Aurecon Graduate Pranita Panicker: Commercial
Civil engineer Pranita Panicker discusses her experience of working with Aurecon, and why she believes one of her strongest Aurecon Attributes is being commercial. Pranita has worked on the Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct Upgrade – Northern Promenade Works project, and a range of projects for the Australian Government, Department of Defence. Read more: https://goo.gl/N45wxB Transcript: Aurecon Graduate Pranita Panicker: Commercial I’m Pranita Panicker and I’m a civil engineer in the infrastructure team based in Adelaide. I have always been fascinated about buildings and bridges. I guess that’s what really attracted me to engineering. After my Year Ten work experience at Aurecon, I really came to know what each engineering was all about. And I felt that civil engineering is the best for me. As a civil engineer, my role is to design pavements, stormwater drainage, earthworks etc. It really varies depending on the projects. I’m currently working on quite a lot of Defence projects. Previously I’d been involved with the North Phase upgrade works for the Adelaide Festival Centre. Being part of the Riverside Precinct, Adelaide’s culture and history, it’s just great to be involved in a project like that. Commercial is my strongest Aurecon attribute. I think I’m quite flexible and I adapt to the different working environments quite easily which I think is quite important when you’re working in that commercial environment. I love everything about my work. But mostly it’s because I get that exposure to my technical field and also to the project management area, which I think is quite important when you’re involved in large scale projects. The environment here is really great, everyone’s very supportive and there’s not one person that you can’t go up to and ask a question. From day one you won’t feel you’re part of a graduate programme. Really, you’ll just be so involved in work and the team’s quite supportive. I mean your mentors and supervisors are always there to keep an eye on you and be there for you whenever you need them. It was my dream to join Aurecon once I became a qualified engineer and here I am.