My interest in sustainability first found its way into my career when, as a placement student during my BEng, I developed a tool which could calculate different structural solutions for slabs and output their embodied carbon. I then chose to specialise further in sustainable design, completing an MSc in Low Carbon Design, during which I developed a tool which could calculate the embodied carbon of an entire development.
Upon completion, I started work at Walsh as a Structural Engineer on a variety of timber, concrete and steel structures, whilst leading a team of engineers to develop sustainability capabilities, including creating a bespoke tool, the ECAT, which has since been used to calculate the embodied carbon of hundreds of projects.
I joined CampbellReith in 2018 as a Project Engineer, becoming a Senior Engineer in 2019, working to deliver a wide variety of projects in the UK and overseas, from a 32-storey reinforced concrete residential tower in Leeds, to a steel framed hospital in Zambia and a timber and steel beachfront structure in Panama.
In 2021 I helped to create, and subsequently chair, a new sustainability committee to pull the breadth and depth of sustainable knowledge throughout CampbellReith together and further enhance our capabilities in this field across every discipline of our work, and in our office practices.
In 2023 I took on a new role as Head of Sustainability to further focus on ensuring CampbellReith will meet and exceed our ambitious carbon reduction targets in the coming years.