President’s Address – July 2022

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of YTP’s quarterly newsletter. I hope you enjoyed learning more about YTP, our Committee members and the wide world of transport and are looking forward to another update! As always, On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank our industry partners, the Aurecon Jacobs and Mott MacDonald Joint Venture, the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT) and Metro Trains Melbourne, for their continued support. 

A reminder that the committee is planning a Lunch & Learn Virtual Presentation for the 8th August on Managing Railway Network Disruptions and is will be a rare opportunity to hear from leaders directly on the front line managing the operations of a Metropolitan Rail Network. As always, YTP events are free to attend and encourage you to sign up here. 

It was fantastic to hear from the emerging leaders in the industry and their ideas for inter-model transport connections on a cold Autumn evening at the first of our interactive workshops on Shaping Transport Superhubs. Check out this quarter’s events recap to read more about the evening. On behalf of the committee, special thanks to the members, facilitators in attendance and our industry partners for making it all possible.  

For this quarter’s ‘A Day in the life of’ interview, the committee caught up with Simon Osborne from Department of Transport in Victoria and gain some insight into the day in the life of an Engineering Manager leading the Next Generation Trams (NGT) Project. 

Also in this edition, in celebration of International Women in Engineering Day this month, the committee’s very own, Caitlin and Evelyn reflect on their current journey in Engineering. Special thanks to Caitlin and Evelyn for their time in providing their experiences in engineering and transport and advice for the next generation of females coming through and considering a future in engineering and transport. 

Finally, I thank our members for their continued support of YTP as without your engagement, we cannot do what we do. Our inbox is always open, so please get in touch if you have any suggestions on how we can improve articles or if you would like to contribute. Happy reading!