Civil Engineering MEng 2010, Material Science Engineering PhD, 2014
After graduation Sam worked within the University rounding out her people skills trying to keep students and lecturers in line, before taking a job as an Engineering Project Manager within a small wind turbine installation firm, Scaled Energy. This role allowed her to develop project management skills gained through her PhD while also mixing in her love of engineering and dealing with people. The small yet fast paced firm sadly took a hit with the cuts to government funded tariffs for renewable energy. Scaled Energy funded Sam’s Practitioners PRINCE2 training adding another qualification to the list.
After 6 months self employed doing project management Sam found a role as Project Civil Engineer for Vestas, a large wind turbine firm. This challenging role draws on her civil engineering degree and her previous experience within the industry as well as project management skills. It’s an exciting mix of site visits pre and during construction, client meetings for civil works, value engineering or sales, advising sales on the installation capabilities and optimisations as well as installation quotes for future jobs.