Mentee Profiles

Are you looking for a mentee?

This page includes the profiles of Transport Cluster employees who are looking to be a mentee. Simply browse the profiles and contact your ideal mentee by email or phone to organise a catch up.

Currently only entry level talent participants (Graduates, Cadets, Scholars, VET Cadets and Humanitarian VET Cadets) are eligible to be mentees however this is expected to be available to all employees in the near future.


Quick Tips:

  1. Use the filter to sort mentees by discipline
  2. Access the Document Library to find resources which will help you contact your ideal mentee.


If you are a Graduate looking to be a Mentee, you might like to use the information in your Graduate Profile to populate the required fields.

Are you looking for a mentee?

This page includes the profiles of Transport Cluster employees who are looking to be a mentee. Simply browse the profiles and contact your ideal mentee by email or phone to organise a catch up.

Currently only entry level talent participants (Graduates, Cadets, Scholars, VET Cadets and Humanitarian VET Cadets) are eligible to be mentees however this is expected to be available to all employees in the near future.


Quick Tips:

  1. Use the filter to sort mentees by discipline
  2. Access the Document Library to find resources which will help you contact your ideal mentee.


If you are a Graduate looking to be a Mentee, you might like to use the information in your Graduate Profile to populate the required fields.

  • Myane Dimasangal

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 18 Lee Street, Haymarket, 2000

    Contact email or number: myane.dimasangal@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Economics and HR Graduate

    Work experience: Sydney Trains | People & Culture - Project support - People Leader Hub, PMES 2018 - Change management support - role descriptions - Reporting and analytics - union delegate releases NSW Trains | People & Change - case management - reporting and analytics Sydney Metro | Workforce Development & Capability - monitoring progress of contract requirements - reporting and analytics - project management - PMES 2019 Transport for NSW | Culture, Engagement & Leadership - Project support - PMES 2020

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I am looking to build relationships with people who are approachable, open-minded, and willing to share constructive feedback. I am aiming to learn more about analytical work, leadership, and stakeholder management. Having gone through most of the transport agencies, I can share different ways of working and offer fresh and honest feedback from a cluster-wide perspective.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    I like taking on creative projects. My creative projects have included things like making chocolate pokeballs, knitting scarves, and an origami bouquet. My current work-in-progress is learning Spanish.


  • Tiarne Desmond

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    Discipline: Design - UX, Graphics and Innovation

    Location: 36 - 46 George St, Burwood

    Contact email or number: tiarne.desmond@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate - Sydney Trains

    Work experience: Currently in my first rotation in the TfNSW Graduate Program, placed within Safety, Environment and Risk of Sydney Trains. I've recently completed a Bachelor of Design Computing with the University Sydney, with focuses in design for innovation, user experience design and design thinking. I have also completed an internship with Icon Film Productions/Dendy Cinemas, where I was able to develop my graphic and visual design skills.

    What are you looking for in a mentor?

    I am open to mentors who will be able to share their experiences, provide advice on my skills development and career progression in my interest areas. My interest areas of the design and innovation field also extend into Customer Service and Workplace Development. I can offer my passion and eagerness for development and coaching.


  • Nikhil Thirumani

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Oscar Maintenance Centre - Eveleigh

    Contact email or number: nikhil.thirumani@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate Engineer

    Work experience: Graduate - Fleet Maintenance - TfNSW Rotation program (01/2019 - ) Hydraulic Engineer, Graduate - Warren Smith & Partners (09/2018 - 01/2019) Partner Operations Expert - Uber Technlogies (03/2018 - 09/2018) New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship - Pollinate Energy - Lucknow, India (11/17 - 01/2018) Research Student - St Vincents Centre for Applied Medical Research (11/2016 - 06/2017) Product Development Engineer - Intern - Acurate Ltd (11/2016 - 04/2017) Store Assistant - ALDI Australia (03/2015 - 03/2018)

    What are you looking for in a mentor?

    I'm looking for someone experienced within large scale infrastructure development, who can guide and support me to become a better engineer and professional. I am inquisitive, motivated and driven young professional, who's always look to up skill and learn from listening to the experiences of other professionals.

  • Mathew Da Silva

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Octagon, Parramatta

    Contact email or number: Mathew.DaSilva@transport.nsw.gov.au, 0424 772 748

    Job title: Civil Engineering Scholar

    Work experience: I joined Transport for NSW in 2015 as a Scholar. I was placed in Maintenance Engineering with Sydney Trains from 2015 to early 2018. Throughout these 3 years, I worked full-time in university holidays, part-time throughout semesters and completed a 6-month full-time internship as part of my university requirements. While working in Maintenance Engineering with Sydney Trains, I was mainly involved in the Track Engineering side, with minor stints in Civil projects, such as tracking budgets for the Geotechnical and Surveying projects undertaken for maintenance engineering. The Track Engineering experience I gained throughout my time includes the development of re-railing and resurfacing programs and scopes using local defect data, the creation of registers for failed crossings, REVTAR's (aka. REVCOM's) and High Priority Defects, development of a rail-wear analysis program which was used to drive re-railing projects at critical sites and on-site inspection experience relating to detailed defect identification and scoping of project works. I was also able to run one of my own re-railing projects which involved the straight-railing of decommissioned turnouts. With a senior engineer overseeing my work, I was required to complete project documentation, scope and plan the work, complete regular site inspections, bid for a special night LPA, procure plant and contractors and be on-site to deliver the work. I have since moved over to RMS to complete my second 6-month internship with the Bridge Rehabilitation Design team. I have increased my ability to read and interpret technical engineering drawings and have learnt and extended my fundamental design skills through designing temporary bridge systems, such as piers and Bailey bridges that will be used while critical members are being rehabilitated.

