I’m enjoying being part of Opus’ ‘Women in Leadership’ group and the support I’ve had from Opus to get involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities has been really encouraging. Recently, I mentored a group of Year 12 students at a local school, and my contribution makes me feel that in my own way I’m inspiring a future generation of engineers.
As an Assistant Bridge Engineer, I check that highway structures are safe and at capacity. I undertake inspections and design structures if they are below capacity, allowing me to make a real difference and improve lives. I enjoy the liaison I get with different professional bodies and departments.
For me being able to attend a mix of conferences has been helpful and has provided me with an interesting insight into current Bridge innovations. It’s good to be part of a company that builds strong networks with its clients and getting the opportunity to develop relationship with Network Rail and Hertfordshire County Council has been fantastic.
I’m looking forward to becoming a Chartered Engineer now that I’ve completed my MSc in Bridge Engineering.