ACT appoints first Chief Engineer

Engineers Australia has welcomed the appointment of Adrian Piani as the Australian Capital Territory’s first Chief Engineer.

The association worked closely with the ACT Government to introduce the role.

Mr. Piani will provide strategic advice on projects including Stage Two of the city-wide light rail network, upgrades at the Canberra Hospital precinct and the capital works program in ACT schools.

Engineers Australia’s ACT General Manager Keely Quinn said the appointment was a major win for the Territory.

“Adrian Piani is a highly respected engineer and consultant, both in the ACT and nationally. His relationships with industry and universities will position him well for success and we look forward to working with him and the ACT Government.”

As chief engineer he will  work directly with politicians to ensure strategies, policies and rollout of ACT’s infrastructure are all engineered with the best controls and management of technical risks.

Prior to his appointment as chief engineer Mr. Piani was the ACT Regional Manager for AECOM. He studied a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of New England Australia.

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