Since our Territory-first engineer credentialling program kicked off earlier this year, 16 Territory Generation engineers have received a globally recognised engineering accreditation. Asset Engineer Ian Ang is one of the staff members who has benefitted from this program. We spoke to Ian about his background, participation in the EWC, and what it means to him.
Q: What type of engineer are you and what got you into the field?
A: I’m a mechanical engineer by profession. I always liked to know how things work, and to be a part of things that make a difference. That’s what drew me to engineering initially and things haven’t changed!
Q: Tell us about your career history.
A: Previously to TGen, I worked in offshore construction and aviation. I held similar roles although with very different applications. At TGen, every day provides unique challenges as we work to provide power for the homes and businesses right across the Territory. A big part of my role involves marrying the contractual, maintenance and commercial aspects of various power generators to ensure long term reliability and performance.
Q: Had you explored credentialling prior to being offered the opportunity through TGen? What does it mean to you to be credentialled?
A: I had considered Charter presentation before I joined TGen but never acted on it due to the administrative obstacles and time required. Being involved in TGen’s EWC program really streamlined the process and made it achievable for me and many of my workmates. To be globally recognised as accredited in my field is a career milestone and gives me the confidence to progress in my career. Achieving this locally, right here in Darwin, was a bonus. I would love to see the EWC rolled out to other businesses in the Territory to further our local engineering industry.
15 December 2022