The CIBSE ANZ region took a cruise around Sydney Harbour to celebrate the outstanding contribution from its leading students and graduates, who continue to demonstrate engineering excellence within the built environment.
Alex Jellie, from Northrop Consulting, was named CIBSE ANZ Graduate of the Year. He impressed the judges with his work within the health, transport and commercial sectors. They were particularly struck by his experience on the Illawarra Health Precinct project, where he was the lead mechanical designer.
The judging panel also recognised Jellie’s work in project collaboration, where he was responsible for the delivery of multidisciplinary projects.
He received an engraved glass trophy, certificate and a cheque for Au$1000.
Bin Chen, from WSP/Parson Brinkenhoff, received a highly commended runner-up award. Chen’s strong analytical skills, and experience of working in a range of jurisdictions and countries, impressed the judging panel.
Lorna Hennessy, Aecom and University of Technology Sydney (UTS), took the Student of the Year award. She has just completed her second year at UTS and is completing her internship at Aecom. The judging panel particularly liked her enthusiasm for learning, as well as her knowledge of how the various building services disciplines interact to affect the overall building performance.
The awards are presented annually at the CIBSE ANZ function in Sydney.