UOW Engineering alumna Ellie Hawkins’ mining engineering career has started with a bang.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mining in 2016, within her first year of employment at CMOC-Northparkes Mines, near Parkes in Central Western NSW, Ellie quickly moved up the ranks. She joined Northparkes as a Graduate Mining Engineer before transitioning to a Drill and Blast Engineer and Project Team Leader for the Wireless Detonation Trial and is currently a Scheduling Engineer.

Her rapid success recently saw her named as joint winner of the NSW Mining Young Achiever of the Year award for 2020.

Hungry for learning and further professional growth, she is currently working towards her Master’s in Mining Engineering. Patrick O’Connor spoke with Ellie about her achievements and journey to the career she loves so much.

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