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Darcy Modina

Project Engineer
Manage and coordinate the day to day operations of multi-million dollar construction projects
Industry
Construction and infrastructure
Company
BMD
Job Level
Mid
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About me

  • Regional Background

My role is as a Project Engineer with BMD.  In my six years at BMD, I’ve been involved in the successful delivery of a number of multi-million dollar construction projects across urban development, road infrastructure, bridge construction and pipe works, for both private and public clients. 

At school, I had no idea I wanted to be a Project Engineer, enter the Construction Industry or even study Civil Engineering at Uni.  It wasn’t until I followed my love for maths in school, which led me to where I am today – it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.    

I am very passionate about breaking down barriers and empowering more women into the industry.  Empowered women, empower women!

About my role

  • Focused
  • Innovative
  • Logical
  • Reliable
  • Thorough

A Project Engineer reports into a Senior Project Manager. This role oversees all aspects of project delivery including:

  • meeting with clients to ensure their expectations and requirements are being met
  • identifying potential design clashes or issues, and implementing solutions 
  • managing subcontractors including procuring quotes, negotiating packages and scheduling works 
  • sourcing all materials required
  • tendering for new projects
  • managing program and financial targets 
  • quality assurance management and coordinating inspections and testing 
  • stakeholder and traffic management -  liaising with clients and the local community
  • ensuring safety and environmental compliance including all required documentation satisfies the company, client and legislative requirements.

As a civil engineer each day you’re adapting to the new challenges on hand and working with your team to deliver a project safely, on time and to a budget. 

Truly no day is ever the same!

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Education

  • Year 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Class I Honours
  • Certificate III in Business

Awards

  • ADG Engineering Bursary
  • NAWIC Scholarship
  • NAWIC Young Achiever of the Year Nominee

Hobbies

  • Gym
  • Pilates

Pets

  • 2 Dog

15 year old me!!

“Try not to over-think going into a “Male Dominated” Field. Times are changing, and more and more women are entering the Construction Industry – it’ll be the best thing you ever do. ”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Started Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  2. Started working as an Undergraduate Engineer at BMD
  3. Completed bachelor’s degree
  4. Promoted to Graduate Engineer
  5. Promoted to Site Engineer
  6. Promoted to Project Engineer

My employer

BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development for clients and partners in the urban development, transport infrastructure and resources and energy sectors. Since 1979, BMD has employed a relationship based business model founded on certainty, collaboration and performance. With approximately 1700 staff throughout Australia, BMD has the resources and experience to deliver projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion.