48142 Engineering Practice Review

48142 Engineering Practice Review

48142 Engineering Practice Review


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I am Laura Henao, studying Bachelor of Engineering and Diploma in the field of Engineering. I am a final year student. Besides, I am focused on other subjects like environmental steams and civil, all at the University of Technology at Sydney.

In my report, I have directly related various engineering practices that I have come to complete my degree.  This is helpful to achieve a higher knowledge of attributes and different characteristics to enter in the profession of engineering. This is also useful to offer students a couple of different 24-week internship or opportunities of experiences for getting finished my suitable workplace. Here, the study, the second 24-week internship, by me from the support from different companies. The first one is the course of civil engineering Pty Ltd starting from December 2017 and upto August 2018. This is as seen as compared to the overall initial 24 weeks of internships. These are finished from Bravo Industries (NSW) Pty Ltd, which is mechanical engineering that is family owned.

Moreover, the report of “Engineering Practice Review 2 Internship”, has introduced “Diona Civil Engineering PtyLtd”.This includes the overview of the organization and the team members of the projects in which I was included. This has also involved the organizational track record of various services and products for the public sector. The study has also outlined the tools, activities and tasks that are undertaken across the duration of 24 week program of an internship. The experience with the initial 24 week internship, has helped in gaining important insights into the field of engineerings like technical and sustainability developments, social responsibilities, ethics, design, planning and management. Here, the internships have been widened beyond the knowledge and experience that is detailed in the study.

An Overview And Comparison Of Different Senior And Junior Memberships:

The initial week experience that ended on 2014, February at the place called Bravo Industries (NSW) Pty Ltd. It consisted of a small scale business that is family. It is owned and in with various specialized in producing and different type of manufacturing huge scale duct work of air conditioning and conventional sheet metal fabrication of projects all around. This was deployed in 1992 and then entered the liquidation during February 2015. The overall scope covered the idea of the mechanism of mechanical engineering and this was useful for me to fulfil the role of Junior Manufacturing and assistant of production. Thus they participated in the finishing of the ductwork of large scale projects that are commercial.

  • David Jones, Macquarie Centre NSW
  • Coles, Macquarie Centre NSW
  • Nan Tien Temple Wollongong, NSW
  • Hornsby Aquatic Centre, Hornsby NSW
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital
  • The Bravo Industries (NSW) Pty Ltd is a small family-owned company. This has comprised of six office employees having various roles.
  • Bookkeeper
  • Junior Manufacturing & Manufacturing Assistant – Miss Laura Henao (myself)
  • Estimator – Mr Olatunde Agunbiade
  • Production Engineer – Mr Ruben A. Bravo
  • Business Development Manager – Mr Alex Godoy
  • General Manager & Director – Mr Ruben Bravo

They have been dependent on the demand that has consisted of about 10 factory employees to assemble duct work of air conditioning. Here, my role has included supporting the entry of various ducts to the software named PM2000. This is to manufacture and process. This must be done through machinery within the factory. It has included the assisting of quotation and estimation process to maintain the record of the manufacturing for every kind of project and records that are included with the ductwork. This has been needed to be processed. Then there has been the need to conduct the checks of quality control. This includes various assembled duct pieces in the prior before the delivery. This assures dimension, connections of duct pieces and sets that are cut correctly and installed among other liabilities.

Moreover, the second 24 internship has been finished at Diona Civil Engineering. Here in commenced in the last month of 2017 and ended my role on August at 2018. Next, I finished the overall 32 weeks. Besides, the Diona came into place by the family of 1980 and developed to the scale of over 350 staffs. This is now owned by Calibre Group which is publicly listed organization having branches around the region of Asia Pacific. Apart from this, Diona has specialized in various projects of urban infrastructure at Sydney Brisbane Adelaide and has been currently developing to Melbourne.

