The Clough Graduate Program provides recent graduates with technical and practical real-world experience to set them up for personal and professional success. Hear from some of Clough’s Graduate Program Alumni below.
Meet Sean Deveney, Civil / Structural Engineer
“The Clough graduate program overall has been an amazing foundation for my career as an engineer and I will be able to take my experiences and apply them to future projects.
I enjoy the wide range of work Clough targets as I have been given opportunities in areas all over the company, on projects in different sectors. This has enabled me to work across lots of different teams and meet a lot of the great people that work at Clough.
I started out in tendering, specifically on marine jobs, where I was lucky enough to be given some challenging design work. From there I joined the Beenyup Advanced Wastewater Recycling Plant site construction team and learnt how to manage siteworks and be the connection between design and construction. I managed subcontractors and fabricators on various siteworks and went on to help closeout the whole project.
Most recently, I have been involved with one of our projects in Canada which I have been a part of since project award. I was part of the team which developed the design, determined the trestle layout and ensured that the trestle is constructable with the Cantilever Bridge. I have managed design consultants, produced scope of works for supply of permanent materials and managed the fabricators to ensure the fabrication meets the design and quality requirements. I have also been given the opportunity to move to Canada for the next 12 months to help execute construction.
Clough is unique compared to a lot of other companies as they have in-house design capabilities as well as extensive construction expertise. As a graduate, you will have opportunities to develop your design skills as well as your project engineering skills which you really won’t get anywhere else.
If you’re looking for a graduate role my advice would be to understand where you think you would like your career to go. Apply for jobs that suit your interests and understand the type of work companies do so you know what you may be involved in one day. Take all the opportunities you can and enjoy the journey.”