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Ojasvi Gupta

from Hospitality Worker to Project Engineer
Manage and coordinate the day to day operations of multi-million dollar construction projects.
Construction and infrastructure, Energy, gas and oil
Shell's QGC Business
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  • My first role as an Electrical and Instumentation Engineer
  • How I moved into Project Engineering
  • What a day to day looks like as a Project Engineer

About me

  • International Experience

I am a Project Engineer at Shell and a youth leader for a global peace organisation. I am committed to fostering a culture of vibrant humanism and respect for the dignity of all life, wherever I go.

Growing up, I experienced life in multiple countries; India, South Korea and finally Australia, where my parents settled when I was a young girl.

Passionate about a whole range of worldly topics and subjects, I graduated as an Electrical and Computer Systems Engineer from Monash University in Melbourne, and moved to Brisbane to work for Shell in my first full-time job in 2020.

Currently I work as a Project Engineer at Shell QGC’s Midstream LNG plant on Curtis Island and I particularly enjoy the daily ferry commute to/from the island.

It is my belief that each person contains within them an unlimited tank of wisdom, courage and compassion, and encourages each person to tap into their potential to flourish in their life and contribute to humanity.

About my role

  • Focused
  • Innovative
  • Logical
  • Reliable
  • Thorough

As a Project Engineer, you work on projects which involve modification to existing facilities/assets – such projects can take anywhere from 6 months – multiple years before they enter construction.

A Project Engineer reports into a Senior Project Manager. This role oversees all aspects of project delivery including:

  • meeting with clients to ensure their expectations and requirements are being met
  • identifying potential design clashes or issues, and implementing solutions 
  • managing subcontractors including procuring quotes, negotiating packages and scheduling works 
  • sourcing all materials required
  • tendering for new projects
  • managing program and financial targets 
  • quality assurance management and coordinating inspections and testing 
  • stakeholder and traffic management -  liaising with clients and the local community
  • ensuring safety and environmental compliance including all required documentation satisfies the company, client and legislative requirements.

As part of these works, you will travel to site quite frequently and interact with many teams to make sure you deliver a project successfully.

As a civil engineer each day you’re adapting to the new challenges on hand and working with your team to deliver a project safely, on time and to a budget. 

Truly no day is ever the same!

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  • Victorian Certificate of Education
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering


  • Digital Design/Information Technology
  • Engineering/Engineering Skills


  • Recognition from Monash’s Dean of Engineering for achieving high distinctions


  • Dancing
  • Reading
  • Running
  • Seeing family and friends

15 year old me!!

“You are precious and irreplaceable. Believe in your inner voice, trust every experience is necessary for your growth, and sincerely appreciate each person you encounter!”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Completed various hospitality/part-time roles while studying
  2. Landed my first internship at PACCAR in 2017 as a Supply Quality Assurance Technician
  3. Begin second internship as an Undergraduate Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer
  4. Worked as a Technical Assistant for Monash University in 2019
  5. In 2020 started as a Graduate Project Engineer at Shell

My employer

Shell has operated in Australia since 1901. From operating Australia’s first oil refinery, which was central to meeting Australia’s fuel needs, to fuelling the first Qantas commercial flight in the 1920s, to playing a foundation role in building some of Australia’s largest and most innovative natural resource developments. Throughout this 122-year relationship the needs of their customers and the nation have changed and they have continued transforming their portfolio to meet these needs. Today, they are a leading natural gas producer and are playing their part in the transition to a low-carbon future by investing in the power sector, renewable energy sources and carbon abatement activities.