Further, across every city, Diona has been working with national and local national resource providers in the sectors of sewer, water, gas and electricity/ Thus roles under the organization has range from various accounts of payable and receivable, marketing of operators, human resources, supervisors of sites, plant engineering and laborers, management and design roles. Further, it is seen that at Sydney the Diona has counted their primary office at the place of Rouse Hill and the office spares of Calibre Group at North Sydney and Oran Park. Here, present active projects in the area involve the resource relocation for Sydeny CBD and the rail of South East Rail on behalf of Acciona, separation of wastewater and stormwater. This has been at Woolloomooloo on behalf of the Sydney Water and the construction of 9.5 km of potable water channels. This supports the identification and developing of SSWPLRA or South West Priority Land Release Area among various others. Around the overall 32 weeks of Diona, it was my duty to take part the team with the post of Site Engineer (Intern), supporting the projects encompassing the potable upgrades of potable water main reticulation. This is across the suburban sectors from the side of Sydney Water, updates ranging from about 80 to 250 meters of constant renewal of the overall pipe line. Moreover, I was totally dedicated to the full-time site engineering or Intern course. This is for the package of 29 south for Sydney Water Reticulation Package, including the tasks demonstrated hereafter.

  • Park Rd, Cabramatta
  • Ballandella Rd, Toongabbie
  • Willoughby St, Guildford
  • Wascoe St, Glenbrook
  • Moreton Bay Sq, Bidwill
  • Stanmore Lane, Stanmore
  • William St, Leichhardt
  • Stafford St, North Wollongong
  • Sunninghill Circuit, Mount Ousley
  • Burton St, Concord
  • Short Rd, Riverwood

Here, had the scope in dealing with the intern site crews of Diona who have been competing with the primary upgrades of main water. This is done through the process of traditional trenching and the subcontractors who have been specializes in upgrades through the process of under boring, pipe bursting, and HDD or horizontal directional drilling. Coordination of various material orders from the plant of Diona and fitting suppliers and external pipes for every project, on the basis of drawing of idea designing.

In planning and coordinating the schedule of tasks of the crew as the kind of the projects has been quick turn across time. There, there has been till 5 various locations around the area in a couple of weeks look ahead for various crews in moving between. Thus one could carefully plan and it must be reminded that the resource is important. Then there has been running, scheduling and planning of the meeting of a project in order to discuss the progress of project and team of a couple of week lookahead. Then there has been complete Workplace Inspection Report that includes photographic record and activity observation for the conducted site visited. Then there is the overall weekly meters in the ground meter and lookahead of site visits for Sydney Water team of project management.  Then there are total weekly reports on the basis of completion and resources o project percentage utilized for every individual project for the senior management of Diona. Then there is an open and close site diary on the portal of Sydney Water Data. Then there is the conducting of Walkthrough of the Completion of Sydney Water Project having the allocation of Sydney Water surveillance officer for the location of the project. This is followed through compiling every quality assurances documents. This has been submitted to the portal regarding project closure of Sydney Water Project Web.

Furthermore, I have finished the role accompanied by other engineers. He has been involved with Diona for over a couple of years. He was then followed by the dedicated project engineer for the project and the senior project manager who has overseen the projects of Sydney Water projects that is run by Diona. After completing the bachelor’s degree having general major, it is believed that both the internships have been provided to me with tremendous insights to various areas of civil, mechanical and engineering. Here the second internship has been providing reassurance that the overall concentration in the stream of an environment and civil subjects have been the elements of engineering. I was totally passionate about this. The scopes and roles at Bravo have been initially stepping to the stone in my path of career.  I have been highly grateful for that and this has been a valuable experience in putting my resume instead of my prior duties in the retail sector. However, mechanical engineering has proved not to be the real passion.

My roles at Bravo has been encompassing the assisting of the secondary individual in particular task and process of the organization. This has been a seen to be a relatively low level of autonomy along with different types of lower level of liabilities. This is as compared to Diona. Here across the overall initial months at the present firm, I have been with various kinds of projects. This I have been working with along with intended responsibilities and duties. This also includes the guidance of the project engineer. The schedule has been till the end of February 2018, and the current project engineer had gone through the leave for 21 days. This expectation has been to finish the activities autonomously. It is done through reporting to the Senior Project Manager as needed. On returning from the Project Engineer, I have been able to carry out my duties is distinct manner. This is done by providing the weekly signs of progress to the meetings of projects. Here, the ownership, responsibility and autonomy of the tasks have been high. This has been helped to develop total independence as the intern engineer. This has also helped me to lead through instances and get proud of my tasks and different types of weekly accomplishments. It helped my time management and enhance the skills as I have been carrying out the tasks independently and meetings my roles on site at the same time.

