Welcome to Season 4 Episode 6
Solve the Right Problem
Becoming an engineer was not something on the radar growing up for Adrian.
In fact, it wasn’t until year 12 that he even thought about it as a potential career. It was through the recommendation of a career’s advisor, who looked at his skill in maths and science that put him on the path….
I had the idea that engineering was a fine degree and a fine career choice
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: Engineering will move into a digital age, along with the rest of society.
The future is digital.
Advice: Try to get as many diverse experiences in your career early on
Ask yourself, am I solving the right problem?
Australia is really the forefront of creating great technology to manage water distribution in an irrigation setting.
Dr Alan Finkle… Australia’s Chief Scientist, who is actually an engineer.
our Chief Scientist is that person that can really influence policies
About Adrian Piani
Adrian Piani is an Environmental Engineer with over 20 years experience, predominately in the water resources, environmental and infrastructure sectors. Adrian started his career in the irrigation sector working on catchment scale water quality management issues before transferring to an engineering role designing irrigation delivery and drainage infrastructure. He then joined the private sector as a consulting engineer, and has had a variety of technical, project management, and leadership roles. Career highlights include supporting the development of Basin Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and leading policy investigation work for the Council of Australian Governments on water trade.
He recently joined the ACT Government to take on the role of the ACT Chief Engineer where he is responsible for the development of an engineering workforce plan, and to provide strategic advice to government on infrastructure. He is a Chartered Fellow and Engineer Executive of Engineers Australia.
Adrian is a proud Canberran and is passionate about the role that infrastructure plays in supporting our wellbeing and quality of life.
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We interview engineers as they discuss their life and the issues they are dealing with.