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"My experience with AECOM has already provided me a great range of opportunities and has been the perfect place to start my career as a civil engineer."
I am a graduate engineer with our bridges team in the Croydon office, which is part of the Greater London Campus. My current project is the Civil Assessments Framework Agreement, or CAFA, which involves the inspection and assessment of railway bridges owned and operated by our client Network Rail.
I first began working for AECOM as a summer placement student and was offered a graduate position when I finished my undergraduate degree in civil and environmental engineering.
With my full-time position working on CAFA, I’ve had the chance to not only further my technical knowledge, but to gain experience in inspection and site work. It has been the perfect experience for me as a graduate — learning how to cooperatively address client needs and provide value to the public, while putting a strong emphasis on health and safety.
I have a project manager who has empowered me to continually learn, improve my skills and take on a range of additional responsibilities early in my career. I’ve also taken part in different aspects of project management such as interfacing with the client, coordinating training and organizing traffic management.
The wider AECOM community (my department, office and beyond) has also supported me in projects and activities outside of my work. This summer, I helped organise AECOM’s participation in the Pride in London Parade, and I am an active member of the Croydon Corporate Social Responsibility team that runs charity events in the office. I am particularly proud of being a member of the AECOM Work Experience Programme, which has allowed me to pass on some of my knowledge to school students and help inspire a new generation of engineers.
My experience with AECOM has already provided me a great range of opportunities and has been the perfect place to start my career as a civil engineer.