There’s a new hand on the helm of Corangamite Shire’s works team.
Manager Works Mikayla Hein will manage a local road network of 2000 kilometres, a team of 60 and an annual budget of $15 million.
Ms Hein earned her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural) from the University of Adelaide in 2015 and spent three years at the Regional City of Murray Bridge as Project Engineer and Acting Manager City Infrastructure.
“I was doing project delivery on a range of different projects, including a water splash park valued at $1 million and bank reclamation and stabilisation project to the value of $400,000,” Ms Hein said.
“The major road projects I worked on—rural and urban reconstructions—were very similar to the jobs in Corangamite. All of the road jobs were very similar in terms of scope.
Ms Hein also managed the city’s $500,000 a year footpath program.
“I was mainly involved in on-the-ground project delivery, responsible for construction teams—grader operators, truck drivers, excavator and backhoe operators and labourers—all those really skilled people.
“About 30-40 people reported to me when I was acting manager at Murray Bridge, and now I have a team of 60 here at Corangamite.”
Ms Hein’s partner, Luke, lives in Timboon so she has spent a lot of time in the area over the past couple of years.
“It’s a really nice area and when the opportunity came up it looked perfect for me,” she said.
Mayor Neil Trotter welcomed Ms Hein to the Corangamite Shire team.
“Mikayla brings experience in infrastructure projects that parallel the services Council provides for the Corangamite community,” Cr Trotter said.
“She will be a valuable addition to the organisation and the works team and we look forward to working together on delivering the capital works projects and maintenance programs.”