I started with Aurecon in 2006, after completing an Engineering and Science double degree from the University of Adelaide. I joined Aurecon because I saw they had won Client Choice Awards and they also had a great reputation at my university. They had a personal approach to the graduate recruitment process that I found appealing.
After working in the Australian buildings team, I was seconded to our Singapore office, where I have remained since. I have been mentored by some outstanding experts, worked in great teams and have already worked in seven different countries. Such great experience has seen me rise through the ranks and I now lead the engineering sciences team in Singapore. I play a key role in our operations, with my responsibilities encompassing technical delivery, business development, financial, client relationship and people management.
In the last few years I have seen how we can transform cities and the way people live in them. It doesn’t matter how hot or cold the climate is, we can engineer solutions that use less energy, less water and leave a carbon footprint that is as small as possible. For example, here in Singapore, we designed a building that can stay cool with natural ventilation only. Considering how hot and humid this city is, this is a great achievement and I am proud to be a part of it.
Working at Aurecon is about building successful teams of people and leveraging diversity, innovation and a fresh approach to problem solving. Our success relies on being forward thinkers.
I am proud to do what I do. I believe that my job is much more than engineering. I am contributing to improving our cities and creating better working and living environments for people. When you study at university, you don’t realise that your work as an engineer can actually matter this much and how you can potentially make a big difference in the world.
Ben’s achievements also saw him receive the 2012 Aurecon Emerging Professional of the Year Award.