The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

17 August 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm


GHD Auditorium 200, Level 3
Advanced Engineering Building (#49)
Staff House Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia campus


Registrations for this event are now closed

Do you want an exciting, fast-paced career, qualifications that enable you to work around the world, and the skills to solve both local and global challenges?

You can have all this and more with a career in Engineering and Technology.

At UQ's 2017 Engineering and Technology Careers Evening, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from recent Engineering and Information Technology graduates about their experiences in industry
  • Talk to academic staff and current students about the study options available at UQ
  • Ask real engineers and technology innovators about job opportunities available in industry
  • Discover why UQ provides students with the best foundation for careers in Engineering and Information Technology


Jessica Holz

Jessica Holz

Senior ESD and Mechanical Engineer, Aurecon

I am a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Australia. I work as a Senior Mechanical and Sustainability Engineer at Aurecon and am Mum to a baby girl! I have a Bachelor of Engineering as well as a Master of Environmental Management both from UQ. Read more

I believe that we have a responsibility to protect ecosystems and biodiversity for both their intrinsic value and for the ecosystem services that underpin our community’s health and economy. As urban landscapes sprawl and expand to accommodate population and economic growth, the environment is being put under increasing pressure. Many cities are located in highly biodiverse parts of Australia as humans are drawn to areas of high ecological value, so we are losing vital ecological systems under concrete and bitumen! I went into engineering to improve the design of Australia’s built environment and to generate awareness of environmental issues in Australian business.

At Aurecon, my job is to reduce the negative effects of buildings on the environment for our clients. I try to find more efficient ways of servicing buildings and ways to improve building performance. This includes making buildings healthier and more comfortable for occupants. I also undertake mechanical design such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning system design for a variety of buildings including education, hospital, residential, retail, medical, and commercial buildings. My job involves using building modelling software, working in project teams, and providing drawings and advice to architects, developers and property owners. I have mostly worked in Australia but have also done some work in Vietnam.

I have received two national industry awards over the past few years for showing leadership in the industry and was previously Chair of Engineers Australia’s Women in Engineering Queensland group. In the future, I would like to work on more great projects at Aurecon as well as work as a non-executive director on boards for Australia’s biggest companies.

James Doyle

James Doyle

Technology Consultant, EY

James is a technology consultant for EY (Ernst & Young) and works within EY’s management consulting division. James commenced in the firm as a graduate in 2015 and has since delivered technology-driven business solutions for large public and private sector clients, including work for one of the world’s largest ICT transformation programs. Read more

James graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Technology (major Software Information Systems) in 2014 and was recognised as a UQ Future Leader for his contributions to the UQ community. During James’ time at UQ, he was a Resident Engagement Officer at a UQ college, a first-year student mentor within in UQ’s School of ITEE, a student representative for the ITEE Student Consultative Committee, a board representative for a UQ residential college and the secretary for a UQ student representative council.

Julie O’Sullivan

Julie O’Sullivan

Well Facilities Engineer, Origin Energy

Julie O’Sullivan graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, First Class Honours, from the University of Queensland in 2011. During her studies she lived on campus at Duchesne College, and in her third year of study completed a semester exchange at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. Julie is currently the Treasurer of the Zonta Club of Brisbane, was a past President of the Duchesne College Alumnae Association in 2014 and 2015, and is also a committee member of the Origin Energy Women’s Energy Leadership League. Julie joined the Origin Energy Graduate Program in 2012 and currently works as a Well Facilities Engineer.

Felix Lee

Felix Lee

Product Designer, NetEngine

Product Designer at NetEngine. Performing at the core of experience design and computer science to create not just a website or an app, but an experience that people find enjoyable.

Mike Maher

Mike Maher

Engineering Manager, ConocoPhillips

Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) in 1998, moving into a Graduate position at the oil and gas company Santos Ltd. Mike built his technical and operational experience as the remote facility based engineer at the Ballera and Moomba oil and gas facilities working on a fly in-fly out arrangement. Mike then gained LNG engineering experience working for ConocoPhillips at their Darwin LNG facility and then went on to work in leadership positions in all project phases of the Santos GLNG Project. This saw Mike working both in Reading, UK and Houston, USA. Mike then returned to ConocoPhillips as their Process Safety Lead and is now the Engineering Manager responsible for leading all disciplines of engineering for the APLNG Facility. 

Daniel Mackle

Daniel Mackle

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, ConocoPhillips

Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours Class 1) from UQ in 2016. During his degree, Daniel completed a 6-month internship at Mercedes Benz R&D, based in Southern Germany. After graduating, Daniel joined ConocoPhillips as a graduate mechanical engineer. Daniel’s current role involves providing mechanical engineering support to the Australia Pacific LNG operations team, primarily in the fields of static equipment, asset integrity and modifications projects. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending time hiking, fishing and travelling.

Trang Pham

Trang Pham

Civil Engineer, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Trang is a civil engineer with the Department of Transport Main Roads and works as part of the Program Delivery and Operations team. Within her role, she provides support and advice on the planning and design process, to ensure delivery of project outcomes, and best practice are achieved in the delivery of road infrastructure projects. Read more

Trang graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor Engineering (Civil) and a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing) in 2014. During her time at UQ, Trang has been actively involved with Engineers Australia and is currently the Chair of Young Engineers Australia – Queensland and Secretary of Women in Engineering - Queensland. As a passionate advocate of the STEM professions, Trang aspires to create an inclusive community where young engineers can feel connected to industry and to their peers in order to empower and foster growth in their careers.

Phoebe Lindenberg
Mining Engineer, BHP

Mitchell Gray
Mechanical Engineer, Defence - Army Aviation Systems Branch

Tim Shannon
Mechanical Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Maddalena Gabrielli
Sustainability Engineer, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Download the full program here.



For further information, please contact:

Helen Burdon

+61 7 3365 2382