Georgia, 24, from Surrey studied Environmental Science at Plymouth University where she combined her love for earth sciences and bio-chemical processes.
She chose to attend Plymouth University as it offers one of the longest running Environmental Science courses in UK and the world. She wanted to contribute and be part of Plymouth’s long standing research into a variety of physical and theoretical earth sciences and sustainability studies with the added benefit of tapping into global networks of experts and alumni.
She joined the Murphy family in 2019 as part of her year in industry. She was subsequently offered a summer placement and has been with the company since then, working as a Graduate Environmental Advisor in LMJV for the HS2 Project.
Georgia's current role is working on carbon mapping and reduction as well as collating evidence for the LM JV BREEAM Infrastructure accreditation. She communicates with and coordinates between contractors, client and her own internal teams. She loves working in an environment where she can make a difference in sustainability and on projects where the culture of sustainability is paramount.
Georgia is proud of what she has achieved on the LM project, especially her work with the Translocation of Species teams where she completed the core scope on time. As a young professional, she helped to define the scope and plan the execution with the supply chain contractors while working under complex and strict environmental licence agreements and seasonal and weather constraints, which made it much harder to plan the works. Georgia is currently completing her first major project and will be able to take all the learnings to a next project.
‘I have been very lucky to have been trusted with responsibilities that I am not sure I would’ve been given the skills and tools to manage outside of my team and Murphy. I am able to push myself with the day-to-day job while also progressing my IEMA accreditation. I was part of the first environmental graduate cohort at Murphy and would also recommend the scheme to school leavers in other disciplines like engineering, commercial or finance degrees and construction management because of the supportive and robust programmes that are on offer at Murphy’- Georgia Pengelly