February 23, 2019

SMEC undergraduate engineer wins ITEANZ award

SMEC Undergraduate Engineer and University of New South Wales (UNSW) student, Jessica Athayde, has won the Institute of Transportation Engineers Australia and New Zealand (ITEANZ) Undergraduate Award for her honours thesis.

SMEC Undergraduate Engineer and University of New South Wales (UNSW) student, Jessica Athayde, has won the Institute of Transportation Engineers Australia and New Zealand (ITEANZ) Undergraduate Award for her honours thesis.

Jessica, who will graduate from UNSW in mid-2019 with a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Commerce, said she was excited and proud to be recognised by such a respected organisation.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to share with the industry what I learnt while developing my thesis on employment decentralisation policies in Sydney.”

Jessica participated in SMEC’s ANZ undergraduate program from November 2017 to Feb 2018. Her program supervisors were so impressed with her work ethic and aptitude she was employed as an Undergraduate Engineer through the course of her studies.

“SMEC’s undergraduate program gave me the opportunity to apply what I was learning while I was researching and developing my thesis. I was able to see firsthand how my learning translates to real world problem solving.”

“My mentor and team have been really supportive of my studies. I get exposure to a range of project work across different sectors and really enjoy the collaborative nature at SMEC.

“I’m very lucky to be at a company that has the ability and willingness to support my diverse interests in the transport field.”

Jessica has also been accepted into the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) annual conference to present on her honours thesis towards the end of the year in Adelaide.

For more information, see our media release.

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