When Jeremy Wiatkowski joined the Barnson team in Dubbo as a draftsman in 2008, he never envisaged developing a smartphone app or using a drone to photograph major projects. But they are just some of the exciting opportunities his role has provided Jeremy with over the past eight years.
Jeremy now works in the soil testing and geotechnical lab where he has the opportunity to put his strong interest in technology to good use. He says the most rewarding part of his role is developing innovative new systems to simplify day-to-day work. His latest innovation is a smartphone app he is developing to allow the laboratory technicians to efficiently test and issue reports.
"The best part about working for Barnson is that I am part of a great team and have the ability to work independently, in a supportive environment.," Jeremy said. "It's a very social work place and provides great opportunities. The diversity of roles of engineering that Barnson has to offer make it a one-stop shop of engineering."
When he first joined the Barnson team, Jeremy had an interest in tech drawing and design. "I joined the Barnson team drafting using Autocad. Barnson taught me to draw and design plans and I started helping the surveyors and our laboratory team when they needed a hand. I developed an interest in Geotechnical Engineering and it's what I've been doing for the past four years."
Outside of work, Jeremy is keen on the outdoor life. A fisherman and keen camper, he can easily find opportunities to use his new toy - a drone that he hopes will be put to good use taking photos of the firm's big projects.
He encourages budding young engineers to consider a career with Barnson and to apply for the firm's new CSU scholarship, which will be offered for the first time in 2016. "If you are interested in a career that is constantly building knowledge and teaches you to work with a range of different skills, maybe engineering is an option."