For the past 10 years, Sue has been supporting the redevelopment of Heathrow Airport’s Central Terminal Area (CTA) which includes three terminals, car parks, and underground rail and bus stations. One of the centerpieces of the CTA is the £2.5 billion Terminal 2, for which AECOM performed site preparation services under Sue's watchful eye as the company’s aviation director.
As a civil engineer, Sue has managed numerous infrastructure improvement projects during her 31 year career, and this is extensive experience that she has applied at Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest international airports.
Performing major construction at an operating airport is not easy - especially when it involves demolishing a control tower and realigning access roads. Located between two runways, the site is very congested and constrained, with a massive amount of underground utilities. Disrupting utilities or services vital to the airport’s daily operations simply is not an option.
AECOM"s reputation in the aviation industry has grown significantly over the years, primarily due to the successful high-profile projects they've achieved.
Sue began her career with an AECOM legacy company in 1985 as an engineering intern. Back then, there were fewer women in the profession, but she had great support from her supervisors.
"Today, I'm lucky enough to be able to mentor recent graduates and ensure they get the appropriate experience to prepare for their chartership. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping them advance in their careers," explains Sue.
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