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Getting to know the regions new Hon Secretary

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CIBSE ANZ Regional committee is pleased to welcome Jen Cardwell to the role of ANZ Hon Secretary. Jen is a Mechanical Engineer based in Brisbane, delivering engineering solutions for commercial and public buildings at Arup.

She spent the first five years of her career in the UK before moving over to Sydney with her family and now lives in Brisbane where she works for Arup delivering engineering solutions for commercial and public buildings.

Like many in the industry your passion for STEM started early -
“At school I always loved maths and science and after I was given the chance to attend an engineering for girls course at Brunel University I knew it was the path for me.  I enjoy the variety of work, endless learning opportunities and working with new people all the time.”

She went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Exeter University and then did a postgrad masters in Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy at Brunel University.

Jen is also a member of the CIBSE Qld committee and represents the Young Engineers Network in the chapter. Since being in Australia, Jen has been a keen promotor of CIBSE’s extensive technical resources and events within her networks.

“Young building services engineers especially can benefit from the training and resources that CIBSE has to offer as well as the opportunity to participate in events.  There’s a lot of focus on graduates and of course our industry leaders but it’s really important for young emerging professionals to have the opportunity to grow their skills and networks at this formative stage in their careers.”

Described as a passionate engineer and project manager with a focus on communication, coordination, collaboration and commercial success, in her time off, she loves holidaying anywhere with family – especially by the water, so we think calling Australia home was the right decision for her and lucky for us!
In her words, “I am delighted to be able to help the committee promote the value of CIBSE in the Australia and New Zealand market.”

If you would like to get in touch with Jen, email secretary@cibse.org.au.

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