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Immaculate: Electrical Engineer  

Immaculate is a great example of a student who is accomplishing personal and professional goals in the LNG industry.

Originally from East Sepik and East New Britain, Immaculate is enjoying her current role as an Electrical Engineer after working hard to pursue a position at ExxonMobil PNG (EMPNG).

Immaculate began her career studying at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering - Power.

During her studies, she was introduced to the LNG industry by the Institute of Engineers PNG (IEPNG) where she attended a five-week training program with Chiyoda-JGC Joint Venture which taught her about EMPNG’s operations and the various departments.

With her sight set on a position with EMPNG, she was on track to realise her goal when she was accepted as an intern for three months while completing her studies.

Her hard work and determination paid off when she completed her degree and was offered a position as an Electrical Engineer as part of EMPNG’s Graduate program. This position took her to the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant where she supports the Maintenance team with operational work as well. 

Immaculate said working at EMPNG has personally challenged her self-confidence. 

“Growing up I was taught to address people, especially those in higher positions of authority by addressing them as Mister, Miss, Sir or Madam. 

“The ‘one team’ culture at ExxonMobil PNG challenged my personal development and taught me to see everyone as equal and a team player,” said Immaculate.

Immaculate said she enjoys her position not only because it allows her to work with people with different skill sets but for her ability to ensure the ongoing reliability and operation of PNG LNG facilities. 

“I always ensure I am working to the best of my ability, performing any job with 110 percent effort and if I am unsure, I will ask,” said Immaculate.

Immaculate describes becoming an employee at EMPNG as her greatest achievement to date. 

She has her sight set on one day becoming an expert in her field and a role model to other Papua New Guineans.