Graduate stories: Amanda Liu

Graduate Civil Engineer

I started working as at corporate engineering department in Perth. I’ve been involved in a range of projects including helping to create our own FMG Standard Specifications for civil works and camp infrastructure. This was established to prevent over design and to control the cost significantly for the future projects.

I’ve also had exposure to various projects, such as geotechnical investigation for the ROM pad and reclaimer rail at Christmas Creek. This has allowed me to work closely with our contractors to control the schedule and the budget.

My current rotation is in the rail operations at Port Hedland. We are responsible to all civil maintenance jobs, such as the rail culvert, for the access road from Port Hedland to Cloudbreak. This rotation provided me the opportunity to work from design phase through to implementation on the Rail Culverts Upgrade Project. I was responsible for making decisions to make things fit for purpose here on site. This experience has helped me develop my project management skills.

I like being a graduate at Fortescue because management allow me to take responsibility and be innovative. There are always resources to support you whenever you need and you can develop your skills to become professional in short period.