Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?
Mott MacDonald has a strong reputation in the foundations and geotechnical engineering field for driving efficiencies based on the collective experience yield from a variety of major high profile and challenging international infrastructure projects. I chose Mott MacDonald after my doctorate to broaden my experience and have the opportunity to work on different infrastructure developments within a large organisation. Mott MacDonald has also had many partnerships with my University to develop understanding in key civil engineering assets and with the company is held in high esteem with many within the civil engineering department.
What is the best thing about your role?
The best thing about working at Mott MacDonald is that you learn different concepts quickly and get to apply them on different projects, rapidly consolidating that knowledge. I have had the opportunity to work on projects across the globe from slope stability in Turkey to design retaining wall systems in Qatar.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
I have found the culture at Mott MacDonald to be fulfilling and enjoyable. From the off, I was given responsibility but allowed the time to develop and refresh my understanding of different technical concepts. Within my group I am able to consult with my colleagues at any level without any glass ceilings with everyone willing to dispense knowledge and anecdotes on different problems.
How would you describe your role and responsibilities to friends or family?
I design all kinds of structures in the ground, I assess the strength of ground based on descriptions given by geologists, I develop solutions that keeps UK infrastructure safe and effective during extreme weather events and I supervise the construction of the structures that I have designed in the office, overseeing the implementation of quality and health and safety processes.
What has been your favourite Mott MacDonald social event?
After three months of being at Mott MacDonald I went on an organised trip to the highlands of Scotland. The trip was well organised by graduate engineers in the Scotland offices. The weekend was excellent and I was able to try out snowboarding for the first time. I was able to meet a lot of new people within Mott MacDonald as well as thoroughly enjoying myself.