Graduate Engineer Alice Tang in action on site

Q&A with a Ferrycarrig Graduate Engineer

Alice Tang gives us the low down on what it’s like to work for Ferrycarrig as a Graduate Engineer

What is your position at Ferrycarrig & what does it involve?

I am currently a Graduate Engineer working as part of the Graduate Program at Ferrycarrig. As part of my day-to-day activities, I work closely with foremen and senior engineers to solve problems on the construction site. I manage quality assurance and various documentation, and I assist our foremen in making sure site activities run smoothly with no incidents. While the work is very challenging, I find it to be a very rewarding experience!

How long have you been working with Ferrycarrig?

I joined the Ferrycarrig team in March 2020 as an Undergraduate Engineer, so it has been about one and a half years. Now that I have finished my university degree, I am very delighted to be a part of the graduate program and look forward to starting my career at Ferrycarrig.

What project are you currently working on?

I am working on an exciting project located at the industrial park in Rosehill involving the installation of approximately 1 kilometre of high voltage cables. Some of the project highlights and challenges include a 200-metre bore constructed through horizontal directional drilling, navigating the complex processes involved in construction at the prestigious Rosehill Racecourse and 800-metres of open-cut trench.

What other projects have you worked on with Ferrycarrig?

At Ferrycarrig, I have also worked on the Parramatta Light Rail. These works include relocation of utilities, preliminary works involved in the new bridge crossing James Ruse Drive and various civil works. I have also been involved in a Sydney Water and Confluence Water joint venture project. One section of the project will be constructed in the Royal National Park which will involve bringing material in and out with a helicopter!

What do you like about working for Ferrycarrig?

What I like most about Ferrycarrig is the amazing team of people working here. I am very fortunate to join such a great team who have kept me motivated and supported me through many challenges.

What do you like about the company culture at Ferrycarrig?

The company culture at Ferrycarrig is one that puts its employees first and one that supports your personal development. Everyone works together as a team in a very supportive environment. As an Engineer just starting my career, I have never been afraid to rely on those around me for help and support.

How has Ferrycarrig supported your career?

During my time at Ferrycarrig, I have been provided with superb mentorship and invaluable first hand experience on a construction site, working closely with Foremen and Senior Engineers. I play an active part in solving engineering problems which helps me develop the necessary critical thinking skills that no other graduate program can offer. Through numerous training sessions and workshops, I have learnt valuable skills that will remain applicable throughout my career.

What is the most interesting thing about working here, and about the work you do?

What I love most about working here is working on a project to its completion. I find it very rewarding to see months and sometimes years of hard work from many talented people, coming together at the end of the project.