The UNSW School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CVEN) is delighted to welcome Douglas Partners to our Industry Partner Program.

Douglas Partners is an Australian engineering consulting firm, specialising in the fields of Geotechnics, Environment, Groundwater, Rock Mechanics, Geophysics and Earthworks.

With 60 years of experience, the company has over 500 staff in 20 branches across Australia and 15 NATA registered laboratories.  A key element of Douglas Partners’ success is that it is owned and managed by its employees allowing long term stability and providing high levels of staff engagement.

Directors and Principals are actively involved in project management, ensuring client access to the best available technical expertise and practical experience across the company.

Current projects include Queensland Children’s Hospital, New Sydney Fish Market, Western Sydney Airport, Sydney Metro West, NSW Football Stadium, Liverpool Hospital, NSW; Brisbane Airport Corporation; Star of the South, first Offshore wind project in Australia, Melbourne; Regional Rail Link Project, Melbourne Reid Highway Duplication, Perth; Regional Rail Link Project, Melbourne and Boonanarring Solar Park, WA.

Christal Medrano, Business Manager for Douglas Partners, notes that Douglas Partners have many brilliant undergraduates and graduated engineers from UNSW, including from CVEN.

‘We have launched a new graduate program that combines technical training with soft skill development’, she said, ‘providing a clear pathway for our people who are at the early stages of their professional career.

The education programs of UNSW Civil & Environmental Engineering resonate with our corporate values and principles around education and inclusion.  We are extremely proud to be a Silver Sponsor and look forward to contributing positively to CVEN students with their education and career development.’

.About the CVEN Industry Partners Program

The UNSW School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CVEN) is internationally ranked as the premier School of its kind in Australia, and in the world’s top twenty schools (AWRU and QS).

The support of industry partners helps the School grow the profile of the profession through outreach programs that connect with students in NSW primary and high schools. This includes our very successful Primary School Maths Prize which promotes the importance of maths for an exciting engineering career, and Year 10 Engineering Work Experience Week which offers young people from around the state the chance to experience a wide range of civil, environmental and geospatial engineering projects, sites and activities. 

Program funds are also used to run events that link our undergraduates with Industry Partners, such as careers marketselite student industry breakfasts, career information events, and other student focused events.

Interested industry colleagues should contact Dr Kurt Douglas for further information about the CVEN Industry Partners Program.


Image of Douglas Partners table at CVEN industry partners careers fair, March 2023

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