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ACT appoints first chief engineer

The Australian Capital Territory and Engineers Australia have appointed the Territory's first Chief Engineer, who will provide strategic advice.

The Australian Capital Territory and Engineers Australia have appointed the Territory’s first Chief Engineer.

Adrian Piani was selected for the role and will provide strategic advice on projects including Stage Two of the city-wide light rail network, upgrades at the Canberra Hospital precinct and the capital works program in ACT schools.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Engineer, Piani was the ACT Regional Manager for AECOM. He studied a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of New England Australia.

As Chief Engineer he will work directly with politicians to ensure strategies, policies and rollout of ACT’s infrastructure are all engineered with the best controls and management of technical risks.

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The ACT Government worked closely with Engineers Australia to introduce the role.

Engineers Australia’s ACT General Manager Keely Quinn said the appointment was a major win for the Territory.

“Adrian Piani is a highly respected engineer and consultant, both in the ACT and nationally. His relationships with industry and universities will position him well for success and we look forward to working with him and the ACT Government.”

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