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From historic Bath to London South Bank’s latest iconic tower

Added: 3 days ago by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

When I started my career in structural engineering I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and work on projects that I could design and see become reality. Having completed my Masters of Engineering...

My first year as a graduate: from London skyscrapers to climbing walls in Wales

Added: 1 week ago by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

I have just finished my first year as a graduate structural engineer in the London Chancery Lane office, and I can’t imagine a better start to my career. I’ve been up skyscrapers,...

Air Engineers Course Blog 7

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

So, assessment season crept up quickly and after nearly a full academic year at HMS Sultan there were just two more hurdles to jump to complete this stage of our training. The first of these...

HMS Monmouth breaks off Canadian exercise to save fisherman’s life

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

HMS Monmouth broke off war games and dashed to the help save the life of a Canadian fisherman in the North Atlantic. The Plymouth-based frigate was taking part in Canada’s largest naval...

My Journey to MCIBSE

Added: 1 week ago by Cundall

By Chris Turner When I first joined Cundall in August 2013, I sat down with my line manager Simon Wyatt and discussed future pathways towards chartership. As a fresh graduate out of...

Video interviews - “Don’t fall at the first hurdle”

Added: 2 weeks ago by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

We are living in the golden age of computers and technology, and with it the rise of video interviews. Whilst these interviews may appear more informal on the face of it, don’t be mistaken...

The Do's and Don’ts of applying for our graduate programme

Added: 2 weeks ago by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Each year we receive over 5,000 applications to our graduate roles, and we review all of the applications we receive. Having read every single application, our team has come across the good, the...

G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

Added: 3 weeks ago by GE UK

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking. He was speaking with G.E....

MOD signs £184 million contract to secure air-to-air missiles for the F-35B

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

16/08/2016 The Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract worth around £184 million to ensure the Royal Navy’s new supersonic stealth combat aircraft will continue to be equipped...

One of our engineers has been appointed to the YMB of WES!

Added: 3 weeks ago by Leonardo Electronics Defence and Security Systems

We at Leonardo are actively working with WES in their initiatives to promote diversity across Engineering On 23 June 2016, National Women in Engineering Day, the Women’s Engineering...

Royal Navy duo sign for the Cornish Pirates

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

On an evening when the Cornish Pirates squads were boosted with the announcement of seven names to be dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs, it also confirmed that two Royal Navy-associated players...

Military yachts return from round-the-world adventure

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

Two military yachts which have circumnavigated the globe during the last 12 months – testing the endurance and teamwork of hundreds of servicemen and women - have returned to the UK. The...

Royal Navy Patrol Boat HMS Raider hosts BBC One Show

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

Royal Navy sailors from the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron hosted the BBC One Show on Monday, August 15. Presenter, John Sergeant, and a crew from the BBC took to the water with Royal Navy...

Higher profile to suit submariners to a tee

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

Every qualified member of the UK’s elite underwater force is being issued with a Submarine Service branded high performance technical sports T-shirt by a leading naval charity. The...

RFA Mounts Bay supports removal of potential chemical weapon materials from Libya

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

RFA Mounts Bay has assisted in the removal of the last batch of known materials which could be used in the manufacture of chemical weapons from Libya. The UK provided RFA Mounts Bay to support...

Royal Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel lowered into the water

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

The first of the Royal Navy’s new style of River-class offshore patrol vessels has entered the water for the first time. Forth completed her 1¾-mile journey from BAE Systems...

World’s first entirely soft-bodied autonomous ‘octobot’

Added: 1 month ago

Harvard University has developed a soft robot that requires no wires or battery power A team of Harvard University researchers has demonstrated ‘the world’s first’...

BAE Systems renews HMS Brocklesby's engines

Added: 1 month ago

Staff will spend about 190,000 hours carrying out 9,000 maintenance tasks on the 600-tonne ship A team of BAE Systems engineers has renewed the engines of HMS Brocklesby, one of the...

Wellbeing: Building Inspiration

Added: 1 month ago by Atkins

The case for people-centred architecture is gaining momentum Soaring 60 storeys above Dubai, a new skyscraper is rewriting the rules of high-rise architecture. Instead of having a...

Game-changing women in engineering

Added: 1 month ago by Atkins

To celebrate the UK's National Women in Engineering Day, we speak to six Atkins' women around the world about the people that inspired their own careers, and how they helped turn impossible ideas...

Why diversity matters for the railway of the future

Added: 1 month ago by Atkins

At Atkins, we strongly believe that diversity is at the heart of achieving business success and shaping the future of transportation. We value the depth of ideas and breadth of experience...

