Grant Parker has just celebrated his first year as a Director of Kehoe Myers Consulting Engineers. To celebrate, we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about Grant.
What do you enjoy about being an Engineer?
‘The satisfaction when I see the finished product is like no other. I enjoy working as a team on projects from concept through to completion. Solving challenging problems as I go.’
What was the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
‘While I’ve worked on a number of interesting projects, one that stands out was the Toowoomba Grammar School’s new Stadium, as there were a number of varying degrees of complexity throughout the design phase of the project.’
Did you find many differences in your approach when working in different countries?
‘Since my return from the UK in 2008, I can honestly say that fundamentally there isn’t any difference. There are however differences in Building Codes and Standards.’
What do you enjoy when you aren’t working?
‘I enjoy spending time with my family, and the occasional bit of time to myself. When I’m with my family, you’ll find me either in my 8 year old daughter’s imaginary classroom, where I am being taught and tested on a number of subjects, or in the yard, playing a variety of sports with my 5 year old twin boys. The occasional bit of time I find to myself, I try to watch sports, especially NRL, since I don’t have the opportunity to play.’
You mentioned that you are a fan of the NRL, who is your favourite team?
‘My favourite team is the Cowboys as I grew up in North Queensland.’
What’s your favourite Karaoke song?
‘My go to is Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.’
Favourite holiday location?
‘Las Vegas for obvious reasons.’