This is Civil Engineering, Cardiff

21 June, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Getting a first hand view of women in engineering.
Getting a first hand view of women in engineering.

About this event

Julie James AM, Minister for Skills & Science will give the Keynote address followed by three speakers: Carli van Niekerk, Helen Randell and Dr Jarmila Davies, who will talk about their experiences as Civil Engineers, with reference to specific projects and their experiences as women in the Civil Engineering profession.


Julie James

Julie James AM, Minister for Skills & Science Until being elected as Labour Assembly Member for Swansea West, Julie was a leading environmental and constitutional lawyer. Prior to this, she was assistant Chief Executive at Swansea Council. She spent most of her legal career in local government, working as a policy lawyer with the London Borough of Camden before returning to Swansea to work for West Glamorgan County Council and then the City and County of Swansea.

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Carli van Niekerk

Carli van Niekerk will talk about her work with Thames Water on surface water management in order to boost sewer resilience. By returning sewers to their intended purpose of draining wastewater, the capacity of the sewer network will be improved to cope as the population grows, our towns and cities become more urbanised and our climate changes.

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Helen Randell

Helen Randell will talk about her experiences as a Civil Engineer, referencing some of the projects she has worked on and how she has found being a woman in engineering. She will also talk about promoting women into engineering through schools, encouraging female engineers to stay in the profession and why it is so important to aim towards membership or chartership of a professional institution.

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Dr Jarmila Davies

Dr Jarmila Davies' talk will be centered around her description of challenges and opportunities she encountered during her versatile career in academia and the civil service, and in her engagement with various agencies dealing with equal opportunities and promotion of STEM careers to the general public.

She will talk about people who influenced her career choice and who had a lasting impact on her professional development. She will give several case examples of her work as a consultant and expert witness.

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