Jillian Kilby was awarded the title of 'Young Professional Engineer of the Year in the 2010 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.
She is a civil engineer and director of J L Kilby Pty Ltd based between Walgett and Brewarrina in North West NSW.
Building an engineering company in rural NSW combines Jillian’s passions for quality project engineering services, and rural communities. It is also testament to her determination to build a career no matter where she chose to live.
Her company has a strong focus on improving rural infrastructure, using local knowledge and creating cooperative partnerships between clients, local council and contractors.
Some of Jillian’s recent projects include involvement in an alternate inland highway feasibility study, a water study at Brewarrina, a multipurpose jetty tender in Wyndham, Western Australia, and project management of the SES yard development in Walgett.
Jillian is involved in Engineers Australia’s Sydney Division. She was the chairman of the Civil and Structural Panel in 2009, is a current board member of the Sydney Division Committee, and sits on the NSW Infrastructure Report Card Steering Committee.
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