Robert has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Technology Sydney, with a Diploma in Engineering Practice. During his studies and at BCA Energy he has focused on the sustainable design, thermal comfort and energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings.
Robert has an interest in finding solutions to problems relating to balancing development costs and providing a well-designed green building. Experience in energy modelling software, including IES VE, and a great understanding of building principles has allowed Robert to provide BCA Energy clients with practical and economical advice and design solutions.
What has been your proudest achievement in your career?
My proudest achievement was being offered the position to manage the BCA Energy team. This has allowed me to represent BCA Energy and collaborate with leaders in our industry in a range of large projects such as the Rozelle Interchange and other transport and education projects.
Completing my Engineering degree and obtaining my Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment are also very proud achievements of mine.
How did you break into this industry and why?
I always had a goal to become an engineer within the motorsport industry, in particular working within the Formula 1 paddock. I even completed an internship with a company building Nissan race cars. However, one day I read a job ad for a sustainability engineer and the job description just pulled me in. I managed to apply and be successful for the role by linking the cross disciplinary skills between motorsport engineering and the built environment.
What is your most favourite memory from BCA Energy?
My favourite memories would have to come from the BCA Energy / Logic events. EOFY dinners, Christmas parties and footy competition team wins are always a great laugh.
A highlight would have to be last year’s footy tipping competition where our team came first, and the winning prize was a private boat cruise around Sydney harbour. The prize was so good that the runner up team was also invited…which may have had something to do with one of our directors being in that team!
What do you like most about your job?
Working on a wide variation of projects while performing different tasks on each. Also, watching a building that you have worked on during the design and construction phase be built and completed is a great part of the job.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Cars and bikes would be at the top of that list. I try to catch every F1, MotoGP and Supercars race live. Also, working on and maintaining my own car and bikes keeps me busy. Apart from that, I enjoy getting out of the city and finding new beaches to visit or walks to go on.