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"Improving the quality of life by solving world problems is a passion of mine; the power industry provides a perfect opportunity for me to pursue it"

Jack Burgemeister

API Bursary Recipient (Graduating 2023)

WHO ARE THEY: From a science project concerning solar energy during my early high school years, I was taken by the advantages renewable energy provided and chose to pursue this interest into my seniority. By studying EEE at the University of Adelaide, I embellished this passion into the niche interest of project management, and a systems approach to electrical projects. I seek to further this interest with a career in the power industry, managing projects regarding the integration of renewable sources into existing grid architecture. I am an avid reader, a proficient learner, and passionate about all sports and fitness.

Jack Burgemeister

KEY STRENGTHS: Critical Thinking, Leadership, Communication


Whether it is sports, university, or fixing a tap; I am passionate about solving problems and reaping the learnings the solution may uncover. The power industry is presently in prime condition to face significant overhaul due to the extensive uptake of renewable energy; posing problems due to the grid's inability to manage this within its current state. Thus, I believe it is a perfect industry for me to partake in as it suits both my behavioral and professional interests.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

Completed High School

What did I end up studying?

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) from the University of Adelaide

Entering the industry

My previous work experience

My work placement experience

Within the past 2023 summer, I interned at SAPN with the Major Projects team. This experience was invaluable as it provided me the opportunity to pair my university learnings with grid architecture operation, whilst also assisting in the management of statewide projects utilising effective and efficient project management techniques.

What I'm doing now

- Complete my final year, and graduate University
- Pursue a graduate position at a power industry company
- Continue to learn and develop my engineering ability in the Power Industry

My advice for anyone looking to get into the industry?

Take advantage of as many work placements and industry speakers at API events as possible - so you can get a good understanding of the many areas you can specialise in.

How to connect with

Jack Burgemeister

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