Shane is currently a Graduate Environmental Engineer in GHD’s Water Engineering team in Perth. He completed a double degree in Environmental Engineering and Arts (Indonesian) at UWA in 2015. Since starting as a vacation student, Shane has gained experience in land contamination management, air and noise pollution management, and water resources engineering.
Shane’s current role has solidified his passion for providing sustainable and clean water for everyone. It has exposed him to a variety of projects, including optimisation of treated waste water recycling assets for the Water Corporation; water balance and nutrient modelling at various mine sites; and water resources assessments to improve water-use efficiency and promote groundwater recharge in urban and regional areas of Western Australia.
Shane has volunteered with Engineers Without Borders since 2013, first in fundraising and now as a corporate representative. He also volunteered for a not-for-profit student run initiative called Book For Mountain, which aims to provide aid and education to school children in remote areas of Indonesia. Shane learned through his various voluntary roles and travels the disparity in health and well-being that many people experience around the world, and has a strong desire to use his technical knowledge for those that need it most.
Shane attended the Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies training course hosted by RedR in November 2017. The experience was an eye opener for Shane, particularly due to the wealth of knowledge and stories shared not only by the RedR trainees but also the participants themselves. Shane looks forward to completing the remaining compulsory RedR training courses so that he can apply to be on the RedR professional register.