My job is quite wide-ranging. It spans from winning work to delivering it, and everything in between. Some of my time goes to reading bid documents and preparing proposals, some to reviewing/writing technical reports. A good portion of my time is also devoted to gathering intelligence on trends in the coastal sector, new opportunities and development needs.
The best thing about my work is the variety; I am a curious person and my job gives me the opportunity to use it to learn, explore, research. The great thing about having colleagues who are world experts in their fields is that I can tap into a wealth of knowledge.
My first engineering hero was my dad. He was a civil engineer and as a child I remember being fascinated by his drawings on tracing paper and those in the many books he had in his home office. That’s what made me want to pursue a career in engineering. Another hero of mine is an amazing female engineer at Arup who has used her professional skills as a structural engineer and her passion for solving the world’s problems to build an incredible career in International Development, something I am particularly passionate about.