Thanks for voting for me and thank you to the other Engineers, its been fun
I was sponsored by Carillion through University and worked for 5 years with them post graduation. I then worked for several specialist contractors before joining Colas 2 years ago
Senior Project Manager
Providing solutions to problems
I am a Civil Engineer and I work as a Senior Project Manager for a global leader in Civil Engineering and Construction.
I work within the Project Engineering function and are I am tasked with bringing and developing new ideas and inventions into workable solutions. I can be working on design concepts by myself one day to leading a large multi discipline team the next.
My role is to be the glue to stick everything together to make it work.
I am currently working on a project which involves installing solar panels as the road surface.
My Typical Day
Every day brings a new learning opportunity
It all depends on what my day involves and where I will be working, but it always starts with breakfast.
It may be a 5am start or it may be a day where I work from home.
I work with all of the Colas business units within the UK and with our sister companies worldwide, so I may be holding a telephone meeting in my pyjamas at midnight or on a construction site in the middle of the night.
My role is all about finding solutions to challenges, some people call them problems, but a challenge or a problem is just something you have not found a solution for!
What I'd do with the money
Develop a Construction Project electronic newsletter
I would use the money to bring together existing digital media companies and local student ICE branches to set up a monthly digital news feed which informs 10 to 16 year olds of the really exciting construction projects which are going on around them. It would include technical challenges to be solved and a meet the engineer section.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Logical, Inquisitive and Determined
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Working on projects that have benefitted the public, such as Flood Alleviation Projects
What did you want to be after you left school?
A Civil Engineer
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?
What's your favourite food?
A Full English Breakfast
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Tell us a joke.
Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine. (well i laughed when i heard it !!)