Engineer returns to top list

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) Asia-Pacific managing director, Dr Jim Mantle has again been nominated in Engineers Australia’s 2011 list of the Top 100 most influential engineers.

In his role, Dr Mantle oversees Parsons Brinckerhoff’s operations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, which includes leadership of more than 4000 employees.

Dr Mantle said it was an honour to be included in the Top 100 list.

“Engineering is about much more than just project delivery – it is also a career that provides many opportunities to make positive changes for communities,” he said.

“Our company has experienced continued growth over the past two years and we are building our capabilities across the Asia-Pacific region.”

Dr Mantle is involved with helping Indigenous youth find a pathway into engineering, as the current chair of the board of registered charity Engineering Aid Australia.

He is also, along with his family, lending a hand to the Botswana orphan project, an initiative of a PB employee Ryan Williams to build orphan centres for children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.