GRD engineer scores big win

MECHANICAL engineer Caroline Chen dominated nominations in the category of female engineer, with support from both her colleagues at GRD Minproc and engineers at other firms.

A graduate of the University of Western Australia, Ms Chen has worked as a mechanical engineer for more than eight years, primarily in the design engineering field.

Currently she is on the design team for the Eastern Creek waste treatment plant, being built in Sydney by GRD subsidiary Global Renewables.

The $70 million plant is designed to divert municipal waste from landfill through separation of recyclable products, compost production and biogas generation for electricity.

Ms Chen was previously design manager for the Mt Garnet base metals project, commissioned in Queensland earlier this year.

She has also worked on the Cawse and Murrin Murrin laterite nickel projects.

At Cawse, she was part of the design team and spent about 10 months on site acting as a construction and commissioning engineer.

Ms Chen spent two years employed by Anaconda Nickel at its Murrin Murrin nickel plant. Her main role was to provide design and construction assistance.

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