BMT WBM’s Dr Jane Sargison wins Australian Professional Engineer of the Year Award
BMT WBM, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, is delighted to announce that Dr Jane Sargison has won the Professional Engineer of the Year National Title. The announcement was made at the 2011 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards held in Canberra.
The national award supported by Engineers Australia is made annually to a practicing professional engineer, judged against specific criteria which consider competence and significant achievement in community affairs, proficiency in the use of communication skills in engineering projects and a demonstrated understanding of the role and purpose of the engineering profession within society. As well as Jane's considerable achievements, the judges noted the inspiration that she has been to many young engineers and potential engineers, particularly women in engineering.
Jane is a Senior Engineer with BMT WBM and is a specialist in turbines and energy systems, with 15 years experience across R&D and industry sectors. She was the 1998 Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania and completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2001. During her career in industry, Jane has been involved in the development of cutting edge technologies including her film cooling hole design for gas turbines which has been patented and utilised by Rolls Royce in their aero-engines to reduce fuel usage and improve longevity. Closer to home, Jane has recently applied her skills to the Rainbow Bee Eater project, a scheme that will generate energy from biomass and result in carbon sequestration with negligible cost, creating job opportunities in rural Australia.
Jane's national title follows on from winning Professional Engineer of the Year at the Tasmania Division Engineering Excellence Awards in 2011.
Tony McAlister, Managing Director of BMT WBM comments: "I'm delighted that Jane's contribution to the Australian engineering industry has been recognised with both National and Tasmania Division Professional Engineer of the Year Awards. One of Jane's many strengths is her ability to extend her academic achievements and world class research skills into practical engineering application and these attributes are delivering considerable added value to BMT WBM and its customers."