Joining TTW in 2012, Hannah has worked on a diverse range of projects of varying scale and across multiple sectors. Benefiting from the vast range of experience and management styles of her senior colleagues, Hannah developed her own unique leadership style which has led to the successful delivery of several projects – most recently the complex Little National Hotel, built over Wynyard Station entry building in Sydney. Her emotional and technical intelligence make her an exceptional team and project leader. Hannah has the ability to turn clients' vision into actions, whilst working collaboratively to achieve the best project outcomes. She has recently relocated to join the growing Canberra team and deliver major ACT projects.
Passionate about protecting our planet’s environment, Hannah leads the TTW Sustainability group. She drives practical initiatives as well as the technical application of Environmental principles within engineering designs. Her interest lies in the coordination and delivery of practical solutions to complex problems. Translating architectural vision, services requirements and budget constraints into something that can be brought together effectively on site without compromising quality.
Best thing about being an engineer?
I have always loved puzzles and working out how things fit together. Working as an engineer is the ultimate challenge in pulling together a host of different parameters and constraints - and sometimes completely throwing out the rule book and putting that creativity hat on to work out something that hasn’t been done before.
What three projects have shaped your career and why?
Cardinal Freeman Retirement Village was the first job that I really worked on from to start to finish and that I was able to act fairly autonomously on. It gave me the full picture in designing a building, as well as the ins and out of the different project stages.
Riyadh Metro was an overseas third party review project – technically challenging, and the design was to meet overseas design codes and standards. Here I was managing a number of engineers and learnt a lot about running a team and working with people I had never worked with before in another time zone.
Little National Hotel in Sydney has been a fantastic job to work on – I’ve formed some great relationships during this project and a real sense of confidence in my abilities.
What made you move to TTW Canberra office?
I was ready to mix things up a bit – push out of my comfort zone and take up a challenge with a new team, new sectors and new clients. The move is a great opportunity to learn, develop my career and take on more responsibility.