Langley Grammar School / City University London
GCSEs: 3 A*s, 8 As, 3 Bs / A-Levels in Maths, Physics, Product Design and Economics / Masters degree in Civil Engineering
I worked as a Tutor for all subjects for students up to A-Level; Placement engineer at Heathrow Airport; Visiting Lecturer at a university and how an Engineer at my current company
I am a civil engineer and specialise in ground engineering
I live in London and work for a large contracting company. I did my degree in civil engineering and stayed on to do a PhD. At the moment I am innovating foundations and get to work on site and in the office. Lots to do and people to meet!
I look for new ways to design and build foundations, which are the bits under a building that stops it from sinking into the ground.
I am working with a team at a London university to design and model miniature foundations. I also work with environmentally friendly material suppliers to work towards saving the planet.
My Typical Day: Before COVID19 changed things, I would get to the office before 8am, meet with work colleagues, clients, designers. Sometimes I would go and visit sites and see how work was going on the ground and get to wear a hard hat, boots and a bright orange vest.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, loud, inquisitive
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Leading this new exciting project
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
The man who designed the Eiffel Tower
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Only for laughing too much in class
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Gone camping without a tent
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. Spend more time helping those who needed it, 2. Travel more and 3. Be able to do the splits
Tell us a joke.
A cement mixer collided with a prison van. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals.