    State Conference 2016 – Infrastructure,...

    The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW) would like to invite you to participate in the IPWEA NSW State Conference 2016, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from Wednesday 26th October to Friday 28th October 2016 Again this year, the conference...
  • 14 Jun

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  • 08 Jun

    Slasher Teck at Civenex 2016...

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