Phil Colic - Graduate Bridge Engineer, Western Australia, coaching the high school rowing team.

Phil Colic

Graduate Bridge Engineer - Perth, Western Australia
Graduate Bridge Engineer Phil Colic thrives in teams, whether discovering solutions for complex road infrastructure or rowing

Phil joined the Perth BG&E team as a work experience student, since he was drawn to the complexity of road projects delivered by the organisation. His favourite thus far is the Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road Interchange in Western Australia, which was the first project Phil saw evolve from the start to the end of the design process.

He says, “There is a highly technical environment in road infrastructure design, and BG&E has given me a solid foundation in technical skills that can be applied anywhere.”

On any given weekday, Phil is primarily driven by his personal superpower for teamwork, enjoying interaction with colleagues to develop designs and solve problems. He thrives at balancing diverse perspectives and input for an enhanced outcome, seeing how the next generation of engineers think and work slightly differently.

Phil says, “I think that our generation has more emphasis on integrating new technologies.”

His ultimate goal would be a Director position, but for now he is focused on completing his graduate program and aims to be responsible for the design of a cantilever sign structure.

Phil’s work aspirations reflect his passion for leading teams in his downtime, giving back to his high school as a rowing coach for year ten students.

He says, “It’s nice to see the boys develop their skills and build character over the season. My crew came third at this year’s West Australian Head of the River event.”

To relax and refuel, Phil enjoys spending time at the gym or cycling outdoors. He has also been known to binge on true crime documentaries and the Sopranos, and listen to financial podcasts.