I’m Divya, an Asset Engineer at Babcock NZ and a Mechanical Engineering graduate from AUT. My role involves creating material state baselines for ship systems, for our customer, the Royal New Zealand Navy. I chose to pursue a career in STEM as I wanted to have a career that would challenge me and allow me to be creative. As an AUT alumnus, this is a chance for me chance to give back and inspire students to pursue a career in STEM.
Having spent 22 years in the Royal Navy on ships and submarines and 9 years in various technical roles supporting Royal Navy submarine engineering, I emigrated to NZ in 2017 to work for Babcock NZ supporting the New Zealand Defence Force.
As the Babcock NZ Chief Engineer I am responsible for providing engineering assurance across Babcock NZ and within NZDF Naval Logistics. I am also the lead for Engineering Discipline and Technology and Innovation
Why I support mentoring:
Inside and outside of work I am passionate about all things STEM
Originally from Canada, I have been working in the Navy as a Marine Engineer for the past 10 years. I completed a Chemical Engineering Degree but knew from the get go that I wanted a job that would allow me to travel. The Canadian and New Zealand Navy have allowed me to do that, as well as giving me the opportunity to test my engineering skills in a constantly changing environment.