    What are you looking for in a mentor?

    Coming to the end of my degree, I am looking for a mentor who can give me advice and guidance on possible career paths in civil engineering, whether that be in design, project management or construction etc. I'm hoping that they can give advice based on a wide range of experience, possibly both in public and private sectors. Someone who is proud of their work and shows a passion in what they do is also something I am hoping to find.

  • Linh Tran

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Pitt St, Haymarket

    Contact email or number: 0413352622 linh.tran@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate Civil Engineer

    Work experience: I am now on my first Graduate Rotation with Sydney Trains where I am based in the Network Maintenance division. Prior to my position with Sydney Trains, I was employed as an undergraduate civil engineer with Metro Trains Melbourne where I was involved in the Level Crossing Removal portfolio. Within this position, I was involved in the structure erection and removal for overhead wiring structures. I have previous work experience with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure within the South Australian state government where I was based in the Rail Infrastructure and Maintenance division as an environmental engineer. I have also completed additional internships with Transurban and Fulton Hogan over the duration of my studies.

    What are you looking for in a mentor?

    I am ambitious and aspire to work overseas within 5 years within railway infrastructure. I am looking for a mentor who will help facilitate my development and growth, in both technical and soft skills.

  • Alisa Gupte

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    Discipline: Other - Planning

    Location: Sydney Region, am open to have a regional based mentor.

    Contact email or number: Alisa.Gupte@transport.nsw.gov.au 02 8265 7730

    Job title: 2015 Scholar

    Work experience: I have been at TfNSW since early 2015; from 2015 to 2017 in the Active Transport team, Transport Planning in Freight, Strategy and Planning. From 2017 to 2018 I worked in the Program Development Office also in Transport Planning. From 2018 onwards to now I am working in the Precinct and Corridor Planning team, Integrated Planning in Infrastructure and Services Division. I have worked and had experiences across a broad range of areas including stakeholder consultation, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), community events like Bike Week, Development Assessment (DA), conferences like FitNSW, training like Business Writing Training, administration and data entry work and organised and participated in team engagement activities like Biggest Morning Tea.

    What are you looking for in a mentor? I am looking for a committed and inclusive mentor who will help develop me and provide guidance on work and my future career pathway hopefully as a planner. I would also like a mentor who has completed a planning qualification and worked as a planner would be ideal. I am an enthusiastic, hard-working and committed individual who will bring a range of planning experiences to this partnership. As I look to finish my planning undergraduate qualifications; I will also bring my academic experience to program. I look forward to working with my future mentor!


  • Alexandra Barton-Tedstone

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 20-44 Ennis Road Milsons Point

    Contact email or number: alexandrabarton.tedstone@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Transport Graduate

    Work experience: I am currently part of the Transport Graduate Program and am on my first rotation within the RMS Finance and Investment Division at Milsons Point. Prior to starting with Transport I juggled working as both a Referee and Supervisor for Basketball NSW; working in a Café at Figtree Private Hospital; and working as an accountant at Black & White Accounting Solutions. During these roles I learned invaluable communication and time management skills. I worked these roles while studying full time at the University of Wollongong where I obtained my degree in Commerce with a major in accounting.

    What are you looking for in a mentor? I am looking for a mentor who will be able to share their own experiences and provide advice on how best to develop my own skills, while also providing advice on navigating the Public Sector. My area of specialty is Commerce (Accounting), but I'm eager to learn about the other areas in the Public Sector and expand on my own knowledge about the Transport cluster. I can offer a willingness and passion to grow and learn.

  • Erin Matarazzo

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    Discipline: Other - Urban planning

    Location: Sydney

    Contact email or number: erin.matarazzo@transport.nsw.gov.au / 0466 893 611

    Job title: Scholar 2017 - Sydney Metro West

    Work experience: 2nd year student - Bachelor of City Planning (Hons) at UNSW Scholar placement in Sydney Metro West (August 2017 - present)

    What are you looking for in a mentor? I'm looking for someone with experience, knowledge or an interest in urban and/or transport planning. I would like to develop my understanding of different opportunities a job in planning can offer.

  • Adarsh Harikrishna

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Clyde Hub

    Contact email or number: 0435954657

    Job title: Graduate Engineer

    Work experience: Currently working in the Major Works Electrical Division. Working with project delivery. Strong knowledge with CAD. Have architectural minor as well.

    What are you looking for in a mentor? Although I am working in Major Works- Electrical, my engineering background is civil engineering, I would like my mentor to shape me to become a strong Civil engineer within the transport cluster by showing me paths and avenue that I as a graduate can yet to tap. Network and maybe courses that I can take to shape myself.

  • Billy Zappas

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Woolgoolga to Ballina Project- Grafton Office

    Contact email or number: billy.zappas@rms.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate Engineer

    Work experience: I began the RMS Cadetship Program in 2012 with placements throughout the Southern Region, including RMD, Survey, Bridges, Project Delivery and more. In 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Wollongong. I then won a position on the Graduate Program within Transport for NSW. My first placement was spent on Burrill Lake Bridge Replacement Project on the South Coast NSW. My second placement was in RMD at Russell Vale and I am currently undertaking my third rotation in the Northern Region on the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade.

    What are you looking for in a mentor? I am willing to offer assistance to anyone, who seeks information or guidance in their career, studies and life wherever I can. I understand how stressful times can get during work/study/life balance and I am happy to shed light on methods that helped me cope with the pressures faced. I am easy to talk to and would love the opportunity to meet fellow Talent Participants.

Page last updated: 15 January 2020, 20:55