After spending the summer working with DM Roads, Cadet engineer Tom Collard is hungry to learn more.

“In my next few rotations, I aim to be involved in the design of pavements to learn about what it takes to create new links in the network,” Tom said.

Tom is the second cadet to finish up his rotation with DM Roads this year.

During his time with us, Tom was stationed at our Trafalgar depot assisting with the delivery of the road maintenance contract in conjunction with the Baw Baw Shire Council.

“I have been responsible for conducting inspections on the road network, developing programmed works and working with the asset management software to manage the completion of maintenance tasks.” Tom said.

“Gaining practice in the construction of roads will enable me to further implement my learning from university, and hopefully solidify my place in road engineering.”

Tom’s practical experience with the Baw Baw Shire road network meant he had to learn about Downer’s Zero Harm principles.

“I have gained a great appreciation for the project management required for a road maintenance contract and have developed a strong sense of the importance of
prioritising Zero Harm,” Tom said.

This highly rewarding experience is part of our Downer Road Services Cadetship Program

Cadets get the opportunity to develop their professional skill through a rotation program Road Services business. This can include rotations in our Asphalt

Contracting, Production, Civil, Road Network Management and our Reconomy (Recycling) business.

For more information visit Downer Road Services Cadetship Program

Well done Tom! We hope to see you working with us again soon!