While completing my Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) at the University of Auckland, I secured a summer internship at Aurecon working with the bridge team. It was here I experienced what engineering was actually about and just how much more enjoyable it was compared to university. Even though I applied and received offers from other firms during my fourth year, Aurecon's bridge team was simply too appealing to resist.
My job description says I am a structural engineer; and at the core, I am. In the early years of my career, however, it sounded to me like I would be sitting behind a screen, mindlessly pumping out calculations or staring at drawings all day long, every day.
My actual experience was much different from my initial expectations. I got to work with many different teams across New Zealand and have assisted in the bidding, planning, and delivery phases of some impressive projects. Generally speaking, the roles I have experienced
My strongest Aurecon attribute is as a sense maker, because I love to connect the dots and discover meaningful insights. Being a sense maker, I’m fascinated with developing new skills that will make problem-solving easier, such as the ability to
Work aside, I’ve been involved in a variety of our corporate sport
Find your own way to make engineering enjoyable. Personally, it is about the small things such as finishing a design model that works or completing a set of design calculations unscathed. I would also encourage you to build relationships with your colleagues, both in and outside of work. Working with my colleagues at Aurecon is what really motivates and inspires me, knowing that we are building a better world for everyone.