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Saba Munir Ahmed

Electrical Engineer
I design how electricity should be provided inside a building.
Industry
Construction and infrastructure, Defence
Company
Aurecon
Job Level
Mid
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About me

  • International Experience

I studied Electrical Engineering overseas and then I got married. Soon after graduation I came to Australia.

My husband and I started our family and I decided to be a stay at home mum until kids were in school. Now I am a mother to 2 boys and now that they are in school I began working as Electrical Engineer in an engineering consultacy environment. 

I work full time on Defence projects. Think of it as literally “lighting up their world” or giving them “power” to do what they do. My work has taken me around various Defence bases in Western Australia and I have seen various cool and rather funny things too at the bases. 

About my role

  • Calm
  • Creative
  • Disorganised
  • Humorous

The role of an Electrical Engineer involves talking to clients to find out exactly what their needs are in regards to electricity. This role then looks for sources that can safely and efficiently provide electricity to the place of need. This can be for anything from general lighting to specialized equipment in laboratories.

As part of this process, an Electrical Engineer gets to visit sites, talk to electricians and clients. This role provides design in various forms which can be basic sketches, reports, detailed drawings for constructions depending on who the audience is. An enjoyable part of this role is visiting various Defence sites before and after the project to literally see the difference that has been made.

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Education

  • GCSE A Levels
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Hazardous Area classification and electrical design

Hobbies

  • Boxing
  • Cooking
  • Reading

15 year old me!!

“You are going to find your place in life no matter what, as long as you just focus on what you want to be and how you want to contribute to the world.”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Came to Australia right after graduation
  2. Had kids
  3. First job was at Bunnings
  4. Made a $50,000 design mistake but my company still trusted me
  5. Got dream job at Aurecon

My employer

At Aurecon, we are proud to champion female graduates and leaders who are making an impact in the science, technology and engineering industries. In 2021, we were honoured to be recognised as the only Australian company on the Fortune Change the World List and Australasia’s Most Innovative Company by the Australian Financial Review in 2020. We believe it’s time to design a world where people and the planet can flourish together. We’re taking action to bring environmentally friendly ideas to life, and we want unconventional thinkers and dedicated doers like you to help change the world with us. Aurecon is an international design, engineering and advisory company that brings ideas to life to create a better future for people and the planet.