Hewlett Packard, Fugro & Technip
Technip UK Ltd
Under the sea construction ‘Engineering to extract the fuel for your home and car from far below the seabed’
I am a Charted Engineer. I play a vital role in tasks as diverse as the laying and maintenance of pipelines and transoceanic telecommunications cables, environmental studies, harbour and coastal engineering works and offshore engineering and construction.
My Typical Day
‘Working on a big subsea construction boat in the North Sea for 12 hrs a day’
Assist the Captain of the Vessel to hold the station.
Responsible for subsea construction position and location.
Carryout out operations enviornment friendly, make sure don’t drop any tools in the sea.
Occasionally monitor the divers and make sure they are safe in the water.
Survey and collect the seabed data & events.
Approve the subsea construction.
Report the final status of the construction.
What I'd do with the money
I would like to design event to encourage young female students to find out more about engineering on the ‘National Women in Engineering Day’
I would like to conduct an event, aimed at promoting engineering disciplines as a career option to secondary school age pupils. To carry out guided tours of the Technip workshops. Make available Advisers on hand to provide information on routes into engineering through apprenticeship and graduate schemes and the aim was to give a real insight into what it means to work in the energy industry.
‘We have a responsibility to do all we can to encourage the next generation of women into engineering roles and to highlight the vast job opportunities the industry can offer’.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Adapts, innovates and a real team-player
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Involved and developed massive subsea constructions. Which will provide us oil for years to come.
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?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Patrick O’Hearn Beyond this Moment
What's your favourite food?
Haggis, neeps & tatties – Scottish Classic
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Tell us a joke.
A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an old Indian went up to the director and said, “Tomorrow, rain.” The next day it rained. A week later, the Indian went up to the director and said, “Tomorrow, storm.” The next day there was a hailstorm. “This Indian is incredible,” said the director. He told his secretary to hire the Indian to predict the weather. However, after several successful predictions, the old Indian didn’t show up for two weeks. Finally, the director sent for him. “I have to shoot a big scene tomorrow,” said the director, “and I’m depending on you. What will the weather be like?” The Indian shrugged his shoulders. “Don’t know,” he said. “Radio broke.”