Ex-local joins exclusive club
Tuesday, 18th May, 2010
A former apprentice at the Zinc Corporation has joined an exclusive club of engineers.
Rob Williamson was recently presented with his certificate of Engineering Executive status in Perth, where he works for a mining and technology consulting firm. Engineering Executive (EngExec) recognises the achievements of members who satisfy leadership and management competency standards.
There are now only about 70 members with Engineering Executive status within Engineers Australia, and Mr Williamson is the first Officer Fellow to achieve this status. Mr Williamson began his career at the Zinc Corporation mine as an apprentice electrician in 1978 and is now group general manager at Snowden Mining Services.
He credits his father, Tom, and early work colleagues and friends in Broken Hill with giving him guidance to achieve these successes in his career. Having worked in various engineering and management roles in mining firms such as Rio Tinto, Mr Williamson has also received several Western Australian and Australian Engineering awards, including the prestigious Engineers Australia National President’s Prize in 2003.
Mr Williamson, who is the deputy chairman of the National Committee for Engineering Associates Australia, was previously the Chief Technology Officer at Essa Australia.