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Samuel Beckham on building a career at Cardno

Samuel Beckham commenced his engineering journey as a mature age student after working in the manufacturing industry.  Realising he needed a change, Samuel sought to commence his tertiary education in finance but the engineer in Samuel was ignited after attending a wind tunnel inspection at Monash University.

After commencing his engineering degree at RMIT, Sam’s first engineering undergraduate position was at a renewable energy contractor, RCR Tomlinson where he was involved in the construction of solar farms. From there, Sam moved to Laing O'Rourke, where he gained a firm grounding and insights in plane and geodetic surveying.

Sam’s interest was firmly in civil engineering design and chose Cardno for the next chapter of his career. In 2019 as an undergraduate, Sam has been involved in civil infrastructure upgrades and costings, including projects such as NELP, Suburban Roads Upgrade and Hallam Road Upgrade.

After graduating in June with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) with first class honours, we are delighted that Sam is continuing his career journey at Cardno in a full-time engineering role.

“I have always felt welcome here at Cardno and I enjoy the work environment, my team and others whom I work with across the business. I like that Cardno have embraced flexible working arrangements and we have a healthy balance between small and large projects that we work on.” says Sam.

"It’s exciting times for the transport infrastructure team as we take a new direction with Stephen Salim, together with Phil Chatterley, Jasmin Salandanan and Awais Chaudry.” adds Sam

An advocate for the engineering profession, Sam is a committee member for the Young Professionals Group in Victoria and a committee member for the Engineers Australia Structural College.