Meet Sam Hattar, an experienced Engineer and Project Manager with BG&E Resources, who is currently making an impact on our clients’ projects.
From an early age, Sam was very interested in how things work and how they are put together. Referring to himself as a naturally creative thinker, Sam says, “I had a fascination with pulling things apart – mainly LP record players, stereo systems, microwaves, TVs – anything electronic. My ten-year-old self believed they were robots, and yes, I often received minor electric shocks as part of the process!”
Sam holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree specialising in Electronic Systems. Sam’s career began as a Staff Cadet at the Royal Military College – Duntroon, where he served for more than ten years in the Australian Army. During his defence career, Sam has worked as a platoon Commander, Company Second-In-Charge and Engineer. When reflecting on his time serving, Sam says, “My most memorable career milestone would be when I worked at Technical Support Troop successfully keeping Blackhawk helicopters online for Search and Rescue Operations.”
After leaving the army, Sam has continued to work in engineering roles leading him into various Project Management positions. Now supporting projects through our Mechanical Engineering team, Sam describes BGER’s culture as cooperative. “The best thing about working at BGER is the team. Everyone pulls their weight and contributes effectively to project outcomes.”
Sam believes that there is always a better way to do things, so leveraging his position to make an impact is how he contributes to our changing landscape. When talking about matters relating to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Sam is passionate about building a resilient future, with a particular interest in natural capital and biodiversity. Sam is passionate about making something out of nothing, often referred to as his superpower.
In his spare time, you’ll find Sam watching Ancient Warriors or dabbling in his many interests including woodworking, metalworking, 3D printing and Arduino. When thinking about travelling, Sam’s favourite destination is Singapore. Sam is also fluent in multiple languages – English and Arabic.