New National Engineering Role to Take Teamwork to a New Level

Sharing knowledge and expertise between different branches, different projects, different sites and different states will be at the centre of a newly created National Engineering Manager role for AE Smith

20 Aug 2012

“Harnessing the vast experiences we have from around the country means we can use this to really add value to our client’s projects,” says Leigh Graham, who’s recently been promoted to the new national role.

“I’m really looking forward to leveraging all the different project insights we have at our disposal – it’s a great advantage for AE Smith and something our customers can draw on,” adds Leigh.

While every building is a one off, with different applications, new challenges and constraints – not to mention the emphasis on cooling in Queensland or heating in Victoria and Tasmania – Leigh sees great benefit from sharing knowledge from around the country:

“AE Smith’s diverse project expertise across all the branches means we can draw on a vast well of knowledge and sharing this amongst ourselves and with our customers means we can bring some real extra value to our clients that’s both practical and innovative.”

Leigh will be drawing on some of his own experiences for this new role from his involvement with a host of AE Smith projects in the past ten years.

With the company since 2002 after a work experience placement while studying Mechanical Engineering at James Cook University, Leigh started with the Brisbane Construction team as a Project Engineer before becoming Brisbane Engineering Manager in 2010.

Project highlights to date include the Ecosciences Precinct, Boggo Road Urban Village development that included a high spec, highly technical new laboratory as well as the challenges of work at the Townsville Correctional Centres.

While Leigh sights AE Smith’s culture of team work as one of the most enjoyable aspects of working for the company in the decade, it’s also the asset he’ll draw on for this new role:

“One of the good things about working with AE Smith is the willingness for everyone to work together and focus on helping our customers.

“Our strong team work means this new position is going to be really exciting to see how we can use that to share ideas, respond to challenges and really achieve great outcomes for our clients.”