Roberta Colombo

Head of Design and Installations
Evergen Pty Ltd

Newcastle, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate

Biography

I'm a Management and Production engineer and I'm the lead engineer responsible for all large scale projects undertaken by Evergen, as well as managing large residential and small commercial installations for the company.

My speciality is solar and with over fourteen years solar PV design experience, I'm one of the original staffs, having joined Evergen startup in 2016.  Prior to this, I worked as Project Engineer at Solar Australia, where she was in charge of all residential designs and supervision, co-ordination of workers and system installers.  My responsibility is to deliver best practice for compliance with Australian standards, and her achievements include: designing and using state of the art new technology to provide a solution for clients where other companies have failed, resolving client requests for power systems and reorganizing and improving the flow of information for each stage of projects.  I also worked as a Project Manager in Italy for two solar companies where I managed PV and Hot Water projects and undertook resource planning and budgeting, ensuring adherence to budgetary limitations. My responsibilities in Evergen include:  the design of large and small-scale solar and battery installations, the project management of large and small scale solar and battery installations, the recruitment and management of system installers and the management of the installations and customer support functions within Evergen.

I have developed a great gender awareness: before, I worked hard to be recognised not for being a woman, but for doing well at whatever I tried to achieve; but gender discrimination does exist and it’s important that I do contribute to close the gap and help other women find their voices. 

I want to push down some barriers and help having culturally diverse women in senior leadership. I want to amplify my voice and confirm that one of the achievements of being a woman today is that every success is not just for me: it’s for the entire gender.