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Cameron started with Edison in February 2017 as a graduate project engineer in our Tauranga office. As part of our design team, he has assisted with a variety of projects based throughout New Zealand. Cameron began his career as an electrician and completed a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology from Wintec in 2017. He has provided the following insight into what life is like working at Edison.

Why Edison?

"I approached Edison for a summer internship as their project diversity intrigued me. I got offered a graduate position with the flexibility of completing my studies part time. After a month I knew it would be a good place to begin my career as all the senior engineers had a vast amount of experience and were willing to mentor me.

I learnt early that Edison values training and keeping their engineers relevant. I found this an awesome incentive as I had the flexibility to decide what areas I wanted to have training in.”

What projects have you been involved in?

“I have been involved in a variety of projects during my time at Edison. I have worked on substation designs, overhead line design, cable installation designs, various brown field works and protection studies. All the projects have been based throughout New Zealand with different networks.”

What is you biggest accomplishment at Edison?

“The largest project I have been involved to date has been the detailed design of Anderson Bay substation for Aurora Energy. I delivered the secondary design and assisted the senior engineers throughout the project. I learnt a lot from this job with regards to processes and design as I worked very closely with the senior engineers and believe my learning was important to my colleagues.”

What advice would you give graduates thinking of becoming part of Edison?

“I remember being initially overwhelmed going from a class environment to a professional environment. It took me around a month to find my feet, but I had the support I needed from day 1. Edison has a wealth of knowledge that is available to anyone who has a decent attitude, initiative and willingness to learn. Don’t be afraid to ask questions as everyone wants to see you succeed.”

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