Various volunteering roles, Engineering Student Ambassador, Graduate Engineer at National Grid
Power System Engineer
I am a Power System Engineer at National Grid
My work is all about trying to figure out how the changes that will be happening in the power industry will affect how the electricity grid needs to be operated day-to-day for the next 20 years.
My Typical Day: My typical day is mostly filled with talking to other engineers, experts and customers
Whilst my job involves a lot of technical studies and simulating the GB electricity system for various scenarios and fault, it really all comes down to talking a lot to the colleagues and industry stakeholders (like generator companies, or the government), sharing experience and coming up with innovative solutions for how we can make sure everyone has access to electricity all of the time, while the way electricity is generated and used is changing very quickly. This change is mostly to do with the increase in renewable energy which is replacing old gas and coal power plants that were built decades ago, and new domestic technologies like electric vehicles and smart meters.
What I'd do with the money
I would help a school in my area to fund kits for Imagineering for kids that may no be able to afford it
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious coffee addict
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Climbing a gas holder (I’m scared of heights) and doing a shift in the national electricity control room
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, for playing catch in the hallway with classmates and smashing a window pane on a door in the process
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Lawyer or anthropologist
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Muse and Foo Fighters
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Shark cage diving
Tell us a joke.
A steak pun is a rare medium well done