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Armin Berenjian

Armin Berenjian

company associate (structural engineering), Wintech Group

Expertise

Design, Structural

Location

United Kingdom
My highlights

Obtained a PhD in structural engineering in 2018

Became an associate at Wintech Group in 2023

Became a Chartered Engineer with the ICE in 2023

A day in my life

As an associate at Wintech Group, my responsibilities include:

  • designing, engineering and documenting
  • providing specialist input
  • resolving technical problems
  • ensuring the quality of products and services on projects

A career in civil engineering offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on the world. It provides diverse and dynamic career opportunities, and allows for personal and professional growth in a field that’s vital to society’s development and wellbeing.

Which individual project or person inspired you to become a civil engineer?

The engineering expertise on display in the Roman aqueducts, the multifunctional design of the Tower of London, and Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel's innovative projects have deeply inspired my pursuit of civil engineering.

The aqueducts' blend of functionality and design highlighted the potential for enduring and aesthetic infrastructure.

The Tower of London's varied historical roles demonstrated engineering's significant societal impact.

Brunel's boundary-pushing works in railways and bridges showcased the transformative power of visionary engineering.

These examples collectively fuel my ambition to make impactful contributions to the field of civil engineering.

We asked Armin…

I would recommend a career in civil engineering because…

Civil engineers play a crucial role in designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure that’s essential for modern life.

The field requires innovative thinking to solve complex problems, from creating sustainable cities to ensuring safe water supply.

This appeals to those who enjoy creative problem-solving and engineering challenges.

Civil engineering offers a wide range of specialities, including structural, environmental, geotechnical, water, transportation, and urban planning.

A career in civil engineering offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on the world.

It provides diverse and dynamic career opportunities, and allows for personal and professional growth in a field that’s vital to society’s development and wellbeing.

Complete this phrase: I’m a civil engineer, but I also…

...used to be a professional race car driver!

What about being a civil engineer gets you out of bed each morning?

The prospect of improving people's lives through sustainable infrastructure, protecting our planet for future generations, and mentoring upcoming engineers is what motivates me each morning.

What’s one great thing that you love about civil engineering that you didn’t know until you started working in the industry?

It would be the fact any complex engineering challenges, without fail, have underlying explanations that are fundamentally straightforward.

Which civil engineering project (past or present) do you wish you’d worked on?

The Shard in London.

Name one civil engineering myth you’d like to bust.

Not all engineers wear a hard hat and high-vis jackets on a daily basis.

What motivated you to become professionally qualified? 

My passion for engineering, commitment to excellence, and desire to contribute positively to the field and society motivated me to become a Chartered Engineer.

What does being professionally qualified with the ICE mean for your career?  

Since childhood, I've been fascinated by how things are built and how they work.

My curiosity about structures and machines sparked my interest in engineering.

During my studies, I was particularly captivated by the physics and science behind buildings, which strengthened my decision to pursue this career path.

Becoming a Chartered Engineer is a key step in my career, allowing me to take on greater responsibilities and lead major projects.

It represents a recognition of my skills and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

As a Chartered Engineer, I aim to contribute to impactful engineering projects that benefit society, making advancements in sustainable and innovative practices.

What’s the best thing about being professionally qualified with the ICE? 

  • Contribution to society
  • Career advancement
  • Recognition

How did the ICE and your employer support you to become professionally qualified? 

Wintech has helped me by assigning projects that contribute to my progress and continuous learning.

I’ve been working on some of the most fascinating projects, which makes me love my job.

What do you value most about being an ICE member? 

The ICE’s core values and code of conduct make me proud to be a member of this institution.

Armin's career path

  • MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham - 2012
  • PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Salford - 2018
  • Structural engineer at Kingspan - 2019
  • Structural engineer at Wintech - 2019
  • Senior structural engineer at Wintech - 2021
  • Associate at Wintech - 2023
  • Chartered Engineer status (CEng MICE) - 2023