28 May 2015 - Andrew Dick, a Project Manager at Aurecon, has been successful in taking out the Project Management Institute – National Young Project Manager of the Year Award. Andrew was presented the winner’s trophy at the PMI Australia Conference gala dinner in Brisbane held on 25 May.
Andrew was nominated for his significant contributions to two key Aurecon projects, The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Design and Arts West Redevelopment.
Andrew joined Aurecon in 2011, as a consultant project manager, and has since gained experience – beyond his years – across a variety of projects. Andrew has specialised in higher education developments, but has delivered projects in the health, defence and manufacturing sectors.
Over the past year Andrew’s projects also include the Kyneton District Health Ambulatory Care Centre and La Trobe University’s Eastern Campus and the REID Building Redevelopment. His project environments range from adaptive reuse of existing building stock to major demolition and redevelopment.
“I am truly honoured to have received this national PMI award,” said Andrew. “And it further fuels my commitment to deliver excellence in project management. Both personally and professionally, I really enjoy working with diverse groups to solve challenges and deliver great solutions.”
“No matter what the project is, I’m always seeking ways to deliver better outcomes and efficiencies. I am a keen adopter of technology and I always look to improve communications management throughout a project’s lifecycle,” added Andrew.
The Melbourne School of Design, located at the centre of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, is a state-of-the-art academic facility for built environment education and research. While the Arts West Redevelopment is in the heart of the University’s Arts Precinct, and is rightfully surrounded by significant trees, students, buildings, it is mere meters away from the heritage listed Old Arts building.
“The cross section of stakeholder recognition and appreciation for Andrew’s contribution to the Melbourne School of Design and Arts West Redevelopment is evident through the commendation letters we received to support Andrew’s nomination,” said Travis Strong, Unit Manager, Advisory & Asset Management at Aurecon.
“Andrew has gained accolades from clients, and now the PMI, by fostering a respectful collaborative environment between his clients, consultants and the contractor teams. Andrew’s openness to project teams means that a wide range of stakeholders are able to approach and resolve issues to the benefit of the project and the client. I’m thrilled at this recognition of Andrew’s passion and excellence as a project manager,” added Travis.
“The PMI is an internationally recognised group with over 400,000 members worldwide and is one of the leading professional associations for programme and project management. Aurecon is both a member organisation and supporter of the PMI’s aims and goals for the industry,” said John Mason, Programme and Project Management Expertise Leader at Aurecon.
“Andrew’s win is testament to the commitment Aurecon has to deliver great projects through our programme and project management team and to set the highest possible standards, while supporting the careers of emerging professionals across Aurecon,” added John.
Aurecon had a number of finalists at the PMI awards ceremony. The calibre of entries highlighting the quality of programme and project management Aurecon delivers as a global, technical consultant. Aurecon finalists were: