Not many jobs take you from a remote mine site in the Pilbara one day to a brand-new motorway or a telecommunications project in the country’s largest city the next
For Steve Di Cola, being on a remote mine site in the Pilbara one day to a brand-new motorway or a telecommunications project in the country’s largest city the next is all part of his day job as Engineering Manager at Visionstream.
“The diversity of the role is probably the thing that I enjoy the most,” he said.
“We really go across many markets and get involved in a lot of interesting projects, which provides our people with a chance to work across a range of roles.”
As Engineering Manager, Steve works across the Carrier and Private Networks businesses. His role not only supports the delivery of projects, he also helps to develop solutions for our clients.
“Part of what we are focusing on in our business is working with clients to develop and drive solutions that help them solve a business challenge,” Steve said.
“We go in with a completely clean white board, talk through the challenges and then work with the client to develop the solution.”
Steve has been with Visionstream since 2012, when he joined to work on the New Royal Adelaide Hospital project. This involved Visionstream working as part of a broader integrated team to design, install and commission key components of next-generation ICT infrastructure for the facility.
“That was a really challenging project but also really rewarding to be involved in an iconic project in Adelaide,” he said.
Prior to joining Visionstream, Steve worked with BAE Systems in the defence industry — one of the areas in which he is also working with Visionstream, in addition to Transport and Resources and Energy.
Steve said it’s an exciting time to be part of these sectors, with a huge transformation underway in the way these industries use communications infrastructure and data.
“Anything and everything can now be connected to the network, we’re seeing every day the potential for infrastructure to be connected and to send data back to the asset owners and operators to help them manage their assets,” he said.
“With so much growth in this area there is an increasing demand for people who understand how a connected network operates, not just how to build it.
“That’s the sort of thinking that we can bring to these industries.”