Scholarship Recipients

Meet some of our recipients 

Brianna Image

After winning the Scholarship in 2019, I joined the team over the summer vacation period for work experience. This has been an interesting and rewarding experience as I have been involved with real design projects alongside some of the senior members of the team who provided me with unlimited support and guidance. I am in the final stages of studying a Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree at UWA and am very excited to be joining Pritchard Francis after graduation. My goals for the future are to further enhance my technical skills, and one day I would love to work with regional communities who are in need of various infrastructure improvements to increase their quality of life. I have been volunteering with the UWA Chapter of Engineers Without Borders since 2018, travelling to rural communities, providing tutoring and mentoring with Teach Learn Grow.

Brianna Newnham
Scholarship Winner 2020

Liam Image

I joined Pritchard Francis as a full time Structural Engineer after having won the 2019 Scholarship and completing work experience in the summer of 2018. I quickly gained experience working on a large variety of projects, from office based design to supervising construction on site. The ability to practically apply my skills early on in my employment as well as the continuing and solid support from the team has been influential to my growth so far. The Pritchard Francis Scholarship has given me a solid foundation to build my future as a professional Engineer, for which I am very grateful.

Liam Van Der Westhuizen - Graduate Engineer - Structural
Scholarship Winner 2019

The hands on learning I’ve experienced at Pritchard Francis has been instrumental to my rapid growth as a professional engineer. I’ve had responsibilities and jobs that have increased in depth and complexity as my skills and knowledge has grown. Learning about the industry by working on a diverse portfolio of projects has given me a broader perspective of the industry, the frequent site visits have sharpened my skills and the detailed analysis and design has deepened my knowledge. The work can be challenging, but with the solid and dependable support from all the Pritchard Francis team, the challenges become valuable learning opportunities. The Pritchard Francis Scholarship has given me a solid foundation to build my future as a professional engineer.

Felix Smith - Engineer - Structural
Scholarship Winner 2017

Entering into full time employment at the completion of my university studies, I quickly gained experience working on a large variety of projects, from office based design to supervising construction on site. Pritchard Francis provides me with training opportunities, both internal and external and even interstate.

Now eight years on, I’ve had the opportunity to work in our Perth office, our Broome office, travel across the north of Western Australia for project work, and now I’m based in Darwin, as the lead structural engineer. Pritchard Francis continue to look after my interests, both personal and professional, and have allowed me to grow within the business, for which I am very grateful.

Troy Oliver - Project Leader - Structural
Scholarship Winner 2010

After completing vacation work, I started full time employment in 2006 and was supported to take my career in a number of different directions. After 4 years of technical experience in civil engineering, I was given a secondment opportunity to a leading construction firm in Perth to develop my understanding of construction and project management. The combination of design and construction experience has assisted me in becoming a more competent engineer and given me the opportunity to further develop relationships within the industry. Pritchard Francis also encouraged and supported me in studies at UWA to complete a Masters of Business Administration which has helped me grow into my current position of Principal Engineer.

Mark Riddell - Principal - Civil
Scholarship Winner 2005

After winning the Scholarship in 2003, I joined Pritchard Francis as a full time Structural Engineer in early 2005 and couldn’t be happier with how my career has progressed since then. I have had the opportunity to further my interest in sustainability, have worked in Melbourne on secondment and travelled to Stockholm representing Pritchard Francis to present a paper on the Condor Tower project. I have valued and grown from the experiences available through Pritchard Francis and believe that they have played a large role in my career progression to a Principal of Pritchard Francis.

Chris Tyler - Principal - Structural
Scholarship Winner 2004
2011 Western Australian Young Professional Engineer of the Year