Sarah Phillips Cadet Hydraulics Engineer DMA Engineers

Sarah Phillips

Hydraulic Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2018

 

My dual Civil Engineering and Business Management degree has given me a solid foundation in Engineering principles and a deep understanding of how to run projects smoothly.

My professional background

As a relatively new Engineer to the Hydraulic Building Services field, I’ve been exposed to a wide range of design work on team projects by assisting with 2D drafting and 3D modelling. I work on projects for clients in the aged care sector, shopping centres and supermarket chains, schools, multi-unit residential and fast food.

My dual Civil Engineering and Business Management degree has given me a solid foundation in Engineering principles and a deep understanding of how to run projects smoothly.

My specialisations

As a member of the DMA Hydraulic team, I am working primarily in the following fields:

  • Sanitary drainage
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Roof, gutters and downpipes
  • Domestic, potable and non-potable water
  • Hot water supply
  • Fire hydrant and Fire hose reel systems
  • LP/Natural Gas reticulation
  • 3D Modelling (in particular, Revit MEP)

My key project experience

  • Hydraulic design on new build of various McDonalds stores around QLD, NSW and VIC.
  • Design and Construct work with plumbing contractors on a range of tenancies and office fitouts.

My qualifications

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Management

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • Member of Women in Design and Construction (WIDAC).
  • Associate Member of the Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants Australia (QLD Chapter)

What creating inner beauty means to me

My job is a little like a movie. The audience only see what is shown on the big screen. They don’t see all the hard work put in behind the scenes such as the script writing, the outfit making and the directing. These ‘little’ roles are what brings a movie together. I call this “creating inner beauty”. I achieve inner beauty at DMA Engineers by improving the functionality of a building while also making sure that my work goes unnoticed. It’s when you know I’ve been there that there’s an issue!