The Culture Of The Organization During My Senior Internship:

While comparing to the senior and junior internship, the roles fulfilled at each, the levels and liabilities that are entailed and the company cultures and structures. Thus, It can easily come to a conclusion by saying that as per my preference of the experience and the culture of the company at Diona Civil Engineering for various causes. They are outlined below.

Here, the size of the organization, though the facilities of the main offices have been at Rouse Hill has consisted of 80 staffs at any specific time. The culture under the office has always been friendly, open and professional.

This layout of the primary office has not been designed as the sense of every person had their individual space. This was the first layout promoting the co-working. The desk has been shared by four other people that include the project engineers and various senior project managers breaking down the idea of promoting and hierarchy that has been promoting equality among other people. The flexibility and freedom of the working hours have been offered by Diona has been incredible for suiting the necessities working parents in working across people’s commitments and outside appointments. It is seen that many times across the internship I have been able to finish the tasks that are computer-based from my own home comfort. However, at any instant, as I have to leave the early or begin late, the manager and the company has always been accommodating. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

Here, the monthly team has been held at the Diona’s head office that has been the scope to make the new employees for feeling welcome. This is to the network and knowing the staffs that never has the scopes in walking to regular basis enjoying the lunch under the casual setting. This team cohesion has been among every people under the organizations, besides the engineers. However, as one communicate with the accounts or human resource team, all the things have been feeling like the team effort and are ever segmented by various distinct sectors. Further, the overall company culture and atmosphere have helped me to grasp the latest lessons that must be last for a lifetime, using mediums of communications, gaining and receiving constructive criticism, leadership and get aware of the sustainability and social responsibility, budgeting and project management among others. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

Analyzing The Meeting Learning Objectives With My Senior Internship:

Exercising And Judgment In Various Engineering Activities:

Developing Secured And Sustainable Solutions:

The commencement of the activities at March St, Arncliffe as the element of water primary reticulation up-dating package 31 has included the laying of about 140- meters of about 200 diameter of water pipe that is portable. The site crews of Internal Diona at the project has been raising the ideas regarding great volumes of traffic in the sector that has been complicated for transporting materials and found the site compound. There have been three car accidents witnesses in the vicinity of the suggested sector within a day. Through getting aware of the dangers that are present at the specific site and also the policy of Diona on security ground living traffic. They have been the part of the Life Saver Rules of the company. Apart from this, I was also asked for advice from the external HSEQ group regarding the way of impending the various kinds of live traffic hazards. This has also included the problems of crews. Additionally, we have also scheduled the entire and necessary meeting at the site. This is to fetch that under the real time. Here, Paul Lyndon, National Security Manager had also came to witness the efficient, serious and potentially hazardous and catastrophic outcomes and injuries for the site crew. Moreover, they also concluded the tasks to get suspended until the following has been implemented. Besides, the crash rater water barriers have been installed for a minimum of 150 m of the length at the street that includes the suggested main alignment of water. During ROL or Road Opening License the engineers have fetched from roads and maritime services for working at night works. They have been commencing from 8 P.M. to 5 A.M. only. Here, the works of the days have been not able to occur because if huge volumes of traffic at the opening hours of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

EoC 14 – to define, investigates and analyse engineering problems and opportunities

During the work that we progress at Sunninghill Circuit, Mount Ousley, and a portable water pipe through the method of pipe bursting with watertight private limited was generated as a probable sub contractor. the process of pipe bursting involves the opening up of various entries of the exit fits as well as the pipe bursting rigs involved in a penetrating process through the water existing for the main in the ground. The bursting of the existing pipe happens into pieces and describe through the required diameter that needs a new pipe to be hanged around and pull through.