Collaboration not competition key to UK’s post-Brexit future

Added: 1 month ago by Atkins

As much as we all as individuals and representatives of our businesses will have views on Brexit it’s vital that our sector has a clear voice. It’s estimated that an average...

Battle of the (fitness) bands – the start of another patent war?

Added: 1 month ago by Reddie & Grose

With so-called “wearables” becoming one of the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors in consumer technology in recent years, it was surely only a matter of time before the battles...

Touchdown on Earth for space technology

Added: 1 month ago by Reddie & Grose

NASA is responsible for the US space programme and aeronautic and aerospace research, but NASA’s technology can regularly be seen on Earth. Baby formula and portable cordless vacuum cleaners...

Great Scott! Toyota goes Back To The Future

Added: 1 month ago by Reddie & Grose

When Back To The Future: Part II was released in 1989, the 2015 it depicted may have seemed a long way off. Now the future is here. In addition to a mind-bending plot tackling deeply philosophical...

Our 2015 Graduates Present…

Added: 1 month ago by Bouygues UK

Communications Manager Sara Champness describes the Graduate Presentation Day which took place earlier this year. On Wednesday 16 th June 2016, our 2015 graduate recruits gathered at...

#iamcaterpillar Lawrence - My story so far

Added: 1 month ago by Caterpillar UK Ltd

My Graduate Story so far…. I’m Lawrence and I graduated from Coventry University with a 1 st in Automotive Engineering I joined Caterpillar in 2013 on a placement engineering...

The anatomy of a building services engineer

Added: 1 month ago by Atkins

Look around you. Most likely wherever you are there are cooling and heating systems, security and alarm systems, lifts, fire alarms, lighting and ventilation. All of these are building services,...

Exercise Gundulf Drive 2016

Added: 1 month ago by The British Army

Recently, Reservists from 170 Engineer Group deployed to Cyprus for their Annual Training Period (ATP). A Reservists ATP gives them an excellent opportunity to work in an environment similar to...

Overshoot day – the world is in the red

Added: 1 month ago by Cundall

By Alan Fogarty As of 13 th August, humanity has used up all of the resources Earth is able to produce in one calendar year and has produced more waste than Earth can absorb in that time. This...

How to Make Disruptive Technologies a Non-Disruptive Influence on your Business

Added: 1 month ago by CRITICAL Software

For those outside the IT sphere, the advanced technology powering our world may seem disruptive enough as it is. Start talking about disruptive technology and expect to watch people’s eyes...

Safety and Security in the Smart sector

Added: 1 month ago by CRITICAL Software

Developments in the smart sector promise to bring with them an exciting mixture of increased technical control and more automated, reliable capabilities for both business and individuals....

The Express Route to Better Maintenance

Added: 1 month ago by CRITICAL Software

Britain is now one of the leading countries in Europe when it comes to the operation of national rail networks. Use has more than doubled over the last two decades hitting a record 1.6 billion...

Why Bigger Isn't Always Better When It Comes to Company Size

Added: 1 month ago by CRITICAL Software

Unlikely as it sounds, a career in the Royal Navy has provided me with a variety of skills and abilities that perfectly suit a role in the software industry. What was less straightforward,...

The Power of Design Thinking

Added: 1 month ago by CRITICAL Software

In the past few years, Design Thinking has become an increasingly popular method of software development, creating a solid basis for the delivery of innovative products, business systems and...

Unmanned trucks could deliver supplies to British and US troops in the frontline

Added: 4th August 2016 by MOD, Defence Engineering & Science Group (Defence Equipment & Support)

The project will run trials of unmanned technologies to test in the final stage of transport of supplies to troops The MoD is to call on industry and academia to put forward test...

BAE Systems begins making body armour that delivers power and data to soldiers

Added: 4th August 2016 by BAE Systems

It is estimated that the body armour is 40% lighter than alternative solution BAE Systems is beginning production of its “revolutionary” body armour that provides power and...

National Instruments launches latest software and test simulation tools

Added: 4th August 2016 by National Instruments

Annual software update simplifies programming of test equipment while new hardware aims to recreate more real world conditions in the laboratory Test and measurement equipment supplier...

University of Edinburgh develops hazardous chemical detection software

Added: 4th August 2016

The system provides efficient, real-time analysis and identification of complex chemical mixtures using new techniques Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, working with the UK...

Research examines how to generate energy during earthquakes

Added: 4th August 2016

Method could be used to create energy for cities such as San Francisco A method to harness energy from earthquakes could be put to use in cities such as San Francisco, according to...

