2018 Nichelle Naluz and Kerhsan Pillai
Graduate Engineer Award 2018
THERE ARE TWO RECIPIENTS OF THE 2018 RTSA GRADUATE ENGINEER AWARD, BEING: MS. NICHELLE NALUZ AND MR. KERSHAN PILLAI
After completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree at Swinburne University of Technology in 2015, Ms Nichelle Naluz joined Aurecon’s Melbourne office as a rail track and civil Engineer. She has had various roles in major projects including Victoria’s Regional Rail Revival, the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and the City Tram Line Extension in Adelaide along with report writing on Fast Rail Technology. Along with working towards Chartered status Ms Naluz has been active in mentoring with a Global Rail Emerging Professionals network across all of Aurecon’s offices.
After completing a joint Bachelor of Engineering – Commerce degree at the University of New South Wales in 2015, Mr Kerhsan Pillai joined Transport for NSW and worked on projects associated with the Sydney Trains network and the New Intercity Fleet. In 2017 he joined SNC Lavalin’s Rail Vehicle Engineering Services Sydney team to work on projects in Sydney and Melbourne. Along with working towards Chartered status, Mr Pillai was involved in the selection of a scholarships for fifty young professionals to attend CORE2018 in Sydney and is actively involved in the SNC Lavalin’s Electrical College for young engineers.