It can also happen that the pipe bursting rig can become stuck inside while the. Penetrating process is going through the tree root section for the front house number 3, it is generally not found as an incident that would occur regularly but it cans action inappropriately and the entire system would for the cause reduction of time and reduction of delays in overall process. All the crew that attempt to dislodge the rain by utilising a hydraulic system but however could not provide a powerful rig to dislodge and this would make sure that the rig becomes dark for a total of three weeks approximately. This is a point of time when the conventional methods for trenching remains a line through the pipe. I have question the site supervisor about these three weeks and what happens after to which the supervisor replied that he was clueless until he has recovered for the instruction from the seniors at Watertight. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

However I have already allowed a total four weeks of project completion for the Sunninghill Circuit. The crew have already working on the site for 6 weeks in total and the budget has not yet affected Diona. The organisation that I am currently working in is not delegated on the basis of a fixed rate but this can further affect the key performance indicator for Sydney Water. I have contacted the project manager myself and discuss this issue for which it was found that there was lack of funding in the organisation from the end of them since they need to hire a much more powerful hydraulic rig. This was not found and not guaranteed through the contract and agreement that was made via email that a short that the owner would fund 50% of the entire cause that went in the dislodging of the pipe bursting rig.

EoC 3 – To display a personal sense of responsibility for your work

Diona and the involvement of mode project members within the Sydney Water Reticulation would mean upgrading of the package had not ever involved the introduction of project in 3 years more than 1 in number for having a full-time attention. The number of members that the street contains within one package has been selected for joining the process on the full time basis. During the tenure of my job I have found that there were many oceans in the project that left these areas where the nature of the worlds involved numerous repetitive tasks. If all this repetitive tasks involved with in the processes of documentation then it would be easier for people to follow rather than asking people in the designated areas for answers to guide them through the entire work where they can easily find them in presented documentations. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

The commencement of all the word packages was instructed to be created in a binder folder containing 25 different documents for supervising the sites and having a foreman present forever. The documents mostly had the exclusively important files like the environment control plants, the traffic control plan, safe work method statement about Diona, and Sydney Water Certificate for authority. It was instructed to me verbally about the folders that I need to manage and also that for every Street in each package it would be just the same for every subsequent process having the same scope of the works. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

Till the time that I had worked in the office, I spent almost all the hours redesigning the checklist of anyone in the business that was available for following the simple instructions and the document order that are needed to be filed within to make sure every individual document where available for Diona’s integrated management system. My manager also praise me and the document was saved for the Sydney water projects folder to make sure that anybody can access it at any given point of time.

After that in August 2018 the commencement of Retic Package 31 midway find no time to create the binder folders for the new package and thus the under graduated engineer working shortly after my an element from the job was unable to complete all the eight detached binder folders that needed the documents for abiding by the checklist that I had created previously in the year.

Communication In Professional Engineering Context

It was in the Bravo Industries that I was able to get a photo experience of factory based roll as a first and it has allowed me to develop several communication skills which I could not otherwise in the retail predictions. I was introduced to the proper etiquette of sending an email as well as the response that I need to provide to the clients subsequently in a formal manner accordance to the company policy and the best practices that the organisation developed in response of writing to the clients in case of any mishap for misunderstanding. I had occasionally dealt with phone calls but in my internship I believe that this was the communication skill area that was not refined previously.

At this organisation I had all my communication skill developed and refined at such a point that I was very confident in executing every one of my following phone calls an email to the client, please and suppliers, creating in amending schedules, delivering formal meetings as well as informal discussions. During my internship I was given a mobile phone for the company uses and I was expected that I would speak with my site supervision personnel, subcontract suppliers and project team members from the Sydney waters whenever it was necessary. I had a feel of ownership for my position and this also help me provide refining of my phone call etiquette for my own pace and privacy. In addition to that this role has also involved in less amount of emailing to the clients which I had already found confidence in regarding my previous role as an event manager that I was also complemented by my project manager during the generating of general email etiquette skills. I was often handed with the opportunity of attending the formal meetings which was often held at the head office and I was able to view all the aspects of the meetings like taking the attendance for the meetings using the company template as well as covering the minutes of meeting for a general meeting agenda. I found that I picked up all the things very quickly and started applying them to the weekly project meetings. The schedules also affected the major aspects of the work since they were updated on a daily basis and I took the responsibility of this very quickly. in addition to that the scaling and scheduling of the important meetings where very necessary for the project team as well as the sight staff and the sub contractor so that each of them can be ensured that all of the members of the team where aware of the expected work from them. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

