Pictured (L-R): Darren Giri (PIMS and Wyvern) Lindsay Ward (PIMS and past parent), Stella Ulm (Queen’s College resident and recipient of the Inaugural Launchpad program), Stewart Gill (Master) and Gyorgyi Danka (PIMS)
Queen’s College has signed a 3 year partnership with PIMS working together to connect outstanding engineering students with practical experience and professional mentoring through the PIMS-Queen’s Launchpad Program.
PIMS is a dedicated management services business, staffed by an experienced team of hands-on operators, engineers, accountants and general managers. PIMS has grown strongly since its establishment in 2015 to now directly manage (as the internal management team) eight independent businesses valued at approximately $1.9B. The PIMS portfolio includes three wind farms, a solar farm, two gas transmission pipelines, a power station and a regional livestock exchange network of eight sales facilities.
In June 2019, PIMS and Queen’s College held initial discussions to explore the shared interest of enhancing the early-career prospects of female engineers. They recognised that PIMS stands to benefit from accessing a pipeline of outstanding engineering students; whilst Queen’s stands to benefit from forming a strong relationship with a leading engineering asset management firm and providing professional pathways for Queen’s students. Subsequent discussions resulted in the establishment of the Launchpad Program.
The Launchpad program complements academic study and prepares outstanding students for future leadership roles in the Australian energy industry. The program provides masters engineering students, or undergraduate science students in their penultimate year intending to pursue an Engineering Masters with unrivalled exposure to industry leaders and an opportunity to gain industry experience that will place them a step ahead of their cohort.