John Hilton

Roads Australia Award for Technical Excellence

Award for Technical Excellence

Strongest Aurecon Attribute:  Fearless

The Fearless attribute has been part of Aurecon’s culture for a long time. This may help to explain why I have been with Aurecon for so long.

Fearless gives me the courage to provide professional advice with integrity. It inspires me to stand up and be counted when I am needed and when I am privileged to know the truth on an issue.

I have found being Fearless enables me to continue exploring new ideas and innovation, often built around a platform of design-led thinking, and contribute to and enable a professional environment where people can thrive and grow. Fearless also helps me continue to try to always deal with others in a fair, honest and reasonable manner and to encourage and promote diversity and respect for all.

Receipt of the award was very humbling. It was also very rewarding, and I am proud to have received the award. I’ve been a bridge engineer now for over 40 years.

I’ve worked on some fantastic projects; yet what I am most thankful for, and what I remember most is the people I’ve been privileged to work with. Certainly, I would not have even have come close to achieving this award without them. They’ve helped me in so many ways, particularly on aspects of some very difficult projects; and yes, I’d like to think perhaps I’ve helped people too along the way.

John’s project portfolio includes: Umax girders for the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway Upgrade in Northern New South Wales, where he was the bridges leader for the tender design, driving the development of innovative new bridges girders, Sydney Harbour Bridge Upgrade and the multi-award winning Barangaroo Point Reserve in Sydney, amongst many others.

Read John’s glimpse into the future: Is innovation child’s play? You’ll find it on our Just Imagine blog.

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John Hilton
John Hilton
John Hilton (centre) receiving his award