Download PDF

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 [email protected]
    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 [email protected] 
    Christian Kuriat BMW Group TP-46-01 Manager [email protected]