- 23rd June 2017
- Posted by: Sophie Bunker
- Category: Blog
Emily Bradley, an Engineer in our JBA Bentley joint venture, has been with us for four years and is helping us celebrating International Women in Engineering day. She gives us an insight into her role and her career in engineering.
What’s a standard day like in your role?
My days are always different! I get involved in most aspects of the projects I work on. One day I might be out on site, the next day I could be designing some temporary works. Another, I could be sketching up some options for one of the projects I am working on. Working in a design and build environment is a very dynamic atmosphere and things can change quickly so you have to be responsive and flexible.
Top three things you like about your job
- Making a difference – our work impacts so many different communities
- Variation – like I say, every day is different which means our work is very interesting
- Colleagues – with such a variety of projects we need to work with many different teams across the company. All my colleagues are really helpful and great at their jobs.
Why did you choose a career in engineering?
I enjoy solving problems. Plus, working in flood risk management you know you are making a difference. We’ve all seen the devastating effect of flooding over recent years so being able to help in some small way is very rewarding.
What’s the best project you’ve on?
Morpeth Flood Alleviation scheme which has recently finished on site. The project was split across three sites in Morpeth. We designed and constructed a flood storage dam, some large tree poles to prevent debris accumulation on the bridges through the town and demolished a building which had been relocated in the previous phase of the works. It’s very satisfying seeing something you’ve worked on being constructed.