How would you describe your role?
I’m part of the Structural Integrity Management (SIM) team in Aberdeen. I analyse existing oil and gas structures which either have experienced a major change of use, are operating beyond their design life or have damage. I've recently been working on a concrete rig decommissioning project, an area which is becoming of particular interest in the industry as many concrete rigs are approaching the end of their original design life.
What attracted you to Atkins?
Atkins is the UK’s largest engineering consultancy and is significantly growing its capabilities in the energy sector. I was particularly interested in being a part of this growth and exploring the wide variety of projects which Atkins can offer both in the UK and overseas.
What are your future aspirations?
I’m looking to become Chartered with the Institute of Civil Engineers in the near future. After that I would like to be involved in large structural projects in an international environment. Experiencing different working cultures is an important part of my career development and is something I really want to experience with Atkins.
What other activities have you been involved with – sports or social?
Atkins competes in a corporate decathlon, comprising 10 different sports and activities throughout the year, against other businesses in Aberdeen. I was recently involved in the basketball competition and am set to take part in the Highland Games competition, which as a non-Scotsman in Aberdeen I am really looking forward to, although I don’t quite know what to expect!
There is a good social scene in Aberdeen and I recently went to my first ever Ceilidh, which for those of you who don’t know is a traditional Scottish dance and most importantly a lot of fun! The Ceilidh was organised by a group of colleagues at Atkins who climbed 13 Munros in 24 hours to raise money for charity.