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Enhancing Engineering Key to Growth


As the complexity of mechanical engineering projects and environmental regulations continues to increase, the need for an engineering department who can respond to the challenges of the industry intensifies.

Haden Engineering has recently appointed internationally experienced Howard Nguyen to the role of National Engineering Manager. Howard’s aim is to continue to expand on the depth of engineering talent and framework built over the past 40 years in Australia to ensure Haden continues to be at the leading edge of mechanical engineering.

“Haden already has an engineering team with a depth of experience developed on past and current projects. Four of our most senior engineers each have over 30 years experience in the industry and our more junior engineers have developed skills beyond their years by working as part of a team on complex and challenging projects”, explains Howard. “The complexity of some of the larger projects on the board and the high degree of innovative or ground breaking technology being used means that we need to continue building our capabilities to cater for this.”

No-one is better placed than Howard to lead the charge. Having developed his career outside Australia, part of this with one of the largest mechanical engineering consultancies in the world, he has worked on difficult and complex projects, directing teams whose members were spread across the globe. The Abu Dhabi Plaza project of 600,000 m2 in Kazakhstan, the Zaradye Project of 530,000m2 in Russia were some of the largest projects Howard directed.

Howard and his team have put in place measures to ensure Haden has the right skills in the right place, at the right time, as demanded by each project. This ranges from mechanical engineering, commissioning and project management. Haden’s Engineering Centre of Excellence has a centralised core which supports engineering activity throughout branches across the country

“If we take on a large project in a regional area, we will centralise the management of the design, and engineering to support the branch to develop the skills they can use in future,” explains Howard. “We believe when it comes to complicated and large projects we need a pool of experienced engineers that we can draw on while building up the local expertise. This opens up a world of opportunities for employees as we really encourage team work on projects. Younger engineers work side-by-side with experienced engineers to gain firsthand experience. Employees who are keen to move interstate or overseas can also consider these opportunities.

Haden’s Personal Development Program focuses on providing the tools and training opportunities to develop according to their own personal interests as well as company needs. All our engineers complete Greenstar and/or NABERS accreditation schemes to make sure they are abreast of potential issues but are also encouraged to become members of their local industry associations.

The outlook for Haden’s engineering professionals in Australia looks great, according to Howard. “Engineering will be as big as the business opportunities that we actively chase. Haden will continue to grow on its name, its great people oriented culture, and its engineering capability.” 


David Andrews
General Manager Business Development

Haden Engineering Pty Limited
Int: 61 438147135
Aus:  0438147135

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