Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at CJC 

At CJC, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and create a better engineering industry for all. Last month, on International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June), we organised a special event to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering where we discuss the importance of breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity in the workplace. Our team gathered for Morning Tea, followed by an engaging panel discussion where Dheavini Naicker, Sarah Stante, and Rachael Oertel, three exceptional female engineers, shared their experiences and insights on diversity and inclusion.

Dhe, with a passion for site engineering and experience in the Marine sector, emphasised the value of hands-on learning and applying multidisciplinary skills to solve real-life challenges. Rachael, who knew from a young age that she wanted to be an engineer, highlighted her experiences in various projects and her current focus on constructability. Sarah, originally aspiring to be an environmental scientist, found her calling on-site, embracing daily challenges, and finding innovative solutions in her work on numerous remarkable projects.

The panel discussion brought to light the importance of diversity in the workplace and the positive impact it has on creating a more inclusive engineering industry. Dhe stressed that diverse perspectives lead to a richer work environment, enabling teams to approach situations in different ways, fostering creativity, and ultimately increasing job satisfaction.

Sarah shared her journey as one of the few female leaders in the industry, emphasising the responsibility we all share in promoting diversity and bringing more women into leadership roles, which all start with the importance of ensuring equal opportunities for all graduates as they embark on their engineering careers. Sarah encouraged identifying and nurturing talent, providing growth opportunities, and learning from the experiences of other leaders as sources of inspiration.

The discussion also touched on the significance of involving men in conversations about diversity and inclusion. Rachel pointed out that collaboration between all is essential in creating an equitable work environment.

At CJC, we firmly believe that diversity is an essential value that drives innovation and success. Our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion is evident in our initiatives, ensuring that every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered. Click here to learn more.

Career progress: From undergraduate to Project Engineer

Career progress: From undergraduate to Project Engineer 

The successful journey of John Le at CJC Management

The successful journey of John Le at CJC Management 

Starting a career in engineering can be both exciting and intimidating. It’s a big decision that requires careful consideration and research.  

The fact is that choosing a company that invests in their undergraduates and fosters the development of foundational skills through ongoing support can make all the difference in launching a successful career. John Le’s story is a testament to the importance of finding the right graduate role with the right company to enable growth and career progress. 

John Le joined CJC Management as an Undergraduate Engineer and since completing his degree at the end of 2022 has moved into the role of Project Engineer – a fantastic opportunity for him. We invited John to share a little about his experience, journey and progress that can inspire and guide other aspiring engineers. 

Why do you believe that undergraduate roles are important?  

Undergraduate roles are important as they provide numerous new opportunities and career pathways for students and individuals who are graduating from their degrees. Undergraduate roles offer training and mentoring, delivering technical skills required for the job. An undergraduate role also presents career progressions as it will provide the given tools and knowledge, such as the training, opportunities, and leadership for the individual to succeed into another role. And lastly, networking. With an undergraduate role comes the importance of networking which will present the opportunity to build professional relationships in the office, allowing you to grow throughout the industry.  

Tell us a bit more about why you chose to stay with CJC after completing your undergraduate role.  

I chose to stay with CJC after my undergraduate role as it will allow me to expand and broaden my experience and knowledge on the purpose of constructability and how it’s further implemented into projects. I believe this experience that CJC offers me will also help me grow and develop into future roles and I enjoy the company culture and breadth of projects I can gain exposure to. 

What are you excited about with your new role?  

Working with new people within the civil engineering industry and solving problems and challenges. 

What area are you enjoying most in your new role?  

Working with the Constructability and Design Team, both areas demonstrate logical and problem-solving aspects that I quite enjoy while working with CJC.  

John’s successful journey with us demonstrates how a company’s support for its graduates can have a huge impact on an engineer’s career. At CJC, we are proud to provide future engineers opportunities to develop their skills and gain practical experience whilst receiving mentorship and guidance from our team of experienced engineers.  

If you are a graduate or undergraduate engineer seeking a supportive environment to develop your skills and learn from industry leaders, we encourage you to apply for our opportunities and start your engineering pathway with us. Complete this form on the Careers Page of our website to let us know you are interested.