The 2020 CCF Industry and Training Awards was held on Friday 16th April and we were so thrilled to announce that Joshua, Richard and Tessa won their respective categories!
Josh – Apprentice of the Year. Determined to achieve a trade, Josh enrolled himself into and completed a Cert II pre-apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Servicing and proactively sought employment after he was made redundant from his previous electrical apprenticeship due to an industry downturn. In November 2018 DM Civil signed him up for a Cert III in Mobile Plant Technology.
Josh takes pride in being able to apply new concepts in the workplace. When he completed the air conditioning units of his course, he promptly contacted his TAFE trainer for the Cert II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology certificate so he could apply for a refrigerant handling licence, allowing him to work on air conditioning equipment fitted to company vehicles.
Josh respects the tradespeople he works with. He’s eager to learn from them and support all workshop and field personnel. The skills and knowledge he’s attained as part of his apprenticeship has now allowed Josh to work more independently in the field and on remote sites.
Richard – Supervisor of the Year. Throughout 2020, Richard showed both the desire and the capability to exceed the responsibilities of a Supervisor by managing and delivering projects without the assistance of project management and engineering resources. Richard not only has excellent site management and construction experience to deliver project works, he has administration and organisation skills that has allowed him to assume roles generally completed by Construction and Project Managers.
Richard creates a strong team dynamic through his thorough understanding of each project’s scope, including the coordination and planning of resources, HSEQ requirements, procurement and logistics. He maps out project sequencing, identifying key milestones and pathways to achieve them and communicates this succinctly to all involved with appropriate notice. This measured approach to critical elements of work results in strong decision making and confidence from stakeholders.
Richard’s maturity, leadership qualities and ability to solve unexpected issues professionally are just a few indicators of his depth. He leads by example and actively adheres to and promotes company values and culture, systems and procedures. He doesn’t claim to know everything, will seek the expertise and knowledge of senior personnel and involves his team in construction solutions or decision making processes. In turn, everyone understands each other’s capabilities and roles on site.
Tessa – Engineer of the Year. Throughout 2020, Tessa excelled as Project Engineer on the Fremantle Cast Iron Water Main replacement. Her duties included material supply and delivery coordination, variations and progress claims, stakeholder management, contributing to commissioning activities, managing traceability and QA. Tessa exceeded these responsibilities by delivering expertise in project design, providing direction for quality assurance system improvements and maintaining professional communication and liaison with all stakeholders.
Tessa’s leadership comes naturally because she’s so attentive to project detail and knowledge that people trust her planning, decision making and direction. They’re confident that she’s researched project requirements and will listen to advice and expertise from her crews. She’s always respectful and patient, providing context, facts and solution-focused information for the message she’s delivering. On the back of her superior performance, Tessa was promoted to Project Manager. The Roleystone DN760 Pipe Renewal is her first standalone project and comes with very unique challenges, which she’s doing an outstanding job of project managing.
We congratulate Josh, Richard and Tessa for their outstanding contribution and achievements in 2020 and look forward to their continued development and success with DM Civil.