Yeshaswini SreeHarReddy recently joined our graduate program and shares a bit about herself, including what drew her to the industry, and her experience at Powerplant so far.
How did your training/previous roles lead you to working at Powerplant?
For as long as I remember, I have always been fascinated by electricity – from a little resistor to titan transformers. As an undergrad student, I was initiated into the fundamentals of electrical engineering. At Monash University, I gravitated towards Smart Grids and integration of renewables with conventional grids. All these experiences laid the foundation for my start as a graduate Electrical Engineer at Powerplant.
What do you like best about your job?
We take a solution-oriented approach to meet current market needs within the purview of distribution business regulations. Contributing to this through my technical design, analysis and drafting has given me confidence in my abilities. Consequently, my creativity and decision-making capacity have been employed to their full potential. A positive organisational culture is key to feeling motivated and inspired at work. I love how my manager, Gianni Castellani, pushes me to endeavour on projects that I thought were beyond my abilities, with respect to my age and knowledge. It is also very empowering to work with fellow women engineers in leadership roles. I am very proud to be part of the conception of our ‘Women in Engineering’ committee and ‘Green Power Working Group’ under the guidance of Kayla George.
What are the values that drive you?
Compassion, reliability, and responsibility are the values that drive me. Sustainable development and green energy incorporation into our daily lives is a dream that inspires me to work harder. I want to contribute to the world and leave it a better place.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Some days, I enjoy watching a good movie and ordering in. I often experiment with new cooking techniques and learn about world cuisine along the way. Otherwise, I enjoy being outdoors and socialising. Going out for a cup of coffee or a snack with friends.
If you could visit any place in the world right now where would you go?
It must be Scandinavia! I would like front row seats to the northern lights.