Brenda & George
Brenda Lee and George Wenas are two of our engineers in the Vertech Group Grad Engineering Program. While both were initially international students at Curtin University, they have now found a home in Australia and at Vertech. Working within the Onshore, Offshore & Marine departments, Brenda and George have been a part of many of Vertech’s major projects in the last two years. To find out more about them, our communications team conducted a short interview.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do at Vertech Group
I joined Vertech as a graduate engineer in November 2018. My main role is to support the operations team in delivering project deliverables such as inspection reports and work packs. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Curtin University at the end of 2017.
What is the most interesting thing you have worked on at Vertech?
The graduate engineers were assigned the task to produce lego models, for a particular project close-out. It was an interesting side project, where we were given the opportunity and were made accountable in overseeing the planning, design and production of these momentos as a team.
In a world where Vertech Group never existed, what is your dream company/organisation to work for?
A company that offers careers that are sustainability-related, and maybe slip in some travel opportunities too.
Dogs or Cats?
What television show are you binge watching right now?
Good Girls. It’s a crime comedy drama that I enjoy watching on days when I feel like all odds are against me and just needing some empowerment. It is relatable in many ways and raises questions about morals and justifications which are some of the things I enjoy about the series.
What who are you listening to on Spotify right now?
Taylor Swift’s folklore album.
I’m from a not so small city in Indonesia called Manado, and I have been working as a Graduate Engineer with Vertech since late 2018. My primary responsibility is to create project deliverables – primarily CAD drawings / inspection reports for our clients or work packs for our technicians.
You have worked on lots of projects during your time at Vertech. Which one are you most proud of?
Brenda and I have picked the same project! I love LEGO, so I can definitely say that getting the opportunity to design a model of the ship I have been working on is an amazing experience! Here is the 3D model of the ship, but the best part is the actual model we’ve built (below). About 20 of these were distributed to our clients and technicians which are involved with the project. It’s great to see your creation becoming a reality, and I’m really looking forward to further opportunities like this.
Is there a skill your time at university helped you develop?
Towards the end of my Mechanical Engineering studies is when I really started to network with other people – assignments were getting harder and I couldn’t do it by myself, so I didn’t have a choice. I realise everyone probably says this all the time, but communication and networking is an important part of your career. I’m glad I got the chance to (indirectly) learn about it at Curtin.
It’s well known in the office that you love Star Wars. If you could be any Star Wars character, who would you be?
Probably a clone trooper. You get to see lots of interesting planets and you get to hang out with like-minded people. Actually, probably a bounty hunter, same advantages with less of the hassle.
What television show are you binge watching on right now?
I just finished the first season and am halfway through the second season of Umbrella Academy. I’m also looking forward to The Mandalorian and will watch it religiously once season 2 is released.
What would your autobiography be called?
I’m not really sure but I want the word “Georgeous” or “Curious George” to be in there.