Loughborough University research reveals most dangerous HGV designs

Added: 4th August 2016

Study hopes findings will push forward a new HGV standard to prevent accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk...

Empowering women leaders around the world

Added: 3rd August 2016 by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

We have a long heritage of supporting women’s economic empowerment and leadership, through our external partnerships and within our own organisation. We recognise that women play a...

Employees and the environment, making a positive difference

Added: 3rd August 2016 by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Supporting the environment is important to our business and our employees. One programme that is making a significant difference among our employees and in our local communities is the...

£183 million deal for new gun on Type 26 Global Combat Ship sustains 43 skilled UK jobs

Added: 2nd August 2016 by Royal Navy

The Ministry of Defence has signed a £183 million contract for a weapons system which will sit on board the Royal Navy’s new next generation Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The...

GSK to invest £275m in UK manufacturing sites

Added: 29th July 2016 by GlaxoSmithKline

The UK is an attractive location for investment in advanced manufacturing due to a number of factors, pharmaceutical company says. GSK is to invest £275 million at three of...

Arup to help develop "tallest timber tower in world"

Added: 26th July 2016 by Arup

Arup has been selected by the municipality of Amsterdam to develop HAUT, the highest wooden residential building in the world to date, counting 21 floors. Announcing the project win today, Arup...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain develops world first diesel piston cooling technology

Added: 14th July 2016 by Federal-Mogul

EnviroKool allows pistons to run safely at crown temperatures in excess of 100°C higher than today’s limits A world first in piston cooling technology for diesel engines has been...

BAE wins £2.1bn deal to support Typhoon jets

Added: 14th July 2016 by BAE Systems

10 year agreement seeks to reinvest £500 million into new capabilities for multi-role fighter aircraft BAE Systems has won a £2.1 billion deal to provide support and maintenance...

Rolls-Royce acquires remaining stake in ITP

Added: 14th July 2016 by Rolls-Royce

ITP has partnered with Rolls-Royce on all Trent programmes Rolls-Royce is to acquire the outstanding 53% shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores from SENER Grupo de Ingeniería...

700X NAS takes delivery of mini unmanned aerial system

Added: 13th July 2016 by Royal Navy

700X Naval Air Squadron have taken delivery of their first Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) mini unmanned aerial systems (UAS). With the proliferation of these systems in the commercial market and...

Missile success is the icing on the cake for Daring’s 10th birthday

Added: 13th July 2016 by Royal Navy

With a flash of fire and a thunderous roar, HMS Daring lit her 10th birthday candle in spectacular style with the test firing of a Sea Viper missile. The Type 45 destroyer has become the first...

Culdrose Hawks welcome new jets to the UK

Added: 13th July 2016 by Royal Navy

Hawk Jets from RNAS Culdrose based 736 Naval Air Squadron flew alongside two F-35 B Lightning II aircraft as they sneaked a peek at HMS Queen Elizabeth over Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland. The...

Culdrose Hawks spread their wings across Europe

Added: 13th July 2016 by Royal Navy

Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s very own fast jet unit is getting ready to support exercises and tasks across Europe in the coming weeks. 736 Naval Air Squadron are equipped with 14...

A new generation of physics teachers

Added: 11th July 2016 by Institute of Physics

Ahead of the final application deadline for the Institute of Physics Teacher Training Scholarship on 1 August 2016, our Project Coordinator, Layo, offers advice about how to prepare for the...

Sellafield graduates take pride in Cumbria

Added: 8th July 2016 by Sellafield Ltd

A group of Sellafield Ltd graduates have been out in force across West Cumbria simultaneously completing FOUR community projects for local charities. The group of over 70 graduates took the...

F35B Lightning II visits new homes for the first time

Added: 7th July 2016 by Royal Navy

Friday 1st July 2016 marked an historic day for the UK as the future of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combat air fleets, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over their prospective...

BAE bids for Challenger 2 life-extension work

Added: 7th July 2016 by BAE Systems

The £600m project aims to extend the battle tank’s life to 2035 BAE Systems is to lead a consortium with key players in the defence industry to bid for the life-extension...

Engineers invent ‘world’s first viable 3D black box’ for vehicles

Added: 7th July 2016 by Roke

Technology is able to create a 3D reconstruction of road traffic accidents A Hampshire-based electronics engineering consultancy claims to have made the ‘world’s first viable...

Humanitarian Engineering: Engineers Without Borders Challenge 2016

Added: 6th July 2016 by Cundall

The fifth annual Engineers Without Borders UK ‘EWB Challenge’ finals was held on Monday 20 th June 2016 which I attended at The Crystal, London - the world’s first building...

