• Question: what do you do in engineering? and do you enjoy what you do ?

    Asked by driscoll to Ed, Keith, Tish, Nicola, Rachel on 8 Mar 2013. This question was also asked by theshavedllama98, putpolv01.
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      Keith Beattie answered on 8 Mar 2013:

      yes I enjoy it – I look for ways of improving energy and water efficiency in my company, helping others to measure their performance and improve it through various techniques – applying technology, changing ways of working, etc. I get to travel around the world to other sites to share best practice with others. I really enjoy the mix of understanding how technology can help solve a problems and also working with people to implement those solutions and improve their knowledge.

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      Nicola Lazenby answered on 11 Mar 2013:

      I’m a civil engineer – researching in the geotechnical group at the University of Sheffield! I really enjoy what I do! I get to do a mix of labs, research, reading along with travelling to conferences and going on site visits!

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      Natasha Watson answered on 13 Mar 2013:

      I enjoy it because i get to do many many things, like this! I get to do calculations, read about what other people have achieved in my field of green building materials, speak to many interesting people, help clients achieve what they want from a building, and more!

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      Edward Taylor answered on 21 Mar 2013:

      I help to design controls for aircraft by making sure that they can survive different environments. This means I test the control panels with water, heat, pressure, even sand and dust!

      I really enjoy it because every day is different, the work is interesting and I’m part of a big team trying to deliver something really modern, hi tech and impressive! I love telling people about it.