Mercury (Hobart)

ENGINEERIN­G A BRIGHT FUTURE

- JUDY AUGUSTINE

A YOUNG Tasmanian is set to be judged against the best young engineers in the country after he was recognised as Tasmania’s Young Profession­al Engineer of the Year.

David Ewers believed it was his work in the renewable energy sector he had been recognised for.

“The award is for anyone who’s shown contributi­on to the engineerin­g field,” Mr Ewers said.

“I don’t think I’d realised how much I’d done within 10 years in the engineerin­g sector.”

He said his engineerin­g work had taken him across the country.

“I started in South Australia and worked on a rail extension project, I’ve worked on the Riverbank Bridge, also in South Australia.

“I’ve worked on a defence upgrade in civil design zones.

“I worked on the Cattle Hill Wind Farm in Tasmania as a senior project engineer.” Mr Ewers, who works for VEC Civil Engineerin­g, said he hoped to inspire young Tasmanians to pursue engineerin­g. “There’s nothing more important than passing on your knowledge to the next generation and seeing young Tasmanians take up engineerin­g.”

The Young Australian Engineer of the Year will be announced in November.

 ?? Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones ?? David Ewers is the Young Profession­al Engineer of the Year.
Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones David Ewers is the Young Profession­al Engineer of the Year.

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