2019 Graduate Engineer
Studying a Civil Engineering Degree at Swinburne University of Technology, Cameron completed his university Industry Based Learning here at Civilex in 2016 and has worked on a casual basis while completing the final components of his engineering degree.
“I was attracted to engineering because I enjoy learning how things work and the reasoning behind why things are done the way they’re done.” Cameron didn’t officially commence the Ignite Civilex Graduate Development Program until February 2019, but he has already been exposed to some of the company’s largest and most diverse construction projects.
“I’ve already gained experience out at the Ravenhall Prison project and at PAFO (Parking and Forecourt Optimisation) project works at Melbourne Airport. My graduate journey so far has exposed me to the diverse nature of the industry and the company. It’s been amazing and I’m really looking forward to when the Ignite grad program official begins!”
For Civilex, contracted to John Holland, the Ravenhall Prison was officially opened in October 2017 and is Victoria’s 15th prison. The project required full site preparation of the state-of-the-art correctional facility with a large footprint involving large-scale bulk earthworks, pavements, drainage, combined services trenching and structural concrete. Melbourne Airport’s PAFO project represented a significantly high-level public interface to improve the management of passengers arriving and departing from the busy airport’s forecourt area.
Cameron enjoys the working environment and culture at Civilex and says, “Being around like-minded colleagues at Civilex, many my own age, is a huge bonus. But it’s the hands-on support and mentorship provided by senior and project managers that really assist with my learning and development.”
And while Cameron is just starting out on his civil engineering journey, he can already visualise his future career pathway into project management roles with Civilex.