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Arup geotechnical engineer named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering

Arup senior geotechnical engineer Georgina Lockwood (nee White) will be presented with a trophy today at an International Women in Engineering Day Afternoon Tea event to mark her place as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50).

georgina lockwood

georgina lockwood

Lockwood is one of 50 women named as the top returners and transferrers in engineering

The WE50 list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), will features the UK’s top returners and transferrers into engineering and allied sectors and were chosen from nearly 200 high quality nominations.

Lockwood graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in engineering design in 2010. She joined Arup as graduate to work as a facilities management consultant but made the switch into geotechnics in 2013 and gained chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2015.

“I’m delighted to have won the award,” she told GE. “I find working as a geotechnical engineering within the rail industry incredibly rewarding as I have an opportunity to make a considerable impact and steer the direction of projects.

“Transferring to geotechnics part way through my career was challenging, especially given I’d not focused on geotechnics as part of my degree. It required substantial personal study and on-the-job learning, but I was fortunate to receive invaluable support from my colleagues.”

Kirsten Bodley, chief executive of the WES, the organisation that founded International Women in Engineering Day, commented: “The nominations this year demonstrated the talent and determination of many inspirational women working in the engineering and allied sectors. It is wonderful to see how their skills support such a wide range of roles, career stages and routes. Congratulations to all who were nominated and to our winners.”

According to WES, candidates on the WE50 list represent the very broad range of routes it is possible to follow into a career in engineering. The society said that its winners are all at very different stages in their lives, varying from early career engineers to senior leadership.

The WE50 list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), will features the UK’s top returners and transferrers into engineering and allied sectors and were chosen from nearly 200 high quality nominations.

According to WES, candidates on the WE50 list represent the very broad range of routes it is possible to follow into a career in engineering. The society said that its winners are all at very different stages in their lives, varying from early career engineers to senior leadership.

WE50 2018 list in full

  • Katie Atkinson, materials engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kate Black, lecturer, University of Liverpool
  • Cheryl Blenkinsop, lead engineer – development, SP Energy Networks
  • Emma Booth, senior project manager, Black & Veatch
  • Karen Britton, technical director, Aecom
  • Emma Browning, environment manager, Scottish Power Renewables
  • Antje Budge, design coordinator, Balfour Beatty
  • Samantha Burchell, operations manager, UK Power Networks
  • Isobel Byrne Hill, senior engineer, Arup
  • Kate Cairns, founder, Cairns Consultancy
  • Savina Carluccio, associate, Arup
  • Fiona Charnley, senior lecturer in circular innovation, Cranfield University
  • Sarah Chen, civil engineer, EDF Energy
  • Lorna Dallas, graduate safety engineer, Babcock International Group
  • Rachael De’Ath, senior engineer, Arup
  • Kellie Dillon, innovation workstream lead, UK Power Networks
  • Agata Downey, engineer, Elliott Wood
  • Karen Friendship, managing director, Alderman Tooling
  • Penny Gowler, associate director, Elliott Wood Partnership
  • Nicola Grahamslaw, ship’s conservation engineer, SS Great Britain Trust
  • Hilary Hill, director of engineering operations, KBR UK
  • Isobel Houghton, senior engineer, Atkins
  • Sharon Jones, eagle lab engineer, Barclays Eagle Labs
  • Katie Kelleher, crane operator, Laing O’Rourke
  • Louisa King, project engineer, Waterco Consultants
  • Keely King, area manager—gas mains replacement, Triio
  • Georgina Lockwood, senior engineer, Arup
  • Leah Lucien, graduate mechanical engineer, Chapman BDSP
  • Phebe Mann, chartered engineer, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Stacey Marple, project development manager, Monitor Coatings
  • Lisa Matthews, associate, Arup and CEO, Helly Holly
  • Louise Maynard-Atem, innovation exchange lead, BAE Systems
  • Danielle McGrellis, senior engineer, Arup
  • Angela McIntosh, design project engineer, SP Energy Networks
  • Carol Morris, senior lecturer-engineering & innovation, Open University
  • Lisa Montague, business intelligence engineer, BAE Systems
  • Fi Neoh, senior consultant, Amey
  • Hayley Oakes, Offshore Project Engineer, ODE
  • Maria Ribera Vicent, teaching fellow, Imperial College London
  • Nicole Saunders, aviation consultant, Osprey Consulting Services
  • Emma Sparks, head of the centre for systems engineering, Cranfield University
  • Sarah Tattersall, associate, Arup
  • Emma Taylor, lead systems safety engineer, RSSB
  • Julie Verrill, junior technician, Cundall
  • Ruth Voisey, senior machine learning engineer, Dyson Technology
  • Catherine Wenger, director, Arup
  • Tammy Whelan, apprentice civil engineer, Arup
  • Connie Wilson, senior systems engineer, BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships
  • Kate Young, senior mechanical engineer, Skanska
  • Ellie Zemani, project engineer, Spirit Energy 

 

 

 

 

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