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Next Gen Committee

The Civil Contractors Federation – South Australia Next Generation Committee, more commonly known as the Next Gen Committee, is comprised of younger people from CCF SA Member companies who come together regularly to discuss and progress strategies and initiatives including events designed to collegiately support and encourage the younger next generation of people working in or considering a career in our industry.

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Meet the Committee

Anthony Elder
Leed Engineering And Construction Pty Ltd – Engineering Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in design and construction management of complex water infrastructure projects, I started off like many of us as cleaning out containers and doing take offs for procurement as an undergraduate.

During a gap year, I deployed with the Army to Timore Leste for 6 months and returned to a full time site supervisor role before completing my final year of study. In 2010, I was very fortunate to be awarded the South Australian Young Professional Engineer of the Year.

Since then I have continued to manage delivery of a diverse variety of infrastructure projects including concept development, design, construction and commissioning of bulk earthworks and structural concrete, pipelines, pump stations, treatment facilities and associated infrastructure. I am now the Engineering and Development Manager, contributing engineering expertise across all of Leed’s construction projects and to the Business Acquisition Team for major tenders and proposals.

Alison Paley
Coleman Rail – Projects Administrator / Office Manager

Alison has been working in the civil construction industry in South Australia since 2008, providing assistance to project teams across the full scope of project life, tendering, design, construction and closeout. With a background in quality, she has been able to provide a high level of support and guidance to both management and site personal and is actively involved in creating positive workplace cultures.

She has been on the Women in Civil committee since 2015 and has taken a proactive level of involvement to ensure the success of the group, and joined in the Next Gen committee in 2019 to continue to expand her passion for the industry and encourage education around the diverse career options available within the sector.

Karl Edgar
Hays Specialist Recruitment– Senior Project Consultant

I have been in recruitment for just over 4 years, of which most of that time I have been responsible for finding candidates in the civil construction market. During that time I have spent my days speaking with various people and business’ in the civil industry and discuss challenges and success that South Australia face. Being on the Next Gen committee allows me to be a small part of making a positive change to the industry that isn’t just related to recruiting.

Stewart Edwards
AR Contracting – Estimator / Graduate Engineer

In October 2018, I joined the civil construction industry by working with civil contractor, AR Contracting Services Pty Ltd. I work in the estimating department through tendering on civil construction projects that have gone to tender. I also assist the project team by completing on-site quality, environmental and work health safety management plans, compiling ITP and test results and preparing job costings.

I joined the NextGen committee in June 2019 and I am eager to find out more about the civil construction industry. I want to connect with other young people and to assist in organising information and networking events.

William gower
Mcmahon servicesAR Contracting – Estimator / Graduate Engineer

Working in the construction industry for the past 5 years, involved in all stages of large infrastructure projects from procurement through to delivery. I enjoy working in a collaborative innovative project team, maintaining continual positive relationships with clients and subcontractors.

I believe maintaining strong working relationships is vital to a successful career, being a member of the Future in Civil Committee will provide opportunities to network with others in the industry and exchange experiences. I have a large interest in training and upskilling throughout the civil industry, being part of the Future in Civil Committee will give myself and the committee the opportunity to establish programs and training sessions for personnel to further develop their skillsets. 

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