Welcome to Season 4 Episode 12
Australia’s engineering capability is at risk. Duncan Gibb from Fulton Hogan spoke to Engineering Heroes and suggests that
as an industry we need to be more intentional about improving the capability and capacity of our people.
He urges the engineering industry to consider the culture of the industry and suggests that collaboration is key in improving how to deal with risks.
Duncan enjoyed maths and science growing up, but he especially loved being outdoors. So, when it came time to select his university course he selected… surveying. Duncan thought it looked like a fun job being spent outside.
However, his marks surprised everyone, including himself! His life took a very interesting turn while, after finishing high school, he was travelling around the UK on a rugby trip.
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: He believes that the culture of engineering MUST change
we’re going to find a way to balance career and work
Advice: While taking every opportunity you receive, Duncan also urges engineers to seek absolutely clarity around the role that is expected of you
understand what you’re accountable for and responsible for delivering in your role
The Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam was a life changer for me
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
the attitude that these early day engineers had of just putting your skills to whatever challenge was in front of you, was quite inspirational to me
About Duncan Gibb
Duncan was appointed CEO of Fulton Hogan Australia Construction in July 2017 after more than 15 years in senior leadership roles with the company.
With over 35 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand construction industry, Duncan’s work has spanned across various infrastructure sectors.
As a leader, Duncan recognises that success is created through motivated and empowered people and he thrives in collaborative environments where relationships are key. He successfully led the $2 billion rebuild of Christchurch infrastructure between 2011 and 2015 after devastating earthquakes and received the prestigious Brunel Medal for civil engineering excellence.
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We interview engineers as they discuss their life and the issues they are dealing with.