Date(s)/Time June 28, 201618:00 - 20:30 Location WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Contact Details Julianna Moats firstname.lastname@example.org Category(ies) Educators High school and College students Key Stage Level 4 Parents School classes University Students Young rail professional Description The rail industry has a wide variety of careers on offer for people of many different backgrounds. Come hear from members, leaders, and supporters of Young Rail Professionals about their fulfilling careers in the industry. “Engineering Careers in Rail” will show diverse pathways in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, communications engineering, systems engineering, and project management, as well as many varieties of career options along the way. Find some of our speakers listed below, hope to see you there! The event starts at 6PM for teas and networking, with the speakers beginning at 6:30. Sheila Sousa, WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff Sheila is currently a Telecommunications Design Engineer at WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff. She joined WSP Group as a graduate in 2014 and has worked on several projects since, such as London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme and Edinburgh Gateway. Sheila has worked on projects from Options Selection (Network Rail GRIP 3) to Detailed Design and Construction Support (GRIP 5 and 6). To encourage development in rail, she is the Networking and Development Manager for YRP London and is dedicated to promoting engineering to the younger generation. Niamh Leonard, CH2M Niamh is a civil engineer working within the rail team of CH2M. With 3 years of experience working in the industry, Niamh has gained a wealth of experience working across a variety of different rail projects, including Network Rail’s CP5 project, London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme and her current seccondment to London Underground working on the Station Works Improvement Programme. Niamh is currently undertaking a part time MSc at Imperial College to fulfill her ICE Chartership requirements. Niamh’s career highlights to date have been her shortlisting for the UKRIA Young Rail Professional of Year Award in 2015 and her time spent volunteering in Rwanda Africa on behalf of Bridges to Prosperity. Niamh is an enthusiastic member of the Young Rail Professionals Networking and Development committee and is a passionate STEM ambassador; her aim is to actively encourage young people to consider careers within the rail industry and to promote engineering as a diverse industry with numerous opportunities open to anyone that shows an interest regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Aoife Considine, Transport for London After completing a Masters degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), Aoife moved to the UK to work as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer with Transport for London (London Underground). Over the past 2 years she has worked on projects ranging from improving the safety of Victoria Line train doors, to introducing new machinery to fix the miles of track on the Underground network, to upgrading one of London’s busiest stations and even conducting failure investigations when things go wrong. Outside of work, Aoife sits on the Young Rail Professionals Committee as National Ambassadors Manager for Delivery in charge of engaging young people in rail. She is the 2016 IMechE Speak out for Engineering London winner and campaigns to reduce the gender imbalance within the sector. Bookings Bookings are closed for this event.