With a personal interest in innovation, there's plenty of opportunity to get involved in some challenging schemes.
Currently I'm working on a bridge requiring £500K of repairs. It's a fantastic project, using high pressure water jetting and spray concrete to carry out the repairs.
As a Graduate Bridge Engineer, I’m working on Opus’ contract with Hertfordshire County Council, providing Asset Management and Project Management on capital schemes.
At Opus there’s a great sense of family. Managers are receptive to any questions and are really supported. The training I’m receiving is invaluable and I like that I’m able to take real ownership of schemes. I’ve been able to develop strong communication and management skills at a relatively early stage in my career.
It’s reassuring that they’ll be plenty of support as I progress with my goal to become a Chartered Bridge Engineer. In the longer term there’s always the potential to become a leader at Opus. There’s also the chance to get new experiences working with other offices at Opus, both in the UK and overseas – and that’s exciting.
I am particularly proud of my involvement assisting colleagues to develop the Structures Asset Management Tool Kit. I reviewed data quality and procedures as part of a bid to improve the asset management of Hertfordshire’s Bridges and Structures - a fantastic opportunity.