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Joanne Chong is SA Young Professional Engineer of the Year

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Structural Engineer Joanne Chong has won the South Australian Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award at Engineers Australia.


Regional Director for South Australia Matthew Salisbury said this award recognised Ms Chong’s positive contribution to the engineering industry and wider community right from the beginning of her career.

‘As a young professional, Joanne has already successfully taken on roles on a number of major, complex projects.

‘Joanne was the Balance of Plant design package manager for the Te Mihi Geothermal Plant project in New Zealand, one of the inspection lead for the Westgate Bridge in Victoria, and the assistant project manager and inspection team leader of 80 bridges and culverts for the City of Onkaparinga Council and part of the design team for the Bowen Hills Ventilation Station on the Airport Link in Brisbane.

‘In each role she has demonstrated outstanding skills in engineering design, leadership and communication.

‘Joanne has also been a leader in our Professional Group Network, she mentors in our Professional Development Program and she has taken active roles in industry associations, like FutureNet/Consult Australia and Engineers Australia,’ said Mr Salisbury.

As the South Australian winner, Ms Chong is now eligible for consideration in the national award of the same category.

Engineers Australia awards recognise engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work. For more details about the awards see www.engineersaustralia.org.au.

For additional information, please contact:

Mary Henry
Phone: (61) 417 977 864
Email: henrym@pbworld.com