Constructive Feedback As A Form Of Communication

Developing all the communication types within the workplace was also involved in the process of a peer-to-peer communication as it is provided as a constructive feedback generated from another fear that would help in assessing the effective development of a professional, personal and academic skill. I also had the pleasure of sharing all my duties as well as my obligations with the project that I was working in with another under graduate engineer and I found it extremely enjoyable as we had the same level of responsibilities and roles to perform within the organisation and it was very relatable as well as the entire experience that formed a great employment colleague for me to the line on when I was in doubt or I had to share my knowledge with somebody. I was received by constructive feedback from the colleagues and whenever he express that same type of the current project that I was working in was not his desirable and along with that he owned 2 years of experience as an intern being an undergraduate while being on the third year of this degree I could eventually found that this was a very rare construction of information feedback generated about the engineering students and I was able to make it the person aware that all the skills that we develop as an engineer within ourselves can be transferable to any other role or company. Diona was the three tyre company but I also suggested that he would apply for other undergraduate rules for tier 1 companies. I thought that he would be able to get a much more form part of larger projects and he would develop his skills much more even before he graduates which would form a lifelong benefit to him. He took this feedback in a positive manner and accepted that by the end of 2019 he would apply for engineering firms having the tier 1 status. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

Receiving Constructive Feedback In My Senior Internship

During the senior internship that I had at Diona, I remember meeting a certain person as my manager who would have initial performance review as the assessment criteria of the 48130 engineering experience my IPL included a casual meeting with the project engineer or my manager. I have conducted this at a local cafe near the office and the setting was made to feel much more relaxed and therefore no nervousness came in. I was complimented about my work ethics teamwork, professionalism, communication skills as well as my personal initiative and I was suggested that the area that I could improve in further was the technological awareness and experience that I used as software for my engineering works. this was the area of improvement that I totally agreed with my manager since I know that my lack of knowledge in this area was a result of being unaware of different social tools that I used in a civil engineering context but I had already expressed my views and concerns to my manager of my unfamiliarity of the softwares. However he agreed that this only becomes easier with experience in the industry. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

In my position I had learnt that everyday there are new tools and software that are being utilised in the organisation and some of them are supported with private studies and self directions. The technological skills are always transferable within the engineering industry but I believe that the academy that we go through in everyday life is also important. I need to improve all my skills in the area of Technology for the engineering context and I had for the proposed that the use of software on the daily basis would be improved with extensive research and workshops that would be offered in Diona as well as I would be utilising YouTube. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

I believe that YouTube is a preferred method of learning and this also follows relative insights as I believe my personal style for learning is much more inclined in the visual aspects. During the conclusion of my entire internship I was very confident in using Microsoft project for the intermediate level as well as Microsoft Excel in a much more advanced level. This constructive feedback had already motivated me enough to improve my area of technological awareness. 48142 Engineering Practice Review

Management And Leadership In Professional Engineering Context

In my entire internship within the organisation I believe that it was just a Project engineer that was the only person as a senior position that I was dedicated to full time for the projects I work in at Sydney Water Retic 29. Bravo had a charismatic leader who includes a sense of magnetism with his ability of motivating all his followers into having an action towards their work. He always used to motivate people with his personal experiences and make them not understand and apply their own thoughts into the internship process. I grew much more passionate about the entire project that I was involved in learning from the site visits and using my own experience and learning’s and researches to find out the walking behind the residential water means and the house water services in the way they worked.

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