Using his mechanical engineering experience, Jason Moore is undertaking postgraduate study to move his career into the sustainable energy field.
Meeting and learning from guest lecturers has been a great experience as it ties together what we are leaning in the program and how this can translate into numerous career paths in sustainable energy.
I completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at RMIT and was very happy with the education I received. A decade later I decided on a career change. When I found out that RMIT had a Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy), coming back to RMIT for my postgraduate study was an easy choice to make.
Moving into a career in sustainable energy has enabled me to build upon the skills I learnt as a mechanical engineer and apply them to improve the way in which we generate and use energy in order to address climate change.
During my studies I have had access to some great facilities such as the renewable energy park at Bundoora campus east. This has given me the opportunity to learn about different types of sustainable energy in a practical environment which has been a great benefit.
Many of the courses also involve guest lecturers that are currently working in sustainable energy. Meeting and learning from these people has been a great experience as it ties together what we are leaning in the program and how this can translate into numerous career paths in sustainable energy.
I have recently started a new role as a Sales Engineer at Vestas, one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world. It is a very exciting time in the wind energy industry in Australia and I will be working as part of a team to ensure that Vestas is successful in winning the tenders to supply wind turbines and construct wind farms throughout the country and also the Asia-Pacific Region.
Prior to this I worked as a Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer, helping large commercial and industrial clients reduce their energy consumption. My greatest achievement to date has been in establishing an energy management centre that uses statistical modelling to benchmark and monitor the energy consumption performance of 750 Coles supermarkets and 300 Target stores nationally.
I have recently completed my Master’s thesis on energy storage policy in Australia and internationally. I am very excited about the prospects of energy storage in supporting the growth of renewable energy.