What’s gender got to do with it?

Added: 5th July 2016 by Cundall

The 23rd June, marks National Women in Engineering Day, a day which aims to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on the amazing career opportunities available to females in...

TTP pump technology helping save lives

Added: 1st July 2016 by TTP - The Technology Partnership

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) is pleased to announce that its novel silent pump technology, Disc Pump, will play a key role in Owlstone’s lung cancer screening system due to enter...

Spirax Sarco are proud to support National Women In Engineering Day!

Added: 1st July 2016 by Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco supports National Women in Engineering Day because we recognise that diversity of gender, age, culture, experience and expertise serve to enhance our ability to operate...

World’s First Spacecraft Dedicated to the Study of Gravitational Waves Set to Launch

Added: 30th June 2016 by CRITICAL Software

The world’s first-ever spacecraft dedicated to the study of gravitational waves is due to launch in early December, with international software and systems engineering company CRITICAL...

Sentinel-3A Set for Orbit!

Added: 30th June 2016 by CRITICAL Software

Sentinel-3A is set for launch on 16 th February! The satellite will form an important part of the European Commission’s Copernicus programme and CRITICAL Software is proud to have played...

ExoMars is Ready For Lift-off!

Added: 30th June 2016 by CRITICAL Software

Scheduled for launch on 14 th March, ExoMars-TGO will help to broaden our scientific understanding of Mars with CRITICAL Software delighted to have contributed to the spacecraft’s...

Inside Britain's secret weapons research facility

Added: 28th June 2016 by Dstl

As Porton Down marks its 100th anniversary, what really goes on inside Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base? Porton Down - also known as the Defence Science and...

Merlin magic for Air Day commando assault

Added: 24th June 2016 by Royal Navy

Six of RNAS Yeovilton’s newly-arrived ‘Junglie’ Merlin troop transport helicopters will take centre stage during the Commando Assault - Air Day’s scintillating flying...

Merlin steps up during Kiel Week

Added: 24th June 2016 by Royal Navy

A Merlin Mk 2 helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – ‘The Flying Tigers’ – has spent a weekend on show to the German public at the annual Kiel Week, after a multinational...

Jaguar Land Rover opens Brazilian manufacturing plant

Added: 22nd June 2016 by Jaguar Land Rover

JLR's £240m manufacturing facility will be its first wholly-owned plant outside of the UK Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first wholly-owned manufacturing plant outside of the UK in...

Culdrose senior rating invents money saving widget

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The simple device – the chief petty officer dubs it the ‘Triggs Extraction Tool’ – is now being used around the globe by his fellow helicopter engineers, meaning Merlin...

New home for UKs F35B Lightning II strike fighters

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

A computer-generated image shows the future UK home for the F-35B strike fighters, which will fly from the nation’s new aircraft carriers. The Ministry of Defence announced contracts worth...

Royal Navy uses pilotless aircraft to navigate through ice

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector has launched tiny pilotless aircraft from her decks for the first time to assist with navigating through the Antarctic. A quadcopter and a...

Wildcat pride heralds new era for 815 NAS

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The first four of 12 new Wildcats has been delivered to 815 Naval Air Squadron as the Fleet Air Arm’s largest squadron begins the switch from Lynx after 35 years. Over the next 11 months...

Royal Navy named as top employer for women on times list

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership...

Unmanned Warrior marches on

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has hosted more than 40 organisations responsible for the latest in unmanned maritime systems. The main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior saw...

HMS Defender tackles drug traffickers off Oman

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender has seized over a tonne of hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. HMS Defender, working on counter narcotics and counter terrorist operations...

Royal Navy squadron in new helicopter design breakthrough

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

A team from the Royal Navy’s ‘emergency service’ has saved the day – and potentially £20m – with a speedy fix for the Army. The Service Modifications team...

Scottish Naval Base Supports Grand Prix of the seas

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

Scotland’s largest military establishment is pushing the boat out to support the Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea off Greenock on 18-19 June 2016. P2000 patrol boat HMS Archer, police and...

Costain strengthens decommissioning capability

Added: 9th June 2016 by Costain Group

Company appoints Eamonn McGennis as decommissioning lead based in Aberdeen Costain is strengthening its oil and gas decommissioning capability in response to the slump in oil prices, which...

Parsons Brinckerhoff and Network Rail partner for traffic management services

Added: 9th June 2016 by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide a range of strategic engineering and project management services to support the delivery of the European Rail Traffic Management Systems on the UK’s...