Job Title: Senior Engineer
Job: Senior Engineer
About my job
I have always enjoyed the practical application of science and was drawn to Civil Engineering to apply that and help shape the world we live in, 'harnessing the great forces of nature for the benefit of mankind'.
Graduating from Birmingham University I worked on site before joining a small consultancy as a Structural Engineer. Moving on to another company to develop my skills on larger building structures. Project highlights have included special renovation works on Blackpool Tower, Bletchley Leisure centre, Dorchester Council Offices and various medium rise tower buildings between Nottingham and London.
I was travelling the length and breadth of the country and rarely at home when the kids were awake. NHBC offered the chance of a better work, life balance and with the role being home based it meant less time on the road or working late in a remote office. I only recently joined NHBC, and being home based meant that this is the first time I've been able to drop my kids off at nursery and still do a full days work. I also like the autonomy to service my own area, builders and inspection team. With a grounding in the construction industry it allows you to know what is good and bad practice and why things can't be done a particular way. Joining NHBC allows the opportunity to make sure that good practice is implemented as far and wide as possible, using your experience to bring people along with your ideas to improve standards of construction.
I have been impressed by the internal care and concern for one another here. Irrespective of how busy people are they always have time to assist you and that's not one or two people but everyone I've encountered. NHBC has a good culture for development that can only serve to share knowledge and enhance the company as a whole.
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