Started with Kingspan 2013
Kingspan’s sustainable vision and business model were key factors in my decision to apply for the Graduate Program. With a keen interest in sustainable building design I wanted to work for a global company who are dedicated to providing and developing innovative building solutions whilst also reducing the environmental impact of their business operations.
I joined the Graduate program in September 2013 as a Technical Advisor for Kingspan Insulated Panels Australasia & South East Asia. This role involved a diverse range of technical skills including regulatory advice, project management, building life cycle cost analysis, bespoke façade detail design and on-site inspections. The technical team have involvement from initial concept design stage with the Architect to attending regular site meetings with the Contractor to ensure proper installation and detailing. It gave me a great insight into the different technical design challenges in different markets and a wealth of experience on a broad range of commercial projects.
Kingspan are very supportive of continued professional development and aligning individuals to their area of interest which allowed me to become heavily involved in projects related to sustainability which has led me to my current role as Divisional Sustainability Manager. My responsibilities include providing assistance to local teams across the insulated panel division, helping to developing cost effective energy saving building solutions, providing support to help achieve our group net-zero energy target and providing specific advice on sustainability issues.
Since joining Kingspan I have obtained a wealth of technical, commercial and management skills. I’ve learnt that there are endless opportunities available around the globe to proactive graduates who are looking for an exciting and challenging career.