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Magnus Lai

Electrical Engineering/Economics Student

Work History

March 2016Sept 2016

Student Engineer/Project Co-Ordinator - Brisbane, QLD

Wabtec Control Systems

Working directly with the branch manager on the South East Queensland Stabling Yards project. 

Duties involve:

  • Contract management
  • Cost tracking
  • Contractor Liaison (Queensland Rail, CPB, Ansaldo STS, Judge Bros Electrical)
    June 2015Oct 2015

    Student Intern - Assembly Plant TP-46-01 - Oxford, United Kingdom

    BMW Group/MINI 

    Worked at the MINI Plant Oxford, based within the Assembly Hall and worked within the department of TP-46-01 (Technical Planning).

    Team was comprised of Mechanical, Electrical and Control Engineers. Undertook various duties assisting the Engineering team.

    Internship was organised through QUT.

    Jan 2014Jan 2016

    Project Supervisor - Karratha, WA

    Wabtec Control Systems

    Seasonal work every University holidays through 2014 - January 2016

    Management, Co-Ordination and Supervision of various Locomotive unloads throughout this period. 

    • Conducted necessary training to new staff prior to commencement of project
    • Installation of ATP/ICSS System
    • Testing & Commission of ATP/ICSS/ECP Systems

    Throughout my time in Karratha, was involved in the delivery of Locomotives
    8151 - 9121

    Jan 2012Jan 2013

    ECP Electrical Supervisor - Karratha, WA

    Ansaldo STS
    • Complete upgrade of braking system to Rio Tinto's Locomotive and Ore Car fleet
    • Upgraded Evolution and Dash-9 series Locomotives from Pneumatic to ECP System (Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake System)
    • Initial installation works to AUTOHAUL Project - Involved upgrades to the DA & ATP Systems

    Electrician | QA Manager - Karratha, WA | New Delhi, India

    Ansaldo STS
    • Installation, Maintenance, Upgrade of ATP/ICSS Systems (Automatic Train Protection/ In-Cab Signalling System)
    • Delivery of new locomotives to Rio Tinto Iron Ore fleet
    • Leading Hand duties - Training of new staff, organisation of equipment and materials for new locomotive installations
    • Supervision duties for Stage 1 works of ECP, DA Equipment (Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Braking System, Drivers Assist)
    • Software upgrade of Stage 1 ECP, DA Equipment
    • Testing & Commissioning of Stage 1 ECP, DA 

    • Quality Assurance Manager for Installation of the TPWS System on passenger locomotives for North Indian Railways (Train Protection Warning System)

    Electrical Apprentice

    Electro Group Apprenticeships and Training
    • Domestic Installations
    • Commercial Installations
    • Railway Signalling - Majority of work in Moranbah, Central QLD area
      • Coppabella Railyard Upgrade
      • Beerwah, Mallawah, Watonga Track Duplication
      • Dalrymple Balloon Upgrade
    • Switchboard Manufacturing



    HV Electrical Lead - Student Engineer

    Team Arrow

    Clenergy TeamArrow is Australia’s premier Solar Racing Team.
    It was the highest ranked Australian finisher in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge of 2015.

    Team Arrow is a non for profit organisation that relies solely on sponsor contributions. 

    We are currently in the midst of developing a new Solar Car to race in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017. 


    Feb 2013Jun 2018 (Expected)

    Bachelor Business & Engineering (Economics & Electrical)

    Queensland University of Technology

    Dual Degree majoring in Economics and Electrical Engineering

    Expected completion date is June 2018


    Certificate III - Electrotechnology

    Electrogroup Apprenticeships and Training

    Secondary Education

    MacGregor State High School

    Volunteer/Charity Work

    Team Arrow
    HV Electrical Lead

    Contribute approximately 5 hours a week. 

    Eagle Farm, QLD
    2015 - Ongoing

    Maroochy Sea Serpents  - Dragon Boat Paddling Club
    Ongoing Community Engagements - 'Come & Try' Days
    Tennyson, QLD
    April, 2016 - Ongoing
    Red Cross
    Blood Donor and Monthly Contributor
    2014 - Ongoing


    Project Management
    • Time Management
    • Communication 
    • Education and Training of Personnel 
    • Problem Solving
    Trade Skills
    • Testing
    • Soldering
    • Welding
    • Fault Diagnosis
    • Schematic Interpretation and alterations

    MS Office
    • Word
    • Powerpoint
    • Excel
    • Project
    • MATLAB
    Programming Languages
    • C Programming


    • Certificate III Electrotechnology Systems (Electrical Fitter/Mechanic)
      License No - QLD 119132 | WA EW163991
    • MCO-02 Motorsport Composites - Hand Layup Composites


    • Muay Thai/Boxing
    • Basketball
    • Dragon Boat Paddling
    • Freediving
    • Motorcycle Enthusiast
    • Solar Car Racing/Solar Development
    • Touch Football


    Troy Wilson

    Wabtec Control Systems Melbourne Office Manager
    0408 281 855
    Mike Regan Rio Tinto Autohaul Systems Technician 0437 547 883
    Tony O'Callaghan Ansaldo STS Autohaul Install Advisor 0487 197 443
    Anthony Prior Team Arrow Team Manager 
    Christian Kuriat BMW Group TP-46-01 Manager