Two for one at Uni­son Net­works

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

Dr Thahi­rah Jalal, Uni­son Net­works’ in­vest­ment spe­cial­ist, has won the New Zealand Elec­tric­ity En­gi­neers As­so­ci­a­tion (EEA) Young En­gi­neer of the Year award.

The award was pre­sented at the EEA con­fer­ence in Auck­land. Uni­son group chief ex­ec­u­tive Ken Suther­land says Dr Jalal’s award, which recog­nised great achieve­ment and lead­er­ship within the elec­tri­cal sup­ply in­dus­try, high­lighted her con­sis­tently ex­cel­lent work.

“Thahi­rah con­tin­ues to be in­stru­men­tal in ad­vanc­ing the smart tech­nolo­gies that set our net­work apart from oth­ers in New Zealand, specif­i­cally around the de­vel­op­ment of al­go­rithms for power trans­form­ers.”

As part of the prize, Dr Jalal will travel to Tokyo in Novem­ber to rep­re­sent New Zealand at the 2014 IEC Young Pro­fes­sion­als pro­gramme, the premier in­ter­na­tional fo­rum for up­com­ing young en­gi­neers and en­gi­neer­ing man­agers work­ing in the field of elec­tro-tech­nol­ogy.

“Due to Ja­pan not of­ten pub­lish­ing ma­te­rial in English it will be a great op­por­tu­nity to bridge the gap by net­work­ing and learn­ing a bit about what is hap­pen­ing in the In­dus­try over there,” said Ms Jalal.

Uni­son Con­tract­ing Ser­vices also won the Na­tional EEA Work­place Safety award at the con­fer­ence. The award recog­nises ex­cel­lence in health and safety, in­clud­ing achieve­ment or con­tri­bu­tion to work­place safety by an or­gan­i­sa­tion or in­di­vid­ual.

Dr Thahi­rah Jalal, with her Young En­gi­neer of the Year award from the New Zealand Elec­tric­ity En­gi­neers As­so­ci­a­tion.

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