Merve Davraz

2021 Environmental Engineering (Ecologiq) Graduate

MRPV- Graduate-Merve-Davraz

In the short time that I’ve been at MRPV, I have met so many people with a wide range of both life and professional experiences. Getting to know my graduate cohort at MRPV has been one of the highlights so far. Our induction week brought us closer together and made us really appreciate how much MRPV tries to integrate us into their wider team.

If you want to join a program that allows you to develop in more than one skillset, MRPV’s graduate program would be ideal for you. So far I have already been exposed to more than one stream in my team at Ecologic. There has been flexibility for me to both do research in the technical space, and develop relationships with stakeholders at the same time. By exposing myself to the wider team, I have learnt that there is a big picture to what I do day-to-day.

Nicholas Cherry

2020 Civil Engineering Graduate


My time in the graduate program has shown me work across many aspects of the delivering major infrastructure. From utility and major lift night works on the M80 Freeway Upgrade or Monash Freeway to helping develop business cases for future projects in both metropolitan and regional Victoria (e.g., Shepparton Bypass, Echuca Moama Bridge, Barwon Heads Rd); to working with core business functions across cost, risk and scheduling teams, I’ve found a great appreciation for what must happen for a project to completed. The variety of the graduate program has well complemented my double-degree in Civil Engineering and Business (Finance), and the complexity of projects has me learning something new each day.

If you want to be a part of something that delivers legitimate, tangible improvements to the everyday lives of Victorians, I recommend the MRPV Graduate Program. Internal training programs will continue to develop your technical knowledge post-university, as well as further learn about sustainability, cultural and environmental influences on design. Throughout your rotations you will be immersed in the depths of infrastructure development and delivery, from dealing with contractors on site to strategic design boardroom meetings – that’s the kind of diversity you can get with a career in engineering.

Tessa Windisch

2019 Communications Graduate


My two years working as a graduate at MRPV have been highly rewarding and have provided me with the opportunity to develop my skills in a professional environment. I was able to learn from people of all different backgrounds, work closely with my mentors and I've also made some great friends along the way. One of the biggest highlights of my graduate program has been engaging with the community on projects such as the Chandler Highway and Western Roads Upgrade projects. Building strong relationships with stakeholders and celebrating project milestones is such an important part of delivering road projects and is something I really enjoy doing.

If you want to be part of an industry that will expose you to many different elements of communications and infrastructure, I'd encourage you to apply for the MRPV Graduate Program. From putting on your hard hat to visit construction sites, to attending community events or writing project updates - no one day is ever the same! You'll also get the opportunity to complete training in your field of expertise, which will enable you to widen your skill set.

My advice is to be open minded to trying new things and see everything as a learning opportunity. Your time as a graduate is about finding your passions and of course, having a bit of fun along the way.

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