Grant joined the Practice in 2013 after achieving a Masters of Science degree in Contaminant Hydrogeology from The University of Sheffield. He is an Associate in the land quality and contamination team.
After winning the Ground Engineering “Young Geoenvironmental Engineer of the Year Award” in 2015, he is now a candidate for the Ground Engineering Rising Star of the year Award.
Did you expect to be shortlisted after recently winning the GE Young Geo-environmental Engineer of the Year Award?
I was automatically shortlisted due to my recent award (GE Next Generation Young Geo-environmental Engineer of the Year 2015), along with the other candidates who won in the various categories.
How did you end up in engineering?
An interest in science and engineering I believe started at Primary School after a Victorian themed visit to one of Sheffield’s (former) steel works! Subsequently growing up I choose to study science and engineering subjects at school, College and ultimately University. Science and engineering is fundamental and underpins our society and how we are able to function and go about our day to day lives. It is something I think we all take for granted and society does not reward engineers proportionally as say bankers and footballers do, for example. Balancing this disproportion is something my generation should be working to rectify.