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Madeline Pavlides

from Electrical Engineer to Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Project Manager
I manage the construction and delivery of renewable energy solutions for customers all over Australia
Energy, gas and oil
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  • How my interests shaped my career path
  • Planning the construction of renewable energy solutions
  • How my first role gave me the experience to work in project management

About me

  • International Experience

When it was time to leave high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do next. All I knew was that I wanted to give Uni a go and that my interests, compared to my other friends, were different… So, I decided to study Electrical Engineering. I had no idea that the path I choose would give me all these amazing opportunities and experiences in various fields, roles, and parts of the world.

Ten years ago, I moved from Sweden to Australia and now call the Gold Coast home. It was a scary decision since I moved without having a job to come to, but it didn’t take me long to find one and I have been with Energy Queensland in different positions ever since.

My current role as a Project Manager at Yurika is completely different from where I started many, many moons ago as a graduate engineer within Ericsson.

UNIQ You is a fantastic opportunity for me to give back and show that choosing a path into a STEM career will give you so much more than the university program you chose. Your degree is only the foundation and the start of your own journey.

About my role

  • Calm
  • Creative
  • Flexible
  • Focused

The project manager is the key person for driving a project from start to finish, managing stakeholder/customer engagement and ensuring that the project stays within budget and is completed on time. Project managers handle the “project life cycle”.

This includes the following stages:

  1. Initiating: Before the project commences, the project manager defines the main objectives, purpose, and scope, shared expectations, and determines how to move the project forward.
  2. Planning: Project managers work with stakeholders to create a project plan. Scope, cost, timelines, and risk are all defined. This is not set in stone; it is an evolving plan that doesn’t end until the project does.
  3. Executing: This is the phase where the team executes the work defined in the project plan.
  4. Monitoring: This phase begins at the beginning of the project and continues until closing. During this phase, a project manager monitors project progress and the budget, as well as making sure key milestones are reached, and compares performance against the plan.
  5. Closing: Reviewing work that is completed and formally signing off on the project.
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  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Project Management


  • Digital Design/Information Technology
  • Mathematical Methods (Maths B)
  • Physics
  • Science in Practice


  • Beach adventures
  • Camping
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Travel


  • 2 Dog

15 year old me!!

“Don’t worry! Whatever you do now, you will grow up to be a confident, successful, and happy woman. For now, just enjoy being young. Enjoy life and jump on every opportunity to grow that will come your way.”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Started at Ericsson in the production line
  2. Got a job as an engineer within Research and Development
  3. Decided to explore an different path
  4. Got my first role as Project Manager
  5. Moved overseas

My employer

Yurika is a team of market leading experts in distributed energy, electrical infrastructure, metering and telecommunications solutions. Yurika works with businesses to deliver innovative, fit for purpose solutions that meet the companies needs.