PHILIPPA JEFFERIS - Episode 039
PHILIPPA JEFFERIS IS A BUSINESS EXCELLENCE MANAGER AT BAM NUTTALL.
Philippa has been lucky to explore the world through engineering.
Starting in the UK, she soon found herself involved in road maintenance in Sydney, Australia before a brief stint back home in the UK managing roads here.
She has since had the opportunity to work in Sierra Leone, Nepal and Pakistan and dreams of being able to claim she has worked in all 7 continents. 4 down, 3 to go!
Though reluctant at first to become an engineer, partly due to not really knowing what one was, Philippa now promotes engineering through being a QE Prize Ambassador. Engineering gives an opportunity to see behind the scenes of how the world works, and Philippa has always enjoyed problem solving.
Her current role allows her to "zoom out" to see the bigger picture, of where engineering sits within the wider commercial context, yet she still enjoys the opportunity to get on site and see the difference made on a daily basis by civil engineers.
PHILIPPA's show notes.
02.18 How Philippa first became interested in engineering.
04.23 What route Philippa took into the engineering industry.
06.30 Philippa discusses her role as a Business Excellence Manager.
10.10 What Philippa's #1 piece of advice is for anyone thinking about a career in engineering.
11.28 Philippa discusses how we can enthuse the next generation.
14.45 Philippa discusses the biggest challenges ahead of engineering.
16.14 How does Philippa keep motivated.
17.32 Who has been Philippa's biggest inspiration.
18.38 What myths Philippa would like to dispel about engineering.
20.20 What Philippa loves about engineering.
22.02 Philippa discusses her role as a QE Prize Ambassador.
23.50 How does Philippa develop herself.
25.08 Philippa discusses mentors.
26.55 What the future holds for Philippa.
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