Solving complex and complicated engineering problems, and contributing to the bigger picture, is what keeps Reece focused and happy at ASC
In Reece’s own words:
“The reason I joined ASC was to work with submarines. You don’t really appreciate how big and complex a submarine is until you’re standing right next to it. Even now, five years later, every time I get on a submarine it’s like Christmas all over again. It’s incredible. So complex. It’s really an amazing opportunity.”
“What I really enjoy the most is knowing the understanding I have of the submarine. The understanding I’ve developed as an engineer in terms of signature control and measurement is providing a direct influence on Australia’s defence capabilities. We manage one of the key survivability aspects of the submarine.”
After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Structural) and a Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics) from the University of Adelaide, Reece worked as a noise, vibration and acoustic engineering consultant before joining ASC in 2018.
“In the realm of acoustics, signature management of a submarine is the end game. It’s the best opportunity to apply some of that engineering knowledge.”
“Engineers learn a lot of different things about how things work. A submarine offers an opportunity to apply all different disciplines and fields of engineering to the work you do. That also gives you the unique opportunity to understand some other fields of engineering you may not have studied. It’s the exposure to the complex nature of a submarine, and the systems on board, that provide you with an enjoyable workplace as an engineer.”
“If you want to challenge yourself with a unique, complex opportunity in engineering, then come and join ASC. Work with a submarine. There is no shortfall of challenges and opportunities available.”