After receiving a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering, I joined Babcock Networks as a Site Engineer. Site Engineers are the key interface between the design office and a construction teams (in this case a team reinsulating a transmission tower).
My responsibilities were planning and coordinating the resources and technical support, whilst also ensuring that the project was delivered in a safe and timely manner.
Responsibility also comes early with Babcock Networks – very early. Just a few months into my career I was managing projects worth over half a million pounds in project value, with the support of engineers back in the office. It was a steep learning curve but has proved to be a real springboard. I’m now working on much larger projects and taking on more responsibility.
I am currently working in the Design office as a Design Engineer; involved in managing projects, producing tenders, supervising and coordinating the work of others and working directly with clients and consultants.
Graduates are encouraged to take a proactive approach to their training at Babcock Networks, seeking out opportunities for development and responsibility within everyday work. You are encouraged to gain chartered status, and there are always plenty of internal and external training courses to develop skills as required. I am currently under the ICE training agreement working towards achieving CEng status and completing my MSc (Eng) in Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield.
I’ve now been working with Babcock Networks for just over four years and the work has been varied. As well as getting involved in different project stages I really enjoy being able to take a project from tender stage and see it through construction.