This International Women in Engineering Day we caught up with Kathryn Dyer, Engineer based on HS2 enabling works in Birmingham.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Each day is different, generally I do a lot of setting out; that is, checking what the team is doing is correct and meets the specification we’re working to, and compiling the quality records for handover. I’m also a temporary works supervisor so will check the areas I work on and work on new design briefs for upcoming areas.

What are you most proud of so far?

I’m proud of myself and the site team for working throughout the pandemic, adapting to all the challenges and changes that came our way and we’re well on the way to completing the project successfully and safely. And of course working to help deliver HS2!

What have you found most challenging?

I’ve sometimes felt that I need to prove my capabilities as a woman in engineering but I have a great team who are very supportive.

What are your career goals?

Hopefully to become a charted engineer with the ICE

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself…

I once played tennis with a nun

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