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LondonEnergy is proud to be supporting International Women in Engineering Day (INWED21) on 23 June to recognise and celebrate all the amazing female engineers who transform and impact the world. The theme for this year is #ENGINEERING HEROES! It is important for us to raise the profile of women engineers and encourage more women to consider engineering roles at LondonEnergy and in the waste industry in general. LondonEnergy is committed to all aspects of diversity and has publicly pledged to increasing the representation of women in its workforce, especially in Operations. From 7% in 2015, we have already increased or women’s presence to 12% across LondonEnergy today. We are delighted to be on track to exceed our objective of 15% female within the business in all roles by 2022. By sharing stories of our amazing women engineers, we aim to inspire more girls and young women to consider engineering roles in the energy and waste sector.
My role as an Environment and Management Systems Manager is so varied. I ensure compliance with the environmental permit, establish quality assurance. and control strategy for environmental framework. I also get involved in the plant strategy and liaise with the Environment Agency.
I always loved science at school. My father was a Material Engineer and was passionate about the work he was doing. I believe he passed that enthusiasm about engineering to me. It was only natural that I follow in his footsteps and enrol on a university course in Material Engineering.
I get to work on lots of fantastic projects. One project that stands out was for chemicals management. The plan was to develop an environmental management system and devise procedures and apply them to real situations on the plant.
My work has a positive impact on the local community by ensuring that our emission levels are within the EA guidelines and there is no impact on the environment.
LondonEnergy is an enjoyable place to work from an engineering point of view. There are different operational areas with the energy plan, Incineration, generation of electricity, effluent treatment plant and cooling water system. Working at LEL is a humbling experience. I feel lucky to work here. What is something interesting or exciting that people may not know about engineering? Working in engineering in an energy plant is diverse, dynamic, and inspiring. It involves problem-solving, and you get to be part of the environmental solution in plant performance.
As a Capital Projects Manager, I work with technical teams to safely deliver complex engineering improvement projects within time, scope, and budget.
The concept of utilising my skills and abilities to make positive advancements within the sustainable realm has always being a core driver for me. My career allows me to work within the green energy industry.
Most notable would be working on the decommissioning and installation of a turbine. It required a great deal of teamwork within the project team and external stakeholders as there were numerous mechanical, structural, and electrical challenges to overcome. A simple example is redesigning the structural beam support to widen a wall opening to permit the removal of a large turbine.
My work entails overseeing the improvement engineering project which means LondonEnergy can continue to divert waste of North London residents from Landfill, which is used as a feed to efficiently generate electricity which is then redistributed to the resident’s homes.
I am constantly learning! Each new project comes with successes and challenges which ultimately improves one’s skills. With this, I can work collaboratively with engineers, contractors, and suppliers to find solutions to various complex problems.
The short term is to become a qualified Chartered Engineer and take on more innovative engineering projects with a wider reach and play an integral part in reducing the global carbon footprint.
You have wide career opportunities and prospects – there are several engineering specialities from the traditional Civil, Mechanical and Electrical to the newer fields such as Software, Robotics, Space Engineering. Not all engineers wear hard hats!
I provide solutions to employees on Microsoft Dynamics 365 technical issues and design smart, innovative visual reports.
To work with a team of external developers and consultants, it’s rewarding to provide support solutions to make employees work-life run smoothly.
I love to put a smile on people faces when I provide a solution to their issues.
The people are fantastic at LEL. Everyone supports each other, and I have made some good friends.
I would love to manage a team in a few years.