Our alumni

The department of civil engineering at Monash University has been producing outstanding engineering graduates for over half a century. Here we profile some of our most prominent graduates – each has made their mark in Australia and around the world.​ Find our Alumni here.

Congratulations to our 2016 Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year

Mr Peter Coleman

Peter Coleman graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Computing in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and was named as one of the most influential engineers in the country in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Peter is also Chair of the Australia-Korea Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Group for Australia Africa Relations, advisor to the Asia Society, and has 32 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry.

Peter began his career as a Drilling Engineer at Exxon Mobil Australia in 1984 following graduation from Monash University and stayed with the company until joining Woodside. During his time at Exxon Mobil he held positions as Manager Strategic Planning and Business Analysis (2001-2003); Restoration Executive, Mobil Nigeria (2003-2004); Production Operations Manager, Onshore and Offshore Operations, Melbourne (2004); President and General Manager Indonesia (2004-2008); Vice President America (2008-2011); and Vice president Exxon Mobil Development Company (2010-2011). He also had particular responsibility for leading development and project work in the Asia Pacific.

Peter joined Woodside Petroleum Limited as Managing Director and CEO in 2011. Woodside is one of Australia’s top ten listed companies, and is Australia’s largest independent dedicated oil and gas company. In 2014 Woodside achieved records in terms of both profit and oil production, and grew its exploration portfolio to span across 11 countries.

Peter also has a particular interest in education and has overseen a 50% increase in Woodside’s corporate community development program – supporting education, indigenous welfare, and regional development.

Overall, Peter has made a significant contribution to Civil Engineering throughout his career.

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