Your most interesting projects / accomplishments?
It carried huge risk to life and limb - tragically, tunnelling is one of the most dangerous of construction sectors and this was no exception. Despite a huge emphasis on Health and Safety the project suffered a number of fatalities. These were incredibly sobering and reminded us of the dangers and risks associated with our career choice and the incredible challenges civil engineering projects can throw up. But at the same time, the awesome things that can be achieved when people pull together under very difficult circumstances.
What you love most about your job?
Mainly I love seeing my Blue Barners love coming to work. This means we have to build an awesome place to be and seek out exciting and cool projects. So far, we are on track!
Why you followed this career path?
I got into engineering, because I saw practical way to help people. And we have been fortunate at Blue Barn to outwork this – from drought relief in India, to reconstruction after the Samoa tsunami to emergency response after the Christchurch earthquake. And I look forward to more of this.
Your interests outside of work?
Right now I am learning French. Mainly so I am not a boring person when I get older! Some might say, “too late”!
I love cooking. Not that I am much cop. But I try! Right now my “killer” dish is a Beef Rendang.
And travel. And now I am sounding like a beauty contestant!
What or who motivates you?
I have made a habit of surrounding myself with people like this and learning from others just a little further ahead in life’s journey.
Who do you love to work with?
I love optimistic people. I love inspirational people, people who do things that I aspire to do.