What Made Hannah Bleyerveen Want to Explore a Career in Engineering?

Hannah Bleyerveen joined WSP as a graduate engineer in 2016, taking up a position in our Perth office managing the essential service delivery to 85 regional Indigenous communities in Western Australia across the Pilbara, Kimberley and the Goldfields regions.

 

Hannah’s passion for social impact stems from a project embarked on whilst at University. As part of her degree, she and 12 others were placed in Wilcannia, a town 200km from Broken Hill in Western New South Wales. Her role was to help remedy a severely over-priced food situation. Having to work closely with the Indigenous community, Hannah struck a deal with Woolworths which improved the local food supply and reduced prices.

 

She says, “Being involved in this project made me realise why I wanted to be an engineer in the first place. I’m less attracted to the tangible dimension of a project and more fixed on creating better places, the end user, the social impact and how people’s lives are affected by them. My initial role in WA really appealed to me for this reason.”

 

In April 2017, Hannah relocated to Sydney. She says, “I moved back to Sydney to explore further opportunities in the Property Advisory group and to be closer to my family. Since moving back, I have continued to work closely on the development of precincts. I’m excited about my future at WSP, I’d love to explore the discipline of project management as I think I can be a good leader.”

 

Hannah confesses, “Here’s something no one really knows about me – I play the guitar, piano and also sing. I do it for personal enjoyment rather than performing.” The Real Hannah of WSP, also confesses to spending her (minimal) downtime enjoying her guilty pleasure of trash TV, The Bachelor being her personal favourite.

 

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