One year strong – reflecting on a year of SYSTRA Bamser

“Joining SYSTRA was a big step for Bamser. The last year has been a real game changer as we expand our offerings and ability to bring global expertise to our local clients” commented Ben Crosby, Executive Director.

Jon Daley, EGM Infrastructure said “The synergy and complementary service offerings have provided a real benefit to both sides, positioning SYSTRA as a serious player both in ANZ and globally. It’s been fantastic working with our tunnelling design colleagues at SYSTRA India, SWS in Italy and Subterra in Spain and our people have enjoyed being part of a global tunnelling capability network.”

SYSTRA Bamser began sharing offices from day 1 in Melbourne, which was a real success for integration. Followed soon after by a merge into our Chifley Tower Sydney Head Office and finished  a few weeks ago coming together in a whole new office space in Ann Street Brisbane. The new Brisbane office is now suitably sized to soon welcome our RSA colleagues who will join the SYSTRA family imminently.

Alana Newbrook, CEO, SYSTRA ANZ said “It has been a big year for all of us as we have exponentially grown. What has been most rewarding to see is the multi-disciplinary teams working alongside each other and pitching for and delivering work that 1 year earlier, we wouldn’t have been invited to participate in. This extension of our capability and buzz in the office as we win new work makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Tim Brown, Executive Director added “Being physically located together across ANZ has resulted in a number of wins for both staff and clients. The ability to bounce ideas off each other and to bring not only an expanded remit of local experience, but global best practice to the ANZ market has been a real step change. We cant wait to see what year 2 has in store!”

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Andrea Edney: Trenchless Woman of the Year

The inaugural award was announced at last weeks No-Dig Down Under event and aims to honour a woman who plays a leading role within the Australian trenchless technology industry. It recognises someone who goes above and beyond their role, strives for excellence, as well as someone who actively advocates for other women within the industry.

Jon Daley, Executive General Manager – Tunnels, says, “We are so proud of Andrea for winning this award. Since starting with SYSTRA Bamser, she has always displayed a dedication to innovation, leadership, and an unwavering passion for trenchless technologies and tunnelling. She is very deserving.”

Andrea says, “I am incredibly grateful for the recognition. As a female leader, I have always encouraged and supported others in the industry, mentoring the next generation and developing great relationships. I am extremely fortunate to have always been surrounded by great teams of strong men and women, and to always have the support of my family.”

During last week’s event, Andrea explored project and industry experiences through the lens of women in the trenchless industry, including a discussion of positive outcomes associated with diversity.

“No Dig is the preeminent event for our industry”, says Andrea. She adds, “Being able to share my insights as an advocate for all women across a diverse range of roles in our industry was a great opportunity. Along with my award, hopefully it helps to make a difference. I would love to see more women in all roles in the industry, and particularly in leadership.”

About Andrea

With over two decades experience, Andrea specialises in underground infrastructure projects spanning large-diameter tunnels, culvert jacking, pipe jacking, micro-tunnelling, and auger-boring. Andrea has successfully navigated all project phases, including conception, completion, and various delivery modes like construct-only, design and construct, and fast-tracked BOOT projects, achieving substantial cost savings. Her exceptional stakeholder management and advocacy for the industry, including women’s participation, have fostered enduring relationships with industry stakeholders and specialists.

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