Working on projects in places as varied as Europe, Dubai and New Zealand has certainly had its challenges. My greatest challenge was being part of the Fletcher Construction team that responded to the 2010 Christchurch earthquake. Trying to help the city and its residents while also living through other major quakes and aftershocks was demanding.
Being part of a team that is creating a legacy is really enjoyable. I also feel like I’m building something that’s tangible and a lasting benefit.
I became a fellow in early 2013 because I wanted an internationally recognised professional accreditation. I was also attracted to the opportunities to mentor and support other young engineers. As an ICE fellow I've been able to do both these things.
Since becoming a fellow, my profile within the company (and New Zealand) has risen and I feel a considerable sense of personal achievement and pride. I’m not the only one who’s benefited: when bidding for projects, my fellow status helps to strengthen my company’s 'staff attributes' criteria.
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