Pictured: Teresa Tran poses with her award and Ken Kanofski, Chief Executive of Roads and Maritime.
This annual award is given to a young professional with less than ten years of experience who demonstrates ‘Promise, Passion and Pursuit’ in expanding their knowledge and leadership capability. It offers the opportunity to engage in a 12-month industry networking experience to gain a better understanding of how leaders interact and make decisions.
Teresa’s mentor and WSP Major Project Executive, Paul Goldsmith says, “In the past four years with WSP, Teresa has shown exceptional passion for her projects, demonstrated strong leadership and an appetite for new challenges to broaden her experiences.
“Not only has she worked on detailed design delivery for major projects such as the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Ballina and Newcastle Light Rail, but she jumped at the chance to take a short secondment to work inside one of our major clients, Roads and Maritime Services.”
Teresa is an active member of WSP’s YP group, Pathways, holding the role of office coordinator where she leads, manages, and coordinates groups from 10 offices across Australia. She is also the UNSW University Collaboration Representative and a mentor with the university’s Women in Engineering Society.
Aside from her engineering roles, Teresa is also a volunteer for St Johns Ambulance where she leads a cadet division to provide young people between the ages of 6 – 17 with the opportunity to develop first aid skills and practise administering them to members of the public.
What does Teresa hope to achieve through the PPP Award Program?
She says, “I hope to grow my network with professionals across all levels within our industry. I am currently working towards my Engineers Australia Chartership and would love to discuss this journey with those that are recently chartered.
“I also appreciate the opportunity to observe the Fellowship Council and meet individuals who have partaken in the Roads Australia Fellowship Program as it is something I would very much like to undertake sometime down the track in my career. I’m looking forward to meeting industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are and how they influence the future of our roads and cities. Hopefully the insight and skills that I gain through this experience will help enable me to lead an exciting career while making impactful and sustainable contributions to the communities we live and work in.”
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