Jane is a talented structural engineer who continues to raise the industry bar for creativity and innovation in engineering solutions. Her design and technical skills shine in projects involving extensive architecturally-detailed solutions. Jane relishes the opportunity to work in collaborative teams – utilising her ability to see the big picture and translate architectural vision to sound structural outcomes.
Her ability to communicate and convey complex engineering principles has resulted in many invitations to be an industry speaker and share her experience with fellow engineers. She is particularly passionate about exploring new and innovative methods and materials and has been a key player in the adoption and growth of mass timber and engineered wood products in Australia.
What inspired you to become an engineer?
Once upon a time I wanted to be an architect so I could draw and solve problems, but then I realised they don’t do much mathematics. I wanted to do it ALL – so I became an engineer!
Best thing about being an engineer, what motivates you?
Working as part of a team to develop solutions, particularly with diverse ideas and backgrounds. The best thing is that this happens daily, with completely different projects and problems. When I come across a team of motivated and keen industry professionals, the projects really come to life with new ideas and exciting products. Every day tends to be different and interesting.