Known to industry for 15 years’ experience in finding technical solutions for drainage and flooding issues on transport projects, BG&E Senior Civil Engineer Katherine Heron, is dynamic in both work and personal life.
Katherine says, “I am a single mum with two amazing children, and I work full time. I can definitely multitask and organise other people.”
This skill shines when Katherine undertakes lead roles on significant projects, including performing as Project Manager and Flooding and Drainage Lead for the Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road and Kruger Road intersection upgrade and safety improvement works in Queensland. She led multiple delivery packages, including signalisation of Kruger Road and augmentation of the adjoining carpark.
Deriving great satisfaction in reviewing a design and being able to identify a better or more efficient solution, Katherine applies her technical expertise to discover smarter solutions for drainage and bridge infrastructure, ensuring the safety and connection of surrounding communities. However, she insists the best part about her work is the people.
She says, “My favourite part about working at BG&E is the people, who inspire me to do my best work.”
Katherine often works closely with BG&E colleagues, including when she adopted the role of Project Manager, for Emergent Works in the South Coast Region of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). Katherine, who has also swum with sharks, is fearless when it comes to major project work.
She says, “I worked closely with our TMR Project Manager and RoadTek to respond to over 1,300 damaged locations from two rainfall events in the Gold Coast Hinterland.”
As an advocate for maintaining self-care and continuous self-development, Katherine balances work with spending time with her family, scuba diving, colour painting and playing the Ukulele.