Beer With An Engineer

42 EpisodesProduced by Melanie De Gioia

Being an engineer is challenging, but can be such a rewarding career.Every Friday, Mel & Dom will be sharing a beer with an engineer who will tell you all about their career and provide thoughts and advice for future engineers.If you are concerned or interested about the current and future life as a… read more

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Change what it means to be an engineer with Susan Kreemer Pickford

April 19th, 2019


Susan Kreemer Pickford chats about the need to change the narrative of what engineering is and who we think engineers are. We discuss the role of …

BWAE39: Explore your dreams with Aaron Bonanno

April 12th, 2019


Aaron Bonanno loves renewable energy and space. Being an engineer and an entrepreneur he speaks about his first project to replicate lunar soil and turn it into fuel, as well as his new mission to launch Enter Space. We …

BWAE38: Designing for climate change with Juliette Murphy

April 5th, 2019


Juliette Murphy is an environmental engineer who shows us what can be done with big data and an entrepreneurial spirit. She speaks to us about her …

BWAE37: Rise of corporate social responsibility with Steve Adamthwaite

March 29th, 2019


Steve is a Chemical Engineer who chats about the rise & importance of corporate social responsibility. Discover the concept of Moonshot: an activity directed towards a huge goal which may never really be profitable, …

BWAE36: Indigenous engineering with Nicola Telcik

March 22nd, 2019


Nicola is an engineer working in the UK on the London Underground. She introduces us to the need to learn from indigenous engineering and how …

BWAE35: Energy of the future with Francis Norman

March 15th, 2019


Francis Norman is an engineer from the UK, but now calls Australia home. He talks to us about the Energy Resources industry in Australia, the …

Live Special: International Women's Day 2019

March 14th, 2019


Your co-host Melanie spoke at her kids' primary school on International Women's Day 2019. She talked about how important it is for society to work …

BWAE34: A diverse workforce with Lydia Gentle

March 8th, 2019


Lydia Gentle is an amazing engineer and our guest for International Womens Day. She discusses with us that the future of engineering is dependent …

BWAE33: Engineering is a team sport with Don McPhail

March 1st, 2019


“Engineering is a team sport” points out Don McPhail – an electrical engineer who works in power. Don is concerned that as engineers retire, they are not being replaced with enough new engineers “a lot of students see …

BWAE32: STEM in schools with Erin Hughes

February 22nd, 2019


Erin Hughes is a passionate Surface Water Engineer who is also a Superstar of STEM. She believes it’s incredibly important to get engineers in front …

BWAE31: Disruption in transport with Roy Unny

February 15th, 2019


Roy Unny is a System Design engineer from Canada. He talks to us about the massive disruption that is occurring in transport and raises some very uncomfortable questions, like – are we ready? “Transportation is not a …

Live Special: Young Engineers Australia 7 Feb 2019

February 14th, 2019


Mel & Dom venture to The Chapel to experience a Young Engineers Australia 'Projects in a pub' event on 7 Feb 2019. They chat live and loud to engineers Lucy Griffith, Hugh Rowland, Marcela Teixeira, Will McInnes and …

BWAE30: Complicated vs Complex with Felicity Furey

February 8th, 2019


Felicity Furey is a Civil engineer who believes there are interesting challenges ahead for engineers and it's imperative the next generation are trained to think. “We need to be teaching engineers how to think, as well …

BWAE29: Take time to reflect and celebrate with Steve Chapman

February 1st, 2019


Steve Chapman is an experienced civil engineer who retired in 2018 after working in the industry for 40 years. Listen as he urges all engineers to take time during their careers to reflect, celebrate and communicate …

BWAE28: The future of engineering with Dr Jillian Kenny

January 25th, 2019


Dr Jillian Kenny is a civil engineer with a PhD re. the innovation of the water sector. While she juggles multiple roles across three companies, she …

BWAE27: Engineering Heroes with Dan Taylor

January 18th, 2019


Dan Taylor is a Civil structural engineer who has specialised in bridge engineering. He thinks it’s well passed time for engineers to stop being …

BWAE26: Useful Engineers with Dr Marianne Foley

January 11th, 2019


Dr Marianne Foley is a Fire Engineer and a Fellow at Arup. She believes that engineers will save the world, but first we need more engineers to speak …

BWAE25: Engineers in charge with Zaneta Mascarenhas

December 21st, 2018


Zaneta Mascarenhas is a chemical engineer who is pretty sure that engineers have the solutions for the big problems being experienced by society, and …

BWAE24: Engineering Academia with Ben Halkon

December 14th, 2018


Ben Halkon is an academic and an engineer. He is researching laser dopler vibrometry and the practical applications to advance our society. Ben is on the cutting edge of disrupting how we do things and keen to pass his …

BWAE23: Ethics in engineering with Julie Mikhail

December 7th, 2018


Julie from Engineering Business chats to us about how important it is for engineers to apply ethical ideas into what they create. This ethical …

