We are immensely proud to announce that Russel Odendaal, Principal Structural Engineer at CaSE & Pike Design, has been selected to participate in the 2024 Roads Australia Fellowship Program.
The Fellowship Program is a nationwide mentoring initiative that pairs experienced industry leaders (Mentors) with promising mid-career professionals (Fellows) who show strong leadership potential. Over a 12-month period, participants engage in regular meetings where Mentors offer individualised career guidance and leadership development. The primary goal of The RA Fellowship Program is to nurture the future leaders of our industry, backed by the endorsement of esteemed figures within our field.
Selected Fellows will have access to experienced mentors who offer valuable insights and guidance for career growth. Russel says that this experience will "enable him to learn from industry leaders." About his selection to join the program, he affirms, "I am excited to be involved in this year’s programme and look forward to developing my leadership and business development skills and expanding my knowledge of the transport industry.”
With Russel’s extensive knowledge and practical expertise, we eagerly anticipate the valuable contributions he will bring to the program and the wider engineering community. "I've known Russ as an excellent structural engineer. While he was growing the Design Team in Queensland, I also acknowledged him as our rising star, someone who could elevate our team to the next level by establishing a strong connection with our clients and strategically developing our services. I’m very excited that Russ can grow his leadership skills further within the RA Fellowship Program and with the wider network that it gives him access to. We fully support him on this journey!", reinforces Florian Dieterle, Technical Director of CaSE & Pike Design.
Congratulations and well done, Russel!
Russel brings extensive expertise in designing and constructing diverse permanent and temporary structures, spanning from prestressed concrete bridges to braced excavations. His experience extends across global locations, including Australia, the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. Collaborating closely with on-site contractors has equipped Russel with insights into constructability, integrated seamlessly into his designs. His proficiency is highlighted in analytical and design skills, encompassing finite element models for both linear and non-linear analysis.
Click here to learn more about his outstanding contributions at CaSE & Pike Design team.
The RA Fellowship Program is a unique mentoring initiative that matches industry ‘up and comers’ with some of the most experienced, senior leaders in the Australian infrastructure sector.
The program provides opportunities and encouragement for the next generation to develop leadership skills, build strong networks and stay engaged in our industry.
To know more about it, visit: RA Fellowship Program - Roads Australia