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YOUNG ENGINEERS controls, performance tracking and reporting to the board of directors. Robinson plays Aussie rules football in his spare time and participates in the local competition. He also enjoys Melbourne’s spring racing carnival each year and holds part ownership of a racing horse. Brandon Lee, 26 Chairman of the National Committee of Young Engineers Australia, Perth Brandon Lee’s interest in developing the engineering profession and ensuring that young engineers have a voice, has led him to become chair of the National Committee of Young Engineers Australia. He took over this one-year position earlier this year. Lee is an instrumentation and control en- gineer with the Water Corporation. He has been working on the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant project for the past year. Lee designed the plant’s control system. He is currently working as a project engineer involved in coordinating contractors in the implementation of the plant’s control system. Lee graduated with first class honours in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2001. He also completed a second degree in commerce majoring in accounting and finance. In his spare time, Lee enjoys doing weights at the gym, cycling and funk dancing. Kieren Lewis, 28 Project Manager, Vestas Australian Wind Technology, Melbourne Kieren Lewis is a civil engineer working for Vestas Australian Wind Technology. He is currently the project manager for the Emu Downs wind farm, 200km north of Perth in Western Australia. The project is worth in excess of $140 million. Lewis is responsible for administering the head contract and being the single point of contact with the customer. He is also responsible for four major subcontracts and other procurement contracts and consultancy agreements delivering works under the project. In his role overseeing the coordination of the manufacture and delivery of turbine components from facilities in Vietnam, Spain, Denmark and Australia, Lewis manages 22 office and site staff in the project team and up to 90 subcontract workers. Lewis graduated with honours in civil engi- neering from the University of Melbourne in 1999. Outside of work, Lewis enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, cycling and travelling. He also likes to play the guitar, attend live music events and watch his favourite football team, the Bulldogs. Emmanuel Sartitsis, 29 Civil and Structural Engineer, Maunsell, Abu Dhabi Emmanuel Sartitsis has a career portfolio that includes professional international relief work, involvement in the engineering not-for-profit sector, and a current role as senior structural engineer on a project in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi project, for the Al Raha Beach Development, involves building a community and lifestyle precinct for 200,000 people on an 8km waterfront. In 2005, Sartitsis took voluntary deployment on an Australian engineering relief team to assist communities impacted by the tsunami in the Maldives. Prior to relocating to Abu Dhabi last month, Sartitsis’ portfolio for Maunsell included civil design and contract management for the Kingston sewer rising main and Kingston foreshore ecopond and common project. Sartitsis graduated in civil engineering with first class honours from Swinburne University in 1999. In his spare time, he enjoys composing mu- sic, having studied under the German classical composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. He exercises as often as he can and participated in last year’s Sydney City to Surf run. 10 Michelle McCormack, 29 Design and Project Engineer, Royal Australian Engineers, Department of Defence, CPEng, Sydney Captain Michelle McCormack is an army design and project engineer with the 19th Chief Engineer Works. This year, she has worked on several overseas infrastructure-related projects, most notably the design and construction of several armouries and magazines for the royal Fijian military forces. In 2005, McCormack commanded a team of 10 personnel from the 19th Chief Engineer Works in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, supporting the Australian Defence Force’s relief efforts to the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. McCormack received her bachelor of civil engineering from the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales in 1998. Brad Zannes, 25 Consultant, WS Atkins, Bristol, UK Brad Zannes works for UK-based design firm WS Atkins. He is currently a risk manager for a £100 million defence assessment phase program called Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) for the UK Ministry of Defence. FRES will be a fleet of armoured vehicles for the British army meeting up to 16 different roles. The initial procurement value of the program is estimated at £14 billion. Zannes’ duties include assessing risks, iden- tifying opportunities and ensuring appropriate measures are in place. He also undertakes quantitative schedule modelling and analysis of the life of the program. Zannes received bachelors in chemical en- gineering and business management majoring in international business from the University of Queensland in 2003. He will also complete a masters in commerce majoring in finance from the University of Southern Queensland in 2006. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and photography. ■ ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2006 53 52-53 g- young eng 53 6/1/06, 8:45 PM TOP young engineers