Renee Flower

Renee Flower

Who am I

Renee

What gets me going

I’m glad I have been given the opportunity to bring my knowledge of computers into an area outside of Design & Development (D&D). It has given me the chance to help develop a validation procedure (the major project I’m working on) from a D&D engineer’s perspective.

Why I’m excited to be an engineer

Studying engineering gives you the skills to think creatively within constrained situations. It is really rewarding and motivating to start the day with a problem and finish the day with a solution.

Current Employer and position

I work for ResMed who is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative medical products for the treatment and management of respiratory disorders, with a focus on sleep-disordered breathing.

My current role is a Product Manager within the Global Product management team.

How I got there

I attended high school at Calrossy which is in rural NSW (Tamworth). In 2002 I commenced a combined degree of Mechatronic Engineering & Commerce at Sydney University, graduating with honours in 2007. I started working with ResMed as a student engineer in 2005, progressed to a graduate engineer in 2007 and transitioned into the marketing team in 2008.

What else do I do

This year the majority of my spare time has been spent travelling. I have been around Europe, USA and Asia. The next destination on my list is Africa however I will need to let my annual leave recover first. When I am at home I like to spend my time catching up with family and friends.

What I wanted to do when I was younger

I really had no idea what I wanted to be when I was younger. Coming from a small country school I didn’t even know what engineering was. I liked maths and science so my chemistry teacher suggested I start engineering and then transfer if it didn’t suit. To give myself options I combined it with commerce and luckily really enjoyed most subjects. I find working much more rewarding then studying however as everyday you can see how your work is directly benefiting people.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering & Medical Science, University of Sydney.

 

Sponsors

  • Australian Constructors Association
  • Cochlear
  • Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
  • Leighton Holdings Limited
  • Resmed
  • Thales
  • ARUP
  • KBR