Having obtained a postgraduate master’s degree in engineering and studied at Lafayette University in Louisiana, United States, Negin’s first professional work experience was with St John of God Murdoch Hospital as a Maintenance, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator. This role provided both technical and practical on the job experience to compliment her theoretical knowledge, including:
- Overseeing and guiding central energy plant processes
- Job planning
- Coordination of engineering teams and contractors
- Managing and maintaining asset lists.
For the past two years, Negin has been working as a Senior Industrial Facilities Manager for CBRE & Charter Hall, Australia’s largest commercial real estate service companies. This dynamic role has involved delivering a broad spectrum of activities and services that affect the operational and strategic management of a business, from strategic operational planning through to daily physical maintenance related to all aspects of building.
How has IHEA helped you in your career?
IHEA has helped me extensively throughout my career as a practicing engineer. The Institute has been a great networking tool to communicate with industry professionals, helped keep me updated on the latest technological innovations and products, as well as provide the latest in industry related news feeds and key legislative standards.
Why would you recommend joining IHEA?
Being an IHEA member not only gives you access to a wealth of industry information through distribution of useful bulletins and journals pertaining to the health industry, but the Institute also organises seminars and presentations that promote a high level of collaboration with other industry professionals and insights on cutting edge innovative products.
One of my personal highlights of being a IHEA member was when I was invited to tour the Perth Optus Stadium, this tour was both informative and engaging and provided me with a unique opportunity to see a state of the art facility – and it was all thanks to the IHEA who facilitated the event.