We caught up with Sara Murad, Graduate Civil Engineer to find out more about her role here at Murphy.

What is your role?

I am a Graduate Civil Engineer currently on my rotation within the Rail business unit and acting as the Design Coordinator for the Crossrail East Close-Out Works project. My role is mainly based out of the London office, in Kentish Town, however I tend to visit site often due the nature and fast pace of the works on this current project.

What does a typical day look like for you?

So far, no day has really been the same. Some days are packed with meetings and workshops with various different disciplines, other days I could be reviewing design submissions or onsite with the client and designers to discuss upcoming works.

What are you most proud of so far?

My proudest achievement since starting in September has been the amount of responsibility I have already been given within my role. As a graduate I have had the opportunity of working alongside and supporting many experienced individuals, however more recently I am working as a Design Coordinator on the Crossrail project where I am responsible for delivering the design, directly liaising with our designers and Network Rail.

What have you found most challenging?

The fast pace of the work is probably the most challenging aspect of my role at the moment. Being responsible for coordinating the design means that I am learning at the same time as making crucial decisions, so the support that I am getting from my team and within Murphy, in order to achieve this has been key to my learning and growth.

What are your career goals?

The aim is to get as much diverse experience as possible during my time as a graduate and then hopefully work towards becoming a design manager in the future.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

At the beginning of this year I signed up to join boxing which is something I never imagined I would end up enjoying. Five months later and I haven’t missed a session! Absolutely addicted to the effects it has had to my health, both physically and mentally.

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