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Meet The Team – Sarfaraaz Sacur

Civil Engineer, Sarfaraaz Sacur, joined the team at Inertia Engineering in March, as we continue to build our expertise and capability.

Cutting his teeth in the Flood team, Sarfaraaz is responsible for helping to ensure that our client’s developments can cope with everything that Queensland’s precipitous rainfall can throw at them.

We caught up with Sarfaraaz to get to know him a little bit better.

Why did you become an engineer?

I have always been good at math so I decided to use my stronger skills to choose my career path. Engineering comes with its own set of challenges and I feel it is always good to push your limits and I believe engineering does that for me.

What do you love about engineering?

The practicality of the profession! To be able to witness something you have designed be constructed and work the way it was intended is the most fulfilling part of this job.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on the stormwater, sewer and water design of a funeral home that is an area which has the potential for flooding. When flooding on a site is involved, there are many challenges faced and one of these challenges for this funeral home is the potential for the site to become isolated (no evacuation routes available) in a flood event. I am currently writing a flood risk assessment report for the site to determine the appropriate warning times required in a flood event to get everyone offsite safely and what to do if the site becomes isolated whilst people are still onsite.

What has been your greatest professional achievement to date?

I believe my ability to work well under pressure has been my greatest professional achievement to date and is something I continue to work to improve as it helps to meet deadlines while maintaining a high standard of work.

What’s the best project you have worked on?

I give 110% effort on all the projects I work so aren’t they all my best projects?

What’s the most useful thing you’ve learned throughout your career?

I finished a two day course on XPSWMM and XPRAFTS which are the two programs we use at Inertia for flood modelling and detention tank sizing. That was definitely a great experience and I look forward to being more involved in these projects in future.

What would your last meal be?

Too hard to choose but I would probably say something sweet like waffles with chocolate sauce. Lots and lots of chocolate sauce!

How much is a 2-litre bottle of milk?

$2 – I just want milk that taste like real milk

What’s the last movie you watched?

The IT movie – I am not one for horror movies usually but I could sleep after this one so that was a plus.