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Getting to Know: Ramon Santos, Graduate Electrical Engineer

Meet Ramon, our Graduate Electrical Engineer.

Having joined Divergent Engineering twelve months ago as an intern while completing his final semester at Curtin University, Ramon has already shown himself to be a valuable member of our team. We recently took some time to ask Ramon about his internship and how it had benefited him as a final-year engineering student.

"I wanted to gain some real-world experience before graduating," said Ramon. "Joining the internship at Divergent Engineering allowed me to do just that."

Ramon's internship saw him assist with various projects involving key power system studies, including reviewing electrical designs and networks. The tasks were varied and exciting, helping Ramon gain necessary technical skills that will prove highly beneficial for his future career.

To do these sorts of studies, I had to learn to use power systems analysis software such as ETAP and PowerFactory. They can be useful when it comes time to identify areas where we could expect problems and offer possible solutions to improve the overall operation of the power system.

According to Ramon, each team member brings a different skill set that he has been able to learn from.

The highlight for me was getting to work on real projects and learning from the senior engineers who gave me a first-hand look at managing projects from concept design through completion and how they approached problems and resolved client issues. The experience, knowledge and good work ethic I have gained from each member of the Divergent Engineering team are equally as valuable, if not more than what I can learn from any textbook.

He added:

I've also gotten out in the field, experiencing first-hand what it was like working alongside our clients on-site and saw projects move from detailed drawings to the construction of production plants in real life. For instance, I visited and worked at one of our client's sites in the Pilbarra, where they constructed four substations. That was definitely an eye-opener! Overall, my internship has allowed me to develop my technical skills and gain experience in areas I wouldn't have otherwise been exposed to in a classroom environment.

We couldn't be more pleased with Ramon's work ethic and willingness to learn since joining us, and we are excited to have him as part of our team. Ramon moved into a full-time role at Divergent engineering after graduating from Curtin University earlier this year. He has since been working on several projects with the support of our senior management team.

We look forward to having Ramon contribute to the growth of the company!

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