Civil Engineer on Aurizon's 2,670km Central Queensland Coal Network
Mitch joined Aurizon in November 2007 as a high school graduate looking for engineering work experience prior to commencing his Civil Engineering degree at Central Queensland University.
His passion and dedication to the role lead to a scholarship with Aurizon, which allowed Mitch to study full time whilst continuing work at Aurizon during his university breaks. As part of Mitch's second year of university study he was able to undertake eight months full time work as an Aurizon student engineer in Townsville.
After graduating from university in 2013, Mitch joined Aurizon's three year graduate rotation program and has since had to the opportunity to work as a civil engineer in Brisbane, track and civil site engineer in Rockhampton and Network District Asset Engineer in Mackay.
Mitch loves the support, flexibility and growth potential a career at Aurizon offers.
"I enjoy being able to work independently on projects to improve the way we manage our civil infrastructure whilst being close to the action in regional Queensland where Aurizon's 2,670km Central Queensland Coal Network is located. We have a terrific team spread across Queensland who are supportive and ambitious, and encourage me to become a better engineer."
For Mitch, a typical day involves working closely with engineers, local maintenance and construction teams to solve track issues and forward plan construction works to improve the efficiency and capacity of Aurizon's rail network.
"I love that every day is a challenge and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and enjoy what you do whilst improving your technical capabilities and growing your knowledge base."
"I have been with Aurizon for seven years and have seen the Company transform from a Government owned entity to a top ASX 30 listed Company, which is world leading, innovative, forward thinking and a great place to work."
Mitch was awarded a scholarship to attend the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference in Perth during June. This large international conference allowed Mitch to collaborate with engineers from around the world on managing railway infrastructure and meet the CEO of IHHA whilst receiving his scholarship.