Organisation: Water Industry Commission for Scotland
Job Title: Senior Engineer
Describe what you do.
I provide internal, technical expertise to Scotland's economic regulator, the Water Industry Commission for Scotland.
What are you currently working on?
I contribute to a number of forums that provide delivery assurance on Scottish Water's investment programme. I am also involved a number of projects which are innovating regulatory reform in Scotland.
What or who inspired you to become an engineer?
Engineering offered a practical, dynamic and intellectually stimulating career choice. I read Civil Engineering and specialised in public health. My career has spanned the design and building of water and wastewater projects, operational management, engineering research and strategic decision-making. I have worked both in the UK and abroad.
What excites you about Scottish engineering?
Scotland is leading on a number of fronts. I am privileged to be engaged with others in developing the thinking on a number of issues.
Where do you see developments in your field in the future?
A better balance between hard-engineered and softer, more sustainable and affordable solutions.