Exposure to a world of experience and expertise

November 25, 2022
  • People and community
  • Graduate
Being a Graduate Engineer in Leighton Asia and UGL opens doors to lots of new opportunities.

Recently, Kate Leone, UGL Mechatronic Graduate Engineer, was in Hong Kong and took the opportunity to visit Leighton Asia’s Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin tunnel (TKO-LTT) and East Kowloon Cultural Centre (EKCC) projects.

“Leighton Asia’s Digital Construction team has been working closely across regions and companies of the CIMIC Group to support the Group’s Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) strategy. This includes our One Digital Construction Services (IDCS) team in the Philippines who is supporting the design works on the Fire Suppression system for the M6 Stage 1 project in Sydney, Australia,” said Francesco Tizzani, Group Manager of Digital Construction.

“We welcome any opportunities that lead to learning about each other’s best practices, so when we heard Kate would be in Hong Kong, we were excited to meet her in person and share the great works we are delivering,” he said.

Kate added: “These visits have really broadened my horizons, allowing me to relate with my home project, M6 Stage 1, and compare those areas of work with some differences. I was really impressed by the similarities between the tunnel jobs and inspired by the technical skills and diverse works Leighton Asia is delivering.”

UGL graduate group

(l-r) Stephanie Spaeth, Graduate Engineer, Carl Roberts, MEP Construction Manager and Kate Leone, UGL Mechatronic Graduate Engineer. Kate and Stephanie visited the East Kowloon Cultural Centre to learn about the complexity of works for the theatres and control rooms.

It was also the first time for Stephanie Spaeth, Leighton Asia’s Graduate Engineer, who began her journey with the company in July 2022 to visit our EKCC project and admire the scale of the theatres under construction.

“As a Civil Graduate Engineer, it was very interesting to understand the method of construction inside the theatres to install the ceiling and the services. It is a bonus for me to visit the site with Kate, a Graduate Engineer from other companies of CIMIC Group and learn about her roles and the works in Australia,” said Stephanie.

Overall, this was a great opportunity for sharing experiences across the Asia Pacific and bringing home something to share and discuss with colleagues on the project. By allowing mobility across regions, Leighton Asia and UGL are contributing to sharing knowledge and passion and creating a better environment for our people.

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