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Brad Shaw of Serck Controls wins Young Achiever Zenith Award

Winner: Brad Shaw
Company: Serck Controls

Starting as a graduate engineer in 2006, Brad Shaw progressed through the company and, at 26, is now a senior systems engineer at Serck Controls Telemetry Competency Centre (TCC).

Bruce Mitchell, Industry Development Manager, TCC is all praise. “Shaw quickly demonstrated the willingness and commitment to learn that would mark him as one to watch. His ability to relate to the end user and foster a productive partnership with the client has reaped benefits in system design that in general exceed the project specifications. He has a clear focus on getting the job done but working within the constraints of the overall project budget.”

Throughout the GWMWater Alliance project, Shaw’s leadership and input was integral to its success, both in a financial capacity and overall solution basis. “Our successful partnership with GWMWater continues after the initial Alliance goals were met, in no small part due to Brad and his team,” says Mitchell.

When asked about his win, Shaw expressed his surprise and his honour at being awarded. He attributed his win to the opportunities provided by Serck Controls for career progression. “I guess this really recognises the rapid growth from when I graduated, and when I started as a graduate, and then to where am today as a senior engineer, and my involvement in the company.”

Serck Controls' Brad Shaw (R) receives the Zenith Award from Young Achiever category sponsor Murray Quinn, Business Development Manager - Commercial Sector, NHP.

Serck Controls’ Brad Shaw (R) receives the Zenith Award from Young Achiever category sponsor Murray Quinn, Business Development Manager – Commercial Sector, NHP.

On completion of the GWMWater Alliance project, Shaw was awarded the position of Lead Engineer on Serck Controls’ current project for the Yarra Valley Water SCADA Upgrade in Victoria.

This challenging SCADA project builds on ClearSCADA core software with a number of Serck Controls Value Added applications such as Central Configuration Management, Test and Development Server, Near Real Time Data Transfer amongst others.

As this was the first deployment of the advanced software in Australia, a significant amount of detailed design, configuration and testing was required and a close relationship with the software build team was essential as these new tools were developed and enhanced.

According to Mitchell, due to Shaw’s, and his team’s, skill, dedication and commitment, this exciting project continues on a successful path and is on track for an on time deployment.

“Beyond project roles, when preparing a tender bid, Shaw is a “go to” guy, who is always one of the first we present a unique engineering challenge when looking for an innovative solution to provide the differentiation that companies need in a competitive market,” remarked Mitchell.

“He always provides a well thought out, cost-effective solution and follows through with the creation of the application and then backs this up with a professional presentation to the end user that simplifies what is usually a very difficult task. It is important to remember that Shaw is still a relatively young engineer, but continues to show a maturity and responsibility that far exceeds his years.”

Check out all the Finalists in the Young Achiever Category.

The 2011 Young Achiever Award is sponsored by NHP Electrical Engineering.

NHP Electrical Engineering sponsors PACE magazine's Zenith AwardsNHP Electrical Engineering Products specialise in motor control, power distribution and automation systems, and are able to offer the Australian market the complete industrial electrical and automation solutions package. With 18 branches and 25 regional locations throughout Australia, our strong customer focus promises to meet any of your needs on time and within budget.

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