My name is Imogen and I’m about to start my second year at the University of Bristol studying Civil Engineering. I have a very full university timetable with plenty of contact hours, but when I’m not working, I spend my time dancing or socializing.
Daniel Robinson and Greg Bannatyne discussing their experiences on the graduate programme, having now completed their 3rd and final year of the graduate scheme. Both Daniel and Greg have a background of qualifications in aerospace and have been working in our Mechanical Engineering team within Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology business (ADS&T). Questions asked by James Domone.
Sustainability, green buildings, net zero – over the last decade we’ve seen these terms turn from buzz words to business imperatives. Climate change is an issue we’re all aware of in the engineering industry and something most of us believe we can make a real difference to. Now is the time for us all to be thinking seriously about how we make more of an impact on the sustainability agenda.
Gillian is a senior engineer in our offshore wind business, is based at the Bristol office, and has been with Atkins for 10 years when she joined in the nuclear decommissioning team.
Her work is currently focused on the asset integrity of offshore windfarms, which she says is important as we’re making it easier and hopefully cheaper to run the wind farms once they’ve been installed and generating electricity, in turn helping drive down the cost of wind energy generally.
Earlier this summer, 200 graduates from across our UK businesses came together for a two-day development event at The University of Warwick which marked the completion of the three-year programme for those who joined us in 2016.
We’re proud to be a founding partner of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Infrastructure Learning Hub, which promotes a variety of STEM careers and aims to inspire the next generation by demonstrating the impact engineers can have on the world around us.
Shortly after starting working at SNC-Lavalin, Nuri was invited to join a group of people from all different departments that were working out in the building during lunchtime. It was a great idea, and every week they’d meet and work out together, we’d either do aerobics, or just do some stairs or go for walks together.
When Mike Samilski’s grandma heard he wanted to be an engineer, she was over-the-moon proud. She was a draftsperson in an era when women in construction often struggled, and Mike remembers her working extremely hard to break into the business. “Reach for the stars and do whatever you can to move up,” she told Mike, even while close friends and family questioned his decision. After all, he already had a good job as a draftsperson. If you know Mike, you also know the naysayers spurred him on.
The “About” section on Shabnam’s LinkedIn account tells you a lot about the soft-spoken manager of HSQE and Innovation on the Canada Line project. “I've been privileged to live and work on two different continents with highly different cultures. What I've learned so far is how to be resilient, adopt and adapt,” she reveals.
During the last 7 years at Atkins, digital transformation has been the main focus for Lasse Jensen. He has played a key role in the 3D modelling work for the newly-opened 60 km high-speed railway between Copenhagen – Ringsted in Denmark.