Introducing another one of our recently graduated Engineers – Rhys Fulwood. Rhys joined us as an undergraduate a couple of years ago.
Even though Rhys is fresh out of university, he’s still had the opportunity to work on a number of projects across Australia already.
Find out more about Rhys, his love of camping and how his farming background led him to pursue a career in engineering.
What is your role at Engenium?
My role at Engenium is Graduate Structural Engineer, mainly focusing on engineering design.
What are your areas of speciality and expertise?
I have a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Newcastle. I only finished my studies in 2018, so I’m still fresh to the world of engineering and project delivery. So far my experience is mainly in heavy industry and coal processing.
What projects are you currently working on?
I‘m currently working on a variety of different projects including a transfer chute replacement, and seismic assessments on a number of suspended ceiling systems for building in Sydney and Melbourne. I was also lucky enough to travel to Rio Tinto’s Gove operation, in the Northern Territory, to assist with some structural inspections and spend a week working within the Assets Management Team.
What do you enjoy about working at Engenium?
There definitely is a lot I enjoy about working at Engenium. I think the best thing is the fun and flexible work environment at Engenium. The way the business is structured is also great, Company Directors and Senior Management in our offices across Australia are happy to answer questions or help you out. I spent the larger part of 2018 at Engenium as an Undergraduate Engineer while finishing my studies. Engenium is supportive of me as a new engineer and of my desire to learn new skills.
What inspired you to pursue a career in your field?
I’m not sure what inspired me to pursue engineering. For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed pulling things apart, figuring out how they work and then trying to put them back together. Growing up on a farm meant that we often had to fix things ourselves to get the job done. I think this would have definitely fuelled the fire of my passion for engineering.
What is something you love to do outside of your work life?
I usually like to find a quiet location out in nature for a spot of camping. There is nothing like sitting around a camp fire having a few beers and good times with family and friends.
What makes you laugh?
Any well thought out and clever joke.
Who inspires you?
Difficult to say. I think one of my biggest inspirations would have to be Elon Musk, his drive to succeed and innovate would inspire most engineers.
What is your favourite quote?
“There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough”– Elon Musk