BWAE22: Networking for engineers with Julia Palmer

November 30th, 2018


Who doesn’t love networking?!Dom & Mel introduce you to Julia Palmer from Relatus who is leading the face-to-face revolution. Listen as Julia …

BWAE21: Engineering solutions for climate change with John Caley

November 23rd, 2018


John Caley is living a life on a mission to save the planet. From drinking home brew, to getting around Sydney on an electric bicycle, John uses his engineering skills to fight climate change. "Climate change.. …

BWAE20: Industrial Revolution 4.0 with Trish White

November 16th, 2018


National President of Engineers Australia, Trish White, talks to us about how society is experiencing the Industrial Revolution 4.0. We discuss the …

BWAE19: Turning STEM into STEAM with Darren Wren

November 9th, 2018


Darren Wren sees engineering as his passion, we see him as a super-engineer!Society and regulations are putting engineers into a box. Engineers need …

BWAE18: Space 2.0 with Anntonette Dailey

November 2nd, 2018


Anny Dailey introduces us to Space 2.0, the exciting future of Space in Australia. Also discover how rewarding work in Australian’s remote communities can be and get some awesome advice for new engineers.Want more?Read …

BWAE17: Protection of IP with Ashley Brinson

October 26th, 2018


Ashley Brinson has over 20 years' experience in chemical engineering. He believes the ease of stealing IP is increasing and that society needs to develop a stronger awareness of the value of an idea, protecting that …

BWAE16: Women in engineering with Rebecca Watts

October 19th, 2018


Becky Watts is worried that the engineers building our society are not representative of the wider community that is using it. However she is very …

BWAE15: Sydney Traffic with Steve Wellman

October 12th, 2018


Steve is a Traffic Engineer who believes Sydney’s traffic problems will only get worse over time unless bi-partisan agreement is received to ensure …

BWAE14: Smart Cities with Zoe Eather

October 5th, 2018


Zoe is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a passion for Smart Cities and Regions. Zoe created The Smart City Podcast as she wanted somewhere …

BWAE13: The Cloud Wars with James Pollock

September 28th, 2018


James is a Site Reliability Engineer for Google, within the Android team. He discusses Cloud technology which is still essentially the Wild West. AI …

BWAE12: Engineering for Climate Change Adaption with Suk-yi Lo

September 21st, 2018


Suk-yi is a Chemical Engineer with a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering (Air Quality Engineering). She is currently an Air Quality …

BWAE11: Get it right at the start with Graham Pollock

September 14th, 2018


Graham is a retired Systems Engineer. From his many years of experiences, he speaks about how important getting the requirements right from the start is a vital key to a project's success.

BWAE10: Higher cost of manufacturing in Australia with Jess Hunt

September 7th, 2018


Jess is a chemical engineer with many years' experience running a variety of manufacturing plants around Australia and overseas. She is concerned about Australia's higher cost of manufacturing and the need to stay …

BWAE09: Engineering firms going global with Julian O'Shea

August 31st, 2018


Julian O’Shea has worked as an engineer with RAN and Engineers Without Borders. He founded and is the CEO of Unbound. In this podcast he will …

BWAE08: Race to the bottom with Carly Price

August 24th, 2018


Carly Price is the founder of The Questioning Engineer which focuses on writing skills for engineers. If the client puts out a request (with …

BWAE07: Future proofing buildings with Nathan Rosaguti

August 17th, 2018


Welcome to Podcast #7About Nathan Rosaguti

  • A good foundation with science and maths lead Nathan into his engineering career. He is very inquisitive …

BWAE06: The need for Policy Certainty with Dr Mary Stewart

August 10th, 2018


Dr Mary grew up in South Africa and received her PhD in chemical engineering from Sydney Uni. Mary is very concerned about how Australia could meet …

BWAE05: Qualifications & the status of engineers with Kevin Chan

August 3rd, 2018


Welcome to Podcast #5.About Kevin Chan:

  • Kevin studied at UNSW and graduated with a degree in Aeronautical engineering.
  • He spent most of his engineering …

BWAE04: Fire Service Accreditation with Myke McQuaid

July 26th, 2018


Welcome to Podcast #4. About Myke McQuaid

  • Born in the United States, Myke started engineering in Texas, building landing gear. He moved to Australia …

BWAE03: Renewable Energies with Michael James

July 18th, 2018


Welcome to Podcast #3.About Michael James:Michael works for NSW TAFE where he is the Head Teacher (of electrical trades, electrical engineering and the higher education course in engineering). At 66 years of age, his …

BWAE02: The challenge to find good engineers with Andrew Balak

July 18th, 2018


Welcome to Podcast #2.About Andrew Balak:Andrew Balak is an incredibly experienced engineer. He is currently the Chief Estimator at BMD Group and has …

BWAE01: The race to the bottom with Dominic De Gioia

July 17th, 2018


Welcome to our very first Podcast. In today's inaugural episode we introduce you to:

  • Us! Melanie puts Dom, our resident engineer, in the interview Hot …

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