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Ignite Graduate Program /

Dane Gallagher

2019 Graduate Engineer

Dane’s family has engineering in the bloodline. His father, educated in the chemical engineering discipline, now is a director of Project Management Office in the wind farm industry for an equipment manufacturer. Dane graduated from RMIT with a degree in Civil Engineering and started working at Civilex in July 2018.

Dane’s had a taste of the kind of opportunities available at Civilex and he’s eager to maximise his time here. He spent four months on the CD9 rail project which saw nine level crossings removed between Caulfield and Dandenong and worked across numerous projects including:

• Youth Justice Redevelopment project
• Dame Phyllis Frost Centre – closeout works
• Melbourne Airport – Forecourt optimisation
• Melbourne Airport – Airside security strengthening.

Dane’s two favourite buzzwords are culture and progress. “I love Civilex culture! Everyone here is treated equally – there’s opportunity, we’re not pigeon-holed, we can take the grad program at our own pace and I really feel like I belong here.”

The 2-year Ignite Civilex Graduate Program is unique and user-friendly for the simple fact that it’s flexible. Graduates can choose to fast-track their program and complete the range of hard and soft-skill units sooner. Dane commenced the graduate program in 2019 and fast-tracked his program. Dane’s challenge was clear. “I had a clear goal of fast-tracking my graduate program and aiming to complete it one year from when I started employment with Civilex.” It was game on for Dane!

Dane’s interests outside working life are playing football for Mulgrave Football club accompanying his assertive approach to his career and long-term vision to become a Construction Manager at Civilex or even an entrepreneur. Right now, he’s ready and waiting to turn his vision into a reality.