How is the work that you, and other telecommunications engineers are doing, shape a better future?
Working for the government agency who operates and manages the Public Safety Network, we deliver mission-critical and operational communications for Emergency Service Organisations (ESO), essential services, government agencies and local councils who deliver a range of frontline services.
We align the connectivity programs and deliver improved connectivity for citizens across our state. During disasters, we work with emergency services and telecommunications carriers to protect critical radio communications assets for frontline services.
NSW Telco Authority is currently delivering a major project to improve the state-wide coverage and quality of ESO radio communications by upgrading existing radio communications base stations and building many new sites throughout the state.
What advice do you have for young girls considering engineering as a career?
Although the engineering industry is largely male dominant in Australia, being a female engineer for the past ten years, I am always given equal opportunities in the workplace, have been recognised for my contribution and always receive help from colleagues. There are great opportunities and support provided for women in the workplace in engineering fields nowadays. You will also see great representation by women in senior and leadership roles in these industries.
If you are interested in math and science, pursuing an engineering degree in university will help you to develop the skills in problem-solving, communication and how to apply math and science in developing and improving the society we live in.
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