Thanks for all your votes! I've had a blast .I hope you enjoyed and learned something too! :)
Before working in the energy industry, I did some advertising for Irn Bru while I was at University and worked in a restaurant while I was at School.
I currently work in a team which fixes electrical things in power stations across the UK and in Germany
I work for an Energy company called RWE Generation which owns and operates power stations.
I help keep Britain’s lights on by fixing power stations and making plans for a clean energy future in the UK
My Typical Day
I work in a team to fix today’s problems, try to predict tomorrow problems and also do some research on new technology
Over the past 2 years, I’ve done more than 8 different jobs within the company. Some of the jobs I’ve done include working as an electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer, a power station operator, in commercial improvement and business strategy. So it’s hard to say what exactly is in my typical day!
All jobs have a few common elements – here are two that I think are really important. Firstly, you work with other people all the time so it’s really important to be friendly and get to know your colleagues – it makes the job much easier! Secondly, it’s really useful to have a good understanding of ‘the bigger picture’ – knowing how your small task contributes to the wider purpose.
What I'd do with the money
I’m excited to continue supporting local schools with STEM and engineering clubs. I would use the money to support schools which can’t afford the resources and improve engineering outreach in my local area.
Hands on practical activities are a great way to get engaged with engineering – simple design and build tasks which can be really fun.
Unfortunately all these things cost money and some groups can afford to spend more than others.
I would like to support local organisations looking to develop STEM clubs or run activities and require both technical and financial support.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
enthusiastic, logical & inquisitive
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Ed Sheeran…but it changes every few weeks
What's your favourite food?
Haggis, neeps and tatties ;-)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Earlier this year I worked for 3 months in Germany – as well as an interesting job, I got to travel and meet local people.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I never really knew exactly – just that it was some sort of engineer!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once…I talked too loudly with a friend after finishing the Maths problem too fast.
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
I launched my university research project into the atmosphere from a space base in Sweden, with support from the European Space Agency
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
An architect…or some sort of designer
Tell us a joke.
Why is wind power popular? Because there are a lot of fans!