Leicester High School and Cambridge University
GCSEs, A-levels, Masters in Civil and Structural Engineering
From a site engineer to site manager on construction sites then working as a civil/structural engineer and now as being in charge of the Optimisation Team
I'm a Chartered Civil Engineer who's interested in Sustainability.
I love being an engineer because I get to think about and try out new solutions to different problems every day. I’ve work on building sites and design offices and really like the fact that every day is different and i’m constantly learning new things. I’m interested in Sustainability and how we make the best use of what we have and what new technologies we can use to make things more efficient in the future so that we use less power and emit less greenhouse gases to reduce the impacts of climate change.
I have two horses and enjoy riding them after work and competing at the weekend. I also enjoy taking our black Labrador out for walks even if he is a mud monster and will wallow in muddy puddles at every opportunity!
I look for ways to make buildings more Sustainable.
I am in charge of Optimisation of the Infrastructure Estate so i try to make everything more efficient and being used in the best possible way. I look at ways new technology could be incorporated to make the buildings use less power, cheaper to run and emit less emissions into the atmosphere.
My Typical Day: Every day is different. I usually get into work for 8.30am and then might have meetings and site visits before i head home around 5pm.
Creating plans and undertaking work can take a long time in infrastructure so i might be planning one project in the morning and having meetings with people to talk through the plans and then in the afternoon i could be visiting a site where we’ve tried something new which we were planning a year ago!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
sustainablity driven horse-rider
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
The ability to make a difference
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Project Manager - i just love problem solving
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Pudding - of any kind!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Driven a tank
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Tell us a joke.
Mountains aren't funny - they are hill-